You won't have to look far to find a perfect romantic getaway in Michigan's 19.3 million acres of forest. The lush trees and natural surroundings make even close-in cabins seem a world away from the daily grind. Trails wind along babbling creeks and to sandy shorelines along the Great Lakes that border the state, as well as more than 11,000 inland lakes. The choices are many -- but book your romantic vacation in advance because cabins tend to book months ahead of time.
Take a Walk in the Park
Michigan's state parks are the go-to source for romantically secluded cabins with an array of amenities. Enjoy the convenience of a drive-up cabin with modern conveniences at Lighthouse Point at Cheboygan State Park, or hike in to rustic cabins at Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park. Park near Overlooked Falls, and hike along the Little Carp River Trail to Mirror Lake, where your cabin for two tucks under the tall pines. For a little more room, stay at the secluded Buckshot Cabin on the shores of Lake Superior in the Lake of the Clouds Scenic Area. These cabins are just a couple of examples of dozens found in scenic settings in Michigan's state park system.
More Cabin Options
Hiawatha National Forest in the northeastern part of the state has two historic cabins you can rent for your romantic adventure. McKeever Cabin sits atop a knoll with an observation deck, where you can watch woodland animals in the surrounding forest. The trail sits along Bruno's Run hiking trail and McKeever Hills cross-country ski trail for backwoods romance at any time of year. Tom's Lake cabin was built in the 1990s and offers lake access and nearby trails. Privately owned cabins are easily found through vacation rental companies and private owners advertising in local newspapers.