Destination guide

Get a taste of the Emerald Isle without the pricey airfare

Settled by Irish immigrants from 1830 to 1850, it's no surprise that the rolling green hills surrounding Brooklyn earned the moniker Irish Hills thanks to their similarity to landscapes back home. Nestled among lush hills, picturesque countryside, and glittering lakes, the quaint small town with its welcoming main street offers the perfect respite from big city life. Nearby you'll find plenty of lakes to get your fresh air fix, plus hidden gems like wineries, gift shops, and antique stores to explore. There's also some top-notch racing action for the NASCAR aficionados in the group.

Things to do

From historic stagecoaches to lightning-fast racecars

Take a step back in time to the days of stagecoach travel when you visit Cambridge Junction Historic State Park. Home to Walker Tavern, which served as a major stopping point for stagecoaches traveling between Chicago and Detroit in the early 19th century, you'll learn all about local life in the olden days. A Brooklyn vacation rental also lets you experience the NASCAR phenomenon first-hand, with the renowned Michigan International Speedway in your backyard. The 755 acres of wilderness at Hidden Lake Gardens are perfect for when you need your fresh air fix.

Activities

Uncover the hidden treasures of the Irish Hills

While the area may take its name from the hills, the lakes are the true haven for outdoor enthusiasts. A Brooklyn vacation rental is paradise for water lovers, with endless opportunities for boating, swimming, and watersports nearby. You'll also find prime fishing and hunting grounds scattered throughout the region. Pack a picnic and grab your hiking boots before heading to trails of Walter J. Hayes State Park, and reward yourself with a stop at Cherry Creek Winery after a long day of exercise and fresh air.

Weather

Winter, spring, summer, or fall, all you have to do is call

Every season offers something new in the Irish Hills. Late September and October offer a stunning display of fall colors, while spring sees the hills come alive with their signature greens after the long winter. November to March can see below-freezing temperatures, with plenty of snow to boot. You'll want to bundle up in January and February, when lows can venture into the single digits. Summers are warm to hot, with a healthy dose of humidity and temperatures soaring into the 80s and 90s in July and August.

Natural features

The green, green grass of home

Lush rolling hills combine with idyllic lakes to create landscapes that are almost too pretty for words. A Brooklyn vacation rental in the heart of Michigan's Irish Hills offers plenty of material to make your Instagram followers green with envy. More than 50 lakes offer endless recreation and a chance to beat the summer heat. Dotted with small towns and picturesque farms, central lower Michigan is a welcome retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life, but if you're craving an urban fix, you can be in Lansing or Ann Arbor in under an hour.

How to get there

How to get to and around Brooklyn

The nearest airport is in Ann Arbor, MI (ARB-Ann Arbor Municipal), located 26 mi (41.8 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could also fly into Detroit, MI (DTW-Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County), which is 45.5 mi (73.2 km) away.

Can I find a vacation rental around Brooklyn?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 76 vacation rentals near Brooklyn. From 37 Houses to 27 Cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Brooklyn for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Brooklyn?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Brooklyn. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Michigan International Speedway: 82 vacation rentals
  • Hayes State Park: 84 vacation rentals
  • Sandhill Crane Vineyards: 70 vacation rentals
  • Purple Rose Theatre: 228 vacation rentals
  • Cascade Falls: 56 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Brooklyn listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Brooklyn?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 37 Houses in Brooklyn. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Brooklyn include:

  • Cottages: 27 rentals available
  • Cabins: 27 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 27 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Condos/Apartments and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Brooklyn?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 5 vacation rentals with pool available in Brooklyn. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.