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Log Cabin in Pristine Northern Woods and Water Private Retreat

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 8)

This is not your ordinary vacation rental. If you need to be on the phone or the computer, this is not the place for you. We do provide a TV for watching movies. Twenty miles north of the Mackinaw Bridge, we are in the middle of the Hiawatha National Forest on a small inland lake. Yet we are close enough to freeway and local attractions, to return to civilization whenever the mood strikes.

The lake is a shallow lake good for kayaking,(3 kayaks are included as is a rowboat), canoeing, and fishing. We are surrounded by forest and wildlife. It is not uncommon to see wolves, bears, and on a rare occasion moose.

The lake has 3 pair of nesting loons, that fill the air with the pristine sound of nature. Great spot for birding. If you love birds you will be in paradise. Eagles, hummingbirds, pileated woodpeckers, kingfishers, warblers, more types of water fowl than I can list here.

North Country Trail traverses the area and is excellent for hiking. ATV trails are also near by. If you enjoy biking cross country, you will love it here.

Lake Michigan Beach off US-2 is about 20 minutes away, if you want to enjoy swimming on a beautiful sandy shoreline. Tacquamenon Falls are about a hour north, as is Whitefish Point. The ferry to Mackinaw Island is a half an hour south. Sault Ste. Marie and the Soo Locks, are 45 min. northeast.

This is the place to really escape. Easy access on good roads. Very few houses on this thousand acre lake, as 75% of the shoreline is owned by the national forest.

Keywords: log cabin, fishing, private, lakefront, retreat, St. Ignace

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
October 19, 2017

Map

Amenities

Rudyard Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Attractions:
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking

Reviews

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Log Cabin in Pristine Northern Woods and Water Private Retreat
average rating of 4.714286 based on 14 reviews
5

We absolutely loved it. We will be back!

  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect rental for us. The cabin was absolutely breath taking. We had stuff for s'mores waiting for us on the table when we got there with a little note welcoming us. The woods were beautiful with the fall foliage and was quiet. This rental enabled us to do things in the area during the day and relax at night. Being able to leave the hustle and bustle at home is exactly what we needed. Thankyou so much for sharing your cabin with us. We really enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful location and home but if you have allergies beware.

  • 1 of 5

The design and decor are beautiful no issues with that. The location is stunning but do not go during hunting season as the barrage of gunfire will have you awake before 7 am. The interior of the home is very dark and could use additional lighting. There is a layer of grime in the kitchen and the shower is grungy and has mold. For someone who has allergies to dust mites and mold you might want to look elsewhere. The furnishings are comfortable and appropriate for this setting. There are no screens on the windows so opening windows for fresh air or cooling will allow insects to enter. We arrived to find dead and not so dead flies everywhere probably due to the previous renters leaving the windows open during the 90 degree heat wave the week before. The home is beautiful and so is the setting. Some will undoubtedly find it wonderful; as for us, we will not return nor recommend it.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful, secluded cabin away from the world!

  • 5 of 5

This is a very nice cabin with a lot of character. The views from the front porch are magnificent and East lake was awesome to row boat and kayak on. The cabin is roomy and very comfortable. The kitchen is nice and offers everything you would ever need to cook/bake etc. The owners (Swansons) are great! They made sure we were satisfied with our trip and were always available to contact. If you are looking for a cabin tucked in nature and away from the world, this is the place for you! The only down side may be the 8 miles of dirt road to get to the property. This is easily forgotten once you pull into the property and take in the stunning view!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful secluded cabin getaway!!

  • 5 of 5

Only 30 minutes from St. Ignace, this cabin is wonderfully decorated. On beautiful, uncrowded East Lake. The use of the kayaks, canoe and rowboat were what drew us to this cabin. Plenty of room for 8 people. We like the new couch!! This was our second year and we plan on making it an annual trip. Did not want to leave!! Thank you, Swanson Family for sharing your wonderful cabin.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Farmington Hills, Mi
5

Exceeded my expectations!

  • 5 of 5

This cabin is just lovely. There was plenty of space and the kitchen was well stocked with serving accoutrements, pots and pans. I recommend bringing your food because it's a good 20-30 minutes to the nearest general store. The fishing was good from the shore, but even better in the row boat, just beyond the reeds. We caught many perch.

We have great memories from our stay in this little cabin in the woods.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Midland, MI
5

Solitude!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely LOVED this place! Such peace and tranquility here! Beautiful location, the home is clean and is well equipped. Kayaking on the small lake was so nice, hiking right outside the door, campfires each evening...wish we could've stayed longer and hope to go back again!!!

  • Submitted: May 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 6.0%

Starting Memorial weekend through Labor day weekend, minimum 7 night stay, Saturday to Saturday.

If paying online, you will need to sign and mail back the rental contract before reservation is final that will be sent to you by swansonrentals email.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.