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Cabin on Trout Lake, Michigan

Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

We have a relaxing lakefront cabin located in the Hiawatha National Forest, on sandy Trout Lake. Within an hours drive away are St. Ignace, Mackinaw City, Mackinaw Island, Tahquamenon Falls, the Soo Locks, Whitefish Point Lighthouse and the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, and access to 3 of the Great Lakes - Michigan, Huron, and Superior. Within a 2 to 3 hour drive are Seney National Wildlife Refuge and Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Canoeing is available on the Carp River, a National Canoe River, which is connected to Trout Lake itself. Also close-by is part of the North Country Trail for hiking.

The cabin is a place that is ideal for swimming, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, golfing (many courses in the area), and hiking. If casinos are more your scene, there are 3 casinos located about an hours drive away in St. Ignace, Sault St. Marie, and Brimley. Or, if you prefer, stay inside near the 2 sliding windows overlooking the beach and build a fire in the fireplace. We also have a fire pit located on the water front.

This smoke-free cabin contains 3 bedrooms for 11 people (3 queens, 5 twins), and 2 full baths. You provide your own food and meals, but you have access to a kitchen fully supplied with utensils and cookware. There is also a coffeemaker, blender, toaster, crockpot, microwave, and outdoor grills.

There is a washer and dryer, DVD player, canoe, and kayak (bring you own paddles). We also have beach chairs available to use on the front and back porches to gaze at the stars or take in the sun and enjoy the boaters on the lake.

We have a list of restaurants and places to visit at the cabin, including many maps.

More Details

Nanci Murdock.
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 11, 2018

About Nanci Murdock.

Our dad and mom built this cabin so we could have a place to enjoy. We inherited it, (my 4 brothers and sister), when they passed away. We have gone all over the U.P. and Canada and seen many sites. It has brought many hours and years of happy memories.

We have decided it is a good time to encourage others who may like to explore the upper peninsula and see what it has to offer. It is a great place to lay back or use as a home base!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We are going up to the cabin this week-end (July 30th) and will be fixing the stairs. We currently have a tape across one of two stairs leading from the front porch to the lake. We decided to take care of this problem when we were up there over July 4th. It is the first time we have been able to get back back up there due to rentals.
Jul 2016
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Rudyard Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • bathroom 1 combination bathroom 2 shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 3 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
  • 2 up, 1 down
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible


Very Good! 4.1/5 -
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Cabin on Trout Lake, Michigan
average rating of 4.090909 based on 13 reviews
Livonia, Michigan

Good location

  • 4 of 5

Functional cabin centrally located for day trips. Nice lakeside sunsets.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments!
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2017 July Visit

  • 4 of 5

Overall, we were satisfied with the cleanliness of the cottage. The rooms were an excellent size for our family and the beach area was clean and easy for all of our kids to enjoy (ages 2 yrs-16 yrs). The location allowed for easy upper peninsula day trips to the Falls, Mackinac Island, Oswald Bear Ranch, and Lake Superior. The sunsets were beautiful and the lake was calm and quiet when we stayed. The washer/dryer was ideal for our family of 9 staying and there was plenty of space for all of us to stretch out and relax. A great breeze off the lake kept it cool inside without the need for air conditioning in July. Based on the amenities listed, we had expected to find a high chair (which we could not find), toys for our younger children and a wider selection of games/videos for children (many games were missing pieces). It would be helpful to have clearly marked spaces where renters can put their own items such as food in the pantry/refrigerator and clothes (many closets, panty, fridge shelves, etc were filled with personal items). However, this would not deter us from staying again. We really enjoyed our visit! Thank you for helping us have a great U.P. experience.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beverly Hills

Family Time at Trout Lake

  • 5 of 5

What a great week we had...filled with swimming, kayaking, hiking and bike riding in the U.P. The cabin was spacious, clean and inviting...very "homey" for our rambunctious crew. Our weather for the week was a mix of warm sunshine and a few rainy days...and the amenities were more than accommodating right down to the puzzles and board games. The sunsets were breathtaking off the long dock and we truly enjoyed the beach during the day and campfires at night. It is evident that this hidden treasure is genuinely appreciated by the owners and we are grateful they opened their family summer home to friends and guests.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your positive comments!
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This was a great location. Cabin was very clean and well maintained

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at the cabin and were very happy with the accommodations. Everything you need is there. We take a family trip every year

with our children and grandchildren and it was great to be able to all be in one cabin. There were 11 of us this year and we all had a bed to sleep

in. The grand kids enjoyed swimming and fishing. It is centrally located to the Soo and the Falls. When we returned home we posted pictures on facebook and had several people want information on the cabin and how to book it. We would definitely stay again.

Brenda Coxon

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Brenda! You never know what people will think and say. We really appreciate your kindness!! Nanci Murdock Trout Lake Trust
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Time at Trout Lake

  • 4 of 5

Our time at Trout Lake was very nice. The setting and lake are beautiful and very relaxing and the home, although older, met our needs just fine. Nanci was excellent at answering our questions and providing us with information. My only suggestion would be to complete the repairs quickly on the porch facing the lake. Yes, we would return to this rental.

Bob & Deb

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice Peaceful Week

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I wanted a relaxing quiet week with our 2 little dogs, that's exactly what we had. The house was very comfortable with everything you could possibly need. We enjoyed the lake , the firepit and all the peace and quiet. There are many things to do and see not far from the property but we chose to get some rest. This is really a great rental, so Thank you for the use of your home and we hope to come back again .

Linda S from New Boston, Mi

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Canoe and Kayak Access $25
Pet Fee $50
Cleaning Fee $75
Property Damage Protection $99

Deposit is retained if reservation is cancelled less than 10 days prior to reservation. Rates may change prior to confirmation. Add $200,00 for Memorial Day and Labor Day weeks and the week of July 4th. Three night minimum does not apply to those days.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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