About the property
- Cottage3400 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
Secluded 3,000 +Sqft., 6BR, 3.5BA Chalet W/ Private Dock On Lower Chain Of Lakes
This home offers a true up north experience. During the summer, step outside onto a wide wrap around deck, to overlook the forest or take a walk down to the waters edge to relax on the Adirondack chairs in a tranquil setting. This house sits on little over and acre and is private with Grass river surrounding us . Venture out on your boat to 5 different lakes including beautiful 'Torch Lake' to enjoy some fun in the sun. After a long day of boating, relax around a cozy fire in the pit or the large outdoor fireplace, firewood provided. Enjoy our new Brick oven and make pizza's with Family and Friends . Take a quick Drive into Bellaire for wonderful shopping and some fun at Short's or Starlight .
During the winter months, enjoy downhill or cross country skiing within minutes at Schuss Mountain and Shanty Creek Resorts. There are also hundreds of miles of groomed snowmobile trails in the area as well as snowmobile rentals.
This home offers central air, gas fireplace, built-in appliances, etc. Among the 6 bedrooms there are 3 with direct access to full baths. (Great for multi-family use) In addition there is a queen-sized sleeper sofa in the basement as well as a day bed/Futon, and pull out single ottoman.
Amenities include cable, internet, 2 large, flat screen, HD smart TV's, DVD player, fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, microwave, garbage disposal, coffee pot, toaster, kitchen aid mixer, pots and pans, dishes, utensils, and glassware. Also equipped with ALL brand new washer and dryer, full size pool table, foos ball table, Gas barbecue grill, and lower patio has wood fire grill and oven, outdoor furniture, as well towels, bed linens and pillows.
Location: Within minutes to downtown Alden, Bellaire, Shanty Creek and Schuss Mountain. Approximately 30 minutes to Traverse City, 20 minutes to Turtle Creek Casino, 45 minutes to Boyne Falls and 45 minutes to Charlevoix.
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- Response time:
- within one day
- Calendar last updated:
- May 21, 2018
About Alicia Meldrum
My family and I have been visiting the area for the past 10 years, sometimes a few times a year. Out of everywhere we stayed we have chosen to make this our second home. This area is beautiful and centrally located , with all the lakes that surround us including Torch Lake ! Fantastic too because we are still close enough to enjoy a night out in Traverse City if we want or Charlevoix , even Elk Rapids . Honestly if your a foodie there are some unbelievable restaurants up year!
Alicia Meldrum purchased this Cottage in 2014
Why Alicia Meldrum chose Forest Home
As a previous renter I knew that the layout of the home and the property it self was perfect for my family. Privacy Privacy ! I always wanted Two things out of my future cabin . First it had to be in the woods type of private. Secondly I needed to be able to boat on Torch Lake ! I got that and so much more ! We have made many upgrades to accommodate what your looking for on a vacation! I can tell you that you will not find anything else that compare's ! Any Season this is the place you want to be at..
What makes this Cottage unique
The beautiful wrap around porch makes for a relaxing retreat to take in all that nature has to offer. We built a large lower patio that has a 18 foot tall Outdoor fireplace with large sitting area. If that wasn't enough there is also a fire pit on the property. The lower patio also has a large Pizza Oven and wood fire grill perfect for outdoor entertaining . There is dinning table also on the lower patio. We also added a new Hot Tub area this last summer which holds 7. We have a Covered outdoor bar area with bar stools.Seating, Seating tons of it all over to enjoy the outdoors! The boardwalk to the river is like having your own nature trail and it is lighted to enjoy in the evenings for star gazing some even enjoy moonlight kayaking! Lastly we are centrally located for all outdoor activities, Boating , Ski, Golfing, Biking !
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Couples weekend was absolutely wonderful!! Running Bear Cabin is so beautiful and well maintained. Both indoor and outdoor living areas are so comfy and there are activities for all ages everywhere you look. You won't regret staying at RB. We are already planning our next stay!!
Thank you so much ! We really enjoy the feedback helps us know we are doing something right . Our number one goal is to provide a vacation experience for all ages , and groups . I try to do this in many ways one being with a abundance of outside activities , as well as amenities such as all the different areas for cooking and enjoying the outdoors . The number one thing I would recommend to anyone looking to rent a home with any of the options out there . Is always contact the owner for lots of reasons, one Its the only way to really know what your renting and most owners including myself feel better when there is a good dialogue between both parties . It was a pleasure having this group and your welcome back anytime!.
We had a great time at Running Bear Cabin for our annual ski trip. Looking forward to coming back in the summertime to enjoy the outdoors.
So glad you all had a great time at our cabin. There is definitely something to be enjoyed in every season at Running Bear Cabin! We welcome you back anytime. Our 2019 Summer will start booking this August.
Very beautiful and private!
Thank you for the review ! That’s exactly why we love it so much. Just what you want in a vacation home privacy , and that upnorth feeling !
Fun time on grass river!
Great place to stay with a large group! Has everything you need inside and out! Alicia was great to work with and always prompt at getting back with you.
Perfect place for brothers & cousins to reunite!
Absolutley beautiful! PLENTY of firewood, awesome views, very accommodating house. We bought way more than we needed because just about EVERYTHING was already there! Very comfortable for our family reunion! Already planning to return!
My family and friends recently stayed at Running Bear Cabin for New Year's weekend. We've been doing this collectively for the last 6 years and undoubtedly this was the best house that we have rented. It is truly a beautiful home in a beautiful setting. The owners are great, answering any questions in real time and even when there was a slight hiccup with the hot tub, they sent someone on New Year's Day to help us! Everything was exactly as described and more! We would all love to see this home in the summer! I would highly recommend Running Bear Cabin for your next stay. It truly was a great four days.
So glad that you and your group had a great time! We are consistently trying to make sure all Running Bear guests get the best experience possible! Hope to continue our efforts in providing a premier rental home for all to enjoy!
Rates & Availability
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