Snug Haven Lakeside Resort: The Nest

A Harrison, Michigan vacation rental

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  • Bedrooms - 3
  • Bathrooms - 3
  • Sleeps - 8
  • Pets Considered
  • On beautiful all-sports Budd Lake

Our rates drop dramatically after Labor Day. How about a visit this fall?????

Welcome to Snug Haven: a private respite from your busy world, family-oriented and pet friendly! All that and we're just a short drive from scenic Michigan hotspots.

The first floor of the Nest is wheelchair/scooter accessible: ramp to the front door, fully equipped kitchen, comfortable dining area, living room with king-size pull-out bed, cable TV, and a large bathroom with ADA-compliant fixtures and shower. The front door opens to a covered deck overlooking our spacious beach and Budd Lake.

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 rowboats), included in your stay. Bring their own watercraft and inflatables too. The Nest is part of a 4-cottage resort (perfect for family reunions). The Nest is modern, comfortable and completely furnished. The covered deck is just feet from the beach, making it possible for you to sip your morning coffee and watch the eagles search for their fish breakfasts or just watch the waves roll in. If you're bringing children, they can play in the sand under your watchful eye from the comfort of your picnic table. Once you settle into your home away from home, you might not leave.

Sleeping arrangement: On the second story are two comfortable bedrooms with queen-size beds in each. Each upstairs bedroom has its own private full bath with oversize shower, creating two mini suites.


  • Pets Allowed
  • Handicap Access
  • Linens Provided
  • Washer and Dryer
  • Furnished Kitchen
  • Fireplace
  • Outdoor Firepit
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Fishing Boat Available
  • Pier/Dock
  • WiFi Internet
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Seasonal Rental

Unique Features

You also have access to our 70-foot wide floating dock, which is an excellent spot for fishing, sunning and just plain relaxing in a beach chair. Our swimming area is enclosed by this "C"-shaped dock, which provides a protected swimming space for the youngsters in your group. It's even a good place to learn to kayak.

When it comes to location, Snug Haven is unique: Surrounded by little towns with unique shops, and dozens of lakes and several streams. "Twenty lakes in twenty minutes" is our motto. Take a day trip in either direction - about 2 hours to Lake Michigan to the west (sunset coast), or Lake Huron to the east (sunrise coast). It's a similar distance to other Michigan attractions to the north: Traverse City and Leelanau wineries; arts/crafts events in Charlevoix, Harbor Springs, Petosky, and other waterside towns; The Mackinac Bridge and Mackinac City; Mackinac Island; and Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Enjoy all kinds of Michigan attractions but return to the comfort, security and low-key relaxation offered at Snug Haven.

Things To Do

Bring the fishing poles because Budd Lake is teeming with a varieties of fish, including musky. The Nest sits directly on the main beach. Be social at the (2) beach fire-pits that are lit nearly every nice evening during the summer. Just make yourself at home while visiting our home. Bring a guitar, if you are so inclined.

If you need to leave the Nest, there are lots of area activities to check out: Though the deck is the prefect place to prepare dinner, you might want to eat out. Nearby is Mt. Pleasant. 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; Fireworks n July; Clare County Fair; Mackinaw Bridge; tubing and canoeing; miniature golf; go-karts; enjoy casino gambling at Soaring Eagle Casino. Whatever you decide to do to fill you day, your Nest will be waiting for you when you return.

Rates & Specials

$175 - $300 night

$1050 - $1950 week

See our website for rates:

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

1410 Hillcrest Ct
Harrison, MI 48625
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989-424-7172 Mention

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About the Owner/Manager

The owners--Donn, Nancy and Alice--opened Snug Haven in 1995. Since then all of the original cabins have been replaced by new vacation cottages. The name of the resort was changed from Nelson's Resort to 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 40-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 will notice is that our cottages are CLEAN and neat. Each one is different so we can accommodate groups of different sizes and configurations. Let us know what you need in terms of bedrooms and beds; we'll find you the cottage that will fit your needs and preferences.

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