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Looking for a great Vacation Rental or Cottage in Northern Michigan? If you haven’t visited Benzie County, you’ve missed out on one of the most scenic areas in "Pure Michigan".

Platte Lake Resort 2 offers a comfortable home base for all the activities you’ll want to experience during your vacation at the edge of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. We offer cozy affordable vacation rentals. Beach houses with screened in porches, decks and fireplaces. Cottage descriptions are on our availability page. Printable Brochure

Openings: For openings in August, September & October 2016, check availability and other rentals. Also available this year are affordable--no frills suites at Eden Brook Place located on US 31 in Beulah for 1 or 2 people.

platte lake cottagesSpringtime

Bring your fishing gear for Steelhead Trout. Platte River flows through Big Platte Lake and Brown, Rainbow and Brook Trout are plentiful. Pick Morel Mushrooms in the countless acres of nearby State Forest or Sleeping Bear Dunes Park area.


Summer offers a wide variety of activities. Play in the 2500 acres of Big Platte Lake. You can swim, sail, water ski, take a canoe trip down the Platte River to scenic Lake Michigan, or bask in the sun.

Spend time on the beaches of Lake Michigan. You won’t find high rise buildings along the shores of the National Park.

Instead, you'll enjoy the sand of the dunes, the sound of the waves and sea gulls, and you’ll take in the awesome views of Sleeping Bear Dunes and the Manitou Islands. Artists—bring your easels!

Spend leisure hours pan fishing in Big Platte Lake. You’ll find a variety of fish to hook—bass, perch, walleye, pike, catfish and many more. Platte Lake Resort 2 has fish cleaning facilities for your big catch! If you enjoy the game of golf, Benzie County has several courses nearby to enjoy. During your stay at Platte Lake Resort 2, you’ll certainly want to visit Sleeping Bear Dunes and take in a sunset or two at the shores of Lake Michigan. Interlochen Music Camp is 15 minutes away. Plan an evening enjoying a famous musician. The new Betsie Valley Trail now extends from Frankfort to Thompsonville. If you’re a biking enthusiast—you’ll love the peaceful ride through the woods and along the shores of Crystal Lake.

Check our Area Interests Page for information on other activities such as wineries, boat rentals, golf courses, restaurants, charter fishing and more.


Fall is Salmon Fishing time at Platte Lake Resort 2. Thousands of Coho, Chinook, and Atlantic Salmon are taken in Platte Bay and Platte River each year. Platte Lake Resort 2 has fish cleaning and freezing facilities. Fall is also hunting time. The area abounds with deer and small game. In October, you’ll want to take in the beauty of Fall Colors in Benzie County and the surrounding area in Northern Michigan. We are located 1/2 mile from Scenic M-22. Colors peak along the lakeshore the middle of October.

Plan your next vacation in Benzie County -- we have only one stop light!
Benzie Treasure Trove Details and RegistrationTake advantage of some 'Free Stuff' and a chance to win a $25 gas card!
Book 2 or more nights, register, and bring your printed registration to us to fill out! You will get coupons from local businesses to use during your stay. Check out the details!

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