Families taking a vacation to West Michigan enjoy staying at one of the many resorts or cottages found in the area. Most are located on Hamlin Lake, a 5,000 acre inland body of water with warm, calm waters. Resorts can accommodate small to large groups, and most offer kitchens, grills, playgrounds, and swimming facilities. The casual nature of resort lodging makes for a relaxing vacation, and a perfect setting for watching the sun set over the water.
A Clymer Cottage
A Hilltop Retreat
1049 E. Hill St., Pentwater, MI 49449, (231) 869-2312
All Seasons Resort
7460 E. U.S. 10, Branch, MI 49402, (231) 690-4649
Always Michigan Cottage
6018 Barnhart Rd., Ludington, MI 49431, (219) 322-2811
This duplex on Upper Hamlin Lake features lower and upper levels--each with two bedrooms that sleep six. Includes fully furnished kitchens, linens/towels, cable TV, picnic table, grill, and pier with four boat slips. Play, fish, and enjoy spectacular views of Hamlin Lake from the private deck. No pets.
Anchor Summer Rentals
Ann's Cottage Rentals
1750 North Shore Dr., Mears, MI 49438, (616) 813-6288
Apple Tree Cottage
5th St., Pentwater, MI 49449, (513) 652-4176
Bass Lake Cottage Rentals
Bass Lake, Pentwater, MI 49449, (708) 431-4060
54 W. Lowell St., Pentwater, Mi 49449, (616) 450-1749
Blue Lake Resort
6199 N. Larson Rd., Fountain, MI 49410, (888) 811-5369
Bo Sloany's Hideaway
3738 N. Lakeshore Dr., Ludington, MI 49431, (805) 312-0098
Spend your next Hamlin Lake vacation in this newly remodeled cottage. Sleeps seven people and features a full kitchen, new big screen HD TV, two big color TVs in bedrooms, DVD players and plush furniture. Our 600 square foot, wrap-around deck offers great views of Hamlin Lake. Boat dock included.
4544 Amick St., P.O. Box 34, Brethren, MI 49619, (989) 325-2242
Briggs Cottage Rentals
539 N. Lighthouse Dr., Silver Lake, MI 49436, (616) 846-5883
By the Lake At Parkview Cottages
P.O. Box 616, Ludington, MI 49431, (231) 843-4445
Cottages 1/2 block from Ludington's city beach, with knotty pine interiors, fieldstone fireplaces, short walk to shopping, restaurants. Also Linlook and Pentwater cottages with Lake Michigan beach access. All completely furnished with fully-equipped kitchens, decks, gas grills, linens. Some with A/C, Wi-Fi. Day or week. Accepting pets in some rentals.
By the Lake at Parkview Cottages - Pentwater
Stay in our Pentwater cottage and you'll discover your home away from home. Featuring Lake Michigan beach access, our Pentwater cottage is completely furnished with a fully-equipped kitchen, deck, gas grill, and linens. Pets accepted. Call today for reservation information.
Cabin Fever Round Lake Resort
6503 E. Sugar Grove Rd., Fountain, MI 49410, (231) 462-3990
Within the beauty and serenity of the Manistee National Forest lies Cabin Fever Resort on Round Lake. We offer five fully furnished log cabins, complete with linens and microwave. Outside you'll find picnic tables, grills, fire pits. Enjoy our playground...plus waterslide into Round Lake. Also tent and RV sites.
Cabins By The Pond
3501 Madison Rd., Manistee, MI 49660, (231) 723-9003
Cattail Cottage and Levi's Landing
6138 Barnhart Rd., Ludington, MI 49431, (231) 852-0320
Two and three bedroom housekeeping units on the south shore of Upper Hamlin Lake. Includes color cable TVs, microwaves, coffee makers, grills, fire pits, picnic tables and boat docks. Boats also available for rent. Pets are allowed in most units.
Charming Pentwater Cottage
Concord St., Pentwater, MI 49449, (231) 869-4077
Cottages on Silver Lake
8540 W. Silver Lake Rd., Mears, MI 49436, (616) 550-3131
1348 Raven Rd., Silver Lake, MI 49436, (231) 873-0865
Duneland Cottage Rentals
1951 N. 24th Ave., Silver Lake, MI 49436, (888) 873-4047
Dunes Waterfront Resort
1180 N. Shore Dr., (Silver Lake), Mears, MI 49436, (213) 873-5500
Edgewater Lodge on Hamlin Lake
5896 Barnhart Rd., Ludington, MI 49431, (888) 844-5956
Clean two unit cottage on Upper Hamlin Lake w/100' of frontage. Features grassy grounds, sandy beaches, playground, boat docks. Winter and fall "hot tub" units. Each unit has kitchen, four bedrooms, two baths, dining area and living room with fireplace. Grills, cable TV and lake view. No pets. Open all year. Offered by Ludington Property Management.
Emerald Drive Cottage
1248 Emerald Drive, Silver Lake, MI 49436, (231) 642-0217
Ferwerda's Bass Lake Resort
7100 S. Lakeshore Drive, Pentwater, MI 49449, (231) 869-5094
Cambridge Street, Pentwater, MI 49449, (616) 957-4224
Heaven on Hamlin, LLC
3795 N. Lakeshore Dr, Ludington, MI 49431, (231) 843-8831
Four fully equipped cottages with air conditioning, cable TV, VCR, fireplace, gas grill, and firepits. From the deck, enjoy magnificent sunsets with 150' frontage on beautiful lower Hamlin Lake. Boat dockage available within a sheltered cove and 320' walkway along water with bridge. Also featuring children's playground. No pets.
Hobby Crest Resort
3264 Piney Ridge, Ludington, MI 49431, (231) 845-0661
On a wooded crest with 400' of beautiful Hamlin Lake waterfront, nestled adjacent to the most serene section of Ludington State Park. Sand dunes, scenic hiking trails are right out your door. Swimming, fishing, relaxing! Playground, picnic area, fire pits. Housekeeping cottages, boat rental, dockage. No pets. Spring, fall discounts.
3830 N. Lakeshore Dr., Ludington, MI 49431, (231) 843-0759
Clean, private, well-furnished cottage and homes with Hamlin Lake views. Newly remodeled "Cozy Cabin" sleeps two. Three bedroom "Hill House" sleeps five. Air-conditioned "North House" sleeps four, with new bathroom featuring deep tub/shower. Houses have laundry facilities. All rentals have cable TV, shower, grill, pleasant yard. Linens included. No pets.
K's Edgewater Resort
4010 N. Lakeshore Dr., Ludington, MI 49431, (231) 843-3322
Eight cottages with frontage on Hamlin Lake's Middle Bayou. Sheltered access to Hamlin Lake. Two bedroom, one bath cottages accommodate up to 5 guests. Playground, toddler beach, covered dockage and boat/motor rentals available. Special spring and fall rates for weekend getaways, retreats & reunions.
corner Barnhart & Sherman Roads, Upper Hamlin Lake, Ludington, MI 49431, (231) 578-4858
Open year round! Cottages are completely furnished with kitchen, bathrooms and one-four bedrooms. Included are cooking utensils, toaster, coffee pot, grill, picnic table, microwave, cable TV. No linens provided. Pontoon boat/motor, fishing boat/motor for rent. Boat slips. Great for reunions and corporate outings. Pets accepted.
Lakeshore Rental Management, LLC
1721 N. 64th Ave., Hart, MI 49420, (231) 873-5173
Lakeview Drive Cottage
1765 N. Lakeshore Drive, Silver Lake, Mi 49436, (231) 642-0217
North Bayou Resort & Marina
4849 N. Lakeshore Dr., Ludington, MI 49431, (231) 845-5820
Rental units with one or three bedrooms. Cable, Wi-Fi, view of Hamlin Lake and the sand dunes. Tackle and bait shop. Full-service marina, fishing/pontoon boat rentals, fish cleaning station and freezers available. Playground. No pets, please! Open spring, summer and fall.
Old House Cabins
18469 Old House Rd., Wellston, MI 49689, (231) 848-4683
Outland's Long Lake Resort
7410 E. US-10, Walhalla, MI 49402, (231) 757-2142
Peaceful Acres Resort, LLC
2670 Piney Ridge Rd., Ludington, MI 49431, (800) 968-2292
On the southern tip of beautiful Hamlin Lake 1-1/2 miles from Lake Michigan--closest resort to the Ludington State Park. 16 housekeeping cottages on 14 acres of beautifully wooded lakefront. One bedroom to five bedrooms & two motel rooms. Safe sandy beach. Pontoon, fishing boat & motor rentals available for guests. Wi-Fi. (231) 843-2292.
Portage Point Inn
8513 S. Portage Point Dr., Onekama, MI 49675, (231) 889-4222
Sauble Resort & Boat Rentals
3443 N. Stearns Rd., Ludington, MI 49431, (231) 843-8497
A favorite of families, couples, and anglers looking to create lasting memories. 30 cozy one to four bedroom cottages overlooking Hamlin Lake with Wi-Fi, some with A/C. Heated outdoor pool, boat/pontoon rentals, marina, playground. Picturesque views of Hamlin Lake, Ludington State Park, sand dunes, beautiful sunsets from the porch/patio of your cottage.
Scottland Yard Cottages
2540 Lakeshore Drive, 80 Grant St., Manistee, MI 49660, (231) 723 9776
Silver Sands Resort
8446 Hazel Rd., (Silver Lake), Mears, MI 49436, (231) 873-3769
Sunny Birch Resort & Marina
3841 N. Lakeshore Dr., Ludington, MI 49431, (231) 843-4074
On Beautiful Hamlin Lake. Four affordable 2-bedroom air-conditioned waterfront cottages with Wi-Fi. Relax on the patio of one our cheerful, clean cottages. Spend the day fishing, reading a book, or bird watching. Spectacular sunset views. Boat/pontoon rentals, private boat ramp and boat slips available. Open May-September.
Sunset Bluff Resort & Boat Rentals
6075 N. Victory Park Rd., Ludington, MI 49431, (231) 845-5002
Open all year. 13 housekeeping cottages overlooking Upper Hamlin Lake. One to five bedrooms, some with fireplaces. Heated outdoor pool. 40 acres of wooded land with hiking trails, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, fishing. Canoes, kayaks, pontoon, fishing boat/motor rentals. No pets. Group retreats and reunions welcome--call for reservations and availability.
The Sandbox Cottage
Bass Lake, Pentwater, MI 49449, (517) 339-5555
Vacation Lane Resort
3181 N. Lakeshore Dr., Ludington, MI 49431, (231) 843-9258
On beautiful Hamlin Lake. A sand dune away from Lake Michigan and a step back in time. Bring your families and have them experience what your childhood vacations at the lake were like. 1-3 bedroom cottages, private sandy beach, marina, playground, community center. Great fishing. Boats and slips available. Wonderful setting for reunions and retreats.
Waterside Resort & Boat Rentals
3298 N. Lakeshore Dr., Ludington, MI 49431, (231) 843-8481
On Lower Hamlin Lake. Clean two-four bedroom newly remodeled housekeeping cottages. Fully furnished, microwave, cable TV. Near Lake Michigan beaches, downtown Ludington. Swimming beach, great fishing, boating. On-site store with food, ice cream cones, bait, tackle, gas, jet ski, boat rentals, Wi-Fi. Reservations suggested. Pets are permitted with prior approval.
4739 N. Lakeshore Dr., Ludington, MI 49431, (231) 843-2904, (800) 331-2904
Attractive, clean, air-conditioned, smoke-free, 1 & 2 bedroom housekeeping cottages. Located on the east shore of Lower Hamlin Lake. Beautiful, scenic view of sand dunes and sunsets. Sandy bottom swimming, play areas, and sand box for children. Waterfront deck, dockage for boats available. Open May-October. Off-season rates. No pets.
-- Ludington State Park sites fill quickly. If you are unable to get a reservation on your preferred dates, consider staying at a nearby Ludington or Hamlin Lake cottage or resort.
-- Enjoy staying in the heart of the Manistee National Forest along the scenic Manistee River. Make your vacation complete by exploring Manistee's historic downtown district and riverwalk.
-- A favorite vacation spot, Ludington on Lake Michigan has wonderful resorts and cottages, many with lake views, fireplaces, and other ammenities!
-- Just 4 miles north of Ludington, Hamlin Lake is a great destination for boating, fishing and vacations! Hamlin Lake has many resorts and cottages, some open all year.
-- Visiting the Silver Lake Sand Dunes makes for a terrific vacation because you can take your off-road vehicle for a spin on the scenic sand dunes overlooking Lake Michigan and Silver Lake.
-- Nothing is quite like the quaint, artsy, harbortown village of Pentwater. Located on the Lake Michigan shoreline, several cottages and resorts are closeby.
-- Scottville, home of the famous Scottville Clown Band, is a small rural farming community. Here is a list of Scottville area resorts and cottages.