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Scott Sanderson

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

Slope Side Custom Log Home on Boyne Mountain - Truly Unique

39 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Cabin, 5 Bedrooms + Bunk Area, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 12-16)

Idlewood Cabin was built in 2011 and is a One of a Kind Custom Log Cabin built with hand hewn Appalachian square logs. Idlewood is located in the Edelweiss gated community. Edelweiss is Boyne's newest development situated slope-side in the woods above the Mountain Cabins.

Idlewood Cabin will work great for either a large 2 or 3 family group or a small intimate charming getaway. The cabin is approximately 3100 square feet on 2 levels and has 5 bedrooms ( including the Bunkroom).

Our cabin is truly Ski In Ski Out and sits right on the Helga's Hideaway ski run and is served by the Alpine Chair Lift. In fact, our road goes right under the Apline Lift. We have received many inquiries about just how 'ski in/ ski out' our cabin is. There are 2 YouTube videos down below that are filmed skiing in and out from our back door.

Our cabin is high enough on the hill that you can ski directly to the Alpine Lift, Disciples Ridge Lift and Disciples II Lift. This is important because the Alpine and Disciples II lift do not run all day every weekday. Disciples Ridge Lift is one of the primary lifts and is rarely shutdown. One of the videos below shows the run from our back door to Disciples Ridge Lift.....Hemingway to Pritchards Pass to Grices Way to Disciples Ridge Lift. Boyne has night skiing a few nights a week, our home is on the Northern part of Boyne Mountain and is not lighted.

Idlewood Cabin has a custom ski locker room that is open to the lower level family room and walks out to the ski hill. The locker room has 8 built in lockers for ski apparel and hanging racks for skis gear. The locker room is crafted with custom carpentry and has a certain nordic charm to it.

The kitchen and dining area are designed for large gatherings. The kitchen is nicely appointed and very functional. The dining room table seats 8 and the adjoing breakfast bar seats 4.

Idlewood offers 5 bedrooms, including a custom bunk room that sleeps 4.

-The Master Bedroom has a Queen Bedroom and Master Bath Suite.

- Bedrooms 2 & 3 are on the main level and each has aFull Bed. Bedrooms 2 & 3 share a full bathroom.

-Bedroom 4 is on the lower level and has 2 twin beds and shares a full bathroom with the Bunk Room.

- The Bunkroom has 4 built in bunk beds that sleep 4. The Bunkroom is cozy and has built in lockers and drawers and a large window. It is open to the game room and lower level family room.

As a guest at our cabin, you are considered a 'house guest' at Boyne Mountain and allowed privileges such as use of the outdoor heated pool and hot tub at the Clock Tower Lodge, no charge pick up and delivery by the Boyne Shuttle Service and discounts on lift tickets.

Our cabin is pet friendly. Your well mannered pets are welcome.

Look down below for a link to about 50 photos of our Cabin.

Keywords: Boyne Mountain, Boyne, Ski, Slopeside, Slope Side, Ski In Ski Out, Log, Cabin, Edelwiess Condo, Mountain Cabin, Condo, Family Home, Condominium, Grand Mountain Lodge, Disciples Ridge, Alpine Chair Lift, Avalanche Bay, Alpine Golf Course, Monument Golf Course, Deer Lake, Boyne City, Petoskey, Boyne Falls, Lake Charlevoix, Idlewood, Idelwood, Boyne Mt, Boyne Mountain Resort, Boyne Ski, Michigan Skiing, Deer Lake

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Scott Sanderson (Owner)
Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english


based on 39 traveler reviews

Slope Side Custom Log Home on Boyne Mountain - Truly Unique
average rating of 4.8974357 based on 39 reviews

Beautiful Cabin

  • 5 of 5

Our two families (11 people) had a great time with plenty of space. Cabin just as described. Had a hard time balancing temperature in house but minor detail.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Beautiful cabin, excellent location.

  • 4 of 5

Cabin very spacious, nicely decorated, excellent for big groups. Traveled with 8 college kids on spring break. Enough room and privacy for all. Ski in and Ski out very convenient, all able to return to cabin for lunch and dinner without any hassle of driving. First day we used the shuttle which arrived so promptly we weren't even ready. The bunk room downstairs does not have a door, but we hung a sheet over it. The kitchen was well equipped except it did not have a colander or a measuring cup. I would have rated the cabin a 5 but the upstairs was 75 degrees and even thought we turned the thermostat down to 63, the furnace keep pumping out heat. Would definitely rent again.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Great family/friend vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time at the Idlewood Cabin, and we hope to make it a annual family/friends vacation. It's very spacious, and you can't beat the location for sledding, tubing, or skiing. We underestimated the kitchen utensils and ended up bringing items we didn't need, it has everything! Scott is very responsive and helpful! We can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Feb 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It would be hard to stay anywhere else after this!

  • 5 of 5

Within minutes of arriving, we knew this place was different. I have been planning a trip to the Boyne area for the last 10 years for a group of people and we have never stayed anywhere as nice as this. We will likely never stay anywhere else again after being here.

The decor is Pottery Barn -esque and decorated perfectly. Each room has good space in the closets, the bunk room is great for kids, and the locker room downstairs is amazing.

We are a group of 30-somethings with small toddlers in some of our families. We had 4 families and a few single guys with us so the space worked out perfectly. Among so many other benefits of this cabin, having 2 separate living areas sets this above any other location we have ever been. We just got home today and have already contacted the owner about staying in one of his properties again for next year.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Beautiful, Impressive Home

  • 5 of 5

This house, it's furnishings and decor are beautiful. I usually bring some of my own cooking utensils because I'm particular about the quality when going to a vacation rental. Everything from bedding, linen and kitchenware had great quality. We truly enjoyed our stay. Wish it could have been longer. The kids took on the lower level and the adults enjoyed the upper level. Skiing is always a joy, but we really looked forward to retreating back at Idlewood!

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Awesome cabin, truly slope side. Family fun!

  • 5 of 5

We just got back from our ski trip and stayed here. It was wonderful, not only were the amenities fabulous, the locker room is awesome, and it is truly slop side, even my youngest ( 4 years old) was able to navigate all of the hills and lifts nearby, but the also the owner was very acomodating and attentive to our needs as they came up - it was a fun family vacation made even better by the ease and comforts of this cabin. Thank you!!

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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Nearest Airport
0.5 Miles
Boyne Mountain Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Boyne Mountain Village
Nearest Golf
0.25 Miles
Boyne Mountain Golf
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
US 131
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Boyne Mountain Village
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Deer Lake
Nearest Point of Interest
Idlewood Cabin

Indoor Water Park, Year Round Zip Lining, Year Round Outdoor Heated Pool at Lodge, Nightly Hayrides, Ice Skating, Nightly Campfires, Outdoor Movies, Video Arcade, Daycare, Playcare


Rates & Availability

Boyne Mountain Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring 2016
Apr 19 2016 - May 27 2016
2 night minimum stay
June 2016
May 28 2016 - Jul 1 2016
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2016
Jul 2 2016 - Sep 11 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2016
Sep 12 2016 - Nov 20 2016
2 night minimum stay
Early Ski Season 2016/17
Nov 21 2016 - Dec 18 2016
2 night minimum stay
Holiday Ski Season 2016/17
Dec 19 2016 - Dec 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
New Years 2016/17
Dec 31 2016 - Jan 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Jan 2017
Jan 3 2017 - Jan 12 2017
2 night minimum stay
MLK Weekend 2017
Jan 13 2017 - Jan 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jan/Feb 2017
Jan 16 2017 - Feb 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
Presidents Weekend 2017
Feb 17 2017 - Feb 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late Feb 2017
Feb 20 2017 - Mar 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
Early March 2017
Mar 3 2017 - Mar 9 2017
2 night minimum stay
Mid March 2017
Mar 10 2017 - Mar 18 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

The Monday of MLK and Presidents Day weekends is the same as the weekend rate.

Idlewood Cabin is truly ski in / ski out during the primary ski season. In December and later in March the Alpine lift will probably be closed and you will need to shuttle down to base ski area. Early and Late Ski Season pricing reflects substantial discounts because of this.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Northern Michigan Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Ducted Cooling
  • Ducted Heating
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Gas Heating
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master Bedroom - Sleeps 2 - Main Floor w/ Master Bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Bedroom 2 - Sleeps 2 - Main Floor
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double , Bedroom 3 - Sleeps 2 - Main Floor
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Bedroom 4 - Sleeps 2 - Lower Walkout Level
    Bunkroom - 2 bunk bed , Bunkroom - Sleeps 4 - Lower Walkout Level
  • Queen size Beds (1) Master Bedroom, Double Beds (2) Full Beds in the #2 & #3 bedrooms on the main level., Twin or Single Beds (2) Two twin beds in the lower bedroom #4, Bunk Beds (2) The bunk room has 2 bunks and sleeps 4
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • In Ground Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis

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