Quiet Seclusion for 8-10. 3 adult BR's, 3 child "bunk" BR's, 1 single, 1.5 Baths
Ann - Member since 2000
About Ann - Member since 2000
We are some of the grandchildren (in our youth) who own, manage and vacation at this wonderful log cabin built by our grandparents.
Ann - Member since 2000 purchased this Cabin in 1936
Why Ann - Member since 2000 chose Glen Arbor
Our grandparents visited this area to fish in the 1910's and made the great decision to build this log cabin and make it their home for a large part of the year. Our parents, we, our children & theirs have made a seasonal sojourn ever since because there is so much the area has to offer.
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Absolute paradise! The perfect escape from Chicago urban bustle. By the end of the trip our 2 year old Audrey was referring to it as “her home.” We would highly recommend the log cabin to other families looking for peaceful retreat!
Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review! It was a pleasure having you as guests and we hope that you consider a return visit.
Wonderful log cabin with historic character on Glen Lake
We loved our week at Shack Tamarack. It’s a great old log cabin loaded with character, in an excellent private location on Glen Lake. Although we really liked the feel of the main room with its giant stone fireplace, we spent a lot of time on the screen porch, looking at the lake and enjoying the breeze.
Although the cottage is 80+ years old, it has what one needs for an up-north vacation. The beds are comfortable, and the bathroom shower appears to be recently re-done and is quite nice. The kitchen is roomy and well-equipped, (although we chose to enjoy the many local restaurants).
We have rented numerous cottages in the Glen Lake area over the years, but I have to say that Shack Tamarack is truly my favorite.
Thank you for your visit and review! Yes, the bath was recently updated as much in keeping with the historic character of the cabin as possible while providing better amenity. Several more projects are in the works for next season. We hope you return for some more relaxation on the porch and enjoyment of the area.
Peaceful lake retreat
This is a little piece of heaven. Close to town, yet away from the hustle and bustle. Quiet cabin on Big Glen, perfect for a family or two. Its a great place to get away from it all, relax on the hammock, enjoy a book by the fire, or swim in the beautiful lake.
Memorable retreat on a gorgeous lake. Lovely!
Well maintained log cabin, sympathetically updated, stands proudly on the shore of a pristine blue lake with the best swimming around. It was a pleasure to be able to share an available week between the use of 3rd & 4th generation family members. A place to come to get away from it all, relax, reflect & enjoy. Thank you for sharing & your sensitive stewardship. Hope to return.
Loved our visit, Genuine log cabin of character
We wanted a low-key getaway somewhat out of the ordinary to relax, swim, read and enjoy family. This log cabin filled the bill. It takes one back with the stone fireplace and chimney at one end surrounded by vintage, well-maintained seating in which to relax in the firelight. We cooked and ate at the old pine table, sitting on the long pine benches at either side. WiFi is good but using it is a distraction which detracts from the ambiance. New for 2014 was a nice large shower instead of the old tub as well as an outdoor shower area with hot as well as cold water. This more than makes up for the 1 1/2 baths in the cabin. There was also a new leather lounge chair and footstool. Not everything is new, nor does it need to be. It is obvious the family maintains the comfortable, easy character of the cabin replacing as necessary and repairing the old. Read the bedroom description, it is accurate. Don't try to pack in 10-12. There were 8 of us treading lightly and appreciative that the 3rd generation owners are willing to share with others this wonderful piece of history on this gorgeous lake. Come and enjoy if you wish peace and serenity. Pass it by if you want bells, whistles & modern electronic amenities because wifi is it. We will be back and hope to stay for 2 weeks. Thank you for your hospitality.
So glad that you enjoyed the cabin and had a relaxing vacation. We look forward to seeing you in the future. As you note, some things will remain the same and there will be some which will be new. Thank you.
A place of Memories!
We are so lucky to have had the opportunity to stay in this wonderful log cabin which is now shared most of the season by the 3rd & 4th generations. When we arrived, it was what I had hoped for of a historic log cabin on a lake. Glen Lake is crystal blue and the private dock and raft led to many swims in the crystal water. We enjoyed early evenings on the screen porch, retreating to read in the living room around the big stone fireplace. Lounging on the deck and just talking was also a great pastime as some wandered in from the bike trails, one of numerous park hikes (fabulously situated to the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore), perusing the shops & galleries or playing on the water. The family obviously takes pride in sharing this special place and does a good job of preserving its historic character and mementos while keeping the essential comforts up-to-date. Don't come here for any technical bells, whistles or TV (there isn't one), but for peace and rejuvenation. If you need to be connected the WiFi provided was reliable. We would love to visit again, our memories are fond and our hosts gracious. Thank you
Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review! The memories are shared and we look forward to seeing you in the future.
Visit the National Park Headquarters in nearby Empire. Walks in natural areas abound: Alligator Hill in the shade of the trees & glorious views over the lakes, Pyramid Point & a vista over Lake Michigan to the Manitou Islands. Trek the dunes or marked paths through the wetlands, bogs & meadows, an area rich in flora, fauna & migrating birds. Learn about life saving & boats at the Sleeping Bear Point Coast Guard Station & Maritime Museum. Follow the Pierce Stocking Drive by bike or car for fabulous sunset views. Kayak, canoe the Crystal River to the Homestead, fish in the lakes or charter a boat from Fishtown in Leland, windsurf, sail. Ride bikes, play tennis or golf, walk in the sand on the Lake MI shoreline, take an art class at the Glen Arbor Art Assoc. Visit the shops & art galleries in Glen Arbor, Empire, Leland & Suttons Bay. Eat at a variety of local establishments.
Other Activities: Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore