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Main Entrance

A picture of the main entrance to the Cottage. The wooden deck extends around the side of the cotttage to another entrance

Dining Area

Dining Area

Nice and cozy dining area with a fabulous view of Lake Michigan



Kitchen has a microwave, stove, plenty of cabinet space, coffee maker, toster and a refrigerator.


Living room

Sleeper sofa, 4 chairs, Satellite T.V. with DVD / VHS player. Radio with CD player. Wood burning stove and assorted board games.

Master BedroomSpare BedroomBathroom

2 Bedrooms 1 bath

One master bedroom with a queen size bed and one spare - both furnished.
Spare bedroom has twin size bed over a full bed.

Point Betsie Light House

Point Betsie Light House

Looking out of the two Picture windows allows for a super view of Point Betsie Lighthouse. For Lighthouse hours of operation, contact: Friends of Point Betsie Lighthouse, P.O. Box 601, Frankfort, MI. 49635-0601 or they can be contacted at (231)352-7666

Point Betsie Recreation Cottage

Location: Located in northwest lower MI on the eastern shore of Lake Michigan, 230 miles NNE of Chicago, IL and 275 miles NW of Detroit, MI.  Address is 3720 Pt. Betsie Road, Benzie County, MI.

Eligible Patrons: Active Duty, Reserve, and Retired Military along with Civil Service are eligible to use the Point Betsie MWR cottage.

Season of Operation: Year round.

Description: The cottage is a 2-bedroom, 1-bath ranch house. A deck wraps around the south and west sides of the house providing great views of the lake. Sand dunes surround the cottage and access to Lake Michigan beach is only 200 yards from the back door. The cottage is nearby the historical Pt. Betsie lighthouse, on a road ending at Lake Michigan.

Facilities: 1 cottage.

General Information: Cottage is furnished with basic features. Cooking/eating utensils, pots and pans are provided. Bed linen, blankets, and towels are not provided. Cottage sleeps a maximum of 6. No Smoking & No Pets. Parking is limited to a (10’x 20’ foot area) in front of the cottage. Vehicles unable to fit into this parking area must be legally parked elsewhere. PT Betsie Lighthouse fog signal is no longer in use. The cottage can receive incoming phone calls and local / emergency outgoing calls. The number is (231) 352-5088. Cell phone service can be sparse / unreliable.

Fees: In order to maintain the Pt. Betsie Cottage due to the wear and tear over many years of use, the increasing cost of utilities, and to provide a more hospitable vacation unit, we are increasing our rates. As of April 1st the rate for staying at the cottage will be increasing to $60 per night. All reservations already made will be charged the current rate.

Activities: Shopping, hiking, skiing, golf, fishing, and beachcombing are all within 10 miles, of the cottage. Traverse City, MI, with a large mall and downtownshopping center, is 23 miles northeast (estimated 1 hour travel time). Shopping, restaurants, and a city market are located in Frankfort, 5 miles south (20 minutes travel time).

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Walking Distance: Point Betsie lighthouse, Beach combing, fishing.

Recreation Equipment Available: None.

Check-In: Time: 2:00 PM

Place: Coast Guard Station Frankfort, 100 Coast Guard Drive, Frankfort, MI. 49635

Phone: For information (616) 850-1601

Check-Out: Return keys to CG Station Frankfort by 10:00 a.m.

Driving Instructions: From Detroit, MI: Take I-75 to US 10, US 10 to Route 115 to Frankfort, MI. From Chicago, IL: I-94 to US 31, to Route 115 to Frankfort, MI. In Frankfort, follow the road signs to the US Coast Guard Station. After checking in, proceed north on Route 22 to Pt. Betsie Road. The cottage is ¼ mile east of the lighthouse. Turn right at “3526” marker on Point Betsie Road, stop at 1st house on left marked 3270.

Reservations: Reservations are required and can be made via the below link.  Reservations are taken 60 days in advance for active duty personnel and their dependents all year round and all other patrons from 01 November thru 31 March. 30 days in advance for all other eligible patrons from 01 April thru 31 October. Reservations must be received after midnight of the first day of the month. Any requests received before will be ignored. nbsp; Advance payment is required no later than 30 days prior to arrival. Minimum lenght of stay is 2 days and the maximum length of stay is 7 days.

For Reservations Click: Pt. Betsie Reservations

Eligible Patrons:  01 April – 31 October 01 Nov – 31 March
Active Duty and Their dependents 60 Days in advance 60 Days in advance
All other eligible Patrons 30 Days in advance  60 Days in advance

Example:  Active Duty members can call on 01 March to reserve the cottage for the month of May. Retirees can call on 01 March to reserve the cottage for the month of April.

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Point Betsie Reservations
650 South Harbor Drive
Grand Haven, MI 49417
Phone: (616) 850-1601

Last Modified 1/5/2015