6 Bear Cabin Our Newest Cabin Houghton Lake Cabin w/ Private Resort Beach!

  • Welcome to Whitetail Family Resort
    Welcome to Whitetail Family Resort
  • Outside Seating
    Outside Seating
  • Easy Access to your Vehicle
    Easy Access to your Vehicle
  • Whitetail Family Resort
    Whitetail Family Resort
  • Welcome, Come on In
    Welcome, Come on In
  • Dining
    Dining
  • Comfy Futon
    Comfy Futon
  • Kitchen with Gas Stove
    Kitchen with Gas Stove
  • Dining/Living Room
    Dining/Living Room
  • Dining Room
    Dining Room
  • Bedroom 1
    Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
    Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 2
    Bedroom 2
  • Bathroom
    Bathroom
  • Bathroom
    Bathroom
  • Kayaks
    Kayaks
  • Tetherball
    Tetherball
  • Day at the Beach
    Day at the Beach
  • Sandy Beach
    Sandy Beach
  • Outdoor Dining with Grill
    Outdoor Dining with Grill
  • Shuffle Board
    Shuffle Board
  • 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
    Large Dock for your Boat
  • Fire Pit Area
    Fire Pit Area
  • Picture Perfect
    Picture Perfect
  • Splashboards!
    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
$112-224/night
2 Bedrooms • 1 Bath • Sleeps 1-6
Allows pets Internet Beachfront Downtown (more...)

The Bear Cabin is steps from the lake. It 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 small dining table and a futon with an armchair 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 large kitchen and 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.

THE PROPERTY
Shared Dock | Boat Rentals Available | Pet Friendly w/ Fee | 0.5 Mi to Snowmobile Trails Live like a local at this comfortable Houghton Lake cabin — perfect for a small family or couple’s retreat!
Bedroom 1: Full Bed | Bedroom 2: Full Bed | Living Room: Sleeper Sofa
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, bedding, 6 bath towels FAQ: 5 external security cameras (facing out), linens/towels not 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:-)

-- THE LOCATION --

HOUGHTON LAKE (on-site): Boating, fishing, tubing, waterskiing, wakeboarding, Houghton Lake Marina & Power (2.4 miles), Houghton Lake State Forest Park (3.6 miles), Lakeland Recreation (4.5 miles)

SNOW-COVERED SLOPES: Snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, Cross Country Ski Headquarters (14.0 miles), Skyline Ski Resort - downhill skiing (16.4 miles), Snow Snake Ski & Golf (29.9 miles)

LET’S GO OUTSIDE: Trestle Park (10.8 miles), Hartwick Pines State Park (27.2 miles), Mason Tract Pathway (29.5 miles), Ogemaw Nature Park (32.5 miles), Traverse City State Forest ORV Trailhead (48.5 miles)

FESTIVAL LIFE: Tip-Up Town Ice-Fishing Festival - Houghton Lake (4.8 miles), National Cherry Festival (64.7 miles)

AROUND TOWN: Pineview Highlands Gold (golf course, 6.7 miles), Pines Theatre (6.8 miles), Pirate’s Cove Adventure Golf (11.7 miles), Campbell's Canoe & Kayak Livery (19.6 miles)

DO SOME SHOPPING: Journeys Unique Boutique (4.1 miles), Just Around the Corner (4.3 miles), Knitty Gritty Treasures (6.0 miles), Attic Treasures (6.8 miles), Rockin Chair Gift Shop Inc (7.6 miles), Arnies Arts and Crafts (7.7 miles), Morning Glory Mercantile (10.1 miles)

AIRPORT: Cherry Capital Airport (61.1 miles)

 

-- POLICIES --

- No smoking

- Pet friendly with a $25/pet/night fee

- No events, parties, or large gatherings unless the entire property is booked

- Must be at least 25 years old to book

- Additional fees and taxes may apply

- Photo ID may be required upon check-in

- NOTE: There are other bookable vacation rentals on-site; other travelers may be present during your stay and share the WiFi connection

- NOTE: Your safety matters. This property features 5 external security cameras. These cameras are outward-facing and do not look into any interior spaces. Camera 1 is located in the parking lot, camera 2 is located in the parking lot across the street, camera 3 is located on the front of the lodge facing the road, camera 4 faces the yard, and camera 5 faces the beach and dock. All cameras actively record video and audio when motion is detected and will be turned on during your stay

- NOTE: Linens, towels, and pillows are provided at the property. It is recommended that you bring a few more for an extended stay. :-) Also, please bring your own beach towels, they are not provided.

-NOTE: For safety reasons, please make sure you include the correct amount of people and pets per cabin/house when making the reservation.

 

Cancellation Policy: One hundred percent (100.00%) of the total booking charges will be refunded if the cancellation is made more than 90 days prior to the arrival date of the reservation. Fifty percent (50.00%) of the total booking charges will be refunded if the cancellation is made more than 60 days prior to the arrival date of the reservation. For cancellations made within 60 days prior to the arrival date, no refund will be issued.

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: Shared with family/friends/roommates
Common Areas: Shared with family/friends/roommates
Check-In Lockbox
House Rules
  • Maximum occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Infants welcome
  • Smoking not allowed
  • Limited accessibility
  • Minimum age of primary renter: 25
  • Pets welcome
Setting & View
  • Water View
  • Beach
  • Lake
  • Downtown
  • Beachfront
  • Beach View
  • Lakefront
  • Lake View
  • Town
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Bay View
  • Garden View
  • Shared Beach Access
  • Lake Access
General
  • Internet
  • Central Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Hot Water
  • Wifi
  • Basic Soaps
  • Paper Towels
  • Toilet Paper
Kitchen
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Freezer
  • Pots & Pans
  • Dining Table
  • Baking Sheet
  • Barbeque/Grill Utensils
  • Coffee
Bathrooms 1 Bath
  • Bathroom 1 – Combination Tub/Shower, Toilet
Sleeping Arrangements 2 Bedrooms, sleeps 1-6
  • Bedroom 1 – 1 Double bed
  • Bedroom 2 – 1 Double bed
  • Additional Sleeping (Living Room) – 1 Sleeper Sofa/Futon
Entertainment
  • Television
  • Smart TV
Outdoor
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck/Patio (uncovered)
  • Lawn/Garden
  • Boat Available
  • Kayak/Canoe
  • Fire Pit
  • Play Area
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Boat Slip
Vehicles
  • Parking
  • Free Parking
  • Free Parking On Premises
Theme
  • Family
  • Romantic
Attractions
  • Coin Laundry
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Winery Tours
Leisure
  • 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
Safety
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • First Aid Kit
  • Exterior Lighting
  • Smoke Detector
Expectations
  • Shared Spaces