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Four Season Cottage - Snowmobile Trail Access - Ice Fishing

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Lake View Cottage With Hiking / Biking / Snowmobiling / ATV / Fishing Access

Bring your family, ATV's, Snowmobiles, fishing gear, photography equipment, take your bike or go for a hike in the woods from this beautiful cottage located in the heart of Hiawatha National Forest. Close to many of the U.P's biggest attractions, enjoy the tranquility this home has to offer. Curl up with a good book or roast marshmallows next to a bonfire and listen to the loons sing at night and enjoy the most peaceful time with your closest friends and family.

Bring your fishing gear and catch crappies , large mouth bass, blue gill, northern pike, and sunfish right from the dock!

Catch the snowmobile trail right from the home and gas up at Jack Pine just a few miles from the house!

A few of the best hidden gem restaurants of the U.P. are within 5-20 miles of this home. With trails close by you can either go hiking around in the woods, take a loop around Crooked Lake and enjoy the beautiful woodland scenery, or take your snowmobile or ATV around some of the areas best trails like the Haywire grade and Kentucky Trail.

More Details

Property Manager
Maria Strand
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 25, 2018


Manistique House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 bunk bed
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Basement Includes 2 Rollaway Beds - 2 twin/ single
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


Very Good! 4/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

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Four Season Cottage - Snowmobile Trail Access - Ice Fishing
average rating of 4.0 based on 11 reviews

Pictures Might Oversell It

  • 3 of 5

Great location, great view. But there wasn't as much room as I would've thought from the photos and ad. 5 men were too many for this cottage. The well water was a bit ripe, but you can get past that.

Overall The property and the location were excellent, the pictures really make the rooms seem larger than they are.

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Crooked Lake Cottage stay Jan 2018

  • 3 of 5

The cabin was large enough for four of us to stay. The original ad said it would sleep 6-8. The 5th thru 8 people would have to sleep in an unfinished basement on hideaway beds. The main draw back was the water smell. I believe a new well needs to be drilled or a good water filtration system needs to be installed. The view was great, right on the lake and very-very quiet. We were close enough to the snowmobile trails that we were looking for.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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peaceful and quiet. did not like the house water at all

  • 3 of 5

this could be a 5 star GEM with a little update. the water in the house is AWFUL very bad smell

we have stayed in many places with well water nothing smells like this water it stinks. we used bottled water for everything. the bed needs a new mattress very hard,we enjoyed the sunset we had bonfire going every other night my wife and i enjoyed the peaceful and quiet time we had. owner responds to any question within minutes we are not knocking the place down just telling the owner what it needs.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect escape

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful weekend and stay. It was sad to leave, neither of us wanted to go back! Hopefully next time we can stay longer.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for sharing, Elizabeth. Every time I am out there, even if for a few hours, I never want to leave either! Thanks for staying, I hope to hear from you again next year!
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Beautifully Peaceful

  • 4 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay! The lake was gorgeous, secluded, and not overpopulated. Exactly what we were looking for! The cabin was spacious and well stocked with supplies to get us started. It's located about halfway between Manistique and Munising, leaving about a 25 minute drive either way. Perfect! We were able to sit right next to the water and enjoy our campfire. It was such a beautiful and peaceful spot, I wanted to cry when we left. Next year we will stay longer! The only reason I didn't give this property a 5 star rating is because the beds were very firm, a little uncomfortable, and the lack of blinds or shears in the living room left us with a lack of privacy. If someone was sleeping on the futon out there, they'd wake up very early in the morning. We also wished we could have brought our dog as well but this particular property doesn't allow pets. Max the local neighborhood dog comes around a lot and gives free cuddles! He was so cute! We are already trying to plan another stay here next year! Thanks for a wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Misty! Thank you so much for sharing your stay. It sounds like you had a wonderful time. I love Max and Molly they always hang out and wait for belly rubs when I head out there! Your pooch is more than welcome next year! Thanks again for staying, and sharing your stay review! Hope to hear from you again next year!
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Too much for too little

  • 3 of 5

The rental was about twice as much as it should have been. They have a lawn mower, boat motor, and snowblower stored in the basement which gives the whole cabin a gasoline smell. There was a rank odor coming from under the sink unit so all of the silverware, utensils, and pots and pans had to be washed prior to use and left out on the counter tops. Unless you use paper dishware all of the time, there was not enough dishes. All of the furniture on the deck had to be cleaned to be used. The beds really need mattress covers to soften them up a bit also.

Overall, the location was excellent and the cabin was comfortable though.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Peter, Thank you so much for sharing. I am sorry your stay was found to be a bit unsatisfactory. I have taken your comments in consideration and we have purchased new kitchen eating ware, and linens as well as addressing your other experiences. We appreciate you staying and sharing so we could improve for our next guests.
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
K.I. Sawyer Int. Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Jack Pine
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Pictured Rocks Golf & Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Car: necessary

The perfect cottage for all seasons! Enjoy tranquility inside the coziest home away from home located inside the Hiawatha National Forest in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Crooked Lake Cottage includes two bedrooms, full kitchen and bath, a sandy beach perfect for swimming, bring your watercrafts and unload and dock on site. Close to restaurants and dining, and in perfect proximity for those looking to enjoy activities and attractions in the areas of Manistique, Munising, and Grand Marais. Visit the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and take a boat tour of your choosing in the Northwest area from the home. Just South of the home is Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring), Southeast you'll find St. Ignace and the Mackinaw Bridge, Northeast is Tahquamenon Falls State Park, Oswalds Bear Ranch, Grand Marais and Sault Ste Marie. Close to other campgrounds like Colwell Lake. Close to snowmobile and ATV trails. This four-season cabin is perfect for all activities!




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee $85
Tax Rate 6.0%

Manager'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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