Houghton Lake is the largest inland lake in Michigan, stretching out over 22,000 acres in Roscommon County in the northern part of the state. The lake provides endless recreation all year with extended natural wilderness to explore on land. Whether you're looking for adventure or lake solitude, consider these options.

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Cottage
 in Houghton Lake
2 Bedroom/ 1 Bath Houghton Lake Getaway
6 guests · 3 bedrooms · 1 bath
Pets allowed · Kitchen / Kitchenette · Air conditioner

Looking to create some memories in Houghton Lake? Look no further than our Cottage, 2 Bedroom/ 1 Bath Houghton Lake Getaway. Enjoy top-rated amenities including Air conditioner, Fireplace and Internet / Wifi, and more.

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4.3
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Hotel
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3star
Beachfront Hotel Houghton Lake
Garden · Pool · Pets allowed

Looking for a business stay, family stay, couples stay, getaway vacation, or traveling to Houghton Lake, at $93 per night for your next great vacation.

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4.0
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2star
American Inn and Suites Houghton Lake
Pool · Pets allowed · Kitchen / Kitchenette

Business stays, family stays, couples stay, getaway vacation, and rental in Houghton Lake at American Inn and Suites Houghton Lake for $74 for your next trip.

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4.8
Outstanding(110 Reviews)
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Taking bookings rest of winter, spring and summer. Easy access to trails/lake.
7 guests · 3 bedrooms · 2 baths
Garden · Kitchen / Kitchenette · Air conditioner

Looking for the perfect place to call home during your trip to Houghton Lake? This House offers a comfort and style with top-notch amenities, including Air conditioner, Fireplace and Internet / Wifi, and more.

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Vacation rentals with internet & wifi in Houghton Lake

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4.8
Outstanding(62 Reviews)
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Cozy Houghton Lake Vacation Rental w/ Fireplace!
6 guests · 1 bedroom · 1 bath
Kitchen / Kitchenette · Air conditioner · Internet / Wifi

Discover the beauty of Houghton Lake with a stay at Cozy Houghton Lake Vacation Rental w/ Fireplace!, a top rated Cabin with amenities such as Air conditioner, Fireplace and Internet / Wifi, and more.

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4.8
Outstanding(67 Reviews)
Cottage
 in Purdenville
Up North~ Authentic 1950 Log Cottage~Gas Fireplace ~Outdoor Fire Pit
6 guests · 2 bedrooms · 1 bath
Garden · Pets allowed · Kitchen / Kitchenette
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Enjoy the best of Houghton Lake in our Cottage, Up North~ Authentic 1950 Log Cottage~Gas Fireplace ~Outdoor Fire Pit. A stunning property with amenities including Air conditioner, Fireplace and Internet / Wifi, and more.

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4.5
Excellent(7 Reviews)
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Cozy Houghton Lake Vacation Rental with Fireplace!
Kitchen / Kitchenette · Air conditioner · Internet / Wifi
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Looking for a business stay, family stay, couples stay, getaway vacation, or traveling to Houghton Lake, at $93 per night for your next great vacation.

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4.9
Outstanding(51 Reviews)
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 in Prudenville
3 Bedroom/2 Bath w/ Garage PERFECT for groups - Houghton Lake & ORV Trail Access
12 guests · 3 bedrooms · 2 baths
Garden · Kitchen / Kitchenette · Air conditioner

Soak up the beauty of Houghton Lake in our House, 3 Bedroom/2 Bath w/ Garage PERFECT for groups - Houghton Lake & ORV Trail Access. With a range of amenities such as Air conditioner, Fireplace and Internet / Wifi, you'll feel right at home.

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Houghton Lake travel guide

Let us help you plan your perfect Houghton Lake vacation. Our travel guide highlights things to do, places to see, favorite vacation rental amenities in Houghton Lake, and more.

Frequently asked questions

What do I need to know before visiting Houghton Lake, MI?

Before visiting Houghton Lake, MI, it is important to know the following:

  • The climate is generally cold and snowy in the winter, and hot and humid in the summer.
  • The area is home to many outdoor activities, such as fishing, hiking, and camping.
  • The town is located near the Huron National Forest, which offers a variety of recreational opportunities.

It is also important to be aware of the local laws and regulations, as well as the safety and security measures in place for visitors.

What are the top things to do in Houghton Lake, MI?

Houghton Lake, MI is a great place to visit! Here are the top things to do:

  • Visit the Houghton Lake State Park
  • Go fishing on Houghton Lake
  • Take a boat tour of the lake
  • Play a round of golf at the Houghton Lake Golf Course

No matter what activity you choose, you're sure to have a great time in Houghton Lake, MI!

About Houghton Lake

In winter, travelers take advantage of the cold conditions to ice fish, snowmobile and ski. During the summer, there are sunny beaches to enjoy and nature trails to take a walk on Michigan's wild side.
  • Beach: Several public beaches welcome tourists to swim in the lake, go boating or canoeing, lounge on the sand or windsurf. Kids play on beach playgrounds and build sand castles. Picnic shelters are ideal for family picnics.
  • Lost Twin Lakes Pathway: Depending on the time of year, visitors hike or cross-country ski the more than three miles of trail. It loops through wetlands, pine forests and over bridges.
  • Marguerite Gahagan Nature Preserve: Observe protected wildlife in their native habitat. Hikers follow trails to trek through cedar swamps and pine forests.

What are the must-visit tourist attractions in Houghton Lake, MI?

Houghton Lake, MI is a great place to visit for tourists. Here are some of the must-visit attractions:

  • Houghton Lake State Park
  • Houghton Lake Historical Museum
  • Houghton Lake Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Houghton Lake Beach

Houghton Lake State Park is a great place to explore nature and take in the beautiful scenery. The Houghton Lake Historical Museum is a great place to learn about the history of the area. The Houghton Lake Wildlife Sanctuary is a great place to observe wildlife in their natural habitats. Finally, Houghton Lake Beach is a great place to relax and enjoy the sun.

How can I get around in Houghton Lake, MI?

You can get around in Houghton Lake, MI in a few different ways:

  • By car
  • By bike
  • On foot

The area also offers public transportation options such as buses and taxis.

Where can I find affordable accommodation in Houghton Lake, MI?

Houghton Lake, MI has many affordable accommodation options for visitors. Here are some of the top choices:

  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Houghton Lake: Offering comfortable rooms and suites with amenities like a pool, fitness center, and free breakfast.
  • Houghton Lake Motel: Features a convenient location, comfortable rooms, and affordable rates.
  • Houghton Lake Inn: Offers a variety of room types, a pool, and a restaurant.
  • Houghton Lake Resort: Features a relaxing atmosphere, a variety of room types, and a free continental breakfast.

What is the culture like in Houghton Lake, MI?

Houghton Lake, MI is a small, rural community located in the northern part of Michigan's Lower Peninsula. The culture in Houghton Lake is one of hard work and close-knit families. Here are five points that summarize the culture in Houghton Lake:

  • A strong sense of community and family values
  • A great appreciation for nature and outdoor activities
  • A focus on hard work and dedication
  • A commitment to supporting local businesses
  • A friendly, welcoming atmosphere

Is Houghton Lake, MI safe to travel to?

Houghton Lake, MI is generally safe to travel to. Here are a few tips to consider before your trip:

  • Be aware of your surroundings and trust your instincts.
  • Be sure to lock your car and keep valuables out of sight.
  • Avoid walking alone in unfamiliar areas at night.

What are the popular shopping destinations in Houghton Lake, MI?

Popular shopping destinations in Houghton Lake, MI include:

  • Houghton Lake Mall
  • Kmart
  • Family Dollar
  • Walmart Supercenter

These locations offer a variety of products and services to meet the needs of the local community.

What are the best neighborhoods to visit in Houghton Lake, MI?

The best neighborhoods to visit in Houghton Lake, MI are:

  • Bass Lake
  • Houghton Lake Heights
  • Prudenville

These neighborhoods offer a variety of activities, attractions, and amenities for visitors to enjoy, such as fishing, boating, and hiking.

Where is Houghton Lake, MI?

Houghton Lake, MI is located in Michigan's Lower Peninsula, in Roscommon County. It is the largest inland lake in the state and is a popular vacation destination, known for its fishing and boating. It is also home to the Michigan Ice Fest, an annual ice climbing event.

What are the most popular vacation rental amenities in Houghton Lake, MI?

The most popular vacation rental amenities in Houghton Lake, MI are:

  • High-speed WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Fully-equipped kitchens
  • Outdoor grills and fire pits
  • Hot tubs

High-speed WiFi is essential for many travelers, and it's a common amenity in Houghton Lake. Air conditioning is also a must-have, especially during the hot summer months. Vacation rental homes often come with fully-equipped kitchens, making it easier for guests to prepare meals. Outdoor grills and fire pits are great for enjoying the outdoors and cooking up some delicious meals. And last but not least, hot tubs are a popular amenity for relaxing and unwinding after a long day of exploring.

What is the price range for rentals in Houghton Lake?

Vacation rentals in Houghton Lake have a price range between $69-$536. The average price for rentals in Houghton Lake is $121 per night.

What are the most popular vacation rental amenities in Houghton Lake?

  • Internet / Wifi
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Air conditioner

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