The Grizzly Den is a smoke-free authentic log cabin on the Pine River in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. It is approximately 40 miles north of the Mackinac Bridge. The cabin is located on Snowmobile Trail #472 northeast of Trout Lake. At the Grizzly Den, you'll experience the quiet, beauty, and seclusion of the U.P.
There is no electricity or television at the Grizzly Den. The cabin's green energy comes from a solar powered 12-volt electrical and lighting system, with optional gas lighting. There is a propane hot water heater and self-contained water pump system. The cabin offers a thermostat controlled vented gas fireplace for cozy heat, a full bath, and a kitchen with a gas stove. At this point in time, no refrigerator is available so make sure you bring your cooler.
The bedroom is in the upstairs loft which contains one queen and one full size bed. A comfy futon on the main floor opens to another bed. There is comfortable sleeping for up to 4 people at the Grizzly Den log cabin.
The cabin is located 1 1/2 miles from our home and is nestled in the Hiawatha National Forest. In the winter you park at our home and snowmobile the groomed trail to the Grizzly Den. We will assist with luggage to the log cabin upon arrival. All other seasons you can drive to the cabin.
The Grizzly Den is a year-round rental. Fishermen will be able to fish for brook, brown, and rainbow trout, perhaps seeing an occasional salmon swimming upstream. The bird hunters will enjoy the large population of Partridges in the area. The area is also excellent for bear hunting. The North Country hiking trail is just 3 miles west of the Grizzly Den on the same forest road. There are miles and miles of excellent off-road and ATV trails. Kayaking is not possible on the Pine River but there are many lakes in the area that provide excellent kayaking opportunities.
Sightseeing includes the Tahquamenon Falls, Soo Locks, the Mackinac Bridge and nearby Mackinac Island, as well as historical Whitefish Point. You can visit three of the five Great Lakes from our location. Lake Superior is approximately 35 miles to the north, and Lakes Michigan and Huron are approximately 35 miles south and east.
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Your hosts ~ Steve and Deb VanDyke
Bought our cabin 10 years ago and now live up here permanently. We purchased the Grizzly Den Log Cabin as a second property to use for ourselves and as income.
Centrally located in the eastern Upper Peninsula allowing for many day trip opportunities.