COZY BETSIE RIVER CABIN - 1 MILE FROM CRYSTAL MOUNTAIN RESORT - A/C, WIFI

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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COZY BETSIE RIVER CABIN - 1 MILE FROM CRYSTAL MOUNTAIN RESORT - A/C, WIFI

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Betsie River Getaway - 2 BR, 1BA, A/C Cabin in the Heart of northwest Michigan

Wake up to a breathtaking sunrise over the Betsie River. Then hit the slopes at Crystal Mountain Resort or kayak on northern Michigan’s premier wild and scenic river. This four season cabin offers the best of all worlds. You’ll love our classic up-north cabin with private frontage on the Betsie River. Located on a quiet Cul-de-sac, this immaculate home features vaulted wood ceilings, wood interior, wifi, air conditioning, and a gas fireplace. It comes fully furnished including appliances and linens. It has two bedrooms, one bath, a kitchen, and a three door drive through garage for your vehicles and snowmobiles.

Betsie River Getaway is located in the heart of Northwest Michigan and provides an environment rich in outdoor opportunities for every taste and age. Lake Michigan, Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore, Crystal Mountain Resort, and thousands of acres of state and federal recreational property are all only minutes from the door. Please click the link to our website below for additional information.

Area Natural Resources & Cabin Amenities: You'll find multiple access points to snowmobile trails, rivers and creeks, hiking trails, and beaches from our property or only a few minutes away. Golfers will find a variety of tier one courses in the area. If quiet seclusion is your idea of the ideal vacation, snuggle up in the warmth of the fireplace or watch fish migrate upstream while enjoying a campfire from the riverbank.

Amenities: Air conditioning, high speed wireless internet, washer, dryer, stove, propane furnace, gas fireplace, refrigerator, coffee maker, waffle maker, cooking utensils, tableware, silverware, microwave, toaster, satellite TV, 40' flatscreen LCD TV, Blueray player, XM satellite radio, and stereo system with MP3 connection. Both gas and charcoal grills are available. Linens and paper products are provided to start. Wood is provided for the outdoor firepit free of charge.

Area Activities and Cultural Events: Downhill Skiing, Art Park, Summer concerts at Interlochen Center for the Arts, Gwen Frostic Art Studio, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Scenic areas, Local Festivals and wineries, Beaches, Swimming, Children's water park, Water Skiing, Canoeing, Freshwater Fishing,  Great Lakes Fishing, Mountain Biking, Tennis, Boating, Hang gliding, Wind Surfing, Kayaking, Fly Fishing, Snowmobiling, Paddle Boating, Jet Skiing, Gambling, Climbing, Cross Country Skiing, Marinas, Sailing, Pier Fishing, Golfing, Hiking, Hunting, sightseeing.

The cabin is ideally located just far enough from Crystal Mountain to experience the brilliant starlit nights and quiet gurgle of the river while hidden from the all night lights, vehicle noise, and whine of snow guns at the resort.

Betsie River Getaway is also located midway between Manistee and Traverse City Michigan each approximately thirty miles away and offering easy access to all the amenities of the city.

Benzie County, Michigan is world renown for the beauty of Lake Michigan, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, it's forests and rivers, the world class fishing, and recreational diversity.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Eric or Pat Lampinen

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The owners Eric & Pat, grew up in the Detroit area and moved to northern Michigan in 1977. We've lived in the same home for over thirty five years only a half hour away from the cabin. We love the northern Michigan lifestyle and beauty and wish to share our love of the area with everyone.

Eric or Pat Lampinen purchased this cabin in 2003

Betsie River Getaway is centrally located in the Manistee, Benzie, and Lelanau county area, the most beautiful and scenic location in the state. Lake Michigan with it's magnificent vistas, massive sand dunes, and uncrowded beaches are only one of the area assets. Our inland lakes, rivers, forests, fall colors, and history, the miles of highway winding through it all, with M-22 in particular infuse the soul with peace and tranquility and must be experienced.

Betsie River Getaway rests on the bank of the picturesque Betsie River. One of only a few rivers in Michigan designated as 'Wild and Scenic'. This air conditioned cabin interior is distinct with vaulted, beamed ceilings and rough sawn wooden walls. The property is enveloped by a dense canopy of trees that provide privacy and solitude. Deer, woodpeckers, and dozens of other creatures call BRG home as well and provide hours of viewing entertainment.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Cozy Betsie River Cabin - 1 Mile from Crystal Mountain Resort - A/C, WIFI
average rating of 4.8 based on 77 reviews
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Cozy Betsie River Cabin - 1 Mile from Crystal Mountain Resort - A/C, WIFI
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231 794-1118
Crystal Mountain, Thompsonville Northern Michigan
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We LOVE this cabin.

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
This was our sixth visit to the Betsie River Getaway. First and foremost I would thank Eric and Pat, they are wonderful hosts. They cabin is always exceptionally clean, well stocked with necessities (all the stuff you never remember to bring from home), and they keep you well informed at all times. I actually don't believe I've had the opportunity to meet them, though I feel like I know them. I also appreciate the e-mails throughout the year with additions they've made to the cabin. They are one of the primary benefits of this cabin.

The cabin itself, and the surrounding property, are exactly what you want in an 'up north' vacation. The 'parents' bedroom is roomy, comfortable and the closet and dressers help you move right in. The 'kids' room is perfect - our kids look forward to it annually and bicker over who gets the top bunk.

Large bathroom and very roomy shower (the skylight above it is a perfect touch), laundry room always comes in handy and the kitchen (complete with all the pots, pans, dishes, silverware, coffee makers, etc that you'd need) helps a lot.

The back deck, with all the rocking chairs is where I prefer to read each morning and evening. This year, my kids preferred the new hammock that was installed. Either place is an ideal spot to watch all the birds and critters - the feeders keep some very interesting looking birds nearby. I get especially excited when the humming birds hover over my head while I read on the deck.

Nice, big grill in the back for your BBQ and a fire pit, with chairs, is where the smores get made...after all these years I'm finally getting the hang of making a fire. There is a lot of land, a lot of trees, some swings overlooking the river and a dock to go down and kick around in the Betsie River. Finally, a garage to die for...I wish my bed room at home was a clean.

The location is ideal for an 'up north' vacation. Crystal Mountain resort is a mile down the street (they have lots of activities - we tend to use their pool.) Benzonia is nearby (hit Gwen Frostics), Beulah (beach and Cherry Hut), Frankfort , and all your faves...Crystal Lake, Lake Michigan, Sleeping Bear Dunes, Dune Climb, Platte River, Traverse, Suttons Bay, Manistee, and the list goes on and on. This is the perfect spot to see it all.

This cabin has become a part of our family, we look forward to going all year. If looking for stuff to do, read my wife's notes in the visitors journal they leave on the counter. Thanks!
Owner's Response: Thanks Rob. It's our privilege and pleasure to share the cabin with such wonderful people like your family. Pat and I are originally from the Detroit area but are so lucky to have had the opportunity to live many years in northern Michigan and we love being able to help others experience the natural beauty and quiet solitude we enjoy every day.
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Cozy Betsie River Cabin - 1 Mile from Crystal Mountain Resort - A/C, WIFI
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p310615
231 794-1118
Crystal Mountain, Thompsonville Northern Michigan
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Clean, well stocked cabin.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
Wonderful weekend with my family! Very clean and well stocked! Very pleased, will be back! Cheers!
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Cozy Betsie River Cabin - 1 Mile from Crystal Mountain Resort - A/C, WIFI
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p310615
231 794-1118
Crystal Mountain, Thompsonville Northern Michigan
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Back again! Winter visit

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
Back again for a fantastic weekend of skiing & relaxing here - it's just as beautiful in the winter. Mesmerized by all the wildlife; turkeys, deer, and so many birds, even in winter! So lovely - thank you so much and we love Crystal Mountain. Everyone is having a blast on the mountain! Be back soon!
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Cozy Betsie River Cabin - 1 Mile from Crystal Mountain Resort - A/C, WIFI
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p310615
231 794-1118
Crystal Mountain, Thompsonville Northern Michigan
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Guestbook Entry

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful jewel in the woods with us. We had a truly memorable week! Bird watching in the morning and campfires every night gave us pleasure. We filled our days at the beautiful Frankfort beach, Empire Bluffs, the dunes, Fishtown, and a fun filled day at Crystal Mountain. You provide a lovely, thoughtfully outfitted place here! Can't wait to return!!
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Cozy Betsie River Cabin - 1 Mile from Crystal Mountain Resort - A/C, WIFI
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p310615
231 794-1118
Crystal Mountain, Thompsonville Northern Michigan
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  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
Another perfect week! You work so diligently for our enjoyment! Greatly appreciated. Spent three days on the beach at Green Point Dunes. Love the drive on 602 and the hike to the beach. Miles to walk on beautiful sand. This year spent a rainy, cool, day driving to Northport. Great scenery and a fun picnic at Tandem Cyclery. Thanks again for everything!
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Traverse City
Nearest Ferry
55 Miles
Ludington
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
M-115 & Kurick Rd.
Nearest Beach
18 Miles
Lake Michigan at Frankfort
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Vista at Crystal Mountain Resort
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
Crystal Mountain Resort & Spa
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Crystal Mountain Resort & Spa
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Wild Tomato at Crystal Mountain Resort & Spa
Car: necessary

In the heart of Nortwest Michigan, the cabin is located in a quiet 'up north' wooded setting on the Betsie River. The area offers immense natural beauty, abundant natural resources, outdoor activities, and numerous cultural opportunities.

Other Activities: Ride Michigan's only Alpine Slide located at Crystal Mountain!!!

Golf: Crystal Mountain offers two premier 18 hole courses only one mile from the cabin. The Ridge Course, with incredible views of the surrounding valley and the Betsie Valley Course winding through the lower stretches where deer, turkeys, and other wildlife abound. Further to the west is Arcadia Bluffs golf course ranked in the top ten courses in the nation and known as the 'Pebble Beach' of the midwest

Ski: Crystal Mountain Resort 1 mile from the cabin features the new Loki Quad lift and re-contoured slopes of Loki & Thor! This year, the Buck lift was replaced and the hill expanded and contoured with two new runs and a glade run added. These two new lifts dramatically increase capacity and reduces lift lines. Additionally, Jim Riley one of the nations top boot fitters is based at Crystal Mountain and offers discounts exclusively to renters at Betsie River Getaway!

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Availability & Rates

Crystal Mountain, Thompsonville Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Spring
Apr 1 - May 23
$150
$200
Fri,Sat
2 nights
 
 
Memorial Weekend
May 24 - May 26
$183
3 nights
 
 
Summer Prime
May 27 2014 - Aug 30 2014
$875
7 nights
 
 
Labor Day Weekend
Aug 31 - Sep 2
$183
3 nights
 
 
Fall
Sep 3 2014 - Nov 30 2014
$150
$200
Fri,Sat
$875
2 nights
 
 
Early ski
Dec 1 2014 - Dec 21 2014
$150
$225
Fri,Sat
2 nights
 
 
Christmas Holiday
Dec 22 2014 - Jan 5 2015
$230
$1,400
4 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
$875
7 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200.00
Cleaning $65.00
Tax Rate 6.0%
Notes Prices and availability are subject to change until payment is confirmed.

Please note: Holiday weekends are rented at the rate of $550.00 for the full three day period. Holiday weekends include MLK, Presidents Day, Memorial Day, and Labor Day.
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Amenities

Crystal Mountain, Thompsonville Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • River ...
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Internet ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Garage ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Gas Heating
  • Living Area
  • Iron & Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Heating
  • Sofa Bed
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
Kitchen:
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Spacious tiled shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Master Bedroom has queen size bed. 2nd bedroom has bunk bed with double bed below and twin/single above. Living room has queen sofa sleeper. A Pak N Play is provided free of charge for families with infants and toddlers. The cabin is opimized for family groups and couples groups. Groups of individual men or women consisting of more than four occupants must share beds. Camping trailers, tents & sleeping bags intended to provide sleeping accomodations for additional occupants are not permitted.
Entertainment:
  • Video Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Books for Kids
  • Video Games
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • Games for Kids
Outside:
  • Sand Box
  • Boat Dock
  • Beach Chairs
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway to Water
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • festivals
  • museums
  • autumn foliage
  • playground
  • water parks
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • outlet shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • medical services
  • massage therapist
  • groceries
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • sailing
  • tennis
  • surf fishing
  • water tubing
  • golf privileges optional
  • ski privileges optional
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • hunting
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • skiing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • swimming
Notes:
Central air conditioning added 2013. 40' flatscreen TV with high definition service & local channels. XM Satellite Radio with whole house stereo speakers and MP3 connector. Xbox video game. Blue Ray disc player Waffle Maker Board games & puzzles Both gas and charcoal grills available for use. Wireless internet services Firewood provided for the outdoor firepit.

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