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4.3 / 5Excellent
57 reviews


  • Kitchen
  • Pet Friendly
  • Washer
  • Dryer


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Pine Baron Pathway
    7 min drive
  • Airport
    Gaylord, MI (GLR-Gaylord Regional)
    11 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Natural Golf Course
    12 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Marsh Ridge Golf Course
    16 min drive

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    About this area


    Located in Gaylord, this cabin is near the beach. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Pine Baron Pathway and Bavarian Falls Park, while Call of the Wild Museum and Otsego County Historical Museum are cultural highlights.

    Popular Location

    What's nearby

    • Pine Baron Pathway - 7 min drive
    • Natural Golf Course - 12 min drive
    • Marsh Ridge Golf Course - 16 min drive
    • Otsego County Sportsplex - 17 min drive
    • Loon Golf Resort - 20 min drive

    Getting around

    • Traverse City, MI (TVC-Cherry Capital) - 71 min drive

    About this property

    Log Home On Wequas Lake, Dog-friendly, Fireplace, Free Boats

    The Wild Winds is a nature lover’s paradise all year round. We offer many trails for hiking and/or biking. Enjoy fishing, boating and relaxing on the lake and beach, just steps from your rustic cabin. Or spend time at our private pond (actually a small lake) nestled in the woods, where we have installed a dock for deep water swimming and canoeing. Or for a little more excitement the Wild Winds is only 7-8 Miles from world class golfing, shopping, restaurants and other sporting lakes. If you like to take short day trips you could go to Petoskey to see beautiful Lake Michigan, or spend your day at Mackinac Island. This log home, "Junior Cabin," has 3 bedrooms sleeps 8-10, and it has a fireplace! Or consider our other vacation rental at the Wild Winds: "Honeymoon Cabin" has 4 bedrooms and sleeps 8-9 (see homeaway.com #298533). The log homes are right on Wequas Lake, and our beautiful private lake is just a short walk into the woods. Both homes come equipped with satellite TV, washer, dryer, full kitchen and 1 bath. The price is the same for either log home: the basic rate is $645/wk or $125/night, and prime dates are $780/wk or $160/night. In July and August we rent by the week (Saturday to Saturday) There is $60 cleaning fee, and well-behaved dogs are permitted for a small additional fee. Thinking ahead to other seasons? The Wild Winds is a winter wonderland! Snowmobile trails start at the top of our driveway. Cross-country ski on our 60 acres of private trails, or visit groomed county trails only a couple of miles away. Ski downhill courses such as Treetops or Boyne Mountain, each only about half an hour away. Or simply enjoy the pristine beauty of our acres of pine forest in their winter frosting! There is room to park a trailer here.

    Entire place

    You'll have the entire cabin to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

    Property manager

    Rokko Jans

    Speaks English

    Property amenities


    Near the beach


    Close to skiing


    Internet access

    Parking and transportation

    Onsite parking
    RV, bus, and truck parking


    Coffee/tea maker


    3 bedrooms
    Bed sheets provided


    1 bathroom
    Shower/tub combination
    Towels provided

    Living spaces

    Living room
    Dining room


    TV with cable/satellite service

    Outdoor areas



    Washing machine and dryer


    Smoke-free property

    Things to do

    Mountain biking nearby
    Hiking/biking trails nearby
    Sledding nearby


    Sleeps 11


    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor

    4/5 Good

      Quiet amid the color

      We had a great stay at WildWinds! Directions were better than GPS, and Rokko is quite a friendly owner. House is larger than expected, plenty of sleeping space, and the Kitchen is serviceable. WiFi was rough, but we were not there to surf the Net. Houses are pretty close to each other, so you won't be all alone. Boats available on the lake. Water was high, but the hiking was outstanding. I'm jealous of your private lakes! Will likely return with larger group.

      5/5 Excellent

        Overnight Stay

        We rented this property for a quick overnight stay as we were heading to Michigan’s upper peninsula the next day and didn’t want to stay in a hotel. Rokko the property manager was very polite and helpful through the whole stay. We would love to go back for a longer stay next time!

        4/5 Good

          Peace and quiet

          This was our first VRBO experience. We enjoyed the rustic feel of the cabin, with the updates (new sofa and flooring, website pics not yet updated). We used the king-size bed, which was comfortable but creaked when we got in and out and turned over. I would suggest replacing the thermostat, since the push-buttons did not always work. The walk back to the private lake and around the property was wonderful. If we had spent more time here, we likely would have paddled around both lakes. Thanks for a very positive experience!

          5/5 Excellent

            Owner is great!

            This owner is great at accommodating the needs of his guest. He goes out of his way to welcome you to the property and ensure that your needs are met!

            5/5 Excellent

              A diamond in the rough.

              So glad we found this place. While it is quite rustic, it has all the modern touches needed to be comfortable. A truly serene place. I will admit that is was grey and wet for 4 of our 5 days spent but it was still wonderful. A great country getaway we will certainly visit again. Thank you to the owners for making it such a great visit.

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