2 bedrooms with double beds, one bath sleeps 4
About Mary Tafelsky
This family cottage is owned by six siblings. Our great grandparents were pioneers in the Grand Traverse Area arriving in 1870. Our Grandfather was born in 1885 at the family farm just a stone's throw from the cottage we own today. We have a long history in the Traverse City Area. In the early 1900's our family was part of the Straub Brothers and Amiotte Candy Company here in Traverse City which did business around the country. Our Dad was the owner of Trude Hardware, a historic business in Downtown Traverse City for over 70 years. Our family still owns the Masonic Building in Downtown Traverse City where the hardware was located.
Mary Tafelsky purchased this Cottage in 1948
Why Mary Tafelsky chose Traverse City
This cottage was built by our Dad when he returned from WWII. He was a young, single man then, and this lake was sparsely populated then with only a few cottages on the entire 650 acre lake. He built the cottage in the evenings after he got off work with logs and field stone from the local area. We originally owned over 900 feet of lakefront and 17 acres. Over time it was necessary to sell some of the property to reduce the cost of taxes. Today we still own 500 feet on the lake and nine acres with one of the best views on the lake. We have been renting is out as a vacation home since 1950 as well as using it for our own family. We consider it a family treasure and keep it very well maintained.
What makes this Cottage unique
This is truly one of the premier views on Spider Lake.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
No smoking - Smoking is permitted in the seating areas outside Smoking is permitted in the seating areas outside
Max guests: 4 (sleeps up to 4 adults) - exceptions made for families with children exceptions made for families with children
- Life jackets are provided and required for the use of boats and kayaks.
just as described
excellent property as described. wonderful lake front dock at the end of a road. would visit again!
Perfect for fishing, relaxing, enjoying the outdoors . Row boat,kayak,canoe and paddle boats available to use kept us busy all day. Great fishing. Nice fire pit at night to stargaze. Close enough to TC to visit. Very peaceful. Hope to return again
Great quiet location
Very peaceful location. Nice cabin, fully equipped. Lots of extras.
Nice cabin with everything you need and great views of lake inside and out
Wonderful cabin. Possibly the best view available on spider lake. Plenty to do outside. Lots of chairs and fireplace to relax and stare at the water. Different boats at hand to take a quick paddle around the lake. Also a dock for fishing. Nice steps and light down to the water. Large property so plenty of privacy while u sit outside. Lots of space outside all to yourself.
Inside the cabin is spacious with nice sized kitchen with a large table in front of window so u can watch the lake while u eat. The living room has large picture window with great view of lake no matter where you are.
The bedrooms and bathroom are on the smaller side but this is a cabin not a condo. This place is perfect if your idea of fun is reading and relaxing indoors or out. Making a nice meal and watching sunset, trying a little fishing, going for a quick paddle and making a campfire. Maybe not the best if u plan on watching a lot of tv,Netflix, etc.
Close enough to TC and all the other attractions
Great Place to Stay on Spider Lake
We had a great experience: the house is comfortable and is in an excellent location on Spider Lake. We enjoyed the privacy and quiet surroundings while still being within a close driving distance to Traverse City. Mary was very helpful when we arrived to introduce us to the property and answer questions we had about the surrounding area. We would recommend this property to others looking to stay in the Traverse City area and would be happy to stay again ourselves sometime.
I am glad that you had a great and relaxing vacation.