Location. Location. Location.
Nestled on over an acre of pristine Northern Michigan forest, including one hundred and fifty feet of Sturgeon River frontage, Cawthorne's River Retreat is a vacation hideaway unlike any other.
Located on the famous Inland Waterway, you can literally float down the river on a tube, in a kayak, raft, or canoe! In ten minutes, you will reach Burt Lake, Michigan's third largest inland lake.
From Burt Lake, you can continue your adventure on the Inland Waterway down the Indian River and all the way to Mullett Lake, Michigan's second largest inland lake, if so inclined!
There are plenty of activities right at your fingertips! Within walking distance, you can enjoy Burt Lake State Park, Devoe Park (Public Beach), historic downtown Indian River, or the famed Gaylord to Mackinaw City Rail Trail, perfect for biking, walking or snowmobiling.
There are plenty of activities right at your fingertips! Within walking distance, you can enjoy Burt Lake State Park, Devoe Park (Public Beach), historic downtown Indian River, or the famed Gaylord to Mackinaw City Rail Trail, perfect for biking, walking or snowmobiling. There are several local restaurants, fast food eateries, and the local grocery store also within walking distance!
The perfect location for those seeking the serenity and beauty of Northern Michigan, as well as the comforts of home, Cawthorne’s River retreat is a must see.
We are conveniently located within 30 miles of Boyne Highlands, Boyne Mountain, Nubs Nob, The Odawa Casino, Gaylord, Petoskey, Cheboygan, Mackinaw City, and Mackinac Island.
Amenities include brand new handmade log beds, new mattresses, and bedding! Brand new 46 and 32 inch Samsung LED TVs, and all new furnishing add flair to the over 2000 square foot home.
Our kitchen is fully equipped with pots, pans, dishes and utensils…and a ton of storage space! We have all of the conveniences of home including coffee maker, fridge and freezer, range and oven, microwave, toaster & dishwasher!
Our dining area comfortably seats six adults, with a beautiful view of the surrounding woods!
The living room, which features sweeping views of the famed Sturgeon River, includes a walk out patio, vaulted cielings, and gas fireplace.
The upstairs features a master suite with a handcrafted queen size log bed and new mattress set & bedding.
The second suite, also upstairs, includes 2 brand new twin handcrafted log beds. Perfect for children or singles, also with new mattresses and bedding.
The finished basement, which walks out to 150 feet of Sturgeon River frontage, is home to the third bedroom suite. Outfitted with a brand new handcrafted queen log bed with new mattress & bedding you are sure to get a good nights rest!
This home is the perfect getaway, no matter the season.
Winter enthusiasts can enjoy snowmobiling, skiing, and hunting.
Fall is the perfect time to view the incomparable colors of Northern Michigan.
During the spring time, watch nature come back to life.
And summer on the Inland Waterway is pure bliss!
Thank you for checking out our home, we hope you like it here as much as we do! Our 4 kids love to explore the wooded property and have fun in the river. It is a beautiful getaway!
Jason & Suzanne
Northern Michigan is unique & breathtaking! We love the outdoors. We love the water. Based on those criteria, our vacation home in Indian River is a place like no other!