Our Property

This beautiful rustic-modern bungalow-lodge was originally built in the 1940's by Traverse City writer and historian, Larry Wakefield.  The original cedar cabin was heated by a wood fireplace, and had no indoor facilities.  

 

Larry and Lucille Wakefield were mink farmers, as well as splendid gardeners.  We are reminded daily of their labors, enjoying the spirea, forsythia, violets, fruit trees, flowering bulbs, and ivy.  Larry was also a historical writer.  We have several of his books in each room:

                                       

                                       Traverse City Post Card History

                                        

                                        The Mystery of the Missing Nun

 

                                       Ernest Hemingway Fished Here

 

                                       Ghost Towns of Michigan   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                              

We have a large deck facing the water, so you can enjoy the view!

The property is located on beautiful M-22 in Leelanau County, minutes from Traverse City, Suttons Bay, local wineries, several boat launches, excellent restaurants, the TART trail, Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes, the Cherry Festival, and the Film Festival.  Bikes and kayaks are available for rent in Traverse City and Suttons Bay.

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MargaretClaire
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Lamp Post Near Road
Lamp Post Near Road
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Marie_Ted
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Beautiful Sunrise
Beautiful Sunrise
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Sunrise
Sunrise
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Front Door
Front Door
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Front Deck
Front Deck
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View From Deck
View From Deck
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Lavendar
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Deck on Beach
Deck on Beach
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North Beach View
North Beach View
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Living Area
Living Area
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Fireplace
Fireplace
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Maggie Mae Room
Maggie Mae Room
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Maggie Mae View
Maggie Mae View
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Tub in Maggie Mae Room
Tub in Maggie Mae Room
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Molly Maguire Room
Molly Maguire Room
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Molly Maguire View
Molly Maguire View
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Riley O'Mer Room
Riley O'Mer Room
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Riley O'Mer View
Riley O'Mer View
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View at Night
View at Night
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You're Here!

                              Photo by BoustanyFilm.  

Heading North

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Almost Peak

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This is it!

                           Photo by BoustanyFilm.

       Sunrise