We had no idea on that fateful night we pressed "Book It" that we would soon be introduced to a new friend. A friend we would fall in love with and cherish our memorable first weekend together. A friend that welcomed us with a big hug and a smile. This friend is a cabin called Camp Tin Fish 2 located in Irons, Michigan in the Manistee National Forest off M-37.
It was just before Thanksgiving weekend when we were checking our calendars. It was going to be a whirlwind month of holiday festivities filled with high octane schedules and events. We knew we would need a break from our grueling schedules after all was said and done. We wanted to treat ourselves and run away to the woods where cellphone signals die. We wanted a place where we could unwind, decompress and relax in front of a cozy fire with our dogs. We wanted to get crafty in the kitchen together and dish up our favorite culinary delights in our cast iron cookware for a New Year celebration. After a quick download of the Airbnb app we were on our way to ushering out 2017 and welcoming the New Year in Pure Michigan camp retreat style. After perusing a few selections, we decided to give Camp Tin Fish 2 a whirl for a winter wonderland getaway.
There were plenty of plush towels, bedding and blankets to burrow down during our winter getaway. We always travel with extra blankets to cover furniture for the dogs. The owners were one step ahead and had sheets specifically for set aside for the dogs on the furniture. Yes! I think they truly want your pups to enjoy their stay as well! They also have extra food and water dishes in the kitchen ready to use. This was a super cool find as we needed an extra water bowl for the weekend.
We did need to venture out and purchase a few items we neglected to pack. There is a convenience store within walking distance of the cabin. Pretty much anything you may need is here and I have to chuckle and say they have one of the largest cheap bottom shelf liquor selections I've ever seen. Hey, that's what you do in the woods in Michigan, right? I admit I was a little disappointed to only see one Michigan spirit on the shelf. Pure Michigan fun deserves Pure Michigan Spirits. Next to the convenient store/gas station is a tavern and a diner. We really wanted to check them out but we were just too cozy and comfortable to only venture out for needed supplies. There will be other opportunities as we do plan on visiting our new backwoods BFF, Camp Tin Fish 2, on many occasions. After all, that's what camp retreat friends are for, right?
We're in the process of concocting a signature Camp Cocktail for our wonderful friends to enjoy at Camp Tin Fish 2. Stay tuned! It'll be worth checking out. Cheers!
Here is a short video of our stay - we hope you will visit this wonderful treasure of a getaway.