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Muskegon River - 3 Bedroom - 2 Bath - Michigan Adventure - Fishing - Canoeing

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Muskegon River- quiet location - private 3 bedroom, 2 bath close the the action

Wake up Overlooking the Beautiful Muskegon River! Enjoy the view from a nice, covered deck. It's one of my favorite places on our property.

We're located at 4545 W Fern Glen Dr. Fremont, Mi. 49412.

With 3 Bedrooms and 2 Bathrooms,the cabin sleeps 9. There is local TV. A VCR and DVD player with about 50 movies are also available. You are welcome to bring your own DVDs if you or the kids have some favorites. There is a full kitchen with all the utensils.

You'll be close to Canoes, Kayaks and Fishing. Fremont Baby Food Festival, Muskegon Bike Time and Michigan's Adventure as well as many other events are within a short driving distance.

For the fisherman, you can put your boat in the river close by and leave it parked out front while you stay. Or, if you prefer, just fish from the shore.

More Details

Property Manager
Steve Bedgood
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 7, 2017

About Steve Bedgood

My wife and I have been married 34 years. We have 5 children and close to 20 grandchildren.

We always wanted a place on the river. We bought our 10 acres in 1992. We built our home out here in 1995.

In 2000 we put a home in next door for my dad. It was to be his summer home as he had a home in Mississippi. After 2 years he sold his Mississippi home and moved up here. We were glad to have him.

He lived there for 14 years and we enjoyed each others company very much. He passed away in 2014, so I inherited the home.

It's a great home with a great view of the river off the covered back deck.

My wife and I really enjoy meeting people so we rent the home as a nice vacation spot.

Steve Bedgood purchased this cabin in 2000

Why Steve Bedgood chose Western Michigan

We always wanted a place on the river. We really liked this place because of its seclusion. We camped out here for 3 summers. We liked it so much we decided to build here.

Later, I put Dad's Cabin in out here mainly because it gave me a chance to have my dad as my neighbor. We've hunted and fished, shot targets and Trap as well as just enjoyed shooting the breeze out on his deck overlooking the river. (It's my favorite spot on the property.)

Many couples have already spent time out here for some romantic time alone. Some couples have come here to fish too.

Whether with their families, or by themselves. People can come here to rest. That's one of the reasons I like giving a discount for couples who stay 3 nights or more, it gives them time to relax for a little more than just a day. They leave here ready to handle what comes next a bit better for having taken the time to clear their heads and have some fun.

What makes this cabin unique

In addition to the seclusion out here, the cabin's covered back porch is my favorite place to be in the summer. It always seems to be the right temperature and seems to have just the right breeze off the water.

We provide the coffee so you can have a fresh morning cup and go sit and look out at the river.

You can fish, rent a Canoe, Kayak or Tube close by or just sit on the deck and watch others float by.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Tracy Williams — 5 star Had a great stay can't wait to go again next year
Aug 2014
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Newaygo Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Private off bedroom 1
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Main bathroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Faces the road
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Has it's own bath. Faces the river.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen , 1 double , 3 twin/ single , Bunk Bed. Sleeps 3. plus 2 new single beds. Faces River
  • Nice and Clean. Linens provided
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • limited accessibility
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Bring your boat, canoe, inner tubes or kayak. New Bridgeton launch makes access easy. You can tie your boat right out front! (Not recommended for boats that draft more than 2'.) There are also Canoe, Kayak and Tube rentals nearby.


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Muskegon River - 3 Bedroom - 2 Bath - Michigan Adventure - Fishing - Canoeing
average rating of 4.4117646 based on 38 reviews
St Johns, MI


  • 5 of 5

Came out for my bachelorette party. The house was gorgeous and owner was very hospitable. Definitely recommend!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Holly for your kind review. I always enjoy seeing people have a good time at Dad's Cabin. Not only were you enjoying yourselves but several in your party told me how nice they thought the cabin was. I am glad you enjoyed your party and Dad's Cabin. Thank you again. Steve
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Beautiful and relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

Loved the view off the back overlooking the Muskegon River. Room enough for 7 of us to stay comfortably. Will be staying there again soon!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. We're glad you enjoyed your stay at Dad's Cabin.
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very nice

  • 4 of 5

lovely view of the river.quite and peaceful.very nice and clean.good people to rent from. phyllis

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Phyllis, It was nice to have you here with us for a few days. Please come again. Steve
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Great place to stay for kayaking

  • 5 of 5

Clean, well supplied. Owner very nice, place is definitely out in the boonies! Deck is awesome

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review Bob. We are glad you had a nice time.
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Clean and Peaceful

  • 5 of 5

It's a remote peaceful place. Very clean and pretty comfortable. It is rustic but it was exactly what we expected from the description and pictures. The kitchen is pretty well stocked for 4-6 guests with cutlery, dishes and pots/pans - plus the usual small appliances. The porch was the best! Steve was attentive and checked in to make sure we had what we needed. Highly recommend the tubing trip we took with Wisner's in Newaygo.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. We are always pleased when our guests enjoy themselves. Thank you for the time you spent with us.
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Nice. Family had a great time. Owners were nice. Would go back.

  • 5 of 5

Close to everything

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sharon, for your kind review. Whenever I hear laughing coming from the deck I know people are enjoying being here. That is the purpose of Dad's Cabin. Thanks again for your choice to stay at Dad's Cabin. Steve
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Smugglers Cove
Jimmy's Roadhouse
"Fun place to eat!"
Michigan's Adventure
"If you haven't been, you need to go!"
"Fremont is where Gerber Baby Food originated. It has a festival in the summer and a Harvest ..."
River Stop Cafe
"Nice local restaurant with occasional live music! "
"My Home Town!"
Grant Depot Restaurant
"This is a real railroad depot converted into a great restaurant!"
Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Fremont, Mi
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
7 Mile Inn
Nearest Ferry
29 Miles
Lake Express LLC
Nearest Golf
11 Miles
Waters Edge
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
7 Mile Inn
Nearest Ski
41.2 Miles
Nearest Beach
11 Miles
Fremont Lake
Car: necessary

Michigan's Adventure close by

Muskegon's Bike Time

(4) Courses found in Newaygo County, Michigan

National Baby Food Festival

Newaygo Nationals

Depending on your interests and imagination There is plenty to do without the hassle of traffic.

I listed some of the local towns Chamber of commerce sights so you can find what interests you.

Whatever you enjoy doing during the day, you can enjoy peace and quite once you get to Dad's Cabin.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $10 per person per night

We welcome you. Feel free to call and ask for directions as Google and some G.P.S. systems have trouble finding us. We would rather you call than spend unnecessary time on the road.
Our checkout time is 11:00am.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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