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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. 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:
21 April, 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 9 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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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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Swartz Creek , Mi

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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Winter Ski trip

  • 5 of 5

We stayed the weekend here with all of our friends for a quick weekend ski trip. The house was in a perfect location tucked back in the woods. Crystal Mountain was a short drive making it easy for the group to pack up and head there. We loved coming back to the house to play the games they had provided! Perfect house for groups. Hope we can come back to the same house next year!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Andrea! We’re glad the cabin worked well for you and your group; would love to have you return. Jon
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Peaceful Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a wonderful long weekend at Trillium Ridge. This was our best trip to date for skiing at Crystal Mountain. It was obvious when we walked in the door that the house was "fresh" and loaded with special touches, like the built in bench area, custom lighting and an entertainment module that included a wide assortment of games for our kids (video and traditional). Covered in a fresh blanket of snow, the view of the river and the solitude of the property was immediately relaxing; we sipped coffee each morning while looking at the river and surrounding woods. Trillium Ridge easily accommodated our two-family crew of 10, that included a mixed bag of teens. The open floor plan on the first floor easily absorbed us all and we never felt crowded, while the sleeping areas gave all of us a space of our own (the kids loved the cool little finished cubby area off of the bunk room). Jon and Tiffany were fantastic hosts from the start and we look forward to renting from them again in the future. Thank you for your warm hospitality!!!!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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We loved the secluded area, an absolutely beautiful cabin inside and out!

  • 5 of 5

I booked the cabin and my friends could not stop bragging at how awesome the cabin was when we arrived. The cabin is updated with new appliances, easy remote heating, adequate space, and comfortable beds. It's a really nice atmosphere that makes you feel at home. It's located on 10 acres in the woods which makes for a peaceful stay away from others and the river in the back is beautiful. We stayed in the cabin to visit Crystal Mountain and it's just about a 5-10 minute drive right to the resort! We loved it so much we want to come back in summer time to enjoy the river and make use of the grill they have outside! I highly recommend this cabin :)

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Brandi, we’re glad your group enjoyed the cabin! It is also beautiful in the Summer, we would love to have you back.
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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

Refundable Damage Deposit £178.58
Cleaning fee £71.43
Tax Rate 6.0%

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.

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