The Best Western Beachfront Houghton Lake is located on the shore of Michigan's largest inland lake. Houghton Lake is 21,000 acres and offers great fishing and water recreational possibilities with our own docking facilities and beach available for our guest's use. Only Â¼ mile to the east is a Department of Natural Resources boat launch area, which is also the site of our Tip Up Town, USA winter festival. Nearby, the famed Manistee and AuSable Rivers abound with brookies, rainbow and large brown trout. The local community offers restaurants, shops and stores to satisfy your every need. There are many golf courses in the area and for you winter sport lovers, many miles of groomed trails offer a memorable snowmobiling experience. Come join us atop our beautiful plateau in Northern Michigan, where eagles and ospreys soar.