Point Betsie Lighthouse
Point Betsie is one of the most iconic and recognizable lighthouses in the state of Michigan. Just a short drive from our cottage, this architectural institution is a must see no matter how old you are!
Built 1854-1858 you’ll step back in time when you tour Point Betsie. Many lighthouse lovers consider this on of the finest historic lighthouse on the Great Lakes.
Historic light house, beautiful sunsets, great place to find petoskeys and walk the beach.
“Sit and Sip a craft beer, enjoy the outdoor beer garden and delicious food. Stroll the shops and catch a sunset.”
“New owners but same great fun relaxed atmosphere of rustic old shed. The pasta doubles are a great deal. Bourst soup is the best. 11-2 daily they have a make your own bloody mary bar! Great veggie choices!”
“Delicious Mexican fare! Amazing enchiladas, chips & salsa, and margaritas! Be careful with the margs, tho. They're strong! ;)”
“Gwen Frostic born as Sara Gwendolen Frostic, was an American artist, entrepreneur, author, and Michigan Women's Hall of Fame inductee. A lifelong resident of Michigan, Frostic is known for her naturalist, Linocut block print artwork, created using Original Heidelberg Platten presses. In 1960 she bought 40 acres of land in Benzonia with the intention of moving herself and her shop further inland into the forest. Her new property was located in a rural wooded riparian area on the Betsie River, initially accessed only by dirt roads. Frostic oversaw the construction of the print shop and dwelling, building it in relation to the woodlands. She conceived of a number of naturalistic and artistic elements including large stone boulders and a natural spring flowing inside the structure and an area with a green sod roof. On April 26, 1964, her new shop opened for business in the completed building of her own design. From an area of the shop, the Heidelberg presses could be observed from above, rhythmically printing away on the various paper products. Her artwork frequently depicted the natural world surrounding her shop: trees, plants, birds, mushrooms, flowers, berries, and animals. She incrementally grew her property into a 285-acre wildlife sanctuary. Her business grew and prospered steadily over the years. Frostic was recognized as a successful entrepreneur at a time when few women were celebrated for this. The Detroit Free Press reported that she had 34 employees working in her printing business in 1985. Several of Frostic's prints are in the collection of the Detroit Institute of Arts. She was a long time member of the Northwest Michigan Artists and Craftsmen.”
“Oliver Art Center hosts approximately 10 exhibitions annually, including special exhibitions. The Annual All-media Juried Exhibition and Annual Student Exhibition consistently engage our community. Two member shows per year keep everyone connected and learning about the best our membership has to offer. Featured artist shows in summer months bring artists from across the country, along with fresh ideas, inspiration, and connections for local artists.”