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Gabriel's Cabin


Thank you in advance for your cooperation in caring for the cabin and land as gentle caretakers of this space set apart for the sacred practices of silence, solitude, creativity, relationship, and play. 

The following information will help make your stay safe and will be supportive of us and the natural beauty of the planet. 


East of 131 and South of 13 mile road.

Gabriel's Address:
20587 MorningStar Trail
LeRoy, MI 49655

You'll see on the map that after you turn right onto MorningStar trail off of 13 mile road you can drive down about 3/4 of a mile to the 5th left turn and you will see the sign for Gabriel's cabin to the left there, then the cabin is on the left down a short driveway.


Follow the signs left to get to Gabriel's. You can park right in front of the cabin. Let us know what time you plan to arrive and we will meet you if you'd like. We default to no contact check-in, the cabin will be unlocked prior to your arrival and ready for you with the key inside. 


Please leave the cabin as clean and tidy as you found it. 

  • Turn the thermostat to the "off" position.

  • Sweep and vacuum floors and shake out small rugs carefully (braided rug seams break easily). 

  • Wipe down cook stove and countertops. 

  • Wash and put dishes away or leave in the drying rack. 

  • Clean and dry the sink. 

  • Leave used linens in the mesh basket provided under the bed downstairs. 

  • If the indoor bucket potty was used, please empty it into the outhouse, and clean it with Pine Sol (under the sink) and water before leaving. 

  • Put compost (no meat or dairy) in the brown compost frame behind the sawdust bin down between the garage and the small brown and green shed (near the main house past the garden). 

  • Rinse the compost bucket. 

  • Take home your trash and recyclables. 


Krista Arendsen lives in the main house (Phoenix House). If you’d like to meet me or have any questions I can be reached at 734-210-7812.

If I'm not available, Brian and Karen Cool are our amazing and helpful property managers. You can contact them for information or in case of emergency at 231-768-4624. 

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Reservation and Cancelation Policies


Spectrum Health
300 N. Patterson Rd. Reed City
15 min 13.6 miles SOUTH
off US 131 exit 153 Reed City

Munson Health Care
400 Hobart St. Cadillac, MI
22 min 15.6 miles NORTH

Build a fire


Located to the right of the fireplace. Pull pin and aim at the base of the flame. In case of fire call 911 and call the numbers above.

Gabriel's from the west


Please do not put anything except toilet paper and sawdust in the hole. Use as little paper as necessary. Keep the toilet seat down and the door closed when not in use. Sprinkle sawdust after use to aid in composting and odor control. 

Gabriel's Table


We ask that you are mindful in your use of this convenience. Please keep electrical appliance use to a minimum. Do not use more than a 60-watt bulb in bed lamps. 



The thermostat is on the post in the kitchen to regulate temperature. The middle switch on the wall near the door will turn on the blower for better heat distribution. If the pilot light goes out click here for more instructions.

Gabriel's Kitchen


The cook stove has automatic pilots. If the burner does not light, lift stove top and check to see if the pilot is out. Relight the pilot with a match. If the pilot won't relight, notify us immediately. 



Please be conservative and cautious in your use of candles. Watch for drips. Use only jar candles or tea lights. Make sure candles are extinguished before heading to bed or before going outside. Please put all used matches in nonflammable containers. 

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