Lakefront Branch Cottage w/ Dock, Kayaks & Grill!

Property ID: 416631BranchMIUS
Sleeps 83 BR1 BA
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Leave your worries at home when you pack your bags for a stay at this 3-bed, 1-bath vacation rental cottage! Comfortably sleeping up to 8 guests, this is the perfect temporary home for a family or group of friends seeking a lakefront getaway. Fish from the dock and fire up the gas grill for an at-home barbecue! The home not only features a prime location on Emerson Lake, but is also close to Pere Marquette River, Ludington State Park, golf courses, and hiking!


  • Free Parking
  • Kitchen
  • Waterfront
  • Wireless Internet (WIFI)
  • Deck
  • Central Heating
  • Beachfront


Location Details

Nestled in the Huron-Manistee National Forest, this quaint cottage provides a true northern Michigan getaway where adventure and attractions are never far away!

When you're not taking advantage of the home's location on Emerson Lake, take to the west, by 35 minutes, to discover the beauty of Ludington State Park Beach located on Lake Michigan. In addition to beach activities, you'll find hiking, fishing, and free performances at the park's Amphitheater. The fun doesn't stop when winter creeps in. Enjoy cross-country skiing and snowshoeing once the landscape is covered in a pristine white blanket of snow!

Much closer, you'll find the Pere Marquette River also great for swimming, boating, and fishing. But if you grow tired of the water, take a hiatus with a long hike through the national forest that surrounds the property. Within an hour's drive, discover several scenic trails including Birch Grove Trailhead, Loda Lake Wildflower Sanctuary, and many more. Additionally, there are several golf courses in the area, like Marquette Trails Golf Course and Lakeside Links, that offer challenging games within the serene setting of the forest.

Come dinnertime, refuel with a hearty meal at restaurants found in Ludington, or travel east bites at one of Baldwin's establishments. You can even kayak or paddleboat across the lake to the new Emerson Lake Inn for a comforting meal close to home. Pentwater also offers numerous dining options and is only 35 minutes from the cottage!


12 reviews
  • Three Rainy Days ...


    the cabin and lake were great ... weather not so hot, but managed to relax and have fun ... kids did online school for most of the day, but managed lake-time after 3:30pm ... kids like the DVRs of Home Alone ...

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Lance L.
    Published September 25, 2020
  • Relaxation and bonfires


    Our family enjoyed our vacation together with the beach area and nearby golf courses. We did pretty good 'navigating' with one bathroom and took advantage of the sand, docks, paddle boats and bonfire area. Smores anyone?

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Karen R.
    Published September 17, 2020
  • It was good


    No complains

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published September 17, 2020
  • Wonderful & peaceful atmosphere


    Beautiful location and atmosphere. Brian the property manager was very helpful with any questions we had. He always responded back in a timely manner. The cabin was perfect and comfortable for my family and extended family to relax and get together. As a mom I personally enjoyed sitting on the back deck and watching my boys enjoy the outdoors and beach area. The neighbors were very welcoming and friendly. They recommended branch grocery for homemade pizzas the first night as we unpacked and it was perfect. Who doesn't love pizza!! I would definitely recommend staying here.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Jennifer W.
    Published August 5, 2020
  • Great little spot for a getaway


    This was a nice spot for our family to get away for a few days. Our teenage boys loved the kayaks and paddle boat. Everything was clean and the kitchen had everything we needed except coffee filters (but paper towel worked ok). There is no air conditioning but the house is quite shaded and we got a nice breeze coming through when we opened all the windows. It was hot out but the house stayed quite cool.My only complaint is that there was no working smoke alarm. There was a smoke alarm stashed in a cabinet without batteries and no extra batteries to be found. Would suggest that you get that corrected.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Mandy E
    Published July 15, 2020
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  • This property has a maximum occupancy of 8 guests, not including infants.
  • Pets are not allowed at this property.
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