Cedar Lake Lodge is a newer lakefront home built in 2003. The interior
of the home features natural knotty pine tongue and groove from floor to ceiling with rustic log beams and accents. The
abundant use of ceramic tile and cedar log furniture complete the northern Michigan experience. You will see
why these are the best Cottages to Rent in Traverse City Michigan.
The home is supplied with a Rave Aquadeck
water trampoline like the one pictured. Unfortunately we do have to share the lake with a family of otters... This sometimes
can be a problem, as some years they seem obsessed with damaging the trampolines. Not sure if they think it is food or just
get a kick out of the air that blasts them in the face when they bite holes in the skin of the trampoline. Either way once
the destruction starts they won't stop. In that case we switch to a Take-Off towable water trampoline that is stored
on land so the otters can't destroy them. The Take-Off is extremely light (30 lbs) and can easily be moved in and out
of the water. This Take-Off is a little smaller, and not as bouncy as the Rave, but unlike the Rave, can be towed behind the
pontoon boat, as well as being moored to the deep water mooring. The Rave is a little bigger, bouncier, and permanently moored
to the deep water mooring. Which one you will
have at the home? It depends on the mood of the otters....
there is no Cable internet, or DSL offered in this area. We feel that until there is, we can not offer high speed internet
at this home. There is satellite internet, and cell service internet, but due to strict bandwidth limits these are not options
either. The most expensive plan offered would literally be used up by the average family in less than a weeks time. This would
then leave the rest of the months guests without internet, and very unhappy...
Easy Solution - Most smart phones can be turned into wireless hotspots for $10-20
a month. This may not be the best for streaming the latest episode of "Breaking Bad", but should get some usable access if
needed. Just a call to your wireless provider will get this set up. Cell service is usable (definitely not amazing), with
Ve**zon being the best, A*&T next. All others however, would not be very usable for internet. Also free tethering apps
are offered for many smart phones on the Android Market as well. These allow your computer to be tethered (Via USB cable)
to your cell phone for free in many cases!
this doesn't work, there are coffee shops, restaurants, etc, in town with excellent high-speed internet available.
Easier Solution - Your on vacation for crying out loud, give it a rest for a week! What better excuse to get away from
work than to tell everyone you don't have internet!