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Log Home in the Forest

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights

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Minimum Stay
30 nights


Germfask House Rental Photos and Description

Log home on the Manistique River.

Beautiful and rustic log home nestled in the forest on the Manistique River. Three bedrooms, 2 full baths, whirlpool garden tub in master bath, gas fireplace in great room, full kitchen, laundry facilities. Outside features include fire pit, covered porch overlooking the Manistique River, and grassy riverbank spot for fishing or river watching. There are over 24 wooded acres to roam during your stay.

The nearby town of Germfask has two canoe liveries/camp grounds located on the Manistique River where you can rent canoes, kayaks, and tubes and receive guidance in planning UP river trips on the Manistique, Fox, and other UP rivers (and lakes).

The Seney Wild Life Refuge visitor center is a short drive to the north. The refuge offers numerous activities including hiking paths, fishing spots, and a 7 mile nature drive. Nature-related activities are scheduled throughout the year.

Also nearby is the lake resort town of Curtis which features watersports, antique shopping, and restaurants.

Regional attractions are a short day-trip away. The Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore on Lake Superior and the towns of Munising and Grand Marias are less than an hour drive to the north. Attractions near the town of Newberry can also be reached in about an hour. Tahquamenon Falls and Whitefish Bay are also popular destinations that can be visited on day trips. Less than an hour to the South is the north coast of Lake Michigan including beaches, the town of Manistique, and the Fayette (ghost town) Historic State Park.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 14, 2016

About The Owner

This home was built in 1996 and we are the second generation owners. It has been used as a summer home since 2011.

The Owner purchased this house in 1996


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Log Home in the Forest
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 9 reviews

We really liked the nature of the upper peninsula, but...

  • 3 of 5

When we arrived at the cabin, we found out that one shower head at the master bathroom leaks too much so can not be used. And another shower head at the second bathroom was not fixed on the wall properly, so whenever we touched it, it fell. Also the gas grill in the garage didn't work due to the lack of gas. Regarding these issues we tried to contact her and left voice mail two times, but she never called back or sent someone to fix these problems until we left the cabin.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful cabin in the woods

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our stay for 3 nights and wish we could have stayed longer.

The cabin and property are beautiful. Very roomy, well kept and comfortable.

Had everything we needed and enjoyed the privacy and bonfires. Was a little surprised to hear some traffic sounds in the distance from the highway but it was not a problem and it quieted down nicely at night.

Plenty of places to go and things to see during the day that are nearby or relatively close.

Local tavern called The Jolly Inn was a great place to stop in for a few beers after day trips and before heading back to the cabin. Did't eat there, but the food looked good and sure smelled good.

Most definitely would stay again and highly recommend it to others.

Thanks for the great getaway!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect getaway from it all

  • 4 of 5

This cabin was just perfect for my family and friends we were a total of 9 people and had plenty of space left. Fishing was minutes away definitely will visit this cabin again...

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Thanks for the great experience!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I, along with two other young married couples, rented this site over Fourth of July weekend looking for a central spot to explore the Upper Peninsula. Needless to say, it was great! The cabin was fully equipped with anything you could possibly need on a weekend getaway. Being quite picky, I was well impressed with the tidiness and cleanliness of the cabin. Everything was functioning and in good order. We especially enjoyed the open concept floor plan of the cabin. The upstairs has two bedrooms and a cute den sitting area especially stacked with board games.

Some of our favorite highlights were kayaking the river, seeing the Curtis fireworks nearby (awesome!), and hiking the Pictured Rocks area. James and Ellece were wonderful to work with. They were super amiable and sensitive to any needs or requests we had concerning the cabin.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful place!

  • 5 of 5

It's just perfect for a peaceful, relaxing getaway, and centrally located for UP attractions like Pictured Rocks, Mackinac Island, etc. The owners, James and Ellece, and the local contact Rachel, are all very friendly and well-organized.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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home away from home cabin

  • 5 of 5

Me and my family had such a great time here. It was a last minute trip we planned and the owners were extremely helpful in getting us situated at the last minute. The home/cottage was beautiful and clean. We especially enjoyed having coffee in the morning on the beautiful back deck. It sits on some gorgeous land with a river just feet away. The property is centrally located for all the best attractions the upper peninsula has to offer. We will be back for sure.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Germfask House Rental Rates

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30 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
cleaning fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

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.
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Germfask House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • water tubing

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