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Historic 'River Cabin' On The 'Holy Waters' Of The Ausable River

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 450 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

2 bed, 1 bath, sleeps 4

Built in the 1940's by famed fly fishing guide Jim Wakeley, our 'River Cabin' is located at the historic Wakeley Bridge. 'Uncle Jim' purchased the property during World War II and began developing the property one building at a time. As a second generation fly fishing guide, my family and I are working to keep the memory of Jim Wakeley alive and share our love of the river. The cabin is nestled along the world famous 'Holy Waters', a 'fly's only', 'catch and release' section on the AuSable. The cabin is just a short drive to the North and South Branches of the river.

Canoe and kayak rentals are available on site for rental; along with the opportunity to hire Capt. Dave to take you on a memorable fly fishing float on the beautiful AuSable.

For the golf enthusiast we are only a short drive away from both, Forest Dunes Golf Club and Garland Golf Resort. For the hikers, bikers and bird watchers the cabin is three miles from Wakeley Lake, a beautiful part of the Huron-Mainistee National Forest area with miles of trails with loon and eagle sightings on a regular basis.

The quiet and cozy cabin offers two bedrooms with a full size bed in each, full kitchen with living area including a couch, for additional sleeping. Dishes and linens are supplied along with a charcoal grill. There is a riverside fire pit for enjoying the summer evenings.

Whether you are fly-fishing, canoeing or simply relaxing our cabin provides it all.

More Details

Owner
Colleen Wyss
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 27, 2017

About Colleen Wyss

Second generation fly fishing guide taught by the famed Jim Wakeley. My wife and I bought the property in 1978 raised our three children here and continue to enjoy having our four grandchildren enjoy it also.

Colleen Wyss purchased this cabin in 1978

Why Colleen Wyss chose Northern Michigan

Our Aunt wanted the property to stay in the family so after the sudden death of our Uncle Jim we bought it from her to continue the traditions that they started.

What makes this cabin unique

We love the River and cannot imagine ever not being here. The view of the River is spectacular and fishing is

great. So nice to be able to walk out and be right at the riverfront.

Amenities

Grayling Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 450 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
General:
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • water tubing

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Historic 'River Cabin' On The 'Holy Waters' Of The Ausable River
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
5

Beautiful Cabin

  • 5 of 5

This cabin is in a great location right on the river. We loved how clean and comfortable the cabin was and how friendly the renters were. We were able to rent kayaks and end right at the cabin! The decor is beautiful with log furniture and great art to reflect the area and it's history. You can also book fishing charters with owner on the Holy Waters of the AuSable. Overall great atmosphere, great price and would 100% book again.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay at our "historic" cabin. Hope you can return this summer and kayak down our beautiful AuSable River.
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5

Great fishing cabin

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here to fly fish on the Holy Waters of the AuSable. The cabin was clean and comfortable and perfect for fishing. I was able to rent kayaks and wade right outside the cabin. I will definitely be booking again!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you enjoyed your cabin here on the AuSable River. We look forward to your stay with us in the future. Colleen and Dave
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5

Ms Nichols

  • 5 of 5

100% satisfactory. Would rent again in a heartbeat. The place is clean and large enough for at least four people. You can charter river fishing,kayaking or canoeing right from the owners on site and and up right at your front door. Colleen and Dave are the best and most wonderful hosts. Definitely five star

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the great review. We pride ourselves on providing and enjoyable experience for all our customers. Please keep us in mind for any future stays in our area. Colleen and Dave
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5

Hailee southwell

  • 5 of 5

I would recommend this place to anyone this place is amazingly clean and beautiful. Steps from the river. Can rent kayaks and canoes and have a fire right outside your cabin. The owners are an awesome couple! Five star plus all the way

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hailee, So glad you and your group had a wonderful stay at our cabin. Please keep us in mind for your next stay. Colleen and Dave
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Laura Lawrence

  • 5 of 5

The river is just steps from your door. You can rent kayaks or canoes and end up right back at this beautiful cabin. Recommended for families or senior citizens anyone who just loves beauty and cleanliness. The owners are wonderful .

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed our cabin and your kayak trip ending up right at your front door! We hope to have you stay with us again on your future travels. Colleen and Dave
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5

Amazing Cabin and Location!!!

  • 5 of 5

Wow, this cabin is amazing! We looked for a quiet, relaxing, cozy cabin and we found it! The place was very neat and clean upon arrival and is even better than what the pictures show. Dave and Colleen take excellent care of this property and offers all the furnishings you need! There were 4 total guests for our stay and there was plenty of room for all of us with some to spare. We did not have time to do a lot of exploring in the area because we just enjoyed the cabin and the location on the AuSable. We will be back to take advantage of the kayaking and fishing, again, that was so convenient to have right on site.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed our quiet and solitude here on the AuSable River. We loved having all of you stay and enjoy the fishing and kayaking. Please keep us in mind for any future stays in our area. Colleen and Dave
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Map

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Cherry Capitol Airport Traverse City Michigan
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Forest Dunes Golf Resort
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
East M-72
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Grayling
Car: necessary

Guided fly-fishing trip with Capt. Dave available on property.

Canoe and Kayaks available for rent on property

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Rates & Availability

Grayling Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$145
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

Holiday Stays: 3 night minimum stay, Memorial Day, 4th of July and Labor Day.
Non-smoking cabin, smoking allowed outdoors.
Check in time is 3 p.m. Check out time is 11 a.m.
Pets are allowed if special arrangements are made with owner. Pet fees may apply.
Renters must be a minimum of 25 years of age

Cash or Check only Paid upon arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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