Cozy Cabins Perfect for a Pure Michigan Getaway

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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.
 

Tioga Falls Cabin in L'Anse Twp
Tioga Falls Cabin in L'Anse Twp | Photo Courtesy of Freshwater Vacation Rentals

 
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

Eagle Harbor Schoolhouse Cottage in Copper Harbor
Eagle Harbor Schoolhouse Cottage | Photo Courtesy of Freshwater Vacation Rentals

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 BreweryHarbor 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
 

Balsams Resort – St. Ignace

Balsams Resort in St Ignace
Balsams Resort in St Ignace | Photo Courtesy of Balsams Resort

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 IslandFort 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

Mackinac Lakefront Cabins in Mackinaw City
Mackinac Lakefront Cabins in Mackinaw City | Photo Courtesy of Mackinac Lakefront Cabin Rentals

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

Crooked Tree Cabins in Carp Lake
Crooked Tree Cabins in Carp Lake | Photo Courtesy of Crooked Tree Cabins

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

DerMiner's Parkside Resort in Gaylord
DerMiner's Parkside Resort in Gaylord | Photo Courtesy of DerMiner's Parkside Resort

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 on the Au Sable in Frederic
Black Bear Lodge on the Au Sable in Frederic | Photo Courtesy of Freshwater Vacation Rentals

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

Cedars Resort in Central Lake
Cedars Resort in Central Lake | Photo Courtesy of Cedars Resort

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 LakeCharlevoixBellaireBoyne 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

Indigo Bluffs in Empire
Indigo Bluffs in Empire | Photo Courtesy of Indigo Bluffs

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 BeachCherry 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

The Barn Cottage in Frankfort
The Barn Cottage in Frankfort | Photo Courtesy of Blue Lakes Rentals

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

Kal-Haven Outpost in South Haven
Kal-Haven Outpost in South Haven | Photo Courtesy of Kal-Haven Outpost

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

Boardwalk Beach #2: Tree House Cabin – On the shores of Lake Huron, Oscoda

 

Boardwalk Beach-Cabin #2 in Oscoda
Boardwalk Beach-Cabin #2 in Oscoda | Photo Courtesy of Rent Michigan Cabins

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 ForestEast Tawas

Away From It All Cabin in East Tawas
Away From It All Cabin in East Tawas | Photo Courtesy of Rent Michigan Cabins

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 City to stock up at the weekly Northeast Michigan Regional Farm 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

Still need help finding more cozy cabins in Michigan that suits your needs? Check out these helpful resources: Rent Michigan CabinsLake Michigan CottagesLakeshore Lodging & Cottage Care and Freshwater Vacation Rentals.