Nostalgic For Travel Icons of the Past Our culture has a deep love for the American icons of the past. When it comes to vacations, nostalgia plays a role as we seek to unplug and get back to simpler times. The king of cabin porn on the Internet is the A-Frame vacation homes. In a […]
Our culture has a deep love for the American icons of the past. When it comes to vacations, nostalgia plays a role as we seek to unplug and get back to simpler times. The king of cabin porn on the Internet is the A-Frame vacation homes. In a similar fashion, the fandom surrounding travel icons like VW Vans or Airstream Campers pull from similar American nostalgic roots. Experience the magic of one these Michigan cabins with the help of this A-Frame Cabin Rental Guide!
The A-Frame boasts a lot of benefits when it comes to building and maintaining a smaller second home as a vacation getaway. The simplified building plans made it more accessible to build. The peak loft shape is energy efficient in the winter too since the warm air rises to the top where the cozy sleeping quarters are typically located. Vacations are a time for family bonding and quality time together. The open floor plan living plans in these homes pull people together more than traditional homes.
The iconic Michigan A-Frames are hard to come by on the rental market since they are sought after for every season of travel. Smalls ones are typical priced affordably for couples and small families, providing that much desired escape to the cabin in the woods vacation we all dream about.
We’ve compiled a trip list on our two favorite rental sites; some of these cabins are listed on both sites, but most are on one or the other. Don’t forget to grab $40 off your next Airbnb booking when you start new account!
Starting from the bottom of the mitten, we’ll work our way north as we share the coolest cabins for all you fellow A-frame lovers! From lakeside cottages to remote cabins in the woods, you can find that same iconic A-frame shape to rent in locations all throughout Michigan.
4 bedrooms, 3 baths, 10 guests, 7 night minimum
Unique opportunity to be escape to the secluded woods with the convenience of a close 2-minute walk to the neighborhood’s half mile of private beach. A short drive brings you to Sawyer downtown where you’ll find an amazing market, brewery, coffee shop and shops!
2 bedrooms, 1 bath, sleeps 6, 2 night minimum
Follow a wooded path to a secluded cottage constructed of stone and wood reclaimed from the historic Silver Beach roller coaster. Cool ceramic tiles line an open-plan main floor and lead to several sliding doors allowing access to the great outdoors.
3000 sq. ft., 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, sleeps 12, 2-5 night minimum
Welcome to the perfect hybrid of The Designer Beach House and A-Frame Cabin with a north woods feel. Located in charming New Buffalo, Michigan, experience 3 levels of vacation living and just 500 feet from beautiful Lake Michigan a short stroll to downtown New Buffalo for shopping, dining, and ice cream. It’s not a Pure Michigan vacation without a stop by the local ice cream shop!
1000 sq. ft., 2 bedrooms, 1.5 bath, sleeps 5, 3 night minimum stay
Come on over to the lake and chill out at this retro cottage! Built in 1967 by the owner’s family friend, this mid-century A-frame cabin features cozy and comfortable living space in a rural setting. A living room, dining room, kitchen, full bath, and bedroom fill out the downstairs, and the upstairs loft features an office area, half bath, and additional bedroom with balcony.
1500 sq. ft., 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, sleeps 8, 3 night minimum
Enjoy the stunning views of the Wilkinson Lake through either the double sliding glass doors, the living room balcony or the skydeck. Many beautiful sunsets await you. There are 2 kayaks and a canoe available for your use. Spend time watching the Bald eagles and blue heron soar over the lake!
1000 sq. ft., 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 4, 3 night minimum
Retreat into this idyllic A-frame cabin in the woods near West Michigan’s best beach towns, Saugatuck and South Haven! Drive or walk down to the waters edge via the private beach road to enjoy beautiful views of Lake Michigan. Spend your evenings on your deck or enjoying the resort towns of Saugatuck and South Haven which are both just a short drive from the cottage.
1250 sq. ft., 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, sleeps 8, 2-7 night minimum
Surrounded by sandy dunes and forests for exploring and hiking, this Lake Michigan cottage provides easy access to all of the glory of Great Lakes activities, swimming in the clean clear water, fishing, boating, glorious sunsets and campfires on the beach. Relax at the beach or explore the local villages of Pentwater and Silver Lake.
The air feels different up north, can’t explain it, but once you get there you’ll feel it too!
1 bedroom, 1 bath, sleeps 4, 2 night min
A-frame chalet cabin located just off M55 in the beautiful Cadillac West area. Cadillac is famous for its all seasons fun, including golfing, skiing, fishing, boating, swimming, snowmobiling, hunting, trails and more!
800 sq. ft., 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, sleeps 6, 2 night minimum
Located just across the road from Lake Michigan, this cute and charming A-frame cottage is perfect for a small family or a small gathering of friends. There are decks in the front and off the back overlooking a lovely wooded area and creek where deer and birds linger.
3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, sleeps 8, 3 night min
This custom-built home along the M22 offers sunrise views over West Harbor Bay and private beach access across the street. Minutes from the best wineries and restaurants the north has to offer. The bright interior and vaulted ceilings create a warm space to gather. The cabin sleeps 6-8 and offers unique built in beds and outdoor shower for a rinse after a long day at the beach.
3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, sleeps 8, 7 night minimum
This wooded lakeshore A-Frame with a bedroom wing was designed as a cottage in the woods with open vistas to a private sand beach and lake beyond. A large wrap-around deck provides access from each room. Clear clean water provides shallow areas perfect for children to play close to home at the iconic Glen Lake.
2000 sq. ft., 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, sleeps 8, 2-4 night minimum
The “Slope Shop Chalet” is where you can slip away from your everyday cares into the tranquility of northern Michigan. This gorgeous, newly remodeled modern Chalet with picturesque views is just minutes from the Shanty Creek Resort, where you can ski and enjoy free access to resort amenities, including the indoor and outdoor pool, and hot-tub, dine at the resort restaurants while your children play on the playground.
1500 sq. ft., 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, sleeps 8, 2 night minimum
Up North Blue Lake Escape is packed with cute character from the stone fireplace to tiled accent stairs in the open living space. This cabin boasts 50 feet of lake front living with access to kayaks. Spend your vacation outdoors on the deck, grilling up burgers, roasting marshmallows at the fire place, and play a few round cornhole.
2 bedrooms, 1 bath, sleeps 4, 2 night minimum
Enjoy this classic, completely remodeled, A-frame cabin located just outside of Kalkaska on a wooded lot. The cabin is only a short 2 minute walk to great swimming, fishing, and boating on Manistee Lake. The lake is relatively shallow (around 20 feet at its deepest point) making it especially great for small kids and those who want to wade in the water. 4 kayaks are provided for 2 adults and 2 kids to enjoy the lake to the fullest.
3400 sq. ft., 4 bedroom, 3 bath, sleeps 12, 2-7 night minimum
Spend your days outdoors at the private beach, and enjoy your nights indoors at the game room with bar, pool table, dart board, and entertainment center, and hot tub. For the perfect ending to a fun-packed day, you can relax around the fire pit and view the spectacular Northern Michigan star-filled sky.
1200 sq. ft., 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, sleeps 6, 2-7 night minimum
Enjoy an old-fashioned “Up North” rustic family cottage getaway in this quiet and very private beachfront A-frame cottage. The lake is a private all-sports lake that is 128 acres. Adjacent Big Bear Lake is a public lake that is 350 acres. Four boats are included for your enjoyment – a paddleboat, 2 kayaks, and a rowboat.
2 bedrooms, 1 bath, sleeps 6, 2 night minimum
Despite the vintage decor, the cabin offers modern conveniences and a great kitchen! The cabin is on the west side of Otsego Lake, and while it is not on the lake, you can see the lake at the end of the road. There is “unofficial” lake access at the end of the block, and official lake access a couple of blocks away!
1024 sq. ft., 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, sleeps 8, 1-2 night minimum
This beautiful A-frame sits on 2 lots, has a quiet secluded setting, and is one block from Lake Charlevoix. It has 2 bedrooms downstairs and one bathroom, with a spiral staircase leading to a loft area with 4 additional twin beds.
2400 sq. ft., 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, sleeps 11, 3 night minimum
This Michigan A-Frame lake house has room for the whole family on the lake with a large family room and second sitting area. Gather your group up north and enjoy the wonderful views of Burt Lake.
2 bedrooms, 1 bath, sleeps 10, 3 night minimum
This cozy cottage has 2 bedrooms with 2 double beds and 2 sets of bunks. A pullout sleeper sofa is also available for a larger group. There is a public boat launch 500′ away. Bring your own boat or conveniently rent one next door at the Landings.
4 bedrooms, 3 baths, sleeps 14, 5 night minimum
Come kick back and relax on the front deck and enjoy the most beautiful sunsets on the clear waters of Mullett Lake. With 100′ of Lake frontage, its the perfect spot for swimming, fishing , hunting, boating, and kayaking.
3 bedrooms, 1 bath, sleeps 5, 1 night minimum
Located only minutes away from both Harbor Springs and Petoskey, you’re sure to enjoy the fine restaurants, beautiful sunsets, downtown shopping, and nostalgic atmospheres of both of these picturesque Michigan towns. This charming chalet-style cabin has a full kitchen and comfortably sleeps 5.
4 bedrooms, 2 baths, sleeps 8, 2 night minimum
Three levels of open and bright living space, make this house a perfect fit for a family vacation. This is a renovated cabin with ski themed accents and modern amenities like extremely comfortable beds, pillows, towels, TVs in every bedroom, fans, and sound machines.
2 bedrooms, 2 baths, sleeps 7, 2 night minimum
Spacious chalet just a short walk from Nubs Nob, which is our favorite ski resort in the Midwest! Perfect for a family ski trip or a summer getaway, just 10 minutes to downtown Harbor Springs or Petoskey. This chalet is newly re-decorated with chic up north vibes, and has a great layout with updated kitchen and bathrooms.
2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, sleeps 6, 2 night minimum
Summer adventures await at this great getaway spot. Local hiking and biking trails close by, with Beaches just a few minute drive away. In the winter, you can’t find a better location. Walk to the Nubs Nob Ski Hill or drive across the street to Boyne Highlands.
170 sq. ft., studio bedroom, 1 bath, sleeps 2, 2-7 night minimum
This quaint honeymoon getaway is cozy, romantic A-frame situated a close to the beach. It is old-world styled A-Frame, furnished in antiques, with a separate drive and beach area from the main house. There is a half-bath with built in vanity and granite counter top and an attached classy stone and timber private hot outdoor two-person shower.
4 bedrooms, 4 baths, sleeps 9, 5 night minimum
The lake is calling and this Good Hart vacation house is just a few yards to a shared private beach that spans over 400′ of Lake Michigan. Nestled in the woods, this home is certain to be the place where memories are made. In a quiet neighborhood, the Sequoia Yacht Club Association is adjacent to expansive nature preserves, there are many activities in very close proximity year round.
2 bedrooms, 1 bath, sleeps 4, 1 night minimum
Escape up north and get close to Lake Michigan Beaches, Tunnel of Trees, North Country Trail, Legs Inn, Cross Village, Good Hart and Nature Preserves. You’ll love the views of Lake Michigan, the dark skies for star gazing, woods and fields for walking.
2 bedrooms, 2 baths, sleeps 4
Retreat into the solitude of a backwoods cabin–no noise, just the birds and wildlife and the peace and quiet of Mother Nature! Enjoy the pond, the hammock, and hikes on the 8 acre property before settling on the deck at night for a chance to see the Northern Lights.
3 bedrooms, 2 baths, sleeps 9
This A-Frame has all the essential bells and whistles including an infrared sauna, electric fireplace, large flat screen TV, Cable, WI-FI, washer & dryer, outdoor hot tub & gas grill! Perfect for your next winter getaway when you’re heading to ski the Bessemer area.