15991 Bentley Road Thompsonville MI 49683

5 acre recreational paradise northeast of Thompsonville. Parcel of mixed hardwoods and cedars is next to thousands of state land acres and near two rivers for kayaking and fishing. Property used for outdoor fun including hunting and is right along the snowmobile trail. Ride 100 plus miles of groomed trails from Empire in Leelanau County to Brethren in Manistee County. Older rough wooden cabin needs lots of TLC. Owner says there is an artesian well on the NW corner. The property does not perk for a conventional septic system. Being sold as a recreational property. Thompsonville village services include post office, library, eatery and bar. Catch the Betsie Valley Trail in the village for bicycling and hiking to Beulah, Elberta and Frankfort. Acreage is close to Crystal Mountain for skiing, golfing and dining. Near the Betsie River for kayaking and fishing and the Little Betsie for trout fishing.

Benzonia Trail Empire MI 49630

Dream building location between two scenic turnouts and two scenic villages, Glen Arbor and Empire. Near Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, this wooded 2 acres offers privacy, is just south of the Glen lakes, and has an exceptionally nice clearing for a homesite and garden. The property is situated along a paved, county-maintained road with access to cable TV and internet. From here, you’re close to Lake Michigan beaches, boat launches on the Glen lakes, the Heritage Trail for hiking and bicycling, a golf course and resort skiing. Egeler Scenic View is south of the property on CR 677 aka Benzonia Trail. Inspiration Point is a few driving minutes northeast and overlooks Big Glen Lake, Alligator Hill and Lake Michigan. It is a straightforward commute via M-72 from this recreational paradise to Traverse City. Take M-22 north between the lakes to Glen Arbor for dining and some fun shopping. Or head west on M-72 to Empire and national park trails and beaches. The lot is located directly north of 10900 S. Benzonia Trail, on the west side of the road. An appointment is required to walk the property, and the seller thanks you in advance for your cooperation.

13857 Armstrong Trail Empire MI 49630

Southern Leelanau County 10-acre homestead features a large ranch-style home, 3-car insulated garage and a quality-built Morton pole building in a peaceful country setting. Gardeners and farmers will appreciate the open and level lay of this land. Located on a private, no-thru road between Traverse City and Empire, this 4 bedroom, 4 bath home is near swimming-fishing-paddling lakes, snowmobile trails and state land. Custom, frame-built home has a metal roof, 6-inch walls, full basement, central air, new furnace, energy-efficient on-demand water heater, and a Generac whole house generator. Widened doorways and a ramp in the garage make this home accessible. The main level includes 2,300+ square feet which would benefit from some cosmetic updating but offers Tigerwood bamboo flooring in the sitting, dining and living rooms. The centerpiece of the home is the spacious kitchen with lots of counter and cupboard space, a pantry and an island for meal prep. A sitting area with cozy corner gas fireplace lends a country kitchen feeling. Primary bedroom suite includes a private bath with jetted tub, walk-in shower and an attached office or library area. Main floor includes 3 more bedrooms and 2 full baths, a mud-and-laundry room plus a formal dining room with a slider to the spacious deck and fenced backyard beyond. Lower level adds another 2,300+ square feet and is a mostly finished large family room, with custom cabinets for displaying your treasures, a full bath and 2 finished non-conforming rooms to use for bedrooms or office and crafts. An extra stairway to the basement from the garage makes it easy to bring things inside. Paved concrete driveway leads to the 40×60 Morton pole barn with a large concrete apron, 12 ft sidewalls, a 10 ft overhead door with opener, and an insulated concrete floor.

4618 Crystal Drive Beulah MI 49617

Gorgeous chalet-style home on Crystal Lake in Benzie County brings Aspen or Vail to mind. Beautiful evergreens frame this wood-sided contemporary home situated to best take advantage of the mesmerizing, south-facing lake views. 106 feet of private sandy beachfront is yours to enjoy exclusively on the turquoise waters of this all sports lake renowned for boating, sailing, swimming and BIG fishing. Step inside this light-filled home with cathedral and vaulted ceilings and windows in four directions. Main floor includes living room, dining area, kitchen, laundry, large bedroom and a private location for the full bath. Second story includes a TV room/den, two bedrooms and a full bath. A half bath in the one-stall detached garage serves the “bonus” room above it for living and sleeping. Throughout the house, combination wood and painted walls, wooden ceiling beams, and white ceilings please both cabin lovers and those who prefer a modern ambiance. A fieldstone hearth rises toward the soaring ceiling in the living room with a second-story window, slider to the lakeside deck, door to the screened-in porch, and access to a raised dining area with its own lake views and skylight. A stunning white and light-gray kitchen includes storage in the breakfast bar, built-in curved corner shelving, recessed lighting and plenty of counter space. The screened-in porch is pure Northern Michigan with wooden lap siding, vaulted ceiling and ceiling fan, multiple skylights and evergreen-scented air. Air circulation inside the home is provided by ceiling fans in the living room and bedrooms. There is a lakeside storage shed for the toys and sandy beachgoers can rinse off at the outside shower and the garage bathroom is very convenient. Close to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Park trails and beaches on Lake Michigan and approx. 3 miles to Beulah shops and dining. Best of both worlds!

6254 River Road Benzonia MI 49616

Your dream farm and chance to live the country life are here in Benzonia. This enchanting 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath exquisitely remodeled farmhouse, detached garage and newer Morton pole building sit attractively on 26 pastoral acres. Work the land or lease the tillable acreage currently planted in hay. Launch your kayak and fish at the nearby Betsie River public access or travel a couple minutes east of your paved driveway to village amenities. The house sits on a knoll for long-distance countryside views with a privacy line of trees beside the yard. The home’s main floor includes a bedroom as well as a full bath and laundry separated by a hallway from the large eat-in kitchen area. This space could easily become a family room, with its gas woodstove and charming brick hearth, ceiling fan, and glass doors to the low-maintenance deck. In the kitchen you will find custom cabinetry, a deep famer’s sink, Corian counters, a gas stove/oven and wood flooring. The formal dining room features a built-in hutch and shares a service counter with the kitchen. A main level parlor room with fieldstone surround natural fireplace and marble mantle opens to the living room, providing overflow for guests as you entertain. The second floor features 3 bedrooms, a full bath, and a private half bath off the main bedroom. This bedroom also includes a built-in desk, cupboards and wardrobe, and a window seat. The full-sized bathroom features a pedestal sink and tiled shower with glass doors. Tall ceilings, wainscoting, wide baseboard moldings, the south-facing covered front porch add farmhouse ambiance. A full basement and two attics provide ample storage. Improvements include the electrical system, natural gas forced air furnace with attached woodburner, water softener, Andersen windows, chimney, vinyl siding, pole barn and septic. Live like a fabled country mouse in a scenic setting.

11095 Lacore Road Empire MI 49630

Uniquely beautiful ranch-style home is in the historic waterfront Village of Empire, Michigan. This wonderful four-bedroom retreat is move-in ready and located just blocks from a Lake Michigan sandy beach, in the heart of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Remodeled 100%, the home’s extensive system upgrades, expansion and features are listed in the “Documents” link. Convenient main-floor living includes three bedrooms, living room, dining area, laundry room, and a NEW Kitchen with custom hickory cabinetry, granite counters, and tiled floor. Also find an all-new bathroom with custom cabinetry, granite counters, tiled shower and floor. Enjoy additional living space in the finished lower level, including a large family room and 4th bedroom. Attention has even been paid to the furnace room, with a new furnace, electronic air filter, AC and sealed floor. Step from the dining room/kitchen to your new 12×12 deck and relax in the backyard. Attractive designer pavers lead to the front entry and are also found in the back. Park your vehicles and toys in the newly insulated, heated and finished 3-stall garage with hot and cold running water. Village amenities include municipal water and natural gas, and the home also has Spectrum highspeed internet. Get peace of mind with the whole house Generac generator. Endless walking is available beyond the backyard where 11 acres of village park give way to 87 acres of Leelanau Conservancy property. Seniors especially love the village’s new pickleball court, golf is just 4 miles away and Crystal Mountain skiing is a 35-minute drive. This is a recreational paradise with Lake Michigan beaches and nearby Bar lakes. The Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail for hiking and bicycling begins in Empire and heads north to Good Harbor Bay. More info at EmpireChamber.com or nps.gov/slbe.

6459 Crystal Avenue Beulah MI 49617

Crystal Lake cottage with 50 ft. waterfront. Views of this all-sports, gorgeous lake from a slightly elevated lot on the south shore, across West Crystal Drive.1930s fixer-upper cottage with three bedrooms upstairs and a lake-facing enclosed porch for dining, sleeping, reading or cocktail hour with neighbors. Pine and other paneled walls, kitchen cupboards of the era, and typical cottage floor coverings. Woodstove for chilly nights. Bunk here for the summer as you make plans to build your dream home or remodel for future Airbnb guests. Either way, this is your opportunity to begin anew in a desirable location where you can dock your boat, swim, fish, paddle and sail. From here you can walk or ride your bike to the village of Beulah shops, cafes, pubs, brewpub and amenities. Close to the Betsie Valley Trail for miles more bicycling and hiking. A short drive to Frankfort and Lake Michigan beaches. Property being sold “as-is.”

7478 Way Road Honor MI 49640

Lake Michigan and beaches are less than 3 miles away, in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Absolutely one of the most private and peaceful 30-plus acre settings you will tour. Located in northern Benzie County, Platte Twp. Long private drive takes you through hardwoods. The 3 BR log-sided home sits in a delightful open area with occasional trees, including apple trees. Watch wildlife or star gaze from the front deck. Raise livestock, plant crops or establish a garden and still have room for outbuildings. Home appears to have “good bones” and includes wood floors and walls and an updated roof and furnace. Main level features a great room with log-beamed ceiling, brick chimney and tiled hearth for woodstove, kitchen with beamed ceiling, two bedrooms, full bath and laundry. Upstairs open loft could be used for additional sleeping or a den. A room for your canning or wine cellar awaits in the full basement with indoor and outdoor access. A breezeway conveniently connects the home to the 2-car garage, plus there’s a detached garage/workshop building. West side of property is hardwoods then planted pines. Some potential future timber value. Across the road to the East is state land. Down the road is the North Branch of the Platte River. Lots of potential here, with some elbow grease and appliance upgrades, to turn this rustic dwelling into a modern-day Up North retreat or year-round home. Being sold as-is.

17032 Honor Highway Interlochen MI 49643

Excellent Highway location between Interlochen & Honor. Large shop area with updated heating & cooling system. Also alternate wood heating system. reception area, office and break room. Bathroom & washtub. 2 overhead doors. 3 phase electric. Room for expansion on 2.35 acres. Plenty of parking. Good traffic exposure on highway US-31. Move or start your business here. Complete set of metal Fabricating equipment for sale – go right to work.

18477 Timberline Drive Thompsonville MI 49683

Private Betsie River frontage offers fun fishing and paddling from this 1.3 acre park-like setting with 210 feet frontage on Serenity Bend, where your peaceful getaway awaits. Move in and enjoy summer on the river in this cheerful year-round 1,300 sq. ft. home with a treehouse ambiance. Upper-level living, with view windows, a slider, and a wraparound deck make the most of the sunshine. First floor bedrooms and laundry allow you to slip into your lounge wear after a day on the river, at work or gardening in the yard. The campfire ring and starry skies are steps from your bedrooms too. Updates include central air conditioning, a whole house generator and a two car garage. The landscaped yard offers sunshine for gardening and shade for relaxing. The Betsie River is a state designated wild and scenic river that winds its way to Betsie Lake and the villages of Elberta and Frankfort. This homestead is close to Crystal Mountain in Thompsonville for golfing, dining and skiing and near state land and snowmobile trails.