We live on 3.4 mostly wooded acres next to a quiet, small lake. We have kayaks, a canoe, a stand up paddleboard, and a paddleboat usually available. You can also play or lounge on the wooden swim raft. The swimming is very nice as we live on a "no-wake" lake which means nothing can go fast enough to create a wake. Tent camping is possible, too.
You are also welcome to fish, if you bring your own rod and tackle. No license is required.
We keep a loving and tolerant home. All are welcome here.
-All are welcome. Arrive before dark, and keep us informed of your ETA.
-Friendly dogs who do not bark excessively are welcome if they are leashed, kept near your rig, and picked up after. NO dogs are allowed near/in the lake. Non-friendly dogs considered for an overnight stay - if you are up front about it (we have a dog, too, so friendly means people and dog friendly).
-You, and supervised kids, are welcome to swim at your own risk.
-If you want to connect to 30 amp., please pay up front. Cash, PayPal or Venmo is fine.
-If you smoke, please keep your butts, only smoke next to your rig, and be aware that we are very sensitive to cigarette smoke and will want you to keep your distance:-)
-Fine if you want to visit a bit, fine if you don’t:)
We live down a long, curved, gravel driveway which is off a paved road. We bring our 28' travel trailer down and can easily turn around in an open area on our 3.4 acre property. SOME BACK UP SKILL IS NECESSARY. We are guessing that there is about 11' of clearance under the trees that line the driveway. We think it would be difficult with more than 30' of a trailer or rig. Tent camping is possible, too. When dates are confirmed, a marked up google map aerial photo is sent.
Tow vehicle parking is available close to next to where you park your rig.
Winter time hosting is not available because if there is much snow or ice the driveway could be tricky.
We are less than a mile from a paved trailhead for bicycle riding and walking. Pickney Recreation Area is close. There are two newer, major grocery stores within 10-15 min. (Kroger and Busches).
We are 15 minutes from Dexter, 20 minutes from Brighton, and 30 minutes from Ann Arbor.
We had a at a great weekend at LakesideTerri's - it worked out perfectly for us. The location was peaceful and easy to access. We had a couple interesting discussions with a very nice and gracious host and her dog. We also spent some time lakeside watching an osprey dive to catch fish. I would love to stop for another visit when we are in the area.
We had a great stay with LakesideTerri! She was extremely kind in allowing us to use her pedal boat, kayak, and canoe. She took time out to tell us about the area including wildlife and plants. She was easy to communicate with. We would definitely recommend staying here!
I humbly apologized at least 4-5 times for taking one of my dogs off leash near the lake. I admitted that I did it. I sincerely owned up to it. I explained to you why it was my fault. You said that you accepted my apology and enough was said about it yet, you considered my apology pushback. That is very disappointing because there is nothing I could ever do to earn your forgiveness. I didn't do it again. Winston did not step on your paint. One thing that I did not mention to you is that he is a certified therapy dog. I am a disabled veteran. The fact that he is dying was a personal aside that I revealed to you, however, once again, I took full responsibility for taking him off leash. We shouldn't have gone out there and I should have kept his vest on him. Sorry you felt so distressed over it. I'll send you a photo to prove he is actually a working dog (not that it matters to you). The point is that I took him off leash.
I had an amazing stay here - and an amazing host! The lake was so peaceful and refreshing to swim in and the host was so welcoming and kind. I hope to be back soon! Thank you!!
This was the first place we’ve ever been to in Michigan and it was just what we needed. The village of Pinckney is charming with all of its lakes and trees. Our stay was so peaceful and comfortable. Our host was so generous and nice. This is worth a stop. We didn’t even need to run the A/C. The local Grocery Store, Kroger, is well stocked with just about anything you need. We enjoyed our stay.
LakesideTerri is an absolutely fantastic host who helped make our stay here excellent. She put out cones to show us where to park in a nice private spot. Upon arrival she gave us a tour and told us we could go in the lake and use her kayaks which we took full advantage of. Towards the end she asked us if we could help her move furniture and we were happy to help. Would love to stay here again.
What a great spot for a nice, quiet few days away from home! Lakeside Terri greeted us with a quick tour of the property. We were pleasantly surprised with generosity of amenities shared at this BW location. Access to the private lake for swimming and fishing (bluegill and bass), and our hosts provided access to their backyard patio, kayaks, and paddle boat! The setup spot was nicely shaded and felt like a private space. We did use electric hookup and wifi (consistent, reliable - used for 3 days of remote work and meetings). Wonderful hosts and excellent spot. Would highly recommend, especially if you could stay to enjoy a day or two.
Very quiet here with combination of sun and shade. I was afraid we would have trouble with mosquitoes but that didnt happen. Our site was not a Lakeview site but the host welcomed us to his patio where we could enjoy the lakeview.
Once again we were received graciously by our host. Entry and parking is easy with our TT. Always a joy to stay at this peaceful spot on the lake.
Very quiet lakeside property with responsive hosts. Easy parking for my Class B campervan - away from house so private area. Greeted by host and given tour of property and offered 15W electric. This BDW place is 2 miles from the Lakeland Trail (partly paved multi-use rail trail). My dog - Peri - and I enjoyed our bike rides on the trail and the woods and open area at Lakeside Terri's place to play fetch. A great spot to stop and relax. Thank you.
Awesome Hosts. They were wonderful and very welcoming. They have a beautiful location next to a lake. Communication was great before and during our stay. Would definitely stay here again.
Our hosts were very gracious host and the spot was everything we could ask for. The cold weather prevented us from enjoying the lake but we were able to visit one of our family members and go to a wonderful restaurant, The Wooden Spoon in Brighton.
Overall a very good stay for us.
Terri was very welcoming and flexible. She helped make my first BW stay a wonderful experience. Lakeside is a great place to relax after a busy day, or if you want water activities there is a paddle boat available to see the peaceful lake. I am looking forward to more BW stays in the future.
Wonderful hosts. Beautiful lake view and paddle boat experience. Plus a lovely little dog. So grateful to them for sharing.
We had such an amazing stay. Quiet, picturesque, and the hosts were so friendly and responsive. The lake is absolutely gorgeous and peaceful.
Beautiful clear water lake. Enjoyed the view, swimming and paddle boat rides around the lake. Lakeside Terri ensured that our stay was memorable. Great conversationalist. Secluded well maintained yard with plenty of trees and plants. 3 bars ATT, The provided wifi worked well, no issues. Definitely would stay here again.
Same great hostess treated us to a swim in the lake after a long day on the road! This made it our second visit at this very pleasant site! Once coming and once going! Both times were most enjoyable!
Wonderful, gracious hosts!! Offered their electric hookup & water, and use of the lake amenities - standup paddle board, floaties, paddle boat, and kayak. We had great communication before & during my stay. Their property is absolutely beautiful and the lake is so nice to swim in. This is an excellent place for a little getaway and I had a great time here!
This place should be called “Peaceful Paradise”! The hosts were wonderful and couldn’t do enough for us. The lake is clean and relaxing. You can swim, paddle or just float. We did all three! Undoubtedly 5 stars ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️!
This was our first experience and could not have been better. The hosts met us and shared their boondocking tips. Thank you Lakeside Terri!
Everytime I stay with BW I think, "This is the best place ever!" but today hit a new high! My niece still wants to be adopted! We had such a delightful time. We swam, paddle boated, SUP'ed, complete with paddle and a life vest! The lake, the chat, the lightning bugs! You made our visit so special! We couldn't have asked for a better mini summer vacation. Thanks Lakeside Terri for making our trip super fun!
Hello, had a lovely time at Terri’s. This is on a no-wake lake with quiet areas to paddle their kayak. I had a warm invitation to use the terrace area with heavenly lake breeze, to rock and breathe in fresh country air. There are hiking trails and state parks in a short drive, as well as a good size grocery store. Thanks for everything!!
At Lakeside Terri's I could feel the tension from the past isolated months melting away as I took up their offer to use their paddleboat (first time) on that beautiful lake, and later the kayak (first time). Loved it. They are wonderful people with a wonderful dog Zoey. I fished, explored, hiked, relaxed, and felt safe and welcome. Thank you Lakeside Terri.