if your looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of life, this is it!
Why Owner chose Frankfort
this cottage provides you with the best of both worlds of privacy on a renowned Elberta Dune Forest and Bluff's while being biking distance from the Village and City of Frankfort.
What makes this Cottage unique
Dunes, Bluffs, Lake shore walks as well as staying in a custom crafted green friendly Timber Built home.
smoking outside only
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Wonderful house in the woods
We enjoyed our stay very much...house was very clean and extremely well stocked with necessities. We would stay again
Our Labor Day Stay
Our five night visit at the Dune Forest Retreat was an ideal base for the adventures we had around the area. The owner's careful attention to details for all the amenities needed on our stay along with the charming atmosphere of his house added to our great experience on this trip up north. There was so much we wanted to do in so little time. Our memories of this trip will be treasured and we look forward to returning. Jeff
It was lovely.
Beautiful wood home in a peaceful setting. The owner was absolutely wonderful. Close to beaches and quaint downtown Franklin. Super pet friendly.
Decent place, secluded woods, missing some of the finer touches if that’s what you’re looking for.
This place worked fine for what was intended to be a quiet weekend and a home base for travel to the dunes and a day in wine country.
If you’re looking for luxury, it’s not this place (so just be aware). But it’s totally fine. The missing elements are the seating on the main floor living room is not particularly comfortable (makes it hard to lounge in), the shower curtain is a bit tough to manipulate in the bathtub shower, one lamp is missing the turnkey, the beds are pretty soft, you hear noise from the top floor all the way to the bottom given how it’s designed, etc. Also, one of the beds was not made upon arrival, although I believe that to be an oversight.
Overall it’s a fine enough place. If you’re planning to cook I recommend bringing your own knife as the one here are incredibly dull. Not a ton of natural light either given the surrounding forest.
Secluded but accessible to amenities and activities. Beautiful tri-level tree house-like cabin.
Beautiful home and woods setting
James was so kind and helpful at check in. I enjoyed hearing all the time and care he put into his house. The setting is so peaceful and beautiful. We spent long days mountain biking, hiking the dunes and taking cold dips in the lake. Perfect base for lots of outdoor adventure!
Relax in this Private woodland cottage near Lake Michigan, seated in a majestic dune forest close to the shoreline and 2 miles from Historic Downtown Frankfort Michigan. This cottage was designed and built by the home owner with timbers from the property, with custom multi-colored hardwood floors, a cherry island table and post and beam supported bedroom loft. It boasts a chemical free green friendly environment for allergy sensitivities. carpet free. Each of the two bedrooms has a queen size bed, the kitchen uses a propane stove and bathroom a bear claw tub with shower head. Enjoy idyllic morning and afternoon lighting. Track lighting, two entrances, one walk-out basement, private drive in a peaceful setting.
sleeps 5, linen included.