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

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Fireplace
  • children welcome

Overview

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:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 27, 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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Amenities

Thompsonville Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • River ...
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower , Recently updated
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Walkway to Water
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
Speakers are set up for use with your IPOD

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

Woolly Bugger Cabin- A Betsie River Retreat 1 mile from Crystal Mountain!
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 19 reviews
5

Great Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Very cozy cabin with all the needed amenities. Very quiet, with the beautiful Betsie River in your backyard. Only 5 minutes from Crystal Mountain skiing, which we took full advantage of. Cabin was perfect for our family weekend getaway.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind review, glad your family enjoyed their stay. Please come back anytime!
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4

Great Casual, Comfortable Cottage

  • 4 of 5

The Woolly Bugger Lodge is a great getaway for a relaxing weekend with friends. We've been there two years in a row and find the cabin relaxing and comfortable for 8 people. The hosts were great and responsive when I had questions during my stay. Great location and not far from Traverse City and Glen Arbor. Would totally stay again!

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind review, we are glad our cabin met your group's needs. Please come back to the Woolly Bugger anytime!
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5

Lovely Spot

  • 5 of 5

This was our first experience with a VRBO and it couldn't have been better. The owners were responsive and everything was even nicer than we expected. This is a quiet spot along the Betsie River in a well maintained cabin that would easily sleep 10 (we were a group of four, so had plenty of room to spread out). We were 30 minutes from the Sleeping Bear Dunes and very close to Crystal Mountain (do take advantage of the Legacy Art Walk on their grounds - amazing, and so beautiful with the autumn foliage). The cabin itself had a gas fireplace, a washer/dryer, a terrific shower - really all the comforts of home. We cannot recommend this place highly enough and hope to be back soon.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Mary, we have worked very hard the last few months to get the property in the best possible condition for our guests. We are happy that it met your needs and expectations. Please come back anytime!
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4

Nice peaceful getaway.

  • 4 of 5

We have stayed at the Woolly Bugger two years in a row, now. Have enjoyed the location and somewhat easy access to the Betsie river. This year we caught several salmon right behind the lodge. Other activities available, if interested. Look forward to our next stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review of the Woolly Bugger! We're glad you enjoyed your stay and the fish were bitting! We'll look forward to your next stay with us!
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5

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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5

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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Map

Nearest Airport
33 Miles
Traverse City
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Crystal Palace Lounge
Nearest Ferry
59 Miles
Ludington
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
Elberta
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

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Rates & Availability

Thompsonville Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring Fishing
Mar 26 2017 - May 26 2017
2 night minimum stay
$160
 
 
Early Summer
May 27 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,400
 
 
4th of July Week
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,700
 
 
Late Summer
Jul 8 2017 - Sep 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,400
 
 
Fall Fishing 2017
Sep 10 2017 - Nov 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
$160
 
 
Nightly Rate
Nov 5 2017 - Nov 12 2017
2 night minimum stay
$160
 
 
Fall Fishing 2017
Nov 13 2017 - Nov 19 2017
2 night minimum stay
$160
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$190
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $90
Refundable damage deposit $200

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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