Our A-Frame cottage is in a beautiful tranquil setting on 30 acres of meadows and woodland, with trails. You can watch deer, wild turkeys, birds (an eagle nests close by), or just sit and read and unwind. We are just two miles from Fairview, and not far from Mio, where you can purchase food and supplies, or eat out when you don't feel like cooking. We provide Dish TV, Wifi, wood burning fireplace (wood furnished), fire pit outdoors, Ramp to the front door if needed, swing, grill on large deck, dishwasher, microwave, and coffee pot.
- Chalet1040 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay2 - 7 nights
3 Bedroom A-Frame, 1 Bathroom, furnished kitchen, large deck overlooking lake.
Reuel & Sara Detweiler
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- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- Aug 15, 2018
About Reuel & Sara Detweiler
We built the AFrame in 1969 and have been renting to vacationers ever since that time. We now have the second generation bringing their families. Each year we do an upgrade and our guests love to come back to see what might be the newest project. Our 3 boys helped us clean and mow yards as they were growing up, and now have families of their own. Reuel's profession was building and finishing log homes, so he puts his skills to use at the AFrame. Sara worked at the Nursing Home for 20 years after being a stay at home Mom. Reuel grew up on the family farm where the cottage is located, and met Sara in Pennsylvania. We live in a log home on the 30 acres so are close by when you need us.
Reuel & Sara Detweiler purchased this Chalet in 1969
Why Reuel & Sara Detweiler chose Fairview
This is a beautiful place to enjoy all four seasons. In the spring, maple syrup is made from trees on the property, wild flowers, and mushrooms abound in the area. Spring is a good time to view deer, turkey, and migrating birds. Summer is family time for hiking, fishing, swimming, or basking in the Michigan sun. There is time for day trips to Mackinaw Island, or Light Houses along the shore. In the fall, the autumn colors are some of the best in the state. Winter snow and frozen lakes bring joy to skiers, snowmobilers, and ice fisherman. This is also time to enjoy a good book by the crackling fireplace.
What makes this Chalet unique
The A-Frame cottage is unique with its open stairway leading to the third bedroom in the open loft with upper deck off the bedroom. The WiFi was just added last year and allows you to bring your work with you if you choose. The dishwasher and wood burning fireplace are also new to the AFrame this year. The best thing that many enjoy, is the privacy and away- from- it- all feeling that you have when you stay here.
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Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 10:30 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
This was our 15th year taking a vacation at this place. After all these years it feels like we are leaving our home to go to our home away from home. We always enjoy the peace and quite, the fishing and near by swimming at Perry Lake. I love the privacy! There is always a breeze on those hot summer days! Great place to stay and just unwind and enjoy life! We will be back next year! Always a pleasure to look forward to!
Thanks, Vicki, for a great description of your week at the AFrame. Can’t believe it’s been 15 years already! So glad to have you back next year. Have a great summer!
Sara & Reuel
Beautiful, Quiet Getaway
My husband and I were looking for a place to relax and this place was perfect!
When we arrived, Danny (the caretaker) was outside and we were able to talk with him. He was very thoughtful and concerned about the previous renters and how they left the A-frame smelling like beer. But the chalet was very clean and the open windows cleared the beer smell right up. (I joked with my husband that we arrived a day late and missed the party!)
The A-frame was beautiful and well-maintained. It is on a small lake so I was able to feed the fish. We saw two deer the first morning, also chipmunks, squirrels and geese.
Our dogs loved it too. Our Maggie loved watching the fish and sniffing around outside. Our old boy, Rex, just enjoyed relaxing on the deck.
This place was the perfect getaway and everything that we were looking for!
We truly enjoyed our stay and are hoping to make a return trip soon!
You will never know how much your kind response means to me and for overlooking the problem with previous guests. So happy your week went well and we look forward to your return soon. I am sorry We didn’t get to meet you!
We were by accident put into the wrong chalet the first day, meaning that we could never sleep late as we had to be ready at 8 in the morning to relocate to the original booked one. The second one was much better. No dust and spider webs. This was and is a great setting. Beautiful wooden interior. Nicely cleaned and organized. Again there were not dust in the second one, especially if you have a dust allergy. The view is magnificent. Great fireplace. There was a boat available, but unfortunately the lake was frozen and I measured it, it was frozen to almost 1 foot. Great for fishing. Great understanding owners and landlord. No worries and quarrels. Around there is some of the best organic shops and bakery ever. You are so close to everything, but still so secluded from all. We will recommend this to anyone, because it is just a great location. Great for pets and children as well. My children's feedback is beautiful, great location, good bedding (my daughter), great for fishing or ice fishing. Recommendation, always enquire whether the lake is frozen or not before going. Great owners. Would love to come again for more than one week soon. Thank you very much it was delightful.
This was the perfect get away spot! We had everything we needed and enjoyed ourselves.
We had a wonderful winter visit
We did winter hiking in Huron State Park, cross country skiing at Forbush Corners and enjoyed the peace at the cabin. We are booked to return in August we liked it so much.
Cathy, your review is so appreciated. Your comments help our upcoming guests so much! We are glad you found excellent hiking and cross country skiing, and most of all, that you will visit us in August again.
Reuel and Sara Detweiler
Far exceeded expectations
The cabin is so charming and cozy and cute inside and out. The property is very private and well kept. Plenty of room for our dogs to roam. Ice fishing was great. The cabin was updated and clean. Communication with the owners was so easy and hassle free. Everything was perfect for our little get away. Already checking the calendars to pick a weekend to return.
Thank you, Hanna, for your great review. It sounds like you had a great time enjoying all that our property has to offer, and even the pets had a great time! Hope to see you again very soon! Reuel and Sara
Nearby the cottage are 2 golf courses, a Pioneer Museum, The Michigan Magazine Museum, The AuSable Valley Railroad, horseback riding, canoeing on the AuSable River, groomed snowmobile trails, cross country skiing, several Amish country stores, elk viewing, and more, only a short drive away. Also, Fairview has fresh rolls and doughnuts baked daily, and both Fairview and Mio, have some of the best pizza you can buy!