7 Idyllic Cabin Rentals in Michigan with Hot Tubs

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Brittany Varano
December 12, 2022
Updated March 21, 2023

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What’s better than a cabin getaway in Michigan? A cabin getaway with a hot tub, obviously.

There’s something special about trading the stresses of daily life and the material items of home for the simplicity of a cabin. And in Michigan, nay the Midwest, escaping to a cabin is a vacation in and of itself. Some even say that cabin culture is a way of life.

A cabin getaway in Michigan means serene surroundings and fresh air. It means a cozy stay with nightly fires and time well spent outside. And when you throw a hot tub into the mix, you have yourself all that, plus the joys of finishing your day with a relaxing, bubbling, steaming soak.

So, bring the swim trunks (or don’t, what happens in the woods stays in the woods) and check out these Michigan cabins that come complete with hot tubs, turning a stay in the Great Lakes State into a fantastic retreat.

1. Kingfisher Cove Cabin 27

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Why you should stay: A three-bedroom log cabin on Goshorn Lake not far from downtown Saugatuck and Oval Beach.

  • Location: Saugatuck
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $200/night

The Kingfisher Cove Cabin 27 is a classic-meets-modern log home complete with knotty pine surfaces and a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace. The cabin’s spacious open floor plan connects the kitchen, dining room, living room, and lofted seating area, creating a surprisingly cozy yet open atmosphere. This property is perfect for large families and has a four-person bunk room the kiddos will love.

The hot tub is protected by a large screened-in porch, which is a clever and fantastic touch, as anyone who’s visited the midwestern woods in summer knows…the mosquitos can be relentless. In the yard, light up a bonfire and sit around with loved ones in the provided Adirondack chairs. If visiting in the summer, you’ll want to pack your swimsuit to take advantage of the community swimming pool and dock.

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2. Clarity House

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Why you should stay: A contemporary chalet with an open-air hot tub and fire pit 10 minutes from Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

  • Location: Glen Arbor
  • Sleeps: 8
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $420/night

Enjoy the soothing benefits of a cabin with a hot tub at the Clarity House. This Michigan property is brimming with luxurious touches like heated concrete floors, vaulted ceilings, and a wall of windows that showcases the peaceful wooded surroundings. A mid-century Malm fireplace, exposed wooden rafters, and a large print of The Great Gatsby make a statement in the living room, combining a rustic cabin with a modernist, Mondrian-like charm.

Four comfy queen-sized beds and three full bathrooms offer extra comfort and convenience during your stay. The charming small town of Glen Arbor is a favorite Lake Michigan destination in the summer. It’s located at the base of the Leelanau Peninsula, home to countless worthwhile activities and destinations like winery tours, coastal hikes, and sandy beaches.

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Related Read: 10 Refreshing Michigan Swimming Lakes for a Summertime Dip

3. The Mountain Cabin

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Why you should stay: A spacious log home with ski-in, ski-out access to neighboring Boyne Mountain Resort.

  • Location: Boyne Falls
  • Sleeps: 10
  • Minimum stay: 2-3 nights
  • Rates from: $816/night

The Mountain Cabin may be a classic ski chalet, but this cozy log home is worth a stay any time of year. Inside, outdoorsy decor like eye-catching antler chandeliers and an artsy moose sculpture foster a classic cabin experience. With 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, it’s perfect for a large group of friends or a family gathering.

On the elevated deck, light up the grill and savor a family meal at the outdoor dining table. After dinner, hop into the hot tub and enjoy beautiful, unobstructed views of the night sky. Boyne Falls is close to popular golf courses, Petoskey’s quaint streets, and Lake Michigan’s shores.

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4. Pentwater Pines Cabin

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Why you should stay: A family and pet-friendly cabin immersed in a pine forest not far from Lake Michigan.

  • Location: Pentwater
  • Sleeps: 12
  • Minimum stay: 3 nights
  • Rates from: $300/night

Nestled between Bass Lake and Lake Michigan, cozy seclusion takes center stage at Pentwater Pines Cabin. Some of the cabin’s most noteworthy features include its retro wood-burning fireplace, expansive skylights, and woodsy charm. Not to mention the incredible barrel-style hot tub that offers up front-seat views of the peaceful wooded surroundings.

Families visiting with little ones will appreciate that the home is stocked with kid essentials like a high chair, pack-n-play crib, and more. Pentwater is a coastal destination best known for its art galleries and quaint mom-and-pop shops. Exciting Michigan attractions like Mears State Park and Silver Lake Sand Dunes are within driving distance from the home.

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5. Boyne Mountain Cabin

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Why you should stay: A cozy log home for large groups near Michigan’s Boyne Mountain.

  • Location: Boyne Falls
  • Sleeps: 10
  • Minimum stay: 2-3 nights
  • Rates from: $446/night

This Boyne Mountain cabin is a spacious and sunny home that provides a fantastic place to spend time with loved ones. In the living room, a stone fireplace and impressive chalet-style windows create a cozy environment that’s perfect for epic summer sunsets, gorgeous fall foliage, and the serenity of a winter’s snowfall. Behind the house, an elevated deck with a hot tub makes it easy to unwind after a long day of skiing or hiking.

The home also features a spacious driveway, laundry facilities, and a gas grill. Not far from this Michigan cabin lies Boyne Mountain Resort, a slope with 60 ski runs. The area is also known for its golf courses and various hiking trails through Gaylord State Forest.

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6. Salmon Run

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Why you should stay: A luxury cabin rental with a hot tub on the Betsie River not far from Crystal Mountain Resort.

  • Location: Thompsonville
  • Sleeps: 12
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $326/night

Nestled on a long, private stretch of the Betsie River, Salmon Run is a lovely cabin for outdoor enthusiasts, thanks to its ideal location. The property makes an excellent home base for those planning to ski Crystal Mountain, hike the nearby Arcadia Dunes, or cast a line for salmon and trout that swim in the river. Location aside, this rustic yet modern cabin also boasts amenities like a wood-burning fireplace, a game room with billiards and foosball, and of course, the hot tub.

One recent visitor shared, “A great property for some peace and quiet. Location was great for a back-to-nature experience and some privacy. There are numerous amenities to enjoy. Really roomy! Worked out well for our big group.”

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7. The Nook Up North

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Why you should stay: A semi-secluded cabin in the woods just feet from the shores of Bass Lake.

  • Location: Traverse City
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $250/night

The Nook Up North is a stylish tiny cabin tucked down a quiet and private drive only 15 minutes from Traverse City. Although small, incredible interior design elements fill the home and high-end touches like leather furnishings have been artfully paired with wooden surfaces. To optimize the space, the bedroom is lofted above the living area and requires a ladder climb.

This cabin also boasts two screened-in porches, as well as a hot tub that’s lit aglow by string lights, adding a touch of romance to your visit. The Cabin even has views of Bass Lake and boat access is just a short drive away. Visitors should also make sure to visit nearby Traverse City, one of Michigan’s most popular vacation spots known for its Cherry Festival, lakeside views, bustling art scene, and yearly film festival.

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