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.
Great ambiance and nice setting. Host was great to work with.
U.P. Otter Lake Get-A-Way
It was very nice for a rustic cabin. The beds were comfortable, enough room for 4 people, hot shower and the kitchen was adequately stocked. Came with a boat for fishing, yes we caught fish. Nice lake and river for kayaking. Good location for hiking and nearby towns for browsing, shopping and dining.
Beautiful setting on Otter Lake. Loved kayaking and watching the eagles and deer. Great place for getting away from it all.
Great place by the lake
I knew this place from my childhood and it did not disappoint. Christine is a great host. I had a wonderful stay.
Otter Lake is such a peaceful place... We enjoyed our stay immensely. The cabin is clean and comfortable with a great rustic vibe... It’s a wonderful place to get away from it all. (That said, the internet works great, so you have a choice of how far off the grid you want to be.) Highly recommend Manninen’s Cabins. We’ll be back again next summer, for sure!