1936 LAKEFRONT LOG CABIN - HISTORIC BIG GLEN LAKE FAMILY RETREAT DUNES LAKESHORE

Ann - Member since 1990

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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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1936 LAKEFRONT LOG CABIN - HISTORIC BIG GLEN LAKE FAMILY RETREAT DUNES LAKESHORE

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- 7 BR's, 1 1/2 BA, Sleeps 8-10 max

* * Sparkling WATERFRONT Big Glen Lake * * ONLY 1 beautiful week beginning Saturday 8/16 is available * * Our waterfront log cabin nestles in a sunny spot in the woods on the south shore of Big Glen Lake. A memorable family gathering place with views over Caribbean blue water, a private dock and raft for water-based activities. The log cabin is called Shack Tamarack after the trees felled for logs, gathered and peeled in nearby Cedar. It was designed by Harry Weese, while in architecture school, for his parents & has been used by family every summer since. A special place at the end of a private drive, a short distance from the Narrows Bridge & Ideally located adjacent to the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Relax, enjoy your vacation at our memorable log cabin which contains much of the original furniture made of logs. A local field stone fireplace anchors one end of the large living area which looks to the water. To one side, a dining area with benches & table made of two wide planks

Kitchen & Amenities: The KITCHEN is well suited for those who like to cook, contains modern amenities and easily partakes of the activity. The adjacent screen porch with swing is a quiet retreat for sunrise, sunset or mid-day break. Just outside is an ample deck with lounge chairs and picnic table. A hammock and grill are nearby. All areas overlook the crystal clear, spring fed lake.

Log Cabin Retreat & Waterfront: Enjoy the peace of water lapping at the shore or the breeze passing the birches while reading in the hammock or rocking in a chair on the porch. A crackling fire will welcome you after an early morning or evening dip in the lake. Whatever your inclination, a variety of activities abound and you will have a memorable vacation at our family summer home. . . . . . . . . . The cottage has a private dock and raft. The water is shallow at the shore with minimal beach. There is ample sandy shallow water swimming between the dock and raft Kayaks, canoes & windsurfers can be easily accommodated, however we have no facilities for launching or mooring larger or motorized watercraft and the driveway cannot accommodate trailers. Public launch ramps are nearby. Kayaks & bikes may be rented in town.

AVAILABLE DATES!: Lovely spring and Autumn dates available

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only

Ann - Member since 1990

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We are some of the grandchildren (in our youth) who own, manage and vacation at this wonderful log cabin built by our grandparents.

Ann - Member since 1990 purchased this cabin in 1936

Our grandparents visited this area to fish in the 1910's and made the great decision to build this log cabin and make it their home for a large part of the year. Our parents, we, our children & theirs have made a seasonal sojourn ever since because there is so much the area has to offer.

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
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1936 Lakefront Log Cabin - Historic Big Glen Lake Family Retreat Dunes Lakeshore
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Glen Arbor Northern Michigan
Midland, MI
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1936 LAKEFRONT LOG CABIN

  • 5 of 5
Excellent Property! Wonderful log cabin, beautiful area. Property was very clean and well maintained. I would highly recommend to my friends. It has all of the amenities one would need for a great getaway vacation.
  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2010
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: It is a pleasure to share this special log cabin with those who appreciate and care for it in our absence. It is a place of family gatherings spanning 5 generations which, with the cottage next door, allows guests a similar opportunity to gather family in a beautiful part of the country on a spectacular clear lake. Thank you for your visit and treading lightly. We look forward to your return with best wishes for your well being until then.
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Glen Arbor Northern Michigan
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GUESTBOOK COMMENT

I have stayed here & in the cottage next door many times over the last 30 years from June through September and have always marveled at the beautiful ...
  • 5 of 5
I have stayed here & in the cottage next door many times over the last 30 years from June through September and have always marveled at the beautiful swimming and water. It is so peaceful to be here, read, relax, paint, walk, canoe, kayak, windsurf, hike in the Dunes National Lakeshore, and not wander far. On the other hand it is really nice to have so many other options close at hand such as good restaurants, the Art Association, Dunes Concert, shopping. It seems to get better every year without detracting from the wonderful natural environment. This log cabin is really unusual and has been thoughtfully maintained to preserve its character and add some welcome things like a great deck overlooking the water. It is well provisioned for cooking & has a great long table made from 2 wide pine boards. 2 queen bedrooms are great for adults. The double downstairs may work for 2 but is usually used by one. The "bunkrooms" are entered off an exterior balcony, are basic and sleep 3-5. They are special as is the whole cabin. The architect, Harry Weese, designed a great, vernacular, north woods log cabin. A very special place where I hope to continue to return many times.
  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2008
  • Stayed: Mar 2008
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GUESTBOOK COMMENT

Most sparkling warm water & best swimming in the world! Warm sunny days with hikes in the Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore Park, canoeing along the sh...
  • 5 of 5
Most sparkling warm water & best swimming in the world! Warm sunny days with hikes in the Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore Park, canoeing along the shore, windsurfing in the afternoon breeze. Even the occasional rain was welcome when we curled up and read, played games and visited. Our evening fire in the stone fireplace with chimney reaching to the rafters, became a gathering place for relaxing, telling stories and planning for the next day – there is so much to do! Others would retreat to the screened porch or deck morning, noon and night to pursue favorite activities and enjoy the peace. Sunrise, sunset, moonrise all reflected in the crystal waters of the sandy bottom, spring fed Glen Lake. We will return to this warm & inviting family retreat in the sun-filtered woods at the edge of the lake. It was kind of you to share your historic log cabin with us!
  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2003
  • Stayed: Aug 2003
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
27 Miles
Traverse City
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Lake Michigan
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Glen Arbor & Empire, nearby environs
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Glen Arbor & Empire, nearby environs
Car: necessary

Visit the National Park Headquarters in nearby Empire. Walks in natural areas abound: Alligator Hill in the shade of the trees & glorious views over the lakes, Pyramid Point & a vista over Lake Michigan to the Manitou Islands. Trek the dunes or marked paths through the wetlands, bogs & meadows, an area rich in flora, fauna & migrating birds. Learn about life saving & boats at the Sleeping Bear Point Coast Guard Station & Maritime Museum. Follow the Pierce Stocking Drive by bike or car for fabulous sunset views. Kayak, canoe the Crystal River to the Homestead, fish in the lakes or charter a boat from Fishtown in Leland, windsurf, sail. Ride bikes, play tennis or golf, walk in the sand on the Lake MI shoreline, take an art class at the Glen Arbor Art Assoc. Visit the shops & art galleries in Glen Arbor, Empire, Leland & Suttons Bay. Eat at a variety of local establishments.

Other Activities: Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

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Glen Arbor Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jun 28 2014 - Sep 5 2014
7 night minimum stay
$3,500
 
 
Late Summer
Sep 6 2014 - Sep 12 2014
7 night minimum stay
$3,150
 
 
Indian Summer
Sep 13 2014 - Sep 26 2014
4 night minimum stay
$2,975
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning 100
Notes $2,800-$3,500/week
Rates are for 8 guests; A maximum of 4 additional guests may be accommodated & is subject solely to owner's determination if the complement of guests & total number will be comfortable & are appropriate to the cabin's design & historic features. Please contact us for rates & suitability.
Saturday 4:00 pm to Saturday 10:00 am
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Amenities

Glen Arbor Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Lake ...
  • Lakefront ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Historic
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Parking ...
  • Internet ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Covered Parking
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom - toilet
    Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Outdoor - outdoor shower , Perfect after a hike, bike ride or sandy excursion. Hot/Cold
  • This is an historic, well maintained log cabin with the convenience of a half bath on the second floor. There is one full bath with a shower on the first floor. There is a simple outside shower with warm water. Bedding, Linens and bath towels provided. Please bring your beach towels.
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Grandma's - 1 queen , 2 adults
    Wing - 1 queen , 2 adults
    Single - 1 twin/ single , also adjoins Wing
    First Floor - 1 double , 1 or 2 adults
    Bunk room #1 - 2 double , bunks, 2 children maximum
    Bunk room #2 - 1 double , 1 child or adult maximum
    Bunk room #3 - 2 double , bunks, 2 children maximum
  • PLEASE read this Bedroom description carefully before inquiring for accommodation. THANK YOU! Due to the beds & BR configuration, the cabin is most suited for 5-6 adults & a maximum of 5-6 children. All rooms except the double are on the second floor. The 2 queen bedded rooms, Grandma's and Wing, are suited for adults. The single twin bed room connects to the Wing queen room. Each has its own access. This is often used as a young child's room and can accommodate a small crib. The double on the first floor is favored by grandparents. The remaining 3 'bunk' rooms are off a covered exterior balcony accessible by both interior & exterior stairs. They rooms divided by about 9' high walls which do NOT extend to the sloping log & plank roof. They lack the privacy an adult may wish. 2 have double bunks and 1 a double. The beds are intended for 1 person each. Only the single room can accommodate a portable child's crib or pack'n'play.
Outside:
  • Wood Deck
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed ...
  • children welcome ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • kayaking
  • water skiing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • wind-surfing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
Notes:
The Cabin has a Private Dock & raft. - The wonderful screened porch overlooks the lake as does the large deck with picnic table and comfortable seating. All family members like to cook and you will find the kitchen amply supplied with necessary equipment - The amenities are the absolutely wonderful lake and area of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. If you have specific needs or requests please inquire.

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