Northern Michigan Cabin: Shanty Creek Treehouse

A Bellaire, Michigan vacation rental

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  • Bedrooms - 3
  • Bathrooms - 2
  • Sleeps - 8
  • Pets Considered
  • On a wooded lot near Lake Bellaire

Welcome to the 1,700-square-foot Shanty Creek Treehouse in beautiful Bellaire, MI! This northern Michigan cabin rental is settled in a dense hardwood forest in the exciting Shanty Creek/Schuss Mountain resort region. A comfortable, four-seasons vacation home, this Austrian-inspired chalet is ideally located to offer indoor fun and outdoor adventure year-round.

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Shanty Creek Treehouse is newly renovated with modern finishes and appliances, updated furniture and homey accents. This three-bedroom, two-bath home can accommodate a maximum of eight overnight guests, with a full kitchen, two TV lounge areas, a large recreation and game room and access to shared indoor and outdoor pools and a hot tub.

The cabin interior is arranged in an open floor plan spanning two stories with plenty of natural light and excellent exterior views. The upper level features a spacious wrap-around balcony, complete with deck chairs and an outdoor grill. Other must-have family conveniences include a dining table with chairs for six, cable TV, complimentary Wi-Fi and in-house laundry facilities.

The master bedroom on the upper level is furnished with a queen-sized bed, as is the second bedroom on the lower level. Bedroom three, also on the lower level, is furnished with two sets of bunk beds and a trundle pull-out. The upper-level bathroom features a combination tub and shower, while the lower-level bathroom features only a standing shower.


  • Pets Allowed
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Washer and Dryer
  • Furnished Kitchen
  • Deck/Patio
  • Extra Parking for Trailers
  • Fireplace
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Pool
  • WiFi Internet
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Year-round Rental
  • Board Games

Unique Features

Shanty Creek Treehouse enjoys a large, private lot ideal for exploring and nature hikes. The home is cozy with a central social living space, while also offering room to spread out for large groups or multiple families vacationing together. You’ll love the quiet setting and the many gorgeous views through the trees.

Things To Do

This northern Michigan cabin getaway is located within 10 minutes of outstanding downhill and cross-country skiing, four world-class golf courses, multiple fishing and recreation lakes and a delightful assortment of local shops and restaurants. The picturesque downtown area of Bellaire, MI is home to unique boutiques, antiques and the famous Short’s Brewery.

Some favorite Bellaire-area dining experiences include the scenic Lakeview Restaurant, Sarduccis, The Shanty, and the River Bistro in Shanty Creek’s Cedar Village. While you’re here, check out the apres-ski refreshments at Ivan’s Mountain Cafe — any of these establishments are sure to refresh after a fun day of shopping, swimming or playing outside.

Schuss Mountain, with its 53 ski and snowboarding runs, and Summit Mountain, with skiing, snowboarding and tubing tracks, are both local to the Shanty Creek Treehouse and destination vacation haunts. The cabin is also close to the Glacial Hills Pathway and Natural Area and kayak and mountain bike rentals at Bellaire’s Paddles and Pedals.

Rates & Specials

$175 - $240 night

$1225 - $1680 week

Check-in: 4:00 PM, Check-out: 11:00 AM
No smoking, parties or events
Pets allowed with a $50 fee per pet, per stay
Minimum age of primary renter: 25
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date; 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date
Cleaning Fee: $125
Min Stay: 2 - 3 nights


We were very impressed with the house! It was very clean but felt like home as soon as we walked in the door. We love being able to get away and this was the perfect place to do it, we will be back! — Alexis S., Feb. 2019
Our group had a wonderful time here. The house has been totally updated and very tastefully decorated. It was really comfy and everyone had a great time. All that we needed was here, from kitchen supplies to games to very nice towels! Already booked for a return trip back here in the summer. — James N., Feb. 2019
My family and I (4) decide to visit Shanty for a weekend of skiing and rented Jims home. Upon arrival we realized what a gem it was with the great location (close to the slopes) that we had. The amenities that came with the home including the AMAZING REC ROOM were so much fun after a long day on the hills we all had something to do... We enjoyed ourselves tremendously and will certainly return again. — Chad S., Feb. 2019
Curling up with a cup of coffee in the morning, watching the day get brighter through the grand windows was sick a great way to start the day! The home is clean, comfortable, and great for a group. There's plenty to do for all ages, but it's just as nice doing next to nothing and enjoying the view! — Beth R., Feb. 2019
What a great vacation! This house is beautiful, large, and equipped with everything you'll need. We visited for some skiing at Schuss and craft beer at Shorts Brewery, both were less than 10 minutes away and made this location perfect. Already looking forward to summer dates for a golf trip! Definitely recommending to my friends and family for a great get away. — Christopher S., Feb. 2019

Contact Information

Bellaire, MI 49615
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About the Owner/Manager

There’s everywhere else, and then there’s Up North. My brother Joe and I (Jim Meloche) started after years of vacationing in Northern Michigan. We spent our childhood vacations skiing, golfing, fishing, swimming and exploring the lakes and rivers. Eight years ago, we bought our first vacation home in the area and started turning cabin time into a full-time lifestyle.

We love mountain biking, snowboarding and staring aimlessly at the pines — sometimes with a bourbon in-hand. We also love rehabilitating run-down properties into beautiful and unique vacation homes. The North holds some of our favorite memories, and now it can be home to some of yours.

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