Destination guide

Head to the trendy city of Bear Lake

The lake and mountains create a pretty picture of Bear Lake. This trendy city is known for its golfing, canoeing and seafood restaurants. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our vacation rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around Bear Lake

Do you want to discover things to do while you're in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Bear Lake a fun place to get away. Here are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Chestnut Hills Golf Course (3.9 mi / 6.2 km)
  • Arcadia Bluffs Golf Course (6.6 mi / 10.6 km)
  • Heathlands Golf Course (8.2 mi / 13.3 km)
  • Douglas Valley Winery (10 mi / 16.1 km)
  • Pinecroft Golf Course (12.9 mi / 20.7 km)
  • Betsie Valley Trail (13 mi / 20.9 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Bear Lake

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, Bear Lake is a great place to get outside. Here are a few of the area's most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Misty Acres Preserve (5.7 mi / 9.2 km)
  • Grebe Park (7.3 mi / 11.7 km)
  • Arcadia Dunes (7.4 mi / 12 km)
  • Captain John Langland Park (9.3 mi / 15 km)
  • Green Point Dunes Nature Preserve (11.6 mi / 18.7 km)
  • Elberta Beach (14 mi / 22.5 km)
How to get there

Traveling to and around Bear Lake

The nearest airport is in Manistee, MI (MBL-Manistee County-Blacker), located 13.5 mi (21.7 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could also fly into Traverse City, MI (TVC-Cherry Capital), which is 33.2 mi (53.4 km) away.

Can I find a vacation rental around Bear Lake?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 276 vacation rentals near Bear Lake. From 135 Houses to 56 Cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Bear Lake for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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

  • Chestnut Hills Golf Course: 527 vacation rentals
  • Sleeping Bear Dunes: 1,491 vacation rentals
  • Frankfort Beach: 450 vacation rentals
  • Point Betsie Lighthouse: 491 vacation rentals
  • Arcadia Bluffs Golf Course: 505 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Bear Lake 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 Bear Lake?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 135 Houses in Bear Lake. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Bear Lake include:

  • Cabins: 56 rentals available
  • Cottages: 56 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 56 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 Bear Lake?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 79 vacation rentals with pool available in Bear Lake. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.