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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

87 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Michigan Cottage Rental Photos and Description

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.

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

Reviews

4.9
based on 87 traveler reviews

George's Hilltop Retreat - pet-friendly, sauna, fire pit, full kitchen, linens
average rating of 4.8735633 based on 87 reviews
Holt, MI
5

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
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Fun&Snow

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at George's Hilltop Retreat for a family ski weekend. The house was clean and comfortable...we felt right at home. Very nice location, quiet and close to Crystal Mountain. Was especially glad for the pet friendly environment. Would stay here again!

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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4

Pretty nice place

  • 4 of 5

Pros:

Pretty clean and cozy place. Retro electric stove was pretty neeto. They have plenty of dishes, cookware, and linens. It had dish TV which worked.

The area was pretty. We went for a long snowshoe hike around the property and it was very tranquil. It was very close to the "Betsie river trail" which is part of a snowmobile trail network. It is also close to some nice hiking along the Manistee river.

Cons:

The sauna wasn't very well insulated so we could only get it up to 140 degrees before it would plateau(sauna temp is supposed to be 160-180.) However, It was very cold the weekend we were there. I'm sure it would get up to temp if it was above 30 outside.

The gas fireplace seemed like it needed some maintenance. The pilot light went out. Upon lighting it again I noticed that the burner closest to the pilot didn't ignite so it must have been clogged. I didn't run the fire place much as I was a little iffy as to whether or not it was safe.

Internet didn't really work well but I got 4G service there so it wasn't an issue.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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5

Everything we wanted!

  • 5 of 5

My 6 friends and I rented this place for a wknd ski trip to crystal! It was cozy, and secluded. 10 min drive from crystal. It's pet friendly but, is very very clean and has no odor. The property is well kept. Owners were very accommodating by including fresh linens, cookware, and several pull out beds. There is also keyless entry which makes having multiple people and arrival/departure times very easy. We all loved playing poker sat night next to the gas fireplace with the chips and cards they provide! The sauna was also great b4 bed.

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Valparaiso, Indiana
5

Cozy and cute!

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying here! Plenty of space with everything you need!

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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5

George's Retreat never lets us down!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have stayed at George's Retreat several times now, but this time was the first time we've been there in the Fall. The area was absolutely beautiful this time of year, and the Retreat was cozy and quiet. We were looking for a relaxing weekend to spend time together, take a few scenic drives, and maybe visit a few wineries. Once again we were not disappointed. Anyone who is looking for true relaxation and enjoyment in northern Michigan would find that George's Retreat offers just that!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Rates & Availability

Crystal Mountain, Thompsonville Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Spring
Mar 14 2016 - May 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
$100
From
$125
Fri,Sat
$650
 
 
Summer
Jun 1 2016 - Sep 5 2016
2 night minimum stay
$125
From
$150
Fri,Sat
$800
 
 
Fall
Sep 6 2016 - Nov 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
$100
From
$125
Fri,Sat
$650
 
 
Winter
Dec 1 2016 - Mar 12 2017
2 night minimum stay
$100
From
$150
Fri,Sat
$650
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 6.0%

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Amenities

Michigan Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Pool Table ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna
Attractions:
  • 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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