Welcome to the Cardinal Nest!

Now taking reservations!

Weekend and weekly rentals available.

Book your getaway today!

Reservation Inquiries

Tour the Nest!

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About the Nest

Nestled in the woods of Missaukee County, The Cardinal Nest is a small, two-story building designed to look like a Norwegian Stabbur. It is fully furnished in traditional Norwegian decor and is completely ready for your stay – all you need are your personal items and food.

What We Offer



2 Queen Beds in Main Bedroom
2 Twins
1 Full
Full Kitchen
All linens will be included

The Nest can accommodate a maximum of 7 guests, and a minimum of 2.

We will have a craft/sewing area set up in the basement.  This will include a cutting table, iron & ironing board with sewing area for 7 people.

Rates & Deposits

Rates are based on a two night minimum stay. Check-in is at 3pm and check-out is at 11am. $110 per night. Rate is based on 2 guests. Each additional guest is $25 per person per night.

Week Long Stay: 7 consecutive nights: $670 per week, based on 2 guests. $15 per person per night for each additional guest.

Maximum Occupancy: 7 people

Deposit: $30 per person, non-refundable. This will be applied to your total stay.

Deposit is due at the time of reservation and balance is due 30 days prior to arrival.

6% Michigan Sales Tax will be added to your total.

Additional Information

The Cardinal Nest is a smoke and pet free environment.  We ask that smokers use the back porch where we have provided a bucket for ashes and butts.

**The Cardinal Nest does have stairs**

There are 5 stairs to enter The Nest, all beds are upstairs and the craft room in located in the basement.

What is a Stabbur?

A Stabbur is a traditional Norwegian outbuilding used for a pantry and sometimes as overflow guest quarters. Usually clothing and valuables were kept on the second level, while food and commodities were stored on the main floor.

Located At:

7455 W. Blue Rd.
Lake City, MI 49651

Phone: 231-839-5570

What Our Guests Are Saying

  • A wonderful girls weekend get away, we loved it!

  • Thank you for sharing your little slice of heaven with us, it was so wonderful!

  • Amazing--the detail, inventiveness, the apparent quality--all to be praised.