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About A-Frame of Mind Chalet


The electric fireplace in the main living area is controlled by the remote control.  There are specific instructions on it's use on a card by the fireplace.

Outdoor Firepit

We try to have some firewood available for the fire pit, but wood deliveries have been hit and miss over the past couple of years.  There is plenty of smaller, fallen wood in the woods around the property if you'd like to gather some.  Please use care and keep the fire at a reasonable size.  Do not use the fire pit in times of high winds.  ***PLEASE don’t leave cigarette butts in the firepit***

TVs, Bluetooth & Gaming

All of the TVs are Roku smart TVs. There are instructions on how to run apps or just watch cable upstairs and downstairs. Instructions for the tabletop video game are located downstairs next to the game.  Please do not put food or drinks on the glass.

Small Appliances

We have two coffee makers - single serving (K-cup) and a full pot coffee maker.  There is also a toaster, blender, crockpot and electric frying pan.  Note there is also a refrigerator for your use in the lower rec room area.


There is a propane grill on the deck for your use. We try to keep propane tanks filled but if tanks run out, you can exchange the tanks at Mancelona hardware or several gas stations in Bellaire. If you should purchase a refill tank yourself, we will be happy to reimburse you for the cost. Please remember to get a receipt – thank you!


Please feel free to use the sauna (awesome in the winter time!).  The sauna is electrically heated (instructions for its use are located on a card just inside the door).  It takes about 10-15 minutes to warm up when first used.  There is also a bucket and ladle if you'd like to add water to the stones on the heater (please do so SLOWLY and CAREFULLY).  Please use caution around the heater and no kids under 12 are allowed without supervision.  Kindly clean up when finished so the next users can enjoy a clean sauna experience :)


Please clean up after pets (both indoors and out) and do not allow them on the beds or furniture. 


There is a fire extinguisher under the kitchen sink – please familiarize yourself with its location.  The house smoke detectors are wired together, so if one should go off, they will all sound.


We have high speed Spectrum internet for your streaming/browsing use.  Access info is located in the kitchen area (you will also receive login info when you book)

Other Items...

Heating and Cooling: Central heating and A/C is controlled by the thermostat next to the stairs on the main level.  This is a touch screen thermostat and very easy to use - just touch the current temp and select a new temp.  You can also select heating or cooling mode depending on the season.  If you'd like to use the ceiling fans:  the main fan in the living/dining area is controlled by a wall switch in the corner by the dining room table.  Other fans in the bedrooms are also controlled by wall mounted remotes.

Outdoor Lighting:  You can control the deck lights and the outdoor landscape lights by the switches in the corner of the dining area.


Mattresses: One of the queen beds is a firm mattress and the other is medium to make sure we are accommodating all tastes.  A travel crib (Pack n Play) is also provided for your use.


Linens: Towels are provided, but please do not use towels as beach/pool towels.


Like most of the properties at Shanty Creek, we have electric-heated water.  It’s usually perfectly fine for 2-3 showers, but longer showers may require you to wait a bit before the water heats back up for additional showers.  


IMPORTANT:  The Shanty Creek Resort complex is very popular and there will be both permanent residents and guests in the surrounding houses.  We want you to have a ton of fun up here, but we need to respect our neighbors’ ability to do the same thing.  Therefore, we have a very strict “good neighbor policy” and NoiseAware sound decibel montioring devices installed at the property.  If we receive a complaint regarding excessive noise or inappropriate behavior, we may have to ask you and your group to leave the premises.  This almost NEVER happens, but everyone in this beautiful setting deserves to enjoy themselves, so please let’s work together! 😊

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