Into the woods

Mountain Cabins at Boyne Mountain Resort covered in leaves

Boyne Mountain Resort, Boyne Falls: Rustic three-and four-bedroom cabins with wood-burning fireplaces and outdoor hot tubs are off the beaten path but just a short shuttle ride from the Alpine Chairlift’s scenic views (

Double JJ Ranch, Rothbury: Horses, golf and an indoor waterpark enhance a Wild West stay at the resort’s pet-friendly Back Forty Cabins and Lincoln Log-like homes (

Garland Lodge & Resort, Lewiston: Colossal fireplaces and cathedral ceilings lend splendor to the largest log building east of the Mississippi River (

Drummond Island Resort: Beyond the rustic main lodge and conference center’s wood-walled rooms and suites, private log cabins offer amenities like Jacuzzi tubs and screened porches (

Mountain Cabins at Boyne Mountain Resort
Mountain Cabins at Boyne Mountain Resort

Muskegon River Lodge: Nestled on prime frontage in a dozen wooded acres with a main-floor master bedroom plus one king and three full-size beds on the walk-out lower level, this full Western log retreat is only booked to one guest, couple or group of up to 10 at a time (

Papins Log Cabin Resort, Drummond Island: A variety of log cabin rentals including one dock space each pair well with pontoon, kayak and fishing boat rentals on-site (

Rayburn Lodge, Grayling: Five roomy suites framed by white pine walls, a serve-yourself kitchen, soaring stone fireplace, screened porch, sheltered deck and game room are invitingly secluded along the Au Sable River (

Tamarack Lodge, Traverse City: Spacious Arts and Crafts-styled suites at this luxury condominium resort along East Grand Traverse Bay include a chef’s kitchen, fireplace and fast access to vast regional offerings (

Many rustic cabins and lodges varying in size and amenities in forested places throughout the state can also be found at (click “Camping & Recreation,” then “Cabins, Lodges, Teepees, Yurts & Mini Cabins”).

— Lisa M. Jensen, Michigan BLUE Magazine. 

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