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Custom Log Cabin in the Heart of the Manistee National Forest

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms + Sunroom, 2.25 Baths, (Sleeps 8+)

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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Karen Noonan
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2017

Why Karen Noonan chose Northwest

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!!!!

What makes this cabin unique

Mushrooming, stargazing, campfires, hiking, barbecues, clean and comfortable log cabin, peace and quiet!


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

Custom Log Cabin in the Heart of the Manistee National Forest
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 23 reviews

perfect stay in a cozy cabin - as advertised!

  • 5 of 5

Cabin was extremely clean and very well-appointed. Modern touches like the island-style kitchen and jet bath were appreciated, and took nothing away from the views, seclusion, and charm of the sturdy log structure itself. Great stay. Would go back.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
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Excellent place

  • 5 of 5

We really loved this place. The only (very small) problem was that WI-FI was too slow to watch video (but good enough for all other activity).

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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Royal Oak, MI

What a great place. This was one of the most beautiful log cabins we have ever stayed in.

  • 5 of 5

Great place that is very close to skiing at Caberfae and Crystal Mountain.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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St. Louis, MO

Rustic meets luxurious

  • 5 of 5

We had the best stay! This cabin was clean, well equipped, and the perfect combination of rustic Northwoods and luxury. The property is so secluded and peaceful; the view from the back of the house is breathtaking. We loved putting our kiddos to bed and sitting by the fire pit at night. We can't wait to come back - thanks, Karen!

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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  • 5 of 5

Amazing property and an even more amazing cabin. I would absolutely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Far Exceeded My Expectations

  • 5 of 5

I can't stress how nice this cabin is. If you're considering renting, do it. Its secluded and peaceful. It is also a short ride to the beach, downtown Manistee, a casino. The best of both worlds.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Tracks Bar & Grill
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Brethren Cabin Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100

$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.

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Brethren Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • 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 ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Main Floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Master Bathroom Upstairs
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , Lower Level
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Upstairs Master Bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Lower Level
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Lower Level
    Sunroom - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Main Floor
  • King size beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
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
Fax, Copy, Scanner, Bon Fire Pit, Private, Woods, 15 min to Casino

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