• Benton Harbor, MI vacation rentals book fast. These cabins and cottages are on or near Lake Michigan after all. The entire Harbor Shores community is being revitalized while protecting its natural beauty; including 83 acres of new parks. BBC-owned Lonely Planet has given the West Michigan lakeshore, known as the Gold Coast, the No. 1 spot on its ranking of the “Top 10 U.S. travel destinations for 2014.” They competed with California and Florida and won out? That’s what we are talking about. Our passion for making more vacationers aware of Lake Michigan vacation rentals is for real.

    Come and enjoy our beautiful Art District, a place where artists, culinary geniuses and art appreciation come together. Annual events such as the Art Hops, where independent films are shown along with the samplings of the area’s finest craft beers. Other events such as the Benton Bizarro and Artoberfest are held here too.

    Alongside Harbor Shores, a short distance from the championship golf course, Jack Nicklaus, is the Midwest’s Napa Valley. The moderate temperate and terrain that is similar to Napa provides a great environment for some of the best wine production. With more than 10 wineries in a short distance, you can be sure to find a cooking class, wine pairing or festival along the Lake Michigan Shore Wine Trail. You may enjoy stopping along the way to the many breweries and distilleries too.

    Just outside Benton Harbor is the nearby St. Joseph river that separates it from St. Joseph, MI. The river is a great place to drop in a canoe and paddle away for hours or you can go steelhead fishing with a charter service. St. Joseph is the twin city to Benton Harbor and for much reason. Silver Beach in St. Joseph offers the kiddos plenty to do such as the carousel and the amusement park museum, splash pad, and climbing wall. Not too far off in the distance is the majestic St. Joseph lighthouse, an iconic lighthouse that is still in use today. Run the catwalk or throw a fishing line at dusk and watch the sunset. It’s all part of your Cabin Time.

    When May arrives in this cabin country, it is time to experience Michigan oldest and largest festival - Blossomtime: A fun filled week of wholesome family entertainment. There is also many unique shopping and fantastic local eateries. Also enjoy the St. Joseph Whirlpool Compass Fountain, it’s like a splash pad without the bell and whistles where the community comes to briefly cool off. Hours of operation are on a schedule so be sure to check prior to your arrival. Enjoy free horse drawn trolley through downtown St. Joseph.

    Admit it, you have always wanted to learn how to sail, and this is the best place in Michigan to learn. Earn the title of "Captain" and enjoy Lake Michigan the way it was meant to be, on the waves! Enjoy complimentary fine wines and appetizers from many charters along the Michigan Gold Coast.

    Make sure you talk to rental owners about the many Benton Harbor seasonal events and day trips. At RentMichiganCabins.com you compare rentals and Benton Harbor lodging here, then book DIRECTLY with the owners or property managers. Renting through booking websites can cost up to 30% more thanks to transaction fees and commissions.

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