Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Lake Skegemog Cottage with Boat Hoist on "Elk-Skegemog-Torch-Belaire Chain"

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Private Lakefront Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + futon, 1 Bath, (Limit 5)

Pine Knot is a private, lakefront cottage located on wild and scenic Lake Skegemog, part of the Elk-Skegemog-Torch-Clam-Belaire Chain of Lakes - the largest Michigan inland waterway covering over 60 square miles.

At Pine Knot, you'll have your own private beach, dock, and Shore Station boat hoist that will accommodate a 3600#, 8 ft. wide boat. You can explore the over seven miles of natural shoreline, swim in the crystal clear water, or fish for Skegemog's renowned Smallmouth Bass, Northern Pike, and Muskie. Lake Skegemog is excellent for kayaking with a myriad of wildlife including Bald Eagles and Loons. Bringing your boat is made easier with the circular driveway, spacious yard and boat launch just down the road.

The cottage can accommodate 5 guests with a queen bed, a double/twin bunk and a futon for comfortable sleeping (sheets and towels are not provided). There is a Smart LED TV and WiFi. Pine knot is well equipped, located 20 minutes from Traverse City, and on a truly spectacular lake.

For more information and details on fees please send a message or email, .

Keywords: Cottage

More Details

Karyl and Jan Mangus
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 25, 2017


Williamsburg Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • tile shower with tub
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    additional bed - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • Guests provide their own linens - queen size bed (1), futon (1), bunk bed with double on the bottom, twin on top(1).
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Guests will find Pine Knot very clean and comfortable. The kitchen is very well equipped. There is a utility room with storage space. Cleaning supplies, hand soap, dish soap, dishwasher detergent, and trash bags are provided. Guests need to provide their own linens (sheets and towels). Blankets and pillows are provided.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

Lake Skegemog Cottage with Boat Hoist on "Elk-Skegemog-Torch-Belaire Chain"
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews
Royal Oak, MI

One of My Favorite Vacation Spots!

  • 5 of 5

My family has been visiting this cottage for nearly 15 years! The cottage gets nicer and nicer each year, with new improvements like carpeting, furniture, and hardware. The property is lovely and always neatly kept. We spend our time reading in the sun, fishing, and dabbling in Traverse city activities. The city is just close enough for visits but far enough away that the cottage is a quiet haven. I plan to return for as many years as I can!

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
Royal Oak, MI

Excellent Getaway; Beautiful Property

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is as nice as it looks and the owners improve it every year. The beach area is great for kids; shallow enough and room to play. Having a hoist is a huge plus if you bring a boat. Skegemog is a great lake for boating and fishing with bonus links to Elk and Torch lakes. Large lawn is excellent for outdoor games and sunbathing. Short ride into Traverse City and Elk Rapids, yet removed enough to be away from the city bustle. The owners are wonderful and willing with recommendations, knowledge of the area and other assistance. Pine Knot has been our summer getaway for 15 years and we've expanded our stay to two weeks!

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
Waterford, Mi

Highly reccomend, perfect for family of 4 or more

  • 5 of 5

No surprises, ad accurately describes the property. Perfect for family of 4, or one or two more if you utilize the futon and couch. Kitchen has updated appliances and a coffee maker. Cottage owners were tremendous, they assisted us with local knowledge on nearby attractions, fishing tips, and boat maintenance which I unfortunately needed. Fishing was excellent for pike and smallmouth bass, although a few days were too windy to take my small boat out on the rough lake. While there, we did see deer, mink, turtles, loons and bald eagles. The only downside was that they don't allow campfires, which my kids love.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0
South East Michigan

Great Location and wonderful lake.

  • 4 of 5

Stayed here with a buddy of mine and our sons last June. While the weather was a little un- cooperative the fish were willing to bite. Nice cabin and well worth the price.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Atlantic City

Fantastic Vacation

  • 5 of 5

The house is great and the property too!! Owners are fantastic people with lots of local knowledge. Will be back yearly!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2010
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
Atlantic City

Awesome Experience

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic owners, gret information and friendly. Made us feel at home right away. We will be making this an annual trip.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2010
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0


Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Traverse City
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
'The Bear'; Acme , MI
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Mr. C's
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Acme, MI; Grand Traverse East Bay
Car: necessary

Pine Knot is 20 minutes from Traverse City and 15 minutes from Elk Rapids.


Rates & Availability

Williamsburg Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 17 2017 - Aug 11 2017
7 night minimum stay
Aug 12 2017 - Sep 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
Sep 30 2017 - Oct 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning(refundable) $100
Tax Rate 6.0%

Use tax of .06 % added.
Refundable damage fee of $300.00 includes cleaning fee of $100.00 if cottage is not left in good order .
2% additional fee if using credit card service

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
Contact Owner

You might like these similar properties