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

19 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Baldwin Cabin Rental Photos and Description

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
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
October 27, 2016
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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 19 traveler reviews

Pere Marquette River 'Green Cottage' -Fly's Only Section
average rating of 4.6842103 based on 19 reviews

Needs updating badly

  • 2 of 5

Location and view are gorgeous. Literally 6 feet from the river. That said we were very disappointed with the cottage. Everything needs updating. The first thing we noticed was the sagging ceiling tiles and pervasive musty/moldy smell. It appears there have been leaks around the fireplace. The other major issue is that there is not a comfortable bed in the place. A LOT of people can lose sleep here as there are a lot of bunk and twin beds. The shower was so bad that I went to store and bought a new shower head so that the water would spray toward me rather than the ceiling. The price is reasonable and we had a very relaxing stay. Baldwin canoe rental is awesome. Local restaurants are not good at all but Jones ice cream rules. We would return to Baldwin, but probably not the green cottage.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are sorry your visit did not meet your standards. As our description says "not fancy" but the location is great. We try to provide a reasonably priced, clean cabin on a famous section of river in the woods. Where time slows down and nature abounds - not fancy.
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Great Canoe Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our family and three other families rented both the Green and Red Cottages over the July 4th weekend. It was just what we needed. No cell phones and no internet for three days, and none of the kids or adults died. A welcome relief from the hurry up busy world that we all live in today.

The river was great, and even though the water was probably only 50 degrees, everyone enjoyed playing and floating down the river after a fun filled day of kayaking.

The view from the bluff overlooking the river is great as you kick back with a drink and wave at the people floating by.

The cottages were dated, but clean and stocked full of everything you needed.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Historic getaway

  • 4 of 5

For years I canoed the Pere Marquette and passed the Green Cottage. I had no idea that it was available for rent. The cottage is obviously older, so if you're looking for something shiny, this isn't for you. The cottage is on a bend in the river, so the view in both directions is just beautiful. The cottage is well stocked with pots, pans, etc. They even had a Penguin! (If you don't know what that is, don't feel bad.) I would suggest bringing paper plates and Solo cups to cut down on doing dishes, but that's just my thing.

The only negative is the cottage isn't very secluded. With the boat ramp right there, there was some early morning/evening activity. We were all early risers, so it wasn't a big deal.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic location

  • 5 of 5

Tough to beat the view from this simple but comfortable cottage. Kick back with a drink on the porch and watch the kayakers/canoers try to navigate the twists and turns of the river. Great stay. Thanks for the welcome break from WiFi and cell phones. I slept like a rock every night and returned home nice and refreshed. And the fishing was incredible (challenging) too, but that goes without saying.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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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

Baldwin Cabin Rental Rates

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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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Baldwin 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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