Whether you’re looking a year out or a month from now, nothing says fall like log cabins on the lake. Architecturally dynamic, the home is that perfect cocoon for nippier weather, a wood-heavy wonder with beamed ceilings, a master bedroom with deck and an open kitchen for entertaining–and feeding–that Sunday football crowd.
Chicagoans, listen up: The Coloma vacation home is just 90 minutes away on Harris Lake (also near Paw Paw Lake), and stocked with everything that’s missing from your urban lifestyle, including country roads, wineries and antique shops (sure, they have these in Chicago, but it sounds more charming when you say you picked it up in Coloma).
Not that we’re mentally prepared to embrace ski season, but a former renter remarked on how homey the place was during winter. “Trails stretch through the woods and along the lake which made for a perfect cross country skiing adventure,” wrote Bryan Devine of Cincinnati, Ohio. ” Warming up next to the fire with hot chocolate was a great ending to our skiing days. We will definitely be back.”
Valerie Moloney is your resident blogger and the Expansion Markets Editor for Citysearch.com, who oddly enough, feels panicked when asked, "What's the best place to eat in Chicago?" or her favorite, "It's my birthday. Where should we go with a party of six?" No stranger to travel--and traveling with kids--she is a young mom who ODs on the Internet when it comes to planning family trips or buying clothes. Here's hoping she finds you the vacation you deserve.