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Cozy Clean Cabin Near Upper Platte River 525./wk

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Cozy, clean & quiet, country.


Last updated: 05/13/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cabin
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Cabin, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed, 1 Bath with tub plus separate shower room

Sunny Ridge Cabin is a cozy, quiet place to rest while visiting all the best that Northwest Michigan has to offer.
A wooded walk down the country road brings you to the foot of our hill and access to the upper Platte River. There is superb trout fishing & swimming in warm weather. Sunny Ridge Cabin is located on 53 acres of private land bordered on the south and west by thousands of acres of State Forests. Our north border is a county maintained country road/trail that leads directly to state snowmobile/hiking trails and the Michigan Shore to Shore hiking and horseback riding trail.
Mushroom hunt, hike, cross country ski, snowshoe, snowmobile, mountain bike or horse ride right from your doorstep. It is just one mile to the canoe & kayak access on the upper Platte River (Veterans Park). We’re just 15 minutes from Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lake Shore or Interlochen Art Academy. The Benzie area is host to many inland lakes and rivers, as well as gorgeous Lake Michigan beaches. Just minutes to world renown Crystal Downs Golf Course. Traverse City is a short 20 minutes to the NE and offers fabulous dining and shopping opportunities, plus the largest regional airport. Airway Estates airstrip is just 2 miles north.
The area has many things to offer; fishing charter boats in Frankfort, Boat rental on Crystal Lake, Antiques, Cherry Bowl Drive-In Movie Theater, Gwen Frostic's Presscraft Papers, Dune Climb at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Concerts at Interlochen Center for the Arts, Traverse City Cherry Festival, TC Film Festival, Beach Bums - Minor League Baseball, Fall Color Tours, Wine Tasting tours, Casinos, Ski at Crystal Mountain and more. Platte River Ridge is the perfect quiet place to base your Northwest Michigan vacation activities.
Keywords: Quiet, Clean, Cozy Up North Cabin, Central location Northwest MI Location


Member since: 2010

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/13/2017

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 750 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome:

    The stairway is very steep. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking inside, all smoking to done outside....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Pets stay for 10.00 per night or $50.00 fee per week....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Outdoor table & chairs, fire pit, charcoal grill available.


  • Books:

    Children's books. Some vintage & antique books....moreless

  • Games
  • Toys:

    Classic - Lincoln logs, Legos, many board games and puzzles....moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Rural:

    52 privately owned acres atop the Platte River Valley. Very quiet, peaceful, woodland setting with Platte River access at the foot of the hill....moreless

  • Ski-Out:

    Cross country ski or hike/snow shoe right out the door. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Clothes Dryer:

    Clothes Line :-)...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    2 space heaters, 2 large fans...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Self contained trailer. Water and electric available for an additional fee....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Beach towels are not provided....moreless

  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove:

    Jotul; main heat source ...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Multiple coffee making options, electric drip, french press, vacuum, percolator as well as coffee bean grinder. ...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Stainless steel pots and pans and a collection of cast iron ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Blender, Crock Pot, Grilling tools, Outdoor fire tools, ...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped. If there is something you need just let us know. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Also counter top Toaster Oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Just in case you get in late I leave some coffee, oil, sugar, salt & pepper and some spices available....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Full size....moreless

  • Stove:

    Wood burning Jotul and 2 backup heaters....moreless

  • Toaster


  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Upper Platte River access at Veteran's Park is just 1.5 miles away. ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Charcoal or wood fired. ...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Crystal Mountain is about 10 miles...moreless

Pool / Spa



from 11 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Holiday Weekend
May 26 - Sep 1, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $50
  • Taxes Not included


Mail deposit; the balance payable upon arrival.

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 05/13/2017
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2 Miles
Nearest Airport
Traverse City (25 miles) Airway Estates (2 miles)
1.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Best Maddy's, nearest Jodi's US31 & 669
70 Miles
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Mistwood Lake Ann, Crystal Downs best
125 Miles
Nearest Train
Grand Rapids
1.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Jodi's US31 & 669 or Maddy's in Interlochen best
10 Miles
Nearest Ski
XCountry right out the door, or Crystal Mountain
12 Miles
Nearest Beach
Lake Michigan, Mouth of the Platte River

Car: Necessary

Honor 5, miles, Lk Ann 5, Traverse City 20, Interlochen 12

Traverse City offers just about anything you could want. Upper Platte River is a short walk away, fishing & swimming available. MI DNR State forest borders our property on the south & west with groomed trail used for hiking, snowmobiling, X-country skiing, snowshoeing, biking, horseback riding, and more. This trail connects to the Michigan Shore to Shore hiking and horse riding trail. We have plenty of room; 52 acres, to park your horse/snowmobile trailer and more.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1978

About the owner: We bought our 53 acres in 1978. We were part of the 'Back to the Land' movement of the 70's. We lived in our tepee for a summer while we built our cabin, sawmill and many other buildings. Later, we ran our lumber production business, raised three kids and built our current house. Bill hunts, fishes and rides is motorcycle. I garden, hike, camp, backpack, kayak, create multiple types of art and love being outdoors. We're new grandparents of twin boys.

Why the Owner Chose Interlochen, MI, USA:
Quiet, beautiful, expansive woodland just out your doorstep. The upper Platte River is a short walk, or ride, down the hill. A short, beautiful drive to Lake Michigan and Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes National Shoreline.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
Sunny Ridge Cabin is located in Inland Township in Benzie County in N.W. lower Michigan. It is situated on 53 private acres of wooded property. The Perre Marquette State Forest borders the south and west edge of the acreage. Hiking, X-Country skiing, snowshoeing, mountain biking, snowmobiling are right out the door. The upper Platte River is a top notch trout fishing; river access is a short walk or drive down the hill. The Michigan Shore to Shore hiking/horse back riding trail is one mile north on a beautiful country road. No need to drive to get there, you are there! A steep stair case to the loft and wood stove may make this cabin unsuitable for small children.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/13/2017

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  • Cozy, clean & quiet, country.

    Cozy, clean & quiet, country.

  • The Sauna is available. It is a great way to relax.

    The Sauna is available. It is a great way to relax.

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This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Monday, May 22, 2017

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