Indian Lake Cabin #3 Manistique

INDIAN LAKE CABIN #3: 2 bedroom, small sandy beach, private boat dock







SLEEPS: 4 comfortably in 2 double/full-sized beds (6, with a pull-out couch)
LAKEFRONT (Indian Lake) 

This cabin is a pleasant and relaxing vacation spot. We are located in Manistique, Michigan in the Upper Peninsula. Located along Indian Lake, which is 8400 acre Spring fed lake. Indian Lake is the fourth largest inland lake in Michigan's Upper Peninsula with an area of 8,400 acres. It is 5 miles long and 3 miles wide. Indian Lake has a maximum depth of 18 feet with about 90 percent of the lake less than 15 feet deep. Game fish include perch, walleye, northern pike, muskellunge, rock bass, small mouth bass, bluegill, sturgeon and brown trout.

This area is great for swimming, hiking, golfing, biking, fishing, hunting and sight seeing. Spend the day at the beach and enjoy water sports and boating. Then, spend the evening having a tasty barbecue and a soothing bonfire. There is a front and back screened in porch with chairs so that you can enjoy being outside in the fresh air! This cabin provides a kitchen with dishes, cooking utensils, toaster, coffee pot, fridge and a gas stove. Artesian well water. 

Bedroom#1: Full size bed with a 4 draw dresser. 
Bedroom #2: Full size bed with a 4 drawer dresser. 

BATHROOM: There is a shower, sink and toilet. No bathtub. 

Big Springs "Kich-iti-kipi":
Michigan's largest freshwater spring. Two hundred feet across, and 40-feet deep. Over 10,000 gallons a minute gush from fissures in the underlying limestone at a constant 45 degree Fahrenheit.  By means of a self-operated observation raft, visitors are guided to vantage points overlooking fascinating underwater features and fantasies. Ancient tree trunks, lime-encrusted branches and fat trout appear suspended in nothingness as they slip through crystal waters far below. Clouds of sand kept in constant motion by gushing waters create ever-changing shapes and forms, a challenge to the imagination of young and old alike.

Indian Lake Golf Course:  A very popular, 18 hole golf course along Indian Lake. Just 5 miles from the Cabin.

The Kewadin Casino: It is approximately 10 minutes (7 miles) from the Lodge. 

Historic Manistique Water Tower : The Old Water Tower is one of the many historic sites in Schoolcraft County. Built in 1923 and constructed in the “Roman revival” style, it is also listed in the national register. The renovated building will provide space for arts related public events and public rest room facilities while preserving one of Manistique's unique and historic buildings.

Fayette State Park & Historic Townsite: Fayette was once one of the Upper Peninsula's most productive iron-smelting operations. Located on the Garden Peninsula at Snail Shell Harbor. When the charcoal iron market began to decline, the Jackson Iron Company closed its Fayette smelting operation in 1891. It is now a completely restored village including 22 historic buildings, museum exhibits and the visitor center, which can be toured May through October. The historic site is located in Fayette State Park.

*Mackinac Bridge- approximately 1 hour away.
*Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore- approximately 1 hours away.
*Tahquamenon Falls State Park-  approximately 2 hours away.


Association: This cabin is a part of the Mountain Ash Condo Association. Back in the 1980's this was known as the Mountain Ash Resort.  Each of the cabins is now privately owned.  Freshwater Vacation Rentals manages 3 of the cottages: Indian Lake Lodge, Indian Lake #1 and Indian Lake #3.  There are no other rentals on this property. The rest are the owners you see are just enjoying their home.  Many of the owners live here all summer. 

Beach: The beach area, adjacent to Cabin #3, in front of the the pavilion is small, and it is just used for swimming. It is not for docking boats. The association does not allow boats to be pulled up and left all night. They must be taken to the Indian Lake State Park and trailered back and forth each night. 

Beds: There are 2 double beds and a pull-out futon sofa.

Boats: Please bring your own mooring rope and extension chords for charging your electric motor. Please let us know if you intend to bring your boat and the length of your boat. We always do our best to assist you in setting up the proper mooring poles (with your own rope.)   Still, we do advise you to pull your boat nightly, as the winds can be sudden & high. You can park your boat trailer, up to 20 feet, on the property. If you need additional assistance, one of our caretakers would be more than willing to help.  Please call or text our office cell (734) 837-4976.

Boat Rentals: Check out the Curtis Fish and Hunt Shop

Cell phone service: AT&T Service generally is ok at Indian Lake. Cell phone service is generally unreliable in the Upper Peninsula when you travel outside of Marquette and Escanaba.

Dock: Due to a bad fall storm, the community dock is no longer in use.  We just added a 40 foot dock in front of the cottage (at times shared with the Indian Lake Lodge.)  Please let us know if you are bringing your boat (734) 284-5677. Tie-off poles are provided. We do not have bumpers on the dock. Please bring your own rope & bumpers.  You need to launch your boat at the Indian Lake State Park, 1/2 mile from the Lodge and a $4.50 per vehicle if you do not have a State sticker in your window.  Due to the high winds, we do recommend pulling your boat nightly.

Firepit & Firewood: There is a portable fire pit on wheels. We do not guarantee there will be firewood available during your stay. Many times, you will find firewood left in close proximity to the cottage, that you are welcome to use.  Firewood Rick at (906) 341-5698. He's just down the road and generally can deliver a face chord of wood for approximately $60 - delivered.

Fish cleaning hut:  We have a communal fish cleaning hut that is used by 12 cabins within the Mountain Ash Association.  Still, if you are fishing for & henceforth cleaning your salmon, we do need you to clean your salmon at the Harbor Boat ramp fish cleaning station where they have a large grinder for the leftover fish parts. (Open May-end of September)

Grill: There is a charcoal grill provided for your use.

Guns:  We can not allow target shooting anywhere near the Indian Lake (Mountain Ash Association) Cottages.  There are neighbors close by.  Plus, there are local 2 gun ranges in the area that are accessible.

Internet: Yes!  

Patio furniture: 4 patio chairs

Pavilion: As a guest, you are welcome to use the pavilion to spend time along the water, cook or enjoy the small beachy area. The Indian Lake State Park, just 1 mile around the bend has a more expansive pavilion/ sandy beach area.

Pets: I'm sorry, yet due to safety concerns, we will no longer be able to welcome pets of guests to any of the cabins at the Mountain Ash Association. The only way to have a pet with the Mountain Ash Association is to purchase a cottage.  Owners are allowed to have pets, yet guests are not. My apologies for this inconsistency, yet it is a part of the association by-laws.

Play area Swing-set: There is a small children's play area with a swing-set and plenty of room for outdoor children's games across from the community grilling area.  As guests of the Mountain Ash Association, you and your family can enjoy the small play area and swings for your kids. 

Towels: Please bring your own towels. While fresh, clean linens are ready on the beds for your arrival, towels are not provided at the Indian Lake Lodge and cabins.

Swimming: The sandy swimming beach area right next to the cabin,  with a convenient pavilion and community grilling area.

Water (well): Our water has passed all the county water tests. You are welcome to use the water as you would at home.


Property/indoor Amenities
  • Basic paper products included.
  • Bring your own towels-linens included
  • Cable- Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Log Cabin
  • Iron & Ironing board
  • Internet/ WI FI
Kitchen Amenities
  • Coffee maker
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Standard kitchenware & utensils
  • Stove
  • Oven
Outdoor Amenities
  • Fire pit
  • Sandy Beach
  • Swimming on property
  • Patio chairs
  • Deck/patio
  • Private boat dock
  • grill-charcoal
  • Walkway to Lake-Private Beach
Special Features
  • AirBnB Rounding Adjustment
Season Period Min.Stay Nightly Weekly
closed 11/27/2018 - 04/30/2019 120 $125.00
05/01/2019 - 06/20/2019 2 $75.00
06/21/2019 - 09/05/2019 4 $130.00
Sept.after Labor Day-October 2019 09/06/2019 - 10/31/2019 2 $75.00
11/01/2019 - 12/31/2019 2 $75.00


Cozy Cabin/Beautiful Location
This was my second stay in this cozy little cabin. It is clean and very well cared for. The sunsets are absolutely gorgeous on the lake. The cabin is also near Kitch iti kipi (Big Spring) and Manistique with its lighthouse and boardwalk along Lake Michigan. Definitely plan on returning!

Kristina, we are so pleased that you returned to Indian Lake Cabin #3 for a 2nd year!  The cabin is located in a great spot in the UP and having access to Lake Michigan is simply great!  We look forward to seeing you again next year!
Oct 2018
Great getaway!
This was a very nice and homey cabin for my boyfriend and I to stay at. Was very close to town, and had a beautiful sunset view. Would definitely go back. Couldn’t have asked for better for the price we rented!


Ariel, we are happy that you enjoyed your stay at Indian Lake Cabin #3.  We especially love the front and back screened in porches at the cabin.  We'll look forward to seeing you again.
Sep 2018
This cabin on the lake was perfect! While there are a few other cabins near by, it’s very quiet and peaceful. Freshwater’s driving instructions were much needed and spot on and all the little touches in the cabin were much appreciated! The place was immaculate. There were (4) camping chairs, extra blankets, nice heaters and fan, etc. Felt like home, but with a stunning view of the lake. The wi-fi was a huge added bonus as the cell signal is very weak up there! Bottom line, this was a cute, quaint cottage that was the perfect place to get away for a couple days.

Tara, we are so happy that Indian Lake Cabin #3 was everything that you were hoping for. We hope to work with you again soon!
Sep 2018
Awesome location, perfect for a weekend get-away.


Jordan, we are so pleased that  Indian Lake Cabin #3 worked out so well for you.  We hope that you work with us again in the future.
Sep 2018
We had a nice relaxing time. Cabin was very nice and clean. Really enjoyed or stay.


Jeff,  we are so happy that Indian Lake Cabin #3 was what you were hoping for.  It is a great place to go to really kick back and relax.  We hope to see you again!
Aug 2018
Cabin was clean and comfortable. Love Indian lake and the Manistique area. The new mural downtown was amazing. Thanks power of


Joy, we're happy that you enjoyed Indian Lake Cabin #3.  It is in a beautiful area of Michigan.  Thanks for the heads up on the mural downtown - we'll have to check that out.  We hope to see you again.
Aug 2018
A cute cabin that is right on the lake is waiting for you!
We enjoyed our stay. The location was beautiful. The cabin was exactly what we expected. Thank you for allowing us to stay.


Elise,  We are so happy that you had a great vacation, and that we could have been a part of it.
Jul 2018
Beautiful Body of Water
Indian Lake is a beautiful body of water and this is a nice site. Be aware there are several neighboring cabins, so not ideal for a quiet getaway, but nice for family events.


So happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay.   We have other properties that are more private so check out all of our 72 properties.  We give returning guests a 10% discount when they book directly through us.  We look forward to working with you in the future!


Carrie & Jim (Jerry)
Dec 2017
Cabin #3 Indian lake Manistique Michigan
Great cabin. Lots of natural light coming in from the porch. Liked the extra light added for kitchen area. Clean,quite,beautiful view of Indian lake. Soo thankful this is a rental.
Aug 2017
Beautiful Lake
Love Indian Lake. Great sunsets. Cabin was convenient to town and area interests. cabin was comfortable and had most of the necessities. A few repairs are necessary - leaking bathroom faucets and kitchen cabinet door below sink. Overall it is a very nice place to stay.

Thank you for your observation and suggestions about the bathroom. I have placed the order with maintenance. We appreciate your feedback. WE are happy you enjoyed your stay and agree that it is centrally located for many Michigan attractions. Ooohhh and the sunsets...excellent!
Jul 2017
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