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All Seasonal Northern MI Getaway!

Bedrooms 2
Space 915 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Nice comfortable place to kick back & relax in Northern MI.

This is a log exterior duplex unit situated across the street from the Inland Waterway on Crooked Lake. This well maintained unit has a full length front porch ideal for relaxing and lake views. Whole interior has been remodeled up & downstairs. The open kitchen area is fully furnished, hickory cabinets with a self designed island for preparing meals, eating and conversation. A cozy living area is carpeted with gas fireplace, TV. DVD player. The main floor bedroom is carpeted with queen bed, dresser, closet, cheerful and adequate natural light. Downstairs bath has matching tile floor as kitchen, tub/shower, vanity and stool. The up stairs bedroom has an open floor plan, carpeted, furnished with a queen bed, dresser,closet and a viewing area of Crooked Lake. The coordinated bathroom is complete with shower. There is an open back deck, fire-pit and direct access to the newly completed Little Traverse Wheelway. Plenty of parking area with carport.

Very close to the Crooked Lake boat launch, state parks, restaurants, entertainment, outdoor activities, shopping, airport and several major northern MI cities including Petoskey.

More Details

Property Manager
Tom & Pat Johnson
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 19, 2018

About Tom & Pat Johnson

Owners Tom & Pat Johnson reside in Lansing, MI. Great vacationers in northern MI for many years before buying. Frequent recreational boaters on many inland lakes including Lake MI. Love being by water and the great northern MI surroundings.

Tom & Pat Johnson purchased this cottage in 1998

Why Tom & Pat Johnson chose Conway

Purchased the duplex unit in late 1998. We had been looking for a place to hang our hats on for about 5 years or so. Previous years of boating on various lakes, Pat's past history of family vacations to lakes, familiararity with the waters and sights above the 45th parralel & renting places in summer, about steered us to look at Burt, Higgins, Mullet, & Crooked Lakes. Tom became an avid boater & would travel by water learning all the in and outs of recreational boating. Lots of time was spent on our boat for recreation, travel and enjoyment. People we knew, places we'd been to, the aura of water, overall atmosphere and activities drove us to want to be in northern MI.

What makes this cottage unique

Our location allows easy access to many neighboring great towns and cities that offer entertainment, shopping, restaurants & sports. Direct views of Crooked Lake from upstairs bedroom and the front porch. Situated at the beginning of the Inland Waterway which travels out to Lake Huron.


Conway Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 915 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Noon / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , main floor bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Counter top, floor and walls cordinate with bedroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Both bedrooms have queen size beds, dressers, closets, carpeting. Bedroom upstairs has own bathroom, viewing area of lake and floor space for aero-bed/sleeping bags/cots for extra sleeping. Have added recently a sleeper sofa (queen size) in living area. Blankets, pillows, sheets supplied. Towels, linens supplied fully stocked.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Exterior log duplex with front size porch where views of Crooked Lake, coffee/happy hours may occur, relaxing, reading. Flooring inside has both carpeting and ceramic tile. Ample parking space for up to 6 vehicles. Landscaping, lawn maintenance done by owners on both sides. Back deck adequate with furniture provided for use or to barbeque. Private backyard backs up to creek & foliage. Dock crossing over creek to access Little Traverse Wheelway. Newly completed, can take you to Petoskey & beyond going south. To the north, will take you to Alanson and an old train path ends up in Mackinaw City. Close by are Petoskey, Indian River, Alanson, Harbor Springs, Inland Waterway, many restaurants and seasonal activities.


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average rating of 4.6 based on 15 reviews
Alpharetta, GA

Simply Amazing

  • 5 of 5

Pat & Tom thought of everything. The location is absolutely fantastic!! Perfect views of Crooked Lake from the front porch and an easy drive to surrounding areas like Charlevoix, Petoskey and Harbor Springs.

Such a cozy and inviting space. Johnson's Roadhouse is a jewel of a find if you are looking for a place to unwind.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very pleased to know that these Georgia guests appreciated the simplistic northern Micigan experience at the "Johnson Roadhouse."
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The house comes everything you would forget to bring and did not know you needed to bring!!!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

The house has everything you need!! Plates cups silverware towels blankets galore! If I'm ever in the area again I will definitely stay! The only downside was it's on the main road

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clarkston, Michigan

Great Up North Property

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at this very nice northern MIchigan cabin on Crooked Lake. It was very convenient for day trips to Pellston, Charlevoix, Petosky, and Harbor Springs. The unit was very clean, well stocked for all our needs and well maintained. Went fishing on the dock across the street. Had several bites but did not catch anything. Like other reviewers had mentioned, the road noise was a slight issue but did not detract from our overall experience and was perfectly quiet at night for sleeping. This is the only reason we did not give a five star rating. Our contact with the owners was very good when we needed answers to some questions. Very nice people.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad that you found your accommodations enjoyable. We try to offer a taste of what a northern MI experience can be. Hope you will return in the near future. Tom & Pat
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Very Cute Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the log cabin duplex. It was clean and was not missing anything that we needed, with the exception that we only had Roku (not cable) and it was difficult initially to figure out how to use it. The location was perfect for where we had our baseball tournament (in Petoskey and Charlevoix.) We would definitely stay here again, if we needed to stay in the area.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Carolyn Morgan, Thank you for your review. The place offers comfort and contains what one would need for an all inclusive stay. The technology service provided does have Hulu and WIFI throughout. We look forward to having you as a return guest in the future. Sincerely, Tom & Pat Johnson
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Great get away

  • 5 of 5

Loved the cabin feel everything was perfect for us, will book again soon!

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Andover, KS, USA

September 10-17, 2016

  • 4 of 5

The Johnson Roadhouse is well-maintained, modern, and clean. Mr. & Mrs. Johnson were very helpful in providing information about the Petoskey area, things to do, places to see, and restaurants.


* Cabin is easily accessible and conveniently located a few miles outside of beautiful Petoskey.

* Great location for a home base and day trips to Charlevoix, Harbor Springs, Tunnel of Trees, and Mackinac.

* Lovely view of Crooked Lake from the front porch.

* Beautiful sunrises.

* More than enough parking space for several cars plus a 1-car covered parking area.

* Great value for the price.


* No Wifi

* No cable

* A heavily traveled 2-lane hi way is very close to the front of the property. Traffic noise very noticeable in upstairs bedroom with windows opened.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Pellston Regional Airport 231-539-8423 or 8441
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
The Northwood
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Mackinaw City
Nearest Ski
8 Miles
Boyne Highlands & Nubs Nob
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Petoskey State Park
Car: necessary

The location of the place is close to Petoskey where Bay View, downtown shopping, Little Traverse Bay & waterfront park, numerous restaurants and seasonal events can be experienced. Around the bay on US 119 the town of Harbor Springs lies. There are events, sailing, large yachts, shopping, restaurants like, New York & Staffords The Pier. Burt Lake & the state park, tubing down the Sturgeon River & Indian River all lie around the town of Indian River about 10 miles from our place. The Petoskey State Park is 3 miles away where you can picnic, swim, walk and camp on Little Traverse Bay. Also worth sight seeing are Mackinaw City, Bay Harbor, Charlevoix and Boyne City. Information on most of these places are available once you arrive to start your vacation.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Damage Deposit $200

- long term renters welcome if can be mutually worked out
- children welcome but must be supervised if under age 21 years
- pets not allowed
- smoking outside only - front porch has receptacle for cigarettes
- treat the interior & exterior property as if it were your own
- any additional questions/concerns contact Tom or Pat: 517-321-0134 or 517-331-4092.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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