We ended up in northern MI because our daughter went to Interlochen Center for the Arts Camp. After dropping her off we stayed in northern MI to spend the week. Wanted to try a real up north cabin and found Harolds at Spider Lake. We picked cabin #6. It's small, cute, clean, and unique. Generally staying in nice resorts this was a real 'adventure' because it's rustic. I liked the place. The grounds, the beach, the row boat we were allowed to use, the picnic table and weber cooker, all of it. (And I'm a city girl). The cabin had the occasional ant or two but that was the extent of it. We walked through other cabins that were larger and more rustic. I liked ours better because it was painted bright colors inside and had a happy vibe. The others were traditional camp/bunk houses and were full of dark wood. Now, this entire place is old - built in the 1940s and some would think the cabins need work, but it is unique and fun for a few days. Look at it as camping rather than a 'resort'. The owners were on site and very helpful, nice and friendly. I suppose they have their hands full with maintance and upkeep because this is a large property with lots of old buildings, sheds, shelters, etc. Finally, I must mention price. I do not know what the larger cabins go for a night but our little cabin #6 was a measly $75 USD a night! What a bargin for an adventure! In our case #6 was a very good value. (Again, I don't know about regular cabins that were larger and more 'rustic').
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Looking for some quality time with your family or sweetie. Come to Harold's Resort - a simpler time, out of the fast lane and into the quiet, private and secluded forest of Northern Michigan. When you are here, you will feel like you are in the middle of nowhere, but there is easy access to "town", Traverse City that is. Traverse City has been recently been named # 1 of 10 US cities labeled: FOODIE FINDS:10 Surprising Food Cities with Fabulous Restaurants, Farmers Markets, Local Products, Farm Markets etc.. AND Downtown Shopping, Wineries, Casinos, Watersports, Outdoor Activities for all seasons. Or for some serious R&R - do nothing ! It's OK, it's encouraged! Put your feet up, get comfy and work on some 'down time'! Tell us what you want to do and we'll "hook you up" ! Cottages & Cabins from a small studio for 2, to a Log Cabin w/private hot tub, to a large vacation home for 10-15, fishing boats & pontoon boats too. Kathy & Rolf - Harold's Resort on Spider Lake, Traverse City, Michigan. ... more less