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Cozy Cabin only 15 short minutes to Crystal Mountain

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,700 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Loft With 3 Twin/Single Beds with Crystal Lake View

Our log home is situated between Frankfort and Beulah, two amazing 'up north' small towns in Northern Lower Michigan. The home is built on a ridge with a gorgeous view of Crystal Lake, a fabulously crystal clear lake boasting public beaches and water sports of any kind. The awesome sandy Lake Michigan Beach is a short 1 1/2 mile drive into Frankfort, where kids can play and swim, there are miles of beach to walk and a pier to watch the sunset from. To get to your favorite beach takes you only 5 minutes to Beulah beach or a little over 5 minutes to lake Michigan beach in Frankfort. Don't discard this wonderful place for Fall and Winter time either. You will love the short drive on main roads to Crystal Mountain for skiing and enjoy wonderful evenings either at the cabin in front of a fireplace or go downtown Frankfort for an evening out at one of the wonderful restaurants.

The home is cozy and family friendly, with four enclosed bedrooms, each with a queen sized bed. The master bedroom has a bathroom attached with a separate shower and jetted tub. The second bathroom also has a stand up shower, which is convenient when two families are there. The other two bedrooms and bathroom are in the basement as well as a second fire place and table for game nights. The home has an open kitchen/great room area with hardwood floors, a gorgeous stone (gas) fireplace with large windows and two sets of glass doors that offer access to the wraparound deck and very pleasant views of lush green northern Michigan woods and crystal blue water.

The home also offers a 600 square foot loft with comfy furniture and three Twin/single sized beds. It is a nice room for the kids to hang out in. The kitchen is modern and efficient and pleasing to the eye with hickory cabinets and white/stainless appliances. At the end of the day enjoy family time sitting around the fire pit surrounded by woods on a very private setting.

Keywords: Log home with open floor plan and great views on a very private setting close to everything!!

More Details

Robert Johnson
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 13, 2017

About Robert Johnson

My wife and I always dreamed of spending cold winter days in a cosi cabin surrounded by friends and family in front of a crackling fire. Our dream finally came true this year. We are so excited to be spending quality time skiing, snow shoeing, on a fat tire bike ride or maybe in the fall hiking and enjoying the area trails and rivers. In the summer finding some treasures at one of the many antique markets in the area. We can't wait to experience all that and more with our 5 year old son and our family from out of town. This UNIQUE log cabin has so much to offer and we are just starting to write endless chapters and making wonderful memories!

Robert Johnson purchased this cabin in 2016

Why Robert Johnson chose Frankfort

Want to get away from the world and surround yourself with beauty and relaxation..then this is the place for you. Sitting on a hill overlooking Crystal Lake and only 5 minutes from Downtown Frankfort, this cabin will relieve your stress as soon as you arrive. Want to enjoy skiing in the winter - there is no reason not to enjoy the short drive on plowed main roads, spend the day skiing on Crystal Mountain and return for a wonderful meal at your cabin or pick one of the wonderful restaurants in Frankfort.

Our Cabin simply is close to everything your heart desires

What makes this cabin unique

Large floor plan and modern amenities will allow you and your family lasting memories. Capable of sleeping 3 families makes this cabin a perfect family gathering.


The Fusion Restaurant
Crystal Gardens
Stormcloud Brewing Company
Point Betsie Lighthouse
Rosie's Country Cafe
Crystal Mountain
Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Cherry Capital Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Stormcloud, downtown Frankfort
Nearest Ferry
60 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Crystal Downs Country Club
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
M-115 / US 31
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Fusion downtown Frankfort
Nearest Ski
14 Miles
Crystal Mountain
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Lake Michigan Beach or Crystal Lake in Beulah
Car: necessary

The Log Cabin on the hill is conveniently located just 5 minutes from downtown Frankfort and 5 minutes to one of the many public beaches on Crystal Lake, only 15 minutes to Crystal Mountain skiing or golfing on all plowed main roads, 30 minutes to either Manistee where you can visit the Casino or watch one of the many shows offered, 30-40 minutes from Traverse City and close by many attractions like Sleepy Bear Dunes etc. Rain or shine there is always something to do. Just step outside the door and enjoy a day of biking, rent one of the many fishing charter boats and spend the day on the water. Once back home you will feel wonderful cooking that freshly caught fish and enjoying it with your friends and family.


Frankfort Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Please place all trash into the big trash bin by the road on Sunday evening for pickup.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Master bathroom adjacent to Master bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , washer and dryer
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , down stairs bathroom
  • all bathrooms are very spacious with plenty of storage for your necessities
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Loft - 3 twin/ single , the loft beds are single beds only
  • 1 Master bedroom with queen size bed, big door to wrap around porch and private Master bathroom 1 bedroom with queen size bed, 1 big closet and beautiful wooden dressers and furniture 1 upstairs loft with 3 single size beds, with big leisure area 2 new bedrooms with 1 Queen bed each and big closets downstairs All upstairs bedrooms, loft and living room have fans as there is no air condition in the house. The fans and large deck doors provide a wonderful breeze
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water tubing


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Cozy Cabin only 15 short minutes to Crystal Mountain
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 17 reviews
Hudsonville, MI

girl's weekend

  • 4 of 5

The house was very well equipped. Kitchen had everything you might need.

The drive was slippery when we got there but one phone call and the gentleman came and put something down on the drive and it was fine.

Bedding and all supplies were plentiful. Would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Livonia, Michigan

A spacious, beautiful home, perfect for gatherings

  • 5 of 5

A lot of care and effort went into creating this beautiful home. Beautiful large wood dining table, everything in this home is quality.

We had our family reunion here, seven adults and two children. There was plenty of room for everyone.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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All 11 of us were thoroughly impressed with the house. The pictures do not do it justice!

  • 5 of 5

We are all very impressed with this house. Spacious enough for 20, 11 people gives you plenty of space to be away on your own. Everything was spot on for this trip. I would recommend this house to anyone looking to stay a few days in the area. As a matter of fact, we will be back next year! Thank you for having us!

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A beautiful property!

  • 5 of 5

I booked this stay for our extended family of nine, including two kids. It was perfect for us! Everyone had their own room and the loft was perfect for the kids. The home had everything we needed, was very clean and perfectly decorated for that 'up north' feel. The only problem we had was the grill was very rusty, so plan accordingly for that. I would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Rochester, MI

wonderful place to vacation

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here last year and it was such a great place we came back this year. You could not find a better place to stay. The kitchen is equipped with everything you need. Bathrooms are large and up to date. The cabin is surrounded by Black berry bushes. The grandkids loved picking them for dessert. The location is great, close to Crystal Mountain, Sleeping Bear Dunes, Frankfort for fishing and the beach. We hope to return again next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Booked for my wedding!

  • 5 of 5

The house was gorgeous, spacious, and perfect for what we needed! It was clean, well stocked, and (this might sound silly) but the carpet was so soft, everyone was commenting on it. The location is great, you're less than 10 minutes away from downtown Frankfort! We had a problem with the fridge, but it was discovered far after the fact that it was our fault (someone left it slightly open for a few hours so it stopped being cold). In my concern I called the owners and they were very helpful in the situation and we got it figured out! They were pleasant to work with through the whole process, thank you so much for making my wedding perfect. It was more than I ever hoped for!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $170
Damage Insurance $79

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.