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Diane Wessels

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

The RiverCottage is booked for the season! Try back next year!

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Welcome! This comfortable, roomy, RiverCottage allows you to do as much or as little as you desire. The 10 secluded acres provides an abundance of wildlife to observe or explore. Bring a good book to curl up with in a quiet nook. Enough rest? Pick-up a canoe or kayak from Shel-Haven (10 min walk). Spend the day floating on the beautiful Manistee River.

If you fly-fish you have come to the right place. Excellent quality waters makes a large trout possible. Perhaps the family does not share the same passion for flyfishing, they can enjoy the cottage or go shopping in the hustle and bustle of Traverse City or Gaylord to return to the peace and quite of the river.

The wrap around decking provides great views of the woods or the river. Sit back and enjoy the scenery. If its a family of fox frolicking in the woods or a flyfisher-"person" casting to a rising trout, your cares will seem to melt away, take a deep breath RELAX and ENJOY!!

If you enjoy privacy, solitude and off the beaten path, the River Cottage is for you!

Keywords: Luxury Cottage, House, Private, Secluded, River Front

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Diane Wessels (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

About Diane Wessels

The Rivercottage began as a family getaway to flyfish, golf and just relax on the beautiful Manistee river. As families grow and change, it has turned into an excellent rental property so many families can create lasting memories at the Rivercottage. I sincerely hope you get the opportunity to enjoy the property.

Diane Wessels purchased this cottage in 1996


The RiverCottage is booked for the season! Try back next year!
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
Cleveland, Ohio USA

Great Fishing Retreat

  • 5 of 5

I organized a fly fishing trip for 7 of us to stay at this great property located directly on the main branch of the Manistee River. The owners, John and Diane were great to interact with during the booking process. Their 3 BR, 2 BA home was clean and spacious. The property was secluded, and had steps leading directly to their own dock on the river. Some of us went to Traverse City for an afternoon since it was a short 45 minutes to town. Thank you John and Diane for answering all of my questions before and during our stay. My buddies enjoyed the place, and said they were now spoiled for future fishing trips.

Take care,


  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hartwick Pines State Park

The RiverCottage is located on Quality Waters of the Manistee, excellent fly-fishing conditions right out the back door. The RiverCottage sits on a beautiful stretch of catch and release quality waters.


Rates & Availability

Grayling Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer Rate
Jun 1 2016 - Sep 5 2016
7 night minimum stay
Fall and Winter
Sep 6 2016 - Apr 29 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $250 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 6.0%

Payment made by check or money order only.
Monthly rates require a 5-month minimum during peak season and 3-month minimum during low season.

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Grayling Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Located on the second floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Located on the first floor
  • One full bathroom located on the first level. One full bathroom located on the second level.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Attached full-bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen , Attached full bathrrom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Other (See Description) - 1 double , A pull-out sofa bed in game room on first floor.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Although nestled in the woods on the rivers edge, the River Cottage would look right at home if located on the New England Coast. Its decor speaks to the notty pine of Northern Michigan but emulates the cedar shake architecture of the east coast. It has just enough rustic feel but also so cozy with a crackling fire. Almost 3000 square feet allows you the option of seeking some quiet privacy or family fun around the foosball table! Very unique to its location. This is a great location for FLYFISHERMEN as we are located on the quality waters of the Manitsee River, GOLFERS paradise, 20 minutes from Soaring Eagle Casino, and a SCRAPBOOKERS weekend getaway.

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