Welcome to Little Bear Beach Cottage!

Owned and operated by Hans Kniep, the LBBC's goal is to provide a relaxing and fun "Up North" getaway.  The LBBC wants it's renters to be able to experience northern Michigan and discover all of it's greatness.   The LBBC offers everything including golfing, hiking, fishing, boating, sightseeing, relaxation, hunting, off-roading, skiing, snowmobiling, romance and family fun!  It will take many trips to the LBBC to be able to experience everything the north has to offer!

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Enjoy an old-fashioned "Up North" family cottage getaway in this quiet and very private beachfront A-frame cottage. The Little Bear Beach Cottage is located on Little Bear Lake in Johannesburg, Michigan, just 30 minutes from Gaylord. The lake is a private 128 acre all-sports lake. Adjacent Big Bear Lake (DNR stocked) is a public 350 acre lake.

This cozy three-bedroom cottage that sleeps eight is clean, modern and comfortable. The master bedroom has a queen size bed, bedroom #2 has a queen size futon, bedroom #3 has two twins and the family room has a sleeper sofa that will sleep two. Living room amenities include: 39" HDTV with satellite, DVD player, and board games.

The kitchen is fully equipped with range, microwave, coffee maker, refrigerator, toaster, blender and all cooking utensils. For some outdoor cooking, you'll find a gas grill and picnic table.  There is a shed by the water that has electricity and a small fridge. 

The beach is one of the best on the lake! As you can see from the pictures and maps, The Little Bear Beach Cottage is located on the tip of the Little Bear Lake. This provides quiet and seclusion, yet still being able to enjoy all water sports on this lake.

Four watercraft are included for your enjoyment - a paddleboat, two kayaks and a rowboat.  Life jackets are included and are required when using these boats.  A boat launch and dock are also available if you rent or bring your own watercraft.

The cottage is equipped with a full-sized washer and dryer.  Linens are towels are provided.


In Lewiston, there is snowmobile and jet ski rental available.  They will deliver and pickup rentals right from the cottage!!  Click here for more info.  Also, take the family over to J & B's for a great atmosphere and an awesome dinner!

Of course, Gaylord is known as the Golf Mecca of the Midwest.  With over a 100 course offerings, discover all that the north has to offer.  Click here for more!

You can find peace and quiet nestled on this private beach property located on private Little Bear Lake.  Only 18 miles outside of Gaylord, Michigan there is year 'round fun with plenty to do!  In winter, for snowmobiling, there is direct access to hundreds of miles of groomed snowmobile trails and seasonal roads. In summer, there are ATV/ORV trails minutes away. For skiers or golfers, we are only 20 minutes to Treetops.  Also close to casinos and only an hour to Mackinaw Island or how about visiting Gaylord during Alpenfest or the Otsego County Fair?

Central location, minutes from scenic Gaylord - antiques / arts / crafts, shopping and fine dining as well as prime golf courses and fall color sites. Mackinac Island, Sleeping Bear Dunes, the Grand Traverse wine region, Petosky, Charlevoix and casinos are easy day trips.