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On Upper Herring Lake

"The School House Cottage"

Available for your Frankfort Northern Michigan Weekly/Weekend Getaway!! Near Lake Michigan!!

Visit Frankfort, Traverse City, and Sleeping Bear!!



For your Fall Color Tour, Cozy Family Thanksgiving, Holiday & Ski Getaways, Spring Break, and Summer Vacations!!

 This is a NEWER HOME, with




(See Amenities Page for details)

4 Floors of fun!!

Sleeps up to 14!!




Just when your kids thought they were safe from school...

Offered by Blue Lakes Vacation Rentals. Be our guest at one of our newest weekly, and weekend getaways in Northern Michigan.

Creatively designed, and decorated to resemble an old classic school house, but modern, comfortable, and cozy with a touch of class. Wood flooring, ceramic tile, custom woodwork, Pottery Barn style decor, a mix of antique, and custom furniture, are just some of the homes finer touches. Enjoy 360 degree panoramic views of Upper Herring Lake, and surrounding countryside, from the 3rd floor bell tower. 

The Home was also designed with the family in mind, with separate spaces for grown-ups, and little ones alike.

Located on all-sports, not all-crowded Upper Herring Lake, with 140' of private water frontage. The Home sits on 2.5 acres, on a quiet, peaceful country road. Surrounded by the perfect blend of rolling hills, woodlands, orchards, and vineyards. This 2100 sq. ft. home is in a word FUN!

You will be just minutes from Lake Michigan beaches, and the resort town of Frankfort. Near many of Northern Michigan's premier vacation spots such as The Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, and Traverse City.

Also, just down the boardwalk through the protected natural area, await enough waterfront amenities to fill a school bus... make that two school buses! There is a row boat, 2 kayaks, 1 towable water trampoline w/tow rope, life jackets in various shapes & sizes, full dock w/moorings for extra boats, fire pit w/chairs, rope hammock, chaise lounge, and as an extra bonus we include the use a pontoon boat free of charge ( a $1,000 value). Oh, and did we mention 10 gallons of free premixed fuel!


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by phone: 

(231) 632-0833

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 Near The Inn at Watervale! 

Weekend Getaways in Northern Michigan

More private than a Bed & Breakfast!

Near The Inn at Watervale

Class is in Session!

waterfront vacation rental

Cozy Loft Bedroom with spiral stairs to Tower.


Today's lunch menu is...

Upper Herring Lake Waterrfront

Upper Herring Lake Waterfront.


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Northeast of Arcadia Bluffs golf course in Michigan. Better, and more private than a Bed & Breakfast accommodation.


"The School House Cottage"
2610 Herring Rd. 
Arcadia, MI 49613
(231) 632-0833