Birch Shores Resort

Two well-equipped Cottages with nice views of Little Glen Lake

  • Our Cottages are fully booked from June 22 to August 10, 2019. Please do not request those dates – Thanks!
     

    In 2011, the morning show Good Morning America named the Sleeping Bear Dunes and Pierce Stocking Drive as the “Most Beautiful Place in America” after a viewer poll on its website. Birch Shores Resort is in the “Heart of the Park.” Hemlock and Aspen Cottages face Little Glen Lake with great views; Aspen is a little closer to the water.

    The Bennington 22′ Pontoon boat rents for $300 daily. I look forward to answering any questions you might have.

    We are the only Glen Lake rental with 4 Free Kayaks, a Canoe and firewood for our Guest’s enjoyment. Relax in the comfortable hammock in sun-dappled emerald shade…great for “Power Naps!” If your Party includes Veterans, Active Military, Firemen, or First Responders, our rate goes down to $1600 per week. We are the only Glen Lake property to offer a Discount to Military, Firemen or First Responders; no one else offers the 4 FREE KAYAKS either!

    We will leave the light on for you. The door will be unlocked and the keys on the table. Please park in the left double space just past the kennel for the Hemlock Cottage and all the way to the end of the driveway for the Aspen Cottage. There is a small plastic “hauler” to help you get supplies to the Cottages – Hemlock is the first Cottage on the left facing the Lake and the new swing by the Lake, while Aspen is to the right and 15 feet from the water. We have added Google Mesh Wi-Fi to enable Amazon Fire, Netflix, Pandora and more on our 65 ” Monitor in Aspen. The 47” Monitor in Hemlock is over a new computer desk for Guests to access the Internet and entertainment web sites.

    We are very well-located: To the North, on Day Forest to M-109, 2 miles from the Dune Climb, The Heritage Trail and the Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive through the Dunes. To the South, on M-22, 2 miles to Glen Arbor, Cherry Republic, Dune Chicago Dogs, Boone Docks, Art’s colorful Tavern, tennis, basketball courts & shopping.

    Little Glen Lake reaches seventy degrees: Mid-June.
    Lake Michigan reaches seventy degrees: Late July to August.

    To get to Birch Shores on 7115 W DAY FOREST ROAD:
    1) Head towards Glen Arbor across the Narrows Bridge on M-22
    2) Take the first left turn onto Day Forest Road
    3) Our Birch Shores Sign and the American Flag are on the left in 0.4 miles

    Whatever the season, the Leelanau is a most special part of the earth we share, an area to be guarded, appreciated, and loved.

    Cheers!

    Rate Period Nightly Weekly
    May 1 to June 14 $197 Call
    June 15 to September 2
    7 Night Minimum (Saturday to Saturday)
    n/a $1,995
    September 3 to November 3 $224 Call
    Additional information about rental rates
    A 50% Deposit of $875 will hold your choice for the weekly rental of the Hemlock Cottage at our rate of $1750 for long-time returning guests.  It is $1995 weekly for new guests.

    Birch Shores Booking Info

    Contact: Greg Nicolau, Property Manager
    Email: gnicolaou200@gmail.com
    Phone: 231-835-0328

    For your enjoyment and anticipation…
    Seasons of the Leelanau, By Sandra Serra Bradshaw                                                                                          
     
    Leelanau! Leelanau! “Land of Delight”!
    Majestic are her hills, her land.
    Surrounded by water, sunrise, sunset
    Touching her shores of sand.
     
    When one first enters this Leelanau, this “Land of Delight,” no matter what the season, the usual first impression is awe. As time and distance encompass one, the appreciation builds to a near reverence of this lovely spot, the “little finger” of Michigan’s mitten-shaped Lower Peninsula. Michigan’s motto is especially true of the Leelanau peninsula: “If you seek a lovely peninsula just look around you.”
     
    Whatever the season, the Leelanau is a most special part of the earth we share, an area to be guarded, appreciated, and loved.
    This passage still brings tears to my eyes, as the many wonderful memories flood over me.                                                 
    Scotty and Gail Seward – Owners since 1988

  • Property TypeTwo well-equipped Cottages with nice views of Little Glen Lake.
    House RulesMax occupancy: 8
    Children welcome
    Pets not allowed
    Non-smoking only
    Location TypeLakefront
    Water View
    Waterfront
    Lake View
    Walk to Town
    Wildnerness Views
    ThemeAway From It All
    Family
    Romantic
    Sports & Activities
    Tourist Attractions
    GeneralAlarm Clock
    Ceiling Fans
    Filtered Water
    Fireplace
    Firewood
    Hair Dryer
    Internet
    Good for Groups
    Living Room
    Parking
    Heating
    Wood Burning Fireplace/Stove

    Aspen has a 65" Roku TV & Hemlock a 47" Amazon Fire TV
    KitchenCoffee Maker
    Cooking Utensils
    Dishes & Utensils
    Dishwasher
    Grill
    Microwave
    Oven
    Refrigerator
    Stove
    Toaster

    Whirlpool Gold Convection Range, GE Profile Fridge, Bev. Fridge
    DiningDining Room space for 8
    Bedrooms3 Bedrooms: Master Double Bed
    2 Double Bunk Beds
    2 Twin Bunk Beds
    One Bathroom with hair dryer, tub and shower
    EntertainmentBooks
    CD Player
    DVD Player
    Family Games & Playing Cards
    Radio
    Satellite / Cable
    Stereo
    Television

    Aspen - a 65" Roku TV; Hemlock a 47" Amazon Fire TV Netflix, etc.
    OutsideBeach Chairs
    Deck / Patio
    Outdoor Gas Grill
    Fire Pit
    Dock/Boat Dock
    Sandy Beach
    Yard
    Porch Swing
    Patio/Picnic Table
    Free - 4 Kayaks, a Canoe & Firewood
    AttractionsNational Park
    Autumn Foliage
    Bay/Sound
    Playground
    Recreation Center
    Forests
    Churches
    Shopping
    Restaurants
    Winery Tours
    Kayaking
    Stand-Up Paddleboarding
    Bike Trails
    Leisure ActivitiesAntiquing
    Beach Combing
    Bird Watching
    Photography
    Scenic Drives
    Sightseeing
    Walking
    Local Services & BusinessesATM/bank
    Fitness Center
    Groceries
    Massage Therapist
    Medical Services
    Sports & Adventure ActivitiesCycling
    Fishing
    Fly fishing
    Freshwater fishing
    Charter boat fishing
    Golf
    Hiking
    Hunting
    Ice skating
    Jet skiing
    Mountain biking
    Rafting
    Sailing
    Skiing
    Snorkeling
    Sound/bay fishing
    Swimming
    Tennis
    Water skiing
    Water tubing
    Wind-surfing
    50% Deposit to hold Reservations. Payment in full 15 days prior to Reservation. Full Refund for Cancelation 30 days prior to Reservation
  • Birch Shores Booking Info

    Contact: Greg Nicolau, Property Manager
    Email: gnicolaou200@gmail.com
    Phone: 231-835-0328

    Aspen Cottage

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    Rate Period Nightly Weekly
    May 1 to June 14 $197 Call
    June 15 to September 2
    7 Night Minimum (Saturday to Saturday)
    n/a $1,995
    September 3 to November 3 $224 Call
    Additional information about rental rates
    50% Deposit to hold Reservations. Payment in full 15 days prior to Reservation. Full Refund for Cancellation 30 days prior to Reservation.
    Check in after 2pm; Check out by 10am

    Birch Shores Booking Info

    Contact: Greg Nicolau, Property Manager
    Email: gnicolaou200@gmail.com
    Phone: 231-835-0328