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Old 01-08-2017, 12:06 PM
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Where to Stay... Torch Lake Michigan?

We were hoping put together a vacation this summer to Torch Lake Michigan and are having trouble finding a place to stay that makes sense. There are several VRBO options, but most have a minimum 7 night stay and considering we are towing at distances ranging from 4-11 hours, this doesn't really work.

Anyone local to the area have any suggestions?

The demographic of our group is my parents, sister's family (2 kids), my family (2 kids), and a family friend's family (2 adults and 3 adult children)...13-15 people total.

Boats: Ideally we could bring two of our MasterCrafts and the thought was to rent a pontoon locally.

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Old 01-09-2017, 02:56 PM
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We were hoping put together a vacation this summer to Torch Lake Michigan and are having trouble finding a place to stay that makes sense. There are several VRBO options, but most have a minimum 7 night stay and considering we are towing at distances ranging from 4-11 hours, this doesn't really work.

Anyone local to the area have any suggestions?

The demographic of our group is my parents, sister's family (2 kids), my family (2 kids), and a family friend's family (2 adults and 3 adult children)...13-15 people total.

Boats: Ideally we could bring two of our MasterCrafts and the thought was to rent a pontoon locally.

Thanks!
If you want waterfront you had plan on staying a week. If you go to Walloon you can stay at the Walloon lake hotel on the water.
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Old 01-09-2017, 05:58 PM
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I live in Michigan, and we usually do a week or two every summer in a different house rental on a different lake. Most everything IS rented by the week. Being that it's in Traverse City, there are a lot of hotel options as long as you don't wait til the last minute. Not a bad option to try different lakes up there based on the weather conditions (Torch sucks if there's a breeze). Try Walloon, Long, Green, Platt, Leelanau (personal favorite), etc... Might be your best option as weather can change quickly that close to Lake Michigan.
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ya good luck, Most good places are booked up by now. And yes sometimes it's better to stay off the lakes and drive to different ones, There are so many in that area, Lake Charlevoix is a great one also. Get pictures.


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Post some info on this lake OP
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We did , it looks super nice. Did not realize how far the Tow was.
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We did , it looks super nice. Did not realize how far the Tow was.
add it to both of your bucket lists, do two weeks with the family out there, I promise its worth it. I've never had a big issue with wind during July/August, and I would recommend paying a premium and only go during those months. The southern end of the lake is cool because it's near the infamous sand bar, and channel to elk lake - a fun booze cruise. Stay away from the sand bar on the fourth unless you're into utter chaos. Best and most beautiful lake I've ever been to, and the area around it is fun to explore.
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add it to both of your bucket lists, do two weeks with the family out there, I promise its worth it. I've never had a big issue with wind during July/August, and I would recommend paying a premium and only go during those months. The southern end of the lake is cool because it's near the infamous sand bar, and channel to elk lake - a fun booze cruise. Stay away from the sand bar on the fourth unless you're into utter chaos. Best and most beautiful lake I've ever been to, and the area around it is fun to explore.
Agreed.

Walloon however is just as nice and far less busy.

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Old 01-10-2017, 12:13 PM
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Where to Stay... Torch Lake Michigan?

Also, crystal lake is very nice.

I don't know how that sun pad got on the end of that rope lol.


Now I remember, that's my big brother on the right 😉.

This is Frankfort harbor mi.
and last, lake mi out of Frankfort harbor.

Sorry to jump your thread, I love that hole area in the summer time. Never been to Walloon but I did hear it's very nice, As they all are in that location.


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