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Last updated: 09/21/2016
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Come and enjoy this peaceful retreat on the beautiful Betsie River. This enchanting cottage in an idyllic wooded setting with an artesian fed stream flowing into the Betsie River... offers you every comfort of home while you are building memories with your family that will last for years to come. The only thing you will find lacking is time to take it all in. Two bdrms, one bath, gas grill, campfire area, extra sleeping accommodations. Direct frontage on the Betsie River. Dogs welcome. Just 2 miles to Crystal Mountain.

This cozy cottage on the Betsie River is just three miles from Crystal Mountain offers an excellent family vacation retreat or romantic get-away. Fish for the plentiful Steel head, Brown, or Rainbow Trout. Hunt for the abundant gourmet morel mushrooms, or simply enjoy the sight, sounds and smells of Northern Michigan emerging into spring. Summer sunshine and water invite swimming, water-sports, or just sunbathing. Take a canoe, kayak, or tubing trip through miles of peaceful wilderness. Walk to the top of the sand dunes at the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park, just a short drive from your door.

Fall is the season to fish for the great Coho or King Salmon. Thousands are taken each year from the Betsie River and Betsie Bay. Hunting is popular for deer, small game, turkey, and waterfowl. Best of all, Indian Summer offers an array of gorgeous colors, so bring your camera for some breathtaking pictures. Winter, cross country ski from your front door through acres of beautiful Michigan wilderness. Downhill ski at Crystal Mountain only a few minutes away.

Keywords: River cabin, single family home

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Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 1100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome:

    The best place to start building family memories....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    DOGGIE RULES (Mom & Dad…I haven’t learned to read yet so please make sure I follow the rules and keep us both out of trouble) 1. Don’t leave me outside unattended (I may decide to dig up those pretty flowers, water them or make a bed). 2. I’m not allowed on the furniture (unless I’m a lap dog…too bad for you big boys) and I cannot sleep with you in your bed no matter how much you want me to. 3. Do not put me on a tether outside (I don’t like it and I will dig and bark to remind you). 4. Don’t forget to scoop the poop and dispose of properly. 5. If I can’t go with you when you leave the cabin put me in my kennel or I may retaliate and do something bad…………… ...moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • 100'+ of Direct private frontage on the Betsie River, Footpath for hiking or x-county skiing, Large living area provides plenty of seating w/TV, Large Fully Equipped Kitchen, (even includes spices) with entrance to Screened Porch overlooking the Scenic Betsie River, Fire-pit Area, Pets considered, Additional sleeping quarters for 2 available $35, per night...moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Water View:

    Sit on the peaceful screen porch and enjoy the sight and sound of the river....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Private direct frontage on the Betsie River....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Gas Fireplace:

    In studio overflow sleeping accommodations...moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    Bed linens are provided, bring your own wash cloths and towels....moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Plenty of parking room...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Fully equip...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    Full kitchen with all the amenities of home and more....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Screened porch overlooking the Betsie River. Sit and listen to the waterfall....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$775 $2,440
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $35
  • Taxes Not included


Rates are based on 2 occupants. Additional guests are $60 per guest per week.

$150. deposit to hold reservation balance due upon arrival. No credit cards. Rates are based on 2 guests. Additional guests $60 per week per person.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 09/21/2016
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3 Miles
Nearest Airport
Thompsonville Airport Thompsonville, MI 49683
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Geno's Sports Bar Thompsonville, MI
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Crystal Mountain Golf and Ski Resort and Spa
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Ski
Crystal Mountiain Golf and Ski Resort and Spa
15 Miles
Nearest Beach
Arcadia, Lake Michigan

Car: Necessary

Casinos, Restaurants, Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore, Never enough time to visit Everything Benzie County has to offer!


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1995

About the owner: I have the best of both worlds living and working in this beautiful part of the state. I am a local realtor with Coldwell Banker as well as the proud owner of Betise River Retreat that I have owned and operated for the past 21 years. I find my joy in sharing this 'little bit of heaven' with my guests. I am proud of my involvement in the local chamber of commerce and enjoy the civic awareness which results from my association in Zonta International. Needless to say my church affiliation provides the basis & support of my personal & professional life.

Why the Owner Chose Thompsonville, MI, USA:
Close to Crystal Mountain Resort & Spa, Sleeping Bear Dunes, Lake Michigan, Crystal Lake, Little River Casino and multiple golf courses direct frontage on the beautiful Betsie River.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
Tranquil setting overlooking the Betsie River. Enjoy nature at it's finest whether floating down the river, sitting on the screened porch and relaxing or sitting around the campfire with family.

Contact us

Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Landscaped flower gardens

    Landscaped flower gardens

  • Screened porch overlooking the Betsie River

    Screened porch overlooking the Betsie River

  • large kitchen

    large kitchen

  • bedroom with double bed

    bedroom with double bed

  • View from house across garden toward additional sleeping accommodations

    View from house across garden toward additional sleeping accommodations

  • Path to front door

    Path to front door

  • New leather recliners

    New leather recliners

  • 2nd bedroom with pull out daybed

    2nd bedroom with pull out daybed

  • Coho


VRBO #59856

This listing was first published here in 2005.

Date last modified - Tuesday, October 18, 2016

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