Lake 'N Pines Lodge

You step calmly onto your deck, with your morning coffee in hand and just yards from your door, a light fog hovers over a tree-lined lake. A loon calls hauntingly across the water. Welcome to Lake ‘N Pines Lodge. 

Located a few miles south of Traverse City in nearby Interlochen, Lake ‘N Pines Lodge feels a world away from the hustle and bustle of the city. That’s just the way Owner, David Olsen, likes it. “This is a true up north experience,” he explains. “Your own place on the lake, with all the comforts of home, and none of the expensive upkeep. It’s what so many people want up here.” 

Days at the Lake ‘N Pines Lodge always start out wonderfully. Guests order from the breakfast menu the night before and can choose from amazing homemade omelets, french toast, eggs benedict, and more. Guests can have breakfast delivered right to their rooms at a time they designate, for no charge! What a surprising perk! 

Lake ‘N Pines Lodge features three different suites, two with private entrances. The Bay Chalet is a 900 square foot., one-bedroom suite with a two-person jacuzzi and hot tub, wet bar, cathedral ceiling with skylights, and other extras—perfect for a romantic escape. The Pines Nature Suite has two bedrooms, a full kitchen with all the essentials, plus a private deck. It sleeps four, making it ideal for a small family or friends’ getaway. The Angler’s Nook is another great option for a couple’s retreat. It boasts a full kitchen, queen bed, electric fireplace, a private deck with a grill, and a bay window for viewing nature in all its splendor. 

Speaking of nature, David is quick to point out that there are many ways to enjoy it up here. “We offer kayaks and row boats for use, free of charge,” he shares. “We’re also surrounded by 6,000 acres of state forest, so guests can hike, bike, and explore as much as they want. It’s about as `up north’ as you can get.”