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Houghton Lake Cabins & Vacation Rentals

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 most expensive month to stay in a vacation rental in Houghton Lake is in July, while the cheapest month is in November. 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 November, when less people are visiting and the vacation home occupancy rate drops.
The cheapest day to stay at a vacation rental in Houghton Lake tends to be Tuesday, while the most expensive day tends to be Saturday. Vacation homes in Houghton Lake tend to be busiest on Saturdays, while it tends to be much quieter on Tuesdays.

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 July and June, when temperatures reach 95 ˚F. The coolest month is January, when temperatures drop to -20 ˚F. The wettest month in Houghton Lake is May with 3.88 inches of rain, while the driest month is March with 0.8 inches of rain.

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Vacation Rentals in Houghton Lake

At AllTheRooms.com we have accommodations from all of your favourite providers - Airbnb, Glamping Hub, Homeaway and more. Houghton Lake has 172 hotels, vacation rentals and other unique places to stay, with prices to suit budget travelers, luxury travelers and everything in between. A trip to Houghton Lake can be affordable - our lowest price accommodation is available at $60 per night. The average price of accommodation in is $154 per night.

If you want to stay connected during your trip, then you can choose from over 76 accommodations in Houghton Lake that have WiFi. If you're planning on arriving in Houghton Lake by car, be sure to choose from 86 accommodations that provide parking. 3 hotels and vacation rentals have a pool or jacuzzi.

If you're traveling with a furry friend, then be sure to choose one of the 30 pet-friendly accommodations available.

In Houghton Lake AllTheRooms currently aggregates hotels, vacation rentals, hostels from more than 6 providers, including 37 places to stay from Airbnb, 17 accommodations from Glamping Hub and 17 places to stay from Homeaway.

74 of our places to stay in Houghton Lake have been rated by previous guests. They rated 38% as excellent or good. You can instantly book any of 53 places to stay right now.

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