This home is on 130' of beach on Lake Charlevoix, just 4 miles from Boyne City. Lake Charlevoix finished 2nd in a nationwide contest in 2012 for 'prettiest lake in the USA'. The cabin has a 100' deck with spectacular lake views, and adjoins a 115 acre park with hundreds more feet of sandy beach to comb. This retreat has been in the same family for over 4 decades, but has been updated to add all the creature comforts of a condominium without all the other hustle & bustle that large complexes entail. The interior is all wood and a dock & rowboat come with the rental, with boat launches nearby if you choose to bring your own watercraft. Lake Charlevoix is the 3rd largest inland lake in Michigan, and provides great fishing and boating, with access to Lake Michigan. The Boyne area is a four season resort with not just summer beach activities, but fall hunting, winter skiing & snowmobiling, spring 'mushroomin' and a reputation as the golf mecca of the upper Midwest. Traverse City and a major airport is one hour south, with Mackinac Island or the 'U.P.' the same distance north.
Location: The Boyne City area is the primary vacation destination for the midwest. It is a four season locale with abundant lakes for summer breaks, fall colors and hunting in autumn, winter skiing/snowboarding and snowmobiling, and spring 'mushroom capitol of the world'. It is a 4 hour drive from Detroit and 6 hours from Chicago. Canada is just 2 hours away. If you enjoy the beauty of hills/trees/lakes and like to 'get away from it all', but don't have the time to reach remote areas, this is an ideal spot to visit. Traverse City is the closest 'metropolis' an hour away, but an hour the other direction puts you on Mackinac Island 'somewhere in time' where vehicles are not allowed. Lake Charlevoix is a deep water fishing and boating mecca that connects to Lake Michigan, and is the premier inland lake in Michigan. After one vacation you likely will look for a second or retirement home here. Charlevoix County has for its history the only 'kingdom' ever set up on US soil: on Beaver Island.
Amenities: This is a second generation family owned cottage that was completely renovated to add the creature comforts of a 'condo', but you can enjoy a place 'all to yourself' with this home. It is located on 130' of sandy beach with 100' deck to enjoy an unbelievable view of a large inland lake. A dock and rowboat are included, and nearby boat launches allow you to bring your own watercraft if that is your choice. We adjoin a 115 acre park with camping and lots more beach for you to comb or trails to hike. The cottage sleeps 6/7, depending on how you fill one double bed. We have cable TV but doubt you'll have the time or inkling to watch, with the beauty of your surroundings, and the abundance of things to do & see. We are close to everything in the north, but far enough away to make this truly feel like a 'getaway' place.
Our family of 6, including always two in college it seems, uses the income generated to help slay the large tuition bills! This is definitely family owned and operated!
My father got this property when it was pretty 'rustic', but over the years the many upgrades have created a lifetime of family memories. You will notice some of the travel photos and mementos from our family around the cabin
centrally located. Less than 10 minutes to either Boyne City or East Jordan, and a short ferry ride across the south arm of Lake Charlevoix to the county seat at the west end of the lake. Close to towns, but away from the hoards of people!