Moonlight Bay Resort

Your Home Away From Home

Located on beautiful Spider Lake, Moonlight Bay Resort is the best-kept secret in Traverse City. Come to relax in one of our 7 private, spacious, cozy cottages. Peaceful and away from the hustle and bustle of the downtown traffic but still close enough for day trips in town just 12 miles away.

Moonlight Bay Resort offers 7 cottages on 8 wooded acres with 800 feet of lake frontage. Plush, sandy beach, bridge to a private island with fire pit and lakeside seating. We are now pet-friendly and have air conditioning in select units Open year round: discounted weekly rates and discounted off-season rates.  Monthly rentals available October – April.

The beach is one of the best on the lake with a beachside fire pit and a sunset view. The bridge leads you to our island with an authentic Tiki Bar for everyone’s enjoyment.

Call (231) 946-5967 and ask to speak to Tom or Deanie to book your reservation!


There's Something to do All Year at Moonlight Bay Resort!



Enjoy our beautiful, safe, and sandy beach with plenty of sun or shade. Two docks enclose our swimming area and floating raft. Settle back at our fire-pit with built in benches just off the beach for your evening enjoyment. The following activities are available: tennis court, basketball, horse shoes, a playground for the little ones and plenty of wilderness to roam. Pontoon boat is available to rent. Docking space is available to park your own boat as well.


Moonlight Bay Resort is the perfect spot for deer camp, fall color tours, or just playing in the leaves. Our cottages are heated by gas furnaces, but as an extra plus there are fireplaces with screens or wood burning stoves in all cottages. Spectacular fall colors make this a photographers dream come true.


Snowmobile, snowshoe or cross country ski from your cottage door to nearby trails. Downhill ski areas are also close by. Ice skating and sledding are always a lot of family fun. After a day playing in the snow you can enjoy hot chocolate and warm your toes by the fireplace or wood burning stove in your cottage.


Michigan Lake Fishing | Moonlight Bay Resort Jump into spring with some great fishing right here on spider lake. Enjoy a spring picnic or test your Trout fishing skills nearby on the Boardman River. If you are a mushroom hunting enthusiast you have picked the right spot.