Whether you’re looking for a peaceful winter retreat or a place to warm up in-between snowy outdoor activities, there is a seemingly endless variety of cabins to rent in Northern Michigan. These cabins, cottages, and chalets, which range from rustic and cozy to grand and roomy, are sure to bring a whole new meaning to the phrase “cabin fever.”

This charming stone cottage is located in Earl Young’s Boulder Park in Charlevoix, Michigan. With a capacity to sleep four people, it’s the perfect place for a winter weekend getaway.

Location: Charlevoix

Number of Guests: 4

Price Per Night: $128

Fans of mid-century modern design will love this cozy cottage on the shores of Harper Lake. It features three bedrooms that sleep up to 10 people, so it’s perfectly spacious for a large family.

Location: Irons

Number of Guests: 10

Price Per Night: $150

With expansive windows that face the river outside, this cabin, which sleeps four people, is cozy and picturesque. Plus, it’s only a short drive away from the heart of Traverse City.

Location: Traverse City

Number of Guests: 4

Price Per Night: $123

It looks like it’s straight out of a fairytale, but it’s actually located in Charlevoix, Michigan. The “Michigan Mushroom House,” as it’s referred to, sleeps four people, and boasts a beautiful spiral staircase, lakefront access, and rustic charm.

Location: Charlevoix

Number of Guests: 4

Price Per Night: $240

This streamlined chalet is a modern take on a Northern Michigan cottage. The Clarity House, as it’s called, features a gas fireplace and an outdoor space complete with a hot tub and fire pit. Check out the full space by heading over to Northern Home & Cottage.

Location: Glen Arbor

Number of Guests: 8

Price Per Night: $493

This charming log cabin sits atop Beaver Island on the edge of Fox Lake. Enjoy the beauty of the island from the home’s expansive deck or from one of the many hiking trails located nearby.

Location: Beaver Island

Number of Guests: 6

Price Per Night: $200


The Wayfarer Treehouse, as this rental is called, has a minimalist and streamlined design, which is why it’s looks so Scandinavian in nature. Located in Lake Leelanau, it blends in with its secluded forest backdrop.

Location: Lake Leelanau

Number of Guests: 6

Price Per Night: $260

Not only is this rental close to Shanty Creek and all it has to offer, but it also boasts access to an indoor pool and jacuzzi to use aprés ski.

Location: Bellaire

Number of Guests: 10

Price Per Night: $230

Skiers and snowboarders will like the fact that this three-story cabin is just a short shuttle ride away from Boyne Mountain Resort.

Location: Boyne City

Number of Guests: 12

Price Per Night: $489

This “Hygge Home” is a masterclass in design, successfully marrying architecture and nature. If you’re looking for an up-scale AirBnb experience, this is for you.

Location: Lake Leelanau

Number of Guests: 7

Price Per Night: $328