Beechwood Cabin Houghton Lake

BEECHWOOD CABIN (Houghton Lake): Sleeps 5, 2 Kayaks included, Fire-pit

Pets Welcome








SLEEPS: 5-6 (including guests)


The popular Houghton Lake has been a beloved vacation spot for Michigan families for decades. This historic log-cabin, which was once part of the 1940’s and ‘50’s famous Beechwood Resort, combines rustic charm with modern convenience. Come dine at the famous Spikehorn Restaurant just a 10-minute walk away or wade in the water on the sandbar close to Beechwood. Roscommon County offers some of the best ORV, snowmobile, hiking, and biking trails in Michigan, so come check them out!

SUMMER GUESTS:  Community dock at the end of the road. (There is NOT an end of the road park at Beechwood. The lot at dockside is private property. No guest parking or beach side sitting with lawn chairs around the community dock.  It is for simple dock use only.) In addition, a wonderful family park, within walking distance (quarter mile), allows you to enjoy the kids as they play on the playground, tennis courts, and basketball courts. This 2 bedroom, one bathroom cabin comes equipped with a fully-stocked kitchen, picnic table, fire-pit, enclosed porch area, hammock, tv’s, and charcoal grill. Enjoy the two kayaks that are included in your stay. Travel up the lake, into the river, for great fishing!

WINTER WARRIORS: No better place to be in the winter than gunning-up your snowmobile on frozen Houghton Lake. Take your snowmobiles for a spin on the lake or ride on nearby trails; just jump on from the front porch! Great spot to enjoy TIP UP TOWN every year, near the middle of January.  Or, if you are more of a romantic, this cabin is perfect for a winter getaway with your loved one. 


Air Conditioning: 2 window air conditioners plus ceiling and portable fans throughout the cabin.

Animals: Birds, squirrels, deer, grouse and wild turkey nearby

Bathroom: Full bathroom with shower only

Beach/Swimming: Not traditional swimming/beach area. It is not a place to camp out with beach chairs and sit and watch kids play. It is a loading/unloading zone for water vessels and people (not very busy, but not a place to camp out on the shore line for the day). A community dock, guests can place boats in water (no large water craft—not cemented). Best beach area close by to spend the day is 15 minutes away called Sullivan Beach, on Park St.


Bedroom Configuration:

Bedroom #1: 1 Queen bed with TV with Roku connected to Netflix and Hulu with DVD player and ceiling fan

Bedroom #2: 1 set of bunk beds (full on bottom +twin on top) with portable fan

Boats:  2 kayaks come with your stay. The light-weight water vessels can be placed in the water just 50 yards away. A Public DNR Boat Launch is about a mile away from cabin. You are able to pull your boat in and out daily. Unfortunately, there is not a place to dock your boat by the cabin.

Bugs: The typical mosquitoes, flies, ants.

TVs:  Living room-TV with Roku connected to Netflix and Hulu with DVD player.  
          Bedroom #1- TV with Roku connected to Netflix and Hulu with DVD player. 

Cell phone service: Verizon is Great, AT&T is sketchy. The wi-fi in the cabin will help you make calls over wi-fi.

              * Grand Rapids: 2 hours 28 minutes (132 miles)
              * Detroit: 3 hours (189 miles)
              * Lansing: 2 hours 15 minutes (136 miles)
              * Traverse City: 1 hour 30 minutes (69 miles)               
              * Mackinac Bridge: 1 hours and 42 minutes away (108 miles)

Dock: People can walk out onto it, swim off of it. No loitering though on the dock.

FANS:2 box fans available for use. 

Fishing: Feel free to jump in the kayaks and paddle down the river for great fishing. You could fish off of the shoreline, but be sure to stay on public property. In addition, there is no fishing from the community dock.

Fishing License: You can purchase your fishing license online at

Fishing poles: Please bring your own.

Grill:   Charcoal grill.

Grocery Store: Convenient store approximately ¼ mile up the road. Five to six miles away is a Walmart.

Handicap Friendly: Step up on to the deck to get into cabin. Walkers are a go, wheelchairs are a no!

Internet:  Yes-Free Wi-Fi for guests to enjoy!

Linens: Yes, we provide your sheets and linens. Just like a hotel, the beds will be made for you upon arrival. If you are fussy about the thread count of your sheets, just let me know, and I’ll make sure we leave a bed open for your sheets. We have just the basic sheets, pillows, pillow cases and bath towels.

Parking: 2 cars can easily park on the crushed limestone driveway. No campers/RVs. No more than 2 vehicles, including guests vehicles are allowed on the property.

Sorry, we can not accept pets at this time.

Picnic table: 8 ft. table for you to enjoy on the deck.

Privacy: There are neighbors and other cabins right next door. Enjoy seeing others enjoy lake-side fun.

Snowmobiles: In winter, the lake will freeze-up and snowmobiles are allowed on the frozen lake. Jump off and head off to the pubs across the lake, or enjoy Tip Up Town in mid-January

Space: 1 story home, cozy feeling.  

Towels: Yes, we provide towels.  It's always good to bring extra though.

Washer and dryer:  Not on site. The nearest laundry mat is about 6 miles away by the Walmart.

Wood: Guests will need to purchase their own wood (grab some on the way up). There are plenty of side-of-the-road wood-sellers on the ride up to the cabin.


Property/indoor Amenities
  • Air conditioner unit (window or portable unit)
  • Basic paper products included.
  • DVD player
  • Ceiling fans
  • Linens & towels included
  • Screened-in porch
  • Iron & Ironing board
  • Internet/ WI FI
  • Heat type: furnace
  • Box Fans
  • Board Games
  • Radio/CD Player
  • Books
  • Smart TV or TV with Roku, Chromecast, Streaming Abilities
Kitchen Amenities
  • Blender
  • Coffee maker
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Standard kitchenware & utensils
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Crockpot
Outdoor Amenities
  • Kayak included
  • Fire pit
  • Canoe or Kayak included
  • Snowmobile from property
  • Patio chairs
  • Deck/patio
  • Picnic table
  • grill-charcoal
  • Hammock
  • Walkway to Lake-Private Beach
Sept-after Labor Day--Oct.09/06/2019 - 10/31/20192$200.00
11/01/2019 - 12/31/20202$200.00


Beechwood Cabin
Had a great time. Wish there were more dining options in the area. And wish the lake got deeper. But the cabin was very nice. Especially liked the kayaks and fire pit.

Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
Yvonne, we are glad that you liked Beechwood Cabin.  It is a historic log cabin, and it has a fabulous stone fireplace for chilly mornings and evenings.  It's close enough for a day trip to Traverse City or Mackinac Bridge.  Bring your own wood for the fire pit and relax!  We hope to see you again!
Aug 2019
Fun stay!
Really enjoyed our time at the cabin. It's not fancy, and the view of the water from the back porch was spotty at best, sometimes nonexistent if people parked boats or cars in a certain spot. And yet it was an easy walk to the water, the kayaks were fantastic, wifi worked well, beds were comfy and we loved the fire pit. We'd come back!

Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
Christi, it's good to hear that you enjoyed staying at Beechwood Cabin.  Situated on the popular Houghton Lake, guests can swim off of a lengthy sandbar, where mid-summer the water is usually warm because the lake is shallow in this area.  There are 2 kayaks for guests to use to explore the lake.  We'll look forward to your return.
Aug 2019
Great cabin
A nice cabin for our family. Perfect size, clean and well stocked.

Samantha, we are so happy that Beechwood Cabin was perfect for your family.  It has great swimming, a family park within walking distance plus day trips to Traverse City and Mackinac Bridge within 2 hours.  Perfect for a vacation.  We hope to work with you again soon.
Jun 2019
Great little cabin.. just what we needed

Scott, we are so glad that Beechwood Cabin was exactly what you were hoping for!  The log cabin, the huge stone fireplace and the enclosed porch make it so very homey.  We hope to see you back again soon.
Apr 2019
Nice out of the way cabin
We had a great time! All the conveniences of home. Great location for summer, only 50 yard walk to the lakeshore.

Gary, we loved having you as our guests and am happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at 
Beechwood Cabin.  It is a great property.  We hope to work with you again soon.
Mar 2019
Cozy, Clean, and Warm!
We didn't catch and fish, but we want to come back. They cabin was exactly what we were looking for. Very close to the lake and extremely cute. We had a great time!

John, we are so happy to hear that Beechwood Cabin fit your needs so perfectly.  We love hearing that from our guests.  That huge stone fireplace is certainly a welcome addition in the winter months!  We look forward to working with you again.
Feb 2019

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