We are located on a private all sports Lake Louise (Lewis Lake on some GPS maps) and within an hour drive to some of the most spectacular Northern Michigan scenery. The cottage lies on a gentle bluff with a beautiful view of the lake and shoreline. Enjoy your coffee in the morning on the wrap-around deck or a relaxing dinner watching the sunset. This ranch style home sleeps six comfortably (7 if two share the full size bed) and 2 more with the pull out sofa.
The first bedroom has a king size bed. The second bedroom has two extra long twin beds. The third sleeping area again has one twin bed and one full size bed and is separated from the living room by a wall.
The living room is open and spacious. There are two dining areas that can accommodate up to twelve...the kitchen table at the rear of the cottage and the front dining area with a view of the lake. The layout of the cottage is great for entertaining and larger families.
The cottage has wi-fi and both a washer and dryer and is fully furnished with everything necessary for a Pure "Northern" Michigan experience along with a row boat, trolling motor, gas grill, camp chairs, lounge chairs and more.
Wonderful fishing includes bass, pike, and pan fish. (The fish are trying to make a comeback as two very harsh winters took their toll within the past few years). Kayaking and canoeing around the three islands make for fantastic adventures. Loons and bald eagles have called Lake Louise their home. Morel hunting each spring is a gourmet's delight and for those who prefer eating out Johannesburg offers two great eateries, The Old Depot and Paul's Pub just 1 mile (Website hidden by Airbnb) no cooking necessary!
One of my favorite places to visit within an hour drive is the amazing "no automobiles allowed" Mackinac Island. Take the ferry for a day..rent a bicycle or rent a horse drawn carriage ride or..pack a lunch and eat fudge! You'll see what I mean....the only place on the planet where the combined smells of horse poo and fudge is normal!
Also, check out Fort Colonial Michilimackinac on the shores of Lake Michigan in Mackinaw City where a one-of-a-kind experience from cannon and musket firings to hearth cooking and crafts greet each visitor as life continues much in the way it did in the 1700s.
Another great day trip is to Sleeping Bear Dunes. "It is peaceful and serene. A place where gazing out into the world, night or day, and realizing that the universe is truly a magical, majestic mystery and humans are just a very small part of it all. Here at Sleeping Bear, I sit in awe and wonder at the perfection of Mother Nature." Jim Madole, Michigan resident who nominated Sleeping Bear Dunes in Good Morning America's "Most Beautiful Place in America" contest in 2011.
Spend a day touring the wine country near Traverse City and the city itself which is know as the cherry capital of the world! The Cherry Festival has been named in USA Today's top 10 festivals for several years running. (July 1- July 8, 2017).
We are within 15 minutes of northern Michigan's Golf Mecca with spectacular golfing and challenging courses for both the advanced and beginner golfer.
These are just a few of the amazing destination places that can be reached within an hour drive or two of Pete's Retreat...but for me...call me lazy..I just like to decompress, grab a trashy novel, plunk my beach chair in the water, read and enjoy!
RENTALS DURING JULY AND AUGUST ARE FOR ONE WEEK PERIODS.