Hipcamp host Craig M.
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Small cabin by private lake. Owner's home is out of sight and sound 1/4 mile away.Enjoy 2500 feet of private lake frontforested and pastured property all to yourself. Propertyborders the Hiawatha National Forest.Great pike fishing and includes access to 10' jon boat with oars and two single seat kayaks. Cabin is one open room withfour bunk beds. Gas cooking stove, battery


Small cabin by private lake. Owner's home is out of sight and sound 1/4 mile away.  Enjoy 2500 feet of private lake front forested and pastured property all to yourself.  Property borders the Hiawatha National Forest.  Great pike fishing and includes access to 10' jon boat with oars and two single seat kayaks.  Cabin is one open room with four bunk beds. Gas cooking stove, battery powered electric lights and inverter for small devices. New sauna recently installed. Firewood provided. All you need is food, ice, and drinking water. Dogs ok.

Lodging provided
1 site
Up to 8 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
Have a question? Send Craig a message!
  • Check in: After 1PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Strict (30 Days)
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 3
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Response time: Within an hour
  • Response rate: 100%


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


Lake is very shallow.

Snow sports
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Cabin by private lake in Michigan.

Prairie, meadow, ...
Swimming hole

The vibe at Cabin by private lake

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Hipcamper Tammy
Tammy B.
recommends this listing.
June 13th, 2018

Craig and his family are warm and inviting hosts! Craig was always available via text message if I needed anything while onsite. The property was very secluded with lots of privacy. The access to the private lake and small beach was a wonderful addition! The cabin is a great mix of rustic charm and modern conveniences. The mattress was very comfortable as well!

cabin forest peopleKitchen is a wonderful mix of rustic charm and modern convenience!cabin lodging water2 kayaks for use on the private lake!
Hipcamper Craig
Response from Craig, the Host, on July 9th, 2018

Thanks for your nice review of the cabin Tammy

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Hipcamper Wendy
Wendy H.
recommends this listing.
July 8th, 2018

Where to begin?! This little cabin in the woods was like imagining a small piece of heaven! The woods, the rolling hills, the lake, the cabin, the peace and quiet. And most importantly, the view!! Breathtaking! We will be returning without a doubt. We also couldn’t have asked for better hosts!

Too important to not include in my review, pets allowed!!This was my view from my bed......every night!!!! A picture was necessary to remind me of the beauty I was surrounded byTranquilityHeavenly
Hipcamper Craig
Response from Craig, the Host, on July 9th, 2018

Thanks for staying with us Wendy. I’m glad you caught those fish!

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Hipcamper Aaron
Aaron R.
recommends this listing.
July 13th, 2018

Beautiful secluded cabin. Very kind hosts who were very communicative.

Hipcamper Lauren
Lauren G.
recommends this listing.
July 16th, 2018

What a wonderful place to stay! Lake and property are beautiful. Very quiet and relaxing time at a secluded cabin with lots of woods and water to explore. Water was warm and the kayaks the host provided were definitely put to good use. Host was near by and would help if needed but did not bother us. Would absolutely recommend this to my friends looking to get away for a quiet and relaxing vacation In nature!

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Hipcamper Craig
Response from Craig, the Host, on July 17th, 2018

Thanks Lauren. We were happy to have you and look forward to next time.

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Hipcamper Mat
Mat M.
recommends this listing.
July 19th, 2018

Absolutely Fantastic! Could not have had a better time! The cabin is in great shape and while it is off grid, the host provides a battery and inverter which provides for a couple of outlets for power. Cabin is very clean and comfortable along with being super private. Views are wonderful! Nice fire pit, and access to the lake with kayaks and a Jon boat. You could spend the entire trip right there and have a blast, there is plenty to do in the area which we took advantage of including Fayette State Historical Site which was also great. Don't hesitate to make a reservation for this cabin, you will not be disappointed.

Hipcamper Jetske
Jetske V.
recommends this listing.
August 2nd, 2018

We had an amazing time in the cabin. It was a truly magical experience to paddle over the lake and see eagles and pelicans fly overhead. Would definitely recommend this to anyone who loves the outdoors.

Hipcamper Christine
Christine L.
recommends this listing.
August 29th, 2018

This little piece of heaven is literally a dream. Such a sweet gem with an even sweeter family as our host. They borrowed some kids movies from neighbors for our toddler! Neighbors aren't too close in these parts! We went up to Munising one day, but mainly stayed at the cabin. We enjoyed the lanterns during our rainy morning while we made breakfast in the cabin.
Loved the vacation. It is like a dream.
So much fog one morning, It felt like I was on a secluded island in the sky. Woke up floating on clouds, quite literally. Trumpeter Swans singing me morning hymns. Family walk on our private beach. Fresh brewed Java and sunrises and sunsets. Kayaking to visit Pelicans and being sung sweetly to sleep by everything in creation!
So thankful to Craig and Marina for sharing their little sweet place. You were the kindest of hosts and we enjoyed every second. Thank you for the family memories. We love the UP and will be back very soon!

Playing away and readingSunset on the lake from the hill by the cabinSunrise and JavaChill dog
Hipcamper Craig
Response from Craig, the Host, on September 2nd, 2018

Thanks so much Christine for your wonderful review. And thanks for the lantern and candle, that was very nice :) We hope to see you again soon!

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Hipcamper Kristina
Kristina V.
recommends this listing.
September 24th, 2018

What a wonderful spot! We enjoyed the cabin for 4 nights and it had everything we needed. All we had to pack was food and water. There was plenty of wood for fires, places to walk and the kayaks were an added bonus.

Cabin by private lake
Hipcamper John
John H.
recommends this listing.
May 28th, 2019

Craig and his spot exceeded expectations. Very hospitable and a surprising amount of amenities for our enjoyment. Bring fishing rods because the pike in Lake Moss are prime!

Moss Lake Cabin
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