23 Most Romantic Cabins in Michigan

Looking for the best romantic cabins in Michigan? I swear Michigan has more cabins than all the other states combined. They’re not all made equally, though, which is why I’ve hand picked the most romantic cabins in the state!​​​​​​​

Below, I’m sharing 23 of the most romantic cabins in Michigan, for various travel styles. You’ll find traditional log cabins as well as more modern cabin masterpieces (think floor-to-ceiling windows!). I’ve also looked for romantic amenities such as hot tubs (yes please!), saunas, skylights, fireplaces, lake frontage, outdoor showers, and more.

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23 Romantic Cabins in Michigan

1. Couples Retreat on the River Cabin

​​​​​​​Irons, Michigan
Sleeps: 2

This romantic cabin in northern Michigan sits on the Au Sable river. It’s secluded, intimate, and has exceptionally good reviews.

It’s located close to Manistee National Forest, making it ideal for hiking and kayaking in the warmer weather and skiing in the winter – or just cozying up inside!​​​​​​​

An A-frame Michigan cabin lit up under a starry night.
Couples Retreat on the River Cabin. Photo credit: VRBO.

2. The Morel Cottage

​​​​​​​Grayling, Michigan
Sleeps: 4

The Morel Cottage is a 650 square foot A frame cabin, that is definitely among the most romantic cabins in Michigan. There is a log queen bed upstairs, and an open-plan concept.

Even better, this cabin is just a short drive from Huron-Manistee National Forests and the Au Sauble River​​​​​​​.

Snowy romantic cabin in the Michigan woods with orange glow.
The Morel Cottage. Photo credit: Airbnb.

3. Little Cabin in the Woods

​​​​​​​Tekonsha, Michigan
Sleeps: 4

Little Cabin in the Woods is just that – a secluded, rustic cabin in the woods, conveniently off I-69 and I-94 on your drive up north.

The cabin is off-grid, and runs on a generator. If you are the kind of couple that loves the outdoors, and you’d rather be tucked away in 10 acres of private forest than a big city, then this is probably the most romantic cabin you’ll find in Michigan!​​​​​​​

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Michigan evening outside the cabin illuminated by hanging lights.
Little Cabin in the Woods.

4. Retro A-Frame Cabin

​​​​​​​Battle Creek, Michigan
Sleeps: 5

This Retro A-Frame Cabin is everything your hipster romantic getaway dreams are made of! It’s located on Fine Lake, with lakefront access directly across the road.

The cabin itself is thoughtfully appointed with retro fittings – including cozy chairs, wood-paneled ceiling, a wood-burning fireplace, and more!

Modern A-frame cabin with a forest background.
Retro A-Frame Cabin in Michigan. Photo credit: Airbnb.

5. Super Cozy Log Cabin

​​​​​​​Alanson, Michigan
Sleeps: 8

The aptly titled Super Cozy Log Cabin is a handcrafted log cabin, complete with a stone fireplace, giving the ideal Michigan cabin vibes.

Crooked Lake and Petoskey State Park Beach are just a few minutes away. Stay here in the fall for spectacular colors, visit in the winter for nearby skiing at Nubs Nob and Boyne Highlands, or hike the trails and laze on the beaches in the summer.

Super cozy and romantic log cabin in Michigan.
Super Cozy Log Cabin.

6. Sunset View Cabin on Lake Michigan

​​​​​​​Fennville, Michigan
Sleeps: 12

Sunset View Cabin on Lake Michigan is a highly rated cabin with direct beach access to Lake Michigan. It’s one of the largest cabins on this list – good for a getaway with other couples (or even a cozy getaway before or after a wedding).

You will definitely love the 8-person hot tub with lake views, the luxurious beds and jacuzzi tubs (also with amazing views), and day trips into Saugatuck and Douglas.

Romantic bathroom jacuzzi overlooking Lake Michigan.
Sunset View Cabin on Lake Michigan. Photo credit: VRBO.
Stairway to Lake Michigan from the cabin on a summer's day.
Sunset View Cabin on Lake Michigan. Photo credit: VRBO

7. Northern Echo Cabin

​​​​​​​Traverse City, Michigan
Sleeps: 2

The gorgeous Northern Echo Cabin will give you swimming, saunas, and stunning views! The cabin has 120 feet of sandy bottom frontage on Spider Lake, just a short drive from Traverse City, Leelanau Peninsula, and Old Mission Peninsula – AKA my favorite area of Michigan!

The cabin itself is fit for a couple or small group, newly renovated, has lake views from every room, and even has a sauna on the upper deck.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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Private sauna for this romantic cabin in Michigan.
Northern Echo Cabin – a private sauna on the upper deck!
Wooden decking overlooking Spider Lake.
Northern Echo Cabin – 120 feet of frontage on Spider Lake.

8. Luxury Lake Cottage at Meemo’s Farm

​​​​​​​Hersey, Michigan
Sleeps: 4

The Luxury Lake Cottage at Meemo’s Farm is a gorgeous, isolated cabin set in woodland overlooking a private lake. It’s perfect for a romantic getaway.

Cuddle up by the large indoor stone fireplace, or outdoors in the private hot tub overlooking the lake.

Luxury outdoors jacuzzi on a fall day.
Luxury Lake Cottage at Meemo’s Farm.

9. The Oriole

​​​​​​​Saugatuck, Michigan
Sleeps: 2

The Oriole is a cozy red cabin that will make you feel like you’re sleeping in a boutique red barn. It’s a small studio space that still feels spacious – with a queen bed, bathroom, and kitchenette.

This is a cute and romantic ​​​​​​​cabin in Michigan thanks, especially, to the outdoor hot tub that is open year-round!

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Cute wooden Michigan cabin.
The Oriole.

10. Lakeside Timberframe Cabin

​​​​​​​Galesburg, Michigan
Sleeps: 4

The Lakeside Timberframe Cabin is a perfect romantic getaway in Michigan, particularly for nature-lovers. This hand-built timber frame house is located on a lake, and kayaks and fishing gear are provided. ​​​​​​​

The cabin is just 15 minutes from downtown Kalamazoo, situating you perfectly for date night.

Master bedroom within a Timberframe romantic cabin.
Timberframe Romantic Cabin in Michigan. Photo credit: Airbnb.

11. Beachfront Lake Michigan Cabin

​​​​​​​Muskegon, Michigan
Sleeps: 5

The Beachfront Lake Michigan Cabin is located in Muskegon, literally right along Lake Michigan.

You will fall asleep to the sound of crashing waves, spend the day out on the beach or lake, and even have a fire pit to gather around at night for s’mores, or just cuddling under a blanket and watching the stars.​​​​​​​

Beachfront Lake Michigan Cabin with wooden decking.
Beachfront Lake Michigan Cabin.

12. Wayfarer Treehouse

​​​​​​​Lake Leelanau, Michigan
Sleeps: 6

The Wayfarer Treehouse is a scandi-chic cabin located on the gorgeous Leelanau Peninsula. It’s spacious, full of natural light, and has the most swoon-worthy bathtub.

When you’re not cozying up in the cabin, I recommend exploring the wineries of northern Michigan.​​​​​​​


Romantic cabin in Michigan woods.
Wayfarer Treehouse. Photo credit: Airbnb.

13. Pictured Rocks Cabin

​​​​​​​Munising, Michigan
Sleeps: 7

The Pictured Rocks Cabin is a classic log and stone cabin – but it’s very spacious and modern, and can fit up to seven people. ​​​​​​

The cabin has all the latest amenities, as well as 42 acres of private land. It is just a 10 minute drive to the stunning Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore – that I as a Michigander argue everyone needs to witness once in their lifetime!

Romantic Michigan cabin surrounded by trees.
Pictured Rocks Cabin. Photo credit: Airbnb.

14. Cabin in the Woods with Hot Tub

​​​​​​​Cedar, Michigan
Sleeps: 6

This cabin is honestly one of the most romantic cabins in Michigan, in my own opinion, because what is more romantic than sitting in a picturesque sunken hot tub on the back porch, surrounded by forest?

This log cabin can sleep up to six, ​​​​​​​comes with a fire pit, gas fireplace, hot tub, and Netflix, and is perfect for quiet groups or couples getaways.

Romantic jacuzzi overlooking the snowy forest,
What’s more romantic than a hot tub at this cabin in the woods? Photo credit: Airbnb.

15. Modern Cabin with Water Views

​​​​​​​Northport, Michigan
Sleeps: 4

The Modern Cabin with Water Views, also called the Seeblick Haus, is one of the most modern, minimalist cabins on this list. It features floor-to-ceiling windows and panoramic views out toward Grand Traverse Bay.

This cabin is very private, and features a gorgeous wrap around porch, perfect for sitting out with your morning coffee and a book, or a glass of local wine in the evenings.

Modern cabin with numerous glass windows overlooking the forest below.
Modern Cabin with Waterfront Views. Photo credit: Airbnb.

16. Cabin in the Woods

​​​​​​​Carp Lake, Michigan
Sleeps: 4

Cabin in the Woods is a small, cozy wood cabin ​​​​​​​with an open-plan space. It’s a simple studio place but definitely has that remote, Michigan charm. Even better is the sauna – just a few feet from the cabin itself!

This cabin is just six miles from Mackinaw City, ideally positioning you for the Mackinac Island ferries, International Dark Sky Park, Wilderness State Park and Sturgeon Bay Beach.

Romantic sauna in surrounded by snow.
The wood-fired sauna at Cabin in the Woods. Photo credit: Airbnb.

17. Empire Sleeping Cabin

​​​​​​​Grand Marais, Michigan
Sleeps: 2

The Empire Sleeping Cabin at Superior Orchards is something special. It’s smaller than some of the other romantic cabins in Michigan on this list, sleeping just two in a cozy studio space.

It’s set apart by the floor-to-ceiling porch window​​​​​​​ and king bed, but this is certainly a rustic, glamping-type experience (the bathroom is in a separate building). Just a few minutes from Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, it also has a perfect location!

This small cabin is one of the cutest romantic cabins in Michigan.
Empire Sleeping Cabin at Superior Orchards. Photo credit: Airbnb.

18. The Fernhaus Luxury Cabin

​​​​​​​Elk Rapids, Michigan
Sleeps: 5

The Fernhaus Luxury Cabin is expertly appointed, and a must-stay for any design lovers. Home chefs will also love a stay at this cabin: the kitchen is equipped with a vitamix, Omega juicer, All-Clad waffle maker, immersion blender, and a slow cooker.

This cozy, romantic cabin also boasts 1000 feet of Lake Michigan access!​​​​​​​

The Fernhaus Luxury Cabin. Photo credit: Airbnb.

19. Cozy Cabin on Muskegon River

​​​​​​​Hersey, Michigan
Sleeps: 5

The Cozy Cabin on Muskegon River is a beautiful robin’s egg blue A-frame cabin. It fronts onto the scenic Muskegon River, and has a queen sized bed (as well as another bedroom with two bunk beds).​​​​​​​

Cozy Cabin on Muskegon River. Photo credit: Airbnb.

20. Romantic Cabin Getaway in the Dunes

​​​​​​​Michiana, Michigan
Sleeps: 4

The Cabin in the Dunes ​​​​​​​can be described as romantic, charming, and peaceful. There are soaring ceilings and a stone fireplace perfect for cozying up in the winter.

The cabin also features a gorgeous four-season room so you’ll feel at one with nature no matter the season! Even better? It’s only a five minute walk to the beach!

Romantic Cabin Getaway in the Dunes. Photo credit: Airbnb.

21. Fire & Water Cabin

​​​​​​​Fennville, Michigan
Sleeps: 6

Fire & Water Cabin is one of my personal favorite cabins in Michigan. It’s located just 10-15 minutes from downtown Holland and Saugatuck, but is tucked along a riverbend and will have you feeling like you’re really up north.

The most romantic part of this ​​​​​​​cabin is the hot tub – sit out on the deck in the steaming hot tub with a glass of wine, or cozy up by the fireside indoors.

Fire & Water cabin. Photo credit: Airbnb.

22. Serenity Now Cabin

​​​​​​​Inwood Township, Michigan
Sleeps: 2

The Serenity Now Cabin is located in the upper peninsula, nestled deep in Hiawatha National Forest. It overlooks a lake, and a rowboat and kayaks are provided for visitors.

Lake Superior, Munising, and Pictured Rocks​​​​​​​ National Lakeshore are all nearby, as well as plenty of snow mobiling trails in the winter. This cabin is definitely a rustic experience – complete with an eco-friendly composting toilet – but outdoorsy couples will love it!

Serenity Now Cabin in the UP. Photo credit: Airbnb.

23. The Snug

​​​​​​​Traverse City, Michigan
Sleeps: 2

The Snug is a stunningly hand-crafted luxury cabin located in the popular northern Michigan destination of Traverse City. ​​​​​​​

The artistic design is both luxurious and earthy. You’ll sleep on an organic queen bed with organic bedding, and stare up the bedroom skylight at the starry sky. Other romantic amenities include a heated outdoor shower and a Caribbean swing chair.

Access to the TART trail way, Sleeping Bear Dunes, plenty of wineries, and more are right outside the door!

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One of the most romantic cabins in Michigan.
The Snug, a romantic cabin in Traverse City. Photo credit: Airbnb.

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The only question now is, what romantic cabin will you choose? Let me know in the comments if you stay in any of these! Personally, I’m going with a cabin with a hot tub first…

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  1. We own a lovely, romantic and luxury adult themed vacation rental located in beautiful West Michigan and would for your readers to hear about our unique property. It’s called The Red Indulgence Rental. Great article and thanks for for great writing.

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