Awesome cozy log cabin lakefront hideaway
We stayed for 5 days. It was quite hot weather while we were there, but the cabin remained cool with great ventilation from the large overhead fan and available air conditioning. Clean, clean, clean! You can tell this cabin is well cared for by the owners. Full kitchen, towels and even a nice welcome basket waiting for us with local goodies, including coffee and a nice bottle of regional wine. A very nice touch - you can tell the owners care! The description on the website is 100% accurate. The grounds are amazing. Short walk to the lakefront with a dock and sitting area. We brought our 20 ft. Ski boat and were able to make use of the boat lift provided by the owners (reasonable extra charge). Deer Lake was perfect for tubing, skiing and even a little fishing. The kids loved the crystal clear lake water which was quite warm due to the relatively shallow depths of Deer Lake. Really nice beach front with tiki bar and Restaraunt on the other side of the lake from the dock which is open for use and operated by Boyne resort. There's no marina on the lake so make sure to fuel up your boat before dropping to avoid dealing with transporting gas cans to the dock. Boyne City has a lot happening and is clearly growing. Charlevoix and Petoskey are about a 15 minute drive and well worth the effort to go to as well. Overall, there's tons to do in the region and this cabin is perfectly situated centrally to provide fairly quick access to all that's going on in the region. The weather was great and since we had our boat on the water we did not get to use the indoor waterpark at Boyne Mountain, but if weather becomes an issue while staying here that's another nice thing to do with kids if the weather doesn't cooperate. Just outside the cabin there is a beautiful fire pit for evening campfires. There's also a very nice picnic table on the back deck for those times that you want to eat outdoors. The kids (and us) enjoyed all the movie channels available on the cable TV and there's a nice sized LCD TV and I mean room to occupy the kids during some down time. Wi-Fi also works very well. The owners have a home on the same property and happened to be there for two days overlap during our stay. They were extremely friendly and helpful. Very welcoming! Even gave us some marshmallows to use one evening when we ran out. Overall, my wife, kids and I give this a five star rating and look forward to having an opportunity to coming back again in the future!
Northern Michigan Cabin, Minutes to Boyne Mountain Ski Resort, Avalanche Bay