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Dusty Myers

Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english

George's Hilltop Retreat - pet-friendly, sauna, fire pit, full kitchen, linens

93 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Cozy 1 BR 1 BA Cottage

George's Retreat is a one-bedroom, one-bath, pet-friendly cabin situated on 10 acres just five minutes from Crystal Mountain Resort. The cabin is central to Traverse City, Manistee and Cadillac, providing the ideal base from which to explore everything the region has to offer.

Traveling with a bigger group? Visit our sister properties, Hilltop house (HomeAway #3486317) and Hilltop Loft (HomeAway #3486317), right down the lane. Rent more than one property and have space for everyone.

Amenities include sleeping accommodations for six, a full kitchen, sauna and snowmobile parking. In the winter, enjoy downhill and cross-country skiing at Crystal Mountain Resort, snowshoeing, snowmobiling (ride-in, ride-out access) and ice fishing. In the summer, go hiking, biking, golfing, canoeing or spend the day at the beach or the Sleeping Bear Dunes. And you can always head into one of the nearby towns to enjoy the shops and restaurants, go wine-tasting or try your luck at one of the casinos.

If you are seeking a relaxing atmosphere with easy access to some of the best Up North attractions, this is the place. Visit our website to check out what others have said about George's Retreat (link provided below).

Amenities: Sleeping Accommodations for Six (Max. Four Adults; 1 Queen Bed, 1 Full Hide-a-Bed, 2 Rollaways), Bedding and Linens Provided, Full kitchen (Refrigerator, Freezer, Stove, Microwave, Coffee Maker, Utensils), Sauna, Air Conditioning, Telephone, Satellite TV, DVD Player, CD Player/Stereo, Washer/Dryer, Deck & Outdoor Furniture, Fire Pit, Gas Grill, Games (Bumper Pool, Bocce Ball, and Board Games) , Trailer Parking (Boat, Snowmobile, Jet Ski, Etc.)

Attractions: Lake Michigan beaches, Sleeping Bear Dunes, Skiing (Crystal Mountain Resort), Snowmobile trails , Hiking, Fishing (Betsie River), Golf, Mushroom picking, Hunting, Michigan Legacy Art Park, Interlochen Arts Academy, Casinoes, Wine Tasting.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Dusty Myers (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Call Owner
Speaks: english


based on 93 traveler reviews

George's Hilltop Retreat - pet-friendly, sauna, fire pit, full kitchen, linens
average rating of 4.83871 based on 93 reviews
Holt, MI

Home away from Home in Northern Lower Michigan

  • 5 of 5

This pet friendly cottage in Copemish, MI is absolutely wonderful. It is very clean and has all the comforts of home. The owners and renters clearly take great care of the home and surrounding acreage. The dog run area is great, and the ability to explore around the rest of acreage is fun and relaxing. We will always remember this place, and would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone. We have stayed in many up north sites, but this is by far, the cleanest. It is nice to be able to get away up North and have fun in the outdoors, but it is also nice to be able to relax in a clean comfortable environment at the end of the day.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2006
  • Stayed: Jun 2006
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Disappointing trip

  • 2 of 5

The property included everything listed in the ad, towels, linens, stocked kitchen, which was nice. However, there was an overwhelming smell of dog odor right when you walk in. I live with a dog and three cats, so I understand some pet odor but this property was pretty bad. They have a lot of carpet, which should just be removed considering it is pet-friendly.

My biggest complaint is the fact that we went with no running water for 2 nights and no electricity for 1 night. We stayed a total of 3 nights. The first night, the power went out at 8pm, soon after we arrived. There was no storm or anything, it just went out. It didn't come back on until late in the night. I understand it's not their fault, but it was odd that the power was out in the neighborhood and a back-up generator would have been nice. The second night, after returning from hiking all day, the water was not working. Therefore we could not shower for the second night in a row. We called the next morning and they sent someone out right away, but it was still a huge inconvience. We would not have been as disappointed if they provided some sort of compensation for our troubles, but they didn't.

I wouldn't recommend this to a friend because it is overpriced considering the dog odor and I was not satisfied with the customer service.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Great stay

  • 5 of 5

Great location between sleeping bear sand dunes and traverse city. The house was very cleaned and our dogs had lots of space to run. Overall a great place to stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Getting away

  • 4 of 5

There is always a little apprehension that comes with trying out something new. After our last minute reservation request we recieved an email and confirmation right away along with contact information. When we arrived at George's Retreat there was a friendly note welcoming us. Dusty Myer has taken such care to make his guests feel welcome and comfortable; the place was so clean, and stocked with nice dishes, cookware, and wine glasses which I was happy to see. The linen was well stocked the bed was clean and comfortable. When we arrived it was a bit chilly so the gas fireplace/stove was a welcome sight but we could not figure out how to light in and even on a Sunday evening Dusty answered his phone to give us step-by-step help in getting it toasty warm in this cozy cabin. We enjoyed satelite TV, a wonderful deck and best of all the sauna. We will be back! Thank you so much for such hospitality.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Cute and comfy !

  • 5 of 5

An absolute joy ! We would love to visit again. Owners are very responsive. Perfect location and don't forget to use the sauna and take the time to see the view of Crystal Mountain !!!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Eaton Rapids, Michigan

Thoroughly Impressed

  • 5 of 5

We weren't really sure what we were going to find as sometimes the pictures on the Internet can be deceiving but when we walked in, we were blown away! The cottage was extremely clean, smelled fresh, and looked great! The kitchen had every small appliance that was needed, full sets of dishes, glasses, pans, and silverware. These were not "garage sale finds" like we've found in other places we've stayed; these were extremely nice matching sets! There was even dish soap, laundry soap, hand soap, napkins and paper towels for our use. The sheets on the bed were of nice quality and the bed was very comfortable. The wifi worked well as did the tv cable system. We were pleasantly surprised at how fresh and clean it was since they accept dogs. There was no odor or tell tale signs of any animals ever being in there.

The only problem that we had was probably because we had never used a keyless entry system before. We didn't have a problem getting in but when we were owing to leave the next day to visit some friends, we couldn't get the door to lock. So maybe in the instructions for entry, there should be instructions for locking. We finally figured it out but instructions would've been helpful.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Rates & Availability

Crystal Mountain, Thompsonville Cottage Rental Rates

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Jun 1 2016 - Sep 5 2016
2 night minimum stay
Sep 6 2016 - Nov 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
Dec 1 2016 - Feb 28 2017
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 6.0%

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Michigan Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Tiled Stove
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Blender
  • 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 , combination tub/shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom - 1 queen
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Pool Table ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

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