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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:
90%
Calendar last updated:
November 15, 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 Harbor Springs

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!

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.

Amenities

Harbor Springs Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • 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
  • 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
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
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 -
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average rating of 4.902439 based on 41 reviews
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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: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Delightful

  • 5 of 5

Thoughtfully and artfully appointed space in a small, vibrant community. Sylvia was there when we needed help, and otherwise the property is very quiet and private. We were lucky enough to see a couple of deer roam through the woods. Just perfect.

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

Cute A frame house - Very Clean and organized

  • 5 of 5

When we first drove there we were kind of skeptical once we hit the gravel road. No other homes nearby. Glad we didn't arrive after dark since we missed a turn to the house and went toward the neighbor's house :) Sylvia sent a note several weeks before our departure which helped us find the place!!!! Just follow her direction when you hit Cemetery Rd.

When we saw the house we fell in love right away! There's a sauna in front of where we park our car (we didn't use it though). We ate dinner around bonfire and it was a great time!

Inside, we found a very clean and organized place. The top floor doesn't seem claustrophobic (I am claustrophobic) and the beds upstairs are double bed. It's basically a cute cabin! Sylvia put a lot of her own style which we love! Love the cute bathroom too with the rocks as the shower floor. The deck behind the house is also awesome to just sit and chat.

We took our dogs there and there is a black dog who lives nearby who is very friendly. Our golden retriever had some fun time chasing squirrel and deer.

Fun memorable time.

Read the guest book to get ideas of where to go!

Thank you Sylvia to help us create a memorable experience there! We'll stay here again if we go there!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect quiet getaway

  • 5 of 5

First, everything was extremely clean and varment free (my husband has a little phobia). The pictures don't due it justice!! Pretty decorating and well stocked. We never lacked for anything. New bath is stunning. And we went during a heat way, no problem. There are two ceilings fans and two table fans. We were always comfortable. Even sun shades on west window.

Only tiny issue is no telephone although it was listed as an amenity. Probably used to have one before internet, which is waaaaay more important. But, if it is important, you should note this. My husband has health and mobility issues with age and was anxious about the lack of telephone in case of emergency.

Loved this, as did our dog!

You will not be disappointed

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Gail for such a great review, I went right to my "edit" @ the website and deleted the "telephone" in amenity. That was very thoughtful and a helpful comment for information about the Chalet. So glad you both felt so comfortable! Sincerely, Sylvia Jania, property owner
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5

Absolutely loved it. Will be coming back again!

  • 5 of 5

Such a charming little cabin in the middle of a small town, nestled back in the woods. So relaxing. The cabin felt very homey, with lovely decorations. We loved everything about it. We highly recommend staying here. The owner is wonderful. Can't wait to come back for another getaway trip!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Incredibly Beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay here was beyond pleasant. The children loved it. It was unlike any experience they've ever had and we felt very much at home. I have to admit we were a little sad to go!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.