Enchanted cottage nestled among towering pine trees. Situated on private lake with gorgeous natural surroundings including 7 acres of rolling terrain, sprawling gardens, majestic sunsets views, and starry nights.
Owned by an award-winning Interior Designer. The Cottage Garden is vintage charm maintained with every attention to detail. Close to Traverse City, Old Mission Peninsula, & Sleeping Bear Dunes.
Restful accommodations amongst woods, lake, and gardens. Landscape views from all around - always in season and each one uniquely beautiful!
Inside, the guesthouse decor is set to season: fresh cut flowers in the spring & summer, enchanted autumn and christmas décor.
Enjoy great fishing, kayaking, canoeing, and sunsets on the lake; ice fishing, snowshoeing, hiking, sledding, cross country and downhill skiing in the winter; tea or coffee on your bedroom terrace with fresh air and seasonal views; or cozy up inside by the fire and get inspired with books, a journal, movies, or games.
You'll feel right at home!
Kayaks, row boat, charcoal grill, fire pit, private patio, washer & dryer, cable, WiFi, flat screen TV, full kitchen and appliances, comfortable sleeper sofa, queen size bed, 7 acre vista, sprawling colorful gardens, books, movies, cards, games, and lists of local things to do!
Very private space, the cottage is always check-in ready! I love to share tips on dining, wineries, attractions, and hidden gems. Interaction is totally up to our guests. The guest house shares the same 7 acre property as the main house. The cottage is built into a hill facing the lake with a very private flagstone patio surrounded by gardens and pines.
Film Festival, National Cherry Festival, Wine Festivals, Microbrew Festivals. Foodie heaven with plenty of farm-to-table options and a variety of cuisine options. Kite boarding, fly boarding, fishing, boating, hiking, biking trails, cross country ski trails, down hill skiing, golf. Shopping, antiques, boutiques, wineries, and lakes galore. Surrounded by lovely destination towns, including Glen Arbor - voted 'Most Beautiful Place in America' by Good Morning ABC and Traverse City - one of National Geographic's chosen summer destinations.
Feel at home! I want the cottage to feel like your home away from home! No smoking. A $50 surcharge will be added for one night only reservations.
I am a residential & commercial Interior Designer living in 'The Most Beautiful Place in America' as voted by Good Morning ABC. I am a home-maker at heart. I love gardening in my yard, arranging flowers, cooking, entertaining, wine tasting, shopping, renovating, writing, art, travel, nature, kayaking, dining, hot yoga, cycling, music, camp fires, the moon, sunsets, fishing, animals, children, and meeting new people.
My favorite travel excursion has been New Zealand. I love visiting Napa Valley. I love to immerse myself with the local culture when I travel. I prefer the hidden gems and unique, secret places. I love to discover and connect with seekers of beauty, life, and knowledge.
The Cottage Garden guest house is an extension of my own home and guests are treated with the same warmth as a family friend. The nature and landscape surrounding the guest house is serene; a fairytale reclusion for anyone looking to escape into nature and be charmed.
I love to share my favorite local treasures with my guests including nearby hiking, wineries, cafes, eats, and other things to see and do if you're feeling adventurous. The guest house itself is so cozy with a fireplace, sunsets views over the lake, and star-gazing for the night owls - you might not want to leave at all.
I truly delight in the experience of welcoming in travelers, retreaters, vacationers, and wanderers and love meeting new people this way! Thank you for checking out The Cottage Garden and I look forward to hosting your stay!