About Us

Our Michigan “Up North” Experience

Walks along sand beaches and forest paths, dune climbs, wildlife, exploration and star-filled nights. Hiking, skiing, swimming.  Exploring the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Or, just rest at the cottage by our own Little Long Lake. All this and much more. And, even when the weather is not favorable, our cottage, with its comfort, fireplace and window views of Long Lake, is more than enough. Within its walls, songs have been written, music played, poetry created, a play written. A few artists have left small paintings as gifts. It is a place to relax, breathe, play, and restore your soul. The cottage is filled with the loving “vibes” of the individuals, couples, families, artists, and musicians who have found peace, connection and enjoyment here. Maybe we will live up here someday. In the meantime, we want to share this treasure with you.  Julia and Kathleen

How to Find Us

Ursa Minor is located in NW Lower Michigan, within the Sleeping Bear
National Lakeshore
Southeast of Traverse City
10 miles N. of Frankfort

Directions from the South:
At the intersection of US 31 and 115, go N. on US 31
after Beulah, left on N. Crystal Lake Dr.
At the end, turn right (N.) on Route M-22
Take M-22 3 miles to Sleeping Bear Dunes Lakeshore and Long Lake.

Directions from Traverse City or North:
Take M-72 West from Traverse City
Left (S.) at M-22
13 miles to Long Lake.