Houghton Lake Cabins & Vacation Rentals

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Houghton Lake Travel Guide

Michigan's largest inland lake, Houghton Lake has a range of attractions and is home of the largest Winter carnival -- Tip Up Town USA.

Things to Do in Houghton Lake

The Houghton Lake Historical Village is a must-see for how life used to be in the area. Made up of various restored 1800 era buildings including a schoolroom, general store, and town hall, the village is perfect for travelers looking to brush up on their history. In August, there is a festival here, where visitors can see special period costumes, guides, and demonstrations.

North Michigan's biggest fishing contest takes place in Houghton Lake, so naturally, fishing is a big deal here. Rent a rod and spend a day or two relaxing by the water, hoping to get a decent catch. There are also many sandy beaches and areas to relax by, plus the chance to windsurf, or go boating or canoeing. After a long day, catch a movie at the rustic log cabin movie theater in town, The Pines Theater.

Best Time to Visit Houghton Lake

The Tip-Up Town Festival takes place in January is a popular time for visitors to arrive.

Cabins in Houghton Lake

With fresh air and stunning views around every corner, it's no wonder that vacation rentals in Houghton Lake are extremely popular throughout the year. In the heart of Northern Michigan you will find four seasons of fun, with a plethora of things to do throughout the months such as winter's Tip Up Town, fishing opportunities, amusement parks, and historical sights. Golf enthusiasts can take to the nearby course while the rest of family relaxes on the sandy beach of Houghton Lake MI. The Houghton Lake area is also home to a number of other huge lakes, full of recreational activities for you to enjoy, with Houghton Lake claiming the title of being the largest inland lake in the state.

To top off your stay, book a brilliant Houghton Lake cabin rental. There are many lake front vacation homes, quaint log cabins with alfresco dining areas and fire pits and play areas for the kids, while town center vacation rentals and large waterfront hotels are ideal for a family vacation.

Price and Availability in Houghton Lake

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The cheapest day to stay at a vacation rental in Houghton Lake tends to be Wednesday, while the most expensive day tends to be Friday. Vacation homes in Houghton Lake tend to be busiest on Fridays, while it tends to be much quieter on Tuesdays.
The most expensive month to stay in a vacation rental in Houghton Lake is in March, while the cheapest month is in December. The most popular time to book a vacation rental in Houghton Lake is in the high season in July. Houghton Lake has its low season in April, when less people are visiting and the vacation home occupancy rate drops.

The Weather in Houghton Lake

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This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Houghton Lake. The warmest months in Houghton Lake are June and July, when temperatures reach 93 ˚F. The coolest month is November, when temperatures drop to -10 ˚F. The wettest month in Houghton Lake is August with 4.94 inches of rain, while the driest month is November with 0.87 inches of rain.

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Vacation Rentals in Houghton Lake

Find the perfect accommodation for your vacation at AllTheRooms.com. We compare Airbnb, Priceline, RedAwning and others. Houghton Lake has 205 hotels, vacation rentals and other unique places to stay, with prices to suit budget travelers, luxury travelers and everything in between. A vacation in Houghton Lake can be budget-friendly - our lowest price rental is available at $55 a night. The average price of an accommodation is generally $151 per night.

If you have to have an internet connection during your time in Houghton Lake, then you can choose from over 71 places to stay that have WiFi internet. If you are driving to Houghton Lake, you'll want to pick from 82 places to stay that provide parking. We have 4 places to stay that have a pool or jacuzzi.

If you're traveling with your best friend, then be sure to choose one of the 26 pet-friendly accommodations available.

We compare vacation rentals, hotels and other unique accommodation types from many providers in Houghton Lake, including 74 places to stay from Airbnb, 5 accommodations from Priceline and 3 places to stay from RedAwning

134 of the accommodations in Houghton Lake have been reviewed and rated. 63% are rated excellent or good. 97 accommodations allow instant booking.

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