A private, wooded and secluded log cabin that is furnished and turn-key and affordable to the ambitious traveler. The cabin is located near the town of Bellaire and is just 5-minutes from SHANTY CREEK RESORTS. The area offers some of the finest skiing, snowboarding, snowmobile trails, hiking, hunting, golfing, boating and fishing in the State of Michigan. The area is close to Traverse City, Sleeping Bear Dunes, and Mackinac Island as well as many other local attractions. SHANTY CREEK RESORTS offers something for everyone and can be a year-round destination. Included with the cabin rental is a pool pass which can be used at one of several indoor and outdoor pools and hot tubs located on the resort property. Many amenities are provided to offer you a wonderful vacation experience. Special note to golfers: There are nine regulation golf courses within 5-miles and others are within 20 minutes. The cabin is also provided with central heating & air conditioning.
A getaway for all 4-seasons !!!
- Calendar last updated:
- 12 Dec 2018
About John Hackman
In setting up our cabin for rental arrangements, it is my desire to provide you with an EXCEPTIONAL VACATION EXPERIENCE at a reasonable price. If your party is larger, we also own a chalet on the resort (VRBO listing #1171953) which can accommodate 8 adults.
John Hackman purchased this Cabin in 2014
Why John Hackman chose Bellaire
CLOSE PROXIMITY TO EVERYTHING !!! The Bellaire area offers something for everyone. Many outdoor activities are accessable throughout the year. There is the lower chain-of-lakes that provides great fishing, Traverse City, a tourist town with many attractions during the summer months, and Shanty Creek Resorts, which is three small resorts in one location offering a variety of winter and summer sport activities and family fun throughout the year. For golfers, our cabin is in close proximity to fourteen regulation golf courses.
What makes this Cabin unique
1) Complimentary bottle of local wine is provided at no charge. 2) Pool pass which includes access to all available outdoor and indoor pool facilities available at Schuss Village and Summit Village resorts. 3) Ski lessons can be purchased at Cedar River Resort along with rental equipment for skiing and snowboarding. 4) A shed key is provided for storage of golf and ski equipment. 5) A large movie collection is provided for your enjoyment.
Pool / Spa
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Big Porch, Cabin Living
We stayed over a long weekend at the Log Cabin which was cozy and comfortable. The cabin is inside the Shanty Creek Resort with all amenities provided including kitchen utensils, extra linens, and entertainment (games & DVDs). We cooked many meals indoors and it was great to not have to worry about bringing pots, pans, dishes, silverware, even a strainer! Everything was all inclusive, even details that we had forgotten about in our excitement to arrive. The bottle of wine was a nice touch and the toast to start our relaxation celebration.
We were able to experience the very last day of fall and right into winter with temperatures being in the upper 30's. Perfect weather to snuggle close in the living room with the propane fireplace going in the corner. This location is central if you are interested in traveling to Traverse City, MI (~1-hour away) or right down the street to Short's Brewing Co. (~10 minutes away).
During twilight is when we saw turkey and families of deer. The swirl of the wind could be heard for miles before the wind actually brushed your face, very cool!
It was cold at night with temperatures dipping into the low 30's and upper 20's. We stayed in the snug cabin which has propane heat and additional electronic heaters if it gets too cold upstairs, although the propane heat was plenty enough to provide a sufficient temperature to keep the chill out. There was a normal amount of light pollution (similar to being in a suburb sky gazing) due to a lighthouse being nearby--you could see the spin of the light flash around--and the resort lighting up the mountain. You can hear the low whine of the resort pumping snow at all times of the day and night.
John was very kind and welcomed us into his cabin from afar. There was a lock box to obtain the key and John called a few days before to ensure we were set up for success. Having little contact with John and no contact with the few neighbors that were across the way--most likely because the neighbors were currently not vacationing--made the cabin feel secluded.
Overall, a great trip and we plan to visit again soon, possibly next year.
Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience at the cabin. A great experience is all we want for our guests and you have just given others who read this an honest and descriptive outline of how to appreciate northern Michigan !
My family and I really enjoyed our stay here. John, the owner, was friendly, helpful and readily available with any concerns or questions. The cabin was clean, cozy and contained everything we might have needed. A lot of thought was put into this place and it showed. There are board games, lots of dvds to choose from and even an arcade game (Pac-Man, Donkey Kong and many other originals) which we really enjoyed. The bottle of wine upon arrival was a nice touch and much appreciated. The location is beautiful and private. Very peaceful. Not too far from Traverse City. Very pleased!
Thank you.....your kind words are much appreciated! I always hope that everyone has a positive experience when staying at the cabin.
great peaceful escape
Quiet and secluded. Perfect for escaping and relaxing without feeling like we had to "rough" it. Very enjoyable week.
So relaxing and peaceful..
Had a great time. Appreciated the convenience the cabin allowed us on this vacation.
A nice place to stay that was close to restaurants and other activities. Was a very nice area.
Very beautiful! Very comfortable!
It was a wonderful place to stay in. It was comfortable and peaceful. We loved how quiet and reserved it was. The cabin was beautiful on the inside. Definitely wouldn't mind staying here again.
1) Grass River Natural Area (Hiking)
2) Shorts Micro Brewery (Bellaire)
3) Dockside Tavern (Torch Lake)
4) Winery Tour (Mission Peninsula)/Traverse City)
5) Distillery Tour (Traverse City)
6) Manitou Tall Ship (Sailing/Traverse City)
7) Beaches/East & West (Traverse City)
8) Chain-O-Lakes (Boating-Fishing)
9) Tubing (Summit Village)
10) Restaurants (Harrington's-Traverse City), (Lakeview Hotel-Summit
11) Swimming/Hot Tub (Schuss Village & Summit Village w/ Pool Pass)
12) Hawks Eye Golf (Top-5 / Michigan)
13) Canoeing / Kayaking
14) Sleeping Bear Dunes (Park)
15) Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum (Upper peninsula)
16) Mackinac Island (Upper peninsula)
17) Cherry Festival (Traverse City)
18) Antiquing (Traverse City)
19) Torch Lake (rated by National Geographic as the 3rd most beautiful
lake in the world !!!)
20) Skiing (Schuss/Cedar River & Summit Villages)
21) Golf (Everywhere)!!!