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Last Minute Availability July 25 - Aug 8!

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

3 Bed/ 2 Bath Cottage on the River, Sleeps 10

Thank you for your interest in a cottage represented by Crystal Vacation Rentals! At this time we are not booking online through Home Away. Please feel free to inquire through this listing with any questions you may have. You may also reserve cottages online directly through our website!

Get away from it all at Hidden River Cabin, a family retreat tucked away on 2.5 acres of quiet forest at the end of a private road, along the banks of the Betsie River, and surrounded by the Betsie River State Game Refuge. The Betsie is a protected Natural River, which limits development and preserves the natural beauty, and you will have 330 feet of natural frontage and private dock all to yourself. The river is shallow and gentle with a sandy bottom, great for big kids to play in (averages 2-4 feet deep), and deep enough for leisurely kayak trips in the two tandem kayaks provided (each seats 2 adults + 1 child). An assortment of life vests are available for toddler through adult.

The river will take you to the east end of the Betsie Bay, Frankfort and Elberta (2 hour float or 1 hour paddle), or all the way to Lake Michigan for the more ambitious paddlers. For the fishermen in the family, fall heralds the arrival of the king salmon run (starting as early as mid-August) with winter and spring bringing in the steelhead trout. Use the portable fish cleaning table and the grill/smoker to cook your catch for dinner, or take them to the Port City Smokehouse for the best smoked fish or pate you've ever had! Watch their Facebook page for tournaments and fishing news.

Hidden River Cabin is just a few minutes from the beautiful pristine beaches at Frankfort and Crystal Lake, and just 30 minutes from Sleeping Bear Dunes. There is a family-sized folding shade tent, lots of sand toys, and plenty of folding chairs that you can take along with you on your beach outings.

Use the bikes to explore the adjacent 22 mile Betsie Valley Trail, which connects Frankfort, Beulah and Thompsonville, passing by some of the most beautiful scenery in the area. The cabin has a variety of adult and kid sized rides - just bring your helmets! Enjoy the volleyball and badminton set, bocce set, stomp rockets, s'mores around the firepit, and numerous other activities. Explore the forest, play in the river, or just curl up with a good book in the family size hammock.

The bedrooms are themed, and tastefully furnished with family antiques. The Forest Room, upstairs, has a mahogany four-poster queen sized bed. The River Room, also upstairs, has two sets of knotty pine bunk beds. The Beach Room on the main floor has a full sized mahogany sleigh bed and dresser. Additional sleeping can be found in the Living Room, a queen size futon with spring mattress.

Your family will never run out of things to do at Hidden River Cabin! Inside, you will find plenty of kid-friendly games and toys, as well as a selection of DVDs and VHS tapes.

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Property Manager
Crystal Vacation Rentals
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 13, 2017


Frankfort Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Main Floor, between kitchen and Beach Room
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Upstairs, across the hall from the Forest Room
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Beach Room - 1 double , Main Floor
    Forest Room - 1 queen , Upstairs
    River Room - 4 twin/ single , Upstairs, bunk beds
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • skiing
  • swimming

Learn more about this vacation rental at the manager's website:


5/5 -
(1 traveler reviews)

Last Minute Availability July 25 - Aug 8!
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We loved this hidden gem. it was exactly as described. we kayaked, bicycled, swam, fished, shopped and enjoyed ourselves all week. we had 6 adults and 3 kids, the cabin was just the right size. The Betsie river is a special river in it self. thanks again.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay at the Hidden River Cabin!
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Frankfort Dow Memorial Airport
Nearest Barpub
2.9 Miles
Mayfair Tavern
Nearest Golf
4.6 Miles
Pinecroft Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
2.8 Miles
M-22 Scenic Highway
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Cabbage Shed
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Frankfort Public Beach on Lake Michigan
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Frankfort Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Memorial Day
May 27 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 30 2017 - Jun 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Summer
Jun 17 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fourth of July
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jul 8 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sep 5 2017 - Nov 24 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Processing $21
Pet Fee $100
CSA Damage Protection $35
Housekeeping Fee $150
Tax Rate 8.0%

Please disregard HomeAway's description of our Cancellation Policy in the box below, entitled Manager's Cancellation Policy. Our Actual Cancellation Policy is as follows: There is a 25% cancellation fee if cancelled before 45 days before arrival, minimum of $100. If cancelled within 45 days of arrival, there is a 100% cancellation fee. If cancellation is because of non-payment, there is a 100% cancellation fee.

CSA Travel Protection is available to help protect your vacation.

All rates and amenities are subject to change until rental agreements are approved by management. Please see our terms and conditions and contact a reservation agent for more details.

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.
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