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Knotty Pine Retreat On 200 Acre All Sports Jewell Lake W/ Row Boat & Paddle Boat

Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 0 - 10 nights


About the property

Lake Front Cottage On Jewell Lake, 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Sleeps 7

Located in Barton City Mi on tranquil ~200 acre Jewell Lake, (sandy bottom/great play area!) in the heart of the Huron National Forest. +/- 900 ft2 knotty pine cabin on very quite dead end road, sleeps 7, 2 bedrooms with 1 Queen Bed, 1 Full/Bunk, and sleeper sofa, all Linens provided. 1 full bath with towels. Kitchen stocked with staples (coffee, flour, sugar, salt, pepper, spices), new pots/pans, microwave, stove, fridge, dishwasher, coffee pot, toaster, blender. Large knotty pine living room with great view of the lake, Flat Screen TV (ABC/CBS/FOX), Blu-ray, and 2 fire places (1 with gas log for spring/fall use). Large attached Deck with Weber Charcoal grill (charcoal provided), picnic table, Adirondack chairs and great view of the lake (great place to view the 4th of July fireworks) or lakeside benches to enjoy the fire pit (1 night of fire pit wood provided, more available). Dock with 12ft aluminum boat with oars, paddle boat and 4 adult PFD's. Cabin newly added as a rental, all new dishes/pots/lines/towels/beds.

Typical rental week is Saturday to Saturday (check in 4pm, check out 10am)

Contact info: 248 921 4397


Water sports (skiing, boating, swimming)

Mushroom hunting

Hunting - Partridge, Bear, Deer, Turkey, Duck

Fishing (great pan fish, Walleye, Northern Pike, Bass)

Trout Fishing (Reid Lake 3miles, DNR stocked)

Fantastic Fall Colors

Biggest Little Fourth in the North, within walking distance

4th of July Fireworks over the lake

Harrisville Labor Day Art Fair (15mins)

Harrisville Wine and Food Festival (3rd wk end in July)

Saturday Farmers Market in Lincoln (10mins)

Lincoln Lions Car show (August)

Lake Huron (15mins)

Canoe/Tube/Fly Fish the AuSable River (20mins)

ORV/Snowmobile Trail Head (2miles)

Golfing within 10 - 30 mins (White Pine National, Loggers Trace, Eagle Ridge, Rivers Edge)

Hiking (Reid Lake/Hoist Lake 3miles away)

More Details

Ken Kosal
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

About Ken Kosal

Hi, I am Ken, and with my wife Michelle, we are offering this cabin for rent. We live in South Lyon and are 'up north' most weekends (we have a cabin across the lake from this rental). We have 2 college age boys and 2 English Setters.

Ken Kosal purchased this cabin in 2013

Why Ken Kosal chose Barton City

Michelle and I purchased this cabin in the fall of 2013 to 'keep it in the family'. We built a cabin on the other side of the lake in 2000, however from the time I was a baby I was coming up to this 'side of the lake'. This cabin is next to other family members and was very important to us to keep it in the family. I have 2 boys that will eventually end up with this place. In the interim we have chosen to rent this so others can enjoy the area/cabin/lake as I have for 50yrs.

What makes this cabin unique

This is a very family friendly location. Lots of room to enjoy the outdoors with the large lot, fire pit, deck, lakeside bench. There is a hiking trail around the lake, accessible from the end of the road, as well as Reid Lake nature area 3miles away. The 'ball diamond' is located in the park 1 block away with 'old fashion' playground equipment, a basketball court, horseshoe pits and is the 'center' of the Biggest 4th in the North.


Barton City Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Note the cancellation policy is 100% of your deposit will be refunded if cancelled 30 prior to check-in, no (0%) refund if cancelled after 30days
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 bunk bed , Bunk bed sleeps 3 (full/twin), new linens in 2016
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , New mattress 2014 and linens in 2016
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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Knotty Pine Retreat On 200 Acre All Sports Jewell Lake W/ Row Boat & Paddle Boat
average rating of 4.735849 based on 53 reviews

Knotty Pine Retreat 4-06-18

  • 4 of 5

Nice looking clean place. A lot to do around the area, hiking and fishing. Great view of the sunset over Jewel Lake.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Paul, glad you were able to enjoy your time at the Knotty Pine despite the 10+ inches of snow. Reid Lake will be waiting for your next visit, great trout in that lake! Regards Ken & Michelle
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Feels like home

  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd stay here. We plan to stay at the retreat every 6 months, if we can swing it.

Thank you Ken and Michelle

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kristen, We were happy to host you again, glad you enjoyed your time. As with our other repeat guest we look forward to hosting you again, allowing for that much needed relaxation!!! See you soon. Ken & Michelle
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Highly Recommend

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed my stay! Rent this cabin every year & as usual it was clean & furnished everything I needed! Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gerald, Glad you guys enjoyed another yearly trip. We are glad we can meet your expectations year after year. Again, thanks for booking with us. Regards Ken & Michelle
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  • 4 of 5

Debbie, Tiffy the yorkie & I had a excellent time @ the Knotty Pine Retreat! The cabin was clean & had everything needed (except more than 3 channels on the TV)! The sunsets were amazing along with the very beautiful Jewell Lake & we even played a game of Cherryopoly one night which was a lot of fun. The small town of Barton City was very friendly & the B.C General store had anything else we'd forgotten to bring along! We plan on making a return visit hopefully during the summer months. Thank-you so much Ken & Michelle for sharing your awesome cabin with us. I would recommend this cabin for a party of 2 or 4 & its a great place to relax & take in the beauty of northern Michigan!!! Tony, Debbie & Tiffy

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tony/Debbie/Tiffy; Glad to hear you enjoyed the Knotty Pine Retreat, yes the fall sunsets are spectacular! I hope you enjoyed the gas log fire in the fireplace on Saturday, it was a perfect night for a fire. Hope to host you in the future. Regards Ken & Michelle
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Absolutely wonderful !!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the Knotty Pine Retreat was everthing we had hoped for. My husband and I needed a quiet get away and that’s exactly what we got. The cabin was very clean and stocked with way more than we had expected. The view of the lake is amazing! We spent lazy days just enjoying the peace and quiet. We will definitely go back again. We highly recommend this place.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Barbara, We are glad the Knotty Pine exceeded your expectations! As you state the views from the deck are spectacular, especially the fall sunsets. We look forward to hosting you in the future. Regards Ken & Michelle
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great place,I am a repeat customer

  • 5 of 5

It has every thing you need for your stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Fred, It was great seeing you guys again, glad you enjoyed another stay. We look forward to hosting you again. Regards Ken & Michelle
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30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
BC Bar
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
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Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Backwoods Bistro
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

For 3 nights or less a $25.00 cleaning fee will be added

Weekly rates are from Saturday to Saturday

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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