803 Leelanau Avenue, Frankfort, Michigan 49635, United States

574-596-3507

Vacation Rental by Owner

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Welcome

Activities the whole family will enjoy!


  • Frankfort Beach - 8 blocks from Betsie Bay House.  Stay at the downtown beach or walk for miles on the beach for exercise and seclusion.
  • Elberta Beach -  Stop up top for a fantastic view or park down below to enjoy their typically less crowded beach.  
  • Crystal Lake - Take 7th Street to Bellows Ave. for a more secluded beach.


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Charter Fishing

Activities the whole family will enjoy!

If you are into fishing you may want to charter a boat at the Frankfort Marina.  If you bring a boat there is a public boat launching two blocks down the street (from Betsie Bay House) to be on Lake Michigan.  If you are looking to get onto Crystal Lake with your boat, there is a public boat landing just a few miles away to launch.​

Betsie Valley Trail

Betsie Bay House is just down the road from the bike trail.

Betsie Valley Trail- Start at Mineral Springs Park in downtown Frankfort and ride nine miles on mostly smooth trail to Beulah. At M115 the trail turns to hard packed gravel. if you have a mountain bike, you can continue from Beulah on to Thompsonville. Great for walking and running, too.

Ice Cream Shop

Everyone who stays at Betsie Bay House enjoys our local ice cream shops!

The Cool Spot of Frankfort  is located in the beautiful downtown area where you will find a quaint ice cream store. Serving smiles and sweets to all generations alike!

Golf Courses

Champion Hills  (Beulah)
Pinecroft Golf Course (Beulah)
Crystal Lake Golf Course (Beulah)
Arcadia Bl

Point Betsie Lighthouse

Visit Point Betsie

The Point Betsie Lighthouse, Benzie County's most famous landmark, is located on the Lake Michigan shore of the county just south of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and just north of Frankfort, Michigan. Point Betsie is the second most photographed lighthouse in the USA, and likely the most visited attraction in Benzie County.

Canoe Rental

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Riverside Canoe Rental. The Upper Platt River flows around the town of Honor.  The upper portion of the river is better suited for more experienced canoeists; the lower portion is slower-paced for family-style canoeing and flows through the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lake shore to Lake Michigan.

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frankfort dining

  • A Papano . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  231.352.6700
    Best place in town for pizza. Try the butter parmesan crust. 
  • Coho Cafe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  231.352.6053
    Contemporary cuisine with a cozy vibe.
  • Crescent Bakery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 231.352.4611 Baked goods, sandwiches and soups. Try one of the breakfast paninis. Also serves espressos and lattes.
  • Dingy’s Restaurant and Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 231.352.4702
    Famous ribs and great cherry chicken salad.
  • Fusion  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 231.352.4114
    Casual fine dining. Extensive Asian fusion menu. Great views and cocktails.
  • Hotel Frankfort . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 231.352.8090
    Check out the great bar for drinks and appetizers.
  • Storm Cloud Brewery Co . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 231. 352.0118