Lakefront Michigan Retreat w/ Private Dock

Property ID: 497924ChanningMIUS
Sleeps 62 BR2.5 BA


Escape to nature in Michigan's Upper Peninsula at this secluded 2-bedroom, 2.5-bath waterfront cottage! Hidden away on private acreage in Channing, this vacation rental is the perfect destination to unwind and relax in peace. Explore the waters of Sawyer Lake from the dock, enjoy the view from the deck, or head out on a hike in Crystal Falls State Forest. After a day of adventure, return to this spacious home to host a cookout on the grill or cozy up around the fireplace!


  • Deck
  • Waterfront
  • Laptop Friendly
  • Kitchen
  • Free Parking
  • Wireless Internet (WIFI)
  • Washer
  • Essentials
  • Central Heating
  • Central Air Conditioning
  • Self Check-In


Location Details

SAWYER LAKE (on-site): Fishing, swimming, boating, paddleboarding, kayaking, watersports

MORE OUTDOORS: Crystal Falls State Forest (15 miles), Pine Mountain Ski Area (27 miles), Van Riper State Park (30 miles), hiking, hunting, biking

AROUND THE AREA: Crystal Falls (22 miles), Iron Mountain (27 miles)

AIRPORT: Ford Airport (27 miles), Sawyer International Airport (61 miles), Austin Straubel International Airport (130 miles)


5 reviews
  • Lovely lake retreat


    We had a lovely, immensely relaxing time at this house. It is a very beautiful house and incredibly comfortable. The views of the lake are spectacular, the grounds are lovely and the weather was amazing.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published July 6, 2024
  • Lakeside Paradise


    Our stay at the Sawyer Lake cottage was nothing short of wonderful. From the stunning natural surroundings to the cozy accommodations, every aspect exceeded our expectations. This charming lakeside retreat is sure to leave you feeling relaxed, rejuvenated, and longing to return.

    This property provides ample opportunities for outdoor recreation, our favorites - fishing and kayaking. Our family enjoyed paddling along the shoreline, and fishing off the dock. In the evenings, gathering around the fire pit for s'mores was a family favorite.

    Sawyer Lake Cottage is truly a one of a kind hidden gem that offers the perfect blend of tranquility, comfort, and natural beauty. We highly recommend it to anyone looking for a peaceful escape in the heart of Michigan's picturesque Upper Peninsula. The owner/host was most accommodating and pleasant!

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published June 10, 2024
  • Wonderful and relaxing!


    My husband and I came for a few days of R&R from Texas. We found this listing online with one great review! It was as pictured...but even better! A gorgeous lake retreat...with every amenity of home!

    The bed was so comfortable and everything was clean...and luxurious. The only warning... if you are not an early riser... there are no curtains or shades on the wall of windows in the bedroom. It makes for gorgeous views but the sun does shine in early! :) we loved it and would come back and highly recommend!

    Published September 7, 2023
    Manager's Response:

    From the owner: “Thank you for your kind words Monica, we are glad you enjoyed your visit! We have now added curtains to all master bedroom and bathroom windows, so please come stay at Sawyer Lake again!”

  • Family Fun


    Great spot

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Kathleen K.
    Published August 29, 2023
    Manager's Response:

    From the owner: "Thanks very much Kathleen, we like it too! Please come visit us again whenever you are in the area!"

  • Beautiful cottage and lake.


    I was nervous when booking this property since it didn't have any prior reviews and looked almost too good to be true. This cottage is everything described and so much more. The home is gorgeous, the lake is clean and perfect for fishing, kayaking, canoeing, and just to sit and look at. The property has an amazing kitchen. I packed things not knowing what exactly I would be cooking and cleaning with but this house had everything you can think of and more. I could write a book about what a great time we had creating family memories here. I would absolutely book this property again.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Shari Q.
    Published July 25, 2023
    Manager's Response:

    From the owner: "Thank you very much for your kind words, Shari! As you were one of my very first guests in this new-to-me property, it means a lot that you were comfortable and had an enjoyable time. Please come back and stay again!"

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