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Steve

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

The Grizzly Den Log Cabin Rental on The Pine River

25 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Rudyard Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Log Cabin, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Sleeps 4 Maximum, 3 nt min

The Grizzly Den is a smoke-free authentic log cabin on the Pine River in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. It is approximately 40 miles north of the Mackinac Bridge. The cabin is located on Snowmobile Trail #472 northeast of Trout Lake. At the Grizzly Den, you'll experience the quiet, beauty, and seclusion of the U.P.

There is no electricity or television at the Grizzly Den. The cabin's green energy comes from a solar powered 12-volt electrical and lighting system, with optional gas lighting. There is a propane hot water heater and self-contained water pump system. The cabin offers a thermostat controlled vented gas fireplace for cozy heat, a full bath, and a kitchen with a gas stove. No refrigerator is available so make sure you bring your cooler(s) and ice.

The bedroom is in the upstairs loft which contains one queen and one full size bed. There is comfortable sleeping for up to 4 occupants maximum at the Grizzly Den log cabin.

The cabin is located 1 1/2 miles from our home and is nestled in the Hiawatha National Forest. In the winter you park at our home and snowmobile the groomed trail to the Grizzly Den. We will assist with luggage to the log cabin upon arrival. All other seasons you can drive to the cabin.

The Grizzly Den is a year-round rental. Fishermen will be able to fish for brook, brown, and rainbow trout, perhaps seeing an occasional salmon swimming upstream. The bird hunters will enjoy the large population of Partridges in the area. The area is also excellent for bear hunting. The North Country hiking trail is just 3 miles west of the Grizzly Den on the same forest road. There are miles and miles of excellent off-road and ATV trails. Kayaking is not possible on the Pine River but there are many lakes in the area that provide excellent kayaking opportunities.

Sightseeing includes the Tahquamenon Falls, Soo Locks, the Mackinac Bridge and nearby Mackinac Island, as well as historical Whitefish Point. You can visit three of the five Great Lakes from our location. Lake Superior is approximately 35 miles to the north, and Lakes Michigan and Huron are approximately 35 miles south and east.

3 night minimum - $125 per night

4 or more nights - $115 per night May 16 through September 30

1 week = 7 nights - $775 per week May 16 through September 30

October 1 through May 15 all nights $125

Additional 6% sales tax not included.

Check-in is 2 p.m. - 8 p.m. Check-out is 11 a.m.

Keywords: Pine River frontage, trout stream, snowmobile trail, bear hunting, partridge hunting, ATV trails, hiking, Hiawatha National Forest, secluded, private, quiet, Upper Peninsula cabin, Trout Lake, Rudyard, eastern Upper Peninsula, wildlife, fishing, loft, kayaking, day trips

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Steve (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

About Steve

Your hosts ~ Steve and Deb VanDyke

Bought our cabin 12 years ago and now live up here permanently. We purchased the Grizzly Den Log Cabin as a second property to use for ourselves and as income.

Why Steve chose USA

3 night minimum - $125 per night

4 or more nights - $115 per night May 16 through September 30

1 week = 7 nights - $775 per week May 16 through September 30

October 1 through May 15 all nights $125

Additional 6% sales tax not included.

What makes this cabin unique

Centrally located in the eastern Upper Peninsula allowing for many day trip opportunities.

Reviews

5
based on 25 traveler reviews

The Grizzly Den Log Cabin Rental on The Pine River
average rating of 4.96 based on 25 reviews
5

Terry, Kim And Victoria

  • 5 of 5

Second year staying here and was just as wonderful as the first year. This is the best Cabin and secluded destination I could possibly imagine. We have so much fun. The cabin itself is absolutely gorgeous and cozy. The Hosts are wonderful and helpful and a delight to talk to. So much to within driving distance. And so relaxing to just sit back and enjoy the river and campfire. We defiantly plan to make this a family tradition. Our family couldn't imagine any other place to stay. I have to say this is my new favorite place.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cedar Springs, Michigan
5

An up north adventure

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed four nights at the cabin. What a great place to get away. Steve gave us a run down on how to use all appliances. The solar lighting is a cool idea. The setting is so peaceful and relaxing. The weather was a bit wet but it did not take away from our day trips. Thank you Steve and Debi for sharing this wonderful slice of nature. The cabin is as nice as everyone has said. It is a great place to get off the grid for a while.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Remote Couple's Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriend and I are avid hikers and all-around nature enthusiasts. We were looking for something remote, serene and off the grid. We found it.

Before I talk about the property, I want to mention that the owner, Steve, made it incredibly easy for us to make our decision to stay here. He answered any and all inquiries promptly and truthfully. We were in frequent contact leading up to our arrival and we had no anxiety whatsoever regarding our reservation.

Upon arrival, Steve was on hand to greet us and lead us out to the property. After a thorough briefing, he took his leave and let us have the run of the place. Though Steve's goal is to stay out of his guests' way, he did make himself available and was very helpful the 1-2 times we needed something.

About the cabin...VERY clean, very comfortable. There's sleeping accommodations for 5 but we found it perfect for two. Propane stove/oven & hot water heater and a combination of solar/propane for lighting. No fridge but, if you get creative with coolers and meal planning, it's not an issue at all. One note...we were mistakenly under the impression (our own fault) that the solar panels provided some electricity besides lighting...they do not. Luckily, we had car chargers for our phones in case of emergency. FYI...cell service is spotty in that area so be prepared to live without your phones and social media while you're there. Which is kind of the whole point of going there, right?

There are hiking opportunities all around the property with the North Country Trail http://www.northcountrytrail.org/ being a short drive past the property. The town of Rudyard is a quick drive from the property and it has everything you'd need except a laundromat. We were there for a full 7 days so we needed to take a trip to nearby Kinross to do some laundry. Day trips to Tahquamenon Falls and Mackinac Island are a must.

I think I enjoyed the evenings most...sitting by the fire, watching the stars...just taking in the silence.

Bottom line -- a great experience and I wouldn't hesitate to do it again.

Caroline & Terry

August 2015

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Byron Center, Michigan
5

AMAZING!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at the Grizzly Den for our 1 year anniversary and it was AMAZING!!! It was so wonderful to be alone and to get away from busy life, being able to see a billion stars at night, grill over the campfire, and play classic games. It was a great location in the middle of the UP and allowed us to make day trips all over the peninsula. We really enjoyed having no distractions and staying in the most cozy cabin ever. Steve and Deb really did think of everything and even threw in a helpful and thoughtful gift basket. We got to spend time in Mackinac Island, got to see the beautiful Pictured Rocks and also Tahquamenon Falls on our last day. I recommend this cabin for anyone considering having a peaceful weekend stay up north. Truly paradise!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Detroit, Mi
5

Beautiful serene cabin in the middle of nowhere/nature!!

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I, decided the night before that we wanted to get away for the weekend...after spending much time on Homeaway.com figuring out what place we liked best, we went for the beautiful grizzly den log cabin! I emailed the owners pretty late, around 11 pm and was SO HAPPY that Steve responded almost immediately and confirmed, that the cabin was available and we could use despite the last minute reservations...words really can't explain how beautiful this place was....not far from the small town of Rudyard (15 minutes or so) if you need to grab any groceries or gas, yet cabin still in the middle of nowhere, to feel like you have the whole forest to yourself! We walked around the property, did some fishing...took a day and drove all around the northern UP and up to Munising..definitely recommend this place for someone who wants to disconnect from the world and spend time with your loved ones..didn't see any bears but did have fresh bear tracks along the river which was exciting! Only thing I would recommend, is LOTS of bug spray...(however...spending time anywhere in the UP that would be a given anyways...) Thank you Steve for accommodating us last minute and being so friendly, the cabin inside and out is absolutely beautiful...OH and to top it all off.....My boyfriend...now FIANCE :) got down on one knee right in the middle pine river in front of the cabin and proposed as I was sun bathing on that log.....it was the most perfect proposal and I am still in awe at what a beautiful relaxing peaceful weekend we had.........your place is truly magical Steve and Debbie!!!!! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU...Hoping to return one day to relive it all over again :)

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chicago IL
5

The ultimate relaxation

  • 5 of 5

My fiance found this place looking for a weekend getaway. We needed a break from the city and from the hustle of planning a wedding... We couldn't picked better. This cozy cabin in the middle of the woods was just a dream come true. The surroundings, piece, and quiet immediately took all of our worries and stresses away. We enjoyed the cabin in the late afternoons after days filled with hiking, off-roading, and kayaking. We really hoped for seeing some wildlife and the last night was a treat. We were sitting by the fire outside and heard noise on the other side of the river that runs through the property. When we flashed the area with a flash light we imminently spotted a set of two big eyes looking right at us! Next morning our host Steve told us they had hunting dogs chase a black bear right through the back yard of our cabin! Hope next time we'll see it in the day light.

It was a wonderful time all together but just too short for the out door possibilities there. We will simply have to be back soon!! (Thank you Steve for this wonderful experience and a warm welcome!)

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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3 night minimum stay
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Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 6.0%

3 night minimum - $125 per night
4 or more nights - $115 per night May 16 through September 30
1 week = 7 nights - $775 per week May 16 through September 30
October 1 through May 15 all nights $125
Additional 6% sales tax not included.
We require a $125 deposit to reserve your dates. The deposit will come off the balance. Pay by check, money order, or cash. No credit or debit cards.

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Amenities

Rudyard Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
General:
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1)
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • snowmobiling

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