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Red's Cedar Lodge, Quiet, Relaxing and Private,

Bedrooms 4
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Lodge, 4 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 10-12)

Drive in/Fly in to a secluded, relaxing, rustic lodge. Solar power with generator backup. A place to hike, bike, ride your horses and enjoy many of the other varied activites available. You'll love sitting by the outdoor fire, listening and watching the wildlife and enjoying our beautiful sunsets.

We have 4 private bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 sitting areas and a downstairs recreation room, with a walkout. There's a full service kitchen with a dining room table large enough for all your friends and family.

And who might even see the Northern Lights!

Keywords: Central U.P. location, Private airport, surrounded by Hiawatha National Forrest,

More Details

Gary DeGrave
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2018

About Gary DeGrave

Red & Doris DeGrave purchased the property 60+ years ago. In 1989 construction was started on the lodge and has been continually improved over the years. The Lodge is now enjoyed and maintained by the 8 DeGrave children.

What makes this lodge unique

This is where the family gets together for reunions, holidays and other special occasions. We enjoy hunting, horseback riding, flying, corn roasts, 4 wheeling and just catching up with each other around the fire.


Rapid River Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Garage ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • loft area - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 bicycles
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
fire pit, private grass runway and hanger, trampoline, horseshoes, volley ball ,darts, horse corral, bean bag toss, child playhouse w/slide, bicycles, small arms/pistol shooting range, solar power with backup Generator.


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Red's Cedar Lodge, Quiet, Relaxing and Private,
average rating of 4.9130435 based on 23 reviews

Quiet Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Bring your horses and enjoy the adjoining Forest Service trails or trailer to other nearby trails with beautiful scenery. Cabin has all the comforts of home yet is off-grid. It is so quiet here that you can’t help but relax. Our horses had plenty of room in the outdoor corrals. Trails are sandy dirt so horse shoes are optional. Owners even made arrangements for hay to be delivered at a very reasonable cost. We were there the last half of September and found the weather to be overall good. Horses were fine with no blankets or fly sheets, just some fly spray. (Flys were less of an issue at the cabin than in our Missouri outdoors.) Outdoor fire pit, BBQ grill on front porch, outdoor games (horse shoe pitch, bag toss), slide/swings, indoor billiards table & more make this an ideal getaway. Also has satellite TV if you can’t stand being unplugged. Email & texts usually worked fine at cabin but had limited cell voice connection depending on your carrier (fine with me!), but there is a public library in nearby Gladstone if you must have a “no-fail” connect with work (which I did successfully for a tele-conference). Owners are very kind and hospitable, even guiding us on the horse trails and riding with us at several locations. Beautiful Mackinac Island is only about 2 hours away so we spent one night there to explore. Roads leading to Rapid River are good and easy to drive or haul horse trailers (we arrived through Wisconsin). The Delona Cafe in Escanaba, Rapid River Pub and Rapid River Mini-Mart have great hometown eats and good people. If you are looking for a quiet outdoor retreat, this is where you want to be!

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family really enjoyed the cabin.

  • 4 of 5

The cabin and property were really nice. Loved being out in the middle of nowhere. It was great to step out of my van and just hear the quiet and peaceful setting.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome vacation with family

  • 5 of 5

Awesome host and great accommodations for our family. Already planning for next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great getaway!!

  • 5 of 5

Gary was super accommodating and such a great host as always. This was our second year at the lodge and love it just as much as last year. Nice and secluded, homely feel, and so much to do....not to mention a short drive to so many trails and Munising!! Can't wait to come back!!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Very peaceful and relaxing.

  • 5 of 5

We had a week to enjoy the property. The property is very sucluded,but offers all the modern amenities. We were able to visit munising with a wonderful 45 minute drive. Our children loved the pool table and many outdoor games. The owners are very helpful in answering any questions.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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A 5 star northwoods escape

  • 5 of 5

Everything you need and more. If you are looking for 600 thread count sheets, plush mattress and fluffy pillows this is not the place for you. But if you want someplace that sleeps 12, wonderful trails, a fully equipped kitchen, dining room table that seats 10, a new gas grill, tampoline and swing set, tons of games and movies, plenty of towels 2 bathrooms, beautiful greatroom, fire pit area that is toddler safe, a awesome front porch, the best star viewing all for a unbelivable price this is the place!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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mushrooming,wildlife viewing,


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $10
Damage Deposit $250

$250.00 Reservation/security deposit due upon registration. This will be refunded within 2 weeks of departure.

Full payment of rent due no less than 2 weeks prior to arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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