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!
#1 The Alpine (Efficiency – sleeps 4)
Cute and cozy, yet very spacious with air conditioning. Enters into living room with Queen bed and freestanding fireplace. Eat-in kitchen with double size loft bed above. Bathroom with shower. Sliding glass doors off kitchen lead to patio with picnic table, grill, and private fire pit. Pet Friendly. Approximately 350 feet from lake. Call (231) 946-5967 to book now!
In-season $1200/week, $200/night
#2 Antlers (2 Bedroom – sleeps 5-6)
Now has air conditioning! Front door enters into the kitchen, large living/dining room with woodburning stove, beamed ceilings, and air conditioning. One bedroom with queen bed and another off the living room with a double bed and twin bunk above. Bathroom with shower. Back door off the living room leads to a picnic area with grill and private fire pit. Approximately 350 feet from the lake. Call (231) 946-5967 to book now!
In-season $1800/week, $300/night
#3 The Angler (2 Bedroom – sleeps 6-7)
Now has air conditioning! Front door enters into the living/dining room with wood burning stove, beamed ceiling, and a skylight. One bedroom with a double bed and the other with two sets of twin bunk beds. Kitchen has a built-in eating bar with stools. Bathroom with tub and shower unit. Back door off kitchen leads to the picnic area with grill and private fire pit. Pet-Friendly. Approximately 350 feet from the lake. Call (231) 946-5967 to book now!
In-season $1800/week, $300/night
#4 The Lake House (2 Bedroom sleeps 4-6)
Lake view with air conditioning. Front door enters the kitchen. One bedroom off kitchen has a double bed on bottom and twin bunk above. Living/dining room with wood burning stove, twin sofa sleeper, and beamed ceiling. The second bedroom has a queen bed with sliding glass doors that lead to the deck overlooking the lake, picnic table and grill. Bathroom with tub and shower unit. Approximately 75 feet from the lake. Call (231) 946-5967 to book now!
In-season $1950/week, $325/night
#5 The Bear (3 Bedroom – sleeps 8-9)
Lake view. Enters onto screened in porch. Kitchen/dining room open to living area, with wood burning stove. Bedroom number one has one set of double bunk beds, number two has a double bed, and number three has a queen bed. Newly remodeled bathroom with tub and shower unit. Picnic area with grill outside screened porch overlooking beach. Approximately 100 feet from the lake. Call (231) 946-5967 to book now!
In-season $2400/week, $400/night
#6 The Redlin (2 Bedroom – sleeps 5-7)
Upstairs unit. Walk up steps to deck overlooking lake with table, chairs, and grill. Enter into living/dining room, kitchen off dining room. One bedroom with double bed on bottom and twin bunk above, another bedroom with a queen bed. Bathroom with shower. Approximately 100 feet from the lake. Call (231) 946-5967 to book now!
In-season $1800/week, $300/night
#7 The Moose (1 Bedroom – sleeps 2-5)
Enters into a large living room with cathedral ceiling, free standing fireplace and queen size sofa sleeper. Spacious eat-in kitchen off living room. Bathroom with shower. Upstairs loft bedroom with king bed, overlooks down into the living room. Picnic table and grill off the front entrance. Approximately 160 feet from the beach. Call (231) 946-5967 to book now!
In-season $1200+/week, $200/night
#8 The Bunkhouse (Sleeps up to 7)
Fun and funky with an open floorplan is the best way to describe the Bunkhouse. The Bunkhouse is the perfect add-on to any of our other cottages to accommodate your extra guests. True to it’s name, the bunkhouse has 2 queen beds with twin bed bunks over them. The modern bathroom offers a beautiful walk-in shower. Call (231) 946-5967 to book now!
There's Something to do All Year at Moonlight Bay Resort!
Great Family Vacation
We had an awesome family vacation in cabin #6 on the weekend of 6/23/16 through 6/26/16. The cabin was perfect for our family of 6. The kids played the entire weekend on the trampoline in the water, and occasionally when it would come untied from the anchor, the owners were very quick to send their sons out to correct it. We also took advantage of the kayaks, and my husband and youngest enjoyed the row boat and fishing on the lake, and him and I even woke up early one morning to watch the sunrise out on the lake. The free use of the kayaks and row boat made the trip that much better. Our 16 year old son told us it was the “perfect summer vacation”.
There’s so much to do!
“My entire family had a wonderful stay this past weekend! So much to do we never even left the property!, Thank you!”.
Kay, Howard City, MI.
Customer Service & Quality
I planned a 15 person bachelorette party in these cabins and the location and everything was perfect. We were all very very pleased with the cabins and the owner was more than helpful every time I had called. I would highly recommend this place to anyone thinking of any sort of party and wants any sort of seclusion. Highly recommended and thanks again for the wonderful stay.
We had an amazing weekend! The owners we very nice and friendly. Ruby made us feel right at home. The cabins were very nice and perfect for our couples get away! We decided that we would like to make this place a yearly trip, and we can’t wait to come back!
We Can’t Wait to Return!
We just arrived home from Moonlight Bay resort and me and my husband would like to express how amazing our experience was there! The cabin was just perfect for us, our friends and the two little ones, the beach was glorious (the weather didn’t hurt either!), the people we met around the resort were friendly, and we just can’t imagine that we would have had a better time anywhere else! We love the Traverse area so much now and we can’t wait to return!
Thank you so much for our wonderful stay!
Lisa, David and Baby Henry