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A Northern Michigan Hideaway Right in the Middle of Great Attractions

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

MINIMUM NIGHT STAY IS 5 NIGHTS in the summer season

Welcome renters! We are so excited you are considering Uncle Frank's Cabin for your 2017 vacation, as this is our 6 year renting our cottage. Uncle Frank's Cabin is a medium-sized lakefront cottage located on quiet Lancaster Lake in Levering, MI. We are the perfect choice for the family or couple looking for a 'R & R' vacation away from the hustle and bustle of city life or the travelers' that seek adventure by visiting all the attractions Northern Michigan has to offer. We are located a 4 miles off I-75 and about 15 miles South of Mackinaw City, so we are easy to travel to and from.

Uncle Frank's Cabin is nestled on a 3.5 acre property full of wild raspberries, birch trees, and a large yard. Enjoy the lakefront of Lancaster Lake, a small yet deep inland lake (50+ acre). The lake is perfect for canoeing, kayaking, fishing, swimming, and small or slow moving motor boats. Enjoy using of our 8 passenger PONTOON BOAT, CANOE, and PADDLE BOAT all FREE of Charge!

In addition to enjoying the lake activities please utilize our iron ring fire pit, hammock, pine deck, propane BBQ grill, picnic table.

When you are not soaking up the sunshine outside, Uncle Frank's Cabin provides all the comforts of home. Uncle Frank's cabin has 2 bedrooms, 1 baths, a fire place living room (with extra sleeping space), a fully equipped kitchen, and relaxing front family room.

Although we only rent our cottage for week durations in the Summer (June, July, August: minimum of 5 nights); 2+ nights days are available in the spring and fall. Please do not hesitate to send us an inquiry!

More Details

Property Manager
Frank & Sherry Petrowski
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 24, 2017

About Frank & Sherry Petrowski

Greetings future renters! We are Frank and Sherry Petrowski proud owners of Uncle Frank's Cabin. We live in Petoskey, MI (only 40 minutes from Uncle Frank's Cabin) and we love Northern Michigan, Summer time, and family. We have shared 38 years of married bliss and we are the proud parents of two adult children and the proud grandparents to two granddaughters.

Frank is the residential 'handy man' of Uncle Frank's Cabin as he is a certified service technician and has built many of the additions to Uncle Frank's Cabin. Including our famous 'Fish Chairs' out by our fire-pit. Frank is also the outdoors man of the duo and loves fishing as much as he can. So ask him where to score the monster fish!

Sherry is the resident 'concierge' of Uncle Frank's Cabin and she loves traveling and community events. So ask her about where to go for dinner or what local festivals are going on. Oh, and enjoy her 'Welcome' basket when you enjoy your stay at Uncle Frank's Cabin. Sherry professionally works at a Petoskey Child Development Center.

We are here to make your stay enjoyable and we look forward to meeting you!

Why Frank & Sherry Petrowski chose Michigan

We genuinely care about our renters and try to provide the best vacation experience. Make our home yours. Don't just take our word for it, read our reviews!

Guestbook comments from the manager

Dear Frank & Sherry,

Thank-you for making your cabin available to renters.

We had a very good time here - fishing every morning & night – using your Pontoon Boat & paddle boats & canoes & fires nightly. We loved the Loons, geese, Blue Heron & just the atmosphere of Uncle Frank’s Cabin. We also loved the location & enjoyed the nearby cities & beaches.
Aug 2012
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Levering Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • water tubing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(32 traveler reviews)

A Northern Michigan Hideaway Right in the Middle of Great Attractions
average rating of 4.75 based on 36 reviews

Perfect in every way

  • 5 of 5

This place was more than we could have hoped for. Everything was perfect. We didn't want to leave. We hope to do it all again next year. Not a single conplaint. Even the teenagers (3) thought it was great.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful Family time

  • 5 of 5

We were thrilled to be able to return to Uncle Frank's cabin again. It's a such a perfect, peaceful place for family time. We enjoyed fishing again, smores and a fire. We saw so many stars in the sky at night! The Loons and Geese families were out too and the kids loved seeing them.

Thank you again for opening up your lovely cabin for us to visit. It's truly a gem.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sanford, MI

Close to the bridge

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the fact that it's a quick drive to Mackinaw, yet sits on a quiet lake that's very private. Very relaxing property, with everything we needed in the cabin, including a basket of s'more goodies. We really enjoyed our stay!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful lake setting, comfortable and relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

Frank and Sherry,

Thank you for the use of your cabin on Lancaster Lake. You have thought of your guests in every way! If you are looking for a perfect vacation cottage that has all the amenities and is close to all northern Michigan has to offer you found it. We loved coming "home" at the end of the day to our basically private lake, we saw only 3 other boats the entire time! And thank you for the wonderful gift basket 😉򒐠

Joe and Viki

Aug 27 - Sept 1, 2016

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous relaxing cabin. Warm and cozy

  • 5 of 5

Great time , boats and fishing were fun, smores by the fire and having direct TV for the rainy day was great.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Our family absolutely loved out stay at Uncle Frank's Cabin! We weren't even unpacked and my husband and I were talking about coming back. The lake and the views are amazing. The small, secluded wildlife lake was exactly what we were hoping for. The views were spectacular, the fishing was plentiful and all of the amenities made it perfectly comfortable for us and our two small children.

We got a kick out of seeing the Loons everyday. We saw frogs, fish and even a water snake! (My kids weren't too fond of that one ;) )

We caught so many bass and pike that we lost count. Most fish were caught right off the dock. My daughter even caught a catfish!

The proximity to the Mackinac bridge facilitated a trip to Mackinac Island and also to the UP. We were also able to stop at Jay's in Gaylord to stock up on new fishing lures on our way up!

The boat and the paddle boats were enjoyed by all. The hammock was pretty stellar too. We didn't get around to canoeing but we can't complain.

The cabin is stocked with everything needed to make you feel at home-and we did! We enjoyed the cozy decor and the smores welcoming basket too.

I would recommend this cabin to anyone looking for a secluded spot for peace and relaxation.

Thank you for sharing your cabin with us!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Pellston Regional Airport, Pellston, MI
Nearest Ferry
18 Miles
Mackinac Island Ferries
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Hidden River, Little Traverse Bay,Boyne Highlands
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
I-75 and US-31
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Levering Cafe
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Nubs Nob, Boyne Highlands
Nearest Beach
17.5 Miles
Sturgeon Bay, Cross Village, MI
Car: necessary

We look forward to our 5th year of VRBO renting at Uncle Frank's Cabin as the 2016 summer season approaches. Each year we are improving Uncle Frank's Cabin and we look forward to new and returning travelers.

Uncle Frank's Cabin is ideal vacation rental for the traveler looking for a secluded hideaway or the traveler looking to sight see Northern Michigan. Uncle Frank's Cabin brings together the best of both worlds. Wake up to the soft cooing of loons and an early round of Lancaster Lake fishing right off the dock. Then enjoy lunch and fudge tasting in Mackinaw City, followed by a beach afternoon at the crystal waters of Sturgeon Bay located near Cross Village. Finish the evening with a flame grilled cookout at Uncle Frank's Cabin with alternating rounds of horseshoes and gooey s'mores.

Uncle Frank's Cabin is located 10775 MacArtur Rd., Levering 49755

-15 Miles South of Mackinaw City

-25 Miles North of Petoskey and Harbor Springs

-18 Miles East of Cross Village

-12 Miles West of Cheboygan

-23 Miles South of St. Ignace

Uncle Frank's Cabin is located near I-75 and US-31, so enjoy a quick scenic car ride to your favorite Northern Michigan Attractions:

-Mackinaw Island

-Fort Michilimackinac

-Historic Mill Creek

-Mackinaw Crossing Mall and Fudge Shops

-Thunder Falls Family Water Park

-Cross Village 'Legs Inn' Restaurant

-Sturgeon Bay State Park

-Sea Shell City Attraction

-The Mystery Spot

-Kewadin Casino of St. Ignace

-Odawa Casino of Petoskey

-Gaslight Shopping District in Downtown Petoskey

-The Famous 'Tunnel of Trees' on M-119

-Bay Harbor District of Petoskey, MI

-Big Bear Adventure River Tubing and Rafting

-Numerous Golf Courses


Rates & Availability

Levering Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer Rental
Jun 19 2017 - Sep 5 2017
5 night minimum stay
Fall Rates
Sep 6 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Security Dep $250

Rates are subject to change at the discretion of Uncle Frank's Cabin.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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