Up north at its best! Stay in a custom cabin in the middle of Rocky Top Farms, a cherry orchard. Please read this listing completely!
Custom timber-frame cabin was built by my husband, father-in-law, and me with the help from many, many friends. The little cabin is in the middle of a large cherry orchard in the heart of beautiful northern Michigan and is situated on a pond surrounded by birch trees. The love is in the details at this very special place.
Climb a ladder to the romantic sleeping loft and gaze at the incredible northern night skies! Wonderful front porch! Locally made art. Amazing soapstone wood stove for cozy warmth and romantic, flickering firelight. Shared outdoor 6 person hot tub.
The small kitchen is equipped with all you might need to make some wonderful meals. Fridge, sink, oven with stove top griddle, microwave. Pots, pans, mixing bowls, utensils, dishes, cups, mugs, basic oils and spices are included. OH~ and coffee maker!
Towels, bedding and firewood are also provided.
Enjoy acres of Michigan orchard, prairie, and woodlands. The north end of Torch Lake is just a couple miles away. Lake Michigan beaches are within minutes of driving. Ski resorts, breweries, wineries, restaurants, farm markets are all within reach for great day trips.
This property is best accessed by four- wheel drive during the winter months. You could say we are off the beaten path.
This cabin can be rented in conjunction with The Treehouse at Rocky Top Farms- check it out! The Treehouse is near The Cabin, but both buildings have been designed to have a feeling of privacy. There is a wall of pine trees between the cabins.
Please be reminded that this is a working orchard. You may hear ambient tractor noises at various times.
You should have 4 wheel drive to access the cabin in winter- I am not joking!!!
Surrounded by lakes, beaches and hiking opportunities abound! We are located 15 minutes south of Charlevoix and 20 minutes north of Elk Rapids. Bellaire (home to Short's Brewery) is 20 minutes away. Traverse City is about 30 minutes to our south.
See the guidebook for a listing of our favorite spots.
No public transport around here, sorry.
You must have 4 wheel drive to visit the cabin in the winter.... Otherwise, prepare to hike about 1/4 mile to the cabin, and park at the barn.
The water here is well- water. It isn't the city water you might be used to. It does have a yellowish cast because there are many tannins in it. The water has been tested, and is fine to drink. You may want to bring your own drinking water if are used to chlorinated water.
Guests have access to the cabin, the hot tub, and all the trails around the 300 acre farm. There is also a disc golf course on the west side of the farm. Bring your discs, bikes and hiking boots!
I am always available by text or phone call. We don't generally have a lot of interaction with guests, unless they would like to! (We do thoroughly enjoy meeting our guests from literally all over the world!)
PLEASE note: We strongly suggest four- wheel drive in the winter and spring! If you do not have 4 wheel drive, please park behind the first barn. We provide a sled in the gift shop for hauling stuff, if need be. The driveway is quite rugged and off the beaten path. Please consider that northern Michigan gets a lot of snow in the winter and early spring months. That said, we request that our guests have 4 wheel drive vehicles, or be willing to hike the 1/4 mile from the barn to the cabin. We are not responsible for hauling you out if you get stuck. It gets very muddy in spring, hence the name "mud season".
Please also note- there is no internet or wi-fi here. Cell phones generally get good reception.
Relax and enjoy! Get up early or sleep late. Crank up the outdoor speakers as you soak in the hot tub. Treat this place like you would your own space and we will be sure to get along just fine.
Visiting pets are $30 for the course of your stay.
Dogs are not to be left alone in the cabin for more than 4 hours.
Dogs must have been treated with flea protection.
Please clean up after your pets.
Any damage done by your pet will be subject to additional fees, not included in dog fee.
Nice doggies only!
We ask that you strip the bed of all linens and place them with the towels on the floor in front of the washer before you leave please. Place recycled items in appropriate bins on north east side of deck.
You must notify us if you have visiting guests. This cabin is set up for two people.
Absolutely no smoking in the cabin.
We do not allow shooting on the farm, unless you have written permission from the owners before your stay.
Bring your bikes, skis, snowshoes and hiking boots! We do not allow motorized vehicles on the farm (other than your car- on the driveway.)
We enjoy nature, farming, camping, hiking, swimming, sailing, skiing, snowboarding and above all, raising creative and happy children. We absolutely adore being Airbnb Superhosts. This is so much fun! We have met some really amazing folks.