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3br Cottage Tucked In The Manistee Nat Forest With Access To Long Lake

17 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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2 - 4 nights


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Enjoy Exploring Pere Marquett River, Long Lake, Lake Mi, Ludington State Park

Nestled in the Manistee National Forest is this 3 BR Chalet style cottage. The cottage is 3 bedrooms, 7 beds, one bath and plenty of room to roam. Sleeps 10 with 2 double beds 2 single beds, 1 queen bed, 1 trundle bed and one Futon. Internet and TV with DVD no cable. The property is located in Walhalla Shores association, it is a bit more secluded from neighbors backing up to the National forest also less than a five minute walk to the shared access beach, fishing dock boat launch and boat docks on all sports Long Lake.

Walhalla was originally an Indian Village, located near Long Lake in the heart of the Manistee National Forest, approximately 17 miles east of the town of Ludington. This area is a nature lover's dream. The National Forest, Pere Marquette River and nearby beaches of Lake Michigan combine to offer unlimited recreational possibilities.

The Manistee National Forest offers thousands of acres of land for hiking, snowmobiling, hunting, dirt biking and ATV trails. It is the only national forest with an ATV trail system in western Lower Michigan, and connects with an additional 180 miles of 'off road vehicle' trails east of Highway 37. Over thirty lakes and three rivers in the area offer salmon, steelhead, rainbow and brown trout fishing.

Enjoy winter snowshoeing on local trails or at Ludington State Park. Snowmobile in the Manistee National Forest. Ski or snowboard 40 miles away at Caberfae Peaks in Cadillac.

Ludington State Park is located just a short drive from Walhalla and is called 'Queen of Michigan's Parks.' It features sand dunes and virgin forests, miles of sandy beach, 14 miles of hiking and biking trails and three campgrounds. Fishing charters are also available in Ludington, as well as canoe and kayak rentals, watercraft and boat rentals - even dune buggy rides.

Walhalla is a great place to escape city life and 'get away from it all.'

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Property Manager
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 18, 2016


based on 17 traveler reviews

3br Cottage Tucked In The Manistee Nat Forest With Access To Long Lake
average rating of 4.882353 based on 17 reviews

Excellent Vacation Property

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay at this place! It is well equipped and the space was great. It is super convenient to area attractions - an easy trip to Ludington and to nearby hiking - and the kids loved the beach. Definitely recommend!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Great place to vacation with your family!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the cabin! It was very spacious and accommodating!! Everything you need is there! And Greg was always there if you had a question or concern! Peaceful setting! Only downfall was the grill didn't really work. But that's my only complaint. We had fun grilling, playing yard games, having bonfires, hiking, swimming, fishing, eating, making memories!! It's also nice that ludington is close! We spent the day there one day!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at the Ark! The cottage listing was accurate and easily slept all 8 of us. The cottage was clean and was equipped with alot of kitchen utensils that made cooking easy. The lake was beautiful! The beach area was clean and perfect for playing and enjoying the sun! We loved the location and were able to travel not only to Ludington but up the M-22 coast! Renting the cottage was so easy and owners were so accommodating and friendly! We will definitely return!! Thanks so much for an awesome Pure Michigan vacation!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Perfect Family Trip!!!

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed a full week and it was better than we could have hoped for. This place has everything you would possibly need it is truly a home away from home. Owner is very great to work with and was always very quick to respond to any questions we had prior to our trip.

Our family took a very nice trip to the Platte River and tubed right into Lake Michigan. The association is very quiet, peaceful, and most importantly this place provides a lot of privacy with a huge fire pit. Beach access is very close and we even caught some nice gills right off the fishing dock. I would definitely recommend this place to everyone and we will for sure be back. Ludington is very close which is super nice for shopping and some great beaches. Thank you for all the great family memories that this place provided us!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exactly as hoped for!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed a few weeks in this delightful home; lots of room for everyone to have their own space. Clean and very well equipped, and it feels like living in a tree house. The owner is on top of everything and easy to talk with. Quiet, peaceful, yet near enough to public transportation hubs that the whole family could get there fairly easily. We had flowers and birds on the property--and one day a lovely deer. Easy stroll to the beach, safe and secluded. Just a wonderful holiday where multiple generations got to relax and catch up with each other. Thanks so much.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 adults enjoyed this cottage very much. It is secluded and private, yet within easy walking distance to the boat access and beach area. The cottage kitchen is well stocked with whatever you might need. Plenty of linens. Comfortable beds. Clean. Great to have access to the canoe. Big fire pit. We were there in spring and just had to clean up the yard of dead branches to have a nice fire, but there was lots of fire wood stacked and available if needed. Didn't even try the TV, but appreciated the wifi. Close enough to Ludington and Manistee for shopping, but the little Branch Grocery is very handy, sells licenses and makes good pizza. I would recommend this cottage,

  • Submitted: May 24, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Caberfe Peaks


Rates & Availability

Branch Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Sep 22 2016 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Standard pricing
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25
Refundable damage deposit $150
Cleaning Fee $60

If reservation is cancelled within 14 days of booking 50% of the total fee and deposit will be refunded.

Winter only front driveway is plowed, if access to 2nd driveway leading to separate garage is needed email me and let me know. Main drive to house will be cleared. Also main entrance from basement will be shoveled only due to high snow volumes.

Manager'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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Branch Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Microwave
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 child bed , Bedroom is a loft and Includes pull out Trundle for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • autumn foliage
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

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