Quilt Tours in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula!

Quilt Tours in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula!


If you are looking for a unique Michigan adventure, there is a wonderful Manistee River Valley Quilt Tour, designed by community members, to honor the history of the community. It consists of 8 barn quilts, spanning 30 miles of beautiful Michigan countryside. The self-guided tour takes approximately 2 hours. Freshwater Vacation Rentals, a property management company with over 70 vacation rental properties throughout Michigan, has multiple lovely cabins and cottages within driving distance of the barns, where you can stay in comfort as you venture forth on this quilt tour: Cadillac Long Lake, Houghton Lake Chalet, Houghton Lake Hideaway, Sugar Loaf Sweet Retreat , Black Bear and Torch River Retreat!  You cannot beat the beauty of Michigan! Please contact us for directions.


Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair!

JULY 19 – 22nd, 2018
10am – 9pm daily
The Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair is a tradition not to be missed. It attracts over 500,00 visitors each year, and features more than 1,000 professional artists. This is a juried, fine arts event featuring members of The Guild of Artists and Artisans. There are art demonstrations, great food and entertainment. The people watching is the best ever! There is an energy in the crowds that is PURE MICHIGAN inspiration. FRESHWATER VACATION RENTALS  has a cottage nearby that is within driving distance of Ann Arbor to make your stay even more comfortable . For more information on the art fair go to:

Michigan Brewery Tours!


If you are looking for a fun and unique experience for a Pure Michigan vacation,consider doing a western Michigan BREWERY TOUR. According to the Pure Michigan website “The craft beer craze is sweeping Michigan and it is clear the mitten was made for handcrafting some of the best brews in the land. Michigan is fifth in the nation in the number of breweries, microbreweries and brewpubs. Bolstered by the Great Lakes and nurtured by the glacier rich soil, here awaits a brewer’s paradise. With countless varieties of styles and tastes, Michigan is on tap to pour your new favorite.”
Starting in Sawyer, MI (Greenbush Brewing Co), following Lake Michigan up to Holland (New Holland Brewing CO), then go inland to Grand Rapids, known as Beer City USA (Brewery Vivant). From Grand Rapids, come back to Lake Michigan and visit Traverse City (North Peak Brewing Co), then go further north to Paradise, MI (Tahquamenon Falls Brewery), Escanaba (Upper Hand Brewery), Ironwood (Cold Iron Brewing), Houghton (Keweenaw Brewing Co) and then to Marquette (Marquette Harbor Brewery). Freshwater Vacation Rentals has cabins and cottages all the way up the coast where you can stay in comfort to enjoy your tour along with beautiful Michigan!

Holland Tulip Festival 2018

Holland Tulip Festival~May 5 – 13, 2018

Freshwater Vacation Rentals invites you to come and visit western Michigan for the HOLLAND TULIP FESTIVAL May 5 – 13, 2018 . The city planted 100,000 tulips back in 1929, and the annual celebration of the tulip now includes entertainment, costumes, parades and activities.There are parades of children from the city dancing in original Dutch garb and wooden shoes. A carnival, music, an artisan market and quilt show. Plus all of the area sights to visit. We have properties to rent a short driving distance from Holland.