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Newly renovated Betsie River cabin with A/C on 10 acres 2 miles from Crystal Mtn

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,300 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Tranquil, secluded, family friendly & close to up-north activities!

Private home nestled on 10 acres on the Bestie River. Take in the peaceful setting where deer, eagles, beavers and other wildlife are often spotted. Ski or golf at Crystal Mountain just 2 miles away. Follow the short footpath down to 360’ feet of private well-groomed low bank river frontage that creates easy access for fishing for trout, salmon, and steelhead. The river also offers additional recreational activities including kayaking, canoeing, and tubing (2 kayaks available on site). Explore local hiking/biking trails. Enjoy a campfire (wood included) on the riverbank or up near the house.

Visit the surrounding areas including Frankfort, Traverse City, Crystal Lake, Bear Lake, Lake Michigan beaches, distilleries, wineries, casinos and more. Iron Fish Distillery is just around the bend!

Newly renovated home with new heating/AC system. Kitchen has granite countertops & all new appliances. Use the built-in bench area to hold coats, ski accessories, & boots. Enjoy the 52” HD TV with DISH service along with internet access. Large dining room table seats 8 with additional seating at kitchen peninsula for 3. Main floor bedroom includes a king bed, dresser, full size washer/dryer & attached full bathroom. Loft includes 2 bedrooms with a Jack & Jill full bathroom. One of the bedrooms upstairs has a queen bed & dresser. The upstairs bunk room can sleep 6 in the 2 twin over full bunk beds, with an additional kids’ ‘cave’ area & TV with dish service. For over 10 guests, there is a queen sleeper sofa in the living room.

More Details

Jon and Tiffany Schafer
Member since: 2017
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 June, 2018

About Jon and Tiffany Schafer

The Schafers are from Spring Lake and are loving the Up North memories they are making by staying at the cabin.

Jon and Tiffany Schafer purchased this house in 2017

Why Jon and Tiffany Schafer chose Thompsonville

We loved the Crystal Mountain experience and wanted a place to use year round. Skiing/snowmobiling in the Winter. Fishing in the Spring. Swimming, tubing, golf, and fishing all Summer long. The Salmon run, color tours, and festivals in the Fall. The Crystal Mountain area has it all and this property puts you in the middle of it!

What makes this house unique

Privacy and natural beauty, but close enough to ski, golf, or run to the Lake Michigan beaches or beautiful inland lakes nearby.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Thompsonville in Springdale

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Main floor
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , 2nd Floor
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Main floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2nd Floor
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Two twin over full bunk beds and kids "cave"
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • festivals
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • ski
  • swimming
  • water tubing


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Newly renovated Betsie River cabin with A/C on 10 acres 2 miles from Crystal Mtn
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
Spring Lake


  • 5 of 5

Our family loved how close this cabin was to Crystal Mountain yet set back from the crowds and extremely peaceful. The cabin was very clean with all the amenities from home (and plus some). We are checking the calendar for another stay yet this winter!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Annie- we’re so glad you enjoyed your stay! We’d love for you & your group to visit the cabin again.
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Great property, responsive owner

  • 5 of 5

Great location on secluded riverfront. Lots of sleeping space and very comfortable overall. Highly recommend

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful hideaway close to everything up north

  • 5 of 5

My family of six and three of their friends enjoyed our stay at Trillium Ridge for a week in the early summer. The temperatures ranged from very warm to very cool. It was an adventure. We were able to visit so many different locations all within a 30 to 45 minute drive. The house itself has ample room and wonderful accommodations. The campfire rings make for great meeting places in the evenings. We hope to come back someday and spend twice the amount of time there!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic Getaway

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking at staying in the Crystal Mountain area, LOOK NO FURTHER! This is it!

Jon and Tiffany have done an amazing job with their beautiful retreat! From the "up north" decor to the layout inside and out. Great thought has also been put into the amenities.

The cabin is located in a great location! It is tucked away on the Betsie River but very close to everything the area has to offer. We took advantage of this and went to Crystal Mountain festivals each day. There was plenty of room inside and out for 2 families (4 adults 4 kids). We all enjoyed fishing and swimming in the Betsie (I can only imagine how good the salmon run is here). As a bonus, a second fire pit is located right next to the river.

I feel like we only scratched the surface with the amount of activities/entertainment available at this location. Kayaking and golf are on the list next time. There truly is something for everyone here.

Jon and Tiffany, we appreciate your warm hospitality and look forward to staying here again.

-Steve S

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect For the Weekend

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful house and Jon was extremely welcoming and helpful with any questions we had. The house is very nice and just 2 miles from the mountain for some skiing. It was a very nice stay here.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location.

  • 5 of 5

Cabin was very nice. Close to Crystal. Had a great time.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Iron Fish Distillery
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Crystal Mountain
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Crystal Mountain
Nearest Ski
2 Miles
Crystal Mountain


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £94.36
Damage Deposit £188.72

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.