Cozy Cabins Perfect for a Pure Michigan Getaway
Find your home away from home and experience an unforgettable getaway in a Michigan cabin!
Whether you want a rustic adventure with the family or a cozy cottage for two, these vacation rentals offer the comforts and conveniences of home while you enjoy everything Pure Michigan has to offer. Check out our list of cabins, cottages and even a barn, located all across the state and near popular Michigan attractions.
Upper Peninsula Cabins
Schoolhouse Cottage – Eagle Harbor
Settle into to this cozy cottage for two in the quaint town of Eagle Harbor, located in the Keweenaw Peninsula. This one bedroom and one bathroom cottage was originally a one-room schoolhouse, but was renovated to suit couples looking for the perfect UP romantic getaway! Enjoy coffee and spectacular views of Eagle Harbor from the covered porch in the morning, then venture out for a tour of Eagle Harbor Lighthouse, just a two-minute walk away! Stop for lunch at a variety of Eagle Harbor restaurants, offering fresh fish and a great selection of craft beers. Copper Harbor is just fourteen miles away, where you’ll find unique places that are a must-see while you’re in town like The Brickside Brewery, Harbor Haus and Copper Harbor Lighthouse.
Amenities of the Schoolhouse Cottage include: Standard kitchen appliances, washer and dryer, linens and towels, Wi-Fi, cable television, charcoal & gas grills, no pets allowed
Tioga Falls Cabin - Tioga Falls, L'Anse Township
Tioga Falls Cabin is the perfect “Tech Free” getaway for those who aren’t afraid to “rough it”! The cabin’s owners say this isn’t an adventure for the faint of heart and advises only experienced adventurers make the somewhat tricky trek to this UP retreat. They also recommend bringing a truck to make the two mile two-track trail journey from the main road to the cabin. But once you and your group make it, let the calming sounds of the waterfall rush over you as you settle into this wilderness oasis. Nature-lovers and adventure-seekers will love this unique property, which sleeps six with two bedrooms and one bathroom, perched right in the heart of Tioga Falls on eighty wooded acres of pure UP heaven! During the day, you're encouraged to fish for trout in nearby Tioga and Sturgeon rivers, explore the immense property on foot or ATV, or even paddle down the river in either of the two canoes provided. At night, cozy up by the fire either by the outdoor fire-pit or indoors by the fireplace.
Amenities of Tioga Falls Cabin include: Standard kitchen appliances, solar-powered generator, linens and towels, canoes, charcoal grill, fire pit, pet-friendly
Sunset House – Mud Lake, Republic
Secluded and quiet, the Sunset House is perfect for a private and remote up north retreat. Sitting right on Mud Lake, just outside the city of Republic, this charming cabin offers amenities for year-round getaways. In the summer months, visitors have their own private access to the lake as well as the use of three kayaks, a rowboat and paddleboat. Cast a line in May and June, that’s prime fishing time! During your winter visit, make use of the properties snowmobile, then warm up in the on-site sauna, with room for eight people! Want a room with a view? Windows surround the cabin, so gorgeous nature views abound all year long.
Amenities of Sunset House include: Standard kitchen appliances, washer and dryer, linens (bring own towels), satellite television, Wi-Fi, fire pit, propane grill, screened-in porch, sauna, three kayaks, one rowboat, one paddleboat, one snowmobile, pet-friendly
Lincoln Log Cabin – Hagerman Lake, Stambaugh Township
Just minutes from the Wisconsin border, this all-season retreat is a must for any of our northern Michigan neighbors looking to get a truly UP experience. The Lincoln Log Cabin is a spacious 3,600 sq. foot cabin with three bedrooms and three bathrooms that sleeps eight to ten people comfortably. Visitors can find this property nestled in the midst of Ottawa National Forest, right on Hagerman Lake, just outside the small town of Iron River, Michigan. Once you arrive, all-season activities await! Grab your fishing gear and head out onto Hagerman Lake, highlighted in “Field and Stream Magazine” for its record number of northern catches! Or hit the well-marked trails, great for hiking, biking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling. Don’t forget your skis either! Ski Brule, a fun family ski resort, is just ten miles from the cabin. Soon you’ll be calling Lincoln Log Cabin home, along with the family of Bald Eagles and other wildlife that you can find on the property!
Amenities of Lincoln Log Cabin include: Standard kitchen appliances, washer and dryer, linens and towels, satellite television, Wi-Fi, fire pit, multiple fireplaces, propane grill, two canoes, two rowboats, one snowmobile, pet-friendly
Cabin in the Dunes – Gulliver
Fun in the sun awaits you on the shores of Lake Michigan when you book a stay at Cabin in the Dunes! This spacious three level cabin is big enough for your whole crew and then some with five bedrooms, three full and one half bathrooms, and two full kitchens. Perched directly on the sandy beaches of Lake Michigan, just outside the town of Gulliver, this log-cabin style house offers stellar views of the lake from the screened-in porch and off the back deck, including our famous Lake Michigan sunsets. A private beach awaits once you cross the two hundred foot long boardwalk over the dunes out to the lake. Be sure to spend a day exploring local attractions like Kitch-iti-kipi and Seul Choix Point Lighthouse.
Amenities of Cabin in the Dunes include: Standard kitchen appliances (in two kitchens), washer and dryer, linens and towels, cable television, Wi-Fi, handicap accessible basement entry, screened-in porch, no pets allowed
Balsams Resort – St. Ignace
A blissful getaway awaits you on the banks of Lake Michigan at the Balsams Resort. Just over the Mackinac Bridge in St. Ignace, this cozy community offers nine cabins to choose from, each with its own unique layout and charm. Nurture the nature lover in you when you visit Balsams Resort, which is located just three miles from Hiawatha National Forest Trails and just south of the North Country Trail, a National Scenic Trail that stretches from North Dakota all the way to New York State. Resort goers love exploring the northern Michigan trails and streams, then cooling off with a dip in lovely Lake Michigan. This resort is also in the prime location for those who want to explore some Pure Michigan must-sees like Mackinac Island, Fort Michilimackinac and Cut River Gorge, all within a half hour drive.
Amenities of Cabin in the Dunes include: Stove and refrigerator, linens (bring own towels), pet-friendly
North Central Michigan Cabins
Mackinac Lakefront Cabin Rentals – Mackinaw City
Traveling around the Mackinac area but still want that cozy cabin experience? Enjoy a cabin rental on the shores of beautiful Lake Huron at Mackinac Lakefront Cabins! Imagine waking up every morning to a view of the Mackinac Bridge right outside your cabin door. Mackinac Lakefront Cabins Rentals offers sixteen modern cabins resting on four hundred feet of sandy beach, and is conveniently located just three minutes from downtown Mackinaw City, the Mackinac Bridge and the ferries to Mackinac Island. Guests can enjoy a plethora of activities from watching the wildlife and exploring the wildflower trail, to nightly bonfires on the beach.
Amenities of Mackinac Lakefront Cabin Rentals include: Kitchenette, Wi-Fi, television, ceiling fan, no pets allowed
Crooked Tree Cabins – Carp Lake
Perfectly located at the “tip of the Mitt”, Crooked Tree Cabins is a community of six cabins nestled right on the banks of Lake Paradise in Carp Lake, Michigan. Fun for the whole family is the motto at Crooked Tree with plenty of activities to keep everyone busy from sun-up to sun-down. Enjoy fun in the sun and sand at Lake Paradise, an all-sports lake known for its excellent fishing of bass, northern pike, walleye, and perch. Then spend a day exploring Mackinaw City, just seven minutes away, or even the Petoskey area, just twenty-five minutes away. Popular local attractions include swimming in Lake Michigan, taking the ferry to Mackinac Island and hiking Wilderness State Park.
Amenities of Crooked Tree Cabin include: Standard kitchen appliances, linens (bring own towels), cable television, charcoal grill, fire pit, pet-friendly
DerMiner's Parkside Resort – Gaylord
Snow birds flock to Derminer’s Parkside Resort in Michigan’s winter months, not just for their cozy cabins but for the thrill of slicing through the snow on a snowmobile! Nestled between Otsego Lake and snowmobile trail #7 are four quaint two-bedroom cottages. Bring your own snowmobiles, garage space available, or rent them from DerMiner’s Parkside Market, just a half mile from the cabins on Old 27 S, on snowmobile trail #7. The resort is just as fun in the warmer months. Enjoy plenty of fishing, boating or just relaxing in the sun on Otsego Lake.
Amenities of DerMiner’s Parkside Resort include: Standard kitchen appliances, linens and towels, television, gas grill, no pets allowed
Black Bear Lodge on the Au Sable – Frederic
Black Bear Lodge is a perfect getaway for weekend warriors who enjoy fishing, hunting, off-roading and snowmobiling! The cabin offers privacy yet is only a few miles from the convenience of Gaylord and Grayling. A fisherman’s paradise lies right outside the cabin door with the headwaters of the Au Sable River, known as a Blue-Ribbon trout stream, just steps away. Or try your luck at the “Holy Waters” in Grayling or the Manistee River just four miles down the road. Plan a visit in the winter for an abundance of snow-filled fun. Snowmobilers enjoy miles of state trails nearby the cabin as well as plenty of nearby skiing locations like Hanson Hills and TreeTops.
Amenities of Black Bear Lodge include: Standard kitchen appliances, linens and towels, cable and satellite television, charcoal grill, fire pit, no pets allowed
West Michigan Cabins
Cedars Resort – Central Lake, Antrim County
Located in heart of northern west Michigan, Cedars Resort offers the ideal resting place for those looking to get the most out of their Pure Michigan getaway! Resting in the whimsical woods of Antrim County, five authentic log-style cabins offer two bed bedrooms and one bath with access to three hundred feet of private beachfront. Spend the day fishing, swimming, paddling, hunting and more. Or go out and explore the area, with Cedars Resort being within thirty minutes of thirteen golf resorts, four ski resorts, Lake Michigan and Traverse Bay, Torch Lake, Charlevoix, Bellaire, Boyne City and Boyne Mountain.
Amenities of Cedars Resort include: Standard kitchen appliances, linens (bring own towels), cable television, Wi-Fi, charcoal grill, free use of 14’ fishing boat, free canoes and kayaks, dock for each cabin, pet-friendly
Indigo Bluffs – Empire
Taking a trip to Michigan’s top vacation destination but still want all the comforts of home? Indigo Bluffs in Empire is the place for you! Choose from fifteen modern and homey cottages shaded by towering hardwood trees. Indigo Bluffs offers many onsite activities like a heated pool, playground and dog park, but guests are encouraged to explore west Michigan’s natural playground just outside the grounds! Empire Beach and Sleeping Bear Dunes are both just three miles away, with other local attractions like Glen Haven Beach, Cherry Bowl Drive-in and Glen Arbor, just a few miles further.
Amenities of Indigo Bluff include: Standard kitchen appliances, Wi-Fi, fire pit, heated pool, boat and trailer storage, semi pet-friendly
The Barn Cottage – Frankfort
Four floors of fun await you and your family in Frankfort! Gather the whole gang and head to the Barn Cottage on the banks of Upper Herring Lake, an all-sports lake well suited for all types of fun. This roomy rental boasts five bedrooms, two baths and sits on two and a half acres of quiet countryside surrounded by a blend of rolling hills, woodlands, orchards and vineyards. Spend hours on the lake swimming, jumping on the water trampoline, paddling in the kayaks and even lounging on the property’s pontoon! While you’re there, be sure to make a visit to Frankfort’s famous Point Betsie Light, the oldest standing structure in Benzie County.
Amenities of The Barn Cottage include: Standard kitchen appliances, linens and towels, washer and dryer, central air, two televisions with satellite cable, rec room, charcoal grill, fire pit, water trampoline, boat dock, two kayaks, one rowboat, one pontoon boat, pet-friendly
Kal-Haven Outpost – South Haven
A newer addition to the South Haven area, Kal-Haven Outpost has all the charm of a rustic campsite with the added benefit of new construction. Six knotty pine cabins encircle a community fire pit, all spacious enough to sleep six to eight people. Named for the Kal-Haven Trail, which is just a few steps outside the property, these cabins are perfect for those who love to hike, bike and explore the outdoors. For great shopping, restaurants and beach-going, head to downtown South Haven, just ten minutes away.
Amenities of Kal-Haven Outpost include: Dormitory sized refrigerator, window air conditioning unit, fire ring, camp store onsite offering camping essentials, apparel, toys, snack food, and linen rental, pet-friendly
East Michigan Cabins
River Bend Lodge – Mio, Oscoda County
Escape to a paddler’s paradise in Mio, Michigan! River Bend Lodge is a classic log-style cabin, with three bedrooms and one bath, that sits right on the banks of Michigan’s famed Au Sable River. This Blue Ribbon river is perfect for paddling your kayak, canoe, or just floating in a tube. Bring your own or rent from one of the many paddle sports operations located in the area; the owners recommend Hinchman Acres, one of the oldest and largest paddle sports operations in Michigan. Guests will also enjoy off-roading on ATVs at the Bull Gap trailhead just 2 miles from the lodge.
Amenities of River Bend Lodge include: Standard kitchen appliances, linens and towels, washer and dryer, cable television, gas grill, fire pit, snowmobile, pet-friendly
Boardwalk Beach #2: Tree House Cabin – On the shores of Lake Huron, Oscoda
Experience the best of Michigan’s “Sunrise Side” in this unique rental right on the shores of Lake Huron! The Tree House Cabin is an enchanting a-frame style cabin set between two similar cabins. These triplets feature two bedrooms and one bath each and share one hundred and twenty-five feet of sugar sand beach, and are ideal for family reunions, weddings and more. Enjoy a classic beach getaway with swimming in the lake, playing football and Frisbee on the beach, or just catching some rays. Nearby is a quaint downtown area, with lovely shops and restaurants.
Amenities of Tree House Cabin include: Standard kitchen appliances, linens and towels, air conditioning, cable and satellite television, grill, gas fireplace, fire pit, no pets allowed
Away From It All Cabin – Huron National Forest, East Tawas
Have a large group looking for a Pure Michigan adventure? Journey into the Huron National Forest and you’ll find the Away From It All Cabin, a 3,200 square foot knotty pine palace! With five bedrooms, three and a half baths, and plenty of room to spread out, your family and friends will feel right at home in this northern Michigan hideaway. Resting in the picturesque Huron National Forest, this truly is an all-season destination, perfect for fishing, hiking, biking, off-roading and even snowmobiling. Venture out of the forest to nearby Tawas to stock up at the weekly farmer’s market or take a refreshing dip in Lake Huron!
Amenities of Away From It All Cabin include: Standard kitchen appliances, linens and towels, washer and dryer, grill, gas fireplace, fire pit, sauna, Jacuzzi tub, ATV and snowmobile trail, pet-friendly
DoLittle Resort Cottage – Sand Lake, National City
Make DoLittle Cottage your “basecamp” for your classic cottage getaway in North East Michigan. During the day, two hundred and forty-eight-acre Sand Lake is your backyard waterpark! Bring your boat and cast a line, today’s catch includes a variety of Michigan favorites like Black Crappie, Bluegill and Walleye. Or maybe you want to hit the trails! Just a short drive from the cottage gets you access to hiking trails, state snowmobile trails, cross-country ski trails and more. In the evenings, head over to Sand Lake Sports Bar, a local favorite, for tasty wings and burgers.
Amenities of DoLittle Resort Cottage include: Standard kitchen appliances, linens and towels, gas grill, gas fireplace, fire pit, no pets allowed
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