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Authentic Log Cabin on Beautiful Silver Lake

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Authentic Log Cabin sleeps 7 in Traverse City and close to Interlochen Arts

Close To Interlochen Music Camp and only 10 minutes to downtown Traverse City.

Enjoy our beautifully restored, authentic, log home on 65 feet of private lake frontage on the 'quiet side' of Silver Lake. Decorated with treasures from the family farm, the cabin is cozy and quaint with hardwood floors throughout, handcrafted log, hickory and pine furnishings, maple cabinets, and leather furnishings. Located just 10 minutes south of Traverse City, this great vacation getaway is located just a short drive from the following Michigan cities, Leland, Glen Arbor, Lake Lelanau, Suttons Bay, Omena, Northport, Frankfort, Beulah, Grawn, Chums Corner, Old Mission Pennisula, Acme, Elk Rapids, Grand Traverse Bay, Alden, Bellaire, Grand Traverse Resort and Golf Club, The Crown Golf Course, The Bear Golf Course, High Pointe Golf Club, Kings Challenge Golf Course, Grandview Golf Club, Wineries, Bel Lago, Black Star Farms, Bowers Harbor Vineyard, Chateau Chantel, Chateau De Leland, Chateau Fontaine, Chateau Grand Traverse

Amenities: The kitchen/dining area is bright and cheery with nice appliances. It is well stocked with all the pots and pans and dishes you will need, including a coffee pot. The dining area has a beautiful handmade hickory table. In the living room is a Vermont Castings gas stove with a glass front for those evenings when you want to sit by the fire.

Sleeps 7: The cabin, with its original logs and chinking throughout, sleeps up to seven people.

PLEASE NOTE THERE IS A $40 PER PERSON CHARGE FOR OVER 4.

The sleeping arrangements are: two queen bedrooms, twin adult size cedar log bunk beds in the bunkroom, (the bunkroom is not air conditioned but has many windows to enjoy the nice breeze from the lake) and a twin roll away bed. All linens and towels are provided. We give you a starter paper supplies kit which includes a few paper towels and toilet paper rolls.

For the angler, enjoy good fishing. Bass, bluegill, perch, pike, sunfish, and walleye. We provide an aluminum boat with oars (not to be used with a motor) , or you can rent the pontoon boat. There is a lakeside deck with patio furniture and a charcoal grill for outdoor eating where you can enjoy the spectacular sunsets after dinner. Enjoy the sandy beach and fire pit. Firewood is available at several nearby roadside stands or the campground at the south end of the lake.

PLEASE NOTE: PONTOON RENTAL IS REQUIRED DURING JULY & AUGUST RENTALS.

Activities: We know you will enjoy your stay in what we like to call 'our little treasure.' Be sure to book the pontoon boat to enjoy the scenic cruises around Silver Lake. You will want to include a trip to the quaint fish town of Leland, the Lake Michigan Shoreline and Sand Dunes as well as a trip out the Leelanau and Old Mission Peninsulas and experience the beauty of Northern Michigan.

The cabin is located in Traverse City, Michigan, with direct frontage on Silver Lake. Downtown Traverse City is just 10 min., Interlochen Arts Academy is 10 min., Beach Bums baseball stadium is 2 min., and The Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes is 45 min. There are many festivals beginning with the National Cherry Festival, The Film Festival, Horse Show by the Bay, and the Northwest Michigan Fair. There are also many wineries to tour in the region and numerous local restaurants. It is located just a short drive from several area towns like Suttons Bay, Northport, Leland, Lake Leelanau, Glen Arbor, Empire & Elk Rapids.

NOTICE: For your protection and security please call my cell # 231-633-2961 to confirm your reservation before sending money to my address. Thanks, Kurt & Emily

More Details

Owner
Kurt & Emily
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2017

About Kurt & Emily

We love to travel and have done so extensively with our two children. We have logged over 20,000 miles in our RV while taking our children to all fifty states. Traverse City is still considered one of the most beautiful places in the country in our book. We always look forward to spending time at the cabin because it is such a cozy and peaceful place.

Kurt & Emily purchased this cabin in 2000

Why Kurt & Emily chose Northern Michigan

As a native of Traverse City, I grew up enjoying the lakes around the area. I was thrilled when Kurt and I had the chance to buy this log cabin. We worked hard to update it by adding modern amenities without losing the character and charm and that 'up-north' feel. It is just ten minutes to downtown Traverse City, yet you feel like you are away from it all. Traverse City offers such a great quality of life along with many wonderful local shops and restaurants to enjoy.

What makes this cabin unique

Our favorite thing to do during our stay at the cabin is pack up a picnic lunch and take a cruise around the lake on the pontoon boat. With the boat conveniently docked at the private sandy beach, there is little effort to enjoying the beauty of Silver Lake. This pristine, all sports lake, is the closest lake to Traverse City with easy access to everything. Our evenings usually consist of cooking delicious steaks from our family market, Burritt's Fresh Market while watching the fabulous sunsets. We always end the evening with a campfire next to the lake listening to the frogs and loons. Life doesn't get any better than that!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a great time on Silver Lake. The cabin was very cozy and we liked the backyard. We liked going to the sand dunes, visiting the towns and boating on the lake. Everything was nearby too. Thanks for making your house perfect for our vacation!
Aug 2013
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Cherry Capital Airport-Traverse City TVC
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Pub
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Crown Gulf Course
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Culvers
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Crystal Mountain
Nearest Beach
On property

The cabin is located in Traverse City, Michigan, with direct frontage on Silver Lake. Downtown Traverse City is just 10 min., Interlochen Arts Academy is 10 min., Beach Bums baseball stadium is 2 min., and The Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes is 45 min. There are many festivals beginning with the National Cherry Festival, The Film Festival, Horse Show by the Bay, and the Northwest Michigan Fair. There are also many wineries to tour in the region and numerous local restaurants. It is located just a short drive from several area towns like Suttons Bay, Northport, Leland, Lake Leelanau, Glen Arbor, Empire, Elk Rapids, Bellaire, Petoskey, Charlevoix and Torch Lake.

Other Activities: Pontoon Boat Rental On Property

Golf: Traverse City has many golf resort clubs within a short drive from the cabin. Grand Traverse Resort and Golf Club, The Crown Golf Course, The Bear Golf Course, High Pointe Golf Club, Kings Challenge Golf Course, Grandview Golf Club.

Amenities

Traverse City Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The bathtub is a large porcelain tub/shower with handle bars.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Queen Bed Pillow top
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Queen Bed
    3rd Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Twin Bunks in the Bunkroom
    Roll Away Bed - 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Twin roll away bed
  • We have two queen bedrooms, a set of bunk beds in the bunk-room facing the lake ( not an air conditioned room), and a twin roll away bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Motorboat
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Sand Box
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Internet service and expanded Cable. We also have a row boat with oars ( not to be used with a motor).

Reviews

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Authentic Log Cabin on Beautiful Silver Lake
average rating of 4.7647057 based on 42 reviews
Ontario, Canada
5

Lovely log Cabin Vacation

  • 5 of 5

The memories of our week at the log cabin will stay with me for many years- morning coffee by the lake, beautiful sunsets, fishing, lovely walks around the area, windsurfing and 7 wonderful days away from city life. Seven of us stayed comfortably in the cottage, 3 teenagers, the grandparents and us. The cottage worked very well meeting all of our needs; the kitchen had everything you could ask for, chairs at the beach and on the deck, even the towels and sheets were all nicely folded upon our arrival. We ventured off to Traverse City, Sutton's Bay and the Sand Dunes, all of which were quite close to the cottage. It was truly a vacation to remember.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2008
  • Stayed: Jul 2008
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5

Amazing vacation at a superb cabin!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five (3 children 5 and under) had an outstanding vacation in the Traverse City area thanks to the exceptionally organized and clean cabin. The owners met us upon arrival and walked us through the property, showing us everything we needed to know. If needed, they were easy to contact for any questions while we were staying. The s'mores supplies provided were a thoughtful touch. The cabin was very clean and well organized; great to have starter paper supplies provided, clean/fresh linens, and comfortable beds! Kitchen was well stocked and cooking/grilling was a breeze. The fire pit, sand beach and dock were great for outside activities, as was the pontoon which was used everyday at the cabin. Our family loved taking boat rides around the lake and finding sandbars where we could swim!

We also loved the proximity to Traverse City and the surrounding area activities. Sleeping Bear Dunes, Leenenau peninsula, and Old Mission peninsula are a must for families. This was our second trip to Traverse City and plan to come back again next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful cabin, great location!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had an amazing time staying in the cabin! It was so peaceful and is a beautiful property. Kurt and Emily met us there to show us around in the cabin. It was well stocked with all the little details. We loved having the pontoon boat to use at our convenience. We were on the lake everyday, I loved going on a boat ride in the evening. Our kids loved playing on the sandy area, and swimming in the lake. One of the best vacation rentals we've stayed at!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful Family Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week at the cabin! Our 2 boys loved the bunk beds, and we had a lot of fun out on the pontoon boat! Very comfortable cabin, and really close to Traverse City.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

PERFECT PLACE FOR OUR FAMILY OF 5

  • 5 of 5

Very Clean. Lovely owners who showed the well groomed property and the immaculately clean pontoon boat. Inside the cabin was a basket of s'mores ingredients for our family--very nice touch. I wish there was more than 1 bathroom for 5 people but we made it work. Great location on lake--very quiet. Great location in relation to Traverse City, Sleeping Bear Dunes, Mission Point Lighthouse, etc. We went to Moomers ice cream 4 times!!! Wonderful!! Drove to Mackinac Island- 2 hours away. We took chartered fishing boat from Traverse City. We recommend the General Store on the way to the lighthouse.. Definitely recommend.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Northville, Michigan
5

Well maintained lake front log cabin

  • 5 of 5

My family of 5 (kids 1, 11 and 14) and dog stayed here the 3rd week of June 2017. We were greeted in the very well maintained, clean cabin with music playing, fresh flowers, and a basket full of s'mores supplies for the fire. The kids and dog enjoyed swimming in the cove in front of the house and from the pontoon boat. The house is in a great location to take day trips while avoiding downtown TC traffic. We visited Suttons Bay, Northport, Leland, Crystal Mountain and of course Sleeping Bear Dunes. We also enjoyed ice cream, pie and shopping on Front Street in Traverse City. I would definitely rent this cabin again and highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Additional Guest Fee $40 per person per night
Pet Fee $150
Damage Insurance $59

Boat rental of $1000 is required for July and August weeks and is included in the rental fee. There is an additional fee of $40 per person over 4 people. A $150 pet fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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