Snug Haven Lakeside Resort: The Hideaway

A Harrison, Michigan vacation rental

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  • Bedrooms - 5
  • Bathrooms - 2
  • Sleeps - 12
  • Pets Considered
  • On beautiful all-sports Budd Lake

It's FAIR WEEK. Come stay with us while you enjoy the Clare County Fair!

Welcome to our resort -- designed for maximum comfort, convenience, and 300 feet of sandy beach FUN. Enjoy a variety of unpowered watercraft (kayaks, paddlewheel boats and fishing boats), included in your stay. Bring your own watercraft and inflatables too. The Hideaway is a one-story, ranch-style home, and it is CLEAN, modern, and comfortable. Once you settle into your home away from home, you might not leave.

Sleeping arrangement: 3 bedrooms with queen-sized beds, a bedroom with twin bunk beds, and another open area with two sets of twin bunk beds. Bring plenty of beach towels and beach blankets.

Location: Inside the City limits of Harrison, Michigan. Our unique location puts you close to the amenities of a small city: grocery stores, a meat market for homemade brats, restaurants, etc. But we're also centrally located in the state, making Snug Haven a wonderful respite location for visitors interested in day trips to see what northern Michigan has to offer: the Mackinaw Bridge, Mackinaw City and Mackinac Island; vineyards up and down the Traverse City area and Leelanau Peninsula; Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore; Ludington State Park; various lighthouses along Lake Michigan and Lake Huron; literally scores of public golf courses between here and The Bridge; the M-119 Tunnel of Trees; Old Mission Peninsula; Bavarian Frankenmuth; and much more. But most guests prefer to stay put, venturing out just to pick up groceries or spend the occasional rainy day bowling or arcade games with the youngsters, catching a movie in nearby Clare, or checking out the many game of chance in Mt. Pleasant's Soaring Eagle Casino,


  • Pets Allowed
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Washer and Dryer
  • Furnished Kitchen
  • Deck/Patio
  • Fireplace
  • Outdoor Firepit
  • Outdoor Grill
  • ATV/Snowmobile Trail
  • Fishing Boat Available
  • Pier/Dock
  • Firewood for Sale
  • WiFi Internet
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Seasonal Rental
  • Sand Beach
  • Canoe/Kayak Included

Unique Features

The Hideaway cottage has its own 60-foot sandy, well-maintained beach and dock. You also have access to our 70-foot floating dock, which is an excellent spot for fishing, sunning, or just plain sitting in a chair relaxing. Our swimming area is enclosed by this "C"-shaped dock, which creates a protected swim area for the kids parents always appreciate. Many young kayakers learned to handle the little boats within the confines of the C-dock. There is a deck off the kitchen of this cottage and another deck by the beach. Inside you'll find a galley-style kitchen, ample dining area with seating for 12, a spacious living room area with gas fireplace, plus a laundry room. Snug Haven is surrounded by little towns with unique shops, and dozens of lakes and several streams. "Twenty lakes in twenty minutes" is our motto.

Things To Do

Budd Lake is picturesque and teeming with a varieties of fish, including musky. Bring the poles. The Hideaway is walking distance to the water and has its own private fire pit. You can also be social at the (2) beach fire-pits that are lit every nice evening in the summer. Just make yourself at home while visiting our home.

Your base-camp for a wide variety of area activities: Though the deck is the perfect place to prepare dinner, you might want to eat out. Mt. Pleasant's Mountain Town Station has steaks and chops served with a variety of home-brewed beers. Ask us about other unique eating experiences when you book your stay at the Hideaway. Visit an Amish farm in Clare; enjoy a Classic Car and Motorcycle cruise in downtown Harrison; Fireworks; Clare County Fair; tubing and canoeing; miniature golf; many first-rate public golf courses; go-karts; casino gambling at Soaring Eagle Casino. Whatever you decide to do to fill you day, a quiet, beautiful lake cottage will be waiting.

Rates & Specials

$250 - $600 night

$1500 - $3600 week

See our web site for specific details:

Woohoo! We are offering vacation rental special(s)

Call us for last-minute discounts on unrented cottages. We still have vacancies for all cottages for summer and fall.


Elizabeth Blair- 07/13/2014. We love Snug Haven! Great place for kids and adults alike!!
Rebecca VanDrie Koetje- September 15, 2013 at 3:45pm. Spent a beautiful week at the Retreat cabin. I would highly recommend this resort!
Bethany Parker- July 27 at 7:58am. Our family had an amazing week at Snug Haven! Thank you so much!
Shelly Johnson- September 2 at 2:37pm. Love, love, love Snug. Its so clean and relaxing. No bed bugs there!

Contact Information

1408 Hillcrest Ct
Harrison, MI 48625

989-424-7172 Mention

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About the Owner/Manager

The owners opened Snug Haven in 1995. All of the original cabins have been replaced by new vacation cottages designed and built for Snug Haven. Donn and Nancy are retired academics, and Alice is retired from Dow Chemical. Donn is a semi-retired musician who can be persuaded now and then to bring a guitar down to the fire pit for some campfire sing-a-longs.

Sometimes more IS better. Like more cottages available in one location, especially if you’re planning to vacation with friends and family. Snug Haven Lakeside Resort is the perfect getaway whether you need one cottage or four. We’re located on beautiful all-sports Budd Lake in Harrison Michigan (swimming, boating, and fishing for everything from panfish to sport fish to walleye to muskies). All of our cottages share our 250-foot sandy beach, the 70-foot C-shaped floating dock that can be used for fishing and sunbathing while providing a protected swimming area for youngsters, three fire pits, and a variety of unpowered watercraft (kayaks, paddlewheel boats, and fishing boats). Every cottage has a gas grill and at least one picnic table; three have covered decks so you can grill in the rain (if, heaven forbid, it happens to rain while you’re here). And every cottage is fully equipped and ready to move in: beds are made, kitchen is modern and well-stocked with cookware and serving dishes, and the living areas are comfortable. Most of the furniture is Amish-built: rustic, sturdy, and beautiful at the same time. Two cottages have laundry facilities and three have gas fireplaces. On top of all that, we are pet-friendly.

The first thing you notice is our cottages are CLEAN and neat and well-equipped. Each one is different so we can accommodate groups of different sizes and configurations. You'll also be amazed by the size of our sandy beach, the unpowered watercraft there for your use, the clean and clear water in the lake (surrounded by city sewer so no "dumping" of any kind), and the presence of hungry fish.

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