If you are looking to 'Get Away' to an UNSPOILED, UNHURRIED, UNBELIEVABLE place; Our cottage on Beaver Island is it. Imagine a place that has been virtually untouched and unspoiled, that is Beaver Island. For a 'Truly' Relaxing nature filled vacation, this is the spot. The Summer, Fall and Winter are Spectacular! CHECK OUT OUR GREAT HUNTING and WINTER PACKAGES!!!
Getting to Beaver Island: The first stop is Charlevoix, MI, a Lake Michigan harbor city located approx 250 miles north of Detroit. You can also fly into Pelston or Traverse City airports and connect to Ferry or Island Airways in Charlevoix. From Charlevoix take a quick 15 minute flight or the 2 hour leisurely ferry ride on the Emerald Isle. Either way, it's an amazing adventure!
When you arrive on the island you will find a place that will take you back in time. Slow, patient, friendly and Beautiful! You might want to stop at the Shamrock for a beverage after the ferry ride or take the scenic 15-20 minute drive straight out to the cottage. Our cottage is located on Wicklow Beach which is on the East Side of the Island South of Sand Bay and North of Martin's Point. Distance is measured by time on the Island, most of the roads have not been paved...it's just another way to make you slow down!
When you reach Summertime, the drive in is through a wooded pathway into a vast open area with scattered trees along the perimeter. We have a garage that you will see when pulling in, which is light gray and white and then to the cottage. The cottage has a charming decor with an open kitchen family room layout which includes floor to ceiling windows overlooking Lake Michigan. There are 3 bedrooms each with a queen or full size bed and a full size bath so it's perfect for a family of 4-6. A lovely deck, and a hammock overlooking the lake are just a few of the amenities that adorn the cottage. We do have neighbors so the cottage might not feel completely secluded when you first drive up...But I guarantee that when you step into the cottage you won't ever know it!
Our cottage is available year round, and to be honest fall and winter are possibly better than summer! All the amenities of home are included, you will find it has everything to offer, just bring your clothes and food. We even supply some of that, like coffee, some spices and even a few things in the pantry. The adventure of getting to Beaver Island and Summertime simply set the stage for the perfect 'Get Away'!
While at Summertime you might read your novel on the hammock overlooking lake Michigan, walk the miles of sandy beach, take a swim in the clear lake water, explore the island and it's over 100 miles of roads and trails, kayak, fish on one of the 5 inland lakes, roast marshmallows in the fire pit on the beach, admire the vast array of stars, discover some of the other islands in the Archipelego, visit the spa for a massage, play nine at the Beaver golf course,lounge on the deck, take the boat or kayak out, cocktails at Nina's or Donnegal Bay to enjoy the sunset, visit the CMU Biological center, or the 2 lighthouses on the island, Little Sand Bay, Iron Ore Bay or simply do Nothing!
For the ultimate 'Get away' Experience Summertime on Beaver Island; not just in the Summer and Fall which is fabulous, but Winter it's Spectacular!
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I first experienced Beaver Island as a kid sailing on my dad's sail boat from Chicago to the port's in Michigan. We went to Beaver Island every summer for years on his boat. My husband and I are from the St. Louis area in MIssouri, but we were transferred to the Detroit area in 1994 and started our trips to Beaver Island in 1997, renting in all areas one week then 2 weeks then 3 weeks then cottage! We fell in love with the East side with the endless beach walks sun rise and the Moon!!!!
Beaver Island is a special place, my husband and I are both in the Incentive Travel business and have travelled all over the world but Beaver Island has our spirti and our soul. We have made this cottage ours by adding the screened in porch and Lots of TLC through the years !!!
The view from this cottage and the feeling you have once you walk in was price less and immediately I knew This is it! The hammock view and the darling layout of the cottage were a dream come true for us!