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Wilderness Setting Near Beautiful Lake Michigan

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Chalet, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6-7)

Enjoy the perfect 'Up North' getaway amidst 80 acres of woods and wild flower fields just one mile outside of charming Cross Village. Relax on the back deck watching finches, nuthatches, phoebes and dozens of other species of birds perch in the surrounding trees. The cabin has modern kitchen and bath, a queen size bed and loft with 2 double beds. as well as a gas grill on the back deck. This is the perfect spot to spend your vacation in total privacy. We provide firewood and kindling for the wood stove and fire pit free of charge.

Cross Village has a pristine beach on crystal clear Lake Michigan, excellent for swimming, snorkeling and finding Petoskey stones. There's even a small boat ramp. Or enjoy the miles of undeveloped, uncrowded beaches in Wilderness State Park, just 20 minutes away. The park also has miles of trails for hiking and bicycling.

The famous Leggs Inn Restaurant in Cross Village serves lunch and dinners with live music on the weekends.

When you need more activity, shopping and excitement, Harbor Springs and Mackinaw City are each less than 30 minutes away. Hop on the ferry to world-famous Mackinac Island and experience a world without cars or cares.

Your vacation at our cabin will be cozy, quiet and very private. Here there is time for reading, writing and observing wild life.

Contact us is by phone or e-mail.

Keywords: Chalet Cabin

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2017

About The Owner

Our family cottage built in 1969 on 80 acres of beautiful wilderness. My father and mother were immigrants from England and Poland. We lived in Northville, MI and spent our summers in Cross Village. My father worked at FMC and came up every weekend. I fell in love with this area and in 1994 finally moved up here from Chicago to live year round. My husband and I were married at the little stone church in Cross Village!

The Owner purchased this chalet in 1969

Why The Owner chose Northern Michigan

Great place to bring your dog since we are situated on lovely 80 acres of meadow and forest, map of the property is provided, very quiet and private. We are only one mile from Lake Michigan, as kids we used to walk to the Village and down to the beach from the chalet.

Our new all tile bathroom and new tile shower is complete for 2017.

We provide lots of cotton towels and cotton bed sheets, also firewood and kindling free of charge.

charge.

What makes this chalet unique

The Cross Village Chalet is one of the only cottages in the area with Wi Fi.

This year (2016) we are remodeling the bath, with an all new tiled bathroom and tile shower. Will soon be adding an Eco bunkhouse with outdoor shower!

Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Pellston
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Legs Inn, Cross Village, Moose Jaw, Larks Lake,
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Mackinaw City and Charlevoix
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
True North
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
US 131 and I75
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Legs Inn, Cross Village
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Cross Village North and South Beach
Car: necessary

Cross Village is one of the oldest settlements in Michigan. Still captures the essence of Ojibwya and Old Mission histories. Three Pines Art Gallery features local indigenous art in Cross Village. Legs Inn is also an Historical marker. A very pristine environment, Clear Water,Sandy Beaches, Clean Skies and Green Forests. An International Dark Sky Facilities is located in Wilderness State Park just 7 miles north of Cross Village.

Amenities

Harbor Springs Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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average rating of 4.894737 based on 38 reviews
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5

peace and quiet

  • 5 of 5

We come every year to "unplug" from the world. It is just perfect for me and my husband. Our dog actually loves it as much as we do. It is his one week of freedom! We take lots of walks and enjoy nature. The location is ideal as it is close to the tunnel of trees, the beach and you can easily to go Mackinaw Island or Harbor Springs for day-trips. Pond Mill Farms is worth the trip as well! The wi-fi was recently added so I am not as unplugged as I used to be, but that is up to me! The convenience of wi-fi is nice. The accommodations are very comfortable. There is no a/c, but not needed, the chalet stays pretty cool. We can't wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Absolutely loved it. Will be coming back again!

  • 5 of 5

Such a charming little cabin in the middle of a small town, nestled back in the woods. So relaxing. The cabin felt very homey, with lovely decorations. We loved everything about it. We highly recommend staying here. The owner is wonderful. Can't wait to come back for another getaway trip!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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5

Incredibly Beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay here was beyond pleasant. The children loved it. It was unlike any experience they've ever had and we felt very much at home. I have to admit we were a little sad to go!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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4

Very cute, secluded chalet.

  • 4 of 5

My family of 5 plus our dog very much enjoyed our stay. The chalet was quaint, clean, and the property is beautiful. It is a nice central location if you'd like to visit some surrounding towns and mackinac island.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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5

Quaint, off the beaten path chalet

  • 5 of 5

Just returned home from spending 2 nights in Sylvia's charming chalet. My husband and I had done the mini (cooper) on the Mac (Mackinac bridge) rally and stayed 2 nights on Mackinac island. It was fun, but a zoo on the weekend. We couldn't wait to get to this secluded property and have some peace and quiet.

The chalet is a great space for 2, but easily sleeps 4 with the loft beds. The queen in the main bedroom was comfortable with nice bedding. The chalet is clean, has all the kitchen supplies needed for cooking. Towels, TP, and paper towels supplied. There is wifi, but our Verizon cell service was hit or miss. There is a flat screen tv for watching Netflix.

Utilized the outdoor space as the weather was perfect. My husband napped on the hammock and I enjoyed reading on the deck. We built camp fires both nights and enjoyed the peace and quiet with a glass of wine.

Had a nice lunch at Mill Pond Farm and loved traveling down M119 through the tunnel of trees. We got a pot pie at the Good Hart General store and was very tasty. We went to the Cross Village beach and practically had the shore line to ourselves.

Many thanks to Sylvia for sharing her cabin in the woods and hope to return for another stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

You found your happy place

  • 5 of 5

The chalet is the kind of place you want to go back to - in your mind and in reality. Our family loved it. This is a perfect retreat and jumping off point for an Up North adventure (Harbor Springs, Mackinac Island, Petoskey). The cabin itself is as cozy and beautiful as it looks in the photos - even better than expected. And the setting in the woods with a gorgeous deck and side yard with firepit, picnic table, hammock clothesline is really ideal for spending time enjoying the natural surroundings. The wifi works great (not that you want to spend much time on your phone here) and the place stays plenty cool with the ceiling fan on and windows open, especially in the evenings. Sylvia has really thought of everything here. We only saw cars a couple of times on the gravel road nearby.

We loved Cross Village, especially Legs Inn. Do not miss the back patio and manicured garden area there overlooking the lake. A great spot to have a drink and watch the sunset.

The Cross Village general store here has most of the convenience items you need and more. We didn't feel like cooking the first night after traveling and tried the pizza - not bad! We did most shopping at a grocery store on the way up in Gaylord. That's very busy town with all the traffic heading Up North and back. Quite different from the quiet Cross Village.

The beach at Cross Village is convenient and quiet with a picnic area. We found we liked Sturgeon Bay Beach even better. Parked near the sand dunes and followed a trail towards the water. Very shallow, clear. calm water. Looks like they have nice hiking there in the park as well.

We also went to a weekend meteor shower viewing event at Headlands Dark Sky Park near Mackinac City. Show up well before sunset to get close parking. It was about a mile walk in from the overflow lot.

Many thanks to the owners for hosting us. We're dreaming of coming back sometime before long!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $70
Pet Fee $70

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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