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INDIAN LAKE CABIN #3: 2 bedroom, on Indian Lake in Manistique-fall dates open!

Bedrooms 2
Space 500 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 30 nights


About the property

2 bedroom, 1 bathroom, lakefront, wifi, cable TV


SLEEPS: 4 comfortably in 2 double/full-sized beds (6, with a pull-out couch)



LAKEFRONT (Indain Lake)




This cabin is a pleasant and relaxing vacation spot. We are located in Manistique, Michigan in the Upper Peninsula. Located along Indian Lake, which is 8400 acre Spring fed lake. Indian Lake is the fourth largest inland lake in Michigan's Upper Peninsula with an area of 8,400 acres. It is 5 miles long and 3 miles wide. Indian Lake has a maximum depth of 18 feet with about 90 percent of the lake less than 15 feet deep. Game fish include perch, walleye, northern pike, muskellunge, rock bass, small mouth bass, bluegill, sturgeon and brown trout.

This area is great for swimming, hiking, golfing, biking, fishing, hunting and sight seeing. Spend the day at the beach and enjoy water sports and boating. Then, spend the evening having a tasty barbecue and a soothing bonfire. There is a front and back screened in porch with chairs so that you can enjoy being outside in the fresh air! This cabin provides a kitchen with dishes, cooking utensils, toaster, coffee pot, fridge and a gas stove. Artesian well water.


Bedroom#1: Full size bed

Bedroom #2: Full size bed


Big Springs "Kich-iti-kipi": Michigan's largest freshwater spring. Two hundred feet across, and 40-feet deep. Over 10,000 gallons a minute gush from fissures in the underlying limestone at a constant 45 degree Fahrenheit. By means of a self-operated observation raft, visitors are guided to vantage points overlooking fascinating underwater features and fantasies. Ancient tree trunks, lime-encrusted branches and fat trout appear suspended in nothingness as they slip through crystal waters far below. Clouds of sand kept in constant motion by gushing waters create ever-changing shapes and forms, a challenge to the imagination of young and old alike.

Indian Lake Golf Course: A very popular, 18 hole golf course along Indian Lake. Just 5 miles from the Cabin.

The Kewadin Casino: It is approximately 10 minutes (7 miles) from the Lodge.

Historic Manistique Water Tower : The Old Water Tower is one of the many historic sites in Schoolcraft County. Built in 1923 and constructed in the “Roman revival” style, it is also listed in the national register. The renovated building will provide space for arts related public events and public rest room facilities while preserving one of Manistique's unique and historic buildings.

Fayette State Park & Historic Townsite: Fayette was once one of the Upper Peninsula's most productive iron-smelting operations. Located on the Garden Peninsula at Snail Shell Harbor. When the charcoal iron market began to decline, the Jackson Iron Company closed its Fayette smelting operation in 1891. It is now a completely restored village including 22 historic buildings, museum exhibits and the visitor center, which can be toured May through October. The historic site is located in Fayette State Park.

*Mackinac Bridge- approximately 1 hour away.

*Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore- approximately 1 hours away.

*Tahquamenon Falls State Park- approximately 2 hours away.


Beds: There are 2 double beds and a pull-out futon sofa.

Boats: Please bring your own mooring rope and extension chords for charging your electric motor. Please let us know if you intend to bring your boat and the length of your boat. We always do our best to assist you in setting up the proper mooring poles (with your own rope.) Still, we do advise you to pull your boat nightly, as the winds can be sudden & high. You can park your boat trailer, up to 20 feet, on the property. If you need additional assistance, one of our caretakers would be more than willing to help.

Boat Rentals: Check out the Curtis Fish and Hunt Shop

Cell phone service: Cell phone service is generally unreliable in the Upper Peninsula when you travel outside of Marquette and Escanaba.

Dock: Due to a bad fall storm, the community dock is no longer in use. We just added a 40 foot dock in front of the cottage (at times shared with the Indian Lake Lodge.) Please let us know if you are bringing your boat (734) 284-5677. Tie-off poles are provided. We do not have bumpers on the dock. Please bring your own rope & bumpers. You need to launch your boat at the Indian Lake State Park, 1/2 mile from the Lodge and a $4.50 per vehicle if you do not have a State sticker in your window. Due to the high winds, we do recommend pulling your boat nightly.

Firewood: We do not guarantee there will be firewood available during your stay. Many times, you will find firewood left in close proximity to the cottage, that you are welcome to use. Firewood Rick at (906) 341-5698. He's just down the road and generally can deliver a face chord of wood for approximately $60 - delivered.

Fish cleaning hut: We have a communal fish cleaning hut that is used by 12 cabins within the Mountain Ash Association. Still, if you are fishing for & henceforth cleaning your salmon, we do need you to clean your salmon at the Harbor Boat ramp fish cleaning station where they have a large grinder for the leftover fish parts. (Open May-end of September)

Grill: There is a charcoal grill provided for your use.

Guns: We can not allow target shooting anywhere near the Indian Lake (Mountain Ash Association) Cottages. There are neighbors close by. Plus, there are local 2 gun ranges in the area that are accessible.

Internet: Yes!

Pets: I'm sorry, yet due to safety concerns, we will no longer be able to welcome pets of guests to any of the cabins at the Mountain Ash Association. The only way to have a pet with the Mountain Ash Association is to purchase a cottage. Owners are allowed to have pets, yet guests are not. My apologies for this inconsistency, yet it is a part of the association by-laws.

Play area: There is a small children's play area with a swing-set and plenty of room for outdoor children's games across from the community grilling area.

Towels: Please bring your own towels. While fresh, clean linens are ready on the beds for your arrival, towels are not provided at the Indian Lake Lodge and cabins.

Swimming: The sandy swimming beach area right next to the cabin, with a convenient pavilion and community grilling area.

Water (well): Our water has passed all the county water tests. You are welcome to use the water as you would at home.

More Details

Property Manager
Freshwater Vacation Rentals
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 2, 2018

About Freshwater Vacation Rentals

Freshwater Vacation Rentals

• Established in 2005

• 734-284-5677



If you are looking for a vacation rental, you have come to the right spot! We specialize in vacation rentals throughout Michigan. From your own private island to a lodge big enough to host your family reunion or a relaxing getaway on one of the Great Lakes. If you feel like a social vacation where you have neighbors to enjoy the evening fires together, to remote places where you won't see another soul, give us a call and we'll find the right place for you.

Our philosophy

We work hard so you don't have to. Our goal is for guests have a wonderful vacation experience and assist our owners in maximizing their investment. We started this business 10 years ago, with the purchase of Republic Island, and added the Rapid River Lodge. We have a unique perspective, as we are both owners and property managers. We love the business and are enjoying it as it grows.

Why Freshwater Vacation Rentals chose Manistique

Great location! Indian Lake is a beautiful lake. Great for boating, swimming and enjoying time with the family.

What makes this cabin unique

You can bring your boat here! Plenty of room for the whole family.

Guestbook comments from the manager

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Manistique Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area ...
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Please bring your own towels
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
You are welcome to bring a boat, yet it must be launched at the Indian Lake State Park, about a mile west of the cottage. We advise our guests to pull their boats each evening, as the waves on Indian Lake can be intense. At this moment, there is not a dock at Indian Lake #3. Please ask and we will verity the progress on replacing the large community dock which was destroyed in a storm in 2014. Bring your friends and have them rent Indian Lake Cabin #5 and/or the Indian Lake Lodge.


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INDIAN LAKE CABIN #3: 2 bedroom, on Indian Lake in Manistique-fall dates open!
average rating of 4.0 based on 5 reviews

Relax & Enjoy!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a very relaxing week's stay at Indian Lake. The cabin was cozy and convenient. We were able to take full advantage of what the area has to offer. Thanks for providing us the opportunity to enjoy the comforts of your cabin!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cute and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect spot for my writing retreat. Quiet, beautiful, and the internet is great!!

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You! We are so happy you loved it! We all love to relax and detach from the world, but internet is always an added bonus :) Thank you for booking with us. Remember we have 54 other properties to chose from throughout the state of Michigan, so check us out for you next inspirational retreat. ~Freshwater Team
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It was charming,but very outdated.

  • 2 of 5

Loved the view. Cozy,just desperately needs updating in the kitchen area. Dishes were dirty looking no pans for cooking. Couches were discussing, didn't want to sit on,thought they might have some kind of bugs.Hope the update gets done because we would really love to come back.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm happy to hear that you loved the view and would like to return again. We are working on updates to the cabin, and I've passed along your feedback to the Owners. I'm surprised that you were unable to locate the pots and pans. Brand new pots and pans were just purchased last year. In the future, please feel free to call the office if you can not find something. We would have been glad to send our caretaker over to help. Thank you for your feedback. We look forward to having you back again in the future. Sincerely, Cara
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Nearest Airport
44 Miles
Delta County Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
The 40
Nearest Ferry
200 Miles
Ludington, MI
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
US 2 and another on the NE corner of Indian Lake
Nearest Train
300 Miles
Green Bay, WI
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
US 2
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
3 Mile Supper Club
Nearest Ski
180 Miles
Marquette Mountain
Nearest Beach
within 20 feet from cabin door
Car: necessary

Soo Locks- 2 hours away

Tahquamenon Falls- 1hr 30 away

Kitichitikipi (Big Springs)- 20 min away

Pictured Rocks- 2 hours away

Mackinaw Island- 1 hour away

Kewadin Casino- 10 min away


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

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