Luxury cabins in Michigan are plentiful and offer some of the best facilities, holiday accessories, and activities (including music festivals) you can imagine.
Michigan borders the Great Lakes, with its coastline touching four of these magnificent bodies of water. So it’s no surprise that this state is all about lakefront and mountain cabins. The state itself has two distinct parts to it, and if you want to get from one to the other, you need to cross Lake Michigan or go all the way around through Indiana and Wisconsin.
Offering a step up from admittedly superb Michigan glamping opportunities, Michigan’s cabins are among the finest to be found in the luxury sector of holiday getaways. Here are some of the absolute best Luxury Cabins in Michigan to book for your next getaway.
1) Luxe Lakefront Escape w/ 4 Kayaks, Hot Tub, Beach
Where: Maple City
Price: $1,174+ USD per night
Without a doubt, the key attraction to this lakefront escape is the 80 ft dock. From here, you can launch the kayaks, four of which are supplied. When you’re not enjoying the waterways, soak in the hot tub or relax on the lakeside beach.
The private deck is also excellent, and the kitchen will encourage you to stay in and cook some fine meals to enjoy together. If you like, you can supplement the dinner with some wine just picked up from the Lake Michigan Wine Trail, which is close by.
2) Luxury Clark Lake Cabin Rental
Price: $809+ USD per night
Like many Michigan luxury cabins, this one is large and impressive, built with big families in mind. So much so that you can choose between two full kitchens when preparing your meals. Your cabin is big enough to host tournaments in the games room (air hockey is popular) or explore the 12 acres of grounds as a large group.
In search of a quiet moment or two? Try the hot tub or a solo cup of coffee on the awesome deck. You can also take a stroll by the pond if you like. When it’s time to eat, there’s a 20-seater dinner table at which to share some life lessons and catch up with your extended family.
3) Cabin on Lake w/ 63 Acres & Trails + Guest House
Price: $891+ USD per night
Moore Lake is sitting just outside your door, and the hosts have kindly provided a pontoon boat, kayaks, a rowboat, and even a water pad to enjoy on the Lake. Split your family up amongst the five bedrooms and make full use of the two separate full kitchens on offer.
Besides the Lake, there’s a dock, a fire pit, and hiking trails to explore. Doing all this in a day can be exhausting, but there’s a spectacular and enormous leather couch on which to flop down if you’re so inclined—a fine example of one of the great luxury rentals in Michigan.
4) Luxe Riverfront Lodge by Wineries & Winter Sports
Where: Rapid City
Price: $748+ USD per night
Like the previous cabin in Michigan featured on this list—and many others—this one sits on the Lake, and as such the kayaks come provided. The style here is called rustic chic. It’s beautiful in its tan and leather features, and you can enjoy the best of Michigan’s outdoor and indoor luxury here.
You can find decks on several levels, so it’s possible to have time to yourself at any given moment. Of course, as expected, there are some outdoor seating areas and even some beach chairs, a fire pit, and a gas grill to take advantage of.
5) The Royal Stag Lodge
Where: Grayling Township
Price: $1,143+ USD per night
Are you looking to get a taste of old-style cabin living? Your first hint of that may be the four deer antler chandeliers hanging from the living space ceiling. Furthermore, wood and metal railings and big game mounted on the walls allude to a hunting lodge lifestyle from the early 1900s.
Trying to describe the common area in this immense beauty would be to do it an injustice. Suffice to say, it is the kind of setting that big-budget movies and television series are made of. An exciting feature to note here is that you have a view of the waterway from every single window in the lodge.
6) Schuss Shanty Slopeside Ski Home: Hot Tub/Fire Pit
Where: Custer Township
Price: $768+ USD per night
This fabulous home is located in the Shanty Creek resort and offers access to a community pool, restaurants, gym, and ski slopes. There’s ample living space here, with more than 3,300 square feet of the luxury cabin where you can unwind.
It’s just as well that 16 people can fit into the 11 rooms. Together you can enjoy the fire pit, play some ping-pong, or even challenge some arcade games in the games room. This is also a great spot to make a day excursion to Traverse City, Lake Michigan, or Elk Rapids.
7) Beautiful Log Cabin Retreat – Outdoor Activities – Snowmobile – Hike – ATV
Price: $435+ USD per night
There’s a rustic element here, even though it’s a great luxury option. Bring 16 friends or family to enjoy this great A-frame with all its moody charms. One unique feature is that it will also suit a smaller family just fine, without overwhelming you with its size.
Winter getaways are a thing for this cabin, as it’s near snowboarding, skiing, and ice fishing opportunities. But in summer, you’ll also get to enjoy swimming, kayaking, and a view from the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Lastly, what it lacks in large windows and sunlight, it more than makes up for in coziness and warmth.
8) Secluded, Luxury Lodge < 15 Mi to Boyne Mtn
Where: Bay Township
Price: $938+ USD per night
If you like space in your holiday accommodation, this is the cabin for you. Firstly, there are six bedrooms and six bathrooms, making assigning space easy. In total, this cabin can sleep up to 18, but it does seem especially suitable for six groups of adults, given its facilities.
Everything about this place makes it one of the most beautiful cabins in Michigan, even the outside view from the driveway. Inside, the entire area has a light wood feeling that invites social time, eating, drinking, and togetherness. Enjoy the enormous kitchen with its stainless steel top island. Sink into the deep leather sofas in front of the stone fireplace.
You can even sit at the piano and play a few tunes for a sing-along. All the bedrooms and bathrooms seem designed for size, so you’ll never be cramped in any of the spaces. Oh, and we just have to mention there are decks for days.
9) Charming Saugatuck Log Cabin – Minutes Away from Everything
Where: Allegan County
Price: $440+ USD per night
Log cabins in Michigan are one of the best things you can experience. This one is beautiful and just a short walk or bike ride from the town center. It’s the perfect location from which to experience the artsy vibe of downtown Saugatuck (the coffee and ice cream here are surprisingly good!).
It’s neat and charming and provides a cozy option, while it’s still very much a luxury holiday destination. The key to much of the exclusivity is the private beach. It’s on Goshorn Lake, and the water is a few steps away from your front door.
Elsewhere you can hike or dune ride. That is about the only time when you’ll tear yourself away from the inviting cabin itself. Sit on the covered deck porch as you enjoy the woods and surrounding nature. This cabin is an excellent tradeoff between woodsy rustic charm and neat, convenient modern luxury.
10) Relax and Unplug at this peaceful log home.
Where: Clare County
Price: $185+ USD per night
If you’re looking to get into the woods and feel a little isolated while still enjoying a cozy and fun holiday, this might be the one. You can bring up to eight people with you. The appropriate word is “cute,” in a sense, and the social spot just outside will invite fire and conversation at sundown.
Indoors, the setup is practical, with the main floor set up for a more social time. Of course, all the wood finishes and warm, thick bedclothes make an excellent case for nestling up on cold nights. That is to say, after you enjoy a game of pool or a soak in the jet tub.
11) Dream Cottage w/ Sandy Beach, Dock, Pontoon Rental
Price: $456+ USD per night
Private beach! That’s all one should need to say. But there’s so much more to a holiday than a private beach, even when it comes to Michigan luxury rentals. In this case, it’s a fabulous cabin rental with a spectacular set of views of Lake Lancer from many of its windows and vantage points.
Uniquely, the cabin rental includes access to local amenities like the golf course, the indoor pool (great for winter), and the fitness center. It’s a lovely bonus that provides year-round options for activities.
Inside, the design provides plenty of space for up to 14 people. The bedrooms emphasize coziness, while the living spaces emphasize group activity. Think plenty of couches around the living room and a lot of space in the dining area.
12) Come stay at White Birch Cabin
Price: $325+ USD per night
This sizable home sleeps 12 people over eight beds. It has a superb setting overlooking Upper Silver lake. The large living space with its high windows allows for a fun-filled day even in the confines of the cabin.
If you don’t have your own boat (you are welcome to bring it, the hosts offer a pontoon for rent, so you can enjoy some time on the water. In the evenings, take some time around the firepit for a chat and a large mug of your favorite drink.
Looking for an excursion? There’s plenty of hiking about and even a nearby lighthouse to explore.
13) Delightful Riverfront Cabin w/ Wood-burning Fireplace and Private Gas Grill
Price: $477+ USD per night
There are many nice cabins in Michigan, and this one is exceptionally bright and beautiful, spacious and luxurious. The living space embodies the perfect union of stone and wood, alongside huge wall-size windows. Let the light in, and let it truly highlight the gorgeous colors of the craft that went into creating this masterpiece.
Of course, the Betsie river rolls outside this luxury Airbnb in Michigan, which invites fishing. And then there are the Crystal Mountain slopes just two miles away. But you could also simply opt to stay inside the screened-in porch (especially in winter) to enjoy a mulled wine or a hot cuppa joe.
Many will find that huge leather armchair by the fireplace hard to resist—you may need to play a game for the rights to it. When it’s time to sleep, the main bedroom is fitted with a king-sized bed, guaranteed to take all the weariness away.
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