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Peaceful Valley Beach House

3 BR, 2 Ba Ranch Home – 8 minutes from Flintfields
•  120 ft. Private Beach on East Bay
•  King, Queen, Twin BR’s – sleeps 6
•  Eat-in Kitchen – fully equipped
•  Washer & Dryer
•  Spacious Stone Patio with Grill
•  Large Front Yard
•  Small dog considered
•  24/24 5-Star Reviews!
•  Pictures >>  PVBH Photos
$4,500 per week, 5% discount after 1st week; $100 cleaning fee. Maximum occupancy 6.  Contact Robin Versluis, 231-534-1607rrversluis@hotmail.com for terms and availability.
Gaucho on the Lake (Rennie Lake)
This is a Beautiful bi-level 2200 sq ft Air Conditioned waterfront 3 bedroom 2 bath home. 13 miles from Flintfields Horse Park Completely renovated with just about everything new. Sleeps 12 . Very nicely furnished, tons of decks/furniture, two car garage and outdoor parking. Great views in a very tranquil wooded setting. Includes 4 bikes/2 kayaks/pin pong/ dock and swim raft. Nice lines &towels. call Kim at 231 620-6602. chrisinarg1@gmail.com Rents Sunday to Sunday For Info/photos go to https://www.facebook.com/rennielake/save booking fees or info and reviews at vrbo.com/813455

TC Home with everything you need

Beautiful spacious home located in Traverse City in a private area on 1.3 acres of land and only 10 minutes to downtown Traverse City and 8 miles to the popular Equestrian Festival in Williamsburg! The home features: 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, laundry room with washer/dryer, 2 living rooms, large open kitchen and dining room, office, porch with seating, huge 2 level deck with patio set, fire pit, grill, 2 car garage, koi pond, AC, cable, and WiFi.  We do not allow cats but are negotiable as to having a dog.  We have a doggie door that goes out into a 30x40 ft fenced in area for your dog with a dog house!. The home is fully furnished with all linens provided.  This is a GREAT home for those looking to get away for a weekend or coming to the Equestrian festival and would like a spacious home to occupy 6 people.


Weekly rental rate is $2300


If interested, please contact Laura Gothrup @ (231) 409-0831 or  email at laura4772@hotmail.com


On Elk Lake

2015 built superb home on its own 2 acre peninsula in the northeast corner of beautiful sand bottom Elk Lake 15 minutes from Great Lakes Equestrian Festival.  Four bedrooms and four bathrooms, it sleeps 10 comfortably. Fully equipped home with central air, cable, WiFi, fire pit, kayaks and much more. Available at $2,500/night for any 6 to 12 day period except from June 29th to July 10th.
For more information, email Doug at dhd@dskpc.com or call (313) 550-0347 or go to vrbo.com/1283401. 

Quaint Elk Lake Cottage

Quaint all pine interior cottage nestled in the trees on west side of Elk Lake.  1 bedroom with double and twin, 1 queen sleeper.  Sleeps 5.  Additional man cave that can sleep 6 more.  One full bath. Outdoor shower also.  109ft private frontage to enjoy.  Dock, garage, laundry room.  Handicap accessible.  Dogs welcome. 
New weekly rental, with two week minimum preferred.  All of August available. Possible July time.  Only 7 miles from the show grounds!
Michelle Stephenson 248.321.7495

Beautiful home located in the

Village of Elk Rapids

This home offers 3 bedrooms, 2 ½ bathrooms, hardwood floors, washer/dryer, swing-set/play structure, and is within walking distance of beaches, shopping, and dining in beautiful downtown Elk Rapids. Sleeps 6-8 with 1 king, 1 full, 1 set of bunk beds (twin), and 1 full-size pull-out couch.  Weekly rental fee is $2,750 and must be rented for two consecutive weeks. Contact Scott at moorescott518@gmail.com

Paradise is just 5 minutes away from Flintfields, Private Home with heated pool and tiki bar 3BR/ 2 Full Bath

Our home is a perfect retreat after a long day. It has 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, main floor washer and dryer. Additionally, there is a day bed in the indoor bar room. Just a few steps away is our heated pool and tiki bar with 2 table and chairs, lounge chairs and many bar stools. There is a large front and back yard. An outdoor paradise! Gas grill, charcoal grill, and a fire pit with seating. Pool towels and all other linens are provided. In the kitchen spices will be left for your use. The property is at the end of a cul-de-sac backed up to beautiful forest with many animal visitors each day.
Sleeps 6-10 : Master with queen updated suite with double sinks and new walk in shower. The second bedroom has a double bed. Third room is a bunk bed, with bottom double trundle. The indoor bar has a day bed in it and there is one large couch.
1.2 miles from 24 hour grocery store with Shipt service, 1.7 miles to public quiet beach on lake Michigan, 1.5 miles to golfing, 8 miles to downtown Traverse City.
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Rental from $475.00 per night.
Contact Kim Hall-Bell 231-357-2187 or email: khall99433@aol.com

Premier Home – South End of Elk Lake 

This spacious 3000 sq ft home on 100 ft of private waterfront. You are 10 mins or 6 miles 

Flintfields Horse Park! Sleeps 8 with 4 bed/2.5 bath accommodations. Dock w/hoist are available, fire pit, 3 Kayaks, currently new on market! Check https://www.vrbo.com/1530309 for more information. Dock and mooring will be available.

Rebecca Lancaster

231.620.1633   lancasterbec@hotmail.com

Visit Up North Vacation Rentals

We manage homes and condos of all different sizes throughout the Traverse City area for nightly, weekly, or monthly rentals. We have rentals located 15 minutes or less from Flintfields and are happy to find you great lodging for during the festival!

For information visitupnorth.com

Visit Up North Vacation Rentals

(231) 922-8922 or go to www.visitupnorth.com

We respond to emails between 9am-5pm, Mon-Fri, but online booking is always available!


Close to Show, Closer to the Water!

Close to Show, Closer to the Water!

  • 6,500 sq. ft. beachfront home with private beach on West Bay. Gorgeous views. Sunsets over the bay. Quiet neighbors but active area being only a couple miles from downtown Traverse City. 
  • 5 bedrooms with option of adding a 6th
  • 4.5 baths
  • Spacious yard with outdoor grill and seating
  • Smoke-free and pet-free home. Pets permitted with pet deposit
  • Contact Information: Caroline Oosterhouse; caroline@bonobowinery.com231-883-8262

General Location: less than 2 miles from base of Old Mission Peninsula on Peninsula Drive. More Info: http://greatlakesequestrianfestival.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Close-to-Show.pdf 

Northwatch Rentals
Look no further for your housing options for the Great Lakes Equestrian Festival 2019!  Northwatch has a wide variety of homes available including luxury, lakefront, harbor town atmosphere, budget friendly, and everything in between! More properties are to be added in the coming weeks but don’t hesitate to reserve your favorite now as they go quickly! 
Kelly Coy (231)360-3811 kcoy@mynorthwatch.com

The Farm Away

5 bedrooms-4.5 bath

Sleeps 10

We invite you to this countryside home nestled off Elk Lake Rd on a three-acre private setting. This 1905 historic farmhouse is located 1.4 miles out of the village of Elk Rapids, 10 minutes to the Great Lakes Equestrian Festival, and 20 minutes to Traverse City. This home is the perfect getaway if you enjoy peace and quiet, yet close proximity to some of Northern Michigan’s finest restaurants, shops, beaches and lakes. Rent a boat only a mile away and enjoy a cruise through Elk Lake into the world’s third most beautiful lake in the world! Don’t forget to stop at the Torch Lake Sand Bar! Outside of this home, you can enjoy a grilled dinner on a private patio surrounded by a beautiful rock garden, a blazing bonfire and a morning coffee swinging on the porch swing.

Inside, you will find a completely remodeled home with modern amenities. The lower level has a bedroom with one queen size bed with an attached private bathroom (Handicapped accessible shower). (Pictures to be posted) The upper level has three bedrooms and sleeps six comfortably. The master suite features a king size bed with a brand new kings down mattress, and a private master bath with a walk in shower, and a jetted whirlpool Jacuzzi tub. The master has beautiful views of the yard and trees. The upstairs also shares two more bedrooms and a bathroom (shower, but the claw foot tub currently does not work). These bedrooms each sleep two in a comfortable queen size bed. (Second bedroom pictures to be posted)

This home also features a private bedroom (queen bed) and a bathroom (shower) above the garage. (Currently being remodeled, pictures will be posted)

Additional amenities include brand new kitchen appliances, new washer/dryer, beverage cooler, ice maker, Wi-Fi, four flat screen TV’s, window air conditioners, all new linens and towels, outside grill

Available dates-June 15-July 1, July 14-August 24th)

2 week minimum stay

Please visit this listing at www.vrbo.com/1571480

 Available dates-June 15-July 1, July 14-August 17th)

Taryn VanStedum 231-735-6067 tvanstedum799@gmail.com

Lovely Ranch Walk Out 3.8 miles from Show Grounds
Lower Level apartment 1350 sq.ft. 2 bedrooms 1 king Bed,1 Queen Bed, Full bathroom. Central air and heat. Prime -Netflix and Dish.. WI-Fi through out. Completly furnished Living room- dinning room- kitchen open. Pictures available on request. All Smart TVs. No washer or Dryer.
On 40 Acres and 3.8 miles from events. Ample parking for trucks SUVs. Quiet and very clean!!
 $1500.00 weekly

Contact Cindy Beehler  231-620-9340 or email cindeesfree@aol.com

1890 Farmhouse, Downtown Elk Rapids, 9 miles to Flintfields

Perfect location for a summer getaway! Just 9 miles to Flintfields Horse Park. Walking distance to Downtown Elk Rapids, beaches,restaurants and shopping. Just a short drive to Traverse City and Charlevoix. Multiple golf courses nearby, a little bit of something for everybody!
This 1890 farmhouse is located 2 blocks from downtown Elk Rapids. Walking distance to some of the most beautiful beaches in Northern Michigan, shopping, restaurants, Short’s Brewery, and a single screen movie theater.
The kitchen is fully stocked, and has all new appliances. The main level has a living room with a 60″ flat screen, 8 chair custom craftsmen farm table, and a new washer and dryer. 
Our home sleeps four guests. On the main level, there are two bedrooms, each with a queen sized bed, and a third bedroom with two twin beds. Nearby, a bathroom with a tub shower.
The second level of the home is not available for this renting season, but is not occupied.
There is a large, private, partly fenced backyard with an outdoor grill, picnic table, fire pit and playset to enjoy. Downtown Traverse City and Old Mission Peninsula is 20 minutes away. Charlevoix is 30 minutes away. Elk Rapids beaches and the downtown area are considered the hidden gem of the north.
Our home was built in 1890 and still maintains most of its original charm.  Thanks for viewing our property and considering this rental in your summer vacation plans.
Please contact Kelsey at kelseydmartindale@gmail.com or 248-207-0096 with any questions, and to book. For photos and additional information please see our listing at  https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/2070418

Beautiful Log Home, in private setting, 19 miles to festival grounds

Cozy log home, with a true “up north” feel. Privately located on the 16th hole of A-Ga-Ming’s Sundance golf course, known for it’s beautiful views of Torch Lake. Just a short golf cart ride to the course’s clubhouse and wedding tent. This home is 19 miles, 25 minutes from Flintfields Horse Park, 10 miles to the quaint town of Elk Rapids, 20 miles to Charlevoix, and 30 miles to Traverse City.
This home was just built in 2017, with New Hampshire White Pine logs, creating a wonderfully inviting feel. Sitting on the back deck, you can peak through the trees at a view of A-Ga-Ming’s beautiful Sundance golf course, with the clubhouse and wedding tent just a golf cart ride away. 
With two bedrooms, each with a queen sized bed, 4 people can be accommodated comfortably. There is also 2 bathrooms, each with tub showers. 
The kitchen is fully equipped, with granite countertops, new appliances, and a live maple bar top with custom wine barreled bar stools. 
Outside the home, is a wonderful wraparound porch, with space for entertaining in the back, and plenty of room to sit back and relax on a hot summer day.
Please contact Kelsey at kelseydmartindale@gmail.com or 248-207-0096, with any questions, and to book. For additional photos and information, please see our listing at https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/23380343

Brand New Crisp Country Home

Brand New Crisp Country Home – built in 2017 – Just 2 miles from FlintFields – minutes to several public beaches as well as boat launches.   Dates available June 15th through July 8th and July 21st through September 2nd. Home is over 3700 square feet with four bedrooms, three bathrooms and a wrap around deck overlooking the 10 acre property that is ideal to see sunrises and sunsets. Central air, 6 plus person hot tub, fire pit stocked for your first fire, spa like master bathroom, additional kitchenette in walk out basement, 3 car garage – ability to park one car, two with prior arrangements. Pets allowed.

please visit www.vrbo.com/1094848

Vicki Beam (231)883-5580, vickibeam@gmail.com 

Williamsburg Creek Cottage 

Bedroom Home along Williamsburg Creek.  Less than 6 miles East of Flintfields Horse Park.  Queen Bed Master Suite and Twin Bunk Bed Suite.  Each with Private Bath and Walk-In Closet.  Large Cathedral Ceiling Living Room, Dining/Sun Room with Deck Overlooking Creek, Kitchen, Laundry and Half Bath.  Email interest and questions to Nancy at skielklake@yahoo.com with Subject:  Cottage


Beautiful Lake House on Spider Lake – only 11.7 miles from the show
4 Bedroom | 2.5 Bath | 60ft Private Beach on Spider Lake Lake front house on Spider lake with 60 feet of private beach with an absolutely beautiful setting, and gorgeous sunrises and sunsets. It’s only 11.7 miles from the show and it’s out of the downtown traffic areas. Perfect for housing during the show and it’s the best time of the year to be there. Year round availability for rental in any season and less than 11 miles to downtown Traverse City. Traverse City is full of wineries, breathtaking sights, incredible restaurants, and endless outdoor attractions including Turtle Creek Casino which is only 12 miles away. Uber and Lyft pick up from our rental. Listening to the loons on the lake, and watching the swans, ducks, cranes and deer on and around the lake is a wonder of nature. Fish off the dock; kayak or pontoon the lake without having to transport any equipment anywhere for launch. Bask in the sun in the summer on the lake in summer, enjoy the beautiful northern Michigan color change, or enjoy ski resorts, snowmobile trails nearby coming back to your indoor fireplace. There are multiple decks to enjoy, one with a large outdoor grill, a beautiful courtyard with a fire pit, beachfront area with a dock and fire pit. The inside is fully furnished with washer, dryer, dishwasher, fridge, and oven. It has central air for those hot summer nights and an efficient furnace for those cold winter nights. For the sleeping arrangements, it has 4 bedrooms with queen size mattresses, 1 with bunk beds as well, 2 full bathrooms, 1 half bathroom, closet, and drawer space. There are also 2 pull out couches with a queen mattress in the living room. It can accommodate 12 people. There is space for 4 cars as well. We have lots of board games for all ages to enjoy. Also we have city maps of Traverse City and menus from local restaurants so you can make dinner plans from the lake-house. Please contact owners to discuss pets and boat usage (additional cost)! If interested, please contact Brenden Stark at brendenstark@outlook.com or 616-617-2665


Enjoy magnificent sunsets and panoramic Grand Traverse Bay views in this custom designed luxury 6 – bedroom, 4 ½ bathroom, pet-friendly family home.

This beautiful home offers 5,000 spacious sq. ft. of comfort on 7 gorgeous acres surrounded by vineyards and cherry orchards, perennial garden beds and a lovely vegetable garden for you to enjoy! 

The fantastic Hillcrest Estate is just minutes from Downtown Traverse City and only a short drive to the GLEF grounds.

Please call Kelly at 231-360-3811 for additional photos and availability. And ask about a discount if reserving prior to May 1st!

1.5 miles from Showgrounds

Quaint farm house with modern conveniences located 1.5 miles from the Great Lakes Equestrian Festival, 8 miles from downtown Traverse City, Michigan.

Completely furnished, 3 bedrooms with AC, washer and dryer.
David Macintosh 231.620.0536  davidkmac1944@gmail.com
Beautiful House and Wooded lot with Shared Neighborhood Beach Access to East Bay – only 4 miles from the show

4 Bedroom | 2.5 Bath | East Bay Sandy Beach Access | Sleeps 14 This beautiful, fully furnished home located in the Traverse City/Williamsburg area is just 8 miles east of downtown.  It’s only 4 miles from the show as well and out of the main traffic. With four bedrooms, two full baths, a half bath, and a bonus room with an enchanting fireplace, the property accommodates 14 or more guests. The private wooded lot offers dynamic access to the very best of Northern Michigan; step onto miles of stunning hiking trails right from the backyard, enjoy waterfront access on East Bay and take a five-minute walk to bask on the area’s sandy beaches or launch your boat from only a quarter of a mile away. Enjoy world-class entertainment at Turtle Creek Casino and Grand Traverse Resort and Golf Course, both less than a five-minute drive away. Stock up on groceries and everything you need for your stay at Meijer, just 2 miles from the house. The house boasts an open floor plan, large dining and built-in bar, large deck, alluring landscaping complete with a peaceful waterfall and pond. The private backyard offers the perfect gathering place around a fire-pit and under stylish Edison-bulb string lights. Additionally, the property is complete with cable TV, Wi-Fi, central air conditioning, water toys (including stand up paddle boards and a giant floating mat), washer and dryer, grill, tree hammocks and ample parking space in the driveway along with a two car garage, making it the perfect location to entertain or relax on your group getaway. If interested, please contact Brenden Stark at brendenstark@outlook.com or 616-617-2665


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Williamsburg, MI 49690

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