Are you looking for a list of dreamy and cozy cabins in Michigan? Then this is the list for you.
Also known as the Mitten State, Michigan is a popular year-round destination.
You will find the ‘UP” or Upper Peninsula less crowded, than the lower part of the state. A very popular tourist destination, the UP has the mountains and lakes. And lots of history.
The Lower Peninsula is shaped like a mitten and separated from the UP by the Straits of Mackinac. And the two peninsulas are connected together by the Mackinac Bridge.
Michigan has the longest freshwater coastline of just about anywhere in the world. And it is a very popular vacation destination.
The cabins on this list are perfect for your next Michigan adventure!
15 Cozy Cabins in Michigan
Maple Haven Near Lake Michigan
The Maple Haven cabin is located in beautiful South Haven Michigan. There, you’ll find it nestled in a beautiful forest near Lake Michigan.
This cabin on Lake Michigan is perfect if you’re looking to enjoy Michigan’s fall foliage. You’ll be immersed in the colorful leaves during your stay.
Maple Haven is perfect for small families or groups looking to explore South West Michigan and Lake Michigan.
There are two bedrooms, each with a queen-sized bed, a loft area with two twin-sized beds, and a full bathroom.
You’ll also find a fully equipped kitchen, a fenced in back yard with a fire pit, and a front patio with a dining set and chairs to relax in.
The space is also kid ready with a high chair, pack and play, and a selection of kids movies all at the ready.
Bring your family and explore Lake Michigan in this beautiful and secluded cabin in Michigan.
700 Acre Stunner
This beautiful luxury cabin in Michigan is perfect for a group looking to explore Michigan’s wilderness. This 700 Acre Stunner is just steps from Lake Huron.
With 700 acres at your disposal, you options are endless. Enjoy hiking, ATV trails, fishing, and so much more.
You’re even close to Mackinac Island, which has one of the coolest lighthouses in Michigan.
There are two bedrooms in this luxury cabin, one with a full-sized bed and one with a queen-sized bed.
Inside, you’ll find a large sitting area with walls of windows for enjoying the view, a fully equipped kitchen, and a large bathroom and upstairs loft.
There is also a large wrap-around porch and yard, all ready for you to relax and enjoy nature.
Retro A-frame On Fine Lake
The Retro A-frame is a cozy cabin on Fine Lake in Battle Creek, Michigan.
Originally built in 1967, this cabin in Michigan still retains a lot of its original mid-century charm. You’ll feel like you’ve stepped back in time.
It is a perfect cabin for small families, couples, or small groups – and it is even pet friendly.
There are two bedrooms, one with a queen sized bed, and the upstairs loft bedroom has two twin-sized beds. There is also one full and one half bathroom.
On the main floor you’ll find a large sitting area with floor to ceiling windows, a small but fully equipped kitchen, and a large stone fireplace.
In the summer, use the provided kayaks on Fine Lake, or explore nearby Battle Creek. In the winter, cozy up in front of the fire.
Modern Secluded Cabin Near Pictured Rocks
The Modern Secluded Cabin is in Northern Michigan, just ten minutes from the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.
It is the perfect Northern Michigan cabin rental for a large family or group looking to explore all the area has to offer.
Located on 42 private acres, you’ll find hiking trails, ATV trails, water falls, a large yard, and plenty of opportunities for fishing.
You’re also just minutes from Grand Island and Lake Superior.
Inside, you’ll find three bedrooms, two and a half baths, a large sitting area, and a large kitchen. There is also space for the whole group to gather around and eat together.
Upstairs, there is a deck with a porch swing and downstairs there is a covered deck with more seating options.
Vanderbilt Rustic One Room Cabin
The cozy Rustic One Room Cabin is perfect for an individual or couple looking to enjoy a secluded cabin in Michigan – think glamping.
This is a small but cozy cabin that overlooks a small pond and is close to plenty of outdoor recreational activities.
Inside, you’ll find a pull out sofa, a set of bunk beds, and a small kitchenette and bathroom.
Sit around the fire pit or by the pond and look for Bald Eagles and Golden Eagles while you sip your morning coffee. Or head to the nearby Pigeon River State Forest.
You’ll be surrounded by nature as you take some time to relax and recharge in one of the best cozy cabins in Michigan.
Michigan A-frame On Manistee Lake
Just outside of Kalkaska Michigan you’ll find the Manistee Lake A-frame. You’ll be just minutes from all Manistee Lake has to offer.
Enjoy swimming, kayaking, and fishing all within steps of your front door.
The Manistee Lake A-frame is perfect for small groups or families and provides plenty of space for everyone to spread out.
On the main floor you’ll find a bedroom with a queen-sized bed, a full kitchen and bathroom, and large sitting area, and even a small dining area.
You can enjoy the large porch with additional dining space, Adirondack chairs, and a grill. Or grab one of the provided kayaks and go kayaking on the lake.
Your family will enjoy this cozy cabin in Michigan no matter what you do, making this one of the best cabins on a lake in Michigan!
Bonfire Holler: One Of The Cozy Cabins In Michigan
Bonfire Holler is one of the most secluded cabins in Michigan for those looking to unplug and relax.
The cabin is on 10 acres of private land between Grayling and Gaylord Michigan.
You’ll be only minutes away from Hartwick Pines State Park and Forbush Corner. It is the perfect getaway for a couple looking for some outdoor adventure.
Bonfire Holler is pet friendly with plenty of room for them to run around safely.
Inside the cabin you’ll find a large sitting area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a large bathroom. There are two bedrooms, each with a queen-sized bed.
Outside, you’ll find a porch with a grill and built-in benches, as well as a firepit. Lots to do at this secluded cabin in Michigan.
In Eagle Harbor Township in Michigan, you’ll find the aptly named Walden.
There are plenty of things to do in Eagle Harbor, in fact, it is home to one of the coolest lighthouses in Michigan. It is perfect for a couple looking for a romantic retreat.
The Walden cabin is a newly built cozy cabin in Michigan on a private lot, tucked in the trees.
It has a large open layout with a nice sized sitting area, kitchen, and plenty of windows for enjoying the views.
You’ll also find a queen-sized bed and a full bathroom, as well as a nice front porch.
Roast marshmallows in your private fire pit, or head into town and enjoy one of the local resturants.
Empire Sleeping Cabin
The Empire Sleeping Cabin is a cozy glamping cabin in Grand Marais Michigan.
This cozy cabin in Michigan is perfect for the individual or couple who are looking for a place to rest their head before they head out to enjoy Michigan’s many outdoor activities.
It is conveniently located at Superior Orchards, which is just across the street from Pictured Rocks National Park. It’s a hikers dream cabin.
Inside the simple cabin, you’ll find a king-sized bed, a small sitting area, and a full bathroom. Outside, there is a fire pit with Adirondack chairs.
The unique pole barn cabin is perfectly located and small, but extremely cozy, and easily one of the best cabins in Michigan.
Ogletree Creek Cabin
In Ellsworth Michigan you can find the Ogletree Creek Cabin.
This is one of the perfect cabins in Michigan for a small family or group of friends.
There is a bedroom on the main floor with a queen-sized bed and full bathroom. In the upstairs loft you’ll find three twin-sized beds.
On the main floor there is also a large seating area, a full kitchen, and a large stone fireplace with a wood burning stove insert.
Attached to the full kitchen is a screened in porch where you’ll find a small place to relax and enjoy the view
Outside, you’ll also find a fire pit, a screened-in front porch with more seating, and plenty of space for kids to run around.
You are also the only house on Toad Lake, where you can enjoy swimming, boating, fishing, and so much more.
Definitely one of the best cabins on a lake in Michigan
Fernside A-frame Is A Hidden Gem
In Indian River Michigan is this super cozy cabin called Fernside A-frame.
The Fernside A-frame is nestled in the woods on the banks of the Sturgeon River. With the windows open, you can even hear the rushing water.
You’ll find a funky fun decorated space when you step inside this class A-frame cabin in Michigan.
On the main floor there is a large sitting area, a small dining set, and a fully equipped kitchen. Towards the back of the cabin there is a bedroom with a queen-sized bed and a full bathroom.
As you take the leopard print stairs up into the loft, you’ll find another queen-sized bed.
Outside of this cabin rentals in Michigan there is a large front porch, a fire pit, and gorgeous views of the river.
Rustic Dog-Friendly Tiny Cabin
The Dog Friendly Tiny Cabin is a cozy cabin located in Free Soil Michigan.
You’ll be in the center of tons of outdoor activities. From hiking, fishing, boating, skiing, snowboarding, and so much more.
The tiny cabin nestled in the woods on a fenced in lot, so you can safely let your dog run around.
This secluded cabin in Michigan is perfect for an individual or couple looking to enjoy outdoor adventure.
Inside, you’ll find two full-sized beds, a small kitchenette and bathroom, and a small dining area and seating area. Outside, you’ll find a fire pit and chairs to relax in.
If you’re looking for a Michigan cabin rental that is cozy, close to plenty of activities, and budget-friendly, then the Dog-Friendly Tiny Cabin is perfect for you.
The Saugatuck Hideaway is located on the marshes in Saugatuck Michigan.
It is a cozy cabin full of light with plenty of windows and views of the marshes.
Inside, you’ll find a wood burning stove, a small seating area with Lazy Boy style chairs, a dining area, and a small kitchen. There is also a bedroom with a queen-sized bed and a full bathroom with a rain shower.
Outside, you’ll find a screened in porch, a firepit with Adirondack chairs, and a small patio with more seating.
The best part about the Saugatuck Hideaway is the hot tub. The hot tub is in a secluded spot that overlooks the the beautiful marshes.
You’ll be able to relax and enjoy one of Michigan’s more unique ecosystems, and one that is not so common.
River View Cabin On 150 Acres Of Nature
The River View Cabin is an open floor plan studio cabin in Watervliet Michigan. It is a perfect cabin in Michigan for a couple or small family looking to get away.
Nestled on 150 acres, you’ll feel like the only ones for miles while you relax and enjoy Michigan’s wilderness.
Inside, you’ll find an open floor plan space with a king-sized bed, a small kitchen, a small seating area with a pull out couch, and a small dining set.
The bathroom features a beautiful whirlpool tub and standing shower. Outside you’ll find a large porch with additional seating and string lights.
There is also a firepit, corn hole, views of the river and even a small dock on the river. You can enjoy fishing, kayaking, or swimming right in your backyard.
The house is also fully stocked with board games and has a tv with access to movies and a DVD player. Even on rainy days, you wont want to leave this cozy cabin in Michigan.
Hephzibah’s Haven: An Up North Cabin
This adorable blue A-frame, lovingly named Hephzibah’s Haven, is located in Gaylord Michigan.
This charming and cozy cabin is perfect for a small family or couple looking to explore the heart of Northern Michigan.
Inside, you’ll find a retro inspired space with a small sitting area around a wood burning stove, a small dining set, a full kitchen, and even a washer and dryer.
Towards the back of the cabin there is a small bedroom with a queen-sized bed and a small bathroom. In the upstairs loft there are two twin-sized beds, perfect for the kids.
You’ll have full access to nearby Otsego Lake, and you can even see the lake as you approach the cabin. You can enjoy fishing, swimming, boating, and kayaking any time you like.
There is also a beautiful park nearby. If that doesn’t suit you, you’re also close to the city of Gaylord, which offers plenty of activities as well.
This is truly one of the best cabins in Northern Michigan if you’re looking for a hub close to everything.
Packing List For Visiting Michigan
If you will be traveling, either by plane or by car to Michigan, here are some tips on how to pack lightly.
A concealed travel pouch may be one of the most important items you bring along when staying at one of the cozy cabins in Michigan! It is always important to protect your personal information. Identity thieves are everywhere.
This unisex RFID blocking concealed travel pouch is lightweight and comes in several colors. It has lots of organization to give you peace of mind. You can place it under your hiking clothes next to your body to carry your ID safely.
If you have a pouch already that does not come with the RFID protection, as I do, these RFID sleeves are the perfect solution.
his configuration comes with enough credit card sleeves that the entire family would be protected. They are slim too, so they will easily fit into your pouch or wallet.
If you are planning on taking a lot of pictures with your phone you will definitely want to consider an external charging battery. This Anker high-speed phone charging battery is the exact one I carry with me on all of my trips.
It can be used on a variety of phones, not just an iPhone like I have. And wow is it fast!
I like that it holds its charging capabilities for several uses so I do not have to worry about it while out and about, and if I forget to recharge it at night, it will still be good to go the next day.
My daughter gifted me with this FugeTek selfie stick and tripod setup for my birthday. I absolutely love it! It is made of lightweight aluminum and so easy to use.
It has Bluetooth connectivity and is a breeze to use for taking selfies with all those nature shots while visiting Michigan.
Hydration is so important when hiking. You want to remain hydrated throughout your hikes to support your immune system which in turn will be stronger to fight off any germs you will encounter during your travels.
You will want to bring your own refillable water bottle with you.
I never leave home on a trip without my Bobble filtration bottle. The 18.5-ounce size is perfect for hiking and it fits nicely in the pocket of a backpack.
When filled with water, it is not too heavy to carry. And the charcoal filter ensures fresh clean water whenever you fill the Bobble.
You can find filter replacements here.
Perhaps you are traveling a long distance and packing space is a premium in your suitcase, or in your car.
Then this set of collapsible silicone foldable water bottles would work well for you. Would not take up much space at all.
You will want a backpack or daypack with you to store snacks, your water bottle, phone, extra clothes, etc.. when celebrating Christmas in Ohio. No matter the time of day or evening.
This foldable water-resistant backpack would be great
It is very affordable and is available in many color options for you to choose from. The fact that it folds down into a zippered pouch will make it easy to pack!
I hope you enjoyed this list of 15 Cozy Cabins in Michigan. They are all beautiful and unique, and the perfect inspiration for planning your next trip to Michigan.
If you stay at one of these cabin rentals in Michigan that I have listed, I’d love to hear about your experience in the comments below!