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Woolly Bugger Cabin- A Betsie River Retreat 1 mile from Crystal Mountain!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps up to 8

A relaxing retreat for all seasons. A true "Up North" getaway. Experience the joy of kayaking or tubing down one of the state's most scenic rivers. Visit all the fabulous Northern Michigan hot spots. Great for day trips to Sleeping Bear Dunes, Frankfort, Glen Arbor, Leland, Interlochen, Traverse City and only 30 minutes from the Casino in Manistee. For fun try the Cherry Bowl Drive-In in Honor. Visit Crystal Mountain's outdoor water park, climbing wall, and championship golf courses, just 1 mile away. Enjoy fly fishing for resident trout and the impressive fall salmon run from the convenience of the dock. Tour the breathtaking fall colors the area has to offer, or just build a fire and enjoy all the stars in the beautifully clear night sky. When the snow falls, there is no better resort than Crystal Mountain, the Midwest's premier skiing destination. Recently named the #2 resort in North America by Liftopia!

Make the most of your ski weekend up North. The Winter weekend rate includes early check in on Friday-8am or later. Also enjoy the day skiing on Sunday and worry about checking out later. Sunday check out during ski season is 8 p.m.

More Details

Property Manager
Rob Florian
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 21, 2017

About Rob Florian

Our family purchased this property to supplement parent's retirement. We are from the Grand Rapids area, and have spent much of our lives vacationing on the sunset side of the mitten!

Rob Florian purchased this cabin in 2016

Why Rob Florian chose Crystal Mountain, Thompsonville

It is truly a four season property. Winter is for skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling. Spring and fall there is fantastic fishing right out the door. Summer time we enjoy canoeing, kayaking, hiking and camping. Fall is the time to enjoy the beautiful colors as the trees prepare for winter! There is always something to do within a few minutes of the property.

What makes this cabin unique

The Betsie river is just steps away in the back yard!

Guestbook comments from the manager

Great cabin on a great river. 5 of us stayed for 3 days with plenty of room. Cabin is clean and comfortable and on a great stretch of the river. The owners are great to deal with and we highly recommend this cabin.
Apr 2013
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Thompsonville Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • River ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower , Recently updated
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Log Bed, upstairs
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Main floor
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double , 2 twin/ single , 2 twin over double bunks in loft
  • The leather couch pulls out to a Queen bed. House comfortably sleeps two families.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Speakers are set up for use with your IPOD


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Woolly Bugger Cabin- A Betsie River Retreat 1 mile from Crystal Mountain!
average rating of 4.866667 based on 16 reviews

awesome time!

  • 4 of 5

Great cabin. The weather was awesome. The river was refreshing and very relaxing. Planning on returning soon.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Quiet and Peaceful

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four (also with two small dogs) had a great week here! Everything we needed was made available and the cabin is beautiful. We enjoyed the fireplace during this time because it was cold out during our stay and snowed most days. This location is close to Frankfort, Sleeping Bear Dunes and Traverse City. Crystal Mountain ski resort is only a few miles away! The owners are wonderful and keep in good contact if you need them for anything. Our family recommends this vacation spot. Nice and quiet, beautiful woods and river setting.

  • Submitted: May 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great cabin! Great location!

  • 5 of 5

My family had a wonderful time at the cabin. The river is beautiful and the cabin very private. Week of fishing and sightseeing was enjoyed by everyone. Campfire and starry skies every night. Great vacation spot!!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. I'm so happy you enjoyed your time. It's funny you mentioned the stars, as it is one of the things that make the cabin magical for me. It is simply majestic up there at night. Thanks and come back anytime!
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Very cozy and quiet

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our time around the campfire and walking to the river. Proximity is great. Close to TC, Frankfort, Sleeping Bear and Crystal.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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September getaway, river runs through it.

  • 5 of 5

what neat place! fire pit & plenty of wood. beautiful stretch of river. A nice kitchen we had for preparing our own meals. we look forward to coming back if we are able.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cute cabin on a lovely river

  • 5 of 5

We spent a lovely week at Woolly Bugger Lodge with our adult children and standard poodle. We canoed and kayaked, visited Sleeping Bear Dunes, Traverse City and Crystal Mountain (right around the corner), antiqued, played games indoors and out and enjoyed the plentiful firewood and fire pit. The cabin is on a small rise on the bank of the Betsie River with a path and steps down to a dock. The cabin has a couple of kayaks to use and one of the paddles was missing. A phone call to the owners resulted in a new paddle overnight shipped so we had it available for the remainder of our trip. Thanks, Renee.

The upstairs sleeping was warm (no a/c), but with skylights, windows and fans it was okay. There are no close grocers, but there is a gas station/C-store about a mile away. We loved the T.V. room/porch and book and game library. My husband read three of their books in the week we were there. There is a gigantic charcoal grill that we used one evening. One morning we awoke to 47 degrees (in August), so we kicked up the furnace which kept us comfortable as well.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review your stay and your kind words! I am so glad the paddle arrived, thanks for calling to let me know one was missing. Sounds like you enjoyed Northern Michigan with some great day trips! Kind Regards, Renee
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Nearest Airport
33 Miles
Traverse City
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Crystal Palace Lounge
Nearest Ferry
59 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Crystal Mountain
Nearest Train
130 Miles
Grand Rapids
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
M-115 at Kurick Road
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Rosie's Country Cafe
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
Crystal Mountain and Spa
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Car: necessary

Crystal Mountain Resort is approx. 1 mile away. Day passes are available for purchase to use their outdoor pool, water park, alpine slide and climbing wall. Championship golf, tennis and Spa are also available through the resort.

Other Activities: snowmobiling


Rates & Availability

Thompsonville Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Late Summer
Jul 15 2017 - Sep 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall Fishing 2017
Sep 10 2017 - Nov 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nightly Rate
Nov 5 2017 - Nov 12 2017
2 night minimum stay
Fall Fishing 2017
Nov 13 2017 - Nov 19 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $120
Refundable damage deposit $400

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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