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Year-round Rustic Cabin On The Rails to Trails

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cabin, 1 Bedroom, 1.5 Bath (Sleeps up to 6)

Year-round cabin on the Pere Marquette Rails to Trails!

Property is 1 bedroom, 1.5 bath home that includes approximately 1500+ sq. ft. of living space on a 1.3 acre wooded lot that overlooks the Sanborn Creek in Lake County, MI. Located east of Baldwin, this cabin is easily accessed from US 10 near Idlewild.

The main living space of the cabin includes an open layout of the kitchen, living and dining areas. The main bathroom and closets adjoin the main living area.

The large bedroom contains 1 queen bed, 1 full bed and 1 full size futon. There is also laundry, 1/2 bath and closet space.

The driveway approaches the front of the cabin, which is set back on the edge of the valley that overlooks the Sanborn Creek. There is adequate parking for several vehicles, trailers and other items.

The back of the property slopes down to the Sanborn Creek. A footpath leads down to a bridge with a sitting bench and outdoor light. The path continues to the main part of the stream on the back of the property.

More Details

Property Manager
Suzie Hicks
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 August, 2017

About Suzie Hicks

Hi, I'm Barry Hicks! I live and work in a nearby community and grew up in the area. I enjoy outdoor activities so we take advantage of the local resources - like the trails, lakes, rivers and streams.

Suzie Hicks purchased this cabin in 2008

Why Suzie Hicks chose Michigan

This cabin is unique and located in the perfect spot that overlooks a trout stream. It's just off the paved highway and only 2 miles from downtown Baldwin. Trails, lakes, rivers and other things to do are just minutes away.

What makes this cabin unique

Custom-built by a master guitar builder, you will not see another cabin quite like it. The location is pristine and the details of the cabin accentuate the surroundings. 6ft. tall windows placed around the domed structures give you direct views of nature. Open beam construction and an open floor plan give this place a comfortable, homey feel.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Idlewild in Pleasant Plains

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Main bath is just off the main living space and contains a stand-up shower stall, sink and toilet.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Inflatable mattress and couch add to sleeping space.
  • Large bedroom is nearly 750 sq. ft. with large windows that provide excellent views of the property. There is are 2 beds (queen & full size) and a full size futon. A center skylight features provides filtered, natural light. Includes beds, futon, closets, laundry and 1/2 bath (toilet, utility sink).
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • limited accessibility ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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Year-round Rustic Cabin On The Rails to Trails
average rating of 4.818182 based on 11 reviews

Beautiful cabin in the woods! We had a wonderful time!

  • 4 of 5

A great place to de-stress and unwind. Wonderful cabin with plenty of space for a couple or small group. Nicely furnished with full kitchen. Close to several small communities and many outdoor activities. A great place for a reasonable price!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Margaret!!
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Wonderful cabin get-away!

  • 5 of 5

What a great place to come back to after a day of exploring the Lake Michigan coastline, or a trip to Traverse City, or the towns in the area. The Hicks were wonderful about not infringing on our time and were always quick in response to questions. The home is in a very peaceful, wooded setting. It is very clean and well furnished. I especially liked reading the history of the cabin that was in the information book that is very well put together. Would be nice to go back to again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had great stay here, and hope to be back soon! Everything was perfect!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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No oven had to improvise on the grill. Burnt my biscuits. But made the best of it!!

  • 4 of 5

Had a wonderful time!! Loved the privacy. Didn't care for the cat and dogs next door. Chased them away for a couple days then they left us alone. Having a fire every night was great. Lots of wildlife.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing and beautiful ♡

  • 5 of 5

This cabin is amazing. We can not wait to come back if they will have us again! It is so beautiful and well taken care of. The views, design- are so thought out. You have so many views and the layout it perfect! The fireplace is outstanding and memorizing. You will get lost by looking at the dancing fire and perfectly placed stones to make it. Along with once looked like a waterfall next to the fireplace. (I wish I could upload photos but that would not do it justice!) The owners are so sweet. Thinking of leaving you the "little things" to use that you would normally forget. They asked and checked in on us to make sure everything was great and we did not need anything. We were a little sad because the oven was not working but we were caught up doing things outside the cabin so it was not that bad.

They even had maps and places near by, it was a great tool. It is located not far from hiking, or taking your truck/vehicle off road, 4 wheeling. Not a far drive either to the sand dunes, horseback riding, canoeing or fishing.

We have so many great memories. Could not have asked for a better anniversary. Thank you again!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! We appreciate your feedback, it's so nice to have guests who love the cabin and the relaxing atmosphere. Your review makes our day!!
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Beyond Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

The Sanborn Creek Cabin is far more beautiful in person! Mr and Mrs Hicks had the cabin ready for our arrival and we were welcome to use extra bedding, towels etc. It is in the perfect location for peace and beauty. I can't begin to say how perfect our stay was from the cleanliness of the cabin to its unique layout, character of the cabin itself, to the creek and spectacular scenery!! I plan on booking another trip in the near future. The Sanborn Creek Cabin is the "only" place I plan on booking in the area from now on!!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Baldwin Municiple Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Sporty's Bar
Nearest Ferry
35 Miles
SS Badger @ Ludington
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Marquette Trails Golf Course
Nearest Train
80 Miles
Amtrak Station in Grand Rapids
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Multiple options in Baldwin
Nearest Ski
33 Miles
Caberfae Peaks
Nearest Beach
35 Miles
Lake Michigan @ Ludington
Car: necessary

Lake County, MI is an outdoor paradise! This custom-built cabin is centrally located on a trout-stream near area attractions and activities!

Pere Marquette Rail-Trail! Walk, bicycle, ATV or snowmobile right from the cabin! Access to Michigan's premier Rail-Trail system, Tin-Cup Motorsports Trail & miles of endless riding through the Manistee National forest.

River Fishing: Home to the world's premier trout, steelhead and salmon fishing on the Pere Marquette & Big Manistee Rivers.

Fly Fishing: Hit the flies-only stretch of Pere Marquette for world class action!

Great Lakes Salmon Fishing: Charter a boat and spend a day fishing on the big lake - just 35 miles away!

Inland Lakes: Enjoy fishing, watersports and swimming at numerous local lakes with public access.

Hunting: Property joins the Manistee National Forest - Lower Michigan's Largest National Forest. Small game, turkeys, pheasant and whitetailed deer are plentiful.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Idlewild, USA

Rental Basis:
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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £58.26
Additional Guest Fee £19.42 per person per night
Pet Fee £19.42

6% Michigan sales tax applies to all rentals (not included in quote)

$150 deposit will confirm your reservation.
50% due 30 days before reservation.
Balance due at occupancy.
Pay by check or cash

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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