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Copper Fox Lodge - Log Cabin Luxury on the Famed AuSable River

Luzerne, MI, USA
  • Cabin1100 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights

Historic, Private & Secluded, Waterfront Log Cabin Nestled Among Towering Pines

Enjoy a breathtaking and romantic riverfront log cabin experience!!

This rare, historic, 4-season, luxury-appointed log cabin is located literally 50 feet from the water of the famed AuSable known for its wildlife, trout fishing, canoeing, kayaking, and serene beauty as one of America's famed National Scenic Rivers. We were also honored to be ranked #2 by Michigan Live for best up north cabins in 2018.

In the winter months experience the regions snowmobiling, cross country skiing, snow shoeing, and downhill skiing. No matter the season, the atmosphere of Copper Fox Lodge is ideal for a romantic getaway, anniversary, birthday, honeymoon, or intimate family vacation.

Romantic Riverfront Setting, Rare/Vintage Property, Luxury Furnishings, Wildlife Paradise, Canoe from the Front Door, Fly Fisherman's Dream, and a Winter Wonderland as well! Easy Access to legendary fishing spots including the AuSable's Holy Waters, Trophy Waters, and Masons Tract. Easy water access for all ages. Easy Vehicle Access for All Seasons including snowmobiles in the winter. Experience miles of groomed snowmobile trails throughout the region right from our doorstep. We are close to nearby cross country ski trails, tubing and downhill slopes. Fully furnished Kitchen, Flat Screen Television, DirecTV, DVD Player, Gas Log Fireplace, Gas BBQ Grill, and Screened Gazebo.

If our calendar is full - please check our sister lodge, "The Gold Fox Lodge", just 3 miles away on the Big Creek River.

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Sherman said….'The Best Chalet in the Area - We have been visiting the Au Sable region since 1968 regularly every year and we have stayed in various lodges but we have never been in a place so beautiful and artfully done and so tastefully decorated. Could not find any faults!”

Peggy said….'This is a dream cabin! This place has been everything one could dream for! The sunrise’s, the view of the river, outside accommodations, and the cozy welcoming cabin – wouldn’t change a single thing – it is perfect! My sister and I will always cherish our time here. You truly have covered all bases. This is a dream cabin. God Willing, I will be back. Thank You!”

Katie said….'We so enjoyed the classic beauty of the setting - Sweeping river views and access are splendid – and the meadow across is a natural delight with a gaggle of goslings, bright orioles and bold blue jays. The gazebo and fire ring are great gathering places – and the cottage a perfect respite of warmth and comfort. Fine fishing, mountain biking and forays for all. Looking forward to our return.”

RJ said….'Beyond Expectations - Five 1977 high school graduates getting together to celebrate 40 plus years of knowing each other and staying in contact. This was a fantastic setting. Great Lodge! An ideal place to share memories and create new ones. We hope to come back. “Beyond Expectations” The kitchen amenities are 1st Class. Absolutely Awesome.”

David said….'This property on the Au Sable is truly unique. Words cannot express how much we enjoyed our time at the Copper Fox Lodge! This property on the Au Sable is truly unique. We enjoyed the river, the fly fishing, and the kayaking was wonderful. Not to mention the wildlife (bald eagles, the fawns across the way, etc.)! For the cabin, we couldn’t have been happier – everything we needed was here – and the layout was perfect for our family. We had a wonderful visit and will cherish our memories of our time at the Copper Fox Lodge.”

Katie said….'This cabin and its views are amazing. Thank you for sharing your beautiful cabin. It has been years since we have been to Michigan and staying here has truly been wonderful. The weather was great and I loved watching the geese and birds and the squirrels.”

Nancy said….'Gorgeous! Beautiful appointments, tastefully done, Just right, Perfect!”

Alecia said....'Amazing! More than exceeded my expectations”

Mary said…'Perfect! Thanks for making everything perfect”


Jeff and Beth Turner

Member Since 2013
Premier Partner
This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.
Response rate:
Response time:
within one hour
Calendar last updated:
Apr 15, 2018
About Jeff and Beth Turner

We are a happily married Christian couple of 30+ years with two adult children. Jeff is retired from a career as an engineer. Beth spent her early years in banking but is most credited for being available for our children as they grew up. Jeff is an avid fisherman (especially fly fishing - and once fished 50 states in 50 consecutive days with our son); loves boating; woodworking; college basketball & football; and hiking. He even hiked the 500 mile Camino de Santiago across Spain in 2014 and 110 mile Tour du Mont Blanc in the Alps in 2017. Beth loves decorating, being a wonderful hostess, and staying connected with family and friends.

Why Jeff and Beth Turner chose Luzerne

Gorgeous log cabin with upscale furnishings and touches. A cozy stone fireplace. Incredible riverfront views. Towering pine trees. A legendary trout stream teeming with fish. Located in the heart of the Huron National Forest. Close to everything in the AuSable River region. This is an atmosphere most people never get to experience first hand. We love sharing our cabin with others and we love making your stay a vacation to remember!

What makes this Cabin unique

Romantic Getaway Destination. Rare upscale vintage property on the banks of the AuSable River.


    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        2 twin/ single
      • Bedroom 3
        1 double
      • All blankets and linens provided.


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower
      • All towels provided.

      Location Type

        • River
          Classic Log Cabin on the Au Sable River with Park-Like Setting
        • Rural
          Romantic, Serene, Quiet Setting
        • Water View
          Water views available while sitting by the fire
        • Waterfront
          Spectacular riverfront home on the Ausable River


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Historic
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Air Conditioning
                    • Fireplace
                      Gas fireplace
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Living Room
                    • Parking
                    • Towels Provided


                        • Coffee Maker
                          Coffee Grinder available as well
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          All dishes, utensils, and cookware are available.
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Kitchen
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 6 people


                                • DVD Player
                                  Blue Ray
                                • Games
                                  Scrabble, Monopoly, Yahtzee, Playing Cards, and Outdoor Horseshoe Pit
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  Directv with 'Entertainment Package'
                                • Television
                                • Video Library
                                  A variety of videos are available (DVD and VHS player available)


                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Stone patio around firepit
                                    • Golf
                                      Golf courses available include Garland Resort in Lewiston (16 mi), Forest Dunes in Roscommon (24 mi), and Sidewinder in Mio (11 mi).
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      Rental & livery services are available along the river for ease of kayak and canoe outings. Also, numerous guides are available for fly fishing. Car spots available from all livery services.
                                    • Lanai / Gazebo
                                      Large screened gazebo next to cabin overlooking the river.
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Propane gas grill available.
                                    • Ski & Snowboard
                                      Downhill skiing available at Tree Top in Gaylord. Cross Country skiing and snowmobiling on groomed snowmobile trails available within a mile of cabin. Snow mobile rentals available in Gaylord.


                                        • autumn foliage
                                        • coin laundry
                                        • festivals
                                        • forests
                                        • library
                                        • playground
                                        • restaurants

                                          Leisure Activities

                                            • antiquing
                                            • bird watching
                                            • horseback riding
                                            • horseshoes
                                            • photography
                                            • scenic drives
                                            • sight seeing
                                            • sledding
                                            • walking

                                              Local Services & Businesses

                                                • ATM/bank
                                                • groceries
                                                • hospital
                                                • laundromat
                                                • medical services

                                                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                    • hiking
                                                    • cycling
                                                    • fly fishing
                                                    • freshwater fishing
                                                    • golf
                                                    • fishing
                                                    • hunting
                                                    • rafting
                                                    • skiing
                                                    • swimming
                                                    • water tubing


                                                        • The wildlife viewing is spectacular here.

                                                          House Rules

                                                          Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                          Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                          Cancellation Policy

                                                          100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                          38 Reviews


                                                          Latest reviews

                                                          Exceptional cabin by the river

                                                          Susan S.

                                                          Lovely cabin with upscale up north feel. Gorgeous view of Au Sable river . Clean and well appointed with very quick response from owner and caretaker. Highly recommend!

                                                          Heaven is Real!!

                                                          Meredith C.

                                                          From the moment we drive in we were captivated. Copper Fox Lodge is truly a magical setting. The AuSable River is gorgeous and flows right below the cabin. Our cares simply washed away as we sat and watched the river and nature float by. It gets even better when you walk inside. The cabin is a dream. We’ve never seen furnishings this fine in any cabin rental – EVER. These owners have set the bar high in every respect. Comfort, comfort, comfort. We just couldn’t get over every detail that the owners addressed – they truly wanted to make our experience special – and it was. The river view from the cabin is to die for. We never wanted to leave. Private, serene, and romantic are perfect words. Pictures can not do justice to this place. Simply OUTSTANDING!

                                                          Very cozy. Very clean.

                                                          Paul W.Findlay, OH

                                                          Better than expected in every aspect.


                                                          Matthew M.

                                                          If you are looking for a perfect setting and lodge in N. MI.... this is it. Would be great in any season! BTW, I have never written a review before for other places booked through VRBO. This place is that good.

                                                          Peaceful - Magical - Perfection

                                                          Susan Z.

                                                          This cabin is a true gem, the most welcoming place I've ever stayed in when heading north. I knew it was going to be a great place, and it still exceeded my expectations from the moment I entered! The lights were on, music playing, fireplace going, and a bottle of wine along with fresh-baked banana bread and welcome note awaited me. The cabin is decorated to perfection and by far the cleanest I have ever seen, and the bed was the most comfortable I have ever slept on. I went thru ten pounds of black sunflower seeds and peanuts, plus a wood pecker suet, all bought in town, and delighted in all of the bird species, Keeping track of what I saw, not to mention all of the different types of squirrels! I saw my first eagles, which was thrilling, along with great white egrets, flying by daily! I will definitely be back to stay at this little piece of heaven again, with my young-adult kids, hopefully late summer when we can try our hand at fishing! This is the perfect place to unplug. Thank you for being so generous and sharing it with visitors!

                                                          Lovely cabin, very nice setting

                                                          Patrick K.

                                                          Copper Fox Lodge is extremely well appointed, very clean, and in a moderately remote area with lots of Wildlife. The cabin has all anyone could wish for for a restful stay. Ownership is very responsive, with great communications. Definitely wish to return.


                                                          Luzerne, MI, USA

                                                          This upscale log cabin is located literally 50 feet from the renowned AuSable River known for its blue ribbon trout fishing, canoeing, kayaking, and overall beauty as one of America's famed National Scenic Rivers. Stunning water views set this property apart.

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