The Boathouse

The Boathouse

Welcome to "The Boathouse", so named because it once housed the "Caroline," a hand-made wooden vessel that shuttled family and guests across the lake to Beulah before there were roads in the early 1900s. Now a beautiful lake cottage nestled on the shores of pristine Crystal Lake, The Boathouse offers all the amenities needed for a perfect vacation, including three bedrooms and a queen couch bed, so you can sleep up to ten people, two full bathrooms, a large modern kitchen with dishwasher and microwave, two dining areas, a wood burning fireplace, a washer, dryer, cable TV and DSL. Step out the front patio door to your own private deck and beach. During the summer season, enjoy the amenities of our neighboring resort including meal credits towards an elegant dinner at the historic Lodge and breakfast and lunch at the Beach Dining Room. Enjoy water sports all day and in the evening grill steaks (or veggies) on your back patio as the sun sinks over the west end of the lake. Located in the heart of northern Michigan's most popular vacation area, near the scenic towns of Frankfort, Beulah and Empire, The Boathouse is just a short drive from the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Point Betsie Lighthouse, Platte River canoe liveries, Glen Arbor shops, Old Mission Peninsula wineries, and the National Cherry Festival.

Contact Information


1575 Crystal Drive

Frankfort, MI 49635

Driving Directions

Reservations: (231) 357-0396

Phone: (231) 357-0396


Location of The Boathouse

Map of Michigan