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Peace Lodge - Hand-Hewn Log Cabin In The Woods

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6

Bordering the Manistee National Forest, this property is unlike anything else you'll find. It's a rustic piece of history preserved in a quaint setting. Get away for a week relaxing at a log cabin in the woods away from the stress of everyday life.

You'll find a peaceful place to restore your soul.

Nestled in the region of the Manistee National Forest...

Curl up by the field stone fireplace or the outdoor hammock with a good book...

Take a long walk in the national forest which borders the property...

Or spend a quiet afternoon fishing on the lake nearby...

Reminiscent of Abraham Lincoln's birthplace, this hand-hewn log cabin dates back to the early 1800's. The log cabin was originally built in northern Indiana by pioneer settlers from Pennsylvania. Over the years, the logs were covered up with clapboard siding and this preserved them for years.

In 1970, another pastor bought the logs and relocated it in its present location in northern Newaygo County. The log portion of the cabin has a great room with two bedrooms upstairs. About twenty years later, he added a bedroom, bathroom and kitchen/dining room. In 1994, we bought the cabin and have enjoyed many summers relaxing and enjoying the peace and solitude. We've enjoyed the lake-access privileges on the quiet non-sports, no-wake private fishing lake nearby.

You will need to provide your own bed linens and towels. Warm blankets and pillows are provided. The beds include one queen sized bed in the master room and four twin beds upstairs in the log cabin. (There is also a queen sized sofa bed available, too, though it's not the most comfortable to sleep on. It will do in a pinch.)

FYI: This cabin is about one hour from Lake Michigan and Ludington State Park has a beautiful clean beach to spend a day.

More Details

Nathaniel "Than" Johnson
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 June, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Brohman in Merrill

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Heating ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Cast iron clawfoot tub with a shower.
  • Claw-foot bathtub
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Main level bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Upstairs bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Upstairs bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed , Two beds are the longer SUPER SINGLE size for taller people
  • Queen sized bed on the main level bedroom; Two twin beds in EACH of the bedrooms upstairs. [Note: two of the four twin beds are the SUPER SINGLE sized mattresses.] We do NOT provide sheets and towels. Guests will need to bring their own. We do provide blankets and pillows.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
There is no phone or Internet available. Guests must provide their own linens for all beds: 1 Queen beds 2 Twin beds 2 Super Single sized beds


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(12 traveller reviews)

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Peace Lodge - Hand-Hewn Log Cabin In The Woods
average rating of 4.75 based on 12 reviews

Lovely Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the peace and quiet. Took a couple of walks in the woods with the dog and had a lovely time. Will come back soon!

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Super clean, super cozy, for a nice disconnect from everything.

  • 5 of 5

Stayed for 2 nights over New Year's, had a fantastic time. Would love to go back to hike and kayak...Clean, quaint, cozy. Loved every minute...we will definitely be back. Tammy and Andrew

  • Review Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful weekend in the woods

  • 5 of 5

I rented the Peace Lodge for a weekend in November for my girlfriends birthday. We live in Chicago, and my girlfriend had never even been to Michigan before ,so I thought it would be the perfect choice. The cabin is truly amazing, the second I opened the door I was in awe. The cabin has such a great rustic smell and feeling to it. We brought our beagle Harvey with us for the trip, he loved roaming around in the woods and exploring the trails in the National Forest.

We loved the fireplace in the great room, and we enjoyed sitting by the fire pit outside of the cabin. The owner was very kind, and had more than enough firewood for us to use. Overall, we were very pleased, and would definitely stay here again in the future! Thank you for making my first VRBO experience great!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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A trip to the past

  • 5 of 5

Very unique place and well stocked for "getting away from it all." Very quite - so quiet that the place pulls the stress out of you. Cooked a lot on the charcoal grill and the indoor electric range. Hand cut beams form the base of the cabin.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A magical place in the heart of a national forest.

  • 5 of 5

It was a magical experience staying in this cozy, quiet cabin in the middle of the forest. It is like time travelling back 200 years or so to those days when people built their houses from logs with master skills. The kids really enjoyed our stay since it was also a learning experience for them.The owner was helpful and informative and promptly returned our damage deposit within a week. Centrally situated only 1 hour drive from the major tourist attractions in Grand Rapids and/or Silver Lake Sand Dunes.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely little cabin!

  • 4 of 5

This was a lovely place for my dad and I to spend a few days near Baldwin, MI. The cabin is a nice mix of old and new. The original cabin is beautiful and has a loft/bedroom space above with four single beds. Downstairs in the new section is the bathroom, bedroom and kitchen. The stairs to the loft upstairs are quite steep so you would have to be very careful with young children. We had five people one night and the place handled that number without a problem. We built a fire outside and enjoyed the sunset. We canoed the Pere Marquette twice and drove to Luddington on another day. There's so much to do in the area and it was nice to stay in a place that was quiet and peaceful. The owners were very accommodating and quick to compensate us when there was a small problem with the refrigerator. We would definitely return!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
57 Miles
Grand Rapids - Ford International Airport - GRR
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Brohman, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £38.65
Pet Fee £38.65
Refundable Damage Deposit £270.56

These rates are current through December 31, 2016.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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