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Located on the Au Sable river. Snowmobile & quad trails out front door

Bedrooms 3
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 bed, 1 bath, 3 decks, walkway to river, Michigan's Sled Trail 7 out the door.

$125/night. Sleeps 2 couples and 2 children only. Stay one week or more for $100/night. All reservations must be confirmed by phone only! 989 -889-1321

Beautifully landscaped property, located 5 miles from I -75. Sportsman's heaven, golf, ski, bicycle paths, cross country, hunting on property, tree blind. Lots of state property all around for hiking, mushroom hunting, winter, spring, summer, and fall activities. Many golf courses within a few minutes drive, ski resorts all within 30 minutes to one hour drive. Sledheads snowmobile parts is located right across the street along with army navy surplus. Grayling is 15 minutes away and Gaylord is 25 minutes away. Boyne Mountain water park for summer; Schuss Mountain for skiing. Snowmobile and four-wheel rentals available. Canoe on property.

More Details

Joe & Sheri Vanassche Trails End River House
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
October 17, 2017

About Joe & Sheri Vanassche Trails End River House

My wife and I moved back to Frederic, MI in 2012. We found this home on one of our trail rides in 2013 and decided to buy it and remodeled it all rustic. I grew up here in the summers and weekends during school season 1970-1974 .

Joe & Sheri Vanassche Trails End River House purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Joe & Sheri Vanassche Trails End River House chose Michigan

This property gave my wife and I the water front property we always wanted. It's 5 minutes from our primary residence. This allows us to better serve our guests.

What makes this cottage unique

Three viewing decks of the Au Sable river; river access for swimming, canoeing, kayaking, and of course, trout fishing. Beautifully landscaped yard with fire pit, horseshoe pit, barbecue and circular drive for easy access to snowmobile and quad trails. Excellent motorcycle riding. Great fall colors. Located right smack in the middle of the snow belt. Miles of marked trails and miles more for you to explore on state land.


Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Traverse City
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Swamp Bar and Frederic Inn
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Many resorts
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Swamp Bar and Frederic Inn
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Many resorts
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Lake Otsego
Car: necessary

Miles of snowmobiling trails and quad trails, off road vehicle trails.


Frederic Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Large stand up shower, new toilet and sink.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , With bed table and shelfing for clothes.
  • Bedroom 1 has a queen bed, dresser, sliding door to deck. Bedroom 2 has double bed, with large shelf to put clothes. Bedroom 3 has bunk beds for kids; lower bunk will accommadate adult (no adults on top bunk), dresser for personal belongings.
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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Located on the Au Sable river. Snowmobile & quad trails out front door
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Exceptional in every way

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location and amazing cabin

  • 5 of 5

we stayed there for 2 nights and the cabin is as on the pictures. My wife and daughter love the access to the Au Sable river and my parents enjoyed the coziness of the cabin. We did not need AC as the weather was quite cold at night. We really feel comfortable and very please with this choice. There are lots of amenities and enjoyed just sitting and relaxing around the bob fire. The house has plates, pots and pans in a very charming set. It was very quiet and we noticed there were some restaurants in town.

We stayed ther and drove to Mackinac which was 1 hour and 20 mins. Definitely we will stay there.

By the way, The Host (Joe) was very nice and make us feel welcome. He answered all our questions and phone calls promptly. I would recommend this place for anyone looking to book it. You won't be dissapointed.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clean & Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

My stay was in May of 2017. The cabin was very clean, cozy and comfortable. The kitchen had everything we needed. The living room was spacious with a big screen TV and cable channels. The bathroom was roomy with a clean shower. The beds were very comfortable. The ouside property was spacious with many different places to sit, relax and take in the view. The sitting area by the river was very peaceful with crystal clear water. Depending on the season...remember to bring lots of bug will need it in the warmer months. Also...all kinds of shopping just 15mins away so no need to bring everything with can purchase it when you get there.The owners were a pleasure to work with and answered all questions that we had. I will be back again.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Better then the pictures

  • 5 of 5

We booked this place last minute for a Labor Day weekend of kayaking and ORV trails. We weren't sure quite what to expect but the pictures do not do this place justice. It was definitely more then what we were expecting. The cabin is in a nice quiet location surrounded by trees with lots of sitting areas set up around the property and surprisingly there were NO mosquitoes. There's a perfect spot for launching our kayaks in the river with shallow slow water and a sandy bottom. ORV trails are all over the area and were not crazy busy like other areas in the state especially considering it was Labor Day weekend. Inside the cabin it was very cozy and clean with comfy beds and a great place to relax after a day of play. Lots of charm as well with little decorationing details throughout the property inside and out. The owners were nice and accommodating and we really appreciated the fact that the price posted was the actual price and there weren't any hidden extra fees. We definitely look forward to coming back to this property.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review. We love making our guests happy and so happy you enjoyed yourself and had fun. We try very hard to make our guest comfortable and feel like there on vacation. Thank you again looking forward to seeing you soon. Sheri and Joe
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  • 5 of 5

I can not say enough nice things. The house was perfect and Sheri is probably one of the nicest people I have ever met. We will definitely be going back.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay- we didn't want to leave! Inside the cabin was perfect very clean! The yard at the time of our stay was a bit....unorganized for me and I would assume any vacationer.

Big project in the back which was clearly marked off was fine, however there were electrical cords and miscellaneous items spread throughout the yard that made it almost look "junk yardish". So items where somewhat dangerous as rusted sheet-metal and garbage. I highly recommend to the owners putting things like that away while renting.

Once that was cleaned up to my liking (and iam not picky or a neat freak) it was a wonderful stay overall! I would recommend it. Very nice people! We will be going back! :)

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Standard rate: $125.00/night - Stay a week or more for $100/night. Check out time is 6:00 pm.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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