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Creekside Cabin steps from State Park Beach and TART Trail.

Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Cabin with 2 bedrooms and a sleeping loft just a short walk to the beach!

A great creek side log cabin with lots of northern Michigan charm. The cabin has two bedrooms and a sleeping loft, sleeps 8. The 2 bedrooms each have a queen bed and the loft has 4 twin beds (divided into two separate sleeping areas). We also have an additional studio cabin that sleeps 4 with great views of the bay (property #3003052). As well as an additional 3 bedroom cabin next door (property #395216).

Private and quaint, yet close to the best of what downtown Traverse City as to offer. Wineries, casinos, and World-Class golfing are only minutes away. Grand Traverse East Bay is in view and only a short walk for swimming or beach-combing! A Great Bike Path (TART Trail) stretches for over 30 miles with easy access a half block away. Great for a bike ride to downtown and site seeing when you don't want to take your car. Best of all is fishing on your own private creek in the front yard. Excellent trout fishing and salmon make their way past your deck during their annual run. The deck and front porch are literally on the creek bank. Outside you will generally see several deer and ducks in the yard, as the cabin sets just in front of state land. Open for reservations year round! Enjoy the beaches in the summer and skiing and snowmobiling in the winter!

Excellent Location! Cross over your own bridge and travel for just a few minutes in any direction you will be downtown Traverse City, Grand Traverse Resort, or the national forest area for hundreds of miles of hiking/biking trails. Walk just a half block to the best swimming beach on the East Bay of Grand Traverse Bay.

Comments from other guests have many times been 'this cabin is so darling we just didn't want to leave!'

Calendar availability only applies to the 2 bedroom cabin. Please contact Billie, Property Manager, for available dates for our studio and 3 bedroom cabin. Or visit their listings (listing numbers given above) and email directly to Billie.

National Forest Access for cross-country skiing or snowmobiling is just a few minutes south, inexpensive golf nearby, the Grand Traverse Resort courses are only a couple of miles, with everything in between within a few miles. Sleeping Bear Dunes, Leelanau county area is just 30 miles west, two casinos are just a short drive away, National Cherry Festival, fourth of July celebration, several art and craft shows, and the Peninsula wine tasting tour are all just minutes away!

Amenities in "2 Bedroom with Sleeping Loft": Fireplace, TV, cable, DVD player, stereo, CD/iPod dock station, microwave, refrigerator, stove/oven, cooking utensils and cookware, linens, washer and dryer.

In "3 Bedroom Cabin": TV, cable, DVD player, microwave, refrigerator, stove/oven, dishwasher, cooking utensils and cookware, linens, washer and dryer, and central AC.

In "1 Bedroom Studio": TV, cable, DVD player, microwave, refrigerator, stove/oven, cooking utensils and cookware, linens, and central AC.

Email inquiries preferred.

More Details

Property Manager
Terry & Kelly Rayment
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2018

About Terry & Kelly Rayment

Hello! I am Billie Bliss, the owner and property manager of Traverse City Creekside Cabins. I am a wife and mother to 3 young children.

This have been a family business since we got our start in the winter of 2010. Purchased by my father, I ran this business until my husband and I recently purchased the cabins from him and decided to become business owners ourselves! I have enjoyed being the property manager for Traverse City Cottages these past few years and I look forward to being the owner and property manager for Traverse City Creekside Cabins for years to come!

Terry & Kelly Rayment purchased this cabin in 2010

Why Terry & Kelly Rayment chose Traverse City

Our cabins are special because they give the feel of being secluded, since they are backed up to state land, yet they are close to everything Traverse City has to offer sine they are only a couple of miles to downtown! The cabins are a 1/2 block from the State Park Beach, a 1/2 block from the TART Trail, and just a short car ride to many wineries, restaurants, and shops! Not to mention the beautiful creek that runs through the front yard! You surely will enjoy your stay at the Traverse City Creekside Cabins! Property #s: #395216 (3 Bedroom Cabin), #317515 (2 Bedroom with Loft Cabin), and #3003052 (1 Bedroom Cabin).


Traverse City Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Lake View
  • River
  • Town
  • Water View
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • The Cabin has a full bath with a custom Apothecary Cabinet fitted around the sink and a low-step-in shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Sleeps 2.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Sleeps 2.
    Bedroom 3/Sleeping Loft - 4 twin/ single , Sleeps 4.
  • There are 2 bedrooms on the main floor with queen beds and a sleeping loft with 4 twin mattresses. Cabin sleeps up to 8 guests.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
All linens, utensils and dishes provided. Please bring your own Beach Towels and Beach Chairs. Gas Fireplace in the Cabin's living room is ready for you! Smoking is allowed outside only!


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Creekside Cabin steps from State Park Beach and TART Trail.
average rating of 4.5384617 based on 13 reviews

Amazing place to stay

  • 5 of 5

This property is all they say it is plus more. I felt so at home here, the place was spotless and the location was perfect. The owner was more than accomidating. I would recommend this property and management to anyone. Amazing stay for me!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind words! We absolutely loved having you as a guest at our cabin and hope that you return again sometime soon in the future! We strive to make sure our guests enjoy their stay as much as possible and you have been a joy to have as a renter. Thanks again and we hope to have you stay with us again! :)
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Would come again!

  • 4 of 5

The cabin was really cute! It rained the whole weekend, but if it were nicer out then we would have enjoyed the creek and bonfire. It was a cute outside and the inside was cozy too. We weren't expecting the crawl space loft upstairs, but it worked out. A recommendation for anyone looking to stay here in the future it to make sure 4 of the 6 people are mobile enough to get into the crawl space. Overall, we would rent this place again in the future! It was perfect for our girls trip!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Grand Rapids, MI

Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Creekside Cabins! The property is very centrally located for traveling all over the TC area. Billie was very easy to work with and very responsive to questions or requests. We will definitely book again.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 3 of 5

Hello, when we arrive front door was open, somobody put Landry on basement, and forget put on Dryer .Everything old in house, towels on bathroom use it and wet . And little bit some smell on house. To much rules. But we enjoying .

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Cabin Close to the Beach

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely LOVED this little cabin! It was the perfect spot for our weekend getaway! Less than a block from the state park was a huge plus! The property was very well maintained and clean! Billie the property manager was so kind and wonderful to work with! We look forward to staying here the next time we are in Traverse!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Dryden, MI


  • 5 of 5

We stayed here in the early spring several years ago and have been wanting to come back in the summer ever since but this place is so popular I didn't realize you have to book months in advance for summer! Here's what's so cool about this place: it has that up north woodsy feeling but you're right in town! We were only a half block from the public beach which was really great. It's on a kind of a busy street, but the owners have put a high board fence between the home and the street and it backs up to the woods so you really have the best of both worlds.... in town and woodsy! The creek running though the front yard is so neat and we actually caught a few fish while we were here. We now know to book next year's vacation as soon as possible and hope to come year after year!! This quaint 1940's log cabin is our new home away from home!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Cherry Capital Airport
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Traverse City State Park Beach

Other Activities: Wineries, Casinoes, World-Class Golf


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $200 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 6.0%

Some nightly rates and minimum stays negotiable. Pleas inquire.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.