Hygge (pronounced hue-gah):
A Danish word that roughly translates to ‘coziness,’ yet it means so much more. Hygge is the description for a mood of comfortable hospitality with feelings of wellness and contentment.
The Hygge Up North Cabin
Get away from it all at this beautiful cabin in the woods
The cabin retreat sits on two acres of rolling, wooded hills in Traverse City, Michigan. The cabin is inspired by Scandinavia and the Danish concept of Hygge with an ‘Up North’ feel. This is a place to cook, grill, take photos, relax, be cozy, explore, play games, read, take day trips, make memories and be inspired by all Northern Michigan has to offer.
The Hygge Up North Bungalow
A cozy wooded bungalow minutes from Torch Lake, Bellaire and Shanty Creek/Schuss Mountain
This happy and bright 2-bedroom, 1-bath bungalow with cozy loft is located near Schuss Mountain, Torch Lake and Bellaire, Michigan. It's inspired by Scandinavia and the Danish concept of Hygge and sits on a quiet wooded lot. Here you will find privacy, photo opportunities and plenty of outdoor activities next to the Cedar River. This is a place to sip coffee on the porch, play games, grill out, take day trips, have bonfires and s'mores, make memories and enjoy all Northern Michigan has to offer. The Hygge Bungalow is the perfect place to relax, live in the moment and enjoy life's simple pleasures.
The Hygge Farmhouse
Perfectly located modern farmhouse
Relax with the whole family at this peaceful place to stay. Built in 2018, and situated on over 4 acres, The Hygge Farmhouse has a modern farmhouse look and feel. Located within walking and biking distance to Cedar Creek Natural Area & Cedar Lake; great for fishing, kayaking, paddle boarding or hopping on the trails for a hike. Downtown Traverse City is only a 15 minute drive down Cedar Run or M-72. Also, super close to all the wineries, breweries, and entertainment that the Traverse City has to offer.
Airy Fake Rock Guesthouse
A chic and completely renovated retreat located in charming Maple City
Built in the 1900s and completely renovated in 2021, our light-filled vacation home features open plan living and a brand new kitchen any chef will love. Every detail of this 3-bedroom, 2-bath house has been carefully curated. Our central location in Maple City makes you accessible to all of the magical spots in Leelanau County. Pack a picnic and enjoy lunch at any one of the beautiful Lake Michigan beaches nearby, lounge in the backyard and have a barbecue, or curl up on the comfy couch and watch a movie. Come stay with us and experience the Hygge life of Leelanau County.
The Falcons Nest at Lake Leelanau
A beautiful vacation home with breathtaking views of Lake Leelanau
The Falcon's Nest at Lake Leelanau is a 4-bedroom, 2.5-bath cottage-style home with breathtaking views of Lake Leelanau. The views can be enjoyed from either the main deck or the terrace off the upstairs master bedroom. The large backyard with fire pit is perfect for kids or adults to play games and run wild and free. The spacious sitting area is perfect for gathering to enjoy morning coffee. The large kitchen with coffee bar is stocked with all the amenities and utensils to prepare homemade meals. Just 2.5 miles from Leland and in the heart of Leelanau County, this cottage is the perfect jumping off point for your vacation up north.
Lost Woods Lodge
Peaceful retreat nestled on 20 beautiful hardwood acres in Suttons Bay next to Mawby Vineyards
This 3-bedroom, 3-bath vacation home is located in a fabulous location close to the TART Trail, Mawby Vineyards and Farm Club. The home has an open floor plan with spiral staircase, abundant windows and tall ceilings with exposed wood beams throughout. Relax, enjoy coffee or listen to the birds in the morning on the deck, take off for day trips to the local wineries or beaches - you will love this perfect woodland spot.
Shady Garden Woodland Retreat
Have a true ‘Up North’ experience at this unique cottage
The Shady Garden Woodland Cottage is situated on 5 acres of beautiful, forestland adjacent to a small creek in Traverse City, MI. Home to a former woodworker, there are unique details of woodworking mastery throughout the property.
Bay views, 562 feet from waters edge and close to downtown TC
Location Location Location. Relax with the whole family at this peaceful place to stay. One-half mile from West End beach and volley ball courts. Grocery and pharmacy within a couple hundred feet walking distance. Next to TART trail. A new rental with fresh paint, new flooring and new bedding.
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"We stayed at Chris’s place over Thanksgiving. It was beyond our expectations! The home is so cute and cozy. Chris has spent a lot of time making it a home away from home. It has everything you could need and more. We visited nearby Empire and drove into Traverse City which were both short distances. You don’t even need to leave the house, though! We loved the outdoor space in the winter, and saw a family of deer right outside the door. The perfect, cozy winter getaway!"
"This cabin was the ultimate getaway in a chaotic year. The fresh snow and fall leaves made the warm interior especially cozy. We spent time watching the snow fall outside the window, reading next to the fire place, and enjoying the Hygge lifestyle. Clean, aesthetically pleasing, and inviting. All you could ask for in a short term rental."
"Beauty, Serenity, romance, and a little piece of heaven. Pictures can’t do this cabin justice, and words aren’t enough to describe the experience you receive when staying here. Our host, Chris, is 100% accommodating and very quick to respond to anything. The area is so peaceful and safe, Traverse City is a very cute/romantic place to visit. This cabin has everything you need in order to take a break from your daily routine. Loved it and will 100% return!!!! Thank you Chris!"
"What a stunning place. You won’t find another like it, in terms of construction, location, value, amenities, provisions, and the general thoughtfulness of preparation. Add to that that Chris was a stellar host, extremely quick and helpful in every response, and you really must stay here."