We just returned from the best family vacation ever. Mom and Dad, four adult children with spouses and a grandson just returned from a week on Walloon Lake at the home of Barb and Booth Browne. This sprawling new log home with 5 bedrooms, 3 ½ bathrooms and numerous living areas was the hub for our family activities. On the east arm of Walloon Lake, the views are super. Everything is open, spacious and warm. The large kitchen is a significant plus when 11 people want to eat.
A sandbox was the personal delight of our 3 ½ year old grandson – until we discovered the very large sandbar about a mile away. Pure sand and water no higher than mid-shin… Water was warm and the weather was great all week – a big plus.
Back to the home… You can walk two football fields into the lake in front of the home – some rocks and a little murky when boats are churning the water...Talk about a great place to lie in a tube… And let us not forget to mention the large firepit that was the hit for many a late evening around the fire. The wrap-around deck is huge and accommodating for sun or shade. A large grill - very clean – was available in the attached garage.
If the owners are home next door, don’t worry. After showing you the layout and how things operate, you’ll seldom see them except for a warm greeting, fishing tips and questions on “are things OK?” Wonderful people
Close to Petoskey, you can find casual or fine dining, a great State Park and lots of shopping. Walloon Village is even closer with a great restaurant above the marina. You can’t go wrong with a family vacation at this home.