Outdoor Enthusiast's Lodge on 400 Private Acres!

Property ID: 438528MancelonaMIUS
Sleeps 62 BR1 BA


Unplug from the day-to-day and head to this Michigan vacation rental—the great outdoors are calling! This 2-bed, 1-bath cabin rests on over 400 acres of secluded forestland with hiking and biking trails, as well as direct access to 100s of miles of snowmobiling and ATV trails spanning from Leetsville to Kalkaska. With several hunting blinds on the property, this is a hunter’s haven! Fish at the nearby Manistee River, ski at Shanty Creek, and at nightfall enjoy a night sky free from city lights.


  • Essentials
  • Free Parking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Kitchen
  • Wireless Internet (WIFI)


Location Details

NEARBY LAKES: Manistee Lake (2.1 miles), Twin Lakes (3.1 miles), Pickerel Lake (4.1 miles), Starvation Lake (5.5 miles)

BEACH DAYS: Pencil Lake Beach (23.3 miles), Grand Traverse Bay (31.9 miles), Peninsula Beach (35.9 miles), Clinch Park Beach (36.1 miles), Torch Lake (36.1 miles), Lake Michigan (41.4 miles)

BLUE RIBBON TROUT STREAMS: Manistee River (11.7 miles), AuSable River (16.7 miles)

SKI DAYS: Mt Mancelona (9.1 miles), Shanty Creek Resort (16.6 miles), Hanson Hills (22.9 miles), Boyne Mountain Resort (30.0 miles), Mt. Holiday Ski and Recreational Area (31.3 miles)

WINE + BREW: Short's Brewing Company (19.7 miles), Rolling Oak Brewing Co (23.2 miles), Paddle Hard Brewing (23.5 miles), Torch Lake Cellars (23.7 miles), WaterFire Vineyards (30.6 miles), Snowbelt Brewing (32.6 miles)

CASINOS: Turtle Creek Casino (24.6 miles), Odawa Casino (44.0 miles), Leelanau Sands Casino (55.7 miles)

SEASONAL: National Trout Festival - Kalkaska (April), National Cherry Festival - Traverse City (July), Bow Hunting Season (October 1—December 1), Hunting Season (November 15—December 1)

AIRPORT: Cherry Capital Airport (34.2 miles)


9 reviews
  • 5/5

    Susan is very friendly and cabin in very nice

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published November 1, 2022
    Manager's Response:

    Thank you! I'm so glad you enjoyed the cabin! We've made some improvements so please come back to visit!

  • Excellent little cabin in the woods


    Great property with plenty of hiking trails and easy access to ovr trail/route. Cabin was cozy and meets all your basic needs.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Andrew B.
    Published October 25, 2022
    Manager's Response:

    "From the owner": "Thanks Andrew, we're glad you had a great stay, please come back to visit again!"

  • Property is awesome


    Rented for the property so my girls could ride their quads and dirt bikes. Trails were awesome and we enjoyed being outdoors owners were very helpful. Inside of cabin was very clean, beds super comfy. Note that 2nd bedroom no longer has bunk beds so one kid slept on couch, had I known I would if brought air mattress. Definitely plan on another visit next summer.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    candice d.
    Published October 11, 2022
  • Sooo peacful


    If you want quiet and private this is it. It has the best stocked kitchen I’ve seen. We needed nothing. Susan is great to work with. She is great to communicate with. She also furnishes real toilet paper. Thank you Susan.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    lou m.
    Published October 11, 2022
    Manager's Response:

    Thanks Louise! Real toilet paper is a must, lol. I try to make it so you don't have to run to the store for kitchen items and you can just enjoy your stay. We've made improvements over the winter so please come back to visit!

  • Cozy, relaxing, scenic stay!


    The host was so helpful and thoughtful in thinking of things to make our stay enjoyable and relaxing- it really felt like a cozy home away from home with all the conveniences but none of the stress! The hosts have made sure to provide just about everything that you probably forgot to pack! It was so lovely getting to roam around the trails and seeing the different wildlife. Would love to visit again!

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Mary G.
    Published August 30, 2022
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