2399 Dam Road, Benzonia, Michigan 49616

Jack and Angel Rawls, Owners

About Us

Cabins ***Closed for season. See you Mother's Day Weekend 2020!***


The hidden gem in Benzie County. 

 We have seven 2 bedroom smoke free cabins at the Homestead Dam on Betsie River in Benzonia. Michigan.  We have four small cabins, one medium cabin and two large cabins.  

We are open May thru mid October.    

New things are coming in 2020! Also look for specials for Mother's Day,  Father's Day, July 4th Weekend and special times for our resort kids.  

We take pride in being a family oriented resort. We would love to have you come stay with us.  We also welcome family reunions, men and ladies retreat or any large groups such as girl or boy scout troops to stay with us.  

Sorry we have to address the next subject but we feel we have to address it here.

The state of Michigan law NO SMOKING for hotel/motel/resort is strictly enforced on resort private property.  We are a smoke free environment which includes medical marijuana.  We DO NOT tolerate marijuana or illicit drugs on our property.  That also means no selling marijuana or illicit drugs on the resort property.  If you are caught you will be asked to leave without a refund and charged a $300 cleaning fee.  Also cops will be called if you refuse to leave.  This is a family oriented business and we want it to stay that way. 



Picture of small cabin Kitchen

Our Cabin kitchens are equipped with full size refrigerator, microwave, 12 cup coffee pot, dishes, pots and pans and kitchen table with 4 chairs. 

Our Motel Rooms have full size refrigerator, microwave, 12 cup coffee pot.

Small cabin cooktop only. 

Medium and Large cabin stove with oven..

Our bed situation for the cabins are:

Motel Rooms-  to be determined  sleeps 2

Small Cabins- sleep 3-4 people 1 Full size bed, 1 twin bed, 1 Twin pull out couch

Medium Cabin -Sleeps 4-6 people, 1 Queen size bed, 2 twin beds, 1 Full pull out couch

Large Cabins- Sleeps 5-7 people, 1 Queen size bed, 3 twins beds, 1 Full pull out couch

32" Flat TV with Basic Direct TV

Community Fire Pit

Picnic Tables

Volleyball Court

Horseshoe Pit

Basketball Hoop

Fishing close by

Canoes and Kayaks available

2 miles from grocery stores, McDonalds, Banks and various other stores. 

10 minutes from Lake Michigan and Crystal Lake.

15 minutes from Crystal Mountain

30 minutes to Traverse City



Cabins you book online through our new online reservation program.  Just press Book Now button and go on from there.   It is a new adventure so it means change from what we have done in the past.  This allows us to be more versatile and better customer service.   You can also call (231) 882-9950 or email us at www.rustic-resort@att.net.

We rent by the day or the week. 

We do require minimum 2 night stay especially on the weekends or to receive a discounted rate. Holidays a minimum of 3 night stay.   

Since it is hard to do military/veteran discount with an online reservation we no longer do it.  We do still honor military/veteran with a special thank you gift with proof of service.  

If you have a birthday or anniversary celebration coming up let us know we can do a surprise for the special person/couple.

*** Salmon Season ( last week August-Mid October) Bring your own bedding and towels.***

We do require reservation is paid in full prior to arrival. 

We do have 4 RV sites full hook up and 2 tent sites available for rent also.  We rent daily, weekly or monthly.  Call (231)882-9950 to reserve your RV site or tent site today! 

Check in is at 4pm. 

Check out is at 11 am  

Since we are a mom and pop business we have to strictly enforced our check in and check out times.  This allows us to be able to have everyone's cabin ready.  $50/hour extra that includes your vehicle parked elsewhere.

Since our parking is limited we ask two vehicles to per cabin. If more than that please check with management where you can park.  Also if you like to fish after check out please move your car to the DNR site across the street to allow incoming guests to utilize their parking space.  Thank you for your cooperation on this for it will help us out a lot.  

All visitors must register at the office.  Thank you.

***We do reserve the right to refuse anyone service.  Prices are subject to change without notice. ***

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Rustic Resort LLC

Rustic Resort 2399 Dam Rd Benzonia, MI 49616 US

(231) 882-9950