Located within The Manistee National Forest, Chalet Sur Le Lac (Cottage on the Lake) is a peaceful 800' sq. ft. A Frame cottage on the beautiful Emerson Lake in Mason County Michigan. With its private setting and no public lake access it's easy to experience tranquility while you watch the lake come alive with geese, loons, and an occasional swan on a 100' of private lake frontage. Fish off the private dock or take a boat ride and fish blue gill, bass, crappie and northern pike or take a boat ride to Emerson Lake Inn Restaurant.
Chalet Sur Le Lac is only minutes from Lake County, an outdoor fisherman paradise of endless rivers and streams. The Pere Marquette, the Pine, and the little Manistee are the most popular for their trout and salmon fishing, but there are many great brookie feeder streams as well. The Pere Marquette and the Pine are two of the 16 National Wild and Scenic Rivers in Michigan and the Pere Marquette draws fishermen from all over the world because of its reputation of the finest trout rivers in the Midwest. These rivers and their many tributaries also provide wonderful scenic canoeing and even some whitewater kayaking.
There are many places nearby to visit. Ludington (2012 population 8,045) which is located just 15 miles straight west of the cottage has many things to do and see. Along with its beautiful Lake Michigan Beaches is the North Breakwater Light which is Ludington's lighthouse ranked # 1 to visit in Michigan. From there you can wave at the S.S. Badger car ferry as it cruses out onto Lake Michigan, or fish for salmon. You can take a stroll downtown Ludington and visit the many shops, dinning restaurants and clubs. Ludington along with its many golf courses is also the site for three 24-hole disc golf courses, Beauty (5,709 f.t), Beast (7,093 ft.) and Goliath (8,160 ft.) which is the third largest course in the world. Leviathan (18 holes) has two courses at 7,925 ft. and 4,367 ft . Sandcastles Children's Museum and a local bowling alley are some of the other activities to do.
Scottville (2010 population 1,214) is located about 8 miles straight west of the cottage and it offers a disc golf course built along the edge of Scottville Riverside Park, appropriately named The Edge. West Shore Community College has a course Labyrinth...a par 3 that consists of two, 12-hole loops that can be played separately or together. The short course is 6,425 ft. and the long course is 6,630 ft.
Disc golf is an inexpensive great sport for anyone, regardless of age or ability.
Chalet Sur Le Lac features one bedroom with a queen size bed, there is a loft with two twin size beds and with the futon in the living room this cottage will sleep 6 adults. All Linens (sheets, blankets and towels) are furnished. There is a large living room, kitchen, and one bathroom with a shower. The fully –equipped kitchen has a refrigerator, electric stove with oven, microwave, toaster, crock pot, blender, pots, pans, dishes, coffee maker (some coffee and filters are furnished) and all the utensils you need for cooking. There are four stools at the snack bar and the dining room table seats six.
Outside you'll enjoy a charcoal grill and the fire pit while you relax in a canopy of large oaks and spruce trees.
No smoking indoors, No pets
No subletting of cottage
No tents or campers are allowed
Bath and Kitchen Towels
Rowboat with Oars
Life Vests (2 adults 2 children)
Outdoor lawn chairs
Suggestions to bring:
Fishing equipment (there is no place to launch a boat)
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