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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.Two 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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