Our A-Frame cottage is in a beautiful tranquil setting on 30 acres of meadows and woodland, with trails. You can watch deer, wild turkeys, birds (an eagle nests close by), or just sit and read and unwind. We are just two miles from Fairview, and not far from Mio, where you can purchase food and supplies, or eat out when you don't feel like cooking. We provide TV, DVD player with Netflix, Wifi, wood burning fireplace (wood furnished), fire pit outdoors, Ramp to the front door if needed, swing, grill on large deck, dishwasher, microwave, and coffee pot. You supply sheets and towels.
3 Bedroom A-Frame, 1 Bathroom, furnished kitchen, large deck overlooking lake.
- Calendar last updated:
- 18 Jan 2019
The Detweiler's built the AFrame in 1969 and have been renting to vacationers ever since that time. There are many second generation families still vacationing at these cabins that they stayed at during their childhood. Our family has recently started to manage the property with our main goal being to keep everything like Ruel and Sara managed it. Our family has been coming to the Detweiler's cabins since 1982; hunting, fishing and enjoying nature. We have so many fond memories of our times spent here and we know that many other families have similar cherished memories here. That's what makes this place so special to so many.
Derek purchased this Chalet in 1969
Why Derek chose Fairview
This is a beautiful place to enjoy all four seasons. In the spring, maple syrup is made from trees on the property, wild flowers, and mushrooms abound in the area. Spring is a good time to view deer, turkey, and migrating birds. Summer is family time for hiking, fishing, swimming, or basking in the Michigan sun. There is time for day trips to Mackinaw Island, or Light Houses along the shore. In the fall, the autumn colors are some of the best in the state. Winter snow and frozen lakes bring joy to skiers, snowmobilers, and ice fisherman. This is also time to enjoy a good book by the crackling fireplace.
What makes this Chalet unique
The A-Frame cottage is unique with its open stairway leading to the third bedroom in the open loft with upper deck off the bedroom. The WiFi was just added last year and allows you to bring your work with you if you choose. The dishwasher and wood burning fireplace are also new to the AFrame this year. The best thing that many enjoy, is the privacy and away- from- it- all feeling that you have when you stay here.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Quiet and relaxing getaway
We really enjoyed our weekend at the cabin, it was very peaceful and serene. The cabin itself had a lot of windows to let the sunshine and nature in. There was plenty of room to spread out and relax. The only thing I would suggest is to have linens and towels on hand other than that the owners provided many other amenities that were very helpful during our stay.
Great stay and amazing host!
We really enjoyed our stay during New Years there, and Derek was a great host. He treated our kids with some candy and helped to get the car out of snow. I’d rent from him anytime.
Thanks for the great review. We appreciate it. What a great weekend to be up north with the fresh snow! We loved the snowman you guys left for us. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
Had a wonderful time very relaxing So quiet
The place was very nice and clean everything was there that you needed. The wood stove was very nice.we had a great time. Ice fishing was a little slow but had a great time I will be back again for sure. Really enjoyed the trails for a nice walk.
Thanks so much Joe for the great review! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and the beautiful nature around the cabin. We hope you will stay with us in the future! Happy New Year!
Lovely, comfy, cozy A-Frame chalet
Absolutely enjoyed our stay! Will go back again. Clean and pretty well stocked kitchen. Loved the wood burning stove. Quiet and peaceful setting.
Thanks so much for your great review. We are happy to hear your time at the AFrame was enjoyed by all. We look forward to your return!
We enjoyed the warm, quiet atmosphere on a cold winter weekend. Looking forward to staying again!
We were able to find everything we needed and enjoy our time away.
Peaceful and serene
Very comfy. Beautiful view, quiet, and secluded. A very peaceful vacation.
Nearby the cottage are 2 golf courses, a Pioneer Museum, The Michigan Magazine Museum, The AuSable Valley Railroad, horseback riding, canoeing on the AuSable River, groomed snowmobile trails, cross country skiing, several Amish country stores, elk viewing, and more, only a short drive away. Also, Fairview has fresh rolls and doughnuts baked daily, and both Fairview and Mio, have some of the best pizza you can buy!