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Jane Griffin

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english

Cabin on the Au Sable River headwaters - perfect for those who love the outdoors

2 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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bedroom, 1 bath, sleeps 2-4

This charming cabin is tucked away on a beautiful, private section of the headwater of the Au Sable River. The cabin offers the fishermen, hunters, hikers, golfers, snowmobilers, or a small family, a clean, comfortable, affordable place to stay with outdoor activities right out side your door! The location offers privacy, yet is only a few miles to Grayling or Gaylord. It’s the perfect place to spend a weekend or week.

With a full kitchen, you can cook a great meal; catch your favorite shows with the cable service on the large flat screen TV; WiFi available as well; the full bath ensures a hot shower after a day on the river or hiking in the woods. There is a queen bed in the main bedroom, built in bunks in the hall that kids adore (the 2nd sleeping area) and a futon in the living room. Enjoy sitting on the patio with your cup of joe or grilling dinner while you catch glimpses of the river down the hill. At night, gaze upon the stars at the fire pit area.

Enjoy the river right outside your door. Walk out to the river to cast your rod or set your canoe or kayak on the Headwaters of the Au Sable– known as the Blue Ribbon trout stream. Try your luck at the 'Holy Waters' in Grayling or the Manistee River down the road just 4 miles from the cabin. If golf is your activity, the cabin is only minutes from the award winning golf courses in Grayling, Gaylord and Shanty Creek.

In the wintertime, snowmobilers will enjoy the miles of state trails nearby (half a mile-­‐see photo) as well as the legendary “Swamp III & Frederic Inn” located down the road- walking distance. If you enjoy downhill or cross country skiing, we have nearby Hanson Hills (Grayling), Treetops (Gaylord), Oswego Hidden Valley (Gaylord), Shanty Creek and Boyne. The whole family will enjoy day or night tubing at Hanson Hills.

With “one of the best” state parks only 9 miles away, Hartwick Pines State Park offers scheduled events and activities year round. Enjoy the museum, gift shop, mountain biking, cross-country skiing, snow shoeing, hiking, picnicking, birding, hunting, and fishing during the day and return to your comfortable cabin in the woods to relax.

Call or email us. We would be more than happy to discuss all the great things about this get-way cabin. We accept payment by personal check, money order or credit cards via PayPal.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Jane Griffin (Property Manager)
Call Manager
Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the manager

My friends and I enjoyed our stay at your cabin very much. We were open to our expectations as we headed up to your cabin and were met with a very pleasant surprise. We appreciated the cleanliness, organization, spaciousness, and privacy. Although we went out for dinner, we were aware there were plenty of kitchenware available if we needed them. We also, noticed the amount of work that went into clearing a path to the Au Sable River and we greatly appreciate that. We thought it maybe in its infancy state as a more user-friendly way to the river. I went back and forth with the option of: What is more important or needed? A private setting or a view of the river. That is a answer that is up to a greater visionary that me. Personally, I would have loved to see more of the river, so I didn't have to go else where for a clearer view. In sum, myself and both of my friends enjoyed ourselves immensely. Your cabin is more than sufficiently affordable, comfortable, and it served all of our domesticated needs. Thank you for opening your cabin to us, your cabin served our every need and experience we were looking for.

Have a great summer and I wish you all the success with your endeavors.
May 2012
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2 traveler reviews

Cabin on the Au Sable River headwaters - perfect for those who love the outdoors
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
Clermont, FL

Hidden in plain sight!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I returned from Florida for a family get together in Lovells, so this was a very convenient location. Very nicely furnished, well kept and the living room views were great - just need to trim the tag alders down by the stream a bit for a little better Summer water view. ( I have driven by this place on the way to Traverse City from Lewiston for over 20 years and never noticed it - nicely hidden by trees.) Fishermen and kayakers will love the easy water access at the bridge just up the street. Bikers and hikers will find all kinds of interesting side roads. You can walk to the Frederic general store and a good Mexican restaurant or go in to Gaylord or Grayling for more sophisticated fare. Very nicely laid out and furnished kitchen/eating area. Easy driveway to get in and out of in winter so it would be great for a snowmobile or x/c weekend. Perfect for 1 or 2 couples or a family of 4.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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Gaston, IN

Vacation 2013

  • 5 of 5

We were very satisfied with our stay and the cabin. It has a very homey feel to it and we had no problem making ourselves feel right at home. The only thing I might suggest is a clearer view and pathway to the River. I would definitely stay again and recommend it to others.

Thank you

Dianna & Family

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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Rates & Availability

Grayling Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Christmas/New Years
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jan 12 2017 - Jan 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
Presidents holiday
Feb 16 2017 - Feb 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning $60 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

All renters must be a minimum of 25 years old unless they are part of a family group.
Cancellations made more than 30 days prior to arrival date will incur a $45 fee, the remainder of your rent/tax/cleaning paid will be returned. Cancellations made between 14 and 30 days will incur a $45 fee and if paid in full, 50% rent/tax and 100% of the security deposit and cleaning fee will be returned. If you cancel with less than 14 days remaining, there is no refund of rent/tax, the security and cleaning fee will be refunded.
We accept payment by personal check, money order or credit cards via paypal.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Michigan Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , built in bunks in hall
  • queen in bedroom, 2 built in bunks in hall
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • 2 garden chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
We provide starter toilet paper, paper towels, garbage bags and soaps, you will need to bring additional paper products and soaps and a blow dryer.

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