About this rental
Rooms and beds
Bedrooms: 1(People: 6)
Toilet · Bath with shower
- 100% refund of amount paid if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.
- 50% refund of amount paid (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 14 days before check-in.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Check in after 16:00
Check out before 11:00
Maximum overnight guests: 6
Minimum age to rent: 21
Cleaned with disinfectant
Check in and check out with no person-to-person contact
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About Dusty Myers
Don and Shirley previously owned the Copemish Hardware Store and raised their family, including son and co-owner Dusty, in the home on the adjacent property, Hilltop House. Dusty's wife Mary has more recently joined the family business. We take great pride of ownership in maintaining this cottage and sharing this beautiful area with our guests.
Why Dusty Myers chose Copemish
The Myers family has owned the nearby property atop "Pickle Hill," named for a pickle processing facility once located at the base of its western slope, since the mid 70s. In the 80s, we purchased the meadow across the road and what became our family home, Hilltop House. It only made sense for us to buy George's Hilltop Retreat, when our neighbors George and Zelda Zendra decided to sell in 2005. Up to that point, the property had been in George's family for quite some time. His extended family used to gather here to play cards, gather around the bonfire, and enjoy one another’s company – much like we do today! It is our understanding that Zelda grew up in the farmhouse across the meadow, now called Hilltop House, and that her parents, the Gibbs, lived in the farmhouse in the 1940s and 50s, until the time they died. It was in the late 60s that George and Zelda inherited the home. They lived in Muskegon and enjoyed the property as their “up north” retreat, a base for activities like skiing, hiking, canoeing, and fishing. George, Zelda, and her parents moved two 1930s buildings from a Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) logging camp located in Brethren, about twenty minutes south in the Manistee National Forest. One was the storage shed now connected to the sauna building. The other was moved to the farmhouse across the meadow where Zelda’s parents lived, and it housed a sauna for a time. A few other such buildings, from the CCC camp, can be spotted around the local area. In the late 1980s, George and Zelda built a sauna in the outbuilding and added the bedroom, the bay window area, and a deck to the back of the house. It was around that time Don and Shirley purchased Zelda’s family home across the meadow, where Dusty and his sister grew up.
What makes this Cottage unique
At George’s Hilltop Retreat, we hope you’ll enjoy grilling and sharing meals, gathering round the bonfire, playing games with family and friends, relaxing in the sauna, and more. You are welcome to walk in the meadow across the road. Following the paths up Pickle Hill leads to splendid views of Crystal Mountain to the west. Dogs and kids of all ages will love running, walking, snowshoeing, and playing on the surrounding 10 acres. George’s Hilltop Retreat is one of three properties available from the Myers family. The other two include Hilltop House across the meadow and a one-bedroom loft apartment (Hilltop Loft) above the garage on the far side of the farmhouse. When bundled together, the three homes offer a great option for extended family get-togethers. Inside the home, we love the roomy and recently updated kitchen with the charm of old-timey Hoosier hutch and sturdy kitchen table. The firm Tempur-Pedic mattress in the bedroom and the rustic sauna offer rest and relaxation after a long day of skiing or romping in the woods. The freestanding gas stove in the living room makes for cozy lounging in the winter.