Come relax in one of our private, spacious, cozy cottages. Located on beautiful Spider Lake, Moonlight Bay Resort is the best kept secret in Traverse City. Peaceful and away from the hustle and bustle of the downtown traffic but still close enough for daily trips in town, our cottages include everything you will need to make Moonlight Bay Resort your home away from home. Kitchens are completely equipped with gas stoves, microwaves, refrigerators, automatic coffee makers, toasters and a supply of dishes, pots, pans, glasses, silverware and cooking utensils. Most cottages have double sofa sleepers, cable television, easy chairs and ceiling fans. There are many windows for lake breezes and beautiful views. Our cottages are heated by gas furnaces, but as an extra plus there are wood burning stoves too. Bathrooms have showers or bathtubs. Portable cribs and highchairs are also available for rent for the littlest family members. The beach is one of the best on the lake with a beachside fire pit and a sunset view. New this year on our island is an authentic Tiki Bar for everyone’s enjoyment.

Paddle Boards now available for rent!

There’s something to do all year at Moonlight Bay Resort!

SUMMER: 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.

FALL: 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.

WINTER: Snowmobile, snow shoe 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.

SPRING: 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.

FAMILY REUNIONS or BUSINESS PARTIES: Rent the whole resort for your next special occasion. Moonlight Bay Resort is perfect for that next family gathering or private party.

Checkout additional cottages available 2 miles closer to town on Lake Arbutus under the same ownership. *Pet Friendly! Go to www.lakearbutusrentals.com.

We now have air conditioning and allow pets in select units!