Great family cabin!
My wife and I spent a week at the site, with a guest family for part of the trip (6 people total). The cabin was very clean, with plenty of beds for sleeping 10 easily. It was warm during my stay, yet the cabin was very comfortable, even on the top loft. We had plenty of supplies for cooking, laundry, bathing, and enjoying the beach, which was a 3 minute walk from the cabin. The fire pit is huge, with plenty of seating in storage, and firewood just off the driveway We were able to purchase lots of extra firewood, food, and supplies from a store 2 miles away. The cabin has an ideal location. It is about 90 minutes from Traverse City with traffic, 20 minutes from Ludington, and about 30 minutes from Manistee. In Ludington, there are plenty of major shopping areas and restaurants, including Wal-Mart, Meijer, etc. Traverse City is great for going to the beach, visiting the town, festivals, and lots of family activities. Ludington and other nearby areas have great beaches, camping and hiking available. The public access to the beach was great. We caught lots of bluegill off the dock, which the kids enjoyed. There was a canoe, and lots of beachfront for sunbathing and swimming. There is even a basketball court. The only minor detail I would like to see improved is the entertainment in the cabin. While we did not need a television to enjoy our stay, the one provided is very small and outdated. When it was raining outside, we wanted to stream movies, and it was impossible to do so on the CRT TV. Even a cheap LCD TV would go a long way. Luckily, there are board games and cards to use, and we brought our own as well. But, family movie nights were a little underwhelming. Overall, our trip was fantastic, and I'd highly recommend the place to any family looking for a cottage in the summer.
3br Cottage Tucked In The Manistee Nat Forest With Access To Long Lake