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Tim Bench

Member since: 2009
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Speaks english

Betsie River Frontage with view of Crystal Mt.

30 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


Photos and Description of this Thompsonville holiday cabin

3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 8+ with sleeping are in loft.

Cabin has 190 feet of Betsie River frontage. 1 mile from Crystal Mt. resort.

Betsie River offers great summer canoeing, kayaking, with spring and fall Salmon and Steelhead runs.

Crystal Mt. offers downhill skiing, two 18 hole golf courses, pools, spa, an Alpine Coaster and more.

There are more than 300 miles of snowmobile trails minutes from the cabin.

Golf: Crystal Mt. has two outstanding 18 hole golf courses just 1 mile from the cabin.

Many other great courses are with a 20 minute drive.

Fishing: The Betsie River has a great Salmon and Steelhead run in the Spring and fall and one of the best places to fishing them is the hole right in front of the cabin.

Twenty minutes away Frankfort offers pier fishing in Lake Michigan as well as charter boat fishing.

There are also many smaller lakes to fish within a few minutes drive.

Crystal Mt. Resort: Crystal Mt. Resort was rated top family resort in the Midwest.

It offers a good variety of slopes and terrain parks for skiing and snowboarding.

Something for everyone.

The resort also has an indoor, outdoor pool and hot tubs.

The outdoor pool has a water park for the kids.

Crystal also has Michigan's only Alpine Coaster.

All just 1mile away.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Tim Bench (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks english


based on 30 traveller reviews

Betsie River Frontage with view of Crystal Mt.
average rating of 4.9 based on 30 reviews

No need to look any further!

  • 5 of 5

This is the perfect rental for group get aways. The minute you walk in you know it was built with love and care. It is spacious and cozy and you will feel right at home. The fireplace is awesome with a gas starter for a log buring fire. You can cross country ski right out the front door and over to Crystal. Our group was there for a ski weekend, but plan to return in the summer for biking and kayaking. I highly recommend this home away from home!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 8, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

This property is well maintained and designed and fit our needs perfectly. We had six adults and one child. Beds were comfortable and bedrooms spacious for size of cabin. Location was perfect.

Kitchen was well stocked with utensils, etc. Family room was spacious and very comfortable. Bathrooms and bedroom well decorated and large.

Tim the owner was very easy to work with. He told us up front the dishwasher needed to be replaced prior to arrival.

Long story short, this location is a great place to stay. Very pleased. Brian

  • Review Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very pkeasant stay.

  • 4 of 5

We had a very comfortable stay. The home had all the essentials needed for a successful home away from home. The home was very clean. Personally, I feel the furniture needs to be replaced, it wasn't very comfortable. The leather couch, once the foot rest was elevated, it was very difficult to put it back down. Other than that, the place was great!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Golf trip

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at the property with 4 adults for a golf trip. Couldn't have been happier. The house was very clean and had everything we needed and more. I would recommend the property for any stay especially if you plan on enjoying the Crystal Mountain Resort property,it is only a mile away.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful & Comfortable Property!

  • 5 of 5

Our family group of seven loved this house rental nestled on a beautiful lot of land. We enjoyed lunch on the deck overlooking the tall forest trees in front of the the Bestie River. It was the perfect location for visiting our son attending the summer camp at Interlochen Center for the Arts. Close by to Crystal Mountain Resort where we went hiking at the art & sculpture park. The house was fully loaded with all the comforts of your own home. The bedrooms were decorated nicely with handmade wooden beds & they were very comfotable. Tim & his wife are wonderful owners that took their time on a couple occassions to answer our questions & give us ideas on area attractions & things to do. Thank you! Jenny & Steve

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great log house

  • 5 of 5

We had a short stay at Tim's vacation home. It was great. The house is tastefully decorated. All rooms are beautiful. The surroundings are nice and clean. Kids were happy and impressed. We visited beautiful Sleeping Bear Lakeshore, Crystal lake, Traverse city all of which are a short distance away. The hosts were nice to guide us on phone to the house when it was too dark and pretty late. The small town of Beulah MI and the quiet beach there were a nice find. Definitely recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Ferry
70 Miles
Nearest Train
120 Miles
Car: necessary

Cabin is located one mile from Crystal Mt. Resort, 25 minutes from Manistee, 35 minutes to Traverse City. Property has 190 feet of Betsie River Frontage, 20 minutes to Lake Michigan with many smaller lakes nearby for great boating and fishing.Local area offers skiing, golfing, spa, swimming, hiking trails, antiquing, fishing, charter fishing, snowmobiling on groomed trails, local festivals, fall color tours, wine tasting tours, and outside fire pit. Betsie River has great Salmon and Steelhead runs in spring and fall.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cabin in Thompsonville, Michigan

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
8 Oct 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
Christmas - New Year
23 Dec 2016 - 1 Jan 2017
2 night minimum stay
2 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
MKL Weekend
13 Jan 2017 - 15 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
President's Day Weekend
17 Feb 2017 - 19 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit A$134
Cleaning A$67
Pet Fee A$27

Call for other Holiday rate and length of stay expectations.
Size of group and length of stay are negotiable.
50% deposit holds your reservation with balance due 30 days prior to arrival.
Deposit returned if reservation is canceled 30 days prior to arrival.
$100.00 security deposit returned after satisfactory post stay inspection.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin rental in Thompsonville, Michigan

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • River
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • water cooler
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower
  • 2 full bathrooms with linens and toilet paper supplied.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , main floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , second floor
    Bedroom 3 - 2 single bed , second floor
  • Second floor loft area has 2 twin beds and room for extra inflatable Areo beds and mattresses. Great for kids.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway to Water
  • wooden decking
  • 4 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • ski lift pass
  • ski
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing