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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 log cabin in the woods

3 Bed

2 Bath

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

2 Bed

1 Bath

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 Dandelion Cottage

Brand new home with 100 feet of frontage on Birch Lake

4 Bed

3.5 Bath

Built in the summer of 2023, and inspired with hygge in mind, this 4 bd / 3.5 ba lakeside cottage is the perfect retreat for families and small groups looking to escape to an Up North paradise!

The home is 2 miles north of Elk Rapids and sits between Torch Lake and Lake Michigan, all while having 100 feet of lake frontage on one of the best kept inland lake secrets around - Birch Lake. 

Here, guests will be within striking distance of Northern Michigan's best attrations: Torch Lake, The Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lake Shore, downtown Traverse City, and even Mackinaw Island (for those willing to take a day trip.)

For those unfamiliar with hygge: it's a Danish cultural term that roughly translates to cozy, yet symbolized togetherness, making memories, comfort, and joy; all of which we hope to help our guests experience during their stay at the Dandelion Cottage!

Airy Fake Rock Guesthouse

A chic and completely renovated retreat located in charming Maple City

3 Bed

2 Bath

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

4 Bed

2.5 Bath

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

3 Bed

3 Bath

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. 

Hygge Townhouse

4 story townhouse in the heart of Traverse City

2 Bed

2 Bath

This newly built, stylish, and smartly designed condo is located in the heart of Traverse City. Located within 5 minutes walking distance of downtown, the Warehouse District, West End Beach, and the Open Space, the location simply cannot be beaten for those looking for convenient access to all that TC has to offer.


The condo's thme centers on the Danish concept of hygge - which represents comfort, coziness, and contentment - so obviously our aim is for guests to really enjoy themselves here! 

Hygge Condo

Chic condo in the center of downtown Traverse City

1 Bed

1 Bath

This chic condo, located in the heart of Traverse City, is within easy walking distance of all of TC's downtown's restaurants, bars, shops, theaters, as well as the beach. Further, the Old Mission Peninsula (15 min), Leelanau Peninsula (20 - 45 min), and Sleeping Bear Dunes (35 min) are all short drives away.


The space is cozy and the perfect place for couple or small family/group to experience hygge, convenience, and make memories!

"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!"

- Laura

"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."

- Julie

"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!"

- Gerardo

"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."

- Seth

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