Northern Michigan Vacation Rentals


Lake Bluff Preserve offers stunning private vacation homes built on the bluffs of Lake Michigan perfect for family vacations, weddings, retreats, reunions and more. Our three large Upper Bluff homes have spectacular lake views and sunsets from nearly every room, wrap around decks and dune fire pits perfect for s'mores! 

Additional rentals on the lower bluff for events and weddings are available. Our preserve is 1.5 miles north of Frankfort,MI and forty-five minutes to Traverse City, MI. Enjoy local restaurants, breweries, boutiques, Frankfort's Public Beach, lighthouses, and more! 

**Due to high water and erosion on Lake Michigan, the stairs from the bluff to the beach are closed for our guests safety. If you wish to spend time on the beach, we recommend the Frankfort Public Beach or any of the public beaches on Crystal Lake. We hope to reopen the stairs as soon as mother nature allows us.**

Activities outside your door!

  • Hiking
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Golfing
  • Beach
  • Campfire gathering
  • Biking
  • Touring
  • Wineries/Breweries
  • Shopping

Local attractions to enhance your stay, all within miles from Lake Bluff Preserve along the scenic M-22 highway.

  • Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore
  • Point Betsie Lighthouse
  • Arcadia Bluffs and Crystal Downs GC
  • Crystal Lake and Platte Lakes
  • Betsie and Platte Rivers
  • Frankfort's Harbor Town

Fireworks are prohibited at Lake Bluff Preserve. 

"Walking just out the door to hike the bluff and spending evenings star gazing at the dune fire pit make it special. The staff at the Bluffs is also amazing, very accommodating and friendly and willing to go the extra mile to make guests comfortable. Lake Bluff Preserve is now a favorite Northern Michigan getaway for me!!" Jill, Michigan

"Wonderful views, very clean--would be great if you had a group to rent all three places!" Kris, Oak Park IL

"This house was perfect for my family's get together for my parents' 70th birthday. Plenty of space to sleep for 8 adults and a toddler...The view from the house was wonderful and there are a lot of beaches nearby with easier access. Would definitely stay here again!" Margaret, Traverse City MI