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Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 3,400 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

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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Bellaire Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Min. age of primary renter: 29
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Master Bath has 2 Person Jetted Tub Heated floor
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master with attached master bath located on main floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , located on main level across from Half bath.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Located Upstairs with attached bathroom tub and shower combo
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , Located upstairs in loft area semi private
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , Located in basement w attached bath
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Located in basement across form bathroom
  • Queen sofa sleeper in basement Queen sofa sleeper in Loft area twin pull out in basement leather ottoman
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • cinemas
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews

Fabulous retreat!

  • 5 of 5

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!!

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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!.
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Awesome home

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spring Lake, MI

Great property

  • 4 of 5

Very beautiful and private!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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 !
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Fun time on grass river!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect place for brothers & cousins to reunite!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing home!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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!
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Property Manager

Alicia Meldrum
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2018

About Alicia Meldrum

My family and I have been visiting the area for the past 7 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 Bellaire

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 !


Short's Brewing Company
"Shorts is great always new beers to try, The Food is amazing ! Local bands play here and the..."
Dockside-Torch Lake
"Fun place to go , take your boat from our dock to theirs and enjoy lunch or dinner,or Drive..."
Lulu's -- CLOSED
"Fantastic craft cocktails and wonderful food , they have a small outdoor patio, inside is a ..."
Moka Coffee Pastries & Wine
"Great place to sit and relax with a glass of wine !"
Papa K's Pizza
"Good Place for Pizza and they will deliver to our home. If you go there they have indoor go..."
Pearl's New Orleans Kitchen
"Good place for dinner, interesting decor inside . Very good place for large groups , however..."
Alden Bar & Grille
"Good place for Large Groups, have large out door patio area . They also have karaoke on Frid..."
Toonies Fish & Steak House
Hawk's Eye Golf Course
"small place but good for lunch and dinner great margaritas! "
Ruthie's Chicken & Dairy Twist
Stafford's Weathervane Restaurant
"Good for big groups. Also great place to have a nice lunch outside and watch the boats go by..."
Traverse City
"Tons of places to eat and shop ! Only about 35 from our cabin "
Nearest Airport
34.3 Miles
Cherry Capital Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Dockside on Torch Lake
Nearest Golf
10.6 Miles
Shanty Creek Resorts
Nearest Restaurant
7.7 Miles
Short's Brewing
Nearest Ski
10.6 Miles
Shanty Creek Resorts
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Car: recommended




Additional information about rental rates

Damage Fee $500
Cleaning Fee $200

Contact owner for other payment methods
Change over day for weekly rentals is Friday

Ask for Rental Agreement and Payment Requirements depends on time of booking in some cases .

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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