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Magnificent Lodge Nestled Amid the Pines on the Picturesque Au Sable River!

Bedrooms 7
Half Baths1
Space 3,500 sq. ft.
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

8 Bedrooms 13 Beds 3 Full Bathrooms 1 Half Bathroom

Nestled on the scenic AuSable is a place so perfect and serene, we remember why we wanted to get away in the first place. A place where world class fishing is just beyond the back porch, canoeing and kayaking take the place of a morning run, and affordable, outdoor family fun is never more than a trail away.

Riverview Lodge is 3,500 square feet of stunning natural landscape, with 7 bedrooms and 3.5 baths, accommodating over 14 guests comfortably. Lounge and enjoy the comfort of the living room fireplace while overlooking the river, or bring family and friends together in our top-of-the-line kitchen that is any chef’s dream, featuring a 50” widescreen dining room TV and dining table with seating for 14.

World class fly fishing is only a few short steps out the back door of the RIverview Lodge & Cabins! Grayling is home to the Manistee and AuSable Rivers, which are among the premier trout streams in the nation, offering over one hundred miles of cool, crystal clear streams to explore. Visitors will enjoy the convenience of many road access points and public fishing sites.

Whether you’re looking for a relaxing day of floating on the water or an active day of canoeing and kayaking, the meandering AuSable River below the Riverview Lodge beckons for your outdoor adventure. The slow current and crystal clear waters make the river perfect for canoeing or kayaking through the beautiful, forested landscapes of Au Sable RIver Valley. While you’re on the water, enjoy wildlife viewing, swimming, fishing, and picnicking. Canoe and kayak trips range in length from 2 hours to several days, depending on your quest for adventure!

For the golfing enthusiast, the Grayling/Gaylord/Lewiston area is considered by many to be the Mecca of Michigan Golf. The national renowned Forest Dunes, Garland, Elk Ridge and Tree Tops courses are all a short drive away. The courses provide some of the most breathtaking views of Northern Michigan.

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Mark Schultz
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
February 8, 2018


Grayling Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • River
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 14 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • Two bathrooms each on both first and second floors.
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 3 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 6 - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 7 - 2 sleep sofa /futon
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water tubing


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Magnificent Lodge Nestled Amid the Pines on the Picturesque Au Sable River!
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
Traverse City, MI

Awesome place!

  • 5 of 5

It's always a crap shoot when you book something online. You're relying upon the photos and reviews of others to guide you. Well let me tell you, the photos posted don't do it justice. It was an absolutely fabulous location. We had 20 people for a regional association meeting. Most of us spent the night. As we were individuals, not couples, we really needed extra beds but made do with a couple of the hearty guys pitching tents in the yard. The kitchen was well stocked; we cooked many meals there and found almost everything. We did not venture out except to ride our mountain bikes at Hanson Hills Rec Area. The deck and yard were perfect for our meetings as was the living room. The dining room accommodated almost everyone.

The only thing I'd like to tell you, future vacationer, is to NOT follow Google Maps to this location. I'm from Northern Michigan so I can get myself to Grayling without GPS, so I turned it on once in Grayling to make sure I located the lodge. McMasters Bridge Rd is one of those that has duplicate #'s as there's a North & South.... but only the North shows up on Google Maps, even though it says it's South. So I drove around in circles, finally seeking out a little party store on Down River Rd. Do NOT take Down River Rd to get to McMasters Bridge Rd unless you are coming from the North. Stay on M-72 until you can turn left onto McMasters Bridge Rd and the lodge is obvious just before you cross the AuSable River.

I personally picked out this place for our group. A bit nervous as I arrived Saturday morning for our meeting; but was given the thumbs up by everyone and even a little round of applause for having chosen such a great location. It's just beautiful. Oh.... we stayed in the lodge. We did not experience the cabins, but I'm sure they are just as nice. Same views as provided by the lodge as they are steps away.

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2014
  • Stayed: October 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Grand Rapids

Fantastically relaxing!! Highly recommend!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the lodge during the week of the 4th of July! We had 18 people ranging in age from 10 months to 70 years old and we all had a wonderful time!

The lodge has all the amenities of home and more! Pack your clothes, some food and your roasting sticks for the fire pit and you are all set! We enjoyed the huge wrap around porch that overlooks the river. It is especially peaceful in the morning while enjoying your coffee or while reading a nice book! We grilled hamburgers on the provided gas grill and were all able to eat together at the large table. The on site staff was very helpful in suggesting fishing spots and canoe liveries!

While there we canoed the beautiful river. We were picked up at the lodge and were able to canoe straight back to the boating dock across the street! Very convenient! We also visited a little zoo down the road where we could feed the animals. Fun for all ages!

The water was freezing, but that didn't stop the more daring teenagers from putting on their suits and going for a dip in the river or wading out to do some fishing. Ending the day around the campfire or sitting on the deck watching the sun fade away... Couldn't ask for a more relaxing getaway with all the comforts of home! We will definitely be making a return trip in the near future!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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DeWitt, Michigan


  • 5 of 5

Wow. What a special place. 29 family members, age two to 75, gathered throughout the week at the Riverview Lodge and Cabins. 21 stayed in the lodge and 8 stayed in a cabin. Both lodge and cabins came fully furnished with linens, bedding, air conditioning, ceiling fans, internet & DISH TV. Grills, fully stocked kitchens, and remarkable views of the AuSable River were found at each location. The layout of the lodge is remarkably spacious and provides plenty of room to accommodate large groups, while maintaining a cozy, cabin feel. Plenty of room to spread out—yet adequate seating areas to gather people together for meals, games, movies, etc. The kitchen and adjoining butlers’ panty provided ample space for storage and meal prep. The dining table and bar area—and expansive covered porches make for great spots to hang out and enjoy the views &/or conversations!

Riverview Lodge’s management is top-notch and great to work with. Questions throughout the registration process were handled promptly and professionally; on-site management is top-notch. Local canoe rental companies will pick you up at the lodge and/or deliver canoes, kayaks, for your use—how easy is that!? Perfect accommodations for families, friends, golfers, anglers, or anyone seeking a Pure Michigan getaway!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved our stay at this lodge!

  • 5 of 5

My family rented this lodge for a week over the fourth of july. We had the maximum of 20 people for part of the visit and there was still plenty of room for everyone.

The kitchen and dining area was very spacious and it was great that everyone could eat together. We loved the big table and two bar areas. The living room was very comfortable and the large wrap around deck was awesome!

The view of the river was so pretty and the location of the boat launch across the street was very convenient.

We really enjoyed taking our kayaks and floats down the river.

We would highly recommend this lodge to anyone.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2013
  • Stayed: June 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Christmas in Michigan

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely beautiful home, on the prettiest spot I've seen on the Au Sable. The lodge exceeded expectations. Wonderfully equipped, spotlessly clean, everything in tip top shape, truly turn-key.

Spent Christmas week with extended family, more than enough room for everyone.

Owner, and manager, very easy to work with. Would recommend this property without hesitation, and looking forward to our next stay.

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2013
  • Stayed: December 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic Place

  • 5 of 5

The lodge and cabins were beautiful. Everything was fully furnished and had everything that you could possibly want. Both the lodge and cabins are even better than described, and this property is a must stay if you're in Grayling. The owner provided the best customer service imaginable, and it was a pleasure doing business with him. I would definitely recommend this property to anybody because of its size, privacy, and cleanliness. The property is only an hour away from ski resorts up north, and fishing is right in the backyard. Be sure to bring lots of food because the nearest grocery stores are a bit of a trek to get to. Great location, great amenities, great service, and a great price! What more could you ask for?

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2013
  • Stayed: January 2013
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Cherry Capitol Airport Traverse City
Nearest Barpub
11 Miles
Ma Deeters
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Forest Dunes
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Hanson Hills
Car: necessary

The Riverview Lodge & Cabins are perfectly located for WORLD CLASS FLY FLISHING, golfing, canoeing, kayaking. Some of the best TROUT FISHING in the United States is just out the backdoor! The golfing and ski resort areas of Grayling, Gaylord and Lewiston are only a short drive away. Snowmobling or Grouse hunting? State land and trails are within minutes. The many shops in Grayling and Lewiston are a skip and a jump away for a unique Northern Michigan shopping experience.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Cleaning $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Security Deposit $300
Tax Rate 8.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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