Walk into quaint Alden, to the historical Depot Park and Museum, to the stunning Torch Lake shore, all from this circa 1870s historic Victorian home located across the east-shore road from Torch Lake. Great for vacationing, sight-seeing, water-sports (swimming, boating, tubing and more). You are also at the foot of the 17-acre preserve called "Coy Mountain".
Experience beautiful sunsets and Torch Lake views from the west-facing porch on its settee or swing. Or, boat through the lower "chain of lakes". This smoke-free home is close to golf courses, Traverse City shopping and the wineries of Old Mission Peninsula & Leelanau County. Boyne, Petoskey and Harbor Springs are pleasant same-day round-trips.
You will be in what locals still call "the Chapelle" house, which in the late 1800s and early 1900s was the guest house for visitors from downstate, Chicago and Ohio — you’ll find! the postcard of the home circa 1910 in the collection at the Museum. Your boat will slip easily in and out of the public marina in town and the entire chain of lakes lie ahead of you. No boat? Rentals are available at local marinas.
If you prefer to stay home, prepare your dinner on the Weber and enjoy it in the dining room or as a picnic on the porch or in the nearby park. Quiet evenings in on the porch or watching videos or cable TV or listening to music are also options. Need to work or keep up with emails? High Speed internet is provided; borrow our cable connection if you do not have your own.
Alden Victorian Vacation Home