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The beautiful Northern Michigan destination of Torch Lake has become very popular recently among people looking to escape their routines and have a true vacation getaway. There are some great vacation rental properties in the area to help you make a weekend or week-long stay out of your lake adventure, especially cabins that are rustic and cozy. There are some great cabins along the lake and in the surrounding area that are in the woods, pet-friendly, and that have excellent outdoor recreation spaces. Here are our favorite cabin rentals in Torch Lake, Michigan, right now.
Torch Lake Cabin in the Woods - Clam River
Up to eight people can stay in this three-bedroom, two-bathroom cabin for a Torch Lake vacation. The cabin is in the woods on a seven-acre lot and a quarter mile from Torch Lake’s marinas and public access. The outdoor space for this cabin features a 400-square-foot deck, patio furniture, a propane grill, fire pit, and games. There are events and activities in the area to keep you busy during all four seasons. This is a child-friendly cabin, too.
Torch Lake Lakefront Cabin with Large Boat Lift - Rapid City
Here’s a Torch Lake cabin that is 1,250 square feet and has three bedrooms and two baths. It sleeps six people and features a modern kitchen, 70-foot dock, and 5,000-pound boat hoist. It’s easy to enjoy the crystal blue waters of Torch Lake and the famous sandbar site when you stay here. Meanwhile, Mackinac Island, Traverse City, and Sleeping Bear Dunes can be fun day trips.
Ogletree Creek Cabin - Ellsworth
Located in Ellsworth, this cabin is available to rent on Airbnb for up to five people. It’s in the Torch Lake area and just a three-minute walk to Toad Lake, which has a beach that’s great for swimming. The home features a screened-in porch and is totally in the woods while surrounded by 85 acres of hardwood and pines. The host offers a mushroom hunting experience in the spring, which is also a prime time for birdwatching. The fall colors are also spectacular here, while summer is always filled with water sports, and winter is a great time to try ice fishing in the lake.
Torch Lake Log Home - Kewadin
Larger groups up to 10 people may want to consider booking this Airbnb cabin with five bedrooms, seven beds, and three baths. It’s just two or three minutes to Torch Lake from here, so it’s perfect for a boating weekend. The back of the property meets up with the golf resort. The home features two full kitchens, a game room, deck with grill and outdoor furniture, and a wood-burning fireplace in the living room. You’ll also have Wi-Fi here and enjoy the basement bar area. Laundry machines, air conditioning, a backyard, and easy lake access are other perks of staying here.
Where Cozy Lakefront Cabins Meet Stunning Torch Lake - Kewadin
We also like this 500-square-foot cabin for Torch Lake vacations in Michigan. It sleeps six people and has two bedrooms, three beds, and one bath. There are other cabins here too, so there are shared amenities, such as the fire pit with wood available. Guests can also make use of the provided beach toys, swim platform, canoes, and paddleboats. If you’re boating on the lake, you can tie up to one of the buoys and use the guest dock to load and unload your stuff.
Private Log Cabin Four-Minute Walk to Torch Lake - Alden
You’ll have about 500 square feet of living space when you book this cabin for up to six people. The home is in walking distance to the attractions in Alden and a studio-style space with a queen-size bed and two sofa beds. It’s a rustic and cozy place with TV, but no internet service. Book this cabin rental for a private experience and to enjoy life’s simple pleasures, such as puzzles, games, and quality time around the fire pit. The cabin is just a few minutes’ walk from Torch Lake and the swimming area there.
The Cedar Cabin - Alden
The Cedar Cabin is a very highly rated Airbnb cabin rental with two bedrooms, one bath, Wi-Fi, smart TV, and full kitchen. The outside area features a patio, dining set, lounge furniture, grill, and propane fire table. Guests also get to use the complimentary adult and kids’ paddleboards. With this rental, you’ll get 262 feet of shared Torch Lake frontage. This space is also great for playing yard games and beach volleyball.
Rustic Cabin on Toad Lake - Central Lake
You’ll be centrally located to Torch Lake, Lake Michigan, and many other areas when you stay at this rustic cabin on Toad Lake. The cabin has a claw foot tub, kitchenette, TV, puzzles, and clean outhouse to use. It’s a family-friendly space with a crib and toddler bed available if you need it. The kitchen is equipped with a two-burner hot plate, toaster oven, French press coffee, tea, and hot cocoa.
Little Cabin at Rocky Top Farms - Ellsworth
Here’s a pet-friendly cabin that’s very popular on Airbnb and in the middle of a cherry orchard. The cabin has a small kitchen with everything you need to make meals, a six-person hot tub that’s shared with the cabin next door, a wood stove, and a front porch. It has a location at the north end of Torch Lake, which is just a couple miles away. Beaches are minutes away, as well as breweries, wineries, restaurants, and farmers’ markets. You’ll need a 4WD vehicle to access the property in the winter months. Since this is a working orchard, there are some tractor noises and animals living on the property. Guests have access to all the trails around the 300-acre farm when they stay here to explore.
Nature's Nest at Cold Creek Farm - Central Lake
Couples like staying at this one-bedroom, one-bathroom cabin in the middle of the Chain of Lakes area. It is in a location that’s ideal for sightseeing along the Lake Michigan beach towns and getting out in nature on the hiking trails. The home comes with Wi-Fi, smart TV, a small fridge, microwave, and electric stove. The bedroom has a queen-size bed, and the space has air conditioning as well.
The Cottage at Silver Leaf Vineyard - Suttons Bay
The Silver Leaf Vineyard has a cabin rental available that is cozy and has great views of the vineyard and neighboring cherry orchard. It’s a fun spot for two guests and has one bedroom and one bath. Wine lovers enjoy being here to get to know the local wines better and explore the vineyard grounds. There is a two-mile trail through the vineyard, orchard, and in the woods. Your stay here also includes a complimentary wine tasting and use of the tasting room deck after business hours. Suttons Bay is nearby for shopping and dining. This is a working vineyard, so you may hear tractor noise and other guests who are visiting the tasting room.
Strawberry Hill Waterfront Cabin - Suttons Bay
The Strawberry Hill Cabin dates back to the 1950s and overlooks the Grand Traverse Bay. It is in the Torch Lake region and ideal for two people. The cabin is tucked away in a rural area but close enough to nearby villages to head out and explore. The sleeping arrangements are two twin size beds. There is a 31-day minimum for stays here, so settle in and make yourself at home.