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Camping is a cherished way of life in Michigan, with local options ranging from tents to RVs, yurts, glamping sites, treehouses, and cabins. Cabins are a great choice when you are traveling with your family and looking to bring pets along for some outdoor adventures. Fortunately, there are lots of pet-friendly cabins in Michigan for rent through Airbnb and Vrbo.
Here are some of the top pet-friendly cabins to choose from!
This riverfront cabin accommodates up to four guests and also pets – as long as you don’t let wet dogs into the cabin and keep all pets off the furniture. With two bedrooms and one bathroom, this cabin has large windows and looks out to the Pere Marquette River. It features a stocked kitchen, decks, hammocks, fire pits, and fishing right out the back door. The rental does not have a TV or internet, so come here to disconnect and relax. However, you will have a stocked kitchen, fire pit, canoe, two-person kayak, and fishing poles to use for free. The location of this cabin is 3.5 miles from the start of the Pere Marquette Rail-Trail for hiking and biking.
Six people can rent this Vrbo cabin that is about 1,100 square feet in size and has three bedrooms and one bathroom. Pets are welcome to stay here with you at this four-season getaway location. It has rustic décor and is near the town of Bellaire and the Shanty Creek Resort. In this area, you can spend your days hiking, snowboarding, snowmobiling, skiing, golfing, boating, and fishing. It’s also possible to visit Traverse City and Mackinac Island from here. The cabin has central A/C and heat for your comfort.
You’ll be on a private hilltop with lake views when you rent this pet-friendly cabin in Michigan. It has a $25 fee per pet, per night. There are also pet rules that you’ll need to follow here. Up to eight people can stay here and use the two bedrooms and two bathrooms. Perks of staying here are having your own dock with lake access and also being able to use the host’s kayaks, paddleboards, and life jackets. Step outside to enjoy the covered lakeside deck, and then hang out in the backyard in the jacuzzi hot tub with forest views. It is best to have a 4WD vehicle to access the cabin in the winter.
For up to four people, there’s the option of renting this Airbnb cabin that has one bedroom and one bathroom. It is dog-friendly with an extra fee of $20 per pet, per night. There is a maximum of two dogs allowed in the cabin and some pet rules to follow. This cabin is 10 minutes from Manistee and on US-31. It dates back to the 1930s and has a double bed and two twin beds. The outdoor area offers chairs, a picnic table, a fire pit, BBQ tools, and roasting sticks. There is no Wi-Fi here, but you can get a strong cell signal if you have Verizon or AT&T service.
You can stay in this 1,450-square-foot vacation rental with up to 14 people when you make a booking on Vrbo. It is a pet-friendly rental that has four bedrooms, seven beds, and one bathroom. It’s a great place to be when you want to experience Michigan’s best skiing and snowmobiling. Boyne Mountain is 25 minutes away, and you can access the snowmobile trail system directly from the property. For a small fee, guests can also access the Lakes of the North’s brand-new clubhouse, which has a pool with a slide, hot tub, lazy river, and lounge.
Four people can stay at this pet-friendly cabin and bring a pet along in Michigan. The cabin has two bedrooms and one bathroom in a space that’s been newly renovated and is tucked among the trees. It has a wood-burning fireplace, hot tub, open floor plan, and cozy vibe. The rooms are stocked with everyone you need to feel at home, cook meals, and be comfortable. You’ll enjoy the private deck in the back for hanging out while you soak in the hot tub or gather around the bonfire pit. Downtown Traverse City is about 15 minutes from here.
Pets are welcome to join you at this cozy Airbnb rental as long as they stay on the property and are potty trained. It is a four-person rental with two bedrooms, one bathroom, and 280 feet of lake frontage. You’ll enjoy fishing off the dock, taking the canoe and paddleboats out on the lake, and gathering around the fire pit and tiki bar. This charming home also has a full kitchen, TV, Wi-Fi, and bathroom toiletries included.
Here’s a 2,300-square-foot cabin available to rent on Vrbo that welcomes pets and up to eight people. It has three bedrooms and one bathroom along Aleck Lake in Munising. People love staying here when they want a relaxing weekend getaway filled with water sports, snow sports, ATVing, biking, and other adventures. The location is in the heart of the Hiawatha National Forest and about 20 minutes from the town of Munising. The cabin’s interior features a stocked kitchen and four beds. Meanwhile, the outdoor area has a large deck, front and back yards, paddleboat to use, bonfire pit, and charcoal grill.
For your next North Woods getaway, rent this cabin and bring your pet along. Pets are allowed here with prior approval and when you pay an extra cleaning fee. Up to six people can stay here and use the two bedrooms and one bathroom. You’ll be close to the Pine River for trout fishing and kayaking, as well as near the Huron-Manistee National Forest and lots of trails for hiking and snowmobiling. The host provides guests with two kayaks, a private hot tub, front and back yard firepits, and a horseshoe game. Cell phone service can be spotty here, and Wi-Fi is not provided.
Book this pet-friendly cabin on Airbnb and leave your worries behind with your pup along for the trip. Let the host know if you want to bring a pet, and know that you’ll need to pay a small additional fee. The fee is $15 per night, per pet, and up to two pets are considered. The cabin sleeps up to six people and has two bedrooms and one bathroom. The home is directly on Otsego Lake and comes with two kayaks and a paddle boat that you can use. It’s also possible to rent a pontoon boat on this lake. Guests enjoy hanging out on the huge deck that faces the lake and that has a hot tub.
Here’s a 1,400-square-foot cabin that sleeps six people and that welcomes dogs. You can bring one dog along for a $75 pet fee and as long as you clean up after the pup. The rental cabin has two bedrooms and two bathrooms right along beautiful Green Bay. There is no air conditioning in the home, but there are ceiling fans. The list of amenities that this cabin offers includes laundry machines, a garage, Wi-Fi, a charcoal grill, a wood-burning stove inside, and a fire pit outside.
Pets are allowed at this cozy cabin that sleeps six humans and has two bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms. It’s in a secluded area and a perfect spot to get the peace and quiet you crave. The cabin is on a dirt road and overlooks a bluff, with state land nearby for hunting. You can get to the trails for dirt biking and snowmobiling easily from here. Also, the home is about seven miles northwest of the town of Evart. Amenities offered inside the cabin include a TV, Wi-Fi, and a kitchen.
Dogs are welcome to stay in this cabin with you as long as you follow the pet rules. The 635-square-foot cabin sleeps nine people and has two bedrooms, five beds, and one bathroom. It’s a rustic space with no internet, no TV channels, and limited cell signal. Book this Vrbo property to get away from technology and truly relax. You’ll be close to the AuSable River to launch boats and also near opportunities for fishing, hunting, hiking, and trail riding. Baby equipment is available to rent through the host for an extra fee.
For views of the Canadian Mountains and beautiful sunsets, book this Vrbo cabin for up to eight people. It is a pet-friendly cabin that allows up to two dogs of any size when you pay a fee of $25 per dog, per day. Just make sure to keep pets off the furniture. The rental cabin has two bedrooms, a bathroom, and an open-concept living room/kitchen on three acres of wooded land.
Lazy Cedars Log Cabin is a pet-friendly cabin in Michigan that sleeps six people and is nested on 30 wooded acres. There are two bedrooms and one bathroom here for your small group. One bedroom is downstairs with a queen-size bed, and the other is in an upper loft with two queen-size beds. There are two lakes within walking distance of the cabin here in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Guests rate this cabin very highly because it is well stocked, has a lovely interior design, and is in a beautiful setting. It has a warm fireplace, movies to watch, and a peaceful vibe when you’re looking to get a little off the grid.