Quinn Cabin Kalkaska

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QUINN CABIN on Log Lake (Kalkaska, MI): 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, Wi-Fi, Paddle & Row Boat included (June-September), Fire Pit 







SLEEPS: 4-5 



* 100 feet of private frontage on gorgeous Log Lake

* Private wood dock (June -September only)

* Lake views from master bedroom, dining area, sun porch and living room

* Swimming on property, right off the dock

* Fire pit near the lake

* Nest doorbell, Nest x Yale smart deadbolt, Nest thermostat for your convenience and comfort

* Paddle boat provided (June-September only)

* Row boat provided (June-September only)

* Complimentary WiFi and Smart TV for streaming your favorites

* Some low ceilings (under 6'5" in areas) for energy efficiency
* Neighbors are within close proximity so be courteous



As an extra layer of security, we do have a Nest doorbell video camera with audio at the front door of the cottage. (There are no cameras inside the cabin.)


Whether you need a break from the mundane or some time to unplug, Quinn Cabin is both a relaxing destination and a convenient starting point for day trips to some of Northern Michigan's most beautiful towns. 


Located on beautiful Log Lake in Kalkaska, Quinn Cabin is just five to ten minutes from grocery stores, restaurants, farm markets, banks, a laundromat, and seasonal festivals like the Trout Festival and Winterfest. For a wider variety of dining and shopping, just 30 to 45 minutes away is Elk Rapids, Torch Lake, Shanty Creek and Schuss Mountain, or downtown Traverse City. Quinn Cabin is also less than 15 minutes from horse trails, three golf courses, and fly fishing on the Manistee River!


For a shorter stay, simply relax by the lake, cuddle up on the couch and enjoy the gorgeous lake view, or put on a record and dance with the family before dinnertime.


Quinn Cabin is a single story 806 square foot home on a private drive and on private, no-wake Log Lake in Kalkaska, Michigan. The property has plenty of room for parking in the front yard, including space for a small boat or personal watercraft's, travel trailers or snowmobiles. The right side of the front yard also has a new butterfly garden as of Spring 2021. The backyard has a wide staircase that leads down to the lake and solar lights guide the way down to the dock during Spring through Fall evenings. Guests can enjoy 100 feet of private lake frontage for swimming, or using the paddle boat or row boat provided. We are also excited to add two new kayaks in the spring of 2021 for even more adventures right out the back door. The wooded land directly across the road from Quinn Cabin is our undeveloped property so it's also available if you have little ones who love to explore. 

Kalkaska gets a great deal of snow in the winter and Log Lake visitors will likely see snowmobiles and ice shanties on the frozen lake all winter long. The private road is plowed all season, as are the roads in town. The driveway will also be plowed for guests. We are also happy to preset the Nest smart thermostat to your desired comfort level. Just let us know prior to your stay what temperature to set it to for your arrival!


There are several options for sleeping arrangements. The master bedroom includes a king size bed, two bedside tables with lamps, and plenty of closet storage space for your clothing, jackets and bags. The second bedroom is part of the original center structure of the cabin, with exposed pine beams and duct work, loft-like pine walls that do not adjoin with the high ceiling, a full size bed and small closet. (This second bedroom is not as closed off and private as the master, but our guests find it comfortable and great for the early riser of the group.) The cabin also includes a queen sofa sleeper in the living room, a twin daybed on the sun porch (which is not climate controlled) that can convert to a queen or be used as two separate twin beds, and two pack 'n plays for babies or toddlers.


The newly updated kitchen includes a refrigerator, oven/stove, new microwave, new toaster oven, new Crock Pot, dual sink with dish rack and drain board, and a convenient coffee bar with a Keurig, drip coffee maker, french press, coffee mugs, coffee k-cups, sugar and powdered creamer. (Under the coffee bar you'll find games, puzzles, arts and crafts supplies, and a small DVD collection!) The kitchen also includes spices and condiments for guest use, as well as new dish towels, dishes, cookware and utensils. In addition, there is a large, practical island and plenty of cabinet space for your groceries. In warmer months, there is also a gas grill right outside the front door.


The bathroom has a small but new, well-lit tile shower with a dispenser full of body wash, shampoo and conditioner. It also has new flooring, new toilet, new vanity and sink, and new LED-lit mirror. There are plenty of bars and hooks for towels, and during warmer months there is also a clothing line in the front yard for beach towels and bathing suits. The bathroom linen closet is stocked with plush new bath towels, washcloths and bath mats, an iron, a hair dryer, clothes steamer, and other necessities.


WiFi is provided for your convenience, so if you are working from home these days, you can work here! The smart TV makes connecting to your favorite streaming networks easy. There is also a Blu-ray player, Crosley record player with built in speakers and Bluetooth capability, a small collection of vinyl records, a small DVD collection, and board games and puzzles for rainy days.


If you're like us and can't sit still, you will love how close you are to countless lakes, beach towns, state parks and preserves, and other Pure Michigan attractions that you can enjoy any time of year. The excellent location of Quinn Cabin, near the intersection of 131 and 72, is perfect for all of your Northern Michigan road trips and adventures. If you're looking for outdoor fun, bring your fishing license and gear and hit the lake right out back, any time of year. Hikers and skiers can look forward to Upper Manistee Headwaters: The Milock Family Preserve, Seven Bridges, Brinkman Bog Nature Preserve, or Hartwick Pines State Forest or head an hour west to Sleeping Bear Dunes for hiking or snowshoeing.






Air Conditioning: Yes, there is central air conditioning. The Nest thermostat allows us to preset the temperature to your preferred comfort level. There is also a box fan for guests to use.


ATV's: Yes, you can bring them! There is plenty of space for parking. There are also several trails in Kalkaska to travel on!

Animals: Squirrels, chipmunks, raccoons, deer, toads, a variety of birds.


Bathroom: The newly updated bathroom has plenty of towels, hair dryer, iron and clothes steamer, and the tile shower is stocked with body wash, shampoo and conditioner.


Beach/Swimming: The water is great for swimming. We will do a major lake raking prior to summer. However, there may be leavesor algae present, especially if no guests have swam recently. We will always make sure lake rakes are accessible for your convenience.


Bedroom Configuration:

Bedroom 1: Spacious private room with one King bed

Bedroom 2: Smaller room with one Double bed in original center log cabin section of cabin with pony walls (do not adjoin with the high ceiling)

Other Sleeping: There are also two pack n plays, one Queen sofa sleeper, and the convertible day bed on the sun porch is suitable for kids.


Boats: There is a row boat and a paddle boat for guests to use on Log Lake. Across the lake at the county campground is a boat launch. It is a no-wake lake.


Bugs: Typical Michigan bugs


Cell phone service: No issues with Sprint or Verizon



* Traverse City: 45 minutes

* Torch Lake: 30 minutes

* Elk Rapids (great restaurants/beach): 30 minutes

* Chicago: 5 hours

* Petoskey: 1 hour

* Lansing: 2 hours 30 minutes

* Mackinac Bridge: 1 hour 37 minutes


Dock: solar-lit private 24ft. dock. Feel free to bring your own boat (tie to dock pole) but you'd have to launch your own boat across the lake. The water at the end of the dock is approximately 3-4 feet deep. 30 feet out is typically over 6 feet deep.


Drinking Water: It is potable well water. There is also a water filter pitcher in the kitchen if you would prefer to fill it up. Some guests may choose to bring bottled water for drinking.


Drugs/Smoking/Fireworks: Freshwater does not permit illegal drugs of any kind on the property. Due to the location of the properties, smoking is strongly discouraged around the home and strictly prohibited in the home. Fireworks are prohibited at a Freshwater location for the safety of all persons in and around the property, even if it is legal in that city.


Fireplace: No fireplace


Fire-pit: Yes! It is located near the water.


Fishing/Ice Fishing: Fish off the end of the dock! Some common fish you will see in Log Lake are pike, walleye, trout, bass, bluegill, sunfish, and perch. Please be sure to bring your own fishing equipment including poles as there are none provided. Also, in order to fish in Michigan lakes, one is required to hold a fishing license. Click here to purchase your fishing license online.


Grill: Propane Grill. The propane is provided.


Grocery Store: 5 minutes up road is Northland and Family Fare and Cherry Street Market is open ¾ of the year. Acme has a Meijer as well.


Internet: Yes. There is complimentary WiFi.


Linens: Yes, we provide your bed and bath linens. Just like a hotel, the beds will be made for you upon arrival. If you prefer to bring your own bedding, just let us know and we’ll make sure we leave a bed open for your bed linens.


Parking: 3-4 cars or a truck/trailer combo will fit just fine.


Pets: No pets are allowed in or on the property.


Privacy: There are neighbors homes in close proximity on both sides of the cabin. So please be considerate of them and courteous of a 10:00 pm quiet time as they are sensitive to loud noise. 


Snowmobiles: A person (resident and nonresident) that operates a snowmobile in Michigan is required to purchase a snowmobile trail permit. The trail permit enables snowmobilers to ride state-designated trails and thousands more miles of public roads and on public lands (where authorized). It is valid for one year, which begins Oct. 1 and ends Sept. 30 of the following year. State-designated trails are open Dec. 1-March 31 and grooming occurs when there is enough snow on the ground. Click here to purchase your snowmobile trail permit.


Space: 1-floor with lower ceilings in certain areas.


Televisions: One smart Roku TV in the living room area. Guests can use their personal steaming services log ins or can use Freshwater's log in credentials upon request.


Towels: Yes, we provide hand and bath towels, as well as bath mats and wash cloths. It's always good to bring extras though.


Washer and dryer: No washer/dryer on property. Laundromat is 5 minutes away.

What to bring: Groceries, slippers (floors get sandy fast when you're up north, and the floors are also cold due to the slab foundation), weather appropriate clothing/jackets/footwear. 


Wood: Wood is provided in the wood box by the fire pit, the wood pile in the front yard next to the outbuilding, and also woodpiles across the street on our undeveloped property. If these places get low on wood inventory, please let us know.



Property/indoor Amenities
  • Basic Paper Products (Paper Towel & TP)
  • Blankets
  • Blow Dryer
  • Board Games
  • Box Fans
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Central air conditioning
  • DVD player
  • DVD's
  • Firewood is Provided.
  • Hand Vacuum
  • Heat - Forced Air Furnace
  • Internet/ WiFi
  • Iron & Ironing board
  • Linens & Towels included
  • Screened-in porch
  • Smart TV w/ streaming
  • Smoke Detectors
Kitchen Amenities
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Coffee maker
  • Cooking and Baking Pans
  • Crockpot
  • Hand Mixer
  • Keurig--some K-cups provided
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Soaps (Hand & Dish Soap)
  • Standard Kitchenware & Utensils
  • Stove
  • Toaster Oven
Outdoor Amenities
  • Deck/Patio
  • Fire Pit
  • Firewood Provided for guests
  • Grill-Propane
  • Patio Chairs
  • Paddle Boat Included
  • Private Boat Dock
  • Rowboat Included
  • Snowmobile from Property
  • Swimming on Property
Special Features
  • ATV allowed
  • Booster Seat
  • Children's DVD's
  • Pack and Play

Season Period Min.Stay Nightly Weekly
01/02/2021 - 01/01/2022 2 $126.00
January - December 2022 01/02/2022 - 01/01/2023 2 $0.00


The cabin was adorable and very cozy, the view was amazing. The lake was just outback from the cabin. I had a question and FVR got back with me very quickly and answered my question☺️

Sandra, we love to hear that you had a great experience with us! Here at Freshwater strive to provide welcoming rentals and fast, friendly service. It was a pleasure to host you, and we would to have you back one day!
Jul 2021
Wonderful cabin
Very nice little cabin! Clean and comfortable, Would definitely rent it again.

James, thank you so much for staying with us! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time, and we would love to have you back in the future! 
May 2021
Everything about this stay was amazing. From booking. To check out.

April, we love knowing that everything went so well for you!  It was great having you as our guest, and we hope to see you again.
Apr 2021
Clean, Charming and Well-stocked
This place is so charming- with its perfect balance of Northern Michigan family cabin and modern day amenities like smart TV, LED lit bathroom vanity mirror, smart lock and thermostat, plus boats and kayaks to enjoy the beautiful lake out back. The kitchen and bathroom are well stocked and the cabin is so clean
Apr 2021
Lovely Weekend
We had a lovely weekend! The cottage is right by the lake, it's very pretty and well-furnished, close to various restaurants, and cozy for staying in. Communication with Freshwater was great.

Luiza, we are so glad that you enjoyed your stay. It was our pleasure having you a a guest.
Feb 2021
Enjoyable Cabin
Very enjoyable cabin for our hunting trip

Kurt we're glad that you had good hunting trip. It was great having you as our guest, and we'd love to work with you again.
Feb 2021

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