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Betsie River Cabin - minutes from Crystal Mountain Spa & Resort, Hot Tub, Canoe

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, sleeps 8, ideal for skiing, fishing, and recreation

A cozy, recently remodeled cottage with a secluded wooded setting and easy access to many of Northern Michigan’s favorite attractions. Betsie River Cabin (formerly known as Nasha Hata) has been designed to provide a true “Up North” getaway for groups of up to 8 people. Each bedroom can comfortably sleep up to 4 guests with the convenience of separate bathrooms. The cabin is perfect for both family retreats and outdoor adventure seekers. This all season cabin features an outside hot tub, rustic wood interior, wood stove, main floor laundry, modern appliances, basement recreation room with a ping pong table, and ample parking.

Admire the natural beauty of the Betsie River from the deck and hot tub, or relax by the campfire. Launch a canoe from the backyard; enjoy prime trout, salmon, and steelhead fishing as part of your stay. A convenient fish cleaning station is provided for your use. Hunt the abundant state forests, bike, golf, and enjoy skiing at Crystal Mountain Resort & Spa, located only minutes away.

Betsie River Cabin (formerly known as Nasha Hata) changed ownership in late 2017. This property has been a favorite for guests for many years, receiving numerous positive reviews, comments, and feedback. The current owners are excited to continue the legacy of providing guests with enjoyable and memorable stays.

Cottage Amenities: Radiant Heat with an independent thermostat under master bedroom tile floor.

Fully equipped kitchen: dishwasher, refrigerator with freezer, electrical stove, coffee maker, microwave, convection oven, silverware, toaster, cooking utensils, cooking timer with radio/CD player.

A charcoal grill is provided.

A washer and clothes drier are provided on the main floor.

HDTV in the living room with DVD player, board games, and a choice of favorite movies.

A 3-person canoe is included with your cottage rental.

Wood is provided for the wood stove and outdoor fire pit free of charge.

Linens and paper products are furnished.

Ping-pong table in the basement rec room

Area activities and attractions: Skiing - Crystal Mountain Resort & Spa just 4 minutes away.

Fishing – Betsie River is prime for trout and salmon fishing. In this area the Betsie River is a DNR type 4 stream with trout open all year long.

Golfing – a variety of golf courses nearby.

Canoeing/kayaking – start at the cottage, end at a convenient downstream landing.

Biking – the 22 mile long Betsie Valley Trail offers fantastic riding, extending from Thompsonville to Elberta.

Hunting & Morel mushrooming on state forests within a few minutes drive.

Snowmobiling – easy access to 300 miles of trails.

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore – 30 minutes away.

Casino – Little River Casino in Manistee – 25 minutes away.

Attractions for Kids: The area offers plenty of attractions for children: fishing, tubing, swimming pool and water park at Crystal Mountain Resort & Spa, guided ATV tours, beautiful Lake Michigan Beaches, Sleeping Bear Dunes climbing and skiing in the winter.

Other attractions: concerts at the Interlochen Center for the Arts, numerous local festivals, bike trails, hiking trails……. the options are almost endless.

More Details

Mike and Lisa VanOmmen
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018


Thompsonville Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms Bedroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , radiant heat under tile floor Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower Master Bathroom has radiant heat system under tile floor with an independent programmable thermostat
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8 Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 2 twin/single , Sleeps max 4 Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , Sleeps max 4 Master bedroom has a queen size bed and a twin/twin bunk bed. There is a spacious walk-in closet with plenty of room for your clothes and luggage. A pocket door opens to a Master Bedroom Bathroom with a full shower tub. Second bedroom has a double bottom/twin top bunk bed with an additional twin trundle bed. Guests staying here will have direct access to a private bathroom with a shower.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • skiing
  • swimming


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Betsie River Cabin - minutes from Crystal Mountain Spa & Resort, Hot Tub, Canoe
average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews
Battle Creek, MI

It's a really great cottage good location

  • 4 of 5

The owners were professional and a breeze to do business with I would definitely recommend staying here and will book again I'm sure

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Essexville, MI

Very good time with friends and fish!

  • 5 of 5

The Betsie River Cabin was comfortable and clean. The full kitchen and two bathrooms are much better than staying in a motel! The cabin is off the beaten path, yet easy to get to. The location on a small but scenic bluff overlooking the Betsie river is lovely in the late winter/early spring (if you like that kind of Michigan weather). The fishing here is good, although wading is a challenge due to deep holes. During the course of our stay, we had as many as 5 fishermen. For late winter fishing, with all the warm weather/dry gear, plus food for a week, I think up to 4 guys is probably a better fit for the cabin than 5 or 6. If any of them snores loudly, you best have earplugs ready (unless you're the snorer). The hot tub was great, especially after a long day fishing in the rain and/or snow.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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Great atmosphere, clean, great hot tub!

  • 5 of 5

We were pleasantly surprised with the size of the cabin, and had a great stay. Has everything you need for the stay, and had more than enough room for the 5 people we had.

Hot tub was easy to use, and a perfect way to wind down after snowboarding.

With all of the lights off, it gets dark enough to see an incredible amount of stars as well.

Definitely will be coming back!

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed at The Bestie River Cabin for a friends cabin weekend and had the best time! It was super close to Crystal Mountain where we skied/snowboarded during the day. We really enjoyed the sunny river views in the morning, and couldn’t get enough of the hot tub (perfect after a day on the slopes), bbq, ping pong table and wood burning fire place at night - talk about cabin fever! It is so cozy and slept 8 of us comfortably with true cabin vibes! Mike and Lisa were very nice, available and easy to work with throughout the entire process, as well. The Betsie River Cabin was perfect for a cozy winter escape and had everything we could have hoped for! Can’t wait to visit it again next winter!!

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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Awesome location. Very picturesque.

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful service, amenities, and hospitality. Beautiful place to stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place for a winter getaway!

  • 5 of 5

A group of friends and I stayed here for a skiing weekend at Crystal Mountain. The house was very clean and had everything we needed. The location was about 10 minutes away from Crystal Mountain but most of the roads were paved and the dirt road was well plowed. The hot tub was very nice and relaxing on the cold nights. I would definitely recommend the Betsie River Cabin!

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Additional Guest Fee $30 per person per night
Damage Deposit $200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.