The location is great for day trips or hanging out around the cabin's location. We brought our own kayaks and explored the Big Manistee River. A trip up to Kaleva to see the Bottle House was perfect for a rainy day; lunch at Lenz's that day was yummy. The host, Dave, is very personable and quick to offer suggestions for kayaking and canoeing if asked. The cabin has a lot of beds so 10 people could easily sleep there but I was glad it was only the three of us. It allowed us to spread out. The Bungalow Restaurant is our recommendation for a great meal.