Top 10 Secluded Cabins In Michigan, USA - Updated 2024

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The Great Lakes State of Michigan has gorgeous features that can captivate the hearts of tourists, from picturesque lakeshores to national parks. It is surrounded by four of the five Great Lakes, and has verdant forests covering more than half the land. The state also boasts sand dunes, cliffs, and islands. If you are interested to discover Michigan’s history and culture, you can check out The Henry Ford Museum, where you can find several exhibits that showcase innovation. You can also visit Mackinac Island to witness stunning water views and explore hiking trails. Scroll down to see the best secluded cabins in Michigan, USA.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) host status, recent guest reviews, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and remoteness of location. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on May 21, 2024.

1. Elegant cabin with lake views

Seclusion cannot get any better than this beautiful and cosy cabin located right on the shores of Bass Lake. This gorgeous four-bedroom cabin has sleeping arrangements for up to nine people. You can find modern additions such as a full kitchen, bathroom, and flat-screen TV, as well as authentic touches like vaulted ceilings. The best part, however, is the back deck with a gas grill, a fire pit, and an al fresco dining space overlooking the lake and the gorgeous forested surroundings.

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Traverse City, Michigan, United States
37.69 km (23.5 mi) from Historic Fishtown
111 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cabin 5 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
also no curtains on living room window so strong sunlight poured in from 8am onward
Cleanliness:
everything was clean and in good condition
house was pretty clean
Host:
dennis was a great host
host is very responsive
i was told by the host that the lake was definitely swimmable
the host dennis was very responsive via text to questions at check-in
very secluded but nice host to work with
Location:
it is a cute little place that is not far from town
amazing location can’t beat being right on the lake
this is a great place to stay a little less than 20 minutes from downtown traverse city
definitely would recomend this place to others
it’s a beautiful place for people looking for a rural private place about 20 minutes from traverse city
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2. Modern log cabin near the river (from USD 230)

This lovely log cabin just outside the city of Evart perfectly boasts a traditional log cabin vibe, making for the ultimate secluded vacation. Unwind with a cuppa or a glass of wine on the deck, or fire up the charcoal grill for an evening barbecue. Inside, you can whip up meals in the swish full kitchen or enjoy entertainment in the form of a DVD player, free WiFi, and Apple TV. With the Muskegon River flowing near the property, you can indulge in a whole lot of activities including boating, swimming, and hiking.

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Hersey, Michigan, United States
128.91 km (80.1 mi) from Historic Fishtown
97 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cabin 3 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
what a wonderful cabin it's a spacious space with 2 bedrooms living room kitchen and dining area
Cleanliness:
everything was clean and cozy
great cabin very clean quite and cozy
the cabin was very clean and pretty spacious for eight adults
this place is clean stylish providing very unique log cabin experience
Host:
the hosts are very fast and helpful with their communications
thanks for being a great host and welcoming our family to your beautiful cabin and property
Location:
if you want to enjoy very quite life this is the place
but if looking for an escape from everything for a while this place is perfect
stunning log cabin love the trails and remoteness of the place
we felt like we had a huge park all to ourselves
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3. Cosy log home in Maple City (from USD 255)

Tucked in the woods, this beautifully furnished log home can offer a respite from the hectic city life. Accommodating up to 10 people with 4 cosy bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, you can have a fabulously laid-back and comfortable vacation. Spy squirrels, deer, and trout as you relax on the decks, or fire up the charcoal grill to enjoy an evening barbecuing. When it gets cold, you can retire to the comfortable house with a fully equipped kitchen, WiFi, a DVD player, and cable TV.

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13.64 km (8.5 mi) from Historic Fishtown
204 reviews   Wifi Available
cabin 10 Guests 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 10
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
nice to have a/c during very warm spells
great house with bathrooms on every floor and especially great for adult families like ours
Cleanliness:
very clean well maintained home
the house is well kept clean and a perfect place to stay
the house is well-maintained and always clean and well supplied
the cabin was very clean and the way it’s built is perfect for privacy as well as gathering
cottage was incredibly clean and in a great location close to hiking biking and swimming at lake michigan
Host:
ed was promptly responsive to our questions and obviously takes good care of the property
the owners are very responsive we were able to show our grandson many different types of wildlife
Location:
walking distance to m-22 market is nice too
it is a peaceful private location with easy access to area attractions
the location is great with a lot of wineries and other areas within a short drive
location is fantastic with short drives to lots of activities
clean great location beautiful place
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4. Family-friendly log cabin with forest views (from USD 95)

Dreams of a tranquil cabin surrounded by orange autumn leaves and trees can come true in this two-bedroom log cabin. Both Au Sable and Manistee Rivers flow nearby, while the fire pit, picnic table, and front and back porches overlook the gorgeous wooded forest. The cabin itself is a plush, modern dream with a full kitchen, an indoor fireplace, a TV, and tons of games and books for kids. Sleeping arrangements for four adults and four children mean that two families can vacation here comfortably.

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Grayling/Gaylord, Michigan, United States
81.16 km (50.5 mi) from Historic Fishtown
419 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cabin 6 Beds 8 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
kitchen had great amenities as well
craig’s cottage is cozy and quiet and very clean with all the comforts of home
all the rooms are open and inviting
the living space kitchen and bedrooms were spacious and comfortable
great decor inside and tons of room for spreading out and making it feel like home
Cleanliness:
the house was clean and well appointed
cabin is clean and oh so cozy
the cabin itself is clean comfortable and relaxing
our stay was wonderful the cabin was immaculately clean
the cabin is clean and accommodating and there is plenty of land to explore
Host:
craig was a very helpful host
craig was a gracious host
craig is a great host
craig was an awesome host
craig was very helpful and quick to answer our questions
Location:
fantastic cabin in a great location central to many other points of interest and attractions
great location peaceful and quiet
great cozy cabin in a nicely secluded location
it is a great getaway location and very peaceful and quiet
close to the trail heads and river it was super convenient for all our activities
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5. Luxurious hideaway with outdoor hot tub (from USD 295)

What’s a luxurious secluded vacation without an outdoor hot tub that sits in its own gazebo right under the stars? That’s what this fully furnished log cabin tucked in Hiawatha National Forest can offer. The locale might be rustic, but the cabin is far from it. It features a spectacular fireplace, handcrafted furniture, a state-of-the-art kitchen, and luxury linens on the plush beds. You can even find a charcoal grill, outdoor fire pit, movies with a DVD player, and WiFi. Plus, you can be near both downtown Marquette and the scenic Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore on Lake Superior.

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Munising, Michigan, United States
157.93 km (98.2 mi) from Historic Fishtown
cabin 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
there was a fan
comfortable beds the hot tub was a treat and the cabin was super clean
the beds were comfortable too
the place was excellent and very cozy
beautiful cabin very cozy and lots of beautiful scenery
Cleanliness:
we had a a relaxing week it was very clean and secluded
Host:
the cabin is incredibly well appointed and the owners have clearly take great care in decorating and supplies
owner is super accessible and helpful and the kitchen had everything we needed
owner was nice and got back with me right away
Location:
great place if you want something farther away from society
serene peaceful quiet and unfortunately very buggy but that is to be expected for a michigan summer
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6. River-view cabin best for couples (from USD 74)

This rustic cabin in Keweenaw’s North Woods can make for a great romantic getaway. Pack your cookware, beds, food, and water, and head to this utterly primeval cabin with a simple kitchen and bathroom, all powered by solar energy, wood, or propane. During cooler nights, you can enjoy a romantic evening around the fire pit grilling barbecue and drinking wine. Enjoy spectacular views of the Gratiot River, or visit Ahmeek village, which is just 10 minutes away.

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Allouez, Michigan, United States
328.88 km (204.4 mi) from Historic Fishtown
cabin 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Top guest reviews
Host:
beautiful scenery and friendly peoplelove it
we would definitely stay again owners extremely responsive and helpful
this cabin and property provide a one of a kind experience
Location:
the location is amazing
well worth the value and in great proximity to a number of great hiking locations
good location for lots of hiking and a waterfall or two
i'd recommend close toed hiking sandals and trekking poles
a great place to get away and be in the woods next to water and lake superior
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7. Remote haven with lake views (from USD 165)

Located near Manistee National Forest, this log cabin has two bedrooms and one bathroom. You can have your own private yard and picnic area right on the shores of Lake Michigan, complete with spectacular views. The forest hiking trails are just a few steps away from the porch. The cabin also features a well-equipped kitchen and a dining area where you can enjoy your home-cooked meals. A cable TV, free WiFi, and a video library can take care of entertainment, while the fire pit is perfect for an evening of roasting s'mores and grilling barbecue.

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Manistee, Michigan, United States
107.69 km (67.0 mi) from Historic Fishtown
cabin 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we loved the quiet woods gorgeous lakefront access and comfortable cabin
Cleanliness:
very clean cozy comfortable cabin
the house was exceptionally clean considering all the sand in the area
Host:
the owner was quick and helpful with responses when needed
Location:
the little bear cabin in manistee was perfect and the location was so peaceful
we loved exploring the woods and watching the sunset and waves across the street
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8. Pet-friendly paradise with private lake (from USD 105)

Enjoy a white winter vacation snuggled up in this secluded log cabin that sits on a massive private lake. The heated and air-conditioned space has a full bathroom, along with a dining and kitchen area to prepare some delicious meals. With a comfortable sleeping space, this place can host up to six guests. You can sip coffee on the front porch or roast some s'mores at the fire pit during the evenings.

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Lake, Michigan, United States
138.81 km (86.3 mi) from Historic Fishtown
cabin 5 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

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9. Quiet cabin with stunning water views (from USD 228)

If you’re a true lover of nature, then you can be enthralled by the absolute solitude of this cabin. It’s the only place with private access to Tioga Falls in L'Anse Township. The eco-conscious, technology-free property can sleep up to six people and even has a modern bathroom and kitchen. You can even use the kayak or canoe provided to head down the Sturgeon River where the house sits, complete with views of the falls. Sip coffee on the fully screened porch, go fishing and hiking, and enjoy an evening around the campfire roasting s'mores.

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Michigamme (Nestoria), Michigan, United States
265.79 km (165.2 mi) from Historic Fishtown
19 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cottage 3 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the kitchen is fully stocked for pretty much anything you might want to cook
Cleanliness:
the house was clean
we loved everthing about this place the cabin was clean and charming
Host:
everything the host describes is true and accurate
Location:
great place to get away from it all
great place really loved the remote location and amenities
this is such a fun place to visit
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10. Family-friendly lodge with lake views (from USD 163)

With Barryton just 10 minutes away, this secluded cabin nestled in the woods on Gorrel Lake can still allow you to be close to civilisation. There are swimming beaches and a playground within walking distance, and you can also enjoy birdwatching and hiking. You can even be provided with a paddleboat, kayak, and a rowboat to explore the lake. The fully furnished cabin boasts a full, brand-new kitchen perfect for whipping up delicious meals. The bedrooms have sweeping lake views and cloud-like beds. The highlight is the spacious outdoor area with a deck, fire pit, charcoal grill, and even a picnic table.

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144.05 km (89.6 mi) from Historic Fishtown
34 reviews  
cabin 12 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 12
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
cottage is well set up with good beds
the cabin offers ample room for a large group of 8 like ours with space left over
Host:
the town people were very friendly
we had many questions before arriving and the owner was very responsive helpful and friendly
the owner is very communicative and friendly would definitely return thanks so much
Location:
grandkids love the fishing and swimming and the playground in the park
were the reason we were attracted to this location and it didn't disappoint
this location is beautiful is secluded enough to make you feel like your the only ones there
loved the town of big rapids don't miss the river walk
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Settling in secluded cabins in Michigan

Michigan’s varied and wonderful landscape offers plenty of opportunities to be close to nature. Remote and secluded cabins can allow us to switch from a fast-paced life to a slow-moving, leisurely one. Choose from one of the best secluded cabins in Michigan, USA, and enjoy a peaceful and tranquil vacation.

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Malavika, a freelance writer and coffee enthusiast, is well-versed in Kopfkino. Her interests include engaging discussions on New Zealand, the domino theory, dystopian fiction, and Harry Potter.

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