proprietors of Mackinaw Timbers
We are Kim & Brent Post, proprietors of Mackinaw Timbers.
We have always loved restoring properties and fortuitously, happened upon Mackinaw Timbers, a vintage roadside motel which, it its former life was known as Bu-T-Rest Cabins. The cabins have been serving travelers on and off for almost 80 years, rumor has it, even hosting the Harlem Globetrotters when they visited Cadillac, MI years ago.
Our journey to breathe new life into Mackinaw Timbers and restore it to its former glory (with some 21st century updates) began in 2017. It took months to find the right people who shared our vision as our goal was not to “rehab” in the traditional sense, but rather, maintain the integrity of the original log cabins while refreshing and restoring in and out.
The structures are well built of log and originally were log on both the interior and exterior until the early 1990’s when the exteriors were insulated and sided. Inside however, you’ll still find much of the craftsmanship of the 1940’s –when each log was tongue and grooved, doors were hand built.
We’re always very interested in finding out more about the history of these cabins and we look forward to hearing from you if you have any information or photos from Bu-T-Rest or Mackinaw Timbers’ past life.