Best Kept Secret

Unique Lodging on the Lake

 

 

2016 Area Events:

February 7-8 Tip Up Festival- Quincy

June 10-12 Art Walk-Downtown Coldwater

June 18 (3rd Sat.) Strawberry Fest- Downtown Coldwater

July 4  Independence Day Celebrations

July 17 Mid-Season Reason to Float the Coldwater Lake Chain

Poker Run & Boat Parade

July 21-23 Polish Festial-Bronson

August 3-6 Abbott Magic Get Together- Colon, MI

August 7-13 Branch County 4-H Fair

September 17 (3rd Sat) Applefest- Downtown Coldwater


 

Area Activities

 

South Coldwater Lake Chain  

Our all sport chain of 7 lakes has so much to offer!  Bring your own Boat or rent a pontoon and head up to Marble Lake's Corn Island in July! Petting Zoo, Boat Races, and other great weekend events for the whole family!  Corn Island has public restrooms.

For the Fishing Folks, look no further than our own backyard!  Many a tournament fishermen park themselves on the sunken island about 200 yards out!!!  Check out Lake Drive Marine for the latest on Bass Tournament Schedules.

Visit DNR web page for more information on Coldwater and Marble Lakes.


Historic Downtown Coldwater- 8 Miles

Explore downtown Coldwater by taking a walking or driving tour and see beautiful Historical Districts filled with spectacular architectural examples of Victorian, Greek Revival, Italianate, and Tudor style Homes, Churches and Buildings.  This provides a 1, 3, or 5 mile self guided tour with 42 points of historical interest.  Or how about a ride on a steam powered Locomotive through the countryside?  Visit Little River Railroad.

Take in a live show at the Tibbits Opera House.  Built in 1882 it is the second oldest theater in Michigan.  The Tibbits team works hard to provide our community with year round arts and entertainment for the whole family!  Kids love the summertime "Popcorn Theater" while adults enjoy top notch performances throughout the year.  The Tibbits Board, Staff, Members, Community and Friends are determined to restore this Gem to it's original splendor, and are happy to report the facade has been completed!  

Stop into Northwoods Coffee Company for a cup of java, sandwich, and a unique souvenir or visit one of our other local shops and diners.  

Capri Drive In is a great family time!  Take a trip back in time to the 50's and 60's when Outdoor Movies were all the rage! This beautifully kept historical landmark provides entertainment for the whole family! Watch all the latest movies with the newest digital technology!


Golf

Championship golf in just 4 miles!  Visit Bella Vista Golf Course-(formally Blackberry Patch) Truly the Best Kept Golfing Secret in Michigan!!  Enjoy a best kept- from tee to green track, beautiful scenery through countryside and marshlands, and a fun challenging course.

For a higher level of difficulty, try Glendarin Hills located 15 miles from us!  "One of the premier championship golf courses in the Midwest"-Andy Bonham  

Call or e-mail to take advantage of the latest Stay and Play offers!

Other Area Courses:

Country Meadows Golf Course, Golf Club of Coldwater, Iyopawa Island Golf Course, Quincy Golf Course


Wineries-

Local Stops: 

Satek Winery Fremont, Indiana 21 mi opened in 2001 and features dry red and white wines, semi-dry and semi-sweet, fruit, dessert and award winning Ice wines.

Briali Winery and Vineyard is located in Fremont, IN 23 mi. and opened in 2011 as an "Eco-Friendly" vineyard. 

If you are travelling from Detroit:

Pentamere- Tecumseh, MI 52 mi.

Cherry Creek- Cement City, MI 35 mi.

Flying Otter

Sandchill Crane Vinyards- Jackson, Mi 44 mi.

Sleeping Bear- Albion, MI 31 mi.

J Trees

 

From Chicago:

Peterson & Son

Cody Kresta Vinyard and Winery

Round Barn



Sporting Events

Michigan International Speedway- NASCAR fans, bring your RV and park it at the lake!  We are 38 miles from the race!

Got a room for the big football game?  We are 63 miles from Michigan State, 68 miles from Michigan University and Notre Dame.  Just an hour and a half drive.


Amish Country

Branch County, MI is home to several Amish communities.  It is not unusual to see one or two buggies trotting down South Fremont Road on any given day!  Take a drive in the countryside and see the local farms, stop at one of the roadside markets and get fresh baked goods, produce, and crafts.  Less than an hour drive, visit the communities of Shipshewana, IN, home of the largest flea market in the Midwest, or Amish Acres located in Nappanee, IN.

Curious about the Amish Culture?  Check out this website: Amish America


Shopping

The Outlet Shoppes at Fremont

Allen, MI- Antique Capital


Other Attractions:

Binder Park Zoo- 35 Miles.  Located just outside of Battle Creek

FireKeepers Casino- 32 Miles also near Battle Creek

Pokagan State Park

Colon, Michigan- Magic Capital of the World!




Contact Us:

Phone: 517-238-8381

E-Mail: yourfriends@bestkeptsecretvacation.com

Address: 261 S. Fremont Rd., Coldwater, MI  49036

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