Since 2005, Dave and Donna Heeres have continued the Yettaw tradition of a laid-back atmosphere, fishing, canoeing, BBQs & friendly faces.
Miles and miles of lakes and rivers are just waiting to be explored. Bring your canoe or kayak, or use one of our fishing boats to troll the quiet waters. Whether you come for the fishing, hunting, or birdwatching, the snowmobiling, color tours, or just for the stillness, you will find it here. The cottages are just a few minutes' drive from State land, convenient for hunters and snowmobilers.
The village of Ellsworth is tucked away amidst the rolling pastures and farmland of northern Antrim County, near the Charlevoix County line, in scenic northwest Michigan. There's no train or express way here to lull you to sleep. Instead, you will drift off at night to the sound of frogs and crickets and awaken to birds, up early to get that worm.
Your hosts will be happy to give you directions to the Front Porch Cafe for a great breakfast, to the Outdoor Sports shop for fishing supplies and kayak rentals, to local farms for the freshest fruits and veggies, to the Farmer's Exchange for gas, or to the local grocery to find that certain something you may have forgotten. Maps and information to other local shops, attractions, and tourist traps are available.
If you're looking for a place to call your family's summer cottage, stop your search, you've found the place. Families have been making memories at Yettaw Cottages for generations, and some would be happy to share with you their annual family portraits taken on the crooked tree. Come join the history in the making, and make memories with your children that they can one day share with their own grandchildren!