I came to know the Leelanau Peninsula as a pre-teen when my parents booked a cottage for a month on Little Traverse Lake. We were told that our summer vacation would be a real adventure because there would be no electricity, no indoor plumbing, a fireplace for heat, and kerosene lamps for light. My younger sister and I had gone to Girl Scout Camp, so we made “Caper Charts” for all the chores. Mom and Dad, parents of six young children, had a wonderful month’s vacation and so began our family’s love affair with Leelanau County.

My parents built a cottage on Little Traverse Lake, and 50 years later Dad and Mom are gone, and all the kids have grown up, some moving far away. Read More


  • The Maples

    Highlights: 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathrooms, Sleeps Up To 6

    The Maples

  • The Cozy Cottage

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    Highlights: 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathrooms, Sleeps Up To 6

    The Cozy Cottage

  • The Little Bridge Cottage

    Highlights: 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathrooms, Sleeps Up To 7

    The Little Bridge Cottage

  • Ryans Way Cottage

    Highlights: 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps Up To 8

    Ryans Way Cottage

Leelanau County Visitor's Guide

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