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Cozy, Romantic, Log Cabin.

Bedrooms 1
Space 700 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, 4 Sleeps

Historic, log cabin that has been lovingly renovated to provide a romantic getaway. This gem has been featured on the local log cabin home tour and photographed by Traverse The Magazine. Perfect for two people but will sleep four. Unique opportunity for horse people to do self care horse boarding across the road at Kestrel Farms and enjoy the miles of well maintained, nature trails at Good Hart Farms.

Paul Matthews
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2018

About Paul Matthews

Paul and Sara Matthews are the owners of this cabin which is adjacent to their 200 acre equestrian facility. We have owned this property for 20 years and enjoy it with our two young children, 3 dogs and numerous horses.

Paul Matthews purchased this cabin in 1993

Why Paul Matthews chose Harbor Springs

We are both natives of Northern Michigan and love community of Goodhart.

What makes this cabin unique

We chose this property for its size, beauty and the fact that it is surrounded by state land and Conservency.


Harbor Springs Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Full bath with shower only.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • One bedroom with queen sized bed. Sleeping loft with 2 twins.
  • Stereo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Rental is seasonal only from May 15th to November 1st.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Cozy, Romantic, Log Cabin.
average rating of 4.9130435 based on 23 reviews
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Wonderful, relaxing vacation

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is beautiful and very clean and comfortable.

The kitchen is very well equipped (even has a blender). The bathroom shower has great water pressure. There are plenty of heating mechanisms for chilly mornings or evenings.

I loved having coffee on the screened in porch in the mornings. My daughter enjoyed watching some movies from the DVD collection (lots of family friendly options) and playing Camp, the board game. She also enjoyed having the loft to herself (would only recommend loft for older children as you need to climb ladder to get there).

There is a beautiful forest walking trail that starts just a few feet away from the cabin.

We enjoyed dinner and the amazing view at Legs Inn. We enjoyed pie from the General Store in Good Hart.

There is a type of shooting range close to the cabin (I knew about it ahead of time as the owner mentions it somewhere in the reviews). There is shooting noise that can start as early as 8:30 AM. It is not very loud when you are inside the cabin but can be sometimes when you are outside. If you have kids who wake you up by that time anyway or you plan on being out and about during the day then it's not a big deal. If you want to stay at the cabin all day and need absolute quiet then you should take that into consideration.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect vacay getaway

  • 5 of 5

Always a pleasure to stay at this authentic log cabin. Beautiful property and clean cabin. Couldn't have asked for a better experience. Paul (cabin owner) is always accommodating and pleasure to work with. 😀

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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thank you!

  • 5 of 5

We love this cabin. Paul is a great host. The cabin and property is beautiful. This was our 3rd visit and we will be back. We traveled with our 2 boys, 3 and 1.5 years, and it works out great.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Was Disappointing

  • 3 of 5

Heads up!

This property is clearly not for four adults ... 2 kids and two adults would be more accurate.

There is a shooting range right next door and that begins at 8:30 am.

Beds and bedding very uncomfortable and tired.

Absolutely no where comfortable to sit in living space.

The cabin was clean and the surrounding farm and countryside are lovely.

The cabin is unique and cleverly decorated.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous quaint cottage with all of the amenities!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I really enjoyed this quaint little cottage hideaway in the woods. The beds were comfortable, the space cozy, the outdoor space lovely! We enjoyed the trails with our dogs and the beautiful stars at night. We lacked nothing in the cottage, it had everything we could have wanted or needed including wi-fi. We only wish we could have stayed longer to explore more. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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charming cabin

  • 5 of 5

Great location, central to so much to do and see. The area is beautiful. A wonderful way to enjoy vacation time with the dogs along too.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Pellston Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Legs Inn
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Boyne Highlands
Nearest Motorway
30 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
The Fish
Nearest Ski
8 Miles
Nubs Nob
Nearest Beach
2.5 Miles
Church beach

This is a new point I feel must be mentioned I Paul Matthews have received in the past 3 years of rental on VBRO 3 complaints from guests about the noise from the nearby outdoor club. It is a World Class outdoor skeet and clay pigeon range that the public , including our guests can enjoy and pertisapate inn for a fee . Beautiful rural setting surrounded by conservancy and state land. Hiking and horse back riding trails galore! Lots of wild life and bird watching opportunities. Several nice beaches within 2.5-15 miles. Mackinaw Island 40 minutes and a ferry ride away.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $30

Horse boarding available for additional charge. Stall or paddock available. Self care. Contact owner for pricing.
Check in time. 1:00 PM
Check out time 11:00 AM

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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