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Dusty Myers

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George's Hilltop Retreat - pet-friendly, sauna, fire pit, full kitchen, linens

103 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Photos and Description of this Copemish holiday cottage

Cozy 1 BR 1 BA Cottage

George's Retreat is a one-bedroom, one-bath, pet-friendly cabin situated on 10 acres just five minutes from Crystal Mountain Resort. The cabin is central to Traverse City, Manistee and Cadillac, providing the ideal base from which to explore everything the region has to offer.

Traveling with a bigger group? Visit our sister properties, Hilltop house (HomeAway #3486317) and Hilltop Loft (HomeAway #3486317), right down the lane. Rent more than one property and have space for everyone.

Amenities include sleeping accommodations for six, a full kitchen, sauna and snowmobile parking. In the winter, enjoy downhill and cross-country skiing at Crystal Mountain Resort, snowshoeing, snowmobiling (ride-in, ride-out access) and ice fishing. In the summer, go hiking, biking, golfing, canoeing or spend the day at the beach or the Sleeping Bear Dunes. And you can always head into one of the nearby towns to enjoy the shops and restaurants, go wine-tasting or try your luck at one of the casinos.

If you are seeking a relaxing atmosphere with easy access to some of the best Up North attractions, this is the place. Visit our website to check out what others have said about George's Retreat (link provided below).

Amenities: Sleeping Accommodations for Six (Max. Four Adults; 1 Queen Bed, 1 Full Hide-a-Bed, 2 Rollaways), Bedding and Linens Provided, Full kitchen (Refrigerator, Freezer, Stove, Microwave, Coffee Maker, Utensils), Sauna, Air Conditioning, Telephone, Satellite TV, DVD Player, CD Player/Stereo, Washer/Dryer, Deck & Outdoor Furniture, Fire Pit, Gas Grill, Games (Bumper Pool, Bocce Ball, and Board Games) , Trailer Parking (Boat, Snowmobile, Jet Ski, Etc.)

Attractions: Lake Michigan beaches, Sleeping Bear Dunes, Skiing (Crystal Mountain Resort), Snowmobile trails , Hiking, Fishing (Betsie River), Golf, Mushroom picking, Hunting, Michigan Legacy Art Park, Interlochen Arts Academy, Casinoes, Wine Tasting.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Dusty Myers (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Call Owner
Speaks english


based on 103 traveller reviews

George's Hilltop Retreat - pet-friendly, sauna, fire pit, full kitchen, linens
average rating of 4.76699 based on 103 reviews
Holt, MI

Home away from Home in Northern Lower Michigan

  • 5 of 5

This pet friendly cottage in Copemish, MI is absolutely wonderful. It is very clean and has all the comforts of home. The owners and renters clearly take great care of the home and surrounding acreage. The dog run area is great, and the ability to explore around the rest of acreage is fun and relaxing. We will always remember this place, and would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone. We have stayed in many up north sites, but this is by far, the cleanest. It is nice to be able to get away up North and have fun in the outdoors, but it is also nice to be able to relax in a clean comfortable environment at the end of the day.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2006
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2006
  • Source: HomeAway
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Huber Heights,Ohio

Nice stay

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed our stay. Well keep little house.

Nice restaurant Bear claw.

Grocery store very handy.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Disappointing stay

  • 3 of 5

My husband and I stayed here for our honeymoon. We appreciated the affordability and being able to have our 2 dogs with us. Other than that, we weren’t super impressed. If you can get past the overwhelming odor that hits you when you first walk-in, you'll probably be fine, but I’m not sure what else you would do anyway since vacations get booked in advance leaving you kind of stuck in the rental you reserved. Unfortunately, the malodor doesn't really dissipate over time, so we purchased Febreze spray and Renuzit air fresheners in an effort to help combat it long enough for our stay. I think if the rental owner would just eliminate carpet entirely from the rental, the issue might be resolved. While purchasing the air fresheners we also had to purchase toilet paper and paper towels because the cleaning woman left us with half of a roll of each for a 5 night stay.

Overall cleanliness is pretty good, but the kitchen table chairs have built-in cloth cushions that are so dirty that you don’t even want to sit on them. The sofa cushions have some sort of a sticky stain on each cushion, so I just flipped those over to use the cleaner side. We also were without internet the entire time because we couldn’t locate the modem in order to reset it (perhaps it’s located in a neighboring house?). This wasn’t a huge deal, but having internet is a listed amenity of the house. Luckily, cell phone coverage is great, so we were able to use our phones to find restaurants and attractions. We never got to enjoy the dog run and trail because you have to go past the one other house on the dead end road and they were always outside with their kids and dog carrying on and cussing, so we just left all of that alone.

This isn’t our first stay in NW Michigan and definitely won’t be our last because we love the area so much, but we won’t be staying here again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great stay!

  • 4 of 5

Loved this place! Stayed for 3 nights without any problems, other than the neighbors letting their dog run loose which interfered with our dogs potty breaks. Would definitely recommend to a friend though!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing stay at Georges Retreat

  • 5 of 5

The house was very clean and tidy when we arrived. Extremely comfortable and exceeded our expectations. Great place to relax and enjoy the country life. Thanks, Don

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Royal Oak, MI

George's Heavenly Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Love this charming cottage! Has absolutely everything you could need or want. Have stayed here in the summer and winter and it is perfect. Can't wait to come back again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in Copemish, Michigan

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6 Sep 2016 - 30 Nov 2016
2 night minimum stay
1 Dec 2016 - 28 Feb 2017
2 night minimum stay

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Tax Rate 6.0%

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Copemish

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Tiled Stove
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom - 1 large double bed
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Pool Table ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • wooden decking
  • 6 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing