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Chalet in Gaylord
Morgan’s Cozy A-frame: Near Golf Skiing & Downtown
This A frame was built with character, it’s older charm will surely help you rest and relax. However, if you want a renovated space, this cabin is not for you. It’s clean, cozy, northern charm is perfect for the guest who wants to get away & spend some time close to nature. the cabin is minutes from snowmobiling, hiking, golfing, ski resorts, & Downtown Gaylord. More details on activities in the Welcome Binder. The cabins large U shape driveway perfect for hauling snowmobiles and trailers!
$91 per night
Cabin in Gaylord
Hephzibah’s Haven: Up North cabin with Lake Access
Hephzibah's Haven is a cozy A-frame cabin in the heart of Northern Michigan. It is nestled in a neighborhood of cabins by Otsego Lake. Despite the vintage decor, the cabin offers modern conveniences and a great kitchen! Regardless of which season and level of adventure you are seeking, you will find Hephzibah's Haven to be a great home-base for your time Up North. Guests will have access to Otsego Lake, and all of the Northern Michigan favorites are within 45 minutes to 1.5 hours away!
$103 per night
Cottage in Gaylord
Cozy Cottage on the Lake.
Cozy Cottage on Five Lakes. Close to the expressway , snowmobile trails and downtown Gaylord. Fully stocked kitchen, fireplace, high speed internet and a smart TV so you can stream your favorite shows or just watch Netflix . Bring your kayaks and your fishing poles - nice deck to watch the sunset. Dogs are welcome for an additional one time fee of $35.00. There is no fence and because this house is on the lake dogs and children must be watched at all times.
$135 per night

Stay near Gaylord's top sights

Meijer39 locals recommend
Walmart Supercenter18 locals recommend
Jay's Sporting Goods7 locals recommend
Family Fare Supermarket9 locals recommend
Gaylord's City Elk Park18 locals recommend
Call of the Wild Museum39 locals recommend

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Cozy Cabin
$125 per night
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Happy Trails Haus, Snowmobile from the cabin!
$136 per night
Chalet in Gaylord
Charming Chalet in Michaywe
$74 per night
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Bear's Den Cozy Lakefront Chalet w/Outdoor Hot Tub
$159 per night
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"The Love Shack" Tiny House Getaway
$98 per night
Apartment in Vanderbilt
Cozy Up North Apartment
$81 per night
Cabin in Gaylord
Big Lake Cabin W Hot Tub/ Kayaks/PngPong/Cable/HBO
$155 per night
Home in Gaylord
Arch’s Hideaway on the trail Hot Tub!
$200 per night
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The Bear Cub
$217 per night
Condo in Gaylord
Incredible view at Otsego Resort! Ski in ski out!
$99 per night
Chalet in Johannesburg
MCM A-Frame: HOT TUB; Skiing; Snowmobiling; Nature
$198 per night
Home in Gaylord
Cozy cottage near Otsego Lake/Iron Belle Trail 7
$95 per night

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Gaylord

Total rentals

40 properties

Rentals with a pool

10 properties have a pool

Pet-friendly rentals

10 properties allow pets

Family-friendly rentals

20 properties are a good fit for families

Total number of reviews

2.1K reviews

Nightly prices starting at

$30 before taxes and fees

Your guide to Gaylord

Welcome to Gaylord

Gaylord is a charming alpine village in northern Michigan with kitschy chalet-style architecture and a generously long winter sports season. Located on the 45th parallel north, where a snow belt microclimate delivers both early- and late-season flurries, the small city is a magnet for fans of winter recreation. Downhill skiing, snowboarding, and snowshoeing are all popular, but Gaylord is just as renowned for its network of well-maintained cross-country ski trails.

Not far from town are Hartwick Pines State Park and Mason Tract Pathway, both of which feature top-rated cross-country skiing; a local rails-to-trails effort saw a retired line of the Michigan Central Railroad converted to skiing-friendly trails, too. Gaylord is just as popular a holiday destination in the warmer months, when all those trails are open to hikers and bikers. Bordering the southern edge of downtown is Otsego Lake, which comes alive with water skiers, wakeboarders, and jet skis during the summer, while the downtown rows of shops and restaurants delight visitors with Swiss-style storefronts.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Gaylord

Given its Swiss chalet winter wonderland vibe, Gaylord is especially fun to visit during its snowy season, which typically starts in late October. Peak snowfall hits in January, with an average of 95 inches, and usually tapers off by the end of March, though it’s not unheard of for the area to get another foot or so in April. Come summertime, Otsego Lake draws water-sports enthusiasts to its shores, and the charming village buzzes under just-hot-enough temperatures. If you’re planning a visit in July, don’t miss Alpenfest: a Swiss-inspired festival complete with traditional dress, a pageant, and a parade.

Top things to do in Gaylord

Hartwick Pines State Park

About 90 minutes south of Gaylord is this 49-acre old-growth pine grove — a fair representation of what the region looked like before the logging boom of the late 19th century. In fact, it’s one of the last Eastern white pine forests in the United States. Learn about the massive industry and its impact on the area at the Hartwick Pines Logging Museum, or pick a path from among the 21 miles of trails across the park.

Elk Viewing

Due to its northerly location surrounded by pines, Gaylord and its outskirts are known for elk viewing, best done from the safety of your car. One of the country’s largest free-roaming herds lives in the wilds of the massive 107,600-acre Pigeon River Country State Forest, which butts up against Gaylord’s eastern boundary. For guaranteed viewing any time of year, make a stop at Gaylord’s City Elk Park, a 108-acre property where the city has protected a growing herd.

Irontone Springs

For a quiet respite just north of town, head to Frank Wilkinson Park, whose primary feature is a picturesque stream rich with iron deposits, lending its rocks a rusty hue. Pack a picnic to enjoy by the pavilion, and be sure to fill up your drinking bottle at the park’s water fountain, fueled by irontone water.

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