USA Michigan Northern Michigan Frankfort Listing #78176

Hidden River Cabin - Frankfort, MI

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14 reviews
Max. occupancy: 10 1 Queen Bed, 1 Double Bed, 4 Twin Bed, 1 Sofa Bed 3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms 2 dog max 
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Riverfront cabin on the Betsie with private dock, kayaks & bikes - 2 dogs OK

Get away from it all at Hidden River Cabin, a family retreat tucked away on 2.5 acres of quiet forest along the banks of the Betsie River. Here at the end of a private road and surrounded by the Betsie River State Game Refuge, you'll have 330 feet of natural river frontage and a private dock all to yourself.

The Betsie is a protected Natural River, which limits development and preserves natural beauty. It's shallow (averaging 2-4 feet deep) and gentle with a sandy bottom, making it great for big kids to play in and deep enough for leisurely trips in the provided tandem and single kayaks (two of each). The river will take you to the east end of Betsie Bay, Frankfort, and Elberta (roughly a two-hour float or a one-hour paddle), or all the way to Lake Michigan for the more ambitious paddlers.

For anglers, fall heralds the arrival of the king salmon run (starting as early as mid-August) with winter and spring bringing the steelhead trout. Use the portable fish-cleaning table and the grill/smoker to cook your catch for dinner, or take them to the Port City Smokehouse for the best smoked fish or pate you've ever had.

This home was seemingly designed for those who love to be outdoors. Enjoy a volleyball and badminton set, a bocce set, stomp rockets, and an outdoor firepit where you can roast s'mores nightly. Explore the forest, play in the river, or just curl up with a good book!

Hidden River Cabin is about five miles from the pristine beaches at Frankfort and Crystal Lake, and just 26 miles from Sleeping Bear Dunes. There's a family-size folding shade tent, lots of sand toys, and plenty of folding chairs that you can take along on your beach outings. Or, take out the provided bikes to explore the adjacent 22-mile Betsie Valley Trail, which connects Frankfort, Beulah, and Thompsonville, passing by some of the most beautiful scenery in the area.

Things to know
Two dogs are welcome for a nightly fee
Two single kayaks and two tandem kayaks provided (each tandem kayak seats two adults and one child); life vests are available for toddlers through adults
Inflatable stand-up paddleboard provided
A variety of adult- and kid-size bikes are provided (five adult, one teen, two child); please bring your own helmets

This property is managed by Vacasa Michigan LLC.

You must be 21 years or older to rent this property.

AMENITIES

Features

Iron

Heating & cooling

Central AC
Partial AC

House rules

Dog-friendly

Kitchen & dining

Fridge

Microwave

Stove

Location

Riverfront

Media

Internet

TV

Cable

DVD player

Nearby activities & attractions

Dock

Golf nearby

On-site activities

Adult bikes

Children's bikes

Kayaks

Outdoor

Deck

Firepit

Shared Charcoal Grill

14 reviews

. Aug 2021
There should be a disclaimer that this is close to a camping experience. Service from your company is great but this home probably should meet your criteria as a home you represent/service. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Aug 2021
This property is a real gem, if you are looking for somewhere quiet yet beautiful, this is where you should stay. It was a super clean cabin, with a wonderful deck to sit on, access to the river and a large yard for the kids to play badmitten or volleyball in with the provided net and equipment. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Jul 2021
Our vacation was great, we loved the cabin! The river access was not as inviing as it could be. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Jul 2021
We had a wonderful time and loved all the equipment and recreation available at the cabin. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Oct 2020
Everything was perfect --the only things I noticed was a couple of the light switches had finger smudges on it and the hard floor looked dirty. I own a cleaning company so I probably notice things others dont. With Covid times I know I would appreciate having the high touch areas sanitized. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Aug 2019
The property was beautiful. It has everything you need to partake in local outdoor activities. You will need a way to transport kayaks if you want to use them for a long trips, but they are there. Bikes to go around. Beach tents and chairs. Campfire tools. Usually when I thought I needed something I just had to look for it. This made the trip stress free. Not to mention it is close to town and everything you would want to do along Sleeping Bear Lake Shore. We would definitely stay there again.This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Oct 2018
Great. Very nice location. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Aug 2018
The property was very relaxing with beautiful woods surrounding a very comfortable cabin. Had all the amenities needed and very comfortable beds. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Jul 2018
Perfect, from the garage with kayaks n beach gear, to the private dock on the betsie.. the cabin is so well shaded no need for air conditioner.. plenty of fans. The fresh air was wonderful.. hope to come back next year.. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Jul 2017
Exceptionally lovely week - extremely peaceful setting in great location with access to many points of interest. The house itself is very efficiently organized with privacy for those in the bedrooms. The quality of cleanliness upon arrival was outstanding. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Oct 2016
Some issues to look at. Front left burner is loose and has to be wiggled to work. Light bulbs were burned out. Outside freezer was very dirty. Receptacle on deck doesnt work. Downstairs shower controls dont work correctly. Need a light on the deck. Check out for trash was confusing. There was already trash in can when we got there. We took it to road on Monday but not sure what to do with ours. Trash can in kitchen is too small. Overall, we loved it and will be booking again next September. Just some things that would make it even better. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
. Sep 2016
Hidden River Cabin. Nuff said. Loved it. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.