SPRING is WONDERFUL in LELAND! Wine Tasting, Biking, Hiking, Wildflowers, Beaches!
The Bluestone Cottage is within walking distance to Lake Michigan beaches and to the town of Leland with great restaurants, cafes, galleries, shopping and Historic Fishtown! The stylish, comfortable house is ideal for wine tasting weekends and vacations for exploring Leelanau County as we are right on the wine trail. Head to Verterra, Chateau Fontaine, Boathouse, Aurora, 45 North and Black Star Farm all within minutes! Great layout for a big group with 5 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms.
Wineries offer igloos, heated porches, fire pits. XC skiing at Sleeping Bear Dunes and the TART Trail in Suttons Bay. Snow tubing at Timberlee. Downhill skiing nearby at the Homestead. Skating in Suttons Bay and amazing sledding at Bahle Park in Suttons Bay. Cozy gas fireplace in the Master Bedroom.
I’m so grateful to have received so many lovely 5 STAR reviews this year:
“House is great. A fantastic location in Leland. We walked downtown to dinner every night. The beach is on the way, so we stopped for the sunset. The house is very clean and well stocked. Beds are comfortable. We couldn't have asked for anything else. Melissa is super helpful with information about the area in advance and sends prompt emails with everything about check-in and leaving. We would love to stay here again”
There’s so much to do up north! I’ll send our favorite hiking and biking trails, wineries, breweries and best local restaurants.
Walk to Lake Michigan and the center of Leland from The Bluestone Cottage in Leland. Guests love the quaint town with Historic Fishtown, cute shops and cafes. The house offers 5 Bedrooms (King, 2 Queens, 4 Twins, plus pull-out) and 3 bathrooms plus an open concept living and dining room which opens to a quiet back deck and shade garden.
Hike nearby Clay Cliffs for stunning views. Visit 45 North and taste their Award-winning whites and play bocce. Taste Tandem Ciders by the firepit, or enjoy lake views at the Boathouse Vineyard on their heated porch!
You'll love the decor, the bedroom layout (good for multiple families/couples), the back deck for grilling, and the front porch for morning coffee. Amenities include Central A/C, cable tv, wifi, charcoal grill and games for the whole family.
We are right on the wine trail, as described in Travel & Leisure, Leelanau, “best known for cherries, sprawling sand dunes, massive blue lakes, and bucolic scenery may just be America’s next great wine touring region”.
We take cleaning seriously at the Bluestone.
We are open all year round for wine tasting, biking, shopping or golf weekends.
Come enjoy early spring in Leelanau County including hiking the Leelanau Conservancy Trails, biking on the TART trails, reading by the fire in the Master bedroom, walking the beach searching for Petoskey stones, and visiting the cider houses and wineries. We are open for hiking, biking and wine tasting weekends.
All the wineries are open and have roaring fireplaces, fire pits, heated porches and igloos to welcome you in. Our gas fireplace in the Primary Bedroom is a cozy place to spend lazy mornings.
Plan now for Winter and Spring 2023! Wineries are open with new heated outdoor spaces! Hiking is gorgeous; wildflowers are blooming. Fall is the season for cider houses! Ask me about igloos, ice shanties and other outdoor tasting options. I can help arrange wine tasting tours.
Near trails for hiking, biking (check out the mountain bike trails at 45 North), and wine tasting. Check out the fire pits at Farm Club for microbrew and local eats. Reserve an igloo at Hop Lot and try the BBQ and s'mores for the kids. I’ll send you lists of wineries and cider houses with fireplaces and walking trails.
The Bluestone cottage, with all stylish interiors, has plenty of room for 10-12 people, and the layout works well for multiple families. 5 Bedrooms (King, 2 Queen, 4 Twins, pull-out), 3 Full Baths, open Living/Dining room, front porch and back deck for grilling. Guests love our well-designed interiors and luxury linens!
The Bluestone Cottage is a quick 3 minute walk to the secluded North Beach on Lake Michigan, and just 3 blocks from Fishtown and the heart of Leland. Guests love that they can walk everywhere from the Bluestone Cottage on quiet back streets.
We are centrally located near the towns of Leland, Northport and Suttons Bay, and right on the wine trail. It is an ideal location for exploring Leelanau County; within a short scenic drive to Sleeping Bear Dunes, Suttons Bay, Northport, or Traverse City. You can walk into the town of Leland for coffee, lunch, ice cream and even wine tasting at Verterra, or drinks at Rick's Cafe overlooking the Leland Dam!
Looking for Waterfront? Check out The White Birch Cottage in Lake Leelanau (VRBO 610555). 5 bedrooms, 2 baths, Sleeps 10. Chef's kitchen, gas fireplace, gorgeous interiors. Dock on Lake Leelanau in the Narrows with canoe and kayak, large lawn, firepit, volleyball net and ping pong table.
Recent reviews: 'Very nice accommodations for our group of eight. We loved the location. The kitchen was well-equipped. Everything gave a clean, well-maintained impression. I would highly recommend it to others.'
Our amenities include cable, wi-fi, laundry, central A/C, parking for 4 cars, charcoal grill, games, front porch, back deck and screened-in porch.
The house layout is well suited for multiple families: upstairs you will find a King bedroom, a Twins room and Full bathroom with tub and shower. Downstairs features a Queen bedroom with Full bath with shower on one end of the house and on the other side, there is a Queen and a Twins room which share a Full bath with tub and shower.
The Bluestone Cottage is a great location in the fall too. Leelanau County is lively with great restaurants, easy access to Traverse City, stunning Leelanau Conservancy hiking trails, the TART bike trail, superior golf courses, tennis and basketball courts in nearby Suttons Bay and award-winning wine and microbrewery tours -- hard ciders too!
'The house is fantastic' Guest, July
'The house was perfect for us' From Chicago, February
Enjoy the cool Michigan evenings on the front porch with garden views, the private back deck with charcoal grill, and a screen porch off one of the Queen bedrooms.
Leland is the perfect place to enjoy your free time, whether you love to walk on endless Lake Michigan beaches, boat on Lake Leelanau, shop in the quaint town of Leland, go wine tasting or explore farther and see all of gorgeous Leelanau County.
'The white-sand beaches feel as sweeping and sublime as oceanfront' Martha Stewart Living July/August 2013
In prime summer, we are a Sunday to Sunday rental to easily accommodate wedding parties and their families and guests.
Love the Suttons Bay restaurant scene? Try the Schoolhouse Cottage in Suttons Bay (VRBO 491672). 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, sleeps 8-10. Walk to town, beach, Marina, tennis and basketball courts and we’re within a short distance to bike trails.
Visit our local wineries, cider houses and breweries! Check out our unique boutiques, walk on the beach, go for a hike, or kayak on Lake Leelanau. Visit our award-winning gourmet restaurants. I am happy to share my favorites!
Enjoy evenings sipping local wines on the front porch admiring the perennial garden or grilling on the private back deck. Take the kids for ice cream at The Harbor House or build a bonfire on Van's beach!
The Leelanau Peninsula has a wide variety of special events throughout the year. The Old Art Building Art Shows, the Suttons Bay Art and Wine events , Leland Heritage Festival with Wooden Boats and Antique Cars, the Harvest Stompede Wine Tasting Event and much more!
Coming up North in the Spring or Fall? Enjoy our cozy gas fireplace in the Master Bedroom and enjoy the area's many outdoor activities: hiking at Houdek Dunes, mountain biking at 45 North, walking along the Marina paths in Suttons Bay, biking the TART trail to Traverse City (stop at Farm Club for a beer) and taking walks on the beach! Leland and Suttons Bay are bustling and Traverse City is a short drive. Book an ice shanty at Little Traverse Inn or check out Martha’s Leelanau Table cookbook series.
If this house is booked when you want to go on vacation, feel free to check out our nearby rental VRBO#491672. The Schoolhouse Cottage in Suttons Bay, on a quiet street in the Village, has lots of charm. Built as a schoolhouse for the Lutheran church, now it's a gracious home with 4 bedrooms (Sleeps 8-10), 2 bathrooms, large living and dining rooms and updated kitchen. Enjoy evenings on the outdoor patio with grill, or walk to town for an Italian ice or catch a movie at the Bay Theatre. All within a 3 minute walk!
Want to be on the water, or looking to bring your boat on vacation? Consider the luxurious White Birch Cottage on the Narrows of Lake Leelanau (VRBO 610555). Enjoy a super-comfortable and relaxing vacation in this well-designed waterfront home which sleeps 10-12. Relax on the porch overlooking the picturesque Narrows, lounge on the spacious dock enjoying the view, kayak through the adjacent Leelanau Conservancy property, or walk to town for tastings at Northern Latitudes and The Boathouse Vineyard.
I encourage you to “Ask the Owner A Question” or use Instant Booking as I respond to all inquiries and am always happy to answer any questions about the area and offer ideas for hiking trails, wine tours, and restaurants.
Heading to Saugatuck/Douglas? Visit my newest property: The Rivercroft Cottage (VRBO #1813395). The Rivercroft Cottage which sleeps 10 is within a short walk to downtown Saugatuck. An historic home with ties to Ox-Bow Art School, the Rivercroft Cottage is beautifully furnished, features 5 BR and 3 1/2 Baths (recently renovated), an elegant living room, formal dining room, casual family room with cable tv, a delightful fenced-in backyard with fire pit, and a classic front porch