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"The Cub-Inn" Houghton Lake, MI - Come Stay & Play or Just Sit Back and Relax

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 9 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom / 1 Bath Lakefront Cottage - Sun Set Central

3 Bedroom, 1 Bath Lakefront Cottage on Michigan's largest inland lake! Over 100 feet of private frontage for our guests to enjoy and experience. "The Cub-Inn" sleeps up to 10 guests - Bedrooms 1 & 2 have queen beds, Bedroom 3 has a double and a twin trundle bed, and there's a new sofa sleeper. We have a new fire pit outside / wood provided! Our cottage is less than 100 yards from a public boat access.

Steve Thompson
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 24, 2017

About Steve Thompson

The owners of "The Cub-Inn" were both born and raised in Houghton Lake, graduates of HLHS and professionals in the area.

Steve Thompson purchased this cottage in 2015

Why Steve Thompson chose Michigan

Our home is just around the corner from "The Cub-Inn" and we've always admired the property.


Prudenville Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 23
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No Drugs or Illegal Activities
  • No Tents or Campers in Yard
  • Please Contact Us With Requests
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , Trundle - Twin Size
  • Living room has the best futon you'll ever sleep on and it is new! Size is a queen.
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Bring your bikes, great neighborhood for riding. Fire pit with wood provided. Sand Box with a few sand toys. Schuffle board, Horse Shoes, Volleyball net and ball Concrete ramp for easy acess to water. Dock and Sandy lake bottom.


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"The Cub-Inn" Houghton Lake, MI - Come Stay & Play or Just Sit Back and Relax
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

Beautiful and fun

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved this place! It is so comfortable, welcoming, and it has everything you could ever need.

The view is amazing! We can't say enough positives about this place and the wonderful owners. We definitely will be back !!😊

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Another Excellent Stay at the "Cub-Inn"

  • 5 of 5

Once again we had a great time at our favorite Houghton Lake "fish camp" destination. This is fast becoming an annual tradition. The place remains outstanding! Clean, super-equipped, comfortable and relaxing. The grounds are well maintained and have plenty of space to play horseshoes or to simply relax lakeside. I really appreciate the wonderful owners. They make everything easy for one to enjoy a vacation. Thanks again for having the place available. We will be back and are looking forward to it!

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great cabin in the perfect location

  • 5 of 5

The Cub-Inn was perfect! The cabin was clean and comfortable with more amenities than expected. Close to local restaurants and stores but just far enough away for peace and quiet. We wanted a cabin on the lake and this was the perfect spot. Thanks Steve for a great week. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing Week on the Lake

  • 5 of 5

This was a girlfriends getaway. We thoroughly enjoyed the area and the cottage. The cottage was super clean, very well maintained and had everything we could possibly need for our vacation. I highly recommend Shakers Restaurant and Garrett's Restaurant. They had a variety of food choices and were family friendly. We had beautiful sunsets at night and sunrises in the morning. I would highly recommend this cottage. We will definitely be coming back.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful stay at The Cub Inn

  • 5 of 5

Cub Inn is a charming cottage on beautiful Houghton Lake. The cottage is well equipped with dishes, linens, games, lawn furniture. . .you just need to pack your clothes and toothbrush Our family stayed for two weeks and will be coming back next year. Wonderful vacation!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A great Houghton Lakefront home with everything you need.

  • 5 of 5

The "Cub-Inn" was a wonderful place to stay for our weeklong fishing trip to Houghton Lake. Clean and complete and well maintained. it was everything as advertised and more. Our hosts were attentive and responsive. The home itself was comfortable and in a great, quiet location. The yard was relatively private as lakefront property goes and we really put the fire pit and propane grill to work. Thanks for having this place available.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: No problem Rick. We can't wait to see your group next year. The fish probably aren't looking forward to it though...
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Midland/Saginaw/Bay City - MBS
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
White Deer / Pineview / Quest
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Buccillis Pizza
Nearest Beach
1028 Iroquois
Car: recommended

Come see and enjoy Michigan's largest inland lake! Houghton Lake is known for incredible fishing and boating opportunities, as well as outdoor activities from sun up to sun down, for young and old. Our liberal ATV regulations will allow you to travel from your doorstep to hundreds of miles of trails, without the need for your trailer. If you would like to give SCUBA or snorkeling a try, the clear waters of Higgins Lake is only 15 minutes North.


Rates & Availability

Prudenville Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
Labor Day "Week" (9 nights!)
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 4 2017
9 night minimum stay
Sep 5 2017 - Nov 26 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Cleaning Fee $0

100% refunded if canceled 30 days or more before arrival. 50% if canceled less than 30 days prior to arrival (unless we re-book your dates, then you'll receive your full deposit).

We DO NOT charge a cleaning fee on stays of 6 or more nights! On stays of less than 6 nights a $100 cleaning fee is added.

Check Out: Saturday 10 am Check In: Saturday 3 pm

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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