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Prepping Your Summer Cottage with Gattle's Petoskey

Prepping Your Summer Cottage with Gattle's Petoskey

Linens shop Gattle’s is a Matouk favorite. Located in Petoskey, a coastal resort community on the northern tip of Michigan, Gattle’s caters to summer residents with lakeside retreats. With shelves stocked with the finest bedding, towels, and table linens (including plenty of Matouk, of course), the shop has been a fixture in the town since 1919.


What is the summer like in Petoskey?
Petoskey is on Lake Michigan and there are numerous other beautiful inland lakes. Petoskians embrace water activities, golfing, relaxing and local shopping. Going to the beach, boating, and golfing is what summertime is all about here.


What parts of the region are must-sees in summertime?
Our favorite areas are Bay Harbour, Bay View, Downtown Petoskey, and Harbor Springs.


Matouk Quatrefoil guest towels and striped Pico towels.

What types of bedding and towels should a summer cottage have in its linen closet?

  • Two sets of sheets per bedroom. We like Matouk’s embroidered easy care and Egyptian percale sheets best.
  • Lightweight blankets.
  • Matouk Milagro towels in white, ivory, and azure; they’re lightweight and super absorbent.
  • Four each of bath towels, hand towels, and washcloths per bathroom, plus a tub mat and two bath sheets.
  • Assorted beach towels in stripes and bright colors.
  • Teflon tablecloths and placemats that are easy to wipe down.



A peek inside Gattle’s.

Any decor/linen trends you’ve been noticing of late? 
Duvets have been increasing in popularity and it seems like more people are sleeping in king size beds these days.

What do guests always forget to bring?
Guests often forget to bring soap and bath products, so it’s good to stock up.


Favorite Petoskey foodstuffs.

What are popular hostess gifts when visiting a summer cottage?
Wine, cheese and cooking products always make good gifts, especially in summertime. We’re partial to local companies American Spoon and Fustini's Oil & Vinegars.

What are Petoskey’s summer cocktails of choice? 
Gin and vodka tonics are always popular, but the Hemingway Daiquiri is our specialty. (Ernest Hemingway spent summers in the region.)

Your favorite summer indulgences?
Kilwins chocolates and ice cream, for sure.