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Cozy Cabin on Pickerel Lake: Dock,Firepit, Deck, Ski,Sled,Swim

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms + Loft + Den, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10-12)

Charming 3 bedroom log cabin on beautiful Pickerel Lake. Spacious great room, sun room, and kitchen open to living room. Gas fireplace, 2 garages and playhouse with a Ping Pong Table. Giant deck with seating for 12 and gas grill. Private setting adjacent to 1000 acres of state land.

Lakeside firepit, sun platform, beach, and dock. Boat launch at the end of the road. Exceptional lake for skiing, tubing, and swimming. Sail through the nearby channel to Crooked and Burt Lakes, or to your favorite fishing hole. Spend the day skiing or snowboarding from nearby Boyne Highlands, Nubs Nob, or Boyne Mountain. Groomed snowmobile trail system minutes away. Close to casinos, well known golf courses, and exceptional dining venues.

Putt-putt, bowliing, winter sports park, sledding, ice skating, hiking, shopping, antiquing. The choices never end.

Keywords: Cottage, lake house, cabin, beach house, northern, cozy, quaint, large, roomy, private, charming, woods, forest, ski, lodge, snowmobile, swim, playhouse

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Lynette Drumhiller
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 14, 2018

About Lynette Drumhiller

We are a family of 6 from Mid-Michigan and love a variety of activities and the great outdoors.

Lynette Drumhiller purchased this cabin in 1998

Why Lynette Drumhiller chose Petoskey

The natural beauty, and wildlife on the property were an extra draw. The perfect location to enjoy the Great Lakes!!

Unique boutiques, art galleries and a variety of restaurants are located in Petoskey's Gas Light District, or nearby Bay Harbor, and Harbor Springs.

There is something to do for every sport enthusiast or lover of nature. And it's a perfect location for those seeking rest and relaxation too.

What makes this cabin unique

Relax on the deck and read a book, or watch your favorite movie from one of several tv's. Play Board games or do arts and crafts in the sunroom.

Explore the woods and pick Morels in the spring, or visit a local farm during Harvest. Spend the day at Mackinac Island, or head off to one of two area water parks. Frequent the many local art fairs and festivals.

Enjoy the paddle boat or fish from the end of the dock. The choice is yours.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Lynette,

Just wanted to say thank you and to tell you how much we enjoyed the cozy cabin. Everything was clean and well thought out, making our stay even more enjoyable. Will be sure to leave a great review on HomeAway.

Thanks again,

The T-----s Family
May 2016
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Petoskey Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (4), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) 1 sofa-bed located in the downstairs sunroom, and another in the upstairs great room.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Beach, Dock w bench & ladder, Firepit, Playhouse with Ping Pong Table, Basketball net, trail access.


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Cozy Cabin on Pickerel Lake: Dock,Firepit, Deck, Ski,Sled,Swim
average rating of 4.652174 based on 24 reviews

Nice location and cabin - needs a little TLC

  • 3 of 5

Overall we enjoyed our stay. The cabin has plenty of space and is located only about 15 minutes from downtown petoskey, which is nice. The lake was nice to look at, although the sandy bottom was so mucky you couldn't really swim (standing in it, you would sink in the muck until about your knees). The kids seemed to be able to overlook it, but the adults couldn't (maybe we are wimps - ha ha!). The main complaint would be around the general 'upkeep' of it...only 1 of the exterior lights worked (none of the ones on the patio facing the water did, which was too bad as we would have liked to sit out there at it is kind of creepy to be in pitch black), the exhaust fan in one of the bathrooms didn't work, and the kitchen drawers and cupboards were really disorganized (some crammed full of utensils, etc to the point you could barely open them). I think these are easy problems to solve if there was a true property manager or someone to do more than just 'clean' each week - someone needs to really keep the cabin in true working order each week. With renters coming each week I am sure it is easy for stuff to get beat up, messed up, etc and having maids come clean keeps it looking nice but not really as 'kept up' as it ideally would be. Also, someone needs to pull off the handles for the burners on the stove and deep clean it - there is so much cooking oil / grease caked in there it is getting hard to turn the handles. But again, overall it was a nice cabin and Lynnette was nice to deal with (especially when I set off the fire alarm by burning bacon and couldn't turn it off!). I would just highly recommend hiring a property manager to ensure the cabin is maintained a bit more closely. But again, nice quiet location, very pretty, and big cabin.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great vacation pick for the family

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was very nice, private, and relaxing. Best vacation we have had in a while.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Great quiet spot for a group

  • 5 of 5

We had a small group of friends stay here for the weekend and couldn't have asked for a better spot. Tons of room to relax, sleep, and enjoy everything northern Michigan has to offer in the summer. We loved it!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great spot for family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Very nice place for our family vacation. Good location near things to do but far enough out to feel like you're getting away. Fishing, boating, campfires, golfing. The beach area is fine to sit at but not very easy entry into the water or sandy bottom once you're in.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great spot for skiing at Boyne and relaxing with family!

  • 5 of 5

Great, big, cozy house! Loved staying here with our family over New Years. Beautiful snowy view of the lake, comfortable lodging and convenient location for visiting Harbor Springs, Petoskey and skiing at Boyne Highlands :)

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very clean and a perfect set up for our family. We will definitely be back!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in this cottage. Everything was clean and set up very nicely. We rented a pontoon from Windjammer and kept it right and the dock. It was the perfect amount of room for the 6 of us and the dog.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Golf
4 Miles
+ Little Traverse Bay, Boyne Highlands, Bay Harbor
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Many to chose from: Petoskey, HSprings, Alanson
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Boyne Highlands, Nubs Nob, Boyne Mountain
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Camp Petosega
Nearest Point of Interest
Party shoppe
Nearest Point of Interest
Boat Launch
Nearest Point of Interest
State Forest
Nearest Point of Interest
channel to crooked lake
Nearest Point of Interest
Public beach at Camp Petosega
Nearest Point of Interest
Ski area
Car: necessary

Mushroom hunting, Birding, Artesian well, ping pong table and playhouse




Additional information about rental rates

Extra person Fee (10+) $100
Pet Fee $100
Cleaning Fee $200
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 6.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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