One of seven log cabins on Otter Lake in Michigan's western Upper Peninsula
About Christine Manninen
Manninen’s Cabins have been family-owned and operated for more than 80 years. The cabins were built by Ilmari and Flora Manninen, who married in 1919 and settled on a farm at Otter Lake, near the small village of Tapiola, Michigan. They had eight children between them, and opened the first of the cabins in 1937. Their son George and his wife Ruth purchased the property in the 1950s and went on to run the cabins for more than 50 years. The cabins are now owned and operated by George’s youngest daughter, Christine, who is proud of her Finnish heritage and the opportunity to continue the Manninen tradition.
Check-in: 5:00 PM
Check-out: 9:00 AM
Dogs only. Must be leashed. $100 dog fee required.
No children are permitted to take a boat out unless accompanied by an adult. The boat operator is responsible for any damage, accident or casualty.
No cleaning of fish in the cabin. There is a fish cleaning table with water, lights and waste pails behind the cabins.
Absolutely no burning of the fireplaces. They are not operable.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
LOCATION - LOCATION - LOCATION
This property has it all. The drive to get there was beautiful and we saw deer each and every time. The cabin was clean, cozy and the wifi worked without problems! I can't wait to return.
Back home again
Loved being back at Otter Lake. Great place for a beautiful, peaceful relaxing vacation enjoying the beauty, the nature and all the water activities
Clean, Comfortable Cabins
We really enjoyed our stay at Manninen's Cabins. Christine was communicative and helpful throughout. We were all pleasantly surprised at how nice our cabin was! It was very clean and there were many sweet details. Nice linens were a huge plus and the kitchen was well outfitted with everything we needed. We enjoyed using the available boats and getting out on the lake, which was generally very quiet. The sauna on site was also great! Christine was very receptive to feedback and took our concerns seriously. The mosquitoes were a problem for us, but that is unavoidable to some extent. Overall, we were very happy with our stay and would definitely return if we came back to the area.