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Cozy A-Frame Cottage Located on ~ATV~ Trail

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 10)

This cozy A-Frame sits in a very beautiful and secluded location but is only 5 minutes from town. It is on 2.5 acres and is directly on a designated ATV trail. Elk, bear, deer and turkey can be seen around our cottage. There is a nice deck outside, which is great for cooking out and at night we have a great spot for a campfire.

The A-Frame has two bedrooms with queen beds and a loft that has two single beds, a double bed and a hide-away bed. This cottage can sleep up to 10 people comfortably. The two bedrooms on the main floor both have window air conditioners. One bath with marble flooring and ceramic flooring throughout the cottage. It is fully furnished with a washer and dryer and the kitchen is fully equipped with a dish washer. It is very rustic inside with many animal mounts.

You are only 5 minutes away from canoe, tubing, boat and jet ski rentals on either Mullet Lake, Burt Lake and Indian River. You are only 25 minutes from Mackinac City, Petoskey, Gaylord, Cheboygan and Harbor Springs, which are great day trips for shopping and site seeing activities. Indian River also has the largest crucifix in the world at the 'Cross in the Woods'. We are also close to many golf courses.

Keywords: Cozy secluded relaxing beautiful quiet but close to everything

More Details

Lori Nutt
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 27, 2017

Why Lori Nutt chose Michigan

We love Indian River. There is so much to do and you are close to everything. We decided to build our cottage right on an ATV trail because of our love for quad riding.

What makes this cottage unique

Quiet, but yet close to everything. Endless trails for ATV riding. The wildlife can be seen right on our property.


Afton Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2)
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Very secluded but easy to get to and located directly on an ATV trail. Great for quads, motorcycles, 4x4, etc.


4.4/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

Cozy A-Frame Cottage Located on ~ATV~ Trail
average rating of 4.4 based on 5 reviews
Lamberville MI

Amazing 10 days

  • 3 of 5

We were looking for a vacation spot that would allow us to ride atv's an enjoy the out doors. What we found was the perfect combination, The cabin was inviting and comfortable and the property offered us peace and quite and when you pulled out of the drive way you were on the orv's trails. You could stay in that woods and ride for days. But you are surrounded by miles of trails to explore with in a 5 minute drive.

The Bridge was only 30 miles north, Traverse City was only 30 miles west Gaylord was 30 miles south. So you are surrounded with all kinds of things to see and do. We took a day trip to Boyne Mountain to zip line again less than 40 minutes. You will not be sorry when you book your stay. It was an amazing time with my family and I would suggest anyone that wants to enjoy a great family experience call and reserve a week. We took 10 days and I wish I could have stayed longer. The owners of this place really have created an oasis and we were very thankful that they did.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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st johns, mi

Cozy A Frame Cottage-Indian River Michigan

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is exactly what you see in the pictures. We spent our time 4 wheeling but kayaked from Henley's out of Wolverine. Nice people. My son had a problem with the BIG Elk mount in the bedroom. The washer, dryer and shower work great. Nice to have after an all day ride. It's a nice place to take your dog. Very peaceful. They say it sleeps 12, and it does. But I'm not sure I'd have more than 8 with one bathroom! Thank you so much for the experience AND returning our deposit so quickly.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cleveland Tn

Fantastic Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our week stay at your cottage . Loved the very peacefull location of the cottage and the access to the atv trails. The cabin was also located close to all the places we came to see and visit while we were there for the week. Mackanic Island was our favorite place we visited , but we also visited Mackinaw City with all its shops and fine resturants . The Lighthouse Cruise was fantastic. And after our long day of siteseeing your cozy cottage was a welcome sight to come back to and relax and unwind , very peacefull and loved the decor of the cabin. We would highly recommend your cottage to anyone looking for a nice , peacefull place to stay while in MI.

Alan & Rose

Cleveland Tn.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Columbus, Oho

August 2010 - Family Vacation

  • 4 of 5

Gerry came to our rescue, when we were surprised by other arrangements (reality versus advertisement). Gerry went above and beyond to assist us. Upon arrival we were all extremely pleased with the property and surroundings. A very quiet and serene environment. The cottage is wonderful. The pictures really do not do the property justice, as the comfort and amenties are plentiful. I would absolutely recommend this to anyone who wants to "get away", but still be reasonably close to town. Any time you can get your teenagers to sit and play board and card games rather than watch tv and video games is a win. People who have ATVs would really like this property. Thanks for the wonderful week!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Port Huron, Michigan

Great time in Indian River!

  • 5 of 5

My family enjoyed this quintessential 'Northern Michigan' retreat! This cozy cottage is perfect for a weekend away from it all! It had all the necessities while retaining the charm! Loved the great deck to sit on and enjoy the wilderness. It is rustic and still close to everything. Great family memories were made here!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning fee $150
Tax Rate 6.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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