10 Best Cabin Rentals In Michigan, the USA, To Set Off On An Adventure - Updated 2023

Natália Cagnani
Natália Cagnani 

When it comes to planning a Midwestern trip through dazzling lakes, deep forests with vibrant colors, and scenic cliffs, Michigan is a top destination in the USA. The landscape you will see around is a mix of natural beauty and eclectic towns that makes any place or experience feel like a vacation. Beyond that, the Great Lakes shape the expansive borders till Canada, while iconic trails, cobalt-blue waters, idyllic lighthouses, and Dutch-style villages fill the surroundings. However, the adventure isn’t complete without a base camp to call your own. So here are the best cabin rentals in Michigan, the USA, to set off your journey.

1. Rustic cabin surrounded by giant trees and trails in Union Pier (from USD 169)

Chickens, hammocks, sheds, and a comfortable rocking chair make this charming cabin unique, but will still lift your vacation mood. There is so much green around — with giant pines leading the way, it will call you to spend a day (or two, or five) exploring the area outside and the hiking trails around. The barrel-shaped table with lights suspended on the tree is a perfect place for a cup of coffee in the morning or a couple of drinks at night. If you want to watch the sunset at the beach, Union Pier is only a five-minute drive away, while Michigan Lake is within walking distance.

McComb's Cabin, Union Pier, MI
Union Pier, Michigan, United States
262 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire cabin 1 Bed 2 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the cabin is cozy year-round the space and grounds thoughtfully arranged
the fireplace skylights and shower were a few of our favorite things about the cabin
we loved the sweet cozy cabin and we had a fire every night
the cabin was super cozy and delightfully decorated - full of thoughtful and welcoming touches
the bathroom has a rain shower and the bed is super comfortable
place was clean and cozy
the place is clean and very cozy
but again it felt very clean and we were comfortable
the place was exactly as described and extremely clean and well kept
the cabin is clean cozy and equipped with all you might need during your stay
she was a most responsive and delightful host
alene is a great host
alene is a wonderful host and provided plenty of great recommendations when we checked in
alene was a fantastic host
she was a host and a concierge such a lovely person
very cute cabin in a great location would definitely recommend
the location is great and close to many different wineries and incredible restaurants
location was good driving around the region was really easy
you just can't go wrong at this location
a perfect place and location for a couple looking for a southwestern michigan getaway
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2. Secluded sanctuary on a private lake in Rapid River (from USD 100)

Steps away from a private lake, this secluded sanctuary is settled in a quiet neighborhood with a picnic table, a grill, a fire pit, and a cozy sauna. Wild visitors like loons and pelicans can be seen while you sit on the porch to enjoy the view of the water or the sunset. Lots of green around and the visuals of Moss Lake create the most peaceful landscape for a relaxing getaway. Pets are welcome to join your trip and make you feel at home.

Cabin on private lake (no public access)
Rapid River, Michigan, United States
120 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire cabin 4 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 0 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the cabin has a wonderful view and a nice cozy feel
even with no a/c the cabin was never unbearably hot and the sauna was perfect
the cabin is comfortable and warm with lots of thought into everything you'll possibly need there
the wood stove kept the cabin pretty comfortable even though there were negative wind chills
the cabin is comfortable cozy and surprisingly clean (i
the cabin itself is cozy and clean
te place was clean and ready to go when i arrived
excellent rustic dry-cabin in a quiet and beautiful location
craig was an outstanding host
craig was a great host
craig was a great host
craig is a very kind and attentive person
the hosts are wonderful thoughtful fabulous people
amazing place to get away from the daily hassle
the location is in the perfect spot to travel anywhere in the up for a day trip
great place to stay wish we had more time
absolutely amazing very peaceful and close to trails and waterfalls
the location is absolutely beautiful and it is much more secluded than i was expecting
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3. Rustic cabin in the woods that's close to downtown (from USD 99)

Did you know a place can be both remote and close to everything at the same time? That’s the case with this secluded cabin surrounded by a quiet area, a mountain, and a fishing area. Yet, it’s only 10 minutes from downtown Marquette with all the shopping and dining experiences for urban adventurers. Whether you enjoy being outside on a trail or in the city to drink and eat all you can, this might be the spot to find the right balance.

Chocolay River Cabin
423 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire cabin 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
fan in the bedroom for cooling
beautiful views of the river quiet and comfortable
very rustic looking and yet nicely updated good furniture comfortable bed washer and dryer was a bonus
the space is actually a bit bigger than appears in photos and cozy but elegant
comfy bed and awesome views of the woods
very great communication and very clean place
it is clean and has charming decor
tiny quiet clean and perfect
everything was extremely clean and the kitchen was adequately stocked with everything you would need
check in was very simple everything was provided communication was great and the place was clean
theresa is a great host
theresa is a thoughtful host who is quick to respond to any questions
thanks to theresa for being such a great host
teresa was a fabulous host we had games to play up there and books to read
nice location near downtown
really cool cabin close to marquette
peaceful location only minutes away from downtown marquette
great little cabin tucked away from life in the city and yet conveniently close to marquette
in such a wonderful location
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4. Cozy cabin surrounded by the peaceful Lake Huron in Au Gres (from USD 82)

When it comes to planning a trip to Michigan, lakes are a must-visit on your list. At this cabin, you get a scenic view of Lake Huron right at your doorstep. Great sunsets over the water are waiting for you outside, while a relaxing and comfortable environment will restore your energy when you come inside. With two bedrooms, two baths, a living and dining area, and also a full kitchen, this space is perfect for up to six people, which means a family or a group of friends. The beach is less than a mile (1.6 kilometers) away, while downtown is 25 miles (40 kilometers).

Cozy Home I ~Lake Huron ~ Lake View
Au Gres, Michigan, United States
256 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire cabin 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great wifi very accommodating great amenities
the wifi was amazing inside and outside the house
very nice quiet place with lots of room
the house has a fully stocked kitchen and great running webber grill
perfect place for our family of 4 with plenty of room to sleep more
very clean and comfortable
super clean and friendly place to stay
everything was clean and had everything you would possibly need
the house is beautiful and was spotless
the house was super clean
jeffrey was a great host and very accommodating
jeffrey is a wonderful host and very accommodating
jeff was a great host
this place is awesome with awesome host
he was a phenomenal host and went above and beyond to make sure i had the best time
really great location for the price
local places were cute
nice place right on the water quiet neighborhood
location on the water was very beautiful great for fishing or just relaxing
you will love this place for your next family get away
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5. Lovely cottage on a private beach of Lake Michigan in Manistee (from USD 175)

Prepare to fall in love with the sunset view from the deck or cabin! The chairs on the sand are an invitation to enjoy every moment of your vacation while listening to the sound of the waves. Cozy and warm, this lovely cottage is only 13 steps to a private beach on Lake Michigan, where you can watch breathtaking sunsets. By the way, the deck has a seating area with a picnic table and a grill. To fully enjoy your getaway, bring sheets, towels, and all the amenities for a shower!

2 Bedroom Lake Michigan Beachfront Cottage
Manistee, Michigan, United States
131 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire cottage 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
awesome views cozy cottage and relaxing
the view was gorgeous and the cabin cozy
the views of the lake from the living room were gorgeous
the beds were very comfortable and the lake is right there - just like the photos show
there was also a portable fan inside the house in case we needed something extra
clean warm and cozy
everything was clean and well kept
upon arrival everything was very clean and neat
john and karen's place was immaculately kept clean and as advertised
clean cozy cottage for a small family
great hosts very gracious when we locked ourselves out
karen was a super nice host
karen was a great host
the host were very nice and responded quickly
john and karen were amazing hosts they were so considerate and caring
wonderful location and an adorable place
a perfect location to both have solitude and yet close for daily excursions
we enjoyed the location
it was a great location
good location between manistee & onekama
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6. Pet-friendly house with easy access to three other cities in Thompsonville (from USD 260)

When you have the option to bring your pet along with you, the vacation feels homier. With just a fee of 25 USD, your four-legged friend is welcome to stay in this cozy, pet-friendly house with nice wooden details. Even being secluded, it has easy access to the highway. Traverse City is within a 40-minute drive, and there are hiking trails and parks nearby. Whenever you get back, feel free to make use of the hot tub and the fire pit.

A True Getaway, Peaceful-Relaxing, Hot Tub, 2 story, Fully Furnished
96 reviews  Wifi Available
cabin 7 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 7
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the cabin is lovely plenty of room for our family of 5 and the yard hot tub etc
it was very clean and peaceful
it was clean comfortable and great privacy
cabin was clean and had everything you needed to have good time
the property is clean well kept and prepared with care
the cottage was great very clean central to so many fun “up north” activities
owners very helpful and friendly
owners were accomdating and easy to communicate with using the vbro app
other than that fabulous nice owners
the owner was very responsive and check in/out was a breeze
tim and linda were very responsive and obviously take care of this property very well
it was close to many day adventures
wonderful place close to outdoor activities and crystal mountain
beautiful area close to lots of fun outdoor activities
the cabin was in a great location - so many things to do in the area
we recommend this place to anyone
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7. Fishing cottage with a private deck over the river in Baldwin (from USD 160)

If you want to spend your vacation doing outdoor activities such as fishing or kayaking, then get your fishing net, kayak, and your shoes ready once you arrive at this cottage. Surrounded by trees, it offers a great backyard of 80 acres (32 hectares) with a seating area overlooking the Pere Marquette River and has a fire pit to warm up the nights. A grocery store for supplies or rentals is just a mile (1.6 kilometers) away. It’s a peaceful place if you need to disconnect from daily life and technology and just relax.

Pere Marquette River 'Green Cottage' -Fly's Only Section
62 reviews
cabin 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
right on bank of pm cabin was clean and nice
great place well maintained and the owner's are great people to rent from
loved this cabin the location right next to the river is awesome
great trails to walk
awesome place had a blast and the location is prime definitely recommend
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8. Charming chalet with a guest pass to Crystal Mountain Resort in Thompsonville (from USD 278)

Some luxuries can be worthwhile even on an adventure. When choosing this charming chalet as your base camp in Michigan, you can get a guest pass to enjoy the wonders of Crystal Mountain Resort. Within walking distance, you will find a tennis court, an indoor pool, a water park, as well as fitness and spa facilities. A golf course is just around the corner at about 0.3 miles(almost 500 meters) away. When you get back to the cabin, you can make use of the fire pit and create great memories.

Cozy Cabin on 8th Green at Crystal Mountain Resort -
97 reviews  Wifi Available
cabin 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
:-) our only true complaint was the waterproof cover over one of the queen beds
clean and well stocked with all the necessities
the bedrooms were very clean and comfortable and the both bathrooms were also clean and well stocked
clean open cozy and inviting are just a few of the things to describe this place
the only thing i'd recommend is cleaning the fan blades in the family room
:) the owners are excellent to work with and very timely with answers to questions
had one issue with a bed but the owner pat was very responsive and quick to remedy
everything is super close and convenient
good location for golf close to casino and restaurants
perfect location to relax and enjoy up north beauty
highly recommend especially due to close proximity to crystal mountain
quiet and comfortable get away
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9. Adorable cottage with modern amenities in Arcadia (from USD 204)

Everything in this cottage gives you a scenic vibe no matter where you look. Lots of wood touches mixed with modern amenities give this cottage a rustic charm. It comes with kitchen appliances, a smart TV, and a stereo system for music to make the ambiance a comfy one. When you go outside, there is a relaxing deck with a picnic table to share delicious meals while enjoying the sunset or the scenic views of the crystal waters of Lake Michigan. Birds visit often. Every detail transforms this adorable cottage into a magical place in the forest. Moreover, beach access in Arcadia is only 2 miles (3.2 kilometers) away.

Great Lakes Splendor! - Unique Lake Michigan Lakefront Log Cabin
123 reviews  Wifi Available
cabin 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
super cozy log cabin with incredible views of lake michigan
the owners have taken pride to put kitchen and bathroom upgrades without losing the cottage’s charm
the updates to the bath and kitchen made it very nice
the whole cabin was very clean and comfy
the property was clean and had everything we needed
the house is very clean and easily accommodates up to 6 people
pleasant and responsive owner
the hosts provide all the check in details clearly and timely
perfect lakefront location and very comfortable for the four of us
the neighbors to the left are too close to be able to relax outside
the location is amazing with lots of outdoor living spaces
definitely a place we will come back to
despite being near a major road the property is peaceful and quiet
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10. Fabulous place to create memories with the family in Petoskey

Family trips need a place with plenty of room to share great memories and enjoy the vacation to the fullest. This home on top of a wooded hill has lots of space with modern amenities and a rustic feel–there are wood and stone everywhere, which can remind you of a farmhouse. During autumn, you can see different colors throughout the forest from the house. Whatever the season is, your family will have a fun time in the game room. It also has a gym, a ping pong table, and a foosball table. Nub’s Nob Ski area is only 6.7 miles (10.8 kilometers) away, while Odawa Casino is 5.8 miles (9.3 kilometers).

Northern Michigan is Open! Time to Book!
Petoskey, MI, US
20 Guests 6 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

Immerse yourself in endless outdoor adventures

From apple farms and scenic roads to beach towns and peaceful lakes, Michigan has endless outdoor activities for eager explorers. Turn the best cabin rentals in Michigan, the USA, into your base camp, and get ready to discover as much as you can! Don’t forget to share these places with other adventurers through social media!

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