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Cozy Cabin Near Beaches, Outdoor Activities, National Park, Little Traverse Lake

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5.0 / 5Exceptional
4 reviews


  • Kitchen
  • Outdoor Space
  • Fireplace


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
    3 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Glen Lake
    16 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Sleeping Bear Dunes Park Visitor Center
    27 min drive
  • Airport
    Traverse City, MI (TVC-Cherry Capital)
    48 min drive

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    About this area

    Maple City

    This cabin is located in Maple City. Historic Fishtown and Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive are local landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and Little Traverse Lake.

    What's nearby

    • Popular Location
      Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore - 3 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Glen Lake - 16 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Sleeping Bear Dunes Park Visitor Center - 27 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Leelanau Sands Casino - 31 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Village at Grand Traverse Commons - 39 min drive

    Getting around

    • Traverse City, MI (TVC-Cherry Capital) - 48 min drive

    About this property

    Cozy Cabin Near Beaches, Outdoor Activities, National Park, Little Traverse Lake

    Steps to the serene waters of Little Traverse Lake, this cottage is the perfect place to set up camp for a weekend or an extended stay in the woods. Year round outdoor enthusiasts will be thrilled with the immediate access to XC skiing, hiking, the most beautiful beach on Lake Michigan is just a walk through the woods! Recently remodeled, the entire property’s warm and inviting nature will keep you coming back for years to come. The interior features an open concept design, modern kitchen, an authentic country-style living room and comfortable beds for a good night’s sleep. With easy access to premium outdoor activities and shopping, you’ll never want to leave! Surrounded by hiking trails, vibrant wildlife, a renowned small mouth bass fishery and the newly constructed Heritage Bike Trail, JD’s Roadhouse Cottage is a haven for both the outdoorsy type and the family escape. Within a quick drive to both Leland, Glen Arbor and right next to the famous Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, you also won’t sacrifice location for privacy! Ideal for small families or a romantic getaway, the cottage has 2 bedrooms and can accommodate up to 4 guests. OUTDOOR SPACE Surrounded by gorgeous birch & cedar trees, the outdoor space of JD’s Roadhouse is an inviting and private place for a little R & R. With a small creek flowing through the backyard, the space includes: ◘ Elevated platform overlooking the creek w’ seating space ◘ Exterior dining table for 4 ◘ Fire pit w/ lounge chairs ◘ Charcoal BBQ ◘ Quick access to lakefront _ _ _ LIVING AREA & KITCHEN With a classic wood interior under high peaked ceilings, the cabin is a Mission-style retreat from everyday life. Featuring large windows and doors to let in the natural sunlight and beautiful scenery that surrounds you, the interior of the cottage includes: ◘ Fully equipped stainless steel kitchen ◘ Eat-in kitchen table for 4 ◘ Cozy living room w/ soft couch, Mission style rocker & wall mounted TV ◘ Gas fireplace ◘ All the books you can read including guides, bike trails and local attractions _ _ _ BEDROOMS & BATHROOM * Both bedrooms feature organic Saatva beds and luxury linens for a good night’s sleep MASTER SUITE With large sliding doors leading to the backyard, the master suite includes ◘ Queen size bed ◘ Dual night stands w/ built-in USB & device chargers _ SECOND BEDROOM Perfect for the kid’s, the second bedroom includes ◘ 2 twin beds ◘ Shared dresser ◘ Wall-mounted fan for warmer evenings _ BATHROOM Shared between both bedrooms, the bathroom of JD’s Roadhouse features: ◘ Large faux stone shower ◘ Huge vanity sink ◘ Complimentary shampoo, conditioner, shower gel & soap *Heated floors _ _ _ AMENITIES The cottage is professionally managed to meet your highest standards: professionally cleaned before every stay and includes luxury linens & bedding, towels, cleaning products, and everything else you'll need for a comfortable stay. Your stay includes: ◘ Property manager in case of mishaps or general questions ◘ 2 bicycles ◘ gift basket of local snacks and sparkling wine ◘ Luxury linens & towels ◘ Free Wifi ◘ All the books you can read! _ _ _ MUST DO ACTIVITIES: ◘ A day of shopping and eating in Leland or Glen Arbor ◘ Explore the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore ◘ A round of golf at the Manitou Passage Golf Club ◘ A visit to Bel Lago Winery, Glen Arbor Wines, Chateau Fontaine, Bel Lago, or Verterra Wineries _ _ _ LOCATION ◘ 200 yards to National Park hiking & bike trails ◘ Steps to the waterfront ◘ 2.5 miles to Manitou Passage Golf Club ◘ 9 miles to Leland ◘ 9 miles to Glen Arbor ◘ 10 miles to Sleeping Bear Dunes ◘ 10.4 miles to Bel Lago Winery _ DISTANCE FROM AIRPORT ◘ 26.5 miles from Cherry Capital Airport

    Entire place

    You'll have the entire cabin to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

    Property manager

    property manager

    Victoria + Matt Sutherland

    Speaks English



    Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM

    Special check-in instructions

    Guests will receive an email from the property manager with check-in and check-out instructions.


    Check-out before 11:00 AM

    Children and extra beds

    • This property welcomes adults only.


    • Pets not allowed

    Property payment types


    Important information

    You need to know

    Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
    Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
    Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
      Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

    Property amenities


    • Close to skiing


    • Internet access

    Parking and transportation

    • Onsite parking


    • Refrigerator
    • Stovetop
    • Oven
    • Cookware/dishes/utensils
    • Toaster
    • Coffee/tea maker


    • 2 bedrooms
    • Bed sheets provided


    • 1 bathroom
    • Shower only
    • Towels provided
    • Hair dryer

    Living spaces

    • Fireplace
    • Living room
    • Dining room


    • TV
    • Games
    • Books

    Outdoor areas

    • Patio


    • Heating


    • No pets allowed


    • Smoke-free property

    Things to do

    • Outdoor tennis court
    • Sledding, kayaking, and sailing nearby


    • Sleeps 4
    • Unit size: 800 sq ft (74 sq m)

    Nearby things to do


    Recreational amenities at the cabin include an outdoor tennis court. The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.
    • Sledding nearby
    • Snowboarding nearby
    • Ecotours nearby
    • Snowmobiling nearby
    • Mountain biking nearby
    • Hiking/biking trails nearby
    • Kayaking nearby
    • Windsurfing nearby
    • Sailing nearby
    • Cross-country skiing nearby


    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor

    5/5 Excellent

    Fantastic and secluded getaway

    What a fabulous little cottage! Clean, cozy, well appointed, and in a fantastic location to explore the pinky finger area of Michigan. We had 2 couples and particularly enjoyed morning coffee on the back patio before embarking on 2 very busy days. Victoria was extremely attentive and helpful, and that goes a long way towards making the rental experience is good as it can be. Next time we come back we plan to stay longer and utilize the kayaks and stand up paddle boards for some time on Little Traverse Lake. Highly recommend!

    5/5 Excellent

    cozy cottage for two

    Thanks, Victoria and Matt; we found the cottage very comfortable with many nice added touches. A sweet walk through lovely forest to the beach. Would definitely recommend.

    5/5 Excellent

    Cute, cozy & clean cottage

    Great location, cute cottage & owner very responsive.

    5/5 Excellent

    Great Property, Great Owners

    Cabin was beautiful surrounded by nature. Short trail hike to Lake Michigan but right on Little Traverse Lake perfect for kayaking or paddleboarding. Owners have a cottage about a quarter mile away on same road and are willing to lend kayaks and paddleboards. Owners were very nice, checking in with us to make sure we were enjoying our stay and gave us plenty of recreation recommendations. Gift box from Cherry Republic and bottle of chilled wine in fridge upon our arrival was another bonus. Overall, an excellent experience and great value in one of the most beautiful areas in the country

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