Bakery Lane Cottage- a great place for your visit to the North Coast! Travel
just one mile off of US 31 and find yourself amid the forested hills at your own cozy cottage. Bedroom has new queen bed, clay plaster walls and a living roof above. 2017 appliances and fully equipped kitchen. Minutes away from Bear Lake, Lake Michigan beaches, Mott Preserve and Crystal Mountain Resort. Sleeping Bear Dunes & Nordhouse Dunes Lakeshores are within an hour. Popular swimming, biking, hiking & tourist area.
Surrounded by State forestland, this newly remodeled cottage is perfect for your up-north vacation. All new 2017 appliances and non-toxic queen size mattress. Organic fabric bath towels. Kitchen is fully equipped with gas range and oven, microwave, 4.3 cu. ft. refrigerator. Front load washing machine with clothes drying rack and outdoor clothesline. In- floor radiant heat throughout cottage and for those cozy fireside chats a Jotul woodstove with plenty of dry firewood provided. Hand- tiled shower; bathroom and vanity. Natural clay plaster walls in the bedroom with a living roof above. Natural finishes throughout. The cottage has a cozy feel to it and seems much bigger than 420 sq. ft. Careful attention has been paid to using re-purposed and natural building materials. A perfect place for you to have as a base for your up-north vacation. Lots of unique features on the grounds are available to guests. A look at the photos attached to this listing will show you the campfire area, picnic table, gas grill and firewood supply that are the exclusive use of Bakery Lane cottage guests.
Lots of extras come with this newly listed rental! There is a small building right next to the cottage (the former mill house of the bakery) where you can keep your bikes and other extra gear. You will have access to your own picnic table and a gas outdoor grill is available on request. The Cottage Garden has fresh organic produce available for guests to pick free of charge. There is a 24'x24' basketball court and 10' basket and backboard. If your in the mood we have two small swings. Campfire area with picnic table, gas grill and firewood supply are for the guests use. There is unlimited guest access to our 40 acres and the thousands of acres of State Land that surround the cottage- plenty or opportunity for forest bathing before or after your day at the beach! We have directions to numerous nearby public beach access sights on Bear Lake and Lake Michigan for guests to enjoy great picnics, swimming, relaxing and recreation. We can provide kindling and firewood for you to build your own campfire on a secluded Lake Michigan beach 9 miles from the Cottage. Miles of great bike riding both on paved roads with sparse traffic and there are dedicated Mountain Bike trails nearby that are truly challenging and fun. Feel free to contact us with any questions regarding this new listing.
Interaction with guests
We will be available if guests should need us but prefer to give each other space. We will have a key and a welcome letter in the cottage with specific information regarding your stay. We live next door if you should need anything. We are garden growers and bread bakers and will often want to share what the garden and hearth has to offer!
Other things to note
Bakery Lane cottage is located in the heart of Northern Michigan paradise. We are off the beaten path with solitude and serenity but within 10 miles of Lake Michigan beaches, local attractions, grocery stores, farm markets and eateries. The cottage is located next to the homestead of Jan Shireman and Gerard Grabowski. We live in our owner built passive solar home. We have a large organic garden and hoophouse and a great love for nature and the cycles of the seasons. In the Spring it is Maple syrup, leeks and morels and in the summer we make time for bike rides to Lake Michigan to our favorite spot for a picnic and swim. We are committed to social and environmental justice while embracing progressive actions and solutions to our common challenges. We welcome people of all races, genders and orientations. We look forward to you experiencing the charm and comfort of Bakery Lane Cottage.
- Quiet hours from 11pm-7am. We live right next door to the cottage.
- The entry way has room for your street shoes. Please refrain from shoes in the cottage if possible.
- No firearms of any kind. No ATVs.
- No candles or fireworks
-No smoking on premises