You are viewing the Willow Cottage, an air-conditioned 2 bedroom, 1bath, 800sq. ft. cottage, sleeps 4, direct beach frontage just 10ft. away. Excellent beach with firm sandy lake bottom 10 min. from Traverse City. We have 3 Silver Lake cottages on 1.2 acres with 100ft of private, sandy beach. The lake is a 600 acre spring-fed lake with clear sparkling water, surrounded by pines and hardwoods with islands and peninsulas, great for boating, fishing and swimming. There are 2 docks (1 for boats, 1 for people), a swimming raft. The row boat, paddle boat and kayak are shared by all guests at no charge. The cottages are available for individual families. Picnic tables, charcoal grills and campfire pits with wood provided. Swing set, hammocks. The second cottage is Maple Grove a 3 bdr, 2 bath 1100sq.ft.cottage,sleeps 8 direct beach frontage. Third cottage is the Pines, 4 bdr, 2 bath 2100sq. ft.home, sleeps 8, 300ft. from the beach.
We are open from May to November. Join us in the Spring for nature's peace and beauty. Summer visits become a family tradition. Autumn is filled with cool, crisp days in all their color. Numerous golf courses are minutes away. Canoe, kayak or tube trips down the Boardman River- just down the road, down the Platte River-25 minutes away. Bring your bikes as there are numerous bike trails in the Traverse City area.
You can Google search these activities or get the information when you arrive at the cottage in our resource book
So much to do in the area.: There is so much to do in the Traverse City area. Some examples are: winery tours and tasting rooms, Children’s Museum, Moomers Homemade Ice Cream (voted #1 in U.S.), Pirate’s Cove Adventure Park, the State Theatre (home of the Traverse City Film Festival), The village at Grand Traverse Commons, Dennos Museum, Interlochen Arts and Performance Academy, Music House Museum, Sleeping Bear National Lake Shore Park, Wuerfel Park (home to the minor league baseball team-Beach Bums) as well as all the biking, hiking, canoeing, and kayaking available in our area.
Boat information: .Bring your fishing, or ski boat and enjoy Silver Lake’s 3½ mile long stretch of shoreline or rent a boat from area marinas. We have the ability to dock two boats, so you need to let us know if you are bringing your own or renting a boat in order to reserve a spot on the boat dock.
My husband, Tom and I were married in 1979. We moved to Traverse City in 1980 from the city of Detroit. My mother was raised on an local farm. My maternal great grandparents were pioneers to the area. My mother moved away when she was a young adult. I developed my love for the area as a young child as we vacationed every year in Traverse City. Tom and I honeymooned in Traverse City. We moved here 9 months later. The photo I chose for our 'Property Story' shows 4 of our 5 children at Sleeping Bear Dunes, just 20 minutes away.
We discovered and purchased our small resort in 1989. It was a diamond in the rough, but it had a great private sandy beach and was in close to Traverse City. We remodeled the cottages as we raised our 5 children. We worked on the cottages as a family. Over the years, our children have learned many skills and developed a great work ethic as everyone helped over the years. Our youngest are twins and are seniors in high shool and still help with maintanence.
We take great pride in providing clean/comfortable/updated homes that our guests will call home during their stay. You will be able to relax and enjoy your vacation as we are very available for assistance as we live on site.