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The Cabin @ Hemlock Hills On Mill Pond, Relax, Luxury home rental on the river

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Luxury Home with many unique features, 5 Bedrooms, 3 1/2 Baths, Sleeps up to 13

Get away from it all at Hemlock Hills On Mill Pond - The Cabin. Enjoy 52 acres of Northern Michigan natural beauty with approximately 2 miles of trails for you to explore. Completely remodeled in 2017 with many one of a kind and unique features. Custom wood floors throughout, gourmet kitchen with all new appliances and custom cabinets made by local craftsman. Unique stairs made from Hemlock and Cedar trees from the property. Custom made dining table made from local area White Pine that can seat up to 14 people. Sit on the 350 square feet balcony overlooking the Thunder Bay River. Large outdoor patio with fire pit and deck with stairs to access the river. Outdoor kitchen with gas grill, smoker and sink. Pool table in the game room and a loft for enjoying the view on those cooler days.

Sit on the deck and listen to the river flowing, the birds chirping, and the wind blowing through the Hemlock and White Pine Trees. Watch the Eagles soar and the Geese land on the pond. Peace and quite await you at the Cabin!

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Mitchell Hentkowski
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2018

About Mitchell Hentkowski

I grew up just 7 miles down Leer Rd from the cabin and never really noticed this place growing up. I went into the military right out of high school and ended up living in Oklahoma. Through the years when we would visit family each summer we would leave and talk about finding some property that we could build a summer home. Once we saw this place with the land, we knew this is what we were looking for.

Mitchell Hentkowski purchased this cabin in 2014

Why Mitchell Hentkowski chose Posen

It was my Brother who told me this property was available When you walk the trails and see the beauty of this land you will know why it was, in that instant that I knew this was a place we wanted to stay each year when I "come home". That fall when I walked the property it was past the time of fall colors, but I could see the summertime beauty everywhere I turned. Listening to the water cascade over the old Grist Mill Dam is hypnotic. Seeing some of Northern Michigan's largest and oldest Hemlock Tree's whistling in the wind adds to the serenity of this property. When I pull into the drive each time I visit, I realize the 17 hour drive was worth it.

What makes this cabin unique

If you are looking for a vacation that the only thing you have to do is relax, then this is the place for you. Sitting on one of the 3 decks over looking the Thunder Bay River and Mill Pond, you can listen the birds for as long as you like. If you like to fish, the river and pond will provide a mixture of Northern pike, Bass and pan fish. If you enjoy swimming you can do that also, either out by the deck or down by the mill. There is a canoe and a paddle boat to enjoy the river and pond. You can walk the nearly two miles of trails through acres of beautiful Northern Michigan hardwood forest. Or you can take a nap in the hammock. In the evening you can start a fire in the pit, sit on the swing and watch one of the most beautiful sunsets you will see anywhere. If you enjoy taking pictures, get up early and see if you can catch the local Eagles or possibly the family of Otters or Beavers. We have Canadian Geese nesting with us on the pond each year. Once you visit, you will understand why the words I have here cannot give justice to this wonderful land, and why when you visit you also will look forward to the next time you can visit.

Guestbook comments from the owner

If that's what your looking for this is the place for you. Sit on the deck over looking the river and kick back. The cabin has everything you need to enjoy your stay up north. All New and very clean. We enjoyed sitting on the deck at night with nice campfire and watching wildlife come out tot he river. Deer beaver and otters. Birds of all sizes and colors. Liked watching the kingfishers catch minnows and fly them back to nest to waiting babies. All day they did this. Amazing. Fishing in front of cabin was very good. Smallmouth bass and a few largemouth. Nice size pike to. You wouldn't think they would be as big as they are. Overall a very nice place to relax and unwind. I will be going back next year.
Jul 2014
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Posen Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Upstairs Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Upstairs Master Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Downstairs Full Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Downstiars 1/2 Bathroom - toilet
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Master Bedroom with Master Bathroom and Master Closet
    Upstairs Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Upstairs Bedroom 3 - Bunk Beds
    Downstairs Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Downstairs Bedroom 5 - Bunk Beds
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Pool Table
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • festivals
  • forests
  • pond
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting
  • swimming


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The Cabin @ Hemlock Hills On Mill Pond, Relax, Luxury home rental on the river
average rating of 4.714286 based on 22 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Had 14 people in the middle of winter here and it didn't feel small anywhere in the cabin "lodge". Mitch is great to set up with. Tammy is a wonderful and helpful caretaker. I bet the summer is even better. The coffee pot seems like it takes forever, but we had 14 people, so that could have been the problem. Lol. Hope to stay again sometime.

Oh, and don't be those people whom ruin it for everyone else. Take care of your rentals. Without people like this that open there homes up to others, we may not get to make the memories we get to at this level. It isn't the same at a hotel.

Mitch, thank you for opening your home up to us. We all had an unforgettable time. That place is one of a kind.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This place was perfect! All the bells and whistles !

  • 5 of 5

Our family just recently stayed at the cabin. The entire home is absolutely amazing with all of the details we were looking for. Everyone corner and nook in this home was very authentic in its cabin feel. This is a perfect location for any family to go every year. Tammy was who we dealt with and she was absolutely delightful. So sweet and accommodating to all of our questions and concerns. She was available to us during the entire day via text or email. They’re kind nature made this house a warm and welcoming experience. We got everything we could have dreamed of this cabin experience. We’re already looking to come back in the spring!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great New Year celebrations !!!

  • 5 of 5

It was the best New Year celebrations in my life. Everything was new, clean and organized. The cabin is in very good condition, everything new. Tammy is very helpful and friendly person. They even putted a Christmas tree for us. Everything was great and will be back 100%. Thank you so much for making our New Year’s mood better!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great cabin!

  • 5 of 5

This cabin is very nice. Everything is new and very well equipped.

It is peaceful and the views are amazing . We loved the sofa on the pond/river overlook.

The only things we missd were a hair dryer and a bigger toaster.

We highly recommend this cabin!

Thank you!

Heike B.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Serene Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved this place! Initially our plans for our weekend family vacation was to spend a day in Roger's City. However, when we got to the cabin we realized we didn't have to leave, and this was much better than the beach! The river was so serene and peaceful, it was like a story book. We went kayaking in the mornings and fishing in the afternoons. Though we didn't swim in the river, our kids had plenty of things to do to enjoy themselves. The location is so private this really is a hidden secret. We enjoyed bonfires and grilling on the beautiful deck, as well as admired the gorgeous views. The inside was huge, clean, and so nicely decorated. The pool table was also a bonus. Though there were some flies, being by a river we were so pleased that there were no mosquitos at all. We didn't have to use an ounce of bug spray the entire weekend. Tammy & Julie were friendly, easy to be reached, and were accommodating to our arrival time. I would definitely recommend this place to friends and even got a few inquiries after people saw our pictures. We wish we could have stayed all week!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very clean and very large!

  • 5 of 5

The property was very nicely updated with plenty of room for my whole family. The outdoor space was perfect for having a fire and relaxing in the evening. The kayaks and canoe were nice to go explore the river. There was a wedding near by that the owner mentioned but it didn't affect our stay at all. I would recommend this cabin to others.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
21 Miles
Alpena County Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Flying Duck - Great Pizza
Nearest Golf
13 Miles
Rogers City Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
15 Miles
Kelly's Ventur Inn
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Huron Beach, Rogers City
Car: necessary

Visit the Historic Elowsky Grist Mill on adjacent property. Tours given with advance notice. Enjoy approximately 2 miles of walking trails on the property and see towering Hemlock trees that are more than 200 years old, along with Beechnut, Maple, and White Pine. All of what makes Northern Michigan Beautiful on your own secluded 52 acres!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Housekeeping $200
Refundable damage deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.