What a great place in an area you wouldn't expect! When we first drove the back way into this tiny town with abandon houses, etc, we were scared to see what we had gotten ourselves into. Boy, were we surprised. We found a very clean, well maintained and carefully-provided-for place. The owners obviously put a great deal of thought, preparation and upkeep into this rental. All new appliances, including an apartment-sized washer/dryer, a modern in-room air conditioner, new fridge, coffee maker etc. Things that can be annoying at rentals like a bad shower head and a rough bed were _not_ an issue at this rental. They hire a third party cleaning service which makes a difference. They invest quite some time in mowing a long, lovely walking trail around the private acreage in back of the loft. The "hill" of the "Hilltop" is not pictured and is really in back of the property that is further elevated and offers a nice view of the area. Then there's the central location. We managed the Arcadia nature preserve/dune, Frankfort, Traverse City and Interlochen all in 3 days. Crystal Mountain is down the street if that's your thing. Finally, you won't be stranded for breakfast even though you are in the middle of nowhere on route M115 -- there's a great little place, the "Bear Cafe", across the street. Also coming up to hear my daughter play at Interlochen, my folks took the route of paying $200ish/night to stay in the Quality Inn in Traverse City . . . I don't think so!