The rustic Cabin at Sunny Crest Ridge is a great place to rest while visiting all the best that Northwest Michigan has to offer. A wooded walk down the country road brings you to the foot of our hill and access to the upper Platte River. There is superb trout fishing & swimming in warm weather. Sunny Crest Ridge is located on 53 acres of private land bordered on the south and west by thousands of acres of State Forests. Our north border is a county maintained country road/trail that leads directly to state snowmobile/hiking trails and the Michigan Shore to Shore hiking and horseback riding trail.
Mushroom hunt, hike, cross country ski, snowshoe, snowmobile, mountain bike or horse ride right from your doorstep. It is just one mile to the canoe & kayak access on the upper Platte River (Veterans Park). We’re just 15 minutes from Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lake Shore or Interlochen Art Academy. The Benzie area is host to many inland lakes and rivers, as well as gorgeous Lake Michigan beaches. Just minutes to world renown Crystal Downs Golf Course. Traverse City is a short 20 minutes to the NE and offers fabulous dining and shopping opportunities, plus the largest regional airport. Airway Estates airstrip is just 2 miles north.
The area has many things to offer; fishing charter boats in Frankfort, Boat rental on Crystal Lake, Antiques, Cherry Bowl Drive-In Movie Theater, Gwen Frostic's Presscraft Papers, Dune Climb at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Concerts at Interlochen Center for the Arts, Traverse City Cherry Festival, TC Film Festival, Beach Bums - Minor League Baseball, Fall Color Tours, Wine Tasting tours, Casinos, Ski at Crystal Mountain and more. The Little Cabin at Sunny Crest Ridge is the perfect quiet place to base your Northwest Michigan vacation activities.
Keywords: Quiet, Clean, Cabin, Central Upnorth Location
We bought our 53 acres in 1978. We were part of the 'Back to the Land' movement of the 70's. We lived in our tepee for a summer while we built our cabin, sawmill and many other buildings. Later our we ran our lumber production business, raised three kids and built our current house; also on the property. Bill hunts, fishes and rides is motorcycle. I garden, hike, camp, backpack, kayak, create multiple types of art and love being outdoors.
Quiet, beautiful, expansive woodland just out your doorstep. The upper Platte River is close at hand. A short, beautiful drive to Lake Michigan and Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes National Shoreline.
Sunny Crest Cabin is located in Inland Township in Benzie County in N.W. lower Michigan. It is situated on 53 private acres of wooded property. The Perre Marquette State Forest borders the south and west edge of the acreage. Hiking, X-Country skiing, snowshoeing, mountain biking, snowmobiling are right out the door. The upper Platte River is a top notch trout fishing; river access is a short walk or drive down the hill. The Michigan Shore to Shore hiking/horse back riding trail is one mile north on a beautiful country road. No need to drive to get there, you are there!
A steep stair case to the loft and wood stove may make this cabin unsuitable for small children.
Honor 5, miles, Lk Ann 5, Traverse City 20, Interlochen 12
Traverse City offers just about anything you could want. Upper Platte River is a short walk away, fishing & swimming available. MI DNR State forest borders the property on the south & west border with groomed trail used for hiking, snowmobiling, X-country skiing, snowshoeing, biking, horseback riding, and more. This trail connects to the Michigan Shore to Shore hiking and horse riding trail. We have plenty of room; 52 acres, to park your horse/snowmobile trailer and more.
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