Upper Peninsula Lakeside Cabins: The Cabin

A Crystal Falls, Michigan vacation rental

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  • Bedrooms - 2
  • Bathrooms - 1
  • Sleeps - 4
  • No Pets Allowed
  • On private Upper Holmes Lake

The Cabin at Upper Peninsula Lakeside Cabins is perfect for family or couples! Re-modeled in 2013, this Michigan lakefront cabin has a complete kitchen, dining, and living area next to a very private lake. You just found a stress-free rural area to relax with family and friends on pristine, private Upper Holmes Lake!

We consider The Cabin (sort of) off the grid. Electrical power is provided by a quiet Honda generator - the start switch is inside the cabin. Major appliances are powered by propane fuel and optional gas lights are provided throughout the cabin which really enhance the off the grid feel. You’ll find the clean kitchen stocked with all your meal prep needs: Coffee Maker, Dishes & Utensils, Kitchen, Microwave, Oven, Pantry Items, Refrigerator, Stove and Toaster

This Cabin has amazing lake views inside and out - Plenty of cabin windows with a sliding glass door that leads to the patio. If your group needs more room, we also have a Lodge you can rent that’s 1/4 mile away.

Sleeping arrangement: Large private bedroom has a new double bed. Bedroom has 1 (new) double bed, a big closet.


  • Linens Provided
  • Furnished Kitchen
  • Deck/Patio
  • Extra Parking for Trailers
  • Fireplace
  • Outdoor Firepit
  • Outdoor Grill
  • ATV/Snowmobile Trail
  • Fishing Boat Available
  • Pier/Dock
  • Firewood Provided
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Year-round Rental
  • Available for Monthly Rental
  • Canoe/Kayak Included
  • Board Games

Unique Features

At the Cabin is 2000 feet of Lake Frontage. 100 Wooded Acres! You might not see another person the entire week. You can hike the trails & scenic vistas on your private acreage (look out over the Paint River valley see see Crystal Falls, MI 5 miles away!) Also, listen for the TRAIN WHISTLE, then paddle to the north end of the lake and watch the train cross part of the lake.

Our unique city of Crystal Falls has clean air and water within scenic surroundings. Crystal Theatre and Good Times Contemporary Center are cultural and historic preservation trademarks. Harbour House Museum is a unique find too.

Our central Upper Peninsula location means an easy day drive to the Porcupine Mountains and Lake Superior.

Things To Do

The Upper Peninsula of Michigan offers visitors year round activities: Fishing, hiking, swimming, hunting and Color Tours, Skiing and Snowmobiling. Fill your days with UP outdoor adventures and return to a private cabin where you can relax on the deck that has a picnic table and new gas grill. Pack some fishing tackle and spend the day right here at the lake! Good pan fishing with an occasional bass, pike or walleye make for a great fish fry at the fire pit in the yard (firewood is supplied). It’s not cabin time without S’mores, snacks and lake relaxation.

Since you book with us (David and Nancy your hosts), we can give you lots of ways on how your group can live like a Yooper: Like to hike? The River Walk is for you: Fresh air, clear streams, the Paint River, interpretive nature trail - it’s a popular spot for scenic outdoor weddings. Like to trout fish? Find your spot along 868 miles of Blue Ribbon Trout Streams around picturesque downtown Crystal Falls / Iron County. Golf like a local at the Crystal View Golf Course, 9 challenging holes on the banks of the beautiful Paint River.

Rates & Specials

$158 - $158 night

$1100 - $1100 week

Cabin is $1100 per week 7 nights. 7 night minimum.

For long term stays, we will consider reducing the rates for periods over 30 days. Check-in: 4:00 PM and Check-out: 11:00 AM


David and Nancy Young have a haven of heaven. The place is immaculate and well provisioned and the owners are gracious and most helpful. We so enjoyed it (my wife Corinne, me, brother Tom and his wife Kathy). Extremely convenient to Crystal Falls and the Channing area where we grew up. We took a field trip to Houghton early one morning for a surprise breakfast of pannukakku (Finnish baked custard pancakes with warm raspberry sauce) at the Suomi Restaurant in honor of Kathy's Finnish heritage. Beautiful drive. This is the area where Travis and Angel hung out and did some of their detective work in the crime fiction novels Blood Ice and Lizard Eyes by Chick LaPointe (available on Amazon). This was a wonderful respite on a gorgeous lake. We laughed, enjoyed nature, got reacquainted with our native cuisine and saw much wildlife including deer, loons, turkeys, a hippopotamus (not really) and a grumpy old porcupine waddling on the road. We would return in a heartbeat to this off-the-grid rest from the news and the tired old world. Our batteries are charged and our minds are basking in serenity. Thank you, Nancy and David for creating this peaceful oasis. - Chick and Corinne LaPointe, Tallahassee, Florida
What an incredible locale! This cabin is located on a private lake with incredible sunrises and sunsets. We've stayed here three times now and each time is an improvement upon the previous one. Our last trip we were pleased to discover that "the Lodge" is outfitted with a self-sustaining solar power system that runs the cabin with full electricity both day and night. What an incredible enhancement for this secluded retreat. Every minute in this area can yield new sights and adventures. Whether it's catching a trophy walleye it listening to the wolves howl in the evening, this place will offer the most relaxing experience of a lifetime. We will definitely be back! - Anonymous, Colorado Springs, CO
Best getaway I have had in years.We had the lake to ourselves all week saw 2 boats but they were only there for an hour. The fishing was very good.we saw plenty of wildlife grouse,Deer,bear,bald eagle Loons couldn't get enough of sunsets and sun rises very peaceful the only sound you hear is the surrounding widlife. Can't wait to come back the cabin was very clean and comfortable really enjoyed my stay I would like to thank the owner Dave and his wife they do a great job taking care of the property. - Mike W
We had a terrific week on this beautiful lake in completely updated cabin with wonderful accommodations. Extremely private and quiet location perfect for complete relaxation. Had all the amenities needed to be comfortable. Plenty of options for hiking and we had the entire lake available for fishing without any other people on the lake. Our hosts were the most accommodating and friendly that we have ever met. They were genuinely interested in make my sure our stay was enjoyable and comfortable. They were available if we needed anything and were very generous in their time to share some wonderful experiences. We can't wait to return in the future. - Brad A
We stayed at the Holmes cabin for a week this June 2015. We put in a lot of time and energy to find the perfect place for our first "pre-retirement" experiment. The reviews are what sold us and we were not disappointed. This place had everything we were looking for. Peace and quiet, privacy and the opportunity to experience the UP atmosphere and hospitality. This place was just beautiful, very clean and the cabin was just the perfect size for the two of us. The generator worked flawlessly, when we needed it. So off the grid yes, roughing it, no way! We too were visited by the loons, whippoorwills and other beautiful songbirds. Other wildlife that showed themselves included a wolf swimming across the water and a doe that walked right into the yard off the lake. A couple mornings with light fog on the water, beautiful sunrises and amazing colorful postcard sunsets and breathtaking scenery both day and night. We were lucky to be present when the train sounded its whistle and crossed the trestle. The fishing was awesome. We caught bluegill, pike, perch and bass. Most every cast brought up a great catch. There's nothing like a fresh fish fry to celebrate success on the water! The town is close with very friendly people. Crystal Falls being centrally located was the halfway mark for us to take day trips to The Porcupine Mountains, Lake in the Clouds, Iron River, Copper Harbor and the other many scenic drives. We definitely would love to come back to complete a Fall tour. Our Hosts made sure our stay was everything we were looking for and it was and more. Definitely a diamond in the not so rough! - The Holliday's, Southwest Michigan

Contact Information

1002 Rock Crusher Rd.
Crystal Falls, MI 49920
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616-481-6709 Mention RentMichiganCabins.com.

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About the Owner/Manager

We are your hosts David and Nancy Young. U.P. of Lakeside Secluded Cabins. We purchased The Cabin in 2010 and The Lodge in 2014. We live nearby and can quickly assist renters if needed.

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