Whitetail Family Resort: Deer Cabin

A Houghton Lake, Michigan vacation rental

Share this MI Cabin

Property/area video(s)


  • Bedrooms - 2
  • Bathrooms - 1
  • Sleeps - 8
  • No Pets Allowed
  • On Houghton Lake
  • WEEKLY ONLY (6/1 to 9/3) Saturday to Saturday.

Ready for a fresh air and fresh water vacation experience in the heart of Northern Michigan? Our Whitetaifamily Resort shine with pristine beauty and friendly surroundings. We have 6 cozy cabins at the resort in case your group grows from 2 to 38. Take advantage of the well stocked kitchen and cook inside. You can grill outside and eat at your private picnic table too. No matter how busy your vacation days get, there will always be time for a relaxing camp fire by the lake at the end of the day.

You can always take a short break from the lake activities and trade in your cook’s hat for a great time at one of Houghton Lake’s grills, bars, fine/casual dining spots: Eddie’s Bar and Grill, The Frog Tiki Bar, Shenanigan’s are some of our favorites.

Sleeping arrangements: Deer Cabin, also known as cabin 5, features 2 private bedrooms one is furnished with a queen-sized bed and the 2nd is furnished with a full-sized bed. The open living are has two futons for extra guests.


  • Linens Provided
  • Furnished Kitchen
  • Kids Playground
  • Extra Parking for Trailers
  • Outdoor Firepit
  • Outdoor Grill
  • ATV/Snowmobile Trail
  • Fishing Boat Available
  • Pier/Dock
  • Firewood Provided
  • WiFi Internet
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Year-round Rental
  • Sand Beach
  • Fish Cleaning Facility

Unique Features

The lakes around here are called Michigan’s Other Great Lakes. Imagine having your own cabin on 22,000 acre Houghton Lake - Great boating fun and world-class walleye, northern pike and bass fishing is right out your front door. So are the resort amenities: Rowboats, swing-set, horseshoe pit, tether ball, splash boards, shuffle board, sandy beach area, fish cleaning house. Bing your own boat and explore area lakes, or dock it right here at the resort. Ask us about renting a pontoon or motor boat for your group too.

You will find our friendly service, warm hospitality, and family atmosphere very refreshing. We are here to help make your getaway experience memorable.

Things To Do

Since you book directly with us here at the Whitetailfamily Resort, we can tell you about all the resort amenities and recommend some area adventures for all ages. Just let us know what you are interested in doing: Hiking, biking, golfing, snowmobiling, ORV and hunting are popular with guests. Splash around right here at the resort beach, find the beach in East Bay of Houghton Lake, or take a short drive to North Higgins Lake State Park.

If you’re visiting during the winter season then get ready for the largest Winter Festival in Michigan - Houghton Lake’s Tip Up Town USA! You should also know there are 200 miles of groomed snowmobile trails in Roscommon County. 7 miles south of Houghton Lake is a great cross-country ski trial, Lost Twin Lakes Trail. Need more speed on your skiis? 23 downhill skiing runs are found at Hanson Hills and Snow Snake Ski.

The middle of summer brings you to the middle of town for car shows, live entertainment, food vendors, craft beer and wine tasting. Just remember events, culture and seasonal FUN. Learn about the AuSable River at the Ausable River Center and see if you can find all 11 restored 1800s buildings in the village. If your cabin time includes trophy fly-fishing then head to the Mason Tract Pathway (South Branch of the AuSable River) and get your fly on. This is a great section to float and paddle because there are no homes or roads.
Things to remember: Guests are to bring their own towels. (non-housekeeping cabins)



March 2018

45 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31

April 2018

1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30  

May 2018

13141516 17 18 19

June 2018

34567 8 9
10 111213141516
24 25 26 27 28 29 30

July 2018

8 9 10 11 12 13 14
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31

August 2018

   1 2 3 4
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
2627282930 31

September 2018

2 345678
9101112 13 14 15

October 2018


November 2018


December 2018


January 2019


February 2019


* Please contact owner to ensure availability.

Rates & Specials

$70 - $100 night

$490 - $700 week

Nightly rates range between $70.00 and $100.00 per night, with a 7-night minimum stay during peak season. (June-Labor day weekend) (Saturday to Saturday)
$ 125.00 non-refundable deposit is required. Balance due upon check in.
Check in 3pm
Check out 10am
Off Season 3 nt. min.
Pontoon and boat rentals available.

Woohoo! We are offering vacation rental special(s)

Call about our Off Season Rates.


Nicely manicured yard with lots of things to do on site. Our cabin was very 'homey' and comfortable, just as a lake cabin should feel! The kitchen had everything we needed to cook every meal for 9 people for our entire stay. The owners are nice and very accommodating. We had a great time and plan to come back year after year. Seriously, it's a really great place for both fun and relaxation! Book the trip. You'll be glad you did. Kendra Davis
We came up for a girls weekend and felt very at home in the cabin we stayed in. Well kept and clean. We will definitely be coming back again! Very reasonable prices as well! Erin Janos
Its always an awesome time. Great amenities and nice cozy cabins. Nikki Peace
Great Place to stay!! We enjoyed a weekend with friends! Very nice, clean and good scenery! Connie Murray
Very Nice place & Well Kept, My Hubby has been staying at this location for many years during hunting season. Thank You! Becky Ramirez Crook
Best place to choose for a mini vacation great customer service very nice people. Would recommend to others. Kelly Daniels
Great family getaway. Clean great staff good fishing. Daniel Sweet
LOVE!!!! This place!! Can't wait to go back there! Eylie Foster

Contact Information

11544 West Shore Drive,, MI
Houghton Lake, MI 48629

Mention RentMichiganCabins.com.

Visit property website and social pages (if listed) return and send an inquiry. No booking website traveler fees here.


About the Owner/Manager

My brother and I purchased Whitetail Family Resort in May 2017 from the Morris family, who owned the resort for 23 years prior to 2017. It has been wonderful adventure so far, living the Houghton-Lake experience and getting to know our vacationers. We both enjoy the outdoor activities available in, on and around Houghton Lake. We are enjoying learning about our guests and hearing their stories and experiences. Some of our guests have been repeat customers for nearly 40 years. We continue to strive to make each guest’s stay memorable and to keep them coming back year after year.

Inquire and book with MI owners or managers to get the lowest price online.

Click Send button 1 time