Get ready for a vacation experience on the fifth most beautiful lake in the world (according to National Geographic): Big Glen Lake. This family friendly environment is safe for small children thanks to the hard sandy bottom and gradual drop-off to the swimming raft. Need room for up to 16 people? Rent all 3 lower-level suites and your large group can vacation under one roof. If you only need room for 2 to 4, then our Northview Suite is a great choice.
Northview is a comfortable, well decorated lakeside suite with some surprising amenities like a video library, beach views from the patio, and garden area. Full kitchen and catering available. The huge dock has room for several water toys (140' dock). Sleeping arrangement: 1 queen size bedroom; full-sized sofa bed. Full bathroom.
Take a few steps from the cabin to 126' of amazing lake frontage. Take a short drive to Traverse City (25 scenic miles). The Northview Suite is located on the lower level of the Lodge and features a walk out. Towards evening, the Fire Pit is a special place to star-gaze and roast marshmallows - wood is provided.
Since you book directly with me Ed Ricker, I can give you many local tips so everyone in your group will leave with lots of great Michigan vacation memories. Ask us about the Glen Arbor Farmer’s Market. My family lives on the second level of Glen Lodge, so we are easy to find; yet we respect your privacy too.
Big Glen Lake is a recreation lake offering boating, swimming and great fishing. Rent a fishing boat or pontoon boat from a nearby marina, or bring you boat and launch it nearby. Dock your boat right here and have it ready for lake FUN. We have plenty of yard seating and tables for dining by the lake! We have plenty of free paddleboards for guest use too!
Winter on Glen Lake is incredible too! Great ice fishing and snowmobile trails right out the front door. Try Cross Country Skiing or Snowshoeing.
Nearby things to do include climbing the dunes: The Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes National Shoreline - voted the most beautiful area in the United States by Good Morning America. The new Heritage Trail is a popular place to ride bikes. There are also some amazing Great Lakes beaches to watch sunsets, and rivers to kayak & canoe (Crystal River). Leelanau County is filled with breathtaking scenery and quaint towns.
$175 - $175 night
$1450 - $1500 week
Plus 6% tax in June, July, and August. $175.00/nt with 2 night minimum required. Add 6% tax. Add small cleaning fee.
Linens (Sheets, Pillowcases and Towels) are to be furnished by renter on all reservations. Week runs Saturday to Saturday. Check out 11:00 am., arrivals not earlier than 3:00 pm.
I can't say enough about the hospitality the Ricker family showed us. We will be going back for many years to come. Bob A