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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


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

More Details

Karen Noonan
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 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!


Brethren Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • 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
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
Bon Fire Pit, Private, Woods, 15 min to Casino


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Custom Log Cabin in the Heart of the Manistee National Forest
average rating of 4.9428573 based on 35 reviews
Chicago, IL

Perfect cabin getaway

  • 5 of 5

My wife, dog and I want to get out of the city and we looked at everywhere from Door County to the UP. We are very happy that we chose this location. The cabin is situated near the end of a dirt road maybe 10 mins from Brethren, MI and 25-ish minutes from Manistee, MI. The cabin itself was bigger than expected and very clean. Also it is a legit log cabin! Highly recommend this cabin. The owner was quick to respond to the rental request and answered all of our questions.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
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Very private and secluded

  • 5 of 5

Property was better than advertised! Hope to stay there in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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Wonderful home away from home

  • 5 of 5

This home is full of rustic charm. Loved all of the architectural details. Very clean. Good quality beds and linens. Well stocked with everything we needed- including small appliances, extra towels, blankets, pillows, dishes. More than enough space for the five of us. The wifi was slow, which was not necessarily a bad thing. The doors and floors are a little creaky. But it is a log cabin, so that is to be expected, too. There isn't much nearby in terms of civilization, but plenty of natural attractions. I would definitely recommend this home.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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franklin, tn

Cozy quiet rustic log cabin

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our week long stay in this impressive log cabin. The upsides of the cabin include: the owner was very quick in replying to any pre-stay communications, the cottage is spacious, private, and cozy. The cabin is very well stocked- ample sheets, towels, dishes, toilet paper, paper towels, spices, movies, games, laundry detergent, a black book of local recommendations, even a basketball for the net in the driveway. Really they had everything you would need. As far as the cons- this is minor, but might be important to some families so better to know in advance- the internet service is very spotty. If your family totally unplugs on vacation (I am envious and this would not affect you), but as we were out there for a week with 2 teenagers, we went through a ton of cellular data. Overall we felt very safe and felt the cabin was well supplied. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great cabin! Great location!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a wonderful week at Karen's beautiful cabin in the woods! Loved the front porch and fire pit, the sun room overlooking the woods, and the gorgeous master bed/loft upstairs! Cabin accomodated 7 of us for a few days and we had plenty of room. Location was perfect for us--we hiked, rented bikes, shopped and relaxed at the beaches--all within 30 min of the cabin. The wireless was a bit slow, and there is no dishwasher but neither one of these bothered us. If I could add one thing it would be a shower to the lower level where the 2 bedrooms are so the guests wouldn't have to go upstairs. All in all, it was very nice and we'd definitely go back again!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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great place to stay, close to many options for recreation

  • 4 of 5

We love it here! The only reason for a lack of five stars is it is a bit pricey and could use some more windows in the Living Room (although the garage prevents this). Hasn't stopped us from returning each year!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Arcadia Bluffs
That Place in Kaleva
The Glenwood
Crystal Mountain
Caberfae Peaks Ski & Golf Resort
Manistee Golf & Country Club Restaurant
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Tracks Bar & Grill
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund