Bay Cottage not available until mid-May 2014. Now taking reservations for summer 2014 beginning with the week of 05-17-2014. This two bedroom, one bath lakefront cottage is at approximately the mid-point of the west shore of Long Lake. It is located on a private access road. It has a beautiful view of the lake, with private frontage and a private dock. Bring your own boat, or arrange for one of ours (rowboat, pedal boat and pontoon boat available). There is a boat launch on site, with safe dockage (breakwall jetty), as well as firepit, picnic table and gas or charcoal bbq, and the cottage is completely furnished. Jet skis available. Long Lake is an all sports lake that has a few weedy areas, nominal depth 20-25'. For the fisherman, it is one of Michigan's premier smallmouth bass lakes, with walleyes, northern pike, perch and bluegill.
BR B Amenities: /B BR This rental is completely furnished and ready for your enjoyment. It has washer/drier, all linens, kitchenware, microwave, coffeemaker, toaster, fireplace, gas BBQ, picnic table and campfire pit. Hot water is electric and furnace is natural gas, with well water and water softener. The number of sleeping accommodations is variable, depending on renters willingness to use hide-a-bed, inflatable mattresses, couch, etc.
BR B Activities: /B BR Activities include swimming, horse shoes, fishing, jet-skiing and sailing, with the beaches and salmon / trout / walleye fishing of Thunder Bay, Presque Isle Harbor and Rockport Harbor (Lake Huron) close by.
The summer calendar of community events includes the art show on the bay, 4th of July fireworks, Wooden Boat Show, Ramblin' Rods car show, farmer's markets, musical events at Northern Lights arena, and the Brown Trout Festival in late July. Check chamber of commerce websites for calendars, including Alpena C/C and Presque Isle Tourism Council.
BR B Area: B BR The community of Alpena is located approximately 10 miles south on U.S.-23 with grocery stores, Wal-Mart, K-mart and Home Depot on the outskirts of town. There is a convenience store 2.5 miles down west Long Lake RD, and 2 more with gas available 2 miles or less to the north of the West Long Lake intersection, on U.S.-23 N., also see 'Buck's Bait and Tackle' on the right (east) side of U.S.-23. There is a waterfront marina on this side of the lake to the south, with fuel docks, boating supplies and jet ski rental, CLOSED- 'Burton's Last Resort' is also a waterfront restaurant and bar with great food and easy access by boat or car.NOTE: Burton's has CLOSED EFFECTIVE 01-01-2013. We are hopeful that they reopen soon!