Custom Log Cabin in the Heart of the Manistee National Forest

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Family room with fireplace and flatscreen TV


Last updated: 10/22/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Upscale Rustic Log Cabin in the heart of the Manistee National Forest.


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Custom Built and full of charm. Completely remodeled in 2009. Two story plus walkout lower level, Sleeps 8. Three bedrooms, plus a private sunroom with at pullout queen sleeper sofa. Two and a half baths. Jetted tub in Master bath with stone surround.

Large TV's with Satellite and DVD players in Living room, Master Bedroom and Lower Level King bedroom. Lower Level Two Twin bedroom has smaller TV for VHS viewing only.

Master Bedroom has Custom Made Amish Log Furniture with Antler Drawer Pulls!

Fully Equipped Kitchen with Granite Countertops, Microwave, Wall Oven, Cooktop, Full Size Fridge, coffee maker, garbage disposal, Pots, Pans, Dishes. Washer & Dryer, All linens included.

Gas Grill, Satellite TV, Wireless Internet, Fax, Scan, Copy, DVD player, Stone Fireplace, Bonfire Pit.

Twelve Acres! Backs to 1000's of acres of Federal land! Only one other cabin on property!

15 minutes to World Class Salmon, Steelhead, Brown Trout fishing on the Manistee River at Tippy Dam
25 minutes to a top ten rated golf course in the country!! Arcadia Bluffs. Several other courses within a thirty minute drive.
20 minutes to the Little River Casino in Manistee.
20 minutes to the Historical Victorian Port City of Manistee to watch the Freighters, Beaches, Riverwalk & Dinning
20 minutes to the beaches of Lake Michigan and big water charter fishing.
45 minutes to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Park
Four miles to 'River Bend' boat launch for fishing, sightseeing, tubing, kayaking, canoeing.
20 minutes to Crystal Mountain Ski Resort
20 minutes to Caberfae Peaks Ski Resort
15 minutes to The Big 'M' Trail (The Big 'M' trail is a 37.9 mile loop trail system located in a canopy of hardwoods off of M-55 between Cadillac and Wellston. The trail offers a variety of terrain to challenge every biking and skiing experience level as you traverse up and down hills through the woods.
Mountain Biking - Most of the 25-miles of single track trail are one-way (clock-wise) and should not be biked backwards. The bike trail is open from April to September.
Cross-Country Skiing - The 18-miles of trail are groomed and the parking lot is plowed in winter, usually starting in December. There is also a chalet available for skiers. Snowfall averages 130 inches from December to March, but the best skiing is usually in January and February. One loop provides several miles of ungroomed trail that is is perfect for snowshoeing.
Hiking - Although the trail is primarily used by Mountain Bikers, it is open to hiking. The trail runs near, but is not connected to, the North Country National Scenic Trail for a short stretch.
The Marzinski Horseback Riding Trail also crosses the Big M trail at two locations.)
Snowmobiles can be rented and delivered right to the cabin.
One hour south of Traverse City
Great for a Quiet couples weekend, Fishing Lodge for the boys, 'Girls Weekend', or Family Vacation.

$20.00 extra per night if stay includes a holiday.

One reviewer mentioned chickens in their review. There are no longer chickens on the property.

Keywords: Log Cabin Home

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Property Type

  • Cabin

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Upstairs Master Bedroom...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

    Lower Level...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

    Lower Level...moreless

  • Sunroom: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Main Floor...moreless

  • King size beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Main Floor...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower, jetted tub

    Master Bathroom Upstairs...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet

    Lower Level...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Fax, Copy, Scanner, Bon Fire Pit, Private, Woods, 15 min to Casino


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library:

    Ipod Dock...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area


  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Crockpot, coffee maker...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Jetted Tub


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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee $100
  • Taxes Not included


$15.00 Extra adult fee for each adult after the first two. $15 per adult, per night.

$20.00 Holiday rate applies if visit includes a holiday. Fee is added to every night included in the reservation.

$275.00 per night for two night stays

No refunds of deposit or rent for cancelation.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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Last updated: 10/22/2016
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6 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Tracks Bar & Grill

Car: Necessary


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2002

Why the Owner Chose Brethren, MI, USA:
We wanted a log home in the woods in northern Michigan that felt like we were in northern Michigan. When we want to get away from it all...we want to get away from it all. The feeling you get from being in a log cabin in woods is like no other and yet it's still not far from small towns and city's, beaches, rivers, a casino, shopping, downhill skiing, golfing, fishing, snowmobiling and so much more!!!!

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
Mushrooming, stargazing, campfires, hiking, barbecues, clean and comfortable log cabin, peace and quiet!

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  • Family room with fireplace and flatscreen TV

    Family room with fireplace and flatscreen TV

  • Antler Chandelier, granite counters, open log staircase

    Antler Chandelier, granite counters, open log staircase

  • Private!! Backed by 1000's acres of Federal Land

    Private!! Backed by 1000's acres of Federal Land

  • Sunroom with sleeper sofa.  Main floor

    Sunroom with sleeper sofa. Main floor

  • view from back

    view from back

  • lower lever twin bedroom

    lower lever twin bedroom

  • Sleeper sofa in sunroom

    Sleeper sofa in sunroom

  • Master bath

    Master bath

  • side of garage

    side of garage

  • Master Bedroom with Private Bath.  Second floor

    Master Bedroom with Private Bath. Second floor

  • Bonfire Pit with Log chairs

    Bonfire Pit with Log chairs

  • Main floor full bath

    Main floor full bath

  • lower level king bedroom

    lower level king bedroom

  • view from back

    view from back

  • lower level king bedroom

    lower level king bedroom

  • Master bedroom.  Second floor

    Master bedroom. Second floor

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This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Sunday, October 23, 2016

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Brethren, MI, USA #327913

3 BR  2.5 BA  Sleeps 10

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