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Address: Spider Lake Rd, Traverse City, Traverse City, MI

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Great experience with family and friends

Third time staying there, great accommodations, near to everything great in Traverse City. Shopping, wine tasting, casino's, perfect get away. The retreat house has 2 large full... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 September 2016
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Saint Clair Shores, Michigan
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Saint Clair Shores, Michigan
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Third time staying there, great accommodations, near to everything great in Traverse City. Shopping, wine tasting, casino's, perfect get away. The retreat house has 2 large full kitchens as well as 16 bedrooms, game room, tv room, wifi,right on the lake. Dining room seats 64.

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Unionville, Michigan
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

We stay at Spider Lake Retreat once a year and it is a great place for family and friends to go. It has 16 bedrooms (big ones), 18 bathrooms, and a wonderful library room, a big TV room and so many other things plus a beautiful view of the lake, a wonderful beach, and it has a boat rental close... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016

Spider is a relatively shallow lake which warms up quickly. There is a public boat launch at the south end and two islands open to the public. The island in the narrows towards the center of the lake has a fire pit and is a popular picnic/swimming spot. 👍🏻

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Thank Johnathdn
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53 reviews
24 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016

Although our visit was in the fall, it was still very peaceful looking out over the lake. It was peaceful and calming.

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Thank Maureen T
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32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2015 via mobile

The house was beautiful with all the amenities. Sleeps 20, 3 baths, hot tub, fire pit, pontoon available for an extra charge.

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Thank oppykc
Chicago, Illinois
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170 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2015

a beautiful clear lake with sandy beaches -- the state park / small island and sand bar is a great place to hang out for the day

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Traverse City, Michigan
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2015

This lake is an all sports lake with great fishing. You can ski all day and fish the evening away. Plenty of cottages to rent, boat access and nice clear water to spend your time in, on and about.

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Traverse City, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2015

This is a fun lake. Even though there are lots of residents that live on the Lake, it is one of the happening lakes in TC. There are three islands and one of them has a nice sandbar that everyone hangs out on. The fishing in the winter is good and they also do a snowmobile ice drag race in... More 

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Thank Cathy M
Fife Lake, Michigan, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2015

All year long there are events out on the lake. In the summer you can fish, boat, swim, kayak, canoe, and so much more. In the winter you can ice fish and snowmobile as well as watch snowmobile races. There is always something fun to do and its not far from good food.

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Thank Nicole L
Erie, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2014 via mobile

Good lake for wave runners or other trailered smaller boats. All sports lake. There's a free boat launch available to the public. There's private cabins available for rent. Area approximately 30 mins outside of downtown traverse city. Great location. Quiet and wooded.

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