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Overview of Betsie River Cabin - Minutes From Crystal Mountain Spa & Resort, Hot Tub, Canoe

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TV, fireplace, DVD player, table tennis table
TV, fireplace, DVD player, table tennis table

Betsie River Cabin - Minutes From Crystal Mountain Spa & Resort, Hot Tub, Canoe

4.9/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 5.0/5 for cleanliness.

Entire cabin

2 bedrooms2 bathroomsSleeps 8

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor Space

Explore the area

    Popular LocationMichigan Legacy Art Park12 min drive
    Popular LocationMisty Acres Preserve14 min drive
    Popular LocationGlovers Lake14 min drive
    AirportTraverse City, MI (TVC-Cherry Capital)58 min drive

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire cabin to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Betsie River Cabin - Minutes From Crystal Mountain Spa & Resort, Hot Tub, Canoe

Family-friendly cabin with water park and spa tub
A cozy, recently remodeled cottage with a secluded wooded setting and easy access to many of Northern Michigan’s favorite attractions. Betsie River Cabin (formerly known as Nasha Hata) has been designed to provide a true “Up North” getaway for groups of up to 8 people. Each bedroom can comfortably sleep up to 4 guests with the convenience of separate bathrooms. The cabin is perfect for both family retreats and outdoor adventure seekers. This all season cabin features an outside hot tub, rustic wood interior, wood stove, main floor laundry, modern appliances, basement recreation room with a ping pong table, and ample parking.

Admire the natural beauty of the Betsie River from the deck and hot tub, or relax by the campfire. Launch a canoe from the backyard; enjoy prime trout, salmon, and steelhead fishing as part of your stay. A convenient fish cleaning station is provided for your use. Hunt the abundant state forests, bike, golf, and enjoy skiing at Crystal Mountain Resort & Spa, located only minutes away.

Betsie River Cabin (formerly known as Nasha Hata) changed ownership in late 2017. This property has been a favorite for guests for many years, receiving numerous positive reviews, comments, and feedback. The current owners are excited to continue the legacy of providing guests with enjoyable and memorable stays.

Cottage Amenities: Radiant Heat with an independent thermostat under master bedroom tile floor.

Fully equipped kitchen: dishwasher, refrigerator with freezer, electrical stove, coffee maker, microwave, convection oven, silverware, toaster, cooking utensils, cooking timer with radio/CD player.

A gas grill is provided.

A washer and clothes drier are provided on the main floor.

HDTV in the living room with DVD player, board games, and a choice of favorite movies.

A 3-person canoe is included with your cottage rental.

Wood is provided for the wood stove and outdoor fire pit free of charge.

Linens and paper products are furnished.

Ping-pong table in the basement rec room

Area activities and attractions: Skiing - Crystal Mountain Resort & Spa just 4 minutes away.

Fishing – Betsie River is prime for trout and salmon fishing. In this area the Betsie River is a DNR type 4 stream with trout open all year long.

Golfing – a variety of golf courses nearby.

Canoeing/kayaking – start at the cottage, end at a convenient downstream landing.

Biking – the 22 mile long Betsie Valley Trail offers fantastic riding, extending from Thompsonville to Frankfort.

Hunting & Morel mushrooming on state forests within a few minutes drive.

Snowmobiling – easy access to 300 miles of trails.

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore – 30 minutes away.

Casino – Little River Casino in Manistee – 25 minutes away.

Attractions for Kids: The area offers plenty of attractions for children: fishing, tubing, swimming pool and water park at Crystal Mountain Resort & Spa, guided ATV tours, beautiful Lake Michigan Beaches, Sleeping Bear Dunes climbing and skiing in the winter.

Other attractions: concerts at the Interlochen Center for the Arts, numerous local festivals, bike trails, hiking trails……. the options are almost endless.
Air-conditioned accommodations at this cabin offer fireplaces and washers/dryers. Rooms open to patios. Televisions come with DVD players.

Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Housekeeping is provided on request.

Recreational amenities at the cabin include a water park and a spa tub.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

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Property amenities


  • Close to skiing


  • Pool
  • Spa tub

Parking and transportation

  • Car required


  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Toaster
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Freezer
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils


  • 2 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 2 bathrooms
  • Towels provided
  • Hair dryer

Living spaces

  • Fireplace
  • Living room
  • Wood stove


  • TV with cable/satellite service
  • Table tennis table
  • Arcade/game room
  • DVD player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Video library
  • Books

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Barbecue grill
  • Firepit


  • Washing machine and dryer


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Housekeeping (on request)

Location highlights

  • On the waterfront
  • In the mountains
  • Near a hospital

Things to do

  • Water park
  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Kayak on site
  • Fish cleaning table on site
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Sledding nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Marina nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Casino nearby


  • Sleeps 8
  • Unit size: 1100 sq ft (102 sq m)



Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 25


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions; you will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account which will enable you to manage your booking


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Long-term renters welcome

We should mention

A car is required for transportation to and from this property

Property is also known as

Betsie River Minutes Crystal Mountain Spa Hot Tub Canoe
Betsie River Minutes Crystal Mountain Spa Hot Tub Canoe

About this area


Located in Thompsonville, this cabin is in the mountains and on the waterfront. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Huron-Manistee National Forest and Interlochen State Park, while Michigan Legacy Art Park and Benzie Area Historical Museum are cultural highlights. Take in the nearby slopes with skiing, or check out other outdoor activities such as sledding. Guests love the property's quiet location.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Michigan Legacy Art Park - 12 min drive
  • Misty Acres Preserve - 14 min drive
  • Glovers Lake - 14 min drive
  • Chestnut Hills Golf Course - 19 min drive
  • Champion Hill Golf Course - 30 min drive

Getting around

  • Cherry Capital Airport (TVC) - 58 min drive


  • Papano's Pizza — 8 min drive
  • Rosie's Country Cafe — 10 min drive
  • The Thistle — 10 min drive
  • Laughing Horse Saloon — 14 min drive

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 91 out of 103 reviews
5 - Excellent 88%
Rating 4 - Good. 10 out of 103 reviews
4 - Good 10%
Rating 3 - Okay. 2 out of 103 reviews
3 - Okay 2%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 103 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 103 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Surprise 40th birthday.
The cabin was beautiful more than enough room, loved the little touches throughout the property. The hot tub was a lot of fun. Mike was so nice and answered all of my questions telling all my family and friends about this cabin.

5/5 Excellent

Wonderful getaway!
Spent the week with family. Location was quiet and clean. Enjoyed the hot tub and endless supplied firewood. Cabin was cozy and comfortable. Mike was very responsive when we had a few questions. We didn't catch any fish but enjoyed sitting by the river. Will stay here again!

5/5 Excellent

Girls weekend!
Had a great girls weekend hanging out at the cabin, watching the river, playing games and sitting in the hot tub! It is also close to a couple of our favorite “watering holes”- St. Ambrose and Iron Fish Distillery. The cabin was clean and well stocked with great communication with the owners. The only caution for the property would be that there would be a tripping/fall hazard for elderly or disabled persons that wanted to walk to the waters edge-the steps down to the river from the fire pit area are not handicap accessible. With that in mind, there are still great views of the river from the large back balcony for those that could not get down to the waters edge. I would definitely recommend this cabin to all!

5/5 Excellent

Fabulous Girls Getaway
We absolutely loved our stay at Betsie River Cabin. We are already making plans for another stay this summer! The highlight was the hot tub and location. Incredibly gorgeous and so peaceful. Morning coffee on the deck was wonderful listening to the River. Thanks so much to Mike and Lisa.

5/5 Excellent

Great house. Comes with everything you need, even wood for a fire so you don’t have to find it when you get to area. River is beautiful, very clear can see sandy bottom very well. Would be great spot for summer get away. Just few minutes from Crystal Mountain for skiing. Saw a bald eagle just down the road at a single lane bridge crossing the River.

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