Willow by the Lake Resort on Hamlin Lake

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Stay on beautiful Hamlin Lake at one of three clean and comfortable family cottages!

Spend your vacation relaxing at Willow by the Lake Resort, just 10 minutes north of downtown Ludington, right on the east shore of beautiful Hamlin Lake.

Cottages at Willow by the Lake Resort

Cottage #1 with Lake Views

Cozy lighthouse-themed cottage with knotty pine walls in the living/dining room. 

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 2 queen beds
  • 1 double pull-out
  • bathroom with shower stall

Weekly Rates — $790, Off-Season $765 — Maximum 5 guests

Cottage #2 with Lake Views

Our “Michigan Great Outdoors” cottage has a separate kitchen/dining area and a cozy living room with a view of Hamlin Lake.

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 1 queen bed
  • 1 double bed
  • 1 double pull out
  • 1 single roll away
  • bathroom with shower stall

Weekly Rates — $790, Off-Season $765 — Maximum 6 guests

Cottage #3 with Lake Views

This “Michigan Fruit Stand” cottage has a view of the many beautiful sunsets over Hamlin Lake.

  • 1 bedroom
  • 1 queen bed
  • 1 bunk bed
  • bathroom with shower stall

Weekly Rates — $710, Off-Season $680 — Maximum 4 guests

All cottages are air-conditioned, have a picnic table and charcoal grill, furnished with dishes, cooking utensils, games, blankets, and pillows (Guests must supply bed sheets, pillow cases, and bath & kitchen towels). Kitchens in all cottages have a full-sized electric range & oven, refrigerator, microwave, toaster & electric coffee maker. Fire pits (wood not provided) and outdoor games are available near the lake, as well as a waterfront deck and a children’s sandbox and swing set. Experience excellent sunsets, swimming, boating, and fishing on the east side of Lower Hamlin Lake. Willow by the Lake offers limited dock space for guest’s boat. Enjoy attractive, clean, smoke-free, air-conditioned, comfortable cottages just six miles north of downtown Ludington. 

Reservation Details

Open June to September.

Reservation deposit of $100 per cottage for each week, balance due on arrival.
Off-season rates applied after Labor Day.

Self check-in after 3pm, check-out time by 10am on day of departure. Weeks begin and end on Saturday.

We accept checks, cash, or Venmo. (No Credit Cards)
6% Michigan Use Tax applies to all rates.

Daily rate available during off season only, for a minimum of three nights.

Dock fee for Guest’s Boat, $65 per week.

NO PETS ALLOWED – PLEASE, for the benefit of our other guests.

Discover the Ludington / Hamlin Lake Area

There are many things to do and see in the Ludington Area. Downtown Ludington offers a spacious beach at Stearns Park, which is also home to a mini-golf course, shuffleboard, concessions, and a playground. If you feel like strolling, take a walk on the long pier out to the Ludington North Breakwater Light–one of the most popular lighthouses on Lake Michigan. From Stearns Park, and especially from the lighthouse, you’ll have exceptional view of the S.S. Badger car ferry passing by as it makes daily cruises to and from Manitowoc, Wisconsin.

Many fine dining and casual restaurants are near the downtown area. Golf courses and city tennis courts assure that golfers and tennis players will be accommodated on their vacation.

Directly across the lake from Willow by the Lake Resort is the popular Ludington State Park. Whether you enjoy hiking, canoeing, or just relaxing while enjoying natural settings, you’ll find plenty to see and do at the Ludington State Park. Swimming, boating, sailing, windsurfing, and water skiing are enjoyed by many on Hamlin Lake–a lake that is big enough for all. If you bring your own boat, Willow by the Lake Resort offers limited dock space available for guests to rent.

Hamlin Lake and its bayous offer an outstanding variety of fish–perch, crappie, bluegill, northern pike, large and small mouth bass, and walleye. Over 600,000 walleye planted in recent years are now game size.

Lake Michigan salmon and steelhead are seasonally plentiful at the Ludington State Park dam site, and dozens of charter boats are ready to take you salmon fishing from the Ludington harbor into Lake Michigan.