Little Cabin at Rocky Top Farms (dog friendly!)
All about RockyTop’s place
Pet friendly! Custom timber-frame cabin was built by my husband, father-in-law, and me with the help from many, many friends. The little cabin is in the middle of a large cherry orchard in the heart of beautiful northern Michigan and is situated on a pond surrounded by birch trees. The love is in the details at this very special place.
Climb a ladder to the romantic sleeping loft and gaze at the incredible northern night skies! Wonderful front porch! Locally made art. Amazing soapstone wood stove for cozy warmth and romantic,
The small kitchen is equipped with all you might need to make some wonderful meals. Fridge, sink, oven with stove top griddle, microwave. Pots, pans, mixing bowls, utensils, dishes, cups, mugs, basic oils and spices are included. OH~ and coffee maker complete with coffee. 6 person hot tub is shared with the Tall Haus cabin next door.
Towels, bedding and firewood are also provided.
Enjoy acres of Michigan orchard, prairie, and woodlands. The north end of Torch Lake is just a couple miles away. Lake Michigan beaches are within minutes of driving. Ski resorts, breweries (can you say SHORT’S BREWING?), wineries, restaurants, farm markets are all within reach for great day trips.
This property is best accessed by four- wheel drive during the winter months. You could say we are off the beaten path.
This cabin can be rented in conjunction with The Treehouse at Rocky Top Farms- check it out! The Treehouse is near The Cabin, but both buildings have been designed to have a feeling of privacy. There is a wall of pine trees between the cabins.
Please be reminded that this is a working orchard. You may hear ambient tractor noises at various times. There are goats, chickens, dogs, cats and children who live on the property.
You should have 4 wheel drive to access the cabin in winter- I am not joking!!
Surrounded by lakes, beaches and hiking opportunities abound! We are located 15 minutes south of Charlevoix and 20 minutes north of Elk Rapids. Bellaire (home to Short’s Brewery) is 20 minutes away. Traverse City is about 30 minutes to our south.
See the guidebook for a listing of our favorite spots.
No public transport around here, sorry.
You must have 4 wheel drive to visit the cabin in the winter…. Otherwise, prepare to hike about 1/4 mile to the cabin, and park at the barn. If you have to be towed out, the cost is between $50-$100.
The water here is well- water. It isn’t the city water you might be used to. It does have a yellowish cast because there are many tannins in it.
If this description sounds like it suits you, and you want to visit, we will welcome you in and make you feel right at home. And- you’ll be back to visit again.
Guests have access to the cabin and all the trails around the 300 acre farm. We do not allow motorized vehicles on the property (other than on the driveway) due to liability. There is also a disc golf course on the west side of the farm. Bring your discs, bikes and hiking boots!
Other things to note
PLEASE note: We strongly suggest four- wheel drive in the winter and spring! If you do not have 4 wheel drive, please park behind the first barn. We provide a sled in the gift shop for hauling stuff, if need be. The driveway is quite rugged and off the beaten path. Please consider that northern Michigan gets a lot of snow in the winter and early spring months. That said, we request that our guests have 4 wheel drive vehicles, or be willing to hike the 1/4 mile from the barn to the cabin. We are not responsible for hauling you out if you get stuck. It gets very muddy in spring, hence the name “mud season”.
Please also note- there is no internet or wi-fi here. Cell phones generally get good reception.