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ATV's welcome!Open year-round! Remodeled cabin on AuSable River in Mi

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Details
Property
cabin
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

Description

Mio Cabin Rental Photos and Description

3 bedroom, sleeps 6 - Au Sable River-cable TV, pets welcome, washer & dryer

River Bend Lodge- Mio

SLEEPS: 6 comfortably (with additional sleeping for 2, if needed)

BEDROOMS: 3

BATHROOMS: 1

*RIVER FRONT*

This is an ideal getaway to create your small family memories along the the famous Au Sable River in Michigan's lower peninsula. This 950 sq ft. classic cabin has been remodeled during 2014-2015. It's charm revolves around the classic log exterior mixed with the modern interior. You'll find the basic amenities from home in this classic year-round cabin. Outside fun, campfires around the fire pit and endless opportunities to explore the grand Au Sable River await. Let your ATV, mountain biking or snowmobile trip begin right outside the cabin door.

Location: The cottage is just past Commings Flat, on the opposite side of the landing, about 20 minutes past Commings Plat.

Bedrooms and Bathroom:

Bedroom #1: 1 Queen-size bed

Bedroom #2: 1 Full-size bed

Bedroom #3: 1 Full-size bed

Additional sleeping: There is a pull out that can sleep up to 2 people.

Bathroom:

Bathroom: Full bath with a washer and dryer in there as well.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

ATV/Quad use: Enjoy the Bull Gap trail head just 2 miles from the Lodge! Drive directly on the local/county road 608 trailhead. All county roads have a max speed of 20 mph for ATVs. Pick up a great trail map for $2 at the local hardware store in Mio.

Beach/Swimming: The closest swimming beaches are Loon Lake and Wagner Lake.

Boats: You will be able to keep your boat at the site, but to launch it would have to be in Mio or Cummings.

Cable: Yes, there is Direct TV.

Dining Area: There is a dining room table that sits 6 people.

Deck: There is no deck, but there are stairs that have a landing at the bottom to stand and get your tube or canoe in the water or to fish off of the property.

Dock: There is not a dock.

Fire pit/Firewood: Yes, there is a fire pit. Please provide your own wood!

Fishing: You can fish right off of the property.

Grill: Yes, there is a propane grill.

Internet: No we are sorry, there is not internet at this time.

Linens: Yes, we provide your sheets and linens.

Pets: Yes, pets are welcome.

Swimming: I would advise not to swim off the dock. However, it is a great place for tubing so you can tube right off the back.

Towels: Yes, we provide towels. It's always good to bring extra though.

Washer and dryer: Yes, there is a washer and dryer.​

Canoeing/Tubing/Kayaking: The Au Sable is Michigan's most popular river for paddling! You can rent canoes from a variety of places. It is a little over 6 miles to canoe directly from the cabin to McKinley Landing. McKinley Landing is what we consider the easiest place to remove your canoe, tube or kayak.

Canoe Rentals - Glennie: Alcona Canoe Rental Hale: Rollways Resort Mio: Gotts Landing Hinchman's Acres Resort Oscoda: Au Sable River Kayaking Company LLC; B & B LLC (Hunts) Oscoda Canoe Rental

Launch/Landing sites: Yes, you can launch or land your canoe/kayak or canoe directly off the River Bend Lodge dock!

Launching from the River Bend Lodge

McKinley Landing: The easiest landing spot for your canoe trip LAUNCHING from the River Bend Lodge.

To get to the landing from the River Bend Lodge. It is a 2.5 hour ride (by canoe) from the cottage (a little over 6 miles)

1. Take Green Road back to the main road.

2. Turn Left onto the main road

3. Travel 5 miles on the main road

4. When the road ends, turn left.

5. The landing is on the Left hand side

Landing at the River Bend Lodge

If you want to LAND to the River Bend Lodge, you can launch from Mio at M33.

You will pass Comins Flats and get off at the steps for the River Bend Lodge in approximately 3 hours.

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Dining Area: There is a dining room table that sits 6 people.

Deck: There is no deck, but there are stairs that have a landing at the bottom to stand and get your tube or canoe in the water or to fish off of the property.

Dock: There is not a dock.

Fire pit/Firewood: Yes, there is a fire pit. Please provide your own wood!

Fishing: You can fish right off of the property.

Grill: Yes, there is a propane grill.

Internet: No we are sorry, there is not internet at this time.

Linens: Yes, we provide your sheets and linens.

Pets: Yes, pets are welcome.

Swimming: I would advise not to swim off the dock. However, it is a great place for tubing so you can tube right off the back.

Towels: Yes, we provide towels. It's always good to bring extra though.

Washer and dryer: Yes, there is a washer and dryer.

LOCAL ATTRACTIONS & STORES

Au Sable River Info: Voted Michigan's Most Popular River for Paddling! Click here for more info: http://www.michiganwatertrails.org/places.asp?ait=ctv&ctid=49

McKinley Landing Information http://www.fs.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsinternet/!ut/p/c4/04_SB8K8xLLM9MSSzPy8xBz9CP0os3gDfxMDT8MwRydLA1cj72BTJw8jAwjQL8h2VAQAzHJMsQ!!/?ss=110904&ttype=recarea&recid=18562&actid=79&navtype=BROWSEBYSUBJECT&position=BROWSEBYSUBJECT&navid=110000000000000&pnavid=null&cid=2195&pname=Au+Sable+River+-+McKinley+Landing

Canoe Rentals: Hinchmans Acres, Gotts Landing - or launch yourself at Mio or Commings Landing/ Flat. We are about 20 minutes past the Commings Flat, on the opposite side of the landing, directly on the Au Sable River.

Grocery Store: Family Fare (On 33 just north of M72), Family Dollar, Rite Aid

Hinchman Acres: Located in Mio. Established in 1943 is one of the oldest and largest paddlesports opererations in Michigan. The current is gentle, no rapids or 'white water'. The river winds through mile after mile of unspoiled wilderness with deer, beaver, ducks, otter, wild mink, bald eagles and other wildlife.

Kayaks/Canoes: Yes-You can slow drift. The Au Sable is a Blue Ribbon river. Bring your own canoe or rent one (Hinchemans Acres or Gotts Landing are the closest to the cabin. Mio to McKinley Bridge- drift boats, regular canoes, kayaks, tubes.

Miscellaneous: Ace Hardware (M33 and M72), Mio Flea Market, Fairview Auction House, Ausable Valley Rail Road (In Fairview really fun for kids)

Recreational: Bull Gap (ATV Hill and main trail head), Snowmoblie Trails, ATV Trails, Sidewinders Golf Course, Fairview Golf Course, Federal Land - Grouse and Deer Hunting

Restaurants: Mio Saloon, Paddle Inn, Ausable River Restaurant, Scenic Riverwood (McKinley), Mio Pizza

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Property Manager
Freshwater Vacation Rentals
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Calendar last updated:
December 8, 2016
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About Freshwater Vacation Rentals

Freshwater Vacation Rentals

• Established in 2005

• 734-284-5677

• reservations@freshwatervacationrentals.com

• http://www.freshwatervacationrentals.com

If you are looking for a vacation rental, you have come to the right spot! We specialize in vacation rentals throughout Michigan. From your own private island to a lodge big enough to host your family reunion or a relaxing getaway on one of the Great Lakes. If you feel like a social vacation where you have neighbors to enjoy the evening fires together, to remote places where you won't see another soul, give us a call and we'll find the right place for you.

Our philosophy

We work hard so you don't have to. Our goal is for guests have a wonderful vacation experience and assist our owners in maximizing their investment. We started this business 10 years ago, with the purchase of Republic Island, and added the Rapid River Lodge. We have a unique perspective, as we are both owners and property managers. We love the business and are enjoying it as it grows.

Why Freshwater Vacation Rentals chose Northern Michigan

All seasons cabin! Perfect for fishing/tubing down the river in the summer and snowmobiling down the trails in the winter.

What makes this cabin unique

Being able to step out of the cabin and your at the river's edge. Easy access to many ATV/snowmobile trails!

Guestbook comments from the manager

I have been going "up north" Michigan for years. We have had family property, cabins, motorhomes, and tents to help us enjoy our time. This weekends stay was at Rivers Bend Lodge in MIO, Michigan. It was by far the best time EVER in my life. Perfect location on the Au Sable river and the PLACE was better than I am able to put into words. Thank you!
Aug 2015
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Reviews

5/5 -
(4 traveler reviews)

ATV's welcome!Open year-round! Remodeled cabin on AuSable River in Mi
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
5

Great little spot in an awesome locataion!

  • 5 of 5

My father, brothers and I had a great time using this as our deer camp this year! I am sure we will be back!

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very happy you enjoyed yourselves at the River Bend Lodge, and it is the perfect deer camp with all the public land around it. Hope you were successful and we would love to have you back in the future.
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5

Memorial Day Weekend memories

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed here over Memorial Day weekend , it was the best time ever. We fished, we canoed, we had nightly campfires and also we cooked out. The cabin is very clean I, I must say the owners take very good care of this cabin and property. They also have everything that you could think of that you would need they have all their in the cabin. I would definitely recommend this place and I for sure will be staying again.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you and your family enjoyed the true essence of the River Bend Lodge! Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We sincerely hope to have you back again. Sincerely, Cara
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5

Great memories were made.

  • 5 of 5

This cabin is absolutely great.It had everything we needed & felt right at home.The River in the backyard was soothing to sit by & enjoy the outdoors.I look forward to returning in the summer.Also it was the cleanest vacation rental we have every stayed in! Thank you to the owners for sharing with us!!Freshwater customer service was very helpful & nice.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fantastic

  • 5 of 5

Loved the fact that it is a true cottage, a breath of fresh air. It reminds me of my childhood and everything is so comfortable and modern rustic feel. My family really enjoyed watching the canoes going by. Very relaxing and clean.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Freshwater Guest, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review on the Mio cabin. We are so pleased to hear that you had a great time and were able to bring you back to your childhood! We look forward to hearing from you in the future. Sincerely, The Freshwater Vacation Rentals Team
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Grayling Army Airfield located in Grayling, 49739
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Big T's Roadhouse located in Mio, Mi 49647
Nearest Ferry
70.5 Miles
Ferry Port in Cheboygan, Mi 49721
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Fairview Hill located in Mio, Mi 48647
Nearest Train
69 Miles
Amtrak Station located in Mancelona, Mi 49659
Nearest Motorway
40 Miles
I-75
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Ausable River Restaurant located in Mio, Mi 48647
Nearest Ski
8 Miles
Rainbow Resort located in Mio, Mi 49647
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
AuSable River
Car: necessary

Take a inner tube (rentals available with pick-up and drop off options) and tube down the famous Au Sable River.

Canoe/Kayak/Tube Rentals: Hinchmans Acres~Established in 1943, one of the oldest and largest paddle sport operations in Michigan.

Location: The cottage is just past Commings Flat, on the opposite side of the landing, about 20 minutes past Commings Plat.

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Amenities

Mio Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area ...
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Washer & Dryer are also located here.
  • Washer & Dryer are also located here.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • festivals
  • forests
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • water tubing
Notes:
*Located directly on the Au Sable River in Mio, MI. East of I-75. *Canoeing/Tubing/Kayaking: The Au Sable is Michigan's most popular river for paddling! You can rent canoes from a variety of places. It is a little over 6 miles to canoe directly from the cabin to McKinley Landing. McKinley Landing is what we consider the easiest place to remove your canoe, tube or kayak. *ATV/Quad use: Enjoy the Bull Gap trail head just 2 miles from the Lodge! Drive directly on the local/county road 608 trailhead. All county roads have a max speed of 20 mph for ATVs. Pick up a great trail map for $2 at the local hardware store in Mio.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the manager's website:

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