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Cabin · Bellaire
Lakeside Log Cabin with Modern Amenities
Newly built log cabin with 211 ft of lake frontage on all-sports Intermediate Lake. Enjoy modern amenities in this stylish cabin that sleeps 8 (10 including pull out queen sofa bed). Wake up with a view all year round. In summer, enjoy paddle boards, kayaks, and a family friendly shallow entry with great fishing. In winter, enjoy the fireplace after skiing/snowboarding at nearby Schuss Mountain. Located only 2 miles from downtown Bellaire, 10 mins to Shanty Creek and 5 professional golf courses.
Mar 12 – 19
$364 per night
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Cabin · Alden
Cedar Cabin • Torch Lake Home w/ Sunset Views
Enjoy the stunning views of the turquoise waters of Torch Lake in this charming cabin on the lake! This home is thoughtfully designed with 2 comfortable bedrooms, 1 full bath, reliable wifi, smart TV, and a fully-equipped kitchen. Outside, you'll find a beautiful patio with a dining set, lounge furniture, propane fire table, and grill. Enjoy the use of 3 stand up paddleboards and 1 kayak to explore Torch Lake. Only 10 minutes to Alden and Bellaire, under 5 minutes to Dockside and Clam River.
Oct 24 – 31
$221 per night
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Cabin · Bellaire
Cabin w/ Loft & Fireplace 🪵 at Schuss Village ⛳️
This 2 bedroom updated cabin with bonus loft (3 bed total) for additional sleeping space is located on a quiet cul-de-sac at Schuss Mountain in Shanty Creek Resort. The resort includes year round excitement including 5 golf courses, restaurants , hiking trails, and multiple indoor/outdoor pools. The town itself has unique shops as well as great local food and beverage options. Bellaire is also near popular destinations including Torch Lake (15 minutes), Traverse City, Petoskey, and Charlevoix.
Mar 12 – 19
$159 per night
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Lake homes in Torch Lake

Home · Ellsworth
Quiet Lakefront Retreat - Spectacular Sunset Views
Dec 6 – 13
$169 per night
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Private room · Central Lake
Cherry Room for 2 at the blue pelican inn
Nov 18 – 25
$46 per night
Home · Bellaire
Private cottage near skiing, golf, trails + lakes
Aug 26 – Sep 2
$307 per night
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Home · Alden
Charming Red Roof Farm House
Nov 17 – 24
$110 per night
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Home · Torch Lake Township
🏘️ Stunning New 4BDR Golf House by Torch Lake!
Apr 10 – 17
$229 per night
Home · Rapid City
Torch Lake 4-bedroom home, large yard & Boat Avail
Feb 24 – Mar 3
$150 per night
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Home · Bellaire
New! Beautiful 4BR/2BA Torch Lake, Bellaire Home
Oct 28 – Nov 4
$315 per night
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Home · Bellaire
3rd Night Free:Clam Lake Cottage-Torch Lake Access
Sep 9 – 16
$306 per night
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Private room · Traverse City
A Cozy Room in a Home with a View
Dec 7 – 14
$33 per night
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Home · Bellaire
The House on the Hill
May 20 – 27
$129 per night
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Home · Central Lake
Howard's House, Central Lake, Michigan, 49622
Feb 8 – 15
$111 per night
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Home · Central Lake
Book now for peak color under a canopy of maples!
Nov 17 – 24
$168 per night
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Lake side cottage rentals in Torch Lake

Cottage · Alden
Birch Cottage • Torch Lake Waterfront Getaway
Nov 21 – 28
$346 per night
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Cottage · Bellaire
Wet Nest! Private Lakefront, Intermediate Lake Ret
Apr 23 – 30
$225 per night
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Cottage · Rapid City
NEW! Waterfront Torch Lake Cottage; Private Beach!
Nov 16 – 23
$228 per night
Cottage · Alden
Blue Spruce Cottage • Torch Lake Escape + Sunsets
Sep 16 – 23
$400 per night
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Cottage · Williamsburg
Hygge Beach House - 4 bd / 3 ba lake front home
Feb 21 – 28
$475 per night
Cottage · Central Lake
Torch Lake Captain’s Cottage
Oct 17 – 24
$137 per night
Cottage · Rapid City
Rapid River Retreat riverfront close to Torch Lake
May 6 – 13
$471 per night
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Cottage · Bellaire
Tamarack Lodge, Waterfront on Lake Bellaire
Mar 9 – 16
$428 per night
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Cottage · Rapid City
Beachfront Cottage Torch Lake Sandbar
Feb 9 – 16
$585 per night
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Cottage · Elk Rapids
Waterfront Cottage in Elk Rapids, Michigan
Apr 5 – 12
$225 per night
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Cottage · Kewadin
NEW! Historic Kewadin Schoolhouse: 1/2 Mi to Lake!
Oct 12 – 19
$130 per night
Cottage · Elk Rapids
Perfect Up North GetAway
Dec 24 – 31
$189 per night
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Lake side condo rentals in Torch Lake

Condo · Bellaire
Lake View, Skiing, Tubing, Golf, Dining,
Feb 21 – 28
$79 per night
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Condo · Bellaire
Lakeview 🌅 Fireplace, Walk to Summit GC & Pools ⛳️
Mar 1 – 8
$107 per night
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Condo · Bellaire
ShantyCrk/Schuss/Bellaire Northern Sunset Retreat
Mar 25 – Apr 1
$110 per night
Condo · Bellaire
Experience Up North at Summit Village
Nov 30 – Dec 7
$70 per night
Condo · Bellaire
Cozy two bedroom two bathroom condo in Bellaire
Apr 5 – 12
$153 per night
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Condo · Bellaire
Queen Bed+BonusQueen Shanty Creek Northern Escape
Dec 20 – 27
$90 per night
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Condo · Bellaire
Ski, Lake, Golf at Shanty Creek Summit Village
Jan 7 – 14
$64 per night
Condo · Charlevoix
New Downtown Condo steps from the Water!
Dec 22 – 29
$128 per night
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Condo · Traverse City
Stunning waterfront, updated TC condo with pool
Jul 25 – Aug 1
$650 per night
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Condo · Acme
☀ Cozy-Contemporary Lake-View Studio @ The Shores
Mar 3 – 10
$62 per night
Condo · Williamsburg
Bayview Escape! Stunning condo on the bay
Nov 14 – 21
$125 per night
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Condo · Traverse City
SUNNY BEACH Bliss CONDO|Patio+Water Views|Modern Kitchen
Nov 2 – 9
$281 per night
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Your guide to Torch Lake

Introduction

One of the most picturesque lakes in Michigan — which is saying something, considering it’s next to Lake Michigan — Torch Lake is beloved for turquoise water so clear you can see the bottom. Some even compare it to the Caribbean. The shoreline of this 19-mile-long body of water, the biggest of 14 in the Elk River chain of lakes, is ringed by evergreen trees and pricey lakefront homes. Most visitors come here to spend their days in and on the water, whether in a fishing boat or on jet skis, innertubes, or paddleboards.

During the summer months, boats and rafts cluster along the shallow two-mile sandbar at the lake’s south end, resembling a floating party. But it’s easy to drift away from the festivities to a spot where you can relax and soak in the beauty of Northern Michigan, or placidly fish for trout and wide-mouth bass. Off the water, small resort towns such as Elk Rapids, Alden, and Bellaire promise distraction in the form of restaurants and shops, and the cultural draws of Traverse City are just 30 miles away.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Torch Lake?

Given Torch Lake’s location in northern Lower Michigan, it may not be a surprise that peak season for booking vacation rentals here is June through August, when the temperatures hang between the 60s and 80s Fahrenheit. While sunny days are frequent in summer, so are rainy ones, especially in August and September, so bring waterproof jackets along with your swimsuits and sunblock. Both spring (April-May) and fall (October-November) are gorgeous in Michigan, with cool temperatures and plenty of color in the wildflowers and trees. Although the lake does not freeze in winter, below-freezing temperatures and snowfall are common. Bundle up!


What are the top things to do in Torch Lake?

Boating

A number of companies rent out pontoons or small boats for an afternoon or a few days. You can stay on the lake — after all, there’s quite a bit of it to peruse — or, if you have a smaller boat, travel along the river to the connected Elk Lake and Clam Lake.

Charlevoix

Located just 20 miles from the northern tip of Torch Lake, picturesque Charlevoix is worth a day trip to browse through the craft shops and wander around the century-old Castle Farms. Charlevoix’s most eye-opening feature: 26 stone-and-thatch cottages known as “mushroom houses.”

Grass River Natural Area

With Grand Traverse Bay to the west and Torch Lake to the east, your options for shoreline walks are many, and there are bike trails aplenty as well. Dedicated hikers will enjoy exploring the forests and meadows of the 1,500-acre Grass River Nature Preserve in Bellaire, as well as a 1.5-mile-long boardwalk that leads through the wetlands.

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