It is Fall, and the leaves are thinking about turning. It’s time for a brisk walk on the dunes, apple picking, a bonfire, a trip to the Hop Lot in Suttons Bay, pasta and red wine on the porch… There is lots going on in the area this time of year. Check out the link for some ideas in and around Traverse City



Looking for a vacation rental in northern Michigan? A cottage near the internationally acclaimed Interlochen Center for the Arts? Or in close proximity to nationally renowned Traverse City? A cabin to rent when you drop-off or pick-up your child at Interlochen for school or for camp? A house convenient to golf or skiing at Crystal Mountain? This beautiful residence is a Bird Lovers Paradise in bucolic northern Michigan, located on five and a half acres on the western shore of Duck Lake with 160 feet of lake frontage. The house was completed in spring 2007, with exquisite finishes, and is bounded by a secluded bay and by wooded hills on each side of the lake. It sleeps five guests comfortably in two private bedrooms (three baths) with approximately 2800 sq ft, including a walk out basement. The beloved Interlochen Center for the Arts is just one and one half miles away, with the village of Interlochen about a mile beyond. Traverse City and Crystal Mountain are each about 20 minutes away.


Summer is time spent on the lake. The soft breezes, long warm days, and cool nights provide plenty of time for exploring, relaxing, swimming, boating, fishing, climbing, biking, flying, swinging and sunset watching. Restorative summer evenings are perfect for a glass of wine and for star gazing by the lake.



Warm days and crisp nights. The warmth of the bonfire is comforting. Reminisce and renew old friendships as people come back to visit an important place. There are apples waiting to be picked and wine to be tasted. Explore the trails and tour the wineries. View the fall colors and foliage, as the last warm days fade toward winter.



The honest season, winter is elegant in its simplicity: crisp, cold and beautiful with a silver-white dressing. Enjoy a fireplace set aglow, after a day of snowshoeing or skiing and savor the tingle and twinge as you recall the days' exertions. It's another in a long line of outdoor adventures.