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Kim or Pam Gary

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

Pere Marquette River 'Green Cottage' -Fly's Only Section

15 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Cabin, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

This cute fishing cabin has the US Forest Service 'Green Cottage Access Site' named after it. It is located on over a mile of private riverfront land in the middle of the 'Flies Only - Catch and Release' section of the Pere Marquette River. Right next door is its bigger brother: 'Red Cabin'. Come to fish, kayak, canoe or just relax on the deck overlooking the river. Kayak, canoe rentals, and grocery store just a mile away.

You will have access to the entire 80 acres to hike, fish or just relax. The cabin, built in the 1930's, has been written up in many fly fishing books as one of the best fly fishing areas for natural reproducing German Brown Trout, Steelhead and of course the Fall Salmon run. No phones, internet - just peace and quiet 'river time'. While not fancy, its location on the river is second to none. A perfect place if you enjoy the river and outdoors.

It is closed for the winter Dec-March. Please see the 'Red Cabin' listing for this time period.

Keywords: Fly Fishing, all sports river, catch and release only, kayaking

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Kim or Pam Gary (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

About Kim or Pam Gary

We have owned this property of over 13 years and have in the past allowed only family and friends to use it. We also have our main log cabin residence and the 'Red Cabin' on property. Come see why we love this area. Kim and Pam

Kim or Pam Gary purchased this cabin in 2001

Why Kim or Pam Gary chose Western Michigan

We purchased this property in 2001 and have enjoyed the peacefulness of the river and woods ever since.

What makes this cabin unique

This cabin is situated within 10 ft. off the river with excellent access to fishing, kayaking or canoeing. During the summer months, the Forest Service limits rental kayaks/canoes/rafts access from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. only.


based on 15 traveler reviews

Pere Marquette River 'Green Cottage' -Fly's Only Section
average rating of 4.866667 based on 15 reviews

Excellent Property

  • 5 of 5

This is an excellent vacation property!!!! Our family has been coming here for years and it is always is enjoyable.

In fact we are going twice this year.

Enjoy your stay!!!!!!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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If you want to unplug and love to fly fish, this is the perfect place.

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I wanted to get away from our hectic routine for a week so we rented this cottage on the Pere-Marquette. It turned out to be the perfect choice. We set on the deck the first evening and just relaxed as we listened to the river flow past the cottage. The next morning had coffee and did the same. It was mesmerizing. Although the cottage is not far from a grocery, tackle shops and the town of Baldwin, it felt like we were miles from civilization. I finally got ambitious enough to throw on my waders and try my luck with the trout. Every time I went out fishing I was in the company of deer grazing on grass along the bank. I rarely saw another fisherman. Although the fishing was a little slow the week we were there, I was able to catch a few beautiful brown trout and one nice steelhead. The peace and tranquility I experienced on the river would have been worth it even if I didn't catch anything. The cabin isn't fancy, but it was clean and they had everything we needed including a Weber grill that was put to good use. We really enjoyed Going to sleep at night with the windows open listening to the river. The cabin is only about 30 miles from Ludington and the short drive is worth going to Cafe 101 for breakfast. The owners were great to work with and We can't wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the kind words. The area has a special magical feel to it.
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Portland, MI

Comfortable, on the river, good deal. Very happy with our choice.

  • 5 of 5

Spent three days at the Green Cottage on opening weekend of trout season. Great location on the flies only section of the river. When you are not fishing you can watch the river from inside while you sort flies at the dining table or from outside while you tell lies by the fire ring. After fishing our first evening we watched the river flow and the fish jump, spotted an eagle, a pileated woodpecker and several deer.

The kitchen is well stocked with dining and cooking ware. If you prefer not to cook there are restaurants nearby. The cottage is clean and neat and the price is very reasonable. This one's a keeper.

  • Submitted: May 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best location on the Pere-Marquette river

  • 5 of 5

The location can't be any better. The cottage was very nice and clean. Definitely want to come back. Staying at this cottage should be 'mandatory training' for all fly-fishermen in Michigan!

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: John, Great having you and thanks for the kind words. Hope to see you again on the river.
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Kalamazoo mi

Great location

  • 4 of 5

Stayed for the blessing of the bikes. Great location close to the action yet far enough away to escape if needed. Ant come back to just relaxe and fish.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ann Arbor, Michigan

A Great Location

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic fishing trip to the Green Cottage last weekend. What an incredible location. The location on the Pere Marquette flies only section is incredible. We just loved this place and hope we can make it an annual stop for Steelhead and possibly Salmon runs. It is not a fancy cabin but had everything we needed and the price could not be beaten. We will be looking forward to our return.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words, I was a little worried as you were the first ones in after having it closed all winter. Just can't beat that location if you are a fly fisherperson. Hope to see you soon.
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Baldwin Airport 7D3
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Barski in Baldwin or Nah Ta Ka on Big Star
Nearest Ferry
40 Miles
Ludington 'Badger Ferry' to Wisconson
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Marquette Trails Golf
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
US 131
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Barski in Baldwin or Nah Ta Ka on Big Star
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Caberfea Ski Lodge
Nearest Beach
40 Miles
Ludington Beach
Car: necessary

Lake County is known for all its lakes and rivers. A true rustic, back to nature area


Rates & Availability

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Salmon Fall Fishing
Sep 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

Additional Charge of $10 per person per night for over 4 people
Rates and Confirmation are subject to acceptance by owner and payment of deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Western Michigan Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Twins can convert to a King
  • In bedroom #2, the twins can convert to a king.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
80 Acres of property, over 1 mile river frontage on Fly Fishing, Catch and Release Trout River - fishing open all year.

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