5 Deer Cabin Our Largest Cabin Large Resort Cabin: Steps to the Lake!

  • Welcome to the Deer Cabin
    Welcome to the Deer Cabin
  • Resort is on the Lake
    Resort is on the Lake
  • Open Concept
    Open Concept
  • Both Sofas pull out for more sleeping
    Both Sofas pull out for more sleeping
  • Plenty of Seating
    Plenty of Seating
  • Dining
  • Full Sized Fridge
    Full Sized Fridge
  • Gas Stove
    Gas Stove
  • Kitchen with lots of counter space
    Kitchen with lots of counter space
  • Bathroom with large tub
    Bathroom with large tub
  • Bedroom 1 Queen Size Bed DOES include bedding too
    Bedroom 1 Queen Size Bed DOES include bedding too
  • Bedroom 2 Full Size Bed DOES include bedding too!
    Bedroom 2 Full Size Bed DOES include bedding too!
  • Kayaks
  • Tetherball
  • Beach Day
    Beach Day
  • Sandy Beach
    Sandy Beach
  • Outdoor Dining with Picnic Table and Grill
    Outdoor Dining with Picnic Table and Grill
  • Shuffleboard
  • Lots of Grassy Area for Kids to Play
    Lots of Grassy Area for Kids to Play
  • Play Set
    Play Set
  • Large Dock for your Boat or Rent one of Ours
    Large Dock for your Boat or Rent one of Ours
  • Fire Pit Area
    Fire Pit Area
  • Picture Perfect
    Picture Perfect
  • Splashboards!
  • Fish Cleaning Station
    Fish Cleaning Station
  • Additional Parking Across the Street for your Boat/ORV Trailers
    Additional Parking Across the Street for your Boat/ORV Trailers
  • Walk to the Copper Gazebo
    Walk to the Copper Gazebo
2 Bedrooms • 1 Bath • Sleeps 1-8
Allows pets Internet Beachfront Downtown (more...)

The Deer Cabin is only steps from the lake. It is almost twice the size of our other cabins and features 2 bedrooms, a bathroom and a full kitchen with gas stove, microwave, refrigerator, toaster, drip coffee maker and enough cooking utensils, dishes and flatware to get you by. There is a larger dining table and two pull out couches and one of the most comfortable rocking chairs for you to relax in too.
1 GB of WiFi works all the way to the end of the dock, and there’s also Roku Television with Spectrum.
It also has a NEW live edge countertop, sink and backsplash! We also added new fans to each bedroom. And do provide towels and linens for the beds now too!
Outside there is a picnic table, Weber Charcoal Grill, and a couple of chairs.
Shared amenities are the beach, dock, fire pit, kayaks, tetherball, shuffleboard, and a fish cleaning station. There is plenty of private parking right across the street for your vehicles and trailers.
The Houghton Lake area almost has too many things to mention. We are walking distance to the copper gazebo where the birdwatching and fishing are incredible. Swimming, boating (several places to rent pontoons, or we have some small fishing boats to rent too), waterskiing, GOLF (many great courses in the immediate area), fishing, hiking, ORV’s are for rent right down the street (snowmobiles too), geocaching (one of the largest in the state), shopping, eating, kayaking, color tours, cross country skiing, sledding, and many, many more things to do here.

Boat Rentals Available | Pet Friendly w/ Fee | 0.5 Mi to Snowmobile Trails | Shared Dock Ideal for a couple’s or small family getaway, this Houghton Lake cabin has all the basics for a relaxing vacation! Bedroom 1: Queen Bed | Bedroom 2: Full Bed | Living Room: 2 Sleeper Sofas SHARED AMENITIES: Fish cleaning station (take remains to dumpster), boat dock, beach access, kayaks, splash boards, swing set, shuffleboard, tetherball, fire pit (wood not provided) INDOOR LIVING: Smart TV w/ Roku & Spectrum cable, dining area OUTDOOR LIVING: Picnic table, charcoal grill (charcoal not provided), 2 beach chairs KITCHEN: Well-equipped w/ cooking basics, coffee maker, dishware & flatware, microwave, toaster GENERAL: Free WiFi (high-speed 1GB, reaches dock), toilet paper, trash bags & paper towels FAQ: 5 external security cameras (facing out), linens/towels provided, step-free access, pet fee (paid pre-trip) PARKING: Community parking lot (1 vehicle), RV/trailer parking available across the street ADDT’L ACCOMMODATIONS: There are 7 additional properties available on-site, each with separate nightly rates. If you would like to reserve multiple rentals, please book them individually online.

Cancellation Policy: No refund will be issued for any reason.

The Smolinski family fell in love with the Whitetail Family Resort as soon as we saw it. The lake is incredible, peaceful and serene especially in North Bay where it is located. We bought the resort in 2021 with the goal of having a place that would give guests a place to make memories with their family and friends and hopefully bring a smile to their faces that will last a lifetime…just like the stories we’ve heard from guests that have been coming back year after year after year for decades. It is formerly Morris’ Northernaire Resort in the 50’s where they used to raise bear cubs right here on the resort for guests to play with. It is amazing hearing the stories from past guests that have enjoyed staying here.

Houghton Lake, Michigan

Property Type Cabin
Accommodation Private Room
Bathroom: Private (not shared)
Common Areas: Private (not shared)
Check-In Lockbox
House Rules
  • Maximum occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Infants welcome
  • Pets considered
  • Smoking not allowed
  • Limited accessibility
  • Minimum age of primary renter: 25
Setting & View
  • Water View
  • Beach
  • Lake
  • Downtown
  • Beachfront
  • Beach View
  • Lakefront
  • Lake View
  • Town
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Bay View
  • Garden View
  • Beach Access
  • Lake Access
  • Internet
  • Hot Water
  • Kitchen
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Mini Fridge
Bathrooms 1 Bath
  • Bathroom 1 – Combination Tub/Shower, Toilet
Sleeping Arrangements 2 Bedrooms, sleeps 1-8
  • Bedroom 1 – 1 Queen bed
  • Bedroom 2 – 1 Double bed
  • Additional Sleeping (Living Room) – 2 Sleeper Sofa/Futons
  • Smart TV
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Parking
  • Free Parking
  • Free Parking On Premises
  • Coin Laundry
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Winery Tours
  • Antiquing
  • Gambling/Casinos
  • Sledding
  • Boating
  • Water Sports
Sports & Adventure
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Fishing
  • Bay/Sound Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Water Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind Surfing
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • First Aid Kit
  • Exterior Lighting
  • Smoke Detector