15+ Airbnb Cabin Rentals in Michigan that Make Perfect Summer, Fall, and Winter Getaways

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Cabin Rentals in Michigan

Escaping to a cabin for a little R&R might be just the Michigan family vacation you need.

Renting a cabin is really easy these days, thanks to platforms like VRBO and Airbnb. But, because differences between properties and hosts can be great, booking via these websites requires more attention to detail than, say, booking a hotel room.

Rent a cabin in the fall to catch the fall colors. Rent a cabin in the summertime to enjoy nearby beaches. Perhaps the cabin rental you find will provide fishing or boating opportunities. Cabin rentals in Michigan in the winter might just let you try snowmobiling, snowshoeing, or skiing for the first time.

According to the dictionary, a cabin is a small shelter or house, made of wood and situated in a wild or remote area. 

The types of lodgings that made our list are on the rustic side, sometimes log-built structures, usually smaller in nature. We’ll be putting out a list of cottages rentals soon – so if that’s your style, stay tuned.

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Cabin Rental Tips

Consider these factors before clicking the “book now” button for any of these cabin rentals in Michigan:

1) Host / Property Ratings and Reviews

You will learn many things about the place you want to book by thoroughly reading the reviews. Are the neighbors loud? Was the host responsive? Is the place clean? Is parking a pain?

2) Are Linens and Basics Provided?

The last thing you want is to show up and realize that you were supposed to bring your own sheets and toilet paper. Read listings carefully to suss out requirements for your visit.

3) How Much Cleaning Is Required?

I’ve had cabin rentals where I was simply asked to take out the trash before leaving. I’ve also stayed in places that wanted me to strip all of the beds and start a load of laundry before leaving. Consider asking about checkout requirements if your listing doesn’t disclose checkout duties.

CABINS ON THE WATER 

Do you want a waterside getaway? Many cabin rentals in Michigan come with this wonderful feature – whether riverside or lakeside, it’s not hard to find a rental with waterfront access.

Many families look for waterfront cabin rentals in Michigan for recreation opportunities. Rivers can offer fly-fishing, kayaking, and canoeing. Lakeside cabins may be good places to fish, swim, canoe, or use a stand-up paddleboard.

The cabin rentals below all have waterfront locations. The body of water for each cabin is listed under the Fast Facts section.

Good luck hunting for your perfect family cabin rental!

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2 BR Cabin Rental on Lake Superior

Why People Love to Stay at this Upper Penisula Cabin Rental
Right in town, yet feels secluded.

This log cabin was built in the 1920s.

It is a part of the vast history of this copper mining town. Now home to one of the largest and highest-rated mountain biking and hiking trail systems.

Miles and Miles of accessible coastline and a rock hunters paradise.

The seasons, the lake, the night sky, and the terrain are so inviting and among the most dramatic and inspiring anywhere.

This area is a huge draw for outdoor enthusiasts, artists, & historians alike.

Why the Cabin is Great for Families:
Fireplace, dock with kayaks, bunk beds, excellent location – within walking distance to town

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4 BR Cabin Rental on Cedar Lake

Why People Love to Stay at this Lower Peninsula Cabin Rental
Beautiful Northern Michigan lodge style home nestled among towering hardwoods and on 100' of private frontage on Cedar Lake.

Cedar Lake is a beautiful, peaceful No Wake lake, perfect for kayak trips and fishing.

Located just west of downtown Traverse City and minutes from such areas as Empire, Sleeping Bear Dunes, Glen Arbor and Old Mission.

Why the Cabin is Great for Families:
The cabin is open all year and perfect for cozy family Thanksgivings, holiday and winter ski getaways, as well as summer fun.

The cabin also has a swingset, sandbox, and firepit.

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5 BR Cabin Rental on Little Bear Lake

Why People Love to Stay at this Lower Peninsula Cabin Rental
The serene surroundings of Little Bear Lake will welcome you as you arrive.

Immediately put your mind to ease as you begin your week or weekend escape.

The front of the cabin boasts truly picturesque views of the turquoise waters of the 135 acre all sports lake used for fishing, boating and kayaking.

Why the Cabin is Great for Families:
There is something here for every interest and taste:

Fishing & boating
Trying out local restaurants
Mushroom hunting
Bike rides
Water and snow skiing
Deer hunting
Snowshoeing
Simply taking long walks through the forests

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2 BR Cabin Rental on Little Manistee River

Why People Love to Stay at this Lower Peninsula Cabin Rental
Immerse yourself in nature (there’s no Wi-fi at this cabin and cell service is spotty) and fish from the 223′ of premier riverfront.

Why the Cabin is Great for Families:
This cabin makes a great home base for outdoor adventures.

If you like fishing, kayaking, hiking, mountain biking, ORVs, skiing, or snowmobiling, you’ll find them nearby.

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3 BR Cabin Rental on Heart Lake near Gaylord

Why People Love to Stay at this Lower Peninsula Cabin Rental
Peaceful log cabin getaway on a beautiful lake near Gaylord.

All-sports access lake with fishing, boating, skiing, jet-skis, paddle boards and kayaks.

During the winter, the cabin is just 100 yards from one of the main snowmobile trails that connects with hundreds of miles of other trails. Nearby Treetops has downhill skiing. With some of the best snowfall in Michigan, Gaylord is in the heart of all of the winter activities, including cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and sledding.

Why the Cabin is Great for Families:
Two bedrooms semi-private with open ceilings to beautiful cathedral log ceilings. Third bedroom tucked away from living area. Living area open concept with views to the lake. Sunroom makes a perfect spot to relax while looking out on the lake.

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2 BR Cabin Rental on Lake Superior

Why People Love to Stay at this Upper Penisula Cabin Rental
Cabin rentals in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula can be hard to come by.

This Lake Superior lakeside home is just 14 miles away from Tahquamenon Falls State Park and 1.5 miles from the little town of Paradise.

If you’re visiting in the winter, try lantern-lit snowshoeing at the state park!

Why the Cabin is Great for Families:
Families love the views, the 2.5 bathrooms, Wi-fi, and smart TV.

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2 BR Cabin Rental on Pere Marquette River

Why People Love to Stay at this Lower Peninsula Cabin Rental
Tons of windows for both cool north woods night air and stunning scenery.

The section of the river in front of the house has a nice shallow, sandy bank.

The fishing is great.

Why the Cabin is Great for Families:
Perfect location for activities on the river, hiking, and biking.

The cabin is great for stargazing and watching wildlife.

Riverside campfires are the best!

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3 BR Cabin Rental on Big Sable River

Why People Love to Stay at this Lower Peninsula Cabin Rental
Beautiful Amish built log home in the heart of the Manistee National Forest.

The activities available in this area are endless.

If your interest is hunting, skiing, hiking, biking, boating, snowmobiling, motorcycling, fishing, kayaking, or a color or wine tour, you do not have far.

The cabin is located on the bank of the Big Sable River.

While here, you are only a few steps from the glow of a bonfire and spectacular view, and relaxing sound of the Big Sable River.

Why the Cabin is Great for Families:
Kids love playing and swimming in the river as well as relaxing around the fire pit in the evening.

Family pets are welcome.

Indoor dog crate and outdoor dog kennel are available for use.

Tustin Michigan Cabin Rental for Vacations

2 BR Cabin Rental on Pine River

Why People Love to Stay at this Lower Peninsula Cabin Rental
Retreat to a pastoral paradise at this 2 bedroom + loft, 1-bath Tustin vacation rental cabin!

With space for 10 guests, modern amenities, and a rustic ambiance nestled against the Pine River, this rural getaway is the ideal home base for large families or groups of friends seeking a peaceful escape.

Explore Huron-Manistee National Forest a short drive away or simply enjoy the scenery from your covered porch overlooking the water while staying at this unique and secluded, riverside retreat!

Why the Cabin is Great for Families:
Lots of privacy.

Close to Caberfae.

There’s a firepit, BBQ grill and lots of space for outdoor games.

Lots of beds so people don’t have to share.

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4 BR Cabin Rental on Bass Lake

Why People Love to Stay at this Lower Peninsula Cabin Rental
This cabin is in a private, secluded location outside of Traverse City, Michigan.

Bass lake is great for fishing.

The five beds mean that sharing sleeping space is kept to a minimum.

Why the Cabin is Great for Families:
The outdoor dining set, fire pit, and back deck are perfect for creating family memories.

There is plenty of room for larger families,

Kids love swimming in the lake and searching for frogs.

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2 BR Cabin Rental on Escanaba River

Why People Love to Stay at this Upper Penisula Cabin Rental
The beautiful view of the waterfall in the backyard is the first thing you’ll notice.

At night, sit outside by the waterfall and watch the fireflies and stars in the zero-G chairs.

Why the Cabin is Great for Families:
The location is nice and around a lot of cool little towns and places for families to discover.

There is no Wi-fi (or good cell reception) so if you have screen-addicted teens, it’s a great opportunity to get them to unplug.

There is a gas grill and campfire area.

Bring water shoes for river walking.

Why People Love to Stay at this Lower Peninsula Cabin Rental
This is one of the quintessential cabin rentals in Michigan.

The twin-over-twin-over-twin bunkbed has kids clamoring to come back just to sleep here!

The lodge feel is accentuated by a rustic stone fireplace.

Plus, the lakefront getaway is stocked with three kayaks, fishing rods, and a gas grill.

Nearby Snow Snake Ski & Golf Center provides seasonal recreation opportunities, like snow tubing, zip line tours, golf, skiing, and more.

Why the Cabin is Great for Families:
This is an affordable central Michigan lakeside getaway for families of 4 or less.

THAT CABIN CHARM

All cabin rentals in Michigan are not created equal.

Some of them have a lot of that rustic cabin charm, while others might shine simply by where they’re located.

The cabins in this section have something charming about them that stood out to us – you’ll find that “charm” listed on the Cabin Fast Facts lists below.

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2 BR Cabin Rental in Beulah, MI

Why People Love to Stay at this Lower Peninsula Cabin Rental
Luxurious northern Michigan cabin on top of Eden Hill, just outside of the cute little town of Beulah

The cabin is on a very private, serene, and beautiful lot surrounded by trees.

This cabin has an incredible large deck with a seasonal view of Crystal Lake through the trees.

The huge private deck also has outdoor dining furniture, a gas grill and a lovely propane fire table.

Plus a very nice private and large spa / hot tub on the deck!

Why the Cabin is Great for Families:
Close to Crystal Lake.

Having a loft to hang out in is just plain fun.

You’ll love hopping in the hot tub on the large deck and then coming into warm up by the cozy fireplace.

Plus, you’re only 30 minutes from Traverse City.

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3 BR Cabin Rental in Rothbury, MI

Why People Love to Stay at this Lower Peninsula Cabin Rental
Prepare to unleash your inner cowboy when you book a stay at this rustic and wonderful vacation rental!

Nestled in the Double JJ Resort, this 3-bedroom, 2-bath cabin features idyllic outdoor living spaces, 4 gas fireplaces, and a propane grill that’s perfect for summer night BBQs.

When you’re not birdwatching on the back deck or thrill-seeking at Michigan’s Adventure, consider paying the additional resort fee to explore the community’s championship golf courses and a family-friendly waterpark!

Why the Cabin is Great for Families:
3 bedrooms so you can spread out, plus bunk bedroom!

Plus, this cabin has (4) fireplaces!

Resort amenities include horseback riding, indoor mini-golf, sledding & more.

Just over an hour’s drive from Grand Rapids, MI.

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3 BR Cabin Rental in Torch Lake, MI

Why People Love to Stay at this Lower Peninsula Cabin Rental
Eagles Landing Cabin has been finished and furnished as a 2nd home, so it is not a typical rental.

The cabin is tucked inside a 7-acre wooded lot (surrounded by over 100+ acres) and sits across the road from Clam Lake.

1/4 mile from: Torch Lake, two marinas (Butch’s & Dewitt), Torch Lake public access, Dockside restaurant and Torch Lake Winery.

This cabin is in the heart of everything you want to see and do while in the area.

Why the Cabin is Great for Families:
Bunkbeds!!

Plus, there’s room for the kids to run and play.

Families also love the fire pit and nearby hiking trails.

Also an amazing game room in the cabin.

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2 BR Cabin Rental in Gaylord, MI

Why People Love to Stay at this Lower Peninsula Cabin Rental
Cozy cabin so close to everything!

2 bedroom, 1 bathroom, 825 sq foot house with beautiful open floor plan

Floor to ceiling wood walls and open ceiling with wood beams

Hardwood floors and Fieldstone gas fireplace

Kitchen with granite countertops

Roomy living room

Backyard deck

Why the Cabin is Great for Families:
The cabin is located just a few miles from Arbutus Beach and Otsego State Park.

Definitely check out Gaylord’s City Elk Park and the Call of the Wild Museum when in town.

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5 BR Cabin Rental in Oden, MI

Why People Love to Stay at this Lower Peninsula Cabin Rental
Beautiful cottage with wraparound porch and views of Crooked Lake across the street.

This home is perfect for large groups with a very spacious entertaining area, gas fireplace, and ten-person dining room table.

Expansive fenced-in backyard and mudroom/laundry room.

Why the Cabin is Great for Families:
This home has five bedrooms and seven bathrooms (3 full, 4 half) giving plenty of space to let your group spread out.

Four upstairs bedrooms have at least a half bath setup in each room creating more privacy for each guest.

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3 BR Cabin Rental in Farwell, MI

Why People Love to Stay at this Lower Peninsula Cabin Rental
Cozy log cabin nestled in the woods perfect for some well deserved R & R.

This cabin is located in a gated community with 4 small private non-motorized lakes, one of which is only a short stroll away.

Deer, Wild Turkey and other wildlife abound in this heavily wooded community.

Why the Cabin is Great for Families:
Clubhouse has indoor swimming pool and free wireless internet.

Log twin over full bunk beds kids will love!

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1 BR Cabin Rental in Tustin, MI

Why People Love to Stay at this Lower Peninsula Cabin Rental
Newly-constructed log cabin on just under 3 acres.

Located on a seasonal road with very few homes and lots of open land with mature hardwoods.

The cabin gives you a truly off-the-grid experience without electricity or running water and featuring a wood stove for heat.

Get out of the city and take time to recharge and reconnect.

The cabin has a large loft which is furnished with 2 twin beds and 2 full beds.

The main area is an open space with a kitchen area and living space.

Why the Cabin is Great for Families:
Test your mettle and see if you can live without running water or electricity for a few days.

Build confidence as you cook over an open fire outdoors and sleep in sleeping bags in the cool loft.

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2 BR Cabin Rental in Gaylord, MI

Why People Love to Stay at this Lower Peninsula Cabin Rental
Quaint and secluded cabin in the woods!

Relax outside on the deck with gas grill or by the firepit. Enjoy snowmobiling, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, ice fishing or hunting then warm up inside by the fireplace.

Visit the community pool and hot tub.

Why the Cabin is Great for Families:
Plenty of space for everyone with a queen bedroom, bedroom with a queen/twin bunk bed with twin trundle, loft with queen bed and a sleeper sofa in the living room.

Why People Love to Stay at this Lower Peninsula Cabin Rental
A private beautiful wooded lot located on 7.5 acres yet close to everything fun.

Walk the trail thru the woods

Tinker with your dune toy in the spacious parking area or garage

Gather with friends and family on the large wrap around deck

Relax around the campfire while the kids play on the play center

Located 2 miles from ORV dunes entrance

One mile from a beautiful lake MI sunset

Why the Cabin is Great for Families:
Accommodates a large family

Loft area and triple bunks

Close to the beach

Large, private yard with a playground

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3 BR Cabin Rental in Bellaire, MI

Why People Love to Stay at this Lower Peninsula Cabin Rental
Comfortable, spacious chalet in the trees, short walk to Torch Lake public access.

Close to downtown Bellaire, Short's Brewing, Shanty Creek, and a short drive to Glacial Hills for Biking and Hiking.

Everyone will have enough room with 3 bedrooms plus 2 full bathrooms and a fully appointed kitchen.

The backyard has a deck and a hammock, plus they have a fire pit!

Why the Cabin is Great for Families:
It's just a 5-minute walk to Torch public access, close to Bellaire (Short's Brewery!)

PLUS the chalet surrounded by hardwoods with an actual treehouse nestled in the private backyard!

MAP OF CABIN RENTALS IN MICHIGAN

If you didn’t find what you were looking for above, here are additional cabin rentals in Michigan that may fit the bill.

 
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3 thoughts on “15+ Airbnb Cabin Rentals in Michigan that Make Perfect Summer, Fall, and Winter Getaways”

  1. Trish L Steffens

    Looking for a place in upper west Michigan below the bridge, or lower west Michigan closer to Indiana/Ohio to sleep 26 (I know!!) It’s for a family trip……

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