Pinecone Cottage gives you the best of both worlds: A forest retreat with access to 1800 acre Lake Allegan and the attractions of Lake Michigan resort towns nearby.
A forest path takes you to the lake view bluff. Seventy stairs to the lake include an overlook deck in the trees for picnics or solitude. The 108 ft. private waterfront has sand bottom for swimming, a private dock, swimming and sunbathing raft, and 8 kayaks for your use. In winter, skiing and snowmobile trails are at your doorstep.
Our forest retreat is 25 minutes from the Lake Michigan coast resort towns of Saugatuck/Douglas and South Haven with their colorful, festive atmosphere, events and tourist attractions. Charming Allegan with it's famous antique fair is minutes away.
Enjoy this lovely, cozy cottage where the 55,000 acre Allegan State Forest is at your doorstep and a forest path leads you to 1800 acre Lake Allegan with it's fishing, wildlife and recreation bounty.
Private waterfront: There is a large fully equipped kitchen with microwave and dishwasher and a fully equipped laundry. Linens and paper goods are provided. The modern bath has tub/shower surround.
There is a 400 foot path through the woods and around the owners’ home to the lake bluff, 34 steps down to the lake overlook deck, and 36 steps from there to the waterfront. The overlook deck and waterfront are wooded and private, and cannot be seen from the house. The waterfront is a gently sloping sand bottom good for swimming. There is no beach so we provide a swimming raft for sunbathing. Please see photos for deati
Bring your boat and tie it at our dock.
Amenities: Internet, 60' x 70' fenced dog yard, large deck, gas BBQ grill, sleeping loft, fully equipped kitchen and laundry, linens and paper goods provided, window A/C, TV/DVD/VCR, access to inland lake waterfront and dock, all-sport lake, lake bluff deck, 8 kayaks, bonfire pit with firewood, 2 pr.snowshoes
Summer Resort & Winter Wonderland: Activities: A perfect year round retreat, with x-country skiing and snow mobile trails, sleigh rides and downhill skiing nearby in the winter There is a snowmobile clubhouse with Sunday morning pancake breakfasts and a large system of trails nearby. See the Allegan County Snowmobile club website. Snowmobile Clubhouse nearby.
Large bonfire circle with firewood provided. We also provide two pairs of snowshoes.
Enjoy a variety of sports on All Sport Lake Allegan, the Kalamazoo River and nearby Lake Michigan area, and swimming, fishing, and kayaking from our dock.
Enjoy golf, biking, hiking, horseback riding and hay rides, antiquing and antique fair, art gallery tours, shopping, orchards and fruit picking, haunted corn maize, winery tours, maritime museums, dunes rides, county fair, fine or casual dining, X-country and downhill skiing, snowmobile trails and clubhouse.
Enjoy an evening around the campfire in your private woodland clearing.
Fishing & Boating : Power boat access landings to Lake Allegan and the Kalamazoo River within 2 miles. Great fishing for small and large mouth bass, northern, catfish, salmon.
We provide 8 kayaks, and life jackets.
Area: The most beautiful, hospitable and scenic area of Southwest Michigan. Forest and water trails and beautiful Lake Michigan beaches are a few minutes from cosmopolitan recreation activities. This is an area you will want to return to again and again.