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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 (boyne.com).

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 (doublejj.com).

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

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 (drummondisland.com).

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 (muskegonriverlodge.com).

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 (papinsresort.com).

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 (rayburnlodge.com).

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 (tamaracklodgetc.com).

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

— Lisa M. Jensen, Michigan BLUE Magazine. 

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