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Lakefront Luxury Lodge/Cabin, Exceptional value w/ Secluded Beach, GREAT views!

Bedrooms 4
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 8 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 8 nights

About the property

Lovely Luxury Lodge! 4BR/2BA All Wood Rustic Contemporary Cabin with Great Ameni

Dear Friends.... We have a hidden jewel waiting for you in Cheboygan, the Mc Intosh Solitude Lodge. It is a newly-built but very rustic Log Cabin overlooking the straits area of Lake Huron. It's about 10 minutes east of town and right on US Hwy 23. The winding 450 ft. road that takes you to the cabin through beautiful woods affords privacy and envelops you in Nature!

When you arrive, it looks like any other log cabin, but one look inside the door and you will be amazed at the solid-wood (knotty cedar) interior! Bathrooms have 6' x 10' beams of cedar in them; rustic in spades! There are 4 bedrooms and 2 baths 2200 sq ft of beautiful lodge style living space.

There is a loft bedroom containing a queen bed and en suite bath. Two bedrooms are on the main floor, one with a double bed and the second with stacked bunk beds, perfect for the kids in your party.

The lower level bedroom also has a double bed.

The main level incorporates a large living/dining area along with an open kitchen. The view of the lake is spectacular from here.

The family/game room is on the lower level, along with a laundry room. Sliding glass doors lead to the hot tub, fire pit , outdoor dining area, and stairway to the beach.

There are two beautiful porches on the cabin; the back porch looks out over an ever-changing panorama of one of the great views of the great lakes. Who goes to the McIntosh lodge? Mostly it's families for reunions... there's lots of ways to set up your tribe, but we get a lot of people looking for an out-of-the-way intimate and romantic nest to spend some quality time with their mate. The common thread of all our guests is a desire for privacy, time apart from the maddening pace of life in 2007 and looking for a splendid way to recharge batteries. The cabin is about 400 feet from the water, and the sound of the waves at night will lull you to sleep very quickly. The trail down to the beach is a wonderful 1-minute nature walk, the beach stretches as far as you can see in either direction with virtually no development or people on it. There is one pair of cabins, about 500 feet East, and the private owners there are really wonderful people. There's an 80 foot pier/dock.

lake, perfect for sunning, reading a book in a beach chair, and hopping into the crystal-clear waters whenever you want! If you're wondering why the prices are so reasonable at the lodge, it's because I set them that way so that I will be able to afford more people a chance to see one of the most peaceful and beautiful cabins on the entire Great Lakes. Lots of amenities are nearby, you probably know most or all of them, but what you might not know is that there is a great full-service hospital less then 15 minutes away, people up in northern Michigan small towns are really friendly, and there are terrific things to do there at ANY time of year.

Best wishes from us both,

Tom Mc Intosh and Susan Hamann

Additional Amenities: Privacy! no neighbors within sight, outdoor gas grill on front porch

~Front & rear length-of-lodge porches

~3 VCRs

~2 DVD players

~3 TVs with 100-Channel DISH ~Taxidermy all over the place

~Knotty cedar & pine everywhere!

~CD players (four)

~Clothes washer & dryer, with the soap supplied by us

~Toasty-warm gas fireplace w/ blower

~Hand-made furniture

~High end furnishings throughout ~Bonfire pits (2), s'mores

~Picturesque & secluded beach ~Dishwasher & disposal

~Meade motorized telescope

~2 sets of binoculars

~Terrific views from almost every room in the cabin

~board games, puzzles, cards, nostalgia, etc... ~Excellent support staff: caretaker Dale Williams is first-rate, as is our

cleaning gal, Corey Gall.

~highchair and baby crib

~high-end furniture

~linen (supplied)

Olhausen pool table

great ping-pong table!


More Details

Tom Mc Intosh or Susan Hamann
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2017

Why Tom Mc Intosh or Susan Hamann chose Northern Michigan

We fell in love with this place when we first entered the driveway. We knew this was the place we had been looking for, a quiet getaway to recharge our batteries.

If you are looking for a quiet, secluded place to get away, renew, refresh, McIntosh Solitude Lodge is it. Nestled deep in the woods our log cabin offers all the comforts of home, off the beaten path. 113 stairs lead you down the hill to our private rock strewn beach and dock. Wildlife is abundant as deer, red fox, loons, swan, call the lake and woods home.

We are an easy drive to the ferry for Macinac Island and a short drive for groceries or a movie in Cheboygan.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The lodge is up and running and taking rentals for summer of 2007!

There is a guestbook at the lodge which many people have entered comments in, I have culled them and have put in a cross-section of

responses. I have not changed any of the comments in any way, and

we (Eve and I) encourage people to enter comments and take care to

not push them towards what they enter.... we hope you will find the

comments helpful.

Best wishes from us both, Tom & Eve Mc Intosh

P.S. We now have three websites... mcintawlodgecom,

greatrentalscom (listing #10266) and vrbocom

(listing #43621)
Aug 2004
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Lakefront Luxury Lodge/Cabin, Exceptional value w/ Secluded Beach, GREAT views!
average rating of 4.8636365 based on 52 reviews
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Northwoods Seclusion

  • 5 of 5

This property is awesome! The pictures really don't do justice to the interior or the view. From the taxidermy to the pictures on the walls, it's practically like a museum of natural history- fantastic. Beautiful log furniture, gas fireplace, full length covered porches front and back- the works. The lakefront is great, especially if you have any "rock hounds" along. Lots of fossils if you have the patience to look. The kids really enjoyed the game room, and also watching the freighters pass by. We'll be back.

  • Submitted: May 6, 2008
  • Stayed: Apr 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Dr. Dan for your kind words... you have said what we can't say because we are biased.... but it's true! Tom & Eve
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Perfect get away!

  • 5 of 5

This is a perfect place to get away from everything. Everything was in wonderful order and the caretaker was great when we needed an answer to a question. I would highly recommend this cabin.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cincinnati, Ohio

Owner great to work with!

  • 5 of 5

We were not actually able to stay due to our own circumstances, however Susan was very responsive and a pleasure to communicate with. I look forward to making it work sometime in the future as the cabin looks beautiful and her reviews are excellent!

  • Submitted: May 20, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great getaway !!

  • 5 of 5

This was my second time staying at the cabin, and it was just as pleasant as the first! The fall tree colors and the lake were magnificent. The cabin is so welcoming and has everything that you will need to be comfortable. Thank you for sharing it with us.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Exactly What I Needed

  • 5 of 5

I was seeking solitude and a gorgeous, waterfront property to do some thinking, some music recording, and some writing. WOW. Superb. Every morning, I would go out onto the long back balcony porch overlooking beautiful Lake Huron, and stretch and have coffee. Therapeutic in every way imaginable. Especially as a contrast to the typical busy workday. Thank you! Will be returning again absolutely.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable Seclusion

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the McIntosh Solitude Lodge for a few nights on our honeymoon. I researched rental cabins in the area and excitedly made reservations at the MSL months in advance. Though the temperature outside was 15 degrees below normal and there was plentiful fog/rain/clouds during our stay, the lodging couldn't have been better. We loved the cabin and hope to return at a future date when we can hopefully enjoy the private coastline with a bit nicer weather. It's located 10-15 minutes outside of town - the private secluded location was ideal as were the scenic views from inside and outside Solitude Lodge. The deck on the back of MSL just invites guests to relax and take in the tranquility and beauty of nature that surrounds you. The walk down the stairway to the beach was quick and easy and the beach would have provided a perfect setting to view the sunrise or sunset had the skies not been so overcast. The cabin includes plenty of games and entertainment options for a couple or for a larger number of guests and I was impressed by how well stocked MSL was with a variety of essentials. There is plenty of room at the MSL, the provisions are more than ample, and the setting is beautiful/awesome. Thanks for providing such a great lodging experience!

  • Submitted: May 21, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Pellston, MI
Nearest Beach
120 Metres
Car: recommended

Two topics.... #1 To secure time at the lodge FOR SURE, mail us a check for 1/2 the rental amt. right away, and we will email you the rental agreement, etc. This method is 98% effective. Second method: ask for a rental agreement BEFORE you send the check; we will send you one right away, you will get it, etc.

Topic #2 The area is a bit out of the way of heavily-traveled areas like Petoskey Harbor Springs, Mackinac Isl. etc., but we like it that way. The time it takes to get to those places gives you time to relax and enjoy the company that you are with, without time pressures that you get in the world every day, without let-up. PLACES: Boyne for skiing, many places(all Very beautiful) for golf, the Soo area for lock-watching,waterfalls, sand dunes, painted rocks boat rides, all are wonderful, our #1 memory was riding bikes the 8 mi. around Mackinac!..

Golf: Forget golf details for now... (there's some of the most beautiful courses in the entire US in upper Michigan)......back to finishing up the list of amenities... ~personalized gift basket on arrival, and...

~we are pet-friendly!

~Cedar hot tub with deck overlooking the lake, 5 person

~Olhausen billiards (pool) table with a regulation size ping-pong table top that fits on the pool table easily.

I tell people that the lodge is like a little 'Ritz-Carlton' in the woods, I may be exaggerating a touch, but not much.

AND... (Ahem!) Occasionally some guests get a front-row seat for the Northern Lights!

In the family room --- a ms Pacman & Galaga cocktail table in game room.

Fee Alert! a $50 cleaning fee is now in force.. no exceptions! No other fees except for the pet fees.

Ski: Best way to get time at the lodge is to send an earnest money check when you've decided to commit to a specific time. Whoever we get a check from first usually ends up getting to stay at the cabin! Best wishes, good luck!


Rates & Availability

Cheboygan Lodge Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Low season
Oct 24 2016 - May 13 2017
2 night minimum stay
Shoulder season 1
May 14 2017 - May 27 2017
2 night minimum stay
Shoulder season 2
May 28 2017 - Jun 10 2017
2 night minimum stay
Shoulder season 3
Jun 11 2017 - Jun 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
Shoulder season 4
Jun 26 2017 - Jul 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
High Season 2017
Jul 2 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall Season 1
Sep 3 2017 - Sep 10 2017
2 night minimum stay
Fall Season 2
Sep 11 2017 - Sep 17 2017
2 night minimum stay
Fall Season 3
Sep 18 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Fall Season 4
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 8 2017
2 night minimum stay
Falll Season 5
Oct 9 2017 - Oct 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 19 2017 - Nov 26 2017
8 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Dec 24 2017 - Dec 31 2017
8 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $75
Pet Fee $50

Low season basic rates are for 1-2 people. Additional charges per additional people.
"Shoulder" months (mid-May-June and Sept - Oct) have individual weekly ratings.Check with owner for rates.
Thanksgiving and Christmas weeks can be rented for less than one week at cost of $300/night with min. 3 night stay or $900 for full week (7 nights)
NEW RATES WILL GO INTO EFFECT JAN 1, 2016 AND ARE NOT CURRENTLY LISTED. Call owner for rates 740-403-1454

!/2 rental fee to reserve if made over 2 months in advance.
Entire rental if l1 month or less in advance of stay.
$500 returnable security/damage deposit
Rental agreement
All renters must be over 21 to rent this property and sign a rental agreement.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Cheboygan Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Dialup Access
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Main Floor Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • The Loft - 1 queen
    The bunk room - 2 twin/ single
    Goose Room - 1 double
    The retreat ! - 1 double
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Golf Clubs
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
We put in a horseshoes area, but no one seems to do that anymore! Also, there are now TWO fire pits there, one close to the hot tub and one on the beach for marshmallows, etc. Enjoy the foosball game and high quality! Ohlhausen pool table in the game room along with PacMan.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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