Take Your Family Gathering on the Road this Holiday Season: Large-Group Accommodations!

Take Your Family Gathering on the Road this Holiday Season: Large-Group Accommodations!

Rental cabins are a great way to experience the holidays. You can meet your extended family halfway, and it relieves the stress of playing the host so everyone can enjoy their time off. And, as fun as it is to sleep all the kids side-by-side on the living room floor — or in a tent out back, or in the bathtub — RentMichiganCabins.com has a roomier solution. These large, multi-bedroom vacation homes are open year-round and have enough beds for the whole famn damily.


14 Year-Round Michigan Vacation Rentals

That Sleep 14 or More

  1. The Schoolhouse Cottage in Arcadia (PET-FRIENDLY)

The Schoolhouse Cottage is a four-bedroom, two-bathroom renovated schoolhouse on Upper Herring Lake. Creatively designed to mimic a vintage schoolhouse, this cottage features all of the comforts and amenities of modern life in addition to hardwood floors, custom woodwork and antique décor. A spiral staircase leads to a third-floor bell tower where guests will find a telescope and a 1940s-style library.

School House Cottage

Designed to accommodate multiple families, the schoolhouse offers a variety of private rooms and open mingling spaces, such as the recreation room with a pool table, a PlayStation 2 and games. This home is four-stories, with a bedroom on the main and second floor, and two on the lower level. Sleeping accommodations take the form of two queen-sized beds in private rooms, two sets of twin-sized bunkbeds, three full-sized futons, two portable cots and a pack-n-play.

The Schoolhouse Cottage sits quietly on two-and-a-half acres of private land with direct access to Upper Herring Lake, surrounded by gentle hills. Guests can enjoy the lake view from the private shoreline and dock, complete with a rope hammock, a chaise lounge, a fire pit, a swing set and a sand box. Or, guests can take to the water to explore using the cottage’s pontoon, row boat and kayaks. Life jackets and a water trampoline are also included in the rental rate.

Visitors to the area may enjoy a family outing to Fall Fest. Pile in the car for a scenic drive to take in the fall color or participate a tour of the award-winning local wineries (adults only please). Arcadia and the surrounding countryside is also home to great hunting and fishing opportunities, downhill and cross-country skiing, snowmobile trails and shopping.


  1. Cedar Lake Lodge in Traverse City (PET-FRIENDLY)

The Cedar Lake Lodge comes with a close-up view of Cedar Lake. This lodge is a roomy 2,000 square feet, with four bedrooms and two bathrooms. With authentic log beams, a gas fireplace and lots of exposed pine and rustic cedar log furniture, this lodge gives a true, homey cabin-feel. Guests also have access to a pontoon, a water trampoline, a row boat and kayaks from Cedar Lake Lodge.

Cedar Lake Lodge

This cozy rental home has a full-service, fully- equipped kitchen, including appliances, cooking utensils and table settings for fourteen. The main level leads out to a spacious deck complete with a charcoal grill. Guests can also cook around an outdoor fire pit and fish off the private dock. An indoor game room also includes a PlayStation 2 and games.

Sleeping arrangement at Cedar Lake Lodge include private bedrooms on all three floors, with two queen-sized beds, two sets of twin-sized bunk beds, two full-sized futons, two portable cots and a folding playpen. The lodge is located fifteen minutes from downtown Traverse City, where visitors will find excellent shopping and dining venues.

The area around Traverse City and Cedar Lake is resplendent in autumn. Guests can take advantage of the seasonal scenery and wildlife through hikes on the many local trails and scenic overlooks, or visit a nearby festival. The area boasts fifty distinct lakes and several streams. The lodge also sits at an access point for snowmobile and cross-country skiing trails.


  1. Brown’s Willow Beach in Tawas City (PET-FRIENDLY)

Brown’s Willow Beach vacation rental package on Lake Huron is a five-bedroom, five-bathroom complex with room for more than 20 guests! Willow Beach is comprised of a main house with three smaller cabins. All four structures are located on private property with a large grassy yard leading to a sandy beach where guests can swim or fish.

Brown's Willow Beach

The main house offers two queen-sized beds in private bedrooms and full-sized sleeper sofas in the living room and the lounge area on the upper floor. Each of the smaller cabins offers a full-sized bed and a sleeper sofa or futon. Cabin two has an additional child-sized bed.

Willow Beach is located near Tawas, where visitors will find a new bike path, hiking trails, beautiful harbors and marinas, charter fishing boat trips and the Tawas Birding Festival. Tawas also has great shopping!


  1. Up North Getaway in Wellston

Up North Getaway — one of only fourteen cabins to be built directly on Pine Lake — is a true cabin experience nestled in the Manistee National Forest. This three-bedroom, three-bathroom rental cabin features a fully-equipped, modern kitchen, a large living area with a real-wood fireplace and a large formal dining room. A wrap-around porch offers beautiful views of the lake, while inside the game room is stocked with a pool table, air hockey, and a large-screen TV.

Up North Getaway

Up North Getaway has a master bedroom featuring two twin-sized beds and one queen-sized bed. The cabin also offers a queen-sized bed and twin-sized bunk beds on the main level, one queen-sized bed on the lower level, and two queen-sized beds in the lofted area. Each bedroom has its own TV/DVD combination with a 32-inch screen.

From its exclusive seat in the Manistee National Forest, Up North Getaway has access to more than 330 miles of hiking trails — not to mention cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, hunting, fishing and boating. Guests can canoe on the nearby Pere Marquette and Au Sable Rivers, or angle for walleye, trout and salmon in the Pine and Manistee Rivers.


  1. The Barn Cottage in Arcadia (PET-FRIENDLY)

The Barn Cottage on Upper Herring Lake is a five-bedroom, two-bathroom rental designed and decorated to resemble a farmyard barn, with heavy pine beams, cathedral ceilings and antique tools displayed on the walls. At four stories and 2,600 square feet, the barn has plenty of room for multiple families to mix and mingle in large open living areas or in separate recreation spaces.

Barn Cottage

This cottage has a full modern kitchen with a breakfast island and a formal dining room table. Private bedrooms on the main and upper levels are furnished with queen-sized beds, while additional bedrooms on the lower level have a set of twin-sized bunk beds each. The living room and a third-floor “hay loft” both contain two full-sized futons. The barn is also equipped with two portable cots and a pack-n-play. The Farm House next door is also available to rent for larger groups.

The Barn Cottage has plenty of rooms for a large family to disperse into, including a recreation room with DVDs and satellite TV, A PlayStation and games, and a pool table. Outside, guests can breathe the country air and take in the lake view, the rolling hills and woodlands from a large deck, and take advantage of the fire pit, grill, swing set, sand box and private dock. Rental rates include the use of a pontoon, a paddle boat, kayaks and a water trampoline.


  1. Centennial Summer Home in Oscoda

This three-bedroom, one-bathroom vacation home sits on a residential lot a block away from Lake Huron and within walking distance to Downtown Oscoda, where guests can explore local shops, restaurants, live music and a farmers’ market.

Centennial Summer Home

Centennial Summer Home offers one private bedroom with a queen-sized bed and one large bedroom furnished with six twin-sized beds. There are also three sleep sofas, two in the living room and one in the den.

A spacious, fully-equipped kitchen seats ten around the table, and a large TV and game room is a comfortable place to fit the whole family. Guests can also gather outside around the fire pit or cook on the outdoor gill. The back yard and porch area includes a picnic table and law chairs.


  1. The Surf Cottage in Harbor Springs (PET-FRIENDLY)

The Surf Cottage is a four-bedroom, two-and-a-half bath with two acres of private property on Lake Michigan. This cabin was built in 2006, but has been decorated to preserve the nostalgic feeling of going home — with retro furniture, shag carpeting, custom-ordered ceramic tile and a pool table.

Surf Cottage

This vintage-inspired rental home sits atop a bluff that provides a panoramic view of the surrounding area, including the clear waters of Lake Michigan. The road to the top of the bluff ends in a long, picturesque “tunnel of trees,” driveway that increases the anticipation of a great vacation about to happen.

Surf Cottage has private bedrooms with queen-sized bed on the main floor and upper level. Two additional bedrooms on the lower level are furnished with twin-sized bunk beds. There is one full-sized futon in the lower-level family room, and two full-sized futons in the main-floor living room. The rental also includes two portable cots and a foldable playpen.

The Harbor Springs area is full of fun family attractions and activities, such as the Fall Color Tour, ski lodges, hiking, biking, cross-country skiing and snowmobile trails, golf courses, canoeing and kayaking, and sledding. The cottage is located forty minutes from the ferry to Mackinac Island.


  1. Away From It All in East Tawas (PET-FRIENDLY)

Away From It All is on secluded, privately owned property in the Huron National Forest. This five-bedroom, three-and-a-half bath, 3,200-square-foot vacation rental is complete with a fully-equipped kitchen and an enormous gas fireplace.

Away From It All

A private bedroom on the main floor contains a king-sized bed, while two bedrooms in the upper-level loft offer a full-sized bed each, and another offers three full-sized beds. Away From It All gives guests a remote, relaxing spa-like experience with a six-person sauna and a hot tub. Both the loft and the lower level have space to sit and play cards, while the living area has plenty of lounge space for fourteen. Outside, visitors will find horseshoes and a fire pit.

Away From It All is surrounded by outdoor adventure activities, including nature trails, kayaking and canoeing, fishing and watching the native wildlife — including coyotes, fox, squirrel and bear. This rental cabin is near federally owned hunting land and the shore of Lake Huron. In the winter, guests can enjoy skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobile trails.


  1. The Farmhouse Cottage in Arcadia (PET-FRIENDLY) 

This four-bedroom, two-bathroom home away from home on Upper Herring Lake sits on two-and-a-half acres of private land at the end of a quiet country road. Carefully decorated to give an air of rustic luxury, The Farmhouse Cottage features hardwood floors, custom-made furniture and an antique claw-foot bath tub.

This vacation home has everything your family needs to make it through a long weekend away — from the fully-equipped kitchen to the great room stocked with TVs, a DVD player, a PlayStation2 and games, and a separate rec room with foosball and a game table.Farmhouse CottageTwo bedrooms on the second floor and one on the main floor have a queen-sized bed each. Another bedroom on the second floor is furnished with twin-sized bunk beds and a full-sized futon. The living room features two additional full-sized futons, as well as two portable cots and a pack-n-play.


Guests can take advantage of this beautiful rental cabin’s location near picturesque orchards and vineyards among the region’s rolling hills and woodlands. The property’s 140-foot private shoreline gives round-the-clock access to Upper Herring Lake and a boardwalk through protected nature land.

The adults can sneak off for a dinner cruise around North Manitou Island, or the whole family can venture out to ski at Crystal Mountain or climb the sand dunes. This rental also includes the use of a pontoon boat, two kayaks, a water trampoline, life jackets and an outdoor fire pit.


  1. Hide-A-Way Lodge #1 in Indian River

Settled on ten acres of wooden land, this immense family vacation rental sleeps up to 36 guests. With eight bedrooms and eight bathrooms, guests have plenty of room to spread out and enjoy their time together. Hide-A-Way Lodge #1 features eight bedrooms, four with an attached bathroom and four that share two to a bathroom. The lodge also has two restrooms in the main living area near the rec room.

8 Bedroom Lodge

Hide-A-Way Lodge #1’s large recreation room is perfect for gather to play cards or pool. It includes a bar, refrigerator and sink. The kitchen is fully equipped with dishes and appliances, and an outdoor dining area sits atop a cement patio with two gas grills, picnic tables and patio furniture. A large backyard leads to a screened-in gazebo, and guests have access to a fire pit, a sand volleyball court and horseshoes.

The lodge is located next to thousands of acres of state recreational land, where guests will find miles of trails for hiking, snowmobiling, and even public hunting land. This rental’s central location puts it within thirty miles of the best downhill skiing and golfing in the state. This impressive large-group vacation rental is perfect for reunions, business retreats, hunting groups and crafting weekends.


  1. Great Escape in East Tawas

The Great Escape Resort is a lakefront vacation paradise on Lake Huron near Tawas Point. With eight bedrooms and three bathrooms, this rental cabin can accommodate up to eighteen guests. This multi-cabin resort has a main house and three cabins, all on one private, wooden lot next to Lake Huron.

Great Escape

Each cabin has an enclosed sunroom and is in walking distance to the lake. “Cozy Log Cabin 1” is furnished with one full-sized bed. “Yellow Cabin 2” has two twin-sized beds and one full-sized bed. “Red Rustic Cabin 3” has two separate bedrooms, with a double bunk bed and a full-sized bed. Each cabin has its own kitchen and bathroom. The main house has three private bedrooms, two with a queen-sized bed each, and one with two full-sized day beds.

Guests can relax and watch TV in the main house, or retreat to their individual cabins for some quiet relaxation. Each house’s kitchen is fully equipped with utensils, dishes, small appliances and a dishwasher. These cozy cabins are a short drive from downtown East Tawas, where visitors will find a lively community, antiques, restaurants and shops, as well as bars and a quaint movie theater.

Guests to the Great Escape Resort will also find the Tawas Point State Park and Tuttle Marsh nearby, where they can visit the Tawas Point Lighthouse, take in the beautiful natural views and scope for birds. Guests may even enjoy a long bike ride along the Huron Lakeshore — 10 miles of picturesque scenery — or golfing at Red Hawk, Huron Breeze, Lakewood Shores and Wicker Hills golf resorts.


  1. Hide-A-Way Lodge #2 in Indian River

This spacious four-bedroom, six-bathroom lodge on 10 acres of private, wooded land sleeps up to 18 guests comfortably! This lodge’s property lines abut thousands of acres of state forest land, where guests can explore, view the region’s wildlife, and even hunt. Hide-A-Way Lodge #2 is a scant few miles from shopping, dining, public boat launches, beaches and other local entertainment in downtown Indian River.

4 Bedroom Lodge

This secluded-yet-accessible rental cabin has a fully equipped kitchen with dual refrigerators, oven and stovetop, small appliances and everything you need to prepare a home-cooked meal. The lodge’s four bedrooms each contain a closet and conjoined bathroom with a shower. A large rec room is furnished with a bar, a pool table, a dining area, a lounge space and satellite TV.

Hide-A-Way Lodge #2 is located near the Indian River and the Sturgeon River, where guests can participate in year-round canoeing, kayaking and tubing adventures. Just off-property, guests will find an access point to the state-groomed snowmobile trail system of Northern/Lower Michigan. The area is also known for its hiking trails, downhill and cross-country skiing, Autumn color tours, and the beauty of its nature and wildlife.


  1. Long Lake Landing in Honor (PET-FRIENDLY)

Long Lake Landing is newly built in a light cottage style, with maple hardwood floors, airy accent beams and a cozy fireplace. This rental cottage rests on a sloping lot on the shores of Long Lake with 160 feet of private sandy beach. Guests can take in the breathtaking view of the water through the property’s aged trees, wildlife and other natural splendor.

Long Lake Landing

Long Lake Landing is well able to accommodate the heavy guest load of holiday gatherings with four bedrooms and two-and-a-half baths. Bedrooms on the main floor and in the cottage’s private loft are furnished with queen-sized beds, while two bedrooms on the lower level feature one set of twin-sized bunk beds each. The living areas offer three additional full-sized futons. Guests can also take advantage of two portable cots and a fold-up playpen.

The cottage’s kitchen is equipped with dishes, cooking utensils and all the necessary appliances. This vacation home also features a rec room with a pool table. Outside, guests will find a private dock with boat moorings, a fire pit and patio lounge area, a hammock next to the water and outdoor dining accommodations. Rates also include the use of a paddle boat, two kayaks and a pontoon.

Long Lake Landing is directly across the street from the Sleeping Bear Dunes national lakeshore, named one of the most beautiful places in America. Visitors can take in the stunning water views and awesome dunes from miles of federally protected nature trails. This rental is also close to the Betsie River, the Platteville River, Lake Michigan, Crystal Lake, and the Herring Lakes, where guests can tube, canoe and kayak. Other seasonal activities include golfing, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling.


  1. A Peace of Heaven in National City

This four-bedroom, two-bathroom vacation home sleeps up to sixteen guests and abuts both Sand Lake and Floyd Lake. Views from the property’s two covered porches include a sunrise over one lake and a sunset over the other — the perfect way to begin and end the day.

Peace of Heaven

With 1,600 square feet in the main house and an additional apartment above the garage furnished with a kitchenette, full bath, pool table and bedroom with sleeping room for 10, this rental has plenty of space for a large group to eat, sleep, live and play.

On four acres of private land, A Peace of Heaven offers plenty of parking space, an outdoor patio with lawn chairs, a fire pit, a picnic table, a merry-go-round, a castle playset and a private boat dock. Both Lakes offer great fishing and access to ORV trails can be found only one-and-a-half miles from the property.


So there you have it — some of the best large-group accommodations in Michigan to visit during the holidays. Remember, the best rates can be found by contacting rental owners and property managers directly. Visit these properties online at RentMichiganCabins.com for more photographs and location details, and send a direct inquiry with our user-friendly form! IT’S CABIN TIME™! #ItsCabinTime

The Ultimate #Lighthouse Tour in Wisconsin and Michigan

The Ultimate #Lighthouse Tour in Wisconsin and Michigan

Lighthouses have been a symbol of safety for navigators and explorers for hundreds of years. Each night, lightkeepers and their families reported lake conditions and guided people back to safety alongside the rocky shores of the Great Lakes.

A photographer’s paradise, Lake Michigan offers beautiful scenery.The transcendent fall colors and welcoming cooler breeze from the lake make the Great Lakes a great tourist location for those that can appreciate the northern charm, art galleries, fantastic restaurants, and museums of the maritime history. The sunrises and sunsets are mesmerizing and provide a romantic backdrop to each unique lighthouse.

Click here to view vacation rentals, events, and a map of lighthouses in Michigan

In October, The Great Lake lighthouse festival highlights different lighthouses along the coast and bring in over a hundred different vendors for the lighthouse enthusiasts all over the world. There is no other lighthouse festival like it. In 2014, the Eagle Bluff was the highlighted lighthouse. Eagle Bluff sits majestically in Peninsula State Park, a beacon of light to those arrive in the rocky Door County area, navigating through the gale of a storm or through the quiet dark nights. This lighthouse has been restored for visitors on tours and is open to the public May-October.

The Grand Traverse Lighthouse is at the end of the Leelanau Peninsula, located inside the Leelanau State Park. It’s one of the oldest lighthouses on the Great Lakes. Once inside the lighthouse, you can view exhibits, shipwrecks, foghorns and other lighthouses within the area. Fun events are throughout the year.

Grand Traverse Lighthouse

Grand Traverse Lighthouse

Be sure to check out this fantastic lighthouse.For a list of other things to do in Traverse City, Michigan or to explore Traverse City Vacation Rentals while on a lighthouse tour in Michigan, click this link here: Traverse City.  To view more in the area, or to discover Lake Leelanau vacation rentals in Leelanau County, visit this link here: Lake Leelanau.

Another favorite lighthouse on Lake Michigan is the St. Joe’s lighthouse. Located in St. Joseph’s, Michigan, this lighthouse is not shy about bragging about its beauty and that’s ok with us because it is surely a sight you can’t miss! This beautiful lighthouse is near Benton Harbor and even highlights a live webcam on its website. This lighthouse is truly a Great Lakes celebrity with tourists walking the rare catwalk, exploring the almost two centuries old lighthouse and what was once home to the Red Cross.

St. Joe Lake Michigan, Benton Harbor

St. Joe Lakehouse

This backdrop is perfect for photography (maybe a wedding?), fishing, cruising and picnicking. To view more about Benton Harbor, click here: Benton Harbor

Tawas Point Lighthouse is also a sight to see. This lighthouse is located on land jutting out (almost considered a peninsula but didn’t quite make the grade) in the Tawas Point State Park, nicknamed the “Cape Cod of the Midwest”. This particular bay is fantastic for fishermen, bird enthusiasts, and sailors. One of the best parts about this lighthouse is the drive getting there. Highway 23, or better known as, the Sunrise Side Coastal Highway. This highway is unique that in much of northern Lake Huron, it is primarily publicly owned, therefore creating a large backdrop not populated by privately owned properties. To learn more about Tawas City and see vacation rentals too, click here: Tawas City

Presque Isle Lighthouse is one of the oldest lighthouses and tallest lighthouse that you climb on the Great Lakes. This romantic lighthouse has been in business for over 175 years and hosts many events throughout the anniversary weekend such as wagon rides, campfires, etc.

Presque Isle Lighthouse

Presque Isle Lighthouse

It has been considered a haunted lighthouse by its previous owners. Don’t worry, this ghost is a very nice gost. To check out the video: 

3 Cherry Cottages? Jackpot!

Better than Las Vegas slots, these “3 Cherry’s” will win your heart. Imagine spending a long weekend or week relaxing at a cottage between the bluffs of Lake Michigan and the vibrant shores of Muskegon Lake. Choose from Cherry Cottages 1, 2 and 3!  Check out the 3 cottages and all of our Muskegon, MI Blufton Harbor cabins.

cherry1Recommended sightseeing adventures must include boating & sailing, and fishing charters – Muskegon Lake is home to 10 marinas and 3000 boat slips. Lots to do in Muskegon: boating & kayaking, shelling & beach combing, wildlife viewing, miniature golf, shopping.

The back yard has a large fire pit, and fire wood is provided free of charge. Cottages are so close to Lake Michigan that at night you can hear the waves! Great biking starts right here! (2) 10-speed bikes are available, plus one old fashion bike with a basket – think Wizard of Oz! Your vacation starts at the cottage of course, but look whats nearby: 26 miles of sugar sand beaches and dunes, 60 miles of wilderness trails, Adventure Amusement and Water Park. Winter means snow and dropping temperatures, but there’s no lull in activities at the cabin or in nearby Muskegon.

This Muskegon resort area was the summer hangout for Buster Keaton and other vaudeville characters. You’ll live like a local in the ‘Actors Colony’ – a term still used today. Make ask about the many Muskegon seasonal events and day trips to Lake Michigan beaches. At RentMichiganCabins.com you compare rentals and Muskegon lodging here, then book DIRECTLY with the owners. Did you know, renting through middleman booking websites costs up to 30% more?

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Michigan is a 4-season vacation destination: 11,037 inland lakes, plus Michigan borders four of the five Great Lakes. It has more miles of fresh water shoreline than any other state. Michigan cabin rentals are surrounded by  6,500 miles of hiking, biking and snowmobile trails and a number of skiing areas.

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Don’t be missing #Michillinda Lodge

Looking for a different vacation tradition? One along the shores of Lake Michigan? Get ready for Cabin Time at the Michillinda Lodge! You can feel the history of the Michillinda property as soon as you turn onto the driveway. Our 400’ long private shoreline of Lake Michigan means big fun for the kids.

michillinda1Whitehall MI cabins on White Lake and Lake Michigan vacation rentals offer a coastal-type vacation. Whitehall, Michigan is a coastal town 25 miles North of Muskegon, on Lake Michigan. Got a larger group? With 26 rentable vacation units, we can accommodate a romantic getaway for two, or the entire extended family! Enjoy a Lake Michigan vacation experience together. Everything is big here! 22 acres of land surround the Michillinda cottages. The resort grounds features eight buildings with 26 summer vacation rentable units. 25×50 outdoor heated swimming pool.

Enjoy multiple golf courses along the shoreline, one being Old Channel Trail. The beautiful backdrop of Lake Michigan and the stunning vistas, greens, and marsh throughout the course has been a stunning wedding location for years. This Whitehall, MI retreat remains among the busiest destinations in Michigan. Add to your family stories this year with a visit to Michillinda!
From the cabin to the class! Ever tried a cooking school? The Heritage cooking school is perfect for those that want to learn back to the basics cooking such as the lost art of cooking all natural food, canning, fermenting, soap making and much more. Make it part of your unique vacation experience. There are lots of festivals such as the Guitar Festival, an increasing popular festival with workshops, shows and vendors. Father’s Day celebration and the White Lake Chamber Music Festival, a festival with international and local artists.

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RentMichiganCabins.com and Freshwater Vacation Rentals Team UP

Enjoy Manistique, MI cabins and vacation rentals on Indian Lake or on Lake Michigan in the Upper Peninsula. Stroll the Boardwalk which leads down to both Lake Michigan and the town of Manistique.
Here’s Freshwater’s Lake Michigan Getaway Home
Now that’s a room with a view!
Visit the details page for this great Lake Michican cabin rental.
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400 ft. private sandy beachfront along Lake Michigan (200 feet in front of the cottage). 10 PRIVATE ACRES. Bet that got your attention! It’s time you experience a UP (Upper Peninsula) vacation. Welcome to our amazing beach front home on Lake Michigan in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
freshwaterPlenty of space inside and out for larger groups
Explore the Manistique Lighthouse and ships passing by. What a wonderful way to spend part of your cabin time. The drive though the Upper Peninsula of Michigan to Manistique is absolutely breathtaking. Be sure to check out The Big Spring, Kitch-iti-kipi. This is Michigan’s largest freshwater spring at 40 feet deep that has over 16,000 gallons of water pumping through it. You can view the fish swimming and the water gushing from the limestone above on a supported raft for great photographs.
This Lake Michigan Getaway Home will exceed your vacation expectations!
  • Pets Allowed
  • Linens Provided
  • Washer and Dryer
  • Furnished Kitchen
  • Deck/Patio
  • Extra Parking for Trailers
  • Fireplace
  • Outdoor Firepit
  • Outdoor Grill
  • ATV/Snowmobile Trail
  • Fishing Boat Available
  • OK to Bring Firewood
  • WiFi Internet
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Year-round Rental
  • Available for Monthly Rental
  • Sand Beach

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Joe and the team at JM Creative Group, LLC.
Waunakee, Wisconsin
The only Waunakee in the world (so we are told)

#UpperPeninsula lodge provides a great fall escape

Owners of vacation rentals always start out for different reasons, whether to help pay the mortgage on a home they don’t primarily live in or it could be a way to meet people from all over. Whatever the case may be, Todd Dejong, a rental owner of a cabin called Powell Shores Lodge in Wetmore, Michigan, is considered to be one of the best kept secrets. This lodge is less than 5 miles away from the shore of the majestic Lake Michigan and Munising, where sugary sands, artsy stores, soulful artists and small town charm evade this area. While summer weeks are sure to be the busiest times for Todd, fall is actually his favorite time of the year and who can blame him? Fall is a great time for reflection.


Most people assume that Michigan isn’t as nice as a southern coast vacation destination but it is quite the contrary. While avoiding high sticker prices that typical travel destinations usually have, Munising, Michigan is the mecca for outdoor enthusiasts, soulful art, and endless sunsets along the shores. There are even lighthouse tours that tell a story of history and many shipwrecks to discover.

With the kids back in school, the crowds tend to be typically smaller and prices slightly cheaper. The leaves decorate the shoreline with blazes of oranges and reds. The waterfalls populating the area, making it the capital of the waterfalls in the whole Midwest and let’s not forget hunting season, a tradition that the U.P. thrives on!


First on the list of things to check out should be the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Fall makes this a perfect time to go. You can explore the sand cliffs, dunes, waterfalls, spectacular views and snowmobile trails. This park spans over 40 miles of shoreline and offers great hiking opportunities. Sandy Point beach is often too cold for swimming, however, the Weather Channel has voted this to be one of the “Top 5 Summer Beaches in America”

Dejong goes on to say that this area is well known for its snowmobile trails, having over 300 miles of groomed trails and not to mention many more miles that are not groomed. There is also the Alger Underwater Preserve for divers, showing off its many sea caves and shipwreck opportunities. Explore lighthouses and spend a day with the friendly locals getting a bite to eat at one of the local eateries and drink a micro brew at the bar. Whatever your passion is, think outside the busy travel dates and imagine a vacation a great way.

Dejong, who owns Powell Shores Lodge, describes his lodge as quiet and peaceful, really allowing you to enjoy the of the U.P. atmosphere. This lodge offers a rowboat and great fishing opportunities right by the man made rock wall by the dock and with local great hunting opportunities, there is truly something here for everyone.

powell shores

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Quaint Cottage Near Lake Michigan Has Everything — Just ask Ken and Kelly

Do you remember the times as a kid where you didn’t have a care in the world and all you did was chase fireflies, push your friend in the lake, and played Cowboys and Indians? Don’t you wish you could go back to the simpler times where life was easy and your biggest worry was where you were going to catch your next thrill? While we may not be able to go back fully to those times, we can surely sit back and worry less. Crocker’s cottages can certainly remind you of this.

For the last 30 years, Ken and Kelly Crocker sure have made an effort in making sure that we simply admire and participate in everything that their cottages has to offer. Their long time family cottages sit right next to each other on a 208 acre lake 20 miles NE of Ludington in Fountain, MI. You can rent them separately as well as together to a large extended family. They each have their own private drives, frontage, playground, fire pit, dock and each come with 5 non-motorized boats. It is a quiet woodsy setting but still only 20-25 minutes from Ludington or Manistee and Lake Michigan. They even provide firewood for your nightly campfires, WIFI, games, large charcoal grill with your grilling tools you need and a sand volleyball court with rackets and balls, etc… Each has their own swim raft, L-shaped dock, boathouse, decks and swings overlooking beautiful Ford Lake.

Let your imagination run wild and while it is next to impossible to run out of stuff to do, these cottages are in a perfect area too. Situated close to the popular areas in Michigan and close to the lake can sometimes bring unwanted noise, traffic, tourist prices and crowds, these cottages are just far enough out to really enjoy the point of your vacation, and that is to relax. Sit back at night, roast your marshmallows by the fire pit and enjoy the vast night sky blanketed by stars, a vision you can’t get in crowded resort towns.

Take a day trip to Lake Michigan and read a book on the beach where the water is unsalted and shark free. Enjoy Ludington State park that has a unique marked canoe pathway or hike the many acres of woodlands, dunes, and marshlands. Check out the lighthouse or catch your dinner in the calm lake water.

Kelly and Ken’s favorite time of the year is fall and we couldn’t argue with that. The array of fall color and the warm waters welcome you with open arms. To book your next vacation, visit their listing here: Fountain Michigan Vacation Rental

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