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

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 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? Families for reunions, couples looking for a private getaway, friends groups, ... It's an out-of-the-way intimate and romantic nest to spend some quality time with their mate. Many guests come back annually to celebrate birthdays and anniversaries. The common thread of all our guests is a desire for privacy, time apart from the maddening pace of life 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.

The lake, is perfect for sunning, reading a book in a beach chair, rock collecting 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 we 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

~2 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)

~Picturesque & secluded beach ~Dishwasher & disposal

~2 sets of binoculars

~Terrific views from almost every room in the cabin

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

cleaning people, Brandi and Bill

~highchair and baby crib

~high-end furniture

~linen (supplied)

Olhausen pool table

great ping-pong table!


More Details


Cheboygan Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2 ...
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 22
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Dialup Access
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & 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 2
  • The Loft - 1 queen
    The bunk room - 2 twin/ single
    The retreat ! - 1 double
    Goose Room - 1 queen
  • 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
  • Video Games ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf Clubs
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 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
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • 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
TWO fire pits there, one close to the hot tub and one on the beach for marshmallows, etc. Enjoy the high quality Ohlhausen pool table in the game room along with PacMan.


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Lakefront Luxury Lodge/Cabin, Exceptional value w/ Secluded Beach, GREAT views!
average rating of 4.8653846 based on 60 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: April 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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Breath taking beauty!

  • 5 of 5

Stunning! Absolute paradise!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Great view, clean cabin and a great area to stay. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We look forward to your return. We're so glad you enjoyed our little piece of paradise in the woods. Let us know when we can schedule your next vacation. - Susan and Tom
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Wonderful place to enjoy a family vacation.

  • 5 of 5

Everything you need is already there except your food so you can begin enjoying the beautiful accommodations and view as soon as you get there. Our family thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this beautiful cabin.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Solitude Indeed

  • 5 of 5

Lovely time at the cabin. This was my second visit, and again filled with peace and water. Wrote quite a bit, and visited the shorelines for a hike a couple times everyday with my dog. Plan to continue returning. The view, balcony, and surroundings are too good not to!


  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful weekend get-a-way!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were looking for a relaxing weekend get-a-way for our anniversary and the lodge did not disappoint! There is a reason Solitude is in the name. This beautiful cabin nestled in the trees had just the right amount of privacy, with a beautiful view and plenty of amenities to keep you entertained. Our visit was in the off season and it rained most of our visit, so we did not get to enjoy the water. But that is o.k., we still had a wonderful time - and that just means we have to come back, which I am already looking forward to!

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Property Manager

Susan Hamann
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 25, 2018

Why Susan Hamann chose Cheboygan

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, bald eagles, and 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 manager

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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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Pellston, MI
Nearest Restaurant
15 Miles
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 $75 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!




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $75
Pet Fee $50

Cabin sleeps 8-9 guests. Mimimum stay is 2 nights. Basic rates are for 1-2 people. Additional charges per additional people except during high season, the month of July and August when rental is by the week, Sunday-Sunday. Mimimum stay during the year, except high season is 2 nights.
"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).

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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