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Pet friendly, Book now for deer hunting and Christmas/New years week

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Detached Unit, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

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

More Details

Sharon Black
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 25, 2018

About Sharon Black

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.

Sharon Black purchased this cabin in 1995

Why Sharon Black chose Thompsonville

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.

What makes this cabin unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for all the detail and care you put into this cabin. Our hopes were to escape to somewhere quiet and peaceful and this was perfect. We explored the wilderness all around us & Chelsey enjoyed her fun in the now & thankfully didn't get attacked by any bears. Traverse City was delightful. We're hoping to return within the next year. Thank you so much for a great weekend.
Jan 2008
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Thompsonville Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • One bathroom with tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Double Bed in Bedroom #1 Day bed converts for two Bedroom #2 Detached sleeping accommodations for 2
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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
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


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Pet friendly, Book now for deer hunting and Christmas/New years week
average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews
Lansing, Michigan

Special Getaway

  • 5 of 5

I found this very special place several years ago when my sister and I just needed to get out of our busy lives. This wonderful home that Sharon so graciously hosts has been such a retreat for us. The beautiful landscaped grounds lead you to a cute and welcoming home, that feels like "your" home. The screened in porch is a great place for morning coffee or a game of checkers, and best of all the oh so relaxing sound of the Betsie River. Lots of stuff in the area, Sleeping Bear Dunes, Kayaking, bike trails, beautiful Lake Michigan, the list goes on and on. We love this place and can't wait for next year, which will make it 8 years in a row. Thank you, Sharon, for sharing this gem with us!

Lisa & Kelly (sisters)

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Such a wonderful place, my husband and I had a truly wonderful time. Loved listening to the creek beside the house flowing into the river. Very quiet. Sharon is a wonderful host, seeing to all the little things to make you stay so special. I just loved the house, we watched BB - March Madness and just relaxed. Loved reading by the window, the screen porch was a little chilly to spend too much time in it but it was wonderful to walk out there and hear the stream running. That was very calming and tranquil. Thanks for a wonderful time and for letting us share your home.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2010
  • Stayed: March 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Thompsonville Airport Thompsonville, MI 49683
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
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Nearest Golf
2 Miles
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Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Ski
2 Miles
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Nearest Beach
15 Miles
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Car: necessary

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Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $35

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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