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Woolly Bugger Cabin - A Betsie River Retreat 1 Mile from Crystal Mountain!

Thompsonville, MI, USA
  • Cabin1100 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Mininum Stay1 - 7 nights

3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, Sleeps up to 8

A relaxing retreat for all seasons, a true "Up North" getaway. Experience the joy of kayaking or tubing down one of one of the state's most scenic rivers. Visit all the fabulous Northern MI hotspot. Great for day trips to Sleeping Bear Dunes, Frankfort, Glen Arbor, Leland, Interlochen, Traverse City. Only 30 minutes to Little River casino in Manistee. Visit Crystal Mountain Resort just one mile away and enjoy their four season amenities! Flyfishing in spring and fall is world class. Great base camp for fall color tours.

Property Manager

Rob Florian

Member Since 2017
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Apr 13, 2018
About Rob Florian

Our family purchased this property for our enjoyment and to supplement parent's retirement. We are from the Grand Rapids Area and have spent much of our lives vacationing on the sunset side of the mitten!

Rob Florian purchased this Cabin in 2016

Why Rob Florian chose Springdale

It is truly a four season property in a rustic setting. Skiing and snowmobiling in winter, fishing and mushroom picking in spring. canoeing, tubing, afternoons at the beach in summer, color tours, hunting and fishing in the fall. And many year-round festivals nearby to make some new friends or meet some old ones!

What makes this Cabin unique

The Betsie River is just steps away in the back yard!


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen, Log frame, upstairs
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen, Main Floor
      • Bedroom 3
        2 double, 2 twin/ single, Loft area, two twin over full bunkbeds


        • 1 Bathroom
          • Stand up shower, toilet, vanity

          Location Type

            • Waterfront
              Located on Betsie River, a Wild and Scenic river with dock for swimming, canoeing and kayaks.


                • Away From It All


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Linens Provided
                        • Clothes Dryer
                          Propane apartment size
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                          Forced air propane
                        • Internet
                        • Fireplace
                          Remote control propane
                        • Living Room
                          Comfortable seating for 8
                        • Parking
                          Suitable parking for 2 vehicles
                        • Telephone
                          No phone service in cabin, please bring cell phone!
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Washing Machine
                          Apartment size


                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Kitchen
                              Galley style, fully equipped
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                              Propane apartment size
                            • Pantry Items
                              Minimal (coffee filters, garbage bags, etc)
                            • Refrigerator
                              Full size with freezer
                            • Stove
                              Propane apartment size, 4 burner
                            • Toaster


                                • Dining
                                  Farm table
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 8 people


                                    • Books
                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Games
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                      Limited Dish channels
                                    • Television


                                        • Kayak / Canoe
                                          2 kayaks with paddles, renters are responsible for providing life preservers
                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                          Charcoal grill


                                            • smoking allowed
                                              Smoking allowed outdoors
                                            • wheelchair inaccessible


                                                • library
                                                • autumn foliage
                                                • churches
                                                • cinemas
                                                • coin laundry
                                                • festivals
                                                • forests
                                                • bay/sound
                                                • live theater
                                                • marina
                                                • playground
                                                • restaurants
                                                • water parks
                                                • winery tours

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • beachcombing
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • gambling casinos
                                                    • photography
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • sledding
                                                    • walking

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • fitness center
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • pier fishing
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • fly fishing
                                                            • freshwater fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • hunting
                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                            • skiing
                                                            • snorkeling
                                                            • sound/bay fishing
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • tennis
                                                            • water tubing
                                                            • wind-surfing

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              10 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Great Getaway

                                                              Benjamin R.

                                                              Very cozy cabin with all the needed amenities. Very quiet, with the beautiful Betsie River in your backyard. Only 5 minutes from Crystal Mountain skiing, which we took full advantage of. Cabin was perfect for our family weekend getaway.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thanks for the kind review, glad your family enjoyed their stay. Please come back anytime!

                                                              Cozy and sweet

                                                              candice a.Boston

                                                              Quiet, warm, and cozy! Very responsive host.

                                                              Absolutely perfect!

                                                              amy c.

                                                              My husband and I came here for a quiet weekend away.....this cabin was absolutely perfect for that! Very peaceful rustic setting in the woods, we went down by the river daily. Very beautiful down there! The cabin had everything we needed and more! Very clean. Bed was super comfy. We used the fireplace every night, super cozy! We did a day trip over to M22 and went up the Lake Michigan coast, this cabin was the perfect central location...we started in Arcadia and ended in Glan Arbor! Highly recommended! We will be back!

                                                              Great retreat.

                                                              Scott R.Shorewood, IL

                                                              Woolly Bugger was all we expected, and more. Located on the Betsie River it gave us a central location to enjoy the area’s unique Golfing and fishing opportunities as well as a fire pit to relax and retell stories at the end of the day...

                                                              Great place to get away and relax

                                                              1Jill S.Battle Creek, Michigan

                                                              This is an awesome cabin! The way it's decorated is so tasteful and just all the added amenities make it so perfect. It is incredibly quiet and the river is so nice to walk down to and fish off the dock. We saw quite a few nice size trout but didn't really have the right type of bait to reel one in. We loved the firepit and sitting around at night with just the peaceful sound of the river. The shower was wonderful as was the comfort of the bedding and the furniture. Kind of embarrassed to say but we could not figure out how to get the gas oven to work - but the kitchen had everything you need including a slow cooker if folks want to make something up with that but in August we usually don't use one. There was a little coffee server station if you're a coffee drinker-we aren't but I noticed it even had a grinder for fresh ground coffee. It's a lovely cabin. The shed had life jackets a fishing net, ore's for the kayak's, etc. Spend some downtime at this place if you want to get away from things-you won't regret it. :)

                                                              Little slice of up-north heaven!

                                                              Tami R.

                                                              Owners: kind, quick to respond when there was a small outlet problem (needed to be reset and I had no idea), super accommodating when we wanted to spend one more night.

                                                              Home: cozy, clean, close to Crystal mountain (highly recommend the spa and my kids loved a day at the pool but it's pricy!), on the river but down a quirky hill (for those with accessibility concerns - I would not attempt with anyone who has difficulty with stairs or hiking), close to all our favorite spots i.e. Peterson Road beach, Frankfurt, Empire, etc. sheets are good quality (someone else must care about that too), and the best part is THERES CELL SERVICE!! (Plus wifi and dish)

                                                              Baby proofing was easy - just had to put cute decorations up high and out of reach. I'd say the home is smaller than I thought it would be, but not in a bad way! It's very cozy! I can imagine the fireplace would be amazing in the winter <3


                                                              Thompsonville, MI, USA

                                                              Crystal Mountain Resort is approximately 1 mile away. Day passes are available for purchase to use their outdoor pool, waterpark, alpine slide and climbing wall. Championship golf, tennis and spa are also available through the resort.

                                                              Rates & Availability

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                                                              Pets are not allowed and will result in damage deposit forfeited along with immediate eviction. Owners have allergies.

                                                              10 Reviews
                                                              Excellent 4.6/5
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