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TOWN LAKE HIDEAWAY(15 Miles from Pictured Rocks): Sleeps 4-6, Pet-friendly, Waterfront

Pets Welcome









Check out this awesome cabin on private Town Lake, right outside the picturesque town of Munising, in the beautiful Upper Peninsula! The Town Lake Hideaway is unassuming at first glance, yet as you enter, you feel the warmth that surrounds the classic Upper Peninsula getaway.  Wood surrounds you inside the home with the knotty pine walls, wooden table overlooking the Town Lake and the galley kitchen. On those cool evenings, lighting up the wood-burning stove allows you feel that extra cozy warmth with your loved one.  Focusing on creating memories together at Town Lake Hideaway brings out the joy in your experience.

Enjoy the peaceful energy of the spring-fed Town Lake where you can fish, go for a paddle or snowmobile right out your front door! In the heart of the Hiawatha National Forest, the area surrounding the Town Lake Hideaway is conveniently located next to Pete's Recreation Area and Bruno's Run for great mountain biking/hiking trail access.  The ferry to the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is only 15 minutes away, and the adorable town of Munising will not disappoint with its eclectic eateries, and scenic views of Lake Superior. Located in the Hiawatha Forest, Town Lake encompasses approximately 40 acres, 29 feet deep, and hosts a variety of fish including Northern Pike, Small and Big Mouth Bass, and Bluegill, among others. With a private dock right out your front door you can fish to your heart's content! Fall colors are unparalleled in this majestic area. Wildlife abounds around Town Lake, where loons, bald eagles, kingfishers, moose and deer call this beautiful place home. The bonus is that if you forgot any essentials, you may be able to pick them up at the Forest Glen General Store right around the corner. 



Air Conditioning: No but there are some oscillating fans!

ATV's:/Entrance Road: 
 ATVs are not permitted for use on the property. Also, please be aware that the road leading up to the property is a bit difficult to maneuver with a small car.  Most specifically in wet weather conditions.

Bathroom #1- Shower, sink, toilet attached to Master Bedroom 
Bathroom #2- Shower, sink, toilet, tub

Bedroom Configurations:
Bedroom #1-Master bedroom- King size bed with attached bathroom
Bedroom #2- Queen size bed
*Optional sleeping-  Sleeper sofa  

Boats:  There is a canoe and a rowboat available for use. (Memorial Day to Labor Day)

Boat Launch: Town Lake is a private lake which is unofficially a no-wake lake.  It is a quiet lake.  You can rent a boat the Forest Glen General Store across the lake and launch from there. There is not a public launch on the lake.  A small boat may be possible to launch, yet it is not recommended.

Bugs: There are mosquito's, and some flies depending on time of year

Cable: NO traditional cable but there is a Roku TV in the Master Bedroom  

Cell Phone Service: Most major providers have good service


Coffee Maker: Drip coffee maker (please bring grounds)
Dock: Yes! Great for gaining access to the water with canoe and rowboat! 


Drinking Water:  Well water. Tested and drinkable.

Drugs/Smoking/Fireworks: Freshwater does not permit illegal drugs of any kind on the property. Due to the location of the properties, smoking is strongly discouraged around the home and strictly prohibited in the home. Fireworks are prohibited at a Freshwater location for the safety of all persons in and around the property, even if it is legal in that city.

Fireplace: Wood stove is not currently functional. There is a cozy electric insert installed that acts as a space heater. 

Fire-pit: Yes-please bring your own wood. 

Yes, you can fish on the lake.  Most common fish are Yellow Perch, Bass, Bluegill, and more.
Closest river? Closest fishing river to Town Lake Hideaway would be the Indian River South of Forest Glen Store by about 1 mile.  Midway General Store, in Wetmore(owned and operated by Mike and Erica) is helpful in pointing guests in the best direction for fishing.

Fishing License:  A license is required in order to fish in Michigan.

Grill: A propane grill is provided

Grocery StoreForest Glen General Store,  Holiday Station Stores (convenience store) -  Wetmore, MI                            Bob's IGA Store - Munising, MI 49862  

Handicap Friendly: One level home.  Master bathroom has no lip for shower access and a chair for seating inside.

Heat:   Yes base board heating

Hunting:   Not on Property

Internet: Yes wifi available

Linens: Yes, we provide your sheets and linens. Just like a hotel, the beds will be made for you upon arrival. 

Local Attractions:

Garden Bay Winery: About 40 mins away in Cooks, MI (20 miles west of Manistique) on US Hwy 2. also have a                   wine tasting room where you can sample their wine. 
Miners Falls:  A beautiful waterfall located on Miners River in the western portion of the Pictured Rocks National                  Lakeshore in Alger County, Michigan. The falls drops about 40 feet over a sandstone outcrop with a 10-foot crest.
Mini Golf: Miners Falls Mini Golf & Eagle Falls Adventure Golf in Wetmore, MI
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore:  Only 25 minutes away on Lake Superior in Munising. 

Parking: Ample room for 2 to 3 cars

Pets: 2 dogs max.  Freshwater Vacation Rentals currently charges $75/per pet for your entire stay. Yes, we do accept dogs, yet we do ask that you please clean up after them both inside and outside the cabin. Plus, if you allow them on the furniture, we do ask that you please bring your own linens/blankets for them to sleep on.  Plus, if the pet hair starts to build, we do ask that you please run the vacuum. Generally, dogs love the water and places to explore. Pet food does tend to attract mice, so vigilance is needed.

Privacy: There are neighbors

Snowmobiles: a person (resident and nonresident) that operates a snowmobile in Michigan is required to purchase a snowmobile trail permit. The trail permit enables snowmobilers to ride state-designated trails and thousands more miles of public roads and on public lands (where authorized). It is valid for one year, which begins Oct. 1 and ends Sept. 30 of the following year. State-designated trails are open Dec. 1-March 31 and grooming occurs when there is enough snow on the ground.
Click here to purchase your snowmobile trail permit. 

Space: Ranch style home


Seniors: More than welcome and easily accessible

Swimming: Not a traditional swimming beach. The entire lake is hard sandy bottom. You can swim here-but the lake does get deep pretty quickly, so small kids should be monitored closely. The first 10 feet from shore goes from 0 ft to 2 ft. the next 10 ft from shore goes from 2 ft. to 5-6 ft. then drops to 12 ft. pretty quickly. There is a more traditional shallow water beach less than 1 mile away at Pete's Lake Day Use Area.

Televisions: 42" Roku TV in Master bedroom

Towels: All bath and kitchen towels will be provided during your stay. Please bring beach towels with you!

Washer and Dryer: Yes, detergent provided

Wood: Please bring firewood



Property/Indoor Amenities
  • Basic Paper Products (Paper Towel & TP)
  • Beach Towels
  • Blankets
  • Blow Dryer
  • Board Games
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Ceiling fans
  • Garage
  • Heat: Boiler System
  • Internet/ WiFi
  • Linens & Towels included
  • Oscillating Fans
  • Pets allowed
  • Radio
  • Smart TV w/ streaming
  • Smoke Detectors
  • Vacuum
  • Washer & Dryer (plus Detergent and Dryer Sheets)
  • Wood burning stove
Kitchen Amenities
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Coffee maker
  • Cooking and Baking Pans
  • Crockpot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Soaps (Hand & Dish Soap)
  • Standard Kitchenware & Utensils
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Outdoor Amenities
  • Deck/Patio
  • Fire Pit
  • Good Fishing
  • Grill-Propane
  • Private Boat Dock
  • Rowboat Included
  • Swimming on Property

Season Period Min.Stay Nightly Weekly
January - December 2024 01/01/2024 - 12/31/2024 2 $139.00
January - December 2025 01/01/2025 - 12/31/2025 2 $0.00


5 stars
Our visit overall was very pleasant. My wife was a bit disappointed that the fireplace was out of service. As a returning customer, we will be back.


Hi Kevin, I am so happy to know you enjoyed your stay, though it definitely is unfortunate that your wife felt disappointed a bit regarding the fireplace. Our maintenance team is working for get a full service report, so we can work on getting it back up to code, so hopefully it will be no issue for her next stay! We appreciate your continued support, and look forward to hosting you again! 
Oct 2023
Very nice and clean place
It was a very nice and clean place and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. There is no cell phone coverage in the area but wifi was available. 


Thank you for taking the time to review your stay, Muhammad! It's great to know that you found the home to be clean, and provided you with an enjoyable stay! Hopefully we can host you again!
Jun 2023

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