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Secluded Guest House in Woods on Muskegon River

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type apartment


About the property

3 bedrooms, 1 full bath, sleeps 6

Our guest house adjoins our personal property on 8 acres among wild-life and the mid-west's best salmon and steelhead fishing outside your door. It is the perfect location for fishermen and families to explore West Michigan and the Mighty Muskegon River.

Enjoy fishing, canoeing, tubing in your backyard. Shop the quaint shops and enjoy lunch downtown.

Nearby, enjoy golf courses, Lake Michigan, horse-back riding, Rails to Trails bike trails, North Country Hiking Trail, museums and restaurants of Grand Rapids, and Michigan Adventure Amusement-Waterpark.

River Valley House has central air, full kitchen, deck with grill, ROKU TV, games and puzzles, DVD movies, books, and an outdoor fire pit.The 1200 square foot guest house is above our garage and shares our family property. Your entrance is private, as is your deck area. Fire pit on shared deck.

Outdoor Fun: Newaygo is a hidden gem for outdoor activities. Fish, float in a tube, and canoe the Muskegon River. Hike, bike, and horseback ride nearby. Lake Michigan and Michigans Adventure are less than an hour away.

Shop: Downtown Newaygo offers quaint shops and unique eateries. Grocery, pharmacy and hardware are located uptown, a 10 minute drive. Large malls, museums, night life and favorite restaurants are 45 minutes away in Grand Rapids.

Due to liability, the MINIMUM AGE to book the guest house is 25 years old.

Spa: Fremont offers Tamarac, a state of the art fitness center and Ahhhh Spa. Pedicures, Manicures, Facials and Massage are just a few of the treatments offered in this beautiful environment just 15 minutes from River Valley House. Call Tamarac to add the ultimate relaxation appointment to your vacation.

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

About Deb

We moved to beautiful West Michigan from the East Side of the State in 1990. Finding endless opportunity for outdoor recreation in Newaygo County, we built our home in 1996. Wanting to share with others, we opened our guest house in 2002.

Deb purchased this apartment in 1996

Why Deb chose Newaygo

Our property is located on the Muskeon River on 8 acres. It is peaceful, yet only 2 miles from the conveniences of town. More activity is only 45 away in Grand Rapids


Newaygo Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • River
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Baby Gate
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Ceramic tile bath stocked with towels, tissue, soap and shampoo.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • . There is a baby pack-n-play and baby monitor in the master bedroom.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Kitchen is stocked with breakfast treats. We provide everything you need for a relaxing vacation-linens, towels, pots, pans, dishes, dishsoap, laundry soap, etc...Enjoy!


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Secluded Guest House in Woods on Muskegon River
average rating of 4.878049 based on 41 reviews
Deltona, Fl

What a great experience

  • 5 of 5

The facilties were excellent. The servcie was top notch. What a pleasent suprise. We felt at home and the setting is breathe taking. We could not ask for more. If you are looking for a relaxing peaceful vacation look no further. The attenion to detail on facilties was surprising. This was the best value for the dollar we have experienced and we vacation and traval all over the country. The Muskegon River is a fishermans dream, the secluded setting without being far from town is great. Thank you for a great stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2008
  • Stayed: November 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I enjoyed a quiet relaxing anniversary/fishing trip. The cabin was very clean and comfy. We enjoyed the view of the river. We will definitely consider this place in the future. Thanks Steve and Deb!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place to stay with wonderful scenery and exceptional fishing.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful place to stay. The home is very nice. Scenery is amazing. Had a pleasant stay, felt homey. Great fishing behind the house on a great stretch of the river. I would definitely book again.

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect for what we needed

  • 5 of 5

Get space for our trip.

Clean and comfortable.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Detroit, MI

Close to town, but quiet and secluded.

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location and amenities for our group of 6. We'll definitely come back next year!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent value, good communication, easy access

  • 5 of 5

We only had one full day in town so we didn't get to enjoy many of the property features, but we had a comfortable stay and all our needs were met.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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River Stop Cafe
Yummy sandwiches, soups and cocktails and Michigan beers!
Smugglers Cove
On the lake. Fish and steak and cocktails. Outdoor seating in warm weather
Jimmy's Roadhouse
"Bar food", Music. Outdoor seating in warm weather.
Red Anchor Inn
Steak, seafood and salad bar. Cocktails
Northern Trails Bar & Grill
Dining area, seperate bar area. Outdoor seating in warm weather.
Nearest Airport
47 Miles
Gerald R Ford International Airport-Grand Rapids
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
downtown pubs
Nearest Ferry
35 Miles
Muskegon to Milwaukee passenger and vehicle ferry
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Many public courses nearby
Nearest Train
45 Miles
Amtrak Grand Rapids
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
US 131
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
downtown sandwich shop
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Caberfae in Cadillac
Nearest Beach
35 Miles
Lake Michigan
Car: necessary

The Muskegon River runs through the heart of Newaygo. Fall salmon fishing, spring and summer trout fishing and canoe races draw people to the river on a National level. Newaygo is only 10 miles from Fremont (home of Gerber Baby Food Festival). Newaygo and Fremont have art and craft festivals, winter-fest, trout-fest, farm markets and other small town celebrations all year round. Newaygo is only 45 minutes from Lake Michigan and the spectacular sand dunes and beaches. Grand Rapids is 45 minutes south and offers museums, restaurants and night life in a safe, beautiful city setting.

Other Activities: canoe, kayak or float trips on Muskegon River

Golf: Many public golf courses with-in 15 minutes.

Village Green

Briar Hill

Pilgrims Run


Ski: Caberfae Peaks Ski-Golf Resort

(231) 862-3000

Ski resort is 55 miles north.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $30
Refundable damage deposit $59
Tax Rate 6.0%

$85/night for 2 guests
1-2 people=$85/night or $500/week
3-4 people=$125/night or $700/week
5+ people= $150/night or $ 800 /week
Monthly rate available-please inquire
A $50 deposit by check or credit card is required to hold reservation.
Security deposit is applied to final balance.
Please note: 6% sales tax and a $30 cleaning fee apply to all bookings
Due to liability, the MINIMUM AGE to book the guest house is 25 years old
Payment balance is due 30 days before arrival. Full refunds will be given for cancellations 30 days before arrival. Cancellations after 30 days but before one week will be given a full refund minus the $50.00 deposit. Cancellations less than 7 days notice will be refunded 50% of the payment.
Check in is 4pm or later, unless arrangements have been made.
Check out is 11 am unless prior arrangements have been made.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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