Destination guide

Head to the trendy city of Bear Lake

The lake and mountains create a pretty picture of Bear Lake. This trendy city is known for its golfing, canoeing and seafood restaurants. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our vacation rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around Bear Lake

Do you want to discover things to do while you're in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Bear Lake a fun place to get away. Here are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Chestnut Hills Golf Course (3.9 mi / 6.2 km)
  • Arcadia Bluffs Golf Course (6.6 mi / 10.6 km)
  • Heathlands Golf Course (8.2 mi / 13.3 km)
  • Douglas Valley Winery (10 mi / 16.1 km)
  • Pinecroft Golf Course (12.9 mi / 20.7 km)
  • Betsie Valley Trail (13 mi / 20.9 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Bear Lake

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, Bear Lake is a great place to get outside. Here are a few of the area's most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Misty Acres Preserve (5.7 mi / 9.2 km)
  • Grebe Park (7.3 mi / 11.7 km)
  • Arcadia Dunes (7.4 mi / 12 km)
  • Captain John Langland Park (9.3 mi / 15 km)
  • Green Point Dunes Nature Preserve (11.6 mi / 18.7 km)
  • Elberta Beach (14 mi / 22.5 km)
Transport

Traveling to and around Bear Lake

The nearest airport is in Manistee, MI (MBL-Manistee County-Blacker), located 13.5 mi (21.7 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could also fly into Traverse City, MI (TVC-Cherry Capital), which is 33.2 mi (53.4 km) away.

Where to stay near Bear Lake?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 276 house rentals near Bear Lake. From 127 Houses to 57 Cottages, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Bear Lake for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

Can I rent Houses in Bear Lake?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 127 Houses in Bear Lake. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Bear Lake include:

  • Cottages: 57 lodging choices
  • Cabins: 57 lodging choices
  • Bungalows: 57 lodging choices

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation homes including Condos/Apartments and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Bear Lake?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 84 vacation homes with pool available in Bear Lake.