Year-Round Rustic Cabin on the Rails to Trails(6 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:Cabin
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
Cabin, 1 Bedroom, 1.5 Bath (Sleeps up to 6)
Year-round cabin on the Pere Marquette Rails to Trails!
Property is 1 bedroom, 1.5 bath home that includes approximately 1500+ sq. ft. of living space on a 1.3 acre wooded lot that overlooks the Sanborn Creek in Lake County, MI. Located east of Baldwin, this cabin is easily accessed from US 10 near Idlewild.
The main living space of the cabin includes an open layout of the kitchen, living and dining areas. The main bathroom and closets adjoin the main living area.
The large bedroom contains 1 queen bed, 1 full bed and 1 full size futon. There is also laundry, 1/2 bath and closet space.
The driveway approaches the front of the cabin, which is set back on the edge of the valley that overlooks the Sanborn Creek. There is adequate parking for several vehicles, trailers and other items.
The back of the property slopes down to the Sanborn Creek. A footpath leads down to a bridge with a sitting bench and outdoor light. The path continues to the main part of the stream on the back of the property.
Member since: 2013
- 1 story
- 1500 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Children Welcome:
- Limited Accessibility:
- Non Smoking Only:
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 8, Beds for 4-8
- Large bedroom is nearly 750 sq. ft. with large windows that provide excellent views of the property. There is are 2 beds (queen & full size) and a full size futon. A center skylight features provides filtered, natural light. Includes beds, futon, closets, laundry and 1/2 bath (toilet, utility sink). ...moreless
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- DVD Player
- Video Library
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Gambling Casinos
- Horseback Riding
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Roller Blading
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 4 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
Coffee, filters, sugar, tea, salt, pepper, spices, and sometimes pure Michigan maple syrup!!! We do our best to provide things like plates, paper towels, and condiments like ketchup & mustard....moreless
Perfect access to the Pere Marquette Trail just down the road. Mountain biking options through the Manistee National Forest, or ride the trail to the Crossroads at Reed City and go from there!...moreless
- Deck / Patio:
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Lawn / Garden:
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning Fee $75 + tax
- Pet Fee $25
- Tax Rate 6%
6% Michigan sales tax applies to all rentals (not included in quote)
$150 deposit will confirm your reservation.
50% due 30 days before reservation.
Balance due at occupancy.
Pay by check or cash
Manager's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Lake County, MI is an outdoor paradise! This custom-built cabin is centrally located on a trout-stream near area attractions and activities!
Pere Marquette Rail-Trail! Walk, bicycle, ATV or snowmobile right from the cabin! Access to Michigan's premier Rail-Trail system, Tin-Cup Motorsports Trail & miles of endless riding through the Manistee National forest.
River Fishing: Home to the world's premier trout, steelhead and salmon fishing on the Pere Marquette & Big Manistee Rivers.
Fly Fishing: Hit the flies-only stretch of Pere Marquette for world class action!
Great Lakes Salmon Fishing: Charter a boat and spend a day fishing on the big lake - just 35 miles away!
Inland Lakes: Enjoy fishing, watersports and swimming at numerous local lakes with public access.
Hunting: Property joins the Manistee National Forest - Lower Michigan's Largest National Forest. Small game, turkeys, pheasant and whitetailed deer are plentiful.
Year Purchased: 2008
About: Hi, I'm Barry Hicks! I live and work in a nearby community and grew up in the area. I enjoy outdoor activities so we take advantage of the local resources - like the trails, lakes, rivers and streams.
Why Idlewild, MI, USA:
This cabin is unique and located in the perfect spot that overlooks a trout stream. It's just off the paved highway and only 2 miles from downtown Baldwin. Trails, lakes, rivers and other things to do are just minutes away.
The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
Custom-built by a master guitar builder, you will not see another cabin quite like it. The location is pristine and the details of the cabin accentuate the surroundings. 6ft. tall windows placed around the domed structures give you direct views of nature. Open beam construction and an open floor plan give this place a comfortable, homey feel.
Links to more information:
Cabin overlooking the Sanborn Creek in the fall.
View of the living area and large windows for a great view
View of the fieldstone fireplace and bathroom wall (background)
Cooking island in the kitchen that includes the oven and counter surface.
Kitchen window view
Glass dining table
Main living area showcasing proximity to entry, kitchen and fireplace.
Ceiling fan in the center of the main living space (dome).
Bathroom with shower
Another trophy on the wall
The local wildlife includes white tails and other game.
The front of the cabin (right) and storage unit (left) as you drive up.
Custom build, hand-laid fieldstone fireplace that burns real wood.
Full size refrigerator and small appliances (toaster, coffee makers, microwave)
The gas range (stove/oven)
View of the open beam construction and kitchen from the main living area.
Main living area - couches and bigscreen TV.
Coffee table and love seat couch
Bedroom - 1 queen & 1 full size bed with a full size futon.
Trouphy rainbow trout
World class steelhead fishing nearby
Riding the Tincup Trails.
Snowmobile trails down the road from the cabin for easy access.
This listing was first published here in 2013.
Date last modified - Thursday, January 19, 2017
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