Experience West Michigan at it Finest

No one has ever said this while sitting in downtown Chicago traffic, “I love sitting bumper to bumper, and the person next to me banging really loud music with their window down”.

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Well, especially as a vacationer we want to avoid traffic, right? We could learn a lot about maximizing our potential for a really great vacation while saving time and having fun doing it. Have you thought about using the Lake Express? This really neat ferry is the first high speed ferry to go between Milwaukee, WI and Muskegon, Michigan. It allows 46 cars and 12 motorcycles So, for those of us that vacation in Michigan, let’s take a look about what the Lake Express is all about.

The Lake Express offers two round trips a day during the spring and fall and even adds a third trip during high peak summer season. A one way ride is 2 ½ hours of exquisite views from the deck, comfortable seating, meals, movies in a temperature controlled cabin. There’s still time to ride; the Express operates early May through early November. So stretch out those car cramped legs and let’s begin thinking why the Lake Express is a great add-on to your Michigan vacation!

Whether you live in Wisconsin or near the border of Illinois and want to take the ferry over to Michigan for your vacation, or you could be vacationing in Michigan and want to check out what Milwaukee and surrounding areas has to offer, this ferry could be for you!

The Lake Express lets you avoid tolls, 270 miles of heavy traffic and unexpected construction. It also lets you experience some of the most magnificent sunrises and sunsets over the majestic Lake Michigan. Inside the cabin, light lunches, café drinks, and alcoholic beverages are available as well as on board entertainment. Be sure to take anti-nausea medication, even if you don’t think need it though because Lake Michigan can get almighty sometimes and the waves can be 4-5 feet tall.

What to do after you get to your terminal? Milwaukee has some of the best shopping, breweries, cheese factories, live entertainment and an eclectic downtown for everyone to enjoy! Be sure to check out the Miller Brewing company while you’re there! Just to the north of Muskegon are some cabins in Whitehall, MI. Enjoy events, gastronomy options, lighthouses and more there.

If you’re looking to vacation or a weekend getaway in Michigan, we can list a few great things! The beaches in Michigan right off the Lake would fool you into thinking you are on a southern coast. With many public beaches and state parks, it makes this area of the country truly breathtaking. If kids are on the trip, the words “I’m bored” can barely escape their mouths as there is plenty of water sports, beach activities, festivals, and even Michigan Adventure, an amusement park close by for the thrill seekers! You can also enjoy many of the lighthouses, waterfalls, premier lakefront golfing and quaint shopping.

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To check out vacation rentals in this area, we have a few listed but check out the link for all area accommodations, where we are sure you will see more than fit! Check out all of what West Michigan can offer!

Classy Shacks: These are hardly shacks but beautiful bungalows and vacation rental homes right on the golf course and less than 1 mile from the sugary Silver Beach. This bungalow can sleep the entire family with plenty of space. Try para-sailing, skiing, boating, fishing and definitely golfing at this premier vacation rental!

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Sandy Bottom Beach House: This beach house sleeps 12 which makes it perfect for two families. Imagine grilling out on the deck that overlooks the sand dunes just steps away from the waterfront. A pure slice of heaven!

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When you send an inquiry, or call about any listing on RentMichiganCabins.com, you’re communicating directly with the vacation rental owner or property manager — the expert who will help you create a memorable vacation experience and give you tips on how to ‘live like a local’. You book direct too. That way you avoid possibly paying more or getting double-booked.

Relax. Enjoy your search. You’re on cabin time now.

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.

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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.

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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?

Visit our other state-specific, cabin rental websites too:

RentWisconsinCabins.com | RentMinnesotaCabins.com | RentNewYorkCabins.com | RentMontanaCabins.com and coming soon; RentTennesseeCabins.com

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.

Thank you for supporting the Michigan rental owners and local property managers who list on RentMichiganCabins.com. Avoid those middleman booking website commissions – always BOOK vacation rentals DIRECTLY with owners and local managers. Tell your family and friends about our great regional websites!

Land at Mallards this summer. #HaywardResort

Mallards Landing in Hayward, WI that is! Step inside one of their unique European log cabins and let your Hayward vacation begin. Full bathroom has ceramic tile shower & floor. There is electric heat and central air conditioning. Quaint log cabins feature an outside deck with bench and an outdoor charcoal grill so you can amaze your family and friends with a great dinner. Private and close to downtown Hayward stores and restaurants, walking distance to the National Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame, Lumberjack Bowl, Lake Hayward Beach and Park. Pictured here is the Mallard’s Landing Dutch Cottage. Read more about this Hayward, WI cabin rental.

mallards1Welcome to paradise in Hayward, Wisconsin. Many Hayward resorts and lodging are located right on the crystal clear northern Wisconsin lakes, perfect for water sports and fishing. If you are searching for winter fun, Hayward has miles of snowmobile trails, which are usually accessible right from the cabin. At Mallards Landing the canoe is free to use. Their cabins have country style furnishings; the Dutch Cottage includes a wardrobe, a Swiss made dining table with chairs, a commode, flatscreen Cable TV/DVD, an antler chandelier, a hand crafted kitchen cupboard with microwave oven, under the counter refrigerator, four cup coffee maker, bar size sink, mugs and glasses.

mallards4See things to do in Hayward, WI, plus other Mallard’s Landing cabins & 35 other Hayward WI resorts and cabins.

mallards2Hayward is a year round vacation destination that is well known for ATVing, cross country skiing, hiking, and off-road biking. 858,000 acre Chequamagon National Forest invites you to take a wilderness walk under towering trees. Skip those Hayward, WI hotels and choose a more memorable Hayward resort. Cabin rentals in the northwoods are the perfect lodging choice if you are coming for the world-renowned American Birkebeiner cross-country ski race, or the annual Lumberjack World Championships. We recommend planning your up north adventure well in advance, because these Hayward resorts book up fast. Since you plan and book directly with resort owners, ask them about nearby things to do. Booking vacation rentals direct means not middleman booking website fees – WI cabin time should never include paying more for the same cabins you find on our website.

mallards3Visit our other state-specific website too:
RentMinnesotaCabins.com | RentMichiganCabins.com | RentNewYorkCabins.com | RentMontanaCabins.com and coming soon; RentTennesseeCabins.com

Thanks for supporting our growing number of state-specific, vacation rental website that allow renters to easily connect AND BOOK DIRECT. Tell your family and friends about our great websites!

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You have to see Marsee’s #MichiganCabins

See what’s happening on Michigan’s largest inland lake and at one of Houghton Lake, Michigan’s lake resorts. Marsee’s Landing is the perfect Michigan resort for a couple’s getaway, family vacation, or a family reunion. 8 cabins to choose from too! See their Houghton Lake rentals.
How many chances do you get to experience waking up in a premier cottage on a 22,000 acre all recreational lake? Houghton Lake offers great fishing possibilities for walleye, pike, bass and bluegill!

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Houghton Lake rentals in Houghton Lake, MI add to your vacation experience. Why stay at a hotel when you can rent a private cottage on the lake. Marsee’s Resort has 150′ of lakefront, a 100’ dock, rowboats and oars, boat moorings, and a fish cleaning station. Because you connect and book directly with the resort owners, make sure you ask them about area events: Fall color tour, Historical Museums, Zubler’s Indian Pow Wow, Rocking Horse Gift Shop and Homemade Fudge. Art shows have both local artists, as well as artists from all over the state. We have cabin rentals all over Michigan too: See our entire map of Michigan vacation rentals.

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Why is Houghton Lake, MI called Tip-Up Town? Thousands of Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois residents return to “the ice” each year to participate in the largest Winter Festival in Michigan. So big there is a vendor map. Why not rent an ice shanty for a day then return to your Houghton Lake rental at night? Marsee’s Resort cabins in Roscommon County are located in the center of northern Michigan’s lower peninsula – home to Michigan’s other great inland lakes and several unique events: Winterfest, Jr Muffin Pursuit Races, ATV Jamboree.

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Visit our other state-specific, cabin rental websites too:

RentWisconsinCabins.com | RentMinnesotaCabins.com | RentNewYorkCabins.com | RentMontanaCabins.com and coming soon; RentTennesseeCabins.com

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.

Thank you for supporting the Michigan rental owners and local property managers who list on RentMichiganCabins.com. Avoid those middleman booking website commissions – always BOOK vacation rentals DIRECTLY with owners and local managers. Tell your family and friends about our great regional websites!

Bright Water #Cottage is “delight of life”

…and we are delighted they decided to list with us. This cottage is on the shores of beautiful Lake Leelanau. Native Americans named it “lee-lan-au,” which means “delight of life.” Nailed it!

brightwatercottage1This Lake Leelanau vacation cottage is secluded, nestled in the woods next to the water, yet close to town. You have over 366 feet of private water frontage (which includes a sand beach) to call your own for a week. Don’t have a boat? Next to the dock is a Paddle King Paddle Boat which is there for you to use the whole week at no extra charge.

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Plenty to do at the cottage and nearby! One of the more unique events is the annual Leland Wine and Food Festival – experience award winning wines, food and hors d’oeuvres from local restaurants. It’s a great “walk around” town that has easy access to public beaches, hiking trails, boat launches.

See all of our Leelanau County, Lake Leelanau vacation rentals – they are some of the first Michigan homes and cottages to list with us. No surprise though; these Michigan vacation rentals offer an unforgettable Michigan vacation experience. Couples and large groups can stay on or near Lake Leelanau. Lake Leelanau is located near Traverse City too.

Visit our other state-specific, cabin rental websites too:

RentWisconsinCabins.com | RentMinnesotaCabins.com | RentNewYorkCabins.com | RentMontanaCabins.com and coming soon; RentTennesseeCabins.com

Thanks for supporting our growing number of state-specific, vacation rental websites that allow renters to easily connect AND BOOK DIRECTLY with owners and local property managers. Avoid middleman booking websites and avoid paying more for the same cabin! Tell your family and friends about our great websites!

Gateway to the Waterway Cabins Join RentMichiganCabins.com

Cheboygan, MI cabins and lodging are located at the Gateway to the Waterway – close to the Straits of Mackinac – the finest waterway system in the country.Help us welcome our new member Our Place Cabins!

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Cabin Time around here starts and ends with the outdoors. If you are adventurous, there are several miles of trails nearby for walking, biking & ATVing. The 46 mile long lake & river system contains 17 species of game fish, there’s always something bitin’. The dock slip on the beautiful Cheboygan River plus a 14 foot row boat are included.
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Lighthouses Galore! The Cheboygan area has the historic Front Range Light (open for tours and has a gift shop); Fourteen Foot Shoal and Poe Reef Light; and in nearby Cheboygan State Park, the remains of the Cheboygan Main Light.Getting from the cabin into the great outdoors is easy. Cheboygan vacation rentals offer opportunities for fishing, hiking, cross country skiing, kayaking, hunting, and much more -right out your front door. Grill dinner on your lakeside cottage deck, or head in to town and find novelty shops, retail outlets, entertainment facilities, casual and fine dining.

Rent them both for groups up to 12!
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cheboygan4Visit our other state-specific, cabin rental websites too:

RentWisconsinCabins.com | RentMinnesotaCabins.com | RentNewYorkCabins.com | RentMontanaCabins.com and coming soon; RentTennesseeCabins.com

Thanks for supporting our growing number of state-specific, vacation rental website that allow renters to easily connect AND BOOK DIRECTLY with owners and local property managers. Avoid middleman booking websites and avoid paying more for the same cabin! Tell your family and friends about our great websites!

Beach Cottages and Lake Getaways on RentMichiganCabins.com

Johannesburg / Gaylord, Michigan area cabin resorts and Otsego Lake vacation rentals are located in the exact center of Northern Michigan on the 45th parallel. The vacation cabins, cottages and lodges in this neck of the woods offer recreation as soon as you step out the door. Explore great hiking and biking trails in the summer and 300 miles of snowmobile trail in the winter (over 180″ of annual snowfall).

Help us welcome our newest Gaylord, MI area cabins; Little Bear Beach Cottage and Lake Louise Getaway

lakelouiseLake Louise Getaway: Think “Up North”; think “Beachfront”; think “Snowmobiling”. Welcome to our year round family vacation experience on 43 acre, all sports Lake Louise. Large groups up to 10 can use the complimentary paddleboat, row boat, canoe and three kayaks (life jackets are provided and are required). Recent updates include a pool table, poker table and an electronic dart board in the finished basement.

Ask the rental owners or local managers about the Michigan Snowmobile Festival, the Annual Alpenfrost and the heavily wooded rolling terrain where you’ll find some of the most enjoyable and challenging cross country skiing in Michigan. Downhill Skiing and the tubing park are popular too.

beach1Little Bear Beach Cottage: Are you ready for a relaxing and fun “Up North” getaway? Buckle up and get up here because we specialize in creating northern Michigan vacation experiences. From off-roading to skiing & snowmobiling, to romance and family fun; this A-frame cottage offers seasonal fun and a quiet & private beachfront. Modern and comfortable too! The kitchen is fully equipped and outside is a gas grill and picnic table and a sun-soaked staircase to the beach.

These Gaylord, Michigan vacation rentals are close to Downtown Gaylord where Alpine themed shopping is quite unique. Enjoy family time at the cabin, weekend entertainment and the twice-a-week farmers market. Gaylord is known as America’s Summer Golf Mecca. From the cabin to the course; 17 championship caliber golf courses are here. If you are planning a mid July visit, don’t miss Alpenfest. 5 days of festivities in Gaylord, MI – the vacation destination in central northern Michigan.


Visit our other state-specific, cabin rental websites too:

RentWisconsinCabins.com | RentMinnesotaCabins.com | RentNewYorkCabins.com | RentMontanaCabins.com and coming soon; RentTennesseeCabins.com

Thanks for supporting our growing number of state-specific, vacation rental website that allow renters to easily connect AND BOOK DIRECTLY with owners and local property managers. Avoid middleman booking websites and avoid paying more for the same cabin! Tell your family and friends about our great websites!