If you’re looking for a unique sleep-away experience, check out one of the many cabin style options right here in Cadillac! Our local hotels are convenient, however, cabins and cottages can offer a more home away from home type of experience for families, couples and other group travelers.

Here are three unique and distinct options for your next fall getaway, each one offering a different opportunity that can cater to specific activities you may have planned during your stay.

Situated along M-115 is Mackinaw Timbers Cabins – perfect for big groups, couples, or a small family.

This property boasts 11 individual cabins, each uniquely named and themed down to the smallest of details. Different cabins are prepared to host a variety of needs. Some are pet friendly, others have twin beds and a couple that are bigger and more family friendly; there’s even a writer’s cabin!

Outside of each cabin you can find a table and chairs, a grill, or a communal fire pit with yard games in the center of all the cabins. You can also reserve their picnic area, perfect for a big group cookout. All the properties on site have been recently renovated using the philosophy of ‘turn trash to treasure’, each room is adorned with vintage décor and games that give the spaces a nostalgic feeling.

Each space is air conditioned, and equipped with WiFi and Roku TV. There’s a small kitchen and dining/coffee bar space within each unit providing opportunities to prepare meals on site. Mackinaw Timbers is a great escape in any season!

If you want a cabin experience, but prefer a lake view, visit Pilgrim’s Village Resort, located on Lake Mitchell in Cadillac West. This collection of cottages, motel rooms, and houses are perfect for our hunting and fishing friends that come to stay in our area. It also has the perfect lake access, as it is right next to the DNR boat launch, with 600 feet of beach. This is a space for those that love outdoor recreation on our lakes and rivers. An ideal place for a family outing, with places to have a cookout, a beach day, or a quiet night inside cooking the fish that were caught fresh that day. 

Aside from a variety of lodging options, Pilgrim Village is well known for their bait and tackle selection, a one stop shop for all of your fishing needs, all year long. From fishing licenses to equipment, as well as local tips and knowledge to help you navigate our lakes. After you’re done fishing, they’ll snap a photo of you holding your big catch and even store and freeze your fish for you! As a rustic all-season option, you won’t be roughing it as accommodations include Wi-Fi and air conditioning.

For a mini getaway further into nature, head to Coyote Crossing for some cabin glamping that is close to the trails. This 50-acre property is located in the heart of the Manistee forest, just a convenient five minutes drive from Caberfae Ski Resort and also The Pine River, and only 15 minutes away from Cadillac West and The Manistee River. There are 10 deluxe cabins in total, including two that are dog-friendly. Every cabin has a kitchen, family room, two bedrooms, and can fit up to 6 people. 

The cottages are equipped with Wi-Fi and satellite TV. There’s also the option to request a portable crib for the little ones.

This resort is also home to a popular restaurant and bar, with an outdoor music stage for live entertainment in the warmer months. They have daily food specials and host live music indoors which creates a unique dining experience. Be sure to stop in, or get your food and take it outside to the patio before the snow flies!