I would really like to keep this hidden gem all to myself! We stayed at Northwind Resort the first week of June, & could not have had a more positive experience. The location is perfect, it's on the Northwest tip of Torch Lake, near the Torch River Bridge & Marina. There are nine 1 bedroom efficiencies, three with water views. We loved our water view room, which was just steps from the water. Our room actually opened up to the deck & the dock. Each morning we would sit out on the spacious deck, in our PJ's, & watch the magnificent sunrise, while having our coffee. There are outdoor grills, a fire pit, a swing, & umbrella tables on the deck. Our room had a microwave, coffee maker...bring your own filters though; silverware, dishes, & bath towels are provided. It was easy to launch our kayak from the shore, or dock. Also, the location is great for day trips into Traverse City, Petoskey, Alden, & other nearby areas. The Dockside Restaurant is only a 15 minute drive. It is family owned, & we enjoyed meeting one of the sisters, Pamela, & her husband Marty, who were operating the resort while we were there. We can't wait to return. It's the perfect place for a fun time with friends, & family!