Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)
Widing's Way was bought and remodeled by Roger and Karen Widing, who own Widing Custom Homes in Traverse City. This 1940's cabin was a remodel project for the Widing's and their 2 girls in 2003. We enjoyed bringing the cottage up to date and decorating it in pure northern style.
Owner purchased this Cottage in 2001
Why Owner chose Harbor Springs
For years we have always enjoyed the Norman Rockwell beauty of Harbor Springs, the shopping,the beaches,and the drive along the tunnel of trees. We have many memories of wonderful times at our cottage, Widing's Way, and we hope you will also. One of the most beautiful places to see the fall colors in Sept. and October.
What makes this Cottage unique
Some of our most memorable times are sitting around the campfire, roasting marshmallows, and watching the sun sets. We also enjoy reading books on the porch, and most of all enjoying the wonderful beach.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Fun family trip
Property worked out well for our last minute plans to stay in the area. We are glad we chose this property.
This place is more than what you could ask for when it comes to a cabin up north. The views of the lake, sunsets, and the fall leaves were all amazing. The cabin itself was impressively clean. A very easy place to find and it has pretty much everything you need! Location is amazing! Stayed 2 nights and it just wasn't long enough! The owner was fast to respond (which can be hard on VRBO), very accommodating and friendly. We just loved this place. My golden retriever came and seemed to love the place as well! :)
The owner was super attentive and answered multiple questions on moments notice. Have never dealt with such attentive and helpful owners. We had an enjoyable, relaxing vacation. The trail down to the beach was easy and we enjoyed it. The beach was amazing!!! Absolutely beautiful and like none other we have ever stayed at. We went to Petoskey a couple of times and enjoyed the shops and a couple movies. Spent another day at Mackinac and an afternoon in Harbor Springs. All are easy trips of 20-45 min. The kitchen is super small, which I expected. But the biggest disappointment was the kitchen not being very well stocked. This made cooking very challenging. I was glad I brought my own dish cloths as well and we bought a pot just so we could make mac & cheese. . . which we left at the cabin for others. The other thing I would mention is the décor is very animal/hunting like. I respect the owners taste and this is probably very appealing for many, but our 8 year old daughter had a nightmare her first night in the loft, of animals attacking her. (She never has nightmares normally). The bear rug with growling teeth in the loft had to be rolled up and put away to prevent troubling her and she still couldn't sleep up there the rest of the week. The giant moose head next to the loft probably wasn't helpful either. This is just something I will be sure to ask about in the future! The shower needs some work as well, as it was useless to have a temp control/knob, as it does it's own thing, often giving you a not-so-hot shower. We had a great, relaxing week and will treasure the beautiful memories forever.
Great vacation spot!
We had such a wonderful vacation. We took our grandsons and enjoyed the beautiful cottage, although the boys were a little afraid of the loft ladder, we just enjoyed the cottage, the yard, the beach. We had wonderful beach days, and easy day trips to the UP and Mackinac Island. We hope to go again. The owners are kind, and very pleasant to work with.
Karen, I love all your cross-stitch work samplers! Beautiful!!
Great house! It was very nicely decorated, neat, clean, updated and accommodating with amenities. It’s an absolutely beautiful area! It’s close enough to town yet far enough out. The beach is amazing although it is a light hike through a gorgeous trail to get down there. My husband and I have a 4 month old and the three of us quite liked the trek. We had breakfast at Mustang Wendy’s in town (I recommend Eggs Hemingway). We also ate at a fantastic authentic Polish restaurant in Cross Village north of the cottage called Legs Inn. We stopped at a local meat market (Tannery Creek Meat Market) to pick up some things to grill which the owners were so kind to ensure the grill was there for us even with our last minute reservation. They also left a local wine! The bridge to the UP isn’t too far so we took a quick trip up there to do some sightseeing. Petoskey isn’t too far either so we made a trip there to do a little shopping. I highly recommend this cottage and we look forward to coming back. Thank you for letting us enjoy this property!
Love this cabin!
What a perfectly relaxing, beautiful little place. We never left, once we got here. Of course, that meant going to Leg's Inn in Cross Village before we checked in. Oh, darn. Fabulous,portion friendly Polish food in a quirkily awesome lakeside legend. Great Bloody Marys, too. Get the smoked whitefish spread to go.
Then a stop at the Good Hart General Store, 4 miles north of the cabin, for yummy house made pot pies to go (so we can cook em at the house), and a bottle of really good wine. Oh, and a couple of pieces of cherry pie, too. To die for.
And the cabin? Well, it's divine. Cozy, lovely northwoods decor, even down to the big stone fireplace and a moose head. Immaculate, and every need is pretty much anticipated. Plushy towels and washcloths, soft, high quality linens on all the beds, which are extremely comfy.
Fully stocked kitchen. Perfect fire pit and real wood Adirondack chairs out front. Hammock, too. Look at the lake. Nap. Repeat.
Gorgeous, white sandy beach, perfect for walking great distances. Or not. Great for just sitting, too.
Friendly, responsive owners. What more can I say? We cannot wait to go back.
Sunbathing, Don't forget to bring your favorite water toys. Chairs provided for the Beach. New Casino and movie complex in nearby Petoskey.