We can’t think of a better way to social distance this winter than by cozying up in a cabin for days on end! Luckily, Michigan just happens to be ripe with off-the-grid cabins, hidden bungalows and tiny homes that are perfect for relaxing in this season.
We rounded up 14 of the cutest, coziest Airbnbs in Michigan—all less than five hours from Ann Arbor—that you can book this winter. Each of them offers the perfect amount of charm, modern amenities and nature views that will have you dreaming of purchasing a winter getaway for yourself!
Ann Arbor | 2 Beds, 2 Baths
Escape to a secluded “treehouse” this winter! Nestled in a quiet neighborhood close to Main Street and settled up against the woods, you’ll enjoy plenty of privacy while also being close to the action. Featuring two bedrooms equipped with queen-sized beds, a comfortable office with views of the woods, a spacious deck and a smart TV with Hulu, Netflix and Disney+, this is one you’ll never want to leave!
Ann Arbor | 1 Bed, 1 Bath
Photo courtesy of Hive House host, Thomas
This adorable cabin, located just 3 miles from The Big House, is perfect for a socially distanced winter holiday! Just 198 square feet, this cozy space is made up almost entirely of reclaimed materials. As it is a tiny house, it only has a camp shower and toilet with no running water, making it ideal for glamping trips. Enjoy 2 private acres, views of a small creek and wildlife, as well as goodies from the owners like fresh eggs and honey from their beehives!
Detroit | 2 Beds, 1 Bath
This cozy bungalow isn’t exactly a cabin, but if you’re looking for a winter escape in the city—this lovely home is for you! Boasting two bedrooms, one bathroom, modern decor and all new finishes, this artsy cottage is as beautiful as they come. The property is centrally located, just minutes from major highways to all parts of metro Detroit, but also features a great neighborhood vibe for those who are planning on staying in.
Galesburg | 2 Beds, 2 Baths
This luxury cabin is a must-see, featuring extraordinary architectural details and spectacular views of the water and the woods. Nestled on a lake and offering peeks of wildlife and migratory birds, this property feels in the middle of nowhere, although it’s actually just 15 minutes from downtown Kalamazoo! You’ll also enjoy a gorgeous custom kitchen, a stunning primary suite, an opulent en-suite and so much more.
Union Pier | 1 Bed, 1 Bath
Giant trees welcome you down the drive back to this hidden cabin in the woods. This adorable property features a contemporary cabin of steel and pine with a vaulted ceiling and large windows. Enjoy an open living space, an inviting queen-size bed, a luxury rain shower and much more. Stay warm with the wood-burning fireplace and the fire pit outside, and stargaze from the comfort of the bed through the many skylights! Click here to peruse the many beautiful photos of this interesting property in Union Pier.
Frederic | 2 Beds, 1.5 Baths
Photo courtesy of Bonfire Holler host, Kyle
For those looking to unplug and relax this winter, don’t miss this off-the-grid cabin in Frederic! Located just 10 minutes from Hartwick Pines State Park, this tiny home features rustic decor, a full kitchen, two bedrooms and a deck perfect for enjoying cool mornings with a cup of coffee. When you aren’t inside, enjoy outdoor activities like cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, hiking and sledding on the many trails near the cabin.
Irons | 1 Bed, 1 Bath
Located within Manistee National Forest, along the bank of Cool Creek, this sprawling property offers more than 10 acres to explore, with trails that lead to the creek and a private bridge. The cabin itself has been recently updated, offering a cozy small bedroom, a full kitchen, an electric fireplace, gorgeous modern amenities, and so much more! When you stay here, you are welcome to use the entire property for skiing, sledding, snowshoeing and any other winter activities that you want. And did we mention that pets are welcome to come with you?
Boyne City | 5 Beds, 1 Bath
Claim this red 1960s A-frame cabin as your Boyne City home-away-from-home! Nestled on Deer Lake, this three-bedroom, one-bathroom vacation rental easily accommodates up to eight guests for an unforgettable Michigan retreat. Sip on your morning coffee on the balcony and spend your evenings fireside with a cup of hot cocoa! During the day, enjoy leisurely walks around Deer Lake or lounging around and watching Netflix on one of the three flat-screen TVs. And at night, turn in early and cozy up in one of five comfortable beds across the house.
Ellsworth | 3 Beds, 1 Bath
Ogletree Cabin is a private retreat nestled on 85 acres of stunning hardwood and pines with just a three-minute walk to the lovely Toad Lake. Every season, Ogletree Cabin offers something new and in the winter you can experience ice fishing for the first time! The owners also encourage you to bring your own snowshoes so you can see the stunning property on the trails. Inside, the cabin offers rustic, natural decor; vaulted ceilings; a screened-in four seasons room, modern amenities and so much more.
Charlevoix | 1 Bed, 1 Bath
This home in Charlevoix may only be 200 square feet, but the light and airy space makes it feel much roomier! Tucked away in the beautiful northern Michigan woods, guests of this tiny home can enjoy serene privacy and plenty of opportunities to enjoy the wildlife. The minimalist cabin itself features a sleeping loft, a full kitchen, a cozy reading nook, and even another hidden bed for families with small children or an extra guest.
Suttons Bay | 4 Beds, 1.5 Baths
Perfect for couples looking for a romantic getaway or singles on the hunt for a relaxing, socially distanced oasis, this home in Suttons Bay is a must-see! While this space is a popular summer destination, it also has plenty to offer in the winter, from incredible frozen Lake Michigan views to groomed snowshoe and cross country skiing trails nearby. The cozy inside of the cabin has to be our favorite part though, boasting a large wood-burning fireplace, a hidden upstairs loft, wine station and plenty of windows to enjoy the icy sights.
Lake Leelanau | 4 Beds, 2.5 Baths
This modern, hygge dream home just happens to be nestled right in the heart of the woods near Lake Leelanau. Featuring a plethora of luxury amenities like soaking tubs, a full Euro-style kitchen, a washer and dryer, lush beds and more—this may just be our dream home. Outside, enjoy winter wonderland vibes complete with a fire pit and log seating.