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"Wish we had more time!" Cabin in the Forest–Lakes, ORV Trails + Rivers nearby!

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Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Cozy Cabin for an 'Up North' Adventure - Comfortably Sleeps 8 - AC and Wifi!

Vacation means relaxation, tranquility and time to escape. It's exactly what you'll find at the Hunger & Ransom cabin. You'll feel right at home here and before your trip is over, you'll be counting the days until you can come back.

SPECIAL! Book 7+ nights during the summer or 5+ nights during all other times and we'll waive the cleaning fee. :)

7+ night stays automatically earn a 10% discount!

Top to bottom renovated cabin in the Huron National Forest with Air Conditioning and WiFi! Located directly on the national forest trailhead for miles of ATV riding, Biking, and Snowmobiling; pull out of the driveway and go (all the way to Lake Huron if you're up for it!). Just a couple miles away from 60+ lakes and the AuSable river. Go tubing, kayaking, or canoeing. Check out the great trails and scenic overlooks all along the river.

* * Pets are more than welcome here! * *

Got pets? You've come to the right listing. We have a Doberman and Boxer so we know what it's like trying to find a sitter, let alone being apart. It's not a vacation without them! Well-behaved dogs and cats, big to small are welcome. Please, give us a call before booking with pets. We might be able to give you a discount off the $25 pet fee depending on the length of your stay.


We've got a completely fenced yard for your pets and some extra privacy along either side of the property. The split log pickets are a perfect mix of up-north feel and added seclusion!

* * Everything you'll need is included * *

Fully furnished with linens and towels. No need to waste space in your luggage trying to pack sheets and pillows; it's crowded enough on the ride up!

We've also got all of the pots, pans, silverware, and general dinnerware you could possibly need. There's a microwave, coffee maker, and toaster in addition to the refrigerator and stove.

For the nights you decide to spend indoors, we provide free access to high speed (60 MB/s) WiFi, Netflix, Amazon Prime Movies/Shows, Premium Channel Networks, and Cable TV.

Keep the kids occupied with children's movies or spend a rainy night in catching up on your favorite shows.

Bringing some work/studying with you on vacation? The WiFi is more than capable of handling all of your internet needs.

* * Comfortable accommodation for up to 8 people * *

There's a bunk room with 4 beds great for the kids or families. The second upstairs bedroom has a full-size bed with a desk and chair for the work & play vacationers. The first floor bedroom has a queen-size bed.

Each bedroom has a dresser and closet with plenty of storage for everyone.

* * Get away on a day trip * *

Aside from all the forest has to offer, the cabin's not far from tons more. Wicker Hills golf course is only 5 minutes away (professional 18 hole course). Rose City, just 15 min away has two awesome wineries with free wine tasting. In under an hour you could be laying on a Lake Huron beach or over in West Branch doing some shopping at the outlet mall.

* * Perfect for Outdoor Adventures * *

The cabin is located directly on Butler/Jose Lake Trail that runs through the Huron National Forest. Take off out of the driveway and you're on your way down miles of ATV trail. Come winter time, snowmobilers will be hard-pressed to find a better rental.

Not into trail riding? We're located on a residential road where everyone passing by is extremely courteous.

* * How about some cabin charm? * *

We've got that too. Awesome knotty pine interior, real fieldstone fireplace, wood pane windows, original wood floors, and plenty of new touches that makes the Hunger & Ransom cabin so much more than a boring, new build rental.

Rain or shine, take in all the up-north greatness under our new, covered outdoor area. Enjoy a BBQ dinner and unwind by the fire pit. Spending time outside in beautiful Northern Michigan is why you're looking to get away as it is, right?

* * Newly Renovated * *

We have put a lot of effort into making this cabin exactly what you're looking for in a place to stay. Everything from a brand new bathroom, flooring throughout, ceilings, to the stain is updated. If there was something we could do to improve, we did it!

* * We do our best to make it Affordable * *

We know the pains of finding a cabin and what's most important when choosing the best one. That's why we allow pets, offer free high-speed internet (60 mb/s), and forgo those tacky cleaning fees*. When it comes time to leave, our philosophy is: 'leave it as you found it.'

*Book 7 nights and pay no cleaning fee during summer months (July - mid-September). All other dates, cleaning fee is waived with a minimum 5 night stay.

* * Get in touch. I'll call/text/email back right away * *

If you have any questions, please contact us. I do my best to respond to every inquiry as quickly as possible. If you're already in love with the Hunger & Ransom cabin, go ahead and book it now!

We hope you enjoy your stay and can't wait to have you back!

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
October 13, 2016

About Aaron

Hey there! I'm Aaron. I love exploring new places, trying new things and enjoying those special vacation moments with family and friends. But, when the day's over, I want to unwind somewhere that feels like home, without the routine chores of being home. This is exactly how I want you to feel when you stay at our cabin.

Aaron purchased this cabin in 2014


based on 20 traveler reviews

"Wish we had more time!" Cabin in the Forest–Lakes, ORV Trails + Rivers nearby!
average rating of 4.7 based on 20 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We were a group of 3 here for a week to do some grouse hunting. Aaron was great to deal with quick to respond and to answer questions. The cabin has everything you need. Very high speed internet, tv service, comfortable chairs and beds along with a large dinning room table to eat at. The fenced in yard was a major plus for us being able to let the dogs run and play without worrying about them getting out. When we come back again we are definetly staying here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Cute Cabin

  • 5 of 5

What a cute cabin. Mom and I felt right at home as soon as we entered. We had plenty of room to spread out. It had beautiful decor and almost everything seemed to be refurbished into something wonderful and was very pleasing to the eye. The beds were very comfortable. The cabin had everything we needed and more. We were able to use the fire pit which was awesome! We even played the $ Game :). The best part was that I could bring my dog Jacob!! The owner was very easy to work with and answered all questions we had. I will be back for sure!!!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a great stay at the cabin. The renters were easy to work with and communicated well, even accommodated our last minute trip. The cabin had everything we needed and more. We especially liked that towels and linens were provided, made packing very easy. Great location and a really nice cabin, wish we had more time!

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Cute, Cozy and Cold

  • 3 of 5

When looking for place to stay we had three must-haves, a cabin feel, pet friendly and a real fireplace. First two items were spot on and we loved how accepting Aaron was knowing we had two small dogs. During our trip north from down state, I spent the last 10 miles or so scoping out places to buy firewood for a weekend of sitting around the massive stone fireplace. To our families dismay when we arrived a note on the fireplace said that it was not functional. When the temp is in the teens, the cabin really needs the additional heat source. The baseboard heaters ran all weekend in an attempt to maintain. I would expect this is not an issue 95% of the time, we just happened to book for a cold snap. Loved the fenced back yard and we all had fun with the "dollar game". I would NOT rent again unless the fireplace was functioning and I would buy slippers.

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're certainly disappointed in ourselves for not delivering the vacation experience you were expecting. Sharing the ups and *downs* helps us know what needs improvement. Since speaking after the stay, we immediately purchased additional heaters to warm the cabin faster and better maintain the heat during below freezing temperatures. Feedback from following guests regarding the additional heat has been positive–thank you for bringing this to our attention. The large fieldstone fireplace is a beautiful feature of the cabin. As a safety precaution to all guests, we do not allow indoor fires at this time. During the warmer months, the outdoor fire pit is an awesome gathering space. Otherwise, we're glad to know you enjoyed your stay and found a comfortable, fenced cabin for your dogs.
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Columbus, MI

Cozy & accommodating for both us, and our dog!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was just what we were looking for in our small vaca. Off the beaten path just enough to relax. The yard was perfect for our lab, who loves to explore and romp freely. We hiked the Au Sable river over the weekend, and loved it.

Aaron was very accommodating and went above and beyond to make sure we felt comfortable in our stay.

We will definitely be coming back!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Waterford, MI

Happy Humans and Happy Dogs!!

  • 5 of 5

We wanted a relaxing quiet after-the-holiday getaway and that is exactly what we got! The cabin is perfect if you are traveling with your dogs, it is so nice to find a cozy comfortable place with a fenced yard. South Branch is a nice area and close to several other small towns. There are a couple of great wineries in Rose City, The best place we found to eat was Cedar Tavern, but we also went to Long Lake Bar a couple of times since it is so close to the house! A store is really convenient as well, just a couple minutes away. We will definitely be back, a fenced yard for safety of the dogs is definitely a priority when we travel and this cabin was perfect for all of us! Aaron was great to work with, easy to get in touch with, and answered all of my questions!

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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Nearest Barpub
3.4 Miles
Long Lake Bar
Nearest Golf
4.5 Miles
Wicker Hills Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Sung Yong Chinese
Nearest Beach
3.5 Miles
Chain Lakes Public, Sandy Beach on Chain Lake Dr
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

South Branch Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Fall 2016
Sep 12 2016 - Oct 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Winter 2016-17
Oct 31 2016 - Feb 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $25 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

Please read the full rental agreement and checkout guide. By completing your booking purchase you agree to all terms and conditions.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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South Branch Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bunk Room - 4 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Private getaway in the middle of the Huron National Forest! Don't hesitate to email, call or text with questions! Special requests may be accommodated!

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