Snug Haven Lakeside Resort: The Retreat

A Harrison, Michigan vacation rental

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  • Bedrooms - 2
  • Bathrooms - 1
  • Sleeps - 6
  • Pets Considered
  • On beautiful all-sports Budd Lake

Are you tired of paying $200 and up for one room with two beds with a view of the parking lot in some 15-story beach hotel? Sharing the beach with 300 strangers? Listening to the band in the lounge or partiers in the hallway late at night? Eating at restaurants for every meal (adding way more to the cost of each day you're there)?

Perhaps you're ready for a change in how to "do" your vacation this year? Have you considered renting an entire 2-3 bedroom resort home on an inland Michigan lake with a private beach shared with no more than 3 other families? Having your own private deck (with picnic table and gas grill) facing the lake? Fishing from the dock less than 100 feet from your door? Preparing steaks on the grill instead of eating fast food on the run?

Welcome to our resort -- designed for maximum comfort, convenience, relaxation, and 300 feet of sandy beach FUN.
The Retreat is a casual, 125 foot walk to the beach. It sits on a hill at the back of the resort. The Retreat is part of a 4-cottage resort (ideal for larger groups that like privacy). The Retreat is a two-story unit with a divided loft upstairs and a bedroom on the main floor. Enjoy a variety of unpowered watercraft (kayaks, paddlewheel boats, and rowboats), included in your stay. Bring your own watercraft and inflatables too. Once you settle into your home-away-from-home, you might not leave.

Sleeping arrangement: There is a queen-size bed in the main floor bedroom and one double bed, two twin-size beds, and a futon upstairs. Please bring beach towels and beach blankets.


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

Unique Features

Privacy at the Retreat can’t be beat. You have access to our 70-foot floating dock, which is an excellent spot for fishing. Inside are plenty of home-away-from home amenities. The kitchen is modern and fully-equipped. 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. Whatever you decide to do to fill you day, a quiet and beautiful retreat will be waiting for you at the end of the day.

Things To Do

We make an base-camp for a wide variety of area activities: We are close to excellent golf courses (Pohlcat, Bucks Run, Riverwood, Tamaracks, Pleasant Hills). Nearby Snow Snake Ski & Golf has a 3000-foot zip line and popular off-roading park, Rocks & Valleys.

Budd Lake is picturesque and teeming with a varieties of fish, including musky. Bring the poles. Towards evening you can enjoy our (2) beach area fire-pits that are lit every night during the summer (weather permitting). Just make yourself at home while visiting our home.

Though the deck is the prefect place to prepare dinner, you might want to eat out. Mountain Town Station has steaks and chops served with a variety of home-brewed beers. Ask us about other unique food and drink experiences when you book your stay at the Retreat. This is fruit country, which means wine-tasting! Clare County Fair; Mackinac Bridge and Mackinac Island; tubing and canoeing; miniature golf; go-karts; casino gambling at Soaring Eagle Casino.

Rates & Specials

$145 - $250 night

$850 - $1495 week

See our website for rates:

Woohoo! We are offering vacation rental special(s)

20% discount on the Nest, Hideaway and Retreat 7/6-7/12. Call us: 989-539-3117.


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!
Elizabeth Blair- 07/13/2014. We love Snug Haven! Great place for kids and adults alike!!
Shelly Johnson- September 2 at 2:37pm. Love, love, love Snug. Its so clean and relaxing. No bed bugs there!

Contact Information

1412 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 300-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 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 find the perfect cottage for your group!

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