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Authentic Log Cabin on Beautiful Silver Lake

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms 1 Bath, Sleeps 7

Please note: Prime summer weeks of July and August require the pontoon boat rental for an additional fee of $1000 for the week. This is not included in the rental rate and will be added after you reserve your week.

Enjoy our beautiful authentic 1950's log home on 65 feet of private lake frontage on the 'quiet side' of Silver Lake. Decorated with treasures from the family farm, the cabin is cozy and quaint with hardwood floors, handcrafted log, hickory and pine furnishings, leather sofa and love seat and maple cabinets.

The kitchen is bright and cheery and is well stocked with all the pots and pans you will need, including a coffee pot. The dining area has a beautiful handmade hickory table. In the living room is a Vermont Castings gas stove with a glass front for those evenings when you want to sit by the fire.

The cabin, with its original logs and chinking throughout, sleeps up to seven people.

NOTICE: For your protection and security please call my cell # 231-633-2961 to confirm your reservation before sending money to my address. Thanks, Kurt & Emily


The sleeping arrangements are: two queen bedrooms, both beds are fitted with luxury mattress covers and bedding.

The bunk room facing the lake features new adult size cedar log bunk beds (the bunk room is not air conditioned) and a twin roll away bed.

All linens and towels are provided. We give you a starter paper supplies kit which includes a few paper towels and toilet paper rolls.

For the angler, enjoy good fishing. Bass, bluegill, perch, pike, sunfish, and walleye. We provide an aluminum boat with oars (no motor allowed), or you can rent the pontoon boat. There is a lakeside deck with patio furniture and a gas grill for outdoor eating where you can enjoy the spectacular sunsets after dinner. There is a sandy beach and fire-pit. Firewood is available at several roadside stands or the nearby campground.


Our guests receive the boat at substantial discounts from the regular local rates.

Cancellation Policy: 100% refund 60 days prior to arrival

We know you will enjoy your stay in what we like to call 'our little treasure.'

Keywords: Cabin, Log Home, Traverse City Rental, Lakefront, summer rental

More Details

Emily Burritt
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 7, 2018

About Emily Burritt

We love to travel and have done so extensively with our two children. We have logged over 20,000 miles in our RV while taking our children to all fifty states. Traverse City is still considered one of the most beautiful places in the country in our book. We always look forward to spending time at the cabin because it is such a cozy and peaceful place.

Emily Burritt purchased this cabin in 2000

Why Emily Burritt chose Traverse City

As a native of Traverse City, I grew up enjoying the lakes around the area. I was thrilled when Kurt and I had the chance to buy this log cabin. We worked hard to update it by adding modern amenities without losing the character and charm and that 'up-north' feel. It is just ten minutes to downtown Traverse City, yet you feel like you are away from it all. Traverse City offers such a great quality of life along with many wonderful local shops and restaurants to enjoy.

What makes this cabin unique

A quiet and peaceful setting on the East side of Silver Lake. Our favorite thing to do during our stay at the cabin is pack up a picnic lunch and take a cruise around the lake on the pontoon boat. With the boat conveniently docked at the private sandy beach, there is little effort to enjoying the beauty of Silver Lake. This pristine, all sports lake, is the closest lake to Traverse City with easy access to everything. Our evenings usually consist of cooking delicious steaks from our family market, Burritt's Fresh Market while watching the fabulous sunsets. We always end the evening with a campfire next to the lake listening to the frogs and loons. Life doesn't get any better than that!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a great time on Silver Lake. The cabin was very cozy and we liked the backyard. We liked going to the sand dunes, visiting the towns and boating on the lake. Everything was nearby too. Thanks for making your house perfect for our vacation!
Aug 2013
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Traverse City Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 with large handicap shower/tub
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Bunk Beds in the Bunk Room
    Twin Roll Away Bed - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Twin roll away bed
  • 2 Queen Bedrooms, Twin Bunk Beds in the bunk room, twin roll away bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Internet, Direct TV, DVD, GasGrill, Portable Cooler for the boat. PETS CONSIDERED, NO SMOKING INDOORS- THANK-YOU!


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Authentic Log Cabin on Beautiful Silver Lake
average rating of 4.7647057 based on 42 reviews
Ontario, Canada

Lovely log Cabin Vacation

  • 5 of 5

The memories of our week at the log cabin will stay with me for many years- morning coffee by the lake, beautiful sunsets, fishing, lovely walks around the area, windsurfing and 7 wonderful days away from city life. Seven of us stayed comfortably in the cottage, 3 teenagers, the grandparents and us. The cottage worked very well meeting all of our needs; the kitchen had everything you could ask for, chairs at the beach and on the deck, even the towels and sheets were all nicely folded upon our arrival. We ventured off to Traverse City, Sutton's Bay and the Sand Dunes, all of which were quite close to the cottage. It was truly a vacation to remember.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2008
  • Stayed: July 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing vacation at a superb cabin!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five (3 children 5 and under) had an outstanding vacation in the Traverse City area thanks to the exceptionally organized and clean cabin. The owners met us upon arrival and walked us through the property, showing us everything we needed to know. If needed, they were easy to contact for any questions while we were staying. The s'mores supplies provided were a thoughtful touch. The cabin was very clean and well organized; great to have starter paper supplies provided, clean/fresh linens, and comfortable beds! Kitchen was well stocked and cooking/grilling was a breeze. The fire pit, sand beach and dock were great for outside activities, as was the pontoon which was used everyday at the cabin. Our family loved taking boat rides around the lake and finding sandbars where we could swim!

We also loved the proximity to Traverse City and the surrounding area activities. Sleeping Bear Dunes, Leenenau peninsula, and Old Mission peninsula are a must for families. This was our second trip to Traverse City and plan to come back again next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful cabin, great location!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had an amazing time staying in the cabin! It was so peaceful and is a beautiful property. Kurt and Emily met us there to show us around in the cabin. It was well stocked with all the little details. We loved having the pontoon boat to use at our convenience. We were on the lake everyday, I loved going on a boat ride in the evening. Our kids loved playing on the sandy area, and swimming in the lake. One of the best vacation rentals we've stayed at!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Family Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week at the cabin! Our 2 boys loved the bunk beds, and we had a lot of fun out on the pontoon boat! Very comfortable cabin, and really close to Traverse City.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Very Clean. Lovely owners who showed the well groomed property and the immaculately clean pontoon boat. Inside the cabin was a basket of s'mores ingredients for our family--very nice touch. I wish there was more than 1 bathroom for 5 people but we made it work. Great location on lake--very quiet. Great location in relation to Traverse City, Sleeping Bear Dunes, Mission Point Lighthouse, etc. We went to Moomers ice cream 4 times!!! Wonderful!! Drove to Mackinac Island- 2 hours away. We took chartered fishing boat from Traverse City. We recommend the General Store on the way to the lighthouse.. Definitely recommend.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Northville, Michigan

Well maintained lake front log cabin

  • 5 of 5

My family of 5 (kids 1, 11 and 14) and dog stayed here the 3rd week of June 2017. We were greeted in the very well maintained, clean cabin with music playing, fresh flowers, and a basket full of s'mores supplies for the fire. The kids and dog enjoyed swimming in the cove in front of the house and from the pontoon boat. The house is in a great location to take day trips while avoiding downtown TC traffic. We visited Suttons Bay, Northport, Leland, Crystal Mountain and of course Sleeping Bear Dunes. We also enjoyed ice cream, pie and shopping on Front Street in Traverse City. I would definitely rent this cabin again and highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
7.5 Miles
Cherry Capital Airport
Car: recommended

Interlochen Arts Academy (5 min), Grand Traverse Mall (5 min), Downtown Shopping (10 min), Choice of many restaurants (5min), Sleeping Bear Dunes (45 min),Beach Bums Baseball Stadium (2 min), There are also casino's and many wineries in the area.

Cancellation Policy: 100% refund 60 days prior to arrival


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Extra person fee over 4 $40 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $100 + Tax
Pet Fee $150 + Tax
Boat Rental $1,000 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 6.0%

Boat rental of $1000 is required for Summer weeks.There is an additional fee of $40 per person over 4 people. A $150 pet fee for weekly rentals or $25/day for less than a week.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.