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Wilderness Setting Near Beautiful Lake Michigan

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Chalet, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6-7)

Enjoy the perfect 'Up North' getaway amidst 80 acres of woods and wild flower fields just one mile outside of charming Cross Village. Relax on the back deck watching finches, nuthatches, phoebes and dozens of other species of birds perch in the surrounding trees. The cabin has modern kitchen and bath, a queen size bed and loft with 2 double beds. as well as a gas grill on the back deck. This is the perfect spot to spend your vacation in total privacy. We provide firewood and kindling for the wood stove and fire pit free of charge.

Cross Village has a pristine beach on crystal clear Lake Michigan, excellent for swimming, snorkeling and finding Petoskey stones. There's even a small boat ramp. Or enjoy the miles of undeveloped, uncrowded beaches in Wilderness State Park, just 20 minutes away. The park also has miles of trails for hiking and bicycling.

The famous Leggs Inn Restaurant in Cross Village serves lunch and dinners with live music on the weekends.

When you need more activity, shopping and excitement, Harbor Springs and Mackinaw City are each less than 30 minutes away. Hop on the ferry to world-famous Mackinac Island and experience a world without cars or cares.

Your vacation at our cabin will be cozy, quiet and very private. Here there is time for reading, writing and observing wild life.

Contact us is by phone or e-mail.

Keywords: Chalet Cabin

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 21, 2017

About The Owner

Our family cottage built in 1969 on 80 acres of beautiful wilderness. My father and mother were immigrants from England and Poland. We lived in Northville, MI and spent our summers in Cross Village. My father worked at FMC and came up every weekend. I fell in love with this area and in 1994 finally moved up here from Chicago to live year round. My husband and I were married at the little stone church in Cross Village!

The Owner purchased this chalet in 1969

Why The Owner chose Northwest

Great place to bring your dog since we are situated on lovely 80 acres of meadow and forest, map of the property is provided, very quiet and private. We are only one mile from Lake Michigan, as kids we used to walk to the Village and down to the beach from the chalet.

Our new all tile bathroom and new tile shower is complete for 2017.

We provide lots of cotton towels and cotton bed sheets, also firewood and kindling free of charge.

charge.

What makes this chalet unique

The Cross Village Chalet is one of the only cottages in the area with Wi Fi.

This year (2016) we are remodeling the bath, with an all new tiled bathroom and tile shower. Will soon be adding an Eco bunkhouse with outdoor shower!

Amenities

Harbor Springs Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(32 traveler reviews)

Wilderness Setting Near Beautiful Lake Michigan
average rating of 4.90625 based on 32 reviews
Milan, mi
5

peace and quiet

  • 5 of 5

We come every year to "unplug" from the world. It is just perfect for me and my husband. Our dog actually loves it as much as we do. It is his one week of freedom! We take lots of walks and enjoy nature. The location is ideal as it is close to the tunnel of trees, the beach and you can easily to go Mackinaw Island or Harbor Springs for day-trips. Pond Mill Farms is worth the trip as well! The wi-fi was recently added so I am not as unplugged as I used to be, but that is up to me! The convenience of wi-fi is nice. The accommodations are very comfortable. There is no a/c, but not needed, the chalet stays pretty cool. We can't wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Secluded, cozy, well maintained cottage with all the rustic features you would want!

  • 5 of 5

This was a fantastic find for my wife and I, our two boys and our dog. The wood burning stove gave the house a nice smell and kept it plenty warm. The fire pit was excellent. Both are stocked with plenty of wood (just bring some paper to get the fires started!).

The location is very secluded - we only heard one car pass the entire evening we sat by the fire. Cross Village is a SMALL town - two restaurants and a general store/gas station only - but both restaurants were amazing! The beach is only a 2-3 minute drive from the cottage, and there is a breathtaking view of the sunset from there.

There is no cell signal (at least for Verizon) at the cottage or even in Cross Village... but the cabin has wifi so we were able to keep in touch with people and look up what we wanted to do in the area. Mackinaw is only 30 minutes away.

Would definitely recommend this location!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Forest retreat is A-mazing

  • 5 of 5

Delightful A-frame with nice decor; a great outside area among the trees, with no neighbors in sight. Had everything we needed and more.

The owner sends a map before your visit, which is a nice touch, but we still had a little trouble finding it because our GPS was telling us we'd already passed it...it's off a driveway off a seasonal road (so if you go during any snowy period, you probably want to check with the owner/make sure your car is up to it).

It'd be great for two adults and two kids; the loft bedroom is awesome, and we were slightly envious that our three-year-old had it all to herself!

The bathroom has been updated from what's shown in the photos, and it's nice. Only thing is the shower (with wonderful water pressure) has no door or curtain and we couldn't help splashing water outside on the floor. Not terrible, just a little awkward. They give you plenty of nice towels, though!

We really liked this place and would stay here again.

Cross Village is equidistant to Harbor Springs and Mackinaw City (30 min). We drove into Harbor Springs/Petoskey every day for stuff to do. Cross Village is a super small town, and you won't be in the middle of any touristy bustle. One of the closest grocery stores we found is in Harbor Springs. There is a gas station, an art gallery, and one main restaurant (Legs Inn).

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great location and clean

  • 5 of 5

The location was great! A lot of privacy, could not see any neighbors. It was a good central point to Mackinac Island, Tunnel of Trees, and a public beach.

The cabin was clean and had a lot of character. It was nice to have firewood available. We will stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Livonia, MI
5

The cottage was perfect for us!

  • 5 of 5

Great use of space, the cottage had everything we needed for our stay! Plenty of room for three adults and three children. Plus dog! Furnishings were really nice, comfortable couch, beds, nice kitchen table! Sheets and towels were nice, nothing old or scratchy here! We went to Mackinac Island, Legs In, Petoskey State Park, and over the Mackinac Bridge to the Cut River Bridge. Had some campfires, and made use of the wood burning stove! Very clean cottage. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Super cute & functional

  • 5 of 5

Cute & fun house with all the amenities (no washer/dryer). Comfy beds & good pillows, lots of nice & well thought out details. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Pellston
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Legs Inn, Cross Village, Moose Jaw, Larks Lake,
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Mackinaw City and Charlevoix
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
True North
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
US 131 and I75
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Legs Inn, Cross Village
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Cross Village North and South Beach
Car: necessary

Cross Village is one of the oldest settlements in Michigan. Still captures the essence of Ojibwya and Old Mission histories. Three Pines Art Gallery features local indigenous art in Cross Village. Legs Inn is also an Historical marker. A very pristine environment, Clear Water,Sandy Beaches, Clean Skies and Green Forests. An International Dark Sky Facilities is located in Wilderness State Park just 7 miles north of Cross Village.

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Rates & Availability

Harbor Springs Chalet Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
spring/summer/fall
May 1 2017 - Nov 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
$179
$984
$3,600
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$179
$984
$3,600
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $70
Pet Fee $70

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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