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The Blue Dog - a Cozy Cabin on Lake Michigan- Good Hart

3 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Harbor Springs Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 5-6)

Grandpa built the Blue Dog in 1916 and it has been in the family ever since. With it's pine interior and stone fireplace, it has a unique rustic charm and is a great getaway for a couple or small family with up to three children. Enjoy drinks and beautiful sunsets from the porch swing on the large covered front porch; There is a sundeck on a dune below the porch (a good spot for star gazing!) and a fire pit on the beach-- perfect for roasting marshmallows and making s'mores ! You can beach walk for miles, or ride bikes through the M-119 'tunnel of trees'. A shallow sandy swimming cove, and new this year- 2 kayaks provided! Property is available for the 2016 rental season, June 25 to Sept. 17th for weekly rentals (Saturday to Saturday) at $1475 per week.;

Directions: 20 minutes North of Harbor Springs via M-119 or State Road /Robinson Rd. Then 1 mile North of Good Hart on M-119. Take Left drive down Chippewa Cove Woods, a hard right at bottom of hill and 50 yds. to the 'Blue Dog' driveway to arrive at your cozy lakefront cabin!

Keywords: Lakefront cottage, 2 bedrooms (one queen bed, 2 double beds), sleeps 2-5, large covered front porch with porch swing-glider (great for drinks, sunsets!) Lower sundeck on dunes below porch. 2 ocean kayaks provided.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english

About The Owner

The Blue Dog cottage was built by grandpa in 1916 and has been in the family ever since. The family has enjoyed many great times at this cozy cabin on the Lake as we have watched our children and children's children grow up there. We are sure that new visitors to the Blue Dog will be able to create their own special memories.

The Owner purchased this cabin in 1916

Why The Owner chose Northern Michigan

Built by Grandpa, handed down to the grandchildren who now manage it.

What makes this cabin unique

Peace, solitude, great sunsets, amazing stars your can almost reach up at touch in the night sky, beach walks, campfires- a wonderful getaway on Lake Michigan.


based on 3 traveler reviews

The Blue Dog - a Cozy Cabin on Lake Michigan- Good Hart
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 3 reviews
Ann Arbor, MI

Perfect Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful time at this charming cottage, July 2015. Amazing sunsets every night. Kitchen and bathrooms are modern and clean. The tunnel of trees was fun to drive. Hope to return next year.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ann arbor, Mi

classic up north cabin with great views

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at the Blue Dog for a week in August 2011. The cabin was clean, comfortable and well decorated. It was well stocked with kitchen utensils and even had a charcoal grill. It has a great covered porch overlooking the lake with a swing along with a sundeck complete with lounge chairs.

The blue dog is a great place to relax and watch the sunsets. The owner is very helpfull and quick to answer questions. The beach is not great for walks or swimming-it has alot of vegatation/rocks and the swimming area had alot of algae (at least when we were there), so I would not say you can walk for miles. You can, however, bike along the tunnel of trees or canoe/kayak if you happen to bring one along.

We saw tons of wildlife, including a bald eagle. There is a great restaurant 7 miles away called Legs Inn that has waterfront-on bluff-dining. An excellent crepe food cart is only a mile away in front of the general store. There is a restaurant called the Fish which I had one of the worst meals I've seen in a restaurant-skip that one. The general store in good hart is famous for it's pies.

I would definitely recommend the blue dog for a relaxing vacation on the water with your dog-just don't expect too much from the beach.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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South Dakota

Great Times in Good Hart at the Blue Dog

  • 5 of 5

We rented the Blue Dog 7/3-7/10/10 and had a GREAT time on the lake. The cabin was ideal for our family, and our Weimaraner, Sadie, had the dogcation of her lifetime. I've been spending time in northern Michigan for fifty years and the time spent at the Blue Dog was as memorable as any. We definitely will stay at the Blue Dog again and recommend the property to everyone. The lake, the forest, the tranquility of the time spent getting away from it all was exactly what we had anticipated.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Harbor Springs Cabin Rental Rates

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7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $30
Tax Rate 6.0%

Rented by the week = 7 nights. *This cottage rents Saturday to Saturday.* Check-in at 4pm, check-out at 11am

Pet Fee $30 per week one well-behaved pet only

We must add 6% State of Michigan Use Tax to cost of rental.
$500 Deposit will confirm reservation; balance due 30 days prior to arrival day.
Cancellation policy: Deposit returned only if able to re-rent cottage for reserved dates.

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Harbor Springs Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Telephone
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1) one queen size bed in first bedroom, Double Beds (2) 2 double beds in 2nd bedroom
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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