Willow by the Lake Resort on Hamlin Lake

Photo by Todd and Brad Reed Photography

Stay on Beautiful Hamlin Lake at a Clean and Comfortable Family Resort!

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.

Choose from four comfortable, clean cottages at the resort.

All cottages are air-conditioned, have a picnic table and charcoal grill, furnished with dishes, cooking utensils, blankets, and pillows (Guests must supply bed sheets, pillow cases, and bath & kitchen towels). Kitchens in all cottages have electric range & oven, refrigerator, microwave, toaster & electric coffee maker. A fire pit is available near the lake, as well as a sandbox for children to play in. Experience excellent swimming, boating, and fishing on Hamlin Lake.

The Cottages at Willow by the Lake Resort

Cottage #1

Cozy two-bedroom cottage with knotty pine walls in the living/dining room. Each bedroom has a full size bed and the living room has a full-size foldout sofa bed. Equipped kitchen and stall shower. Maximum 6 guests. Weekly Rates*: In-Season $765, Off-Season** $655

Cottage #2

Unique two-bedroom cottage with separate kitchen/dining area. This cottage has a cozy living room with a view of the lake. Each bedroom has a full-size bed and the living room has a full-size foldout sofa bed. Equipped kitchen and stall shower. Maximum 6 guests. Weekly Rates*: In-Season $765, Off-Season** $655

Cottage #3

Ideal get-a-way for a couple. A small one-bedroom cottage with a full-size bed. The living/dining/kitchen area also contains a foldout sofa bed to accommodate two small children. Equipped kitchen and stall shower. Maximum 4 guests. Weekly Rates*: In-Season $600, Off-Season** $510

Cottage #4

This one-bedroom cottage with a combined kitchen/dining/living room area has a view of the many beautiful sunsets over Hamlin Lake. The bedroom has a queen size bed and a twin bed. There is a full size foldout sofa in the living room. Equipped kitchen and stall shower. Maximum 5 guests. Weekly Rates*: In-Season $680, Off-Season $580

Reservation Details:

Willow by the Lake Resort is Open June to September.

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

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

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

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

Dock fee for Guest’s Boat, $50 per week.

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

Complete housekeeping facilities — heated cottages furnished with dishes, cooking utensils, blankets and pillows. Kitchens in all cottages have electric range and oven, refrigerator, microwave, toaster and electric coffee maker. Guests must supply bed sheets, pillow cases and bath and kitchen towels. Attractive, clean, smoke-free, air-conditioned, comfortable, housekeeping cottages on the east shore of beautiful Hamlin Lake, 6 miles north of downtown Ludington.

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.