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Tunnel of Trees Bluff Chalet with Beach on Lake Michigan

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 1/2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8

Chalet style cottage sits on bluff overlooking the Tunnel of Trees and Lake Michigan. Chalet sits on the non-lake side of the Tunnel of Trees, but has private beach on the other side of street. Has one plus acres of woods behind the cottage.

Main level (2nd Floor) has a full kitchen and dining area, a large living room with a fireplace, a fully-furnished three season room, a half bath, and a large deck with views of Lake Michigan.

Top level (3rd Floor) has a Master Bedroom with a king-size bed with its own coffee bar and deck providing beautiful views of Lake Michigan. A second bedroom has one twin bed and one twin trundle bed. A full bathroom is on this level.

A carpeted lower level (1st floor) has a bedroom/living area with two twin beds and a daybed.

A separate utility room has a washer and dryer.

Kitchen has a full complement of dishware and cookware along with a standard coffee maker, Keurig coffee maker, electric griddle, and Crock Pot.

Wi-fi internet, Direct TV, and landline phone. The family room has a 35 inch flat panel television and DVD player. The lower level bedroom living area has its own TV (no Direct TV access) with a DVD player.

Beautiful stone patio in front of cottage and a fire pit with four Adirondack chairs behind the cottage. Both charcoal and propane barbecues.

Updates since the Summer of 2014.

* Main Living Room - Bar cabinet added.

* Master Bedroom - private coffee bar (Keurig) and reading area added.

* 1st Level Bedroom / Living Area - Old carpet removed with new flooring; new flat screen TV with Direct TV access.

* Patio - wooden chaise lounge with cushion.

* Outside Front - 3 Post Lights added next to exterior staircase.

* Outside Back - Creek discovered back in woods just past ridge line.

More Details

Michael Epperly
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 26, 2017

About Michael Epperly

I grew up in the Detroit area but spent a good portion of my childhood summers in Northern Michigan. From that experience I always had a dream of someday owning a cottage in Northern Michigan.

Michael Epperly purchased this chalet in 2013

Why Michael Epperly chose Northern Michigan

I was introduced to the Tunnel of Trees approximately ten years ago and was instantly taken by its uniqueness and natural beauty.

There are many facets to this property. It has a Chalet style home is surrounded by trees yet has great views overlooking the Tunnel of Trees and Lake Michigan. Behind the property is over an acre of unblemished woods with a creek running through it. Property also has private beach access.

What makes this chalet unique

The property is conveniently located for a diverse set of day trips. Aside from touring or biking the Tunnel of Trees, it is a short drive to the Sturgeon Bay (with its dunes), a 30 minute trip to Mackinaw City, and 30 minutes or less to Harbor Springs and Petoskey.


Harbor Springs Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • 2nd Floor - toilet
    3rd Floor - toilet , combination tub/shower , Shared by the two 3rd floor bedrooms.
    1st Floor - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • 3rd Floor - 3 twin/ single , One twin bed and one twin trundle bed.
    1st Floor - 2 twin/ single , Two twin beds with a sitting area.
    3rd Floor Master Bedroom - 1 king , Own coffee bar and private 3rd floor balcony
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

Tunnel of Trees Bluff Chalet with Beach on Lake Michigan
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We arrived on time to find an immaculate well maintained home. The owners we very accurate in their memo describing how we could find the key as well as the attractions there about. We look forward to our next visit Thank you again for memorial experience.

Lowell and Sue Garcia

Brighton ,Michigan

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place for a family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the chalet; it is especially well-suited for a family get-a-way. The property is maintained beautifully and is very clean and neat. The owners provide a detailed document with explanations about nature walks, beaches, towns, and restaurants to enjoy in the area. The chalet is also equipped with a lot of games, movies, and puzzles to enjoy together. The location is beautiful and provides plenty of opportunities to relax and reconnect with family.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in Upper Michigan and our stay at Tunnel of Trees Bluff Chalet was relaxing and comfortable. Beach access and kayaks were a highlight.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ann Arbor, MI

Lovely, comfortable lake cottage !

  • 5 of 5

Clean, and comfortable, a great cottage for family gatherings or a relaxing get a way.

Listing is accurate and the instructions provided by Mike for enjoying the cabin are first class!

First time ever we were able to use tv, dvd, etc without Google search!

Tastefully furnished with everything needed for a weekend or multi-week stay.

Quiet woodsy deck and great all weather room off kitchen.

The Master bedroom was wonderful with a really comfortable King bed.

The steps and walk to the beach was needed exercise, and well worth the effort.

Everything worked, and we had a great time.

Thanks Mike!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cincinnati, OH

Great Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful cottage in a peaceful location. The cottage was very cozy and included everything we needed. Even though it is not directly on the water, the private beach area just across the road was nice, larger than I expected. There are two kayaks available to use. It is possible to take long, peaceful beach walks along the shoreline. The owner is very good about communication and is easy to work with. I would recommend this as a place to stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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This place was great.

  • 5 of 5

really nice place. would stay again.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Pellston Regional Airport (25 minutes)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Legs Inn
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Mackinac Island Ferry (30 minutes)
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
US-131 or I-75
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Legs Inn, Crow's Nest
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Boyne Highlands and Nubs Nob
Nearest Beach
On property

Cross Village is a natural destination point for travelers in Emmet County, as it stands at the northern end of M-119, a state designated Scenic Heritage Route, that extends north from Harbor Springs following the Lake Michigan shoreline. This road is renowned for its natural scenery, particularly the bordering hardwood forests. En route to Cross Village, the traveler passes meadows, occasional panoramic views over Lake Michigan, historic cottages, tree stands that bridge the road in canopy fashion, through Good Hart, and antique shops. The road winds and twists to encourage slow speed and enhance the enjoyment of the scenic tour. While Cross Village is a the terminus of M-119, it is not the end of the road, as Shore Drive continues northeast out of the Township into Bliss Township.


Rates & Availability

Harbor Springs Chalet Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Early Summer
May 27 2017 - Jun 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 2 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Late Summer/Early Fall
Sep 3 2017 - Oct 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Late Fall 2017
Oct 31 2017 - Dec 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning $120 + Tax
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

1/2 of rent due with reservation plus damage protection fee.

Rent balance due 30 days prior to scheduled arrival date.

Cancellation Policy:
100% REFUND, less a $150 administration fee, if you provide written notice of cancellation AT LEAST 30 DAYS prior to your arrival date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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