Custom-Built Family Cabin in Manistee National Forest, Michigan

Brethren, Michigan (United States)

Custom-Built Family Cabin in Manistee National Forest, Michigan

1 unit
10 guest capacity
Private Bathroom
Pets allowed
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Hosted by Karen
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  • Kid-friendly
  • Pets allowed
  • Jacuzzi/Hot Tub
  • Barbecue
This rustic custom built family cabin is located in the Manistee National Forest in Manistee, Michigan and can accommodate up to 10 guests. There are three bedrooms, two full bathrooms, and one half bathroom. The first bedroom is furnished with custom-made Amish furniture and has a king size bed, a large television with satellite cable and a DVD player, access to its own master bathroom and is located on the second floor. The second bedroom also has a king size bed and a large television. The third bedroom has two twin size beds. The first full bathroom is located within the master bedroom. Here, guests will find a toilet, a sink, a shower, and a luxurious whirlpool bathtub. The second bathroom is on the first floor and has a toilet, a sink, and a shower. In the half bathroom, guests will find a toilet and a sink. Linens and towels are provided.

There is a cozy sun-room with a desk and a sofa which can be pulled out into a full-size bed. In the living room, guests will find a sofa, two armchairs, a large television with satellite cable and a DVD player built into the stone face of the gorgeous custom fireplace. Off the living room, there is a dining area which has a large table and a breakfast bar with stools. The spacious fully equipped custom designed kitchen comes with a large refrigerator, an oven, a stove, a toaster, a coffee maker, a garbage disposal, and a microwave. Other amenities include air conditioning and heating, a washer and dryer, an iron and ironing board, a telephone, Wi-Fi, satellite television, a fax, a scanner, a copier, and a hairdryer.

Outside, guests will find thousands of acres of undisturbed land and access to the Manistee National Forest. On the charming front porch, there is a porch swing and rocking chairs where guests can enjoy a cup of coffee while taking in the breathtaking views. In the backyard, there is a gas grill and a fire pit surrounded by Adirondack chairs where guests can spend nights roasting marshmallows under the stars.


  • King-size bed
  • Twin/Single bed
  • Linens and pillows
  • Running water
  • Wi-Fi/Internet
  • Heating
  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom
  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Hairdryer
  • Sink
  • Towels
  • Kitchen
  • Cooking basics
  • Fridge
  • Coffeemaker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Stove
  • Icemaker
  • Freezer
  • Breakfast bar
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • Fireplace
  • Lounge/Living room
  • Dining room
  • Shared Jacuzzi/Hot tub
  • Parking
  • Fire pit
  • Sun room
  • Shared Barbecue
  • Deck/Patio
  • Garden
  • Satellite/Cable
  • Games
  • Sound system
  • BR/DVD player
  • Television
This is the perfect place to spend a family vacation in Michigan. Guests will marvel at the gorgeous handcrafted main staircase, the unique antler chandelier, and the custom-made Amish furniture. There is a whirlpool bathtub in the master bathroom where guests can relax after a long day of hiking, mountain biking or horseback riding.

Whether guests are enjoying the fireplace in the living room, having a snack in the dining room, or cooking dinner in the kitchen, the open plan of the first floor allows for everyone to be together. Guests can stay connected with high-speed Wi-Fi, a telephone, and satellite cable. Air conditioning and heating make it possible for this rustic cabin to be enjoyed all year round. There is a gas grill where guests can cook dinner out in the fresh air. In the backyard, guests can spend nights all together around the firepit, under the stars.

Guest Services

Snowmobile rentals can be arranged and delivered right to the cabin. Please inquire with the host.

Location + Surroundings

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This custom-built, family property is located in the Manistee National Forest, in Manistee, Michigan. It is surrounded by thousands of acres of undisturbed forest and is the only home built on the land; this provides guests with the perfect secluded getaway. Guests will find world-class salmon, steelhead, and brown trout fishing only 15 minutes away on the Manistee River at the Tippy Dam. One of the Top 10 rated golf courses in the country, Arcadia Bluffs, is located 25 minutes away. Within 45 minutes, guests can visit the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Park.

The historic port city of Manistee is located 20 minutes away and is the perfect place for guests to spend the day on the river, lay out on the beach or spend a night out on the town. The beaches of Lake Michigan and big water charter fishing can be found 20 minutes from the property. The Big "M" Trail is a 37.9-mile loop trail system for mountain biking, skiing, horseback riding, and hiking and is located 15 minutes away. Within 20 minutes of the rental, guests can visit Crystal Mountain Ski Resort or Caberfae Peaks Ski Resort to enjoy various winter sports. Four miles from the cabin, guests will find the "River Bend' boat launch for fishing, sightseeing, tubing, kayaking, and canoeing.


  • Horseback riding
  • Swimming
  • Boating/Sailing
  • Fishing
  • Wildlife watching
  • Meditation
  • Wine tasting
  • Feeding animals
  • Biking
  • Winter sports
  • Water sports
  • Kayaking/Canoeing
  • Climbing
  • Golfing
  • Tennis
  • Hunting

The property is surrounded by thousands of acres of National Forest making it the perfect place for guests to hike and explore. There is a multitude of exciting activities in the surrounding areas which can be enjoyed all year long. The charming city of Manistee offers a variety of activities such as walking along the river, a day at the beach, fine dining, visiting the historic North Pierhead Lighthouse, and wine tasting at the Douglas Valley Winery.

For a fun night out, guests can visit the Little River Casino which is also located in Manistee. Guests can spend the day sunbathing, swimming, and exploring at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Park which offers sandy beaches, bluffs that tower over Lake Michigan, beautiful forests, and crystal clear inland lakes. The Tippy Dam is the perfect place to fish for salmon, steelhead, and brown trout on the Manistee River. Big water charter fishing can be arranged on Lake Michigan with Michigan Sport Fishing Company.

All winter sports can be enjoyed at either Crystal Mountain Ski Resort or Caberfae Peaks Ski Resort. The Big "M" Trail is a loop trail system that offers a 25-mile mountain biking and hiking trail, and an 18-mile cross-country skiing trail. The Marzinski Horseback Riding Trail also cross the Big "M" trail for guests who enjoy riding. Golfers can show off their skills at Arcadia Bluffs, one of the top ten golf courses in the country.

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Accommodation Rules

  • Check-in: 03:00 PM
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Infants allowed Under 2 years old
  • Children allowed 2-12 years old
  • Pets allowed
  • No smoking
  • No parties
  • Some spaces are shared

Cancellation policy

Strict: It is at the discretion of each individual host as to whether the booking can be rescheduled to another available date. If you cancel at any time, you will not receive any refund.

Additional Information

Please inquire with the host about the allowance of pets. Pets will be considered on a case to case basis.

There is a cleaning fee.

For two night stays, there is a slightly elevated nightly rate compared to longer stays.

An extra fee will apply if the stay includes a holiday.

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