Muskegon River Retreat, Newaygo - Croton, Michigan, River Frontage(22 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:Cabin
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
2 bedrooms, 1 bath, kitchen, porch, private dock steps from the river, 7 acres
If you are looking for some of the finest spring and fall run steelhead fishing, congratulations you have found it. Steelhead as big as 20 lbs have been caught on flyrods by our spring 2014 guests. Easy access to the river increases your precious fishing time.
Each of the 2 bedrooms have 2 twin beds allowing capacity for 4 fishermen or feel free to push them together for 2 couples. You have the amenities to cook your own meals in the well appointed kitchen or barbecue outside on the gas grill. The cabin has a nice sitting area inside with wall to wall windows where you can unwind while watching the river.
The Muskegon River in front of the cabin is an excellent place for new fly anglers to learn the sport and experience success catching rainbows and browns on dry flys. Lots of room to cast, perfect paced water and epic hatches will not disappoint. We sincerely ask that you consider hook and release fishing for the majority of your catch...after all...the fish are the resource that keeps all of us coming back.
If you have your own drift or motor boat, renters may use the dock at the cabin to get a jump on the day, and the other fishermen. If you are in need of a guide for a day or several days, we refer clients to several of the finest guides on the river. Please inquire if you have interest as they do book out their schedules sometimes months in advance. The Retreat also has room to park boat trailers. The Pine Street public boat launch is convenient for launching of your own watercraft, just upstream.
This is a great place for families with kids. Imagine your kids catching fish from the dock and chasing crayfish, frogs and turtles with a net. Your kids will build memories that will last a lifetime. As with most rivers, while wet wading, we recommend wearing river shoes and proper waders for colder days. Flotation devices are also recommended.
It's a comfortable cabin and your family or friends will love it. Even in the winter, you will be astounded at the quality of the fishing. Give the Muskegon River Retreat a try this year and you won't be disappointed.
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Member since: 2014
- 750 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only:
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
- Each has a good size closet. Master bedroom has a dresser.
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Stand up shower, toilet and sink. Very clean.
- Please remember to bring your boat. We do have links to some exceptional fishing guides on the Muskegon River, but this location is prime for fishermen with their own watercraft. By docking out front, you can get a jump on the day and finish your day by fishing the top mile in the evening without pressure. Shuttle services can be hired to move your vehicle to the take out while you fish....moreless
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- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Wildlife Viewing
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- Cross Country Skiing
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Water Tubing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 4 people
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning Fee $75 + tax
- Refundable Damage Deposit $250
- Tax Rate 7.5%
Holiday weekends require a 3 night minimum rental and the nightly rate is $193.00.
Pets or smoking in cottage will cost 100% of damage deposit or actual charges to repair property (whichever is greater).
Trash must be removed from cottage and placed in can upon vacating. Failure to do so will result in fee.
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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About 10 miles upstream from Newaygo you will find the quiet river town of Croton, Michigan. Croton is a small town on the banks of one of the Muskegon River impoundments. Lake fishing and boating is available on Croton Pond. The town of Croton has available ammenities year-round including a grocery store, restaurants, ice cream shop, a bar and grill and a gas station. The major draw for the area is the Muskegon River and Croton Dam is the furthest upstream that steelhead and salmon can migrate. Fly hatches, spawning fish and small smolt are in abundance so the trout fishing is excellent. The Muskegon River Retreat is about 1.5 miles downstream from Croton Dam near the Pine Street access point (free boat launch access).
Year Purchased: 1964
About the owner: Our family has owned what now is called the Muskegon River Retreat for over 50 years. Bob headed the mortgage loan department for Old Kent Bank and Jeanne was an elementary school teacher. Bob has been well known in the Grand Rapids area as an avid steelheader and has fished the river all of his life. Over the years, Bob has made several significant improvements, but the Retreat retains its charm, simplicity and wonderful river frontage. We've taken pride in the property and hope you enjoy it as much as we have.
Why the Owner Chose Newaygo, MI, USA:
Why would you choose this property over others? Two reasons come to mind immediately. #1 is the prime river front location. This cabin isn't on a bluff isolated from the river, it has access to the river around the clock. Steelhead and chinhook salmon from Lake Michigan return in the Spring and Fall to spawn. Just upstream, Croton Dam is the first barrier to the spawning run, so the mile or so below the dam (our location) becomes loaded with big fish. The spawning fish produce eggs, smolt and flesh that steelhead, rainbows, browns, and walleyes eat. The location provides a great starting point to float, row or motor. Reason #2...Fish are plentiful and often can be large in size. Don't be surpised to catch 3 - 5 species of fish in one day. If you haven't held on to a 15+ lb steelhead on a fly rod or spey rod, you need to experience it. And if you like to dry fly fish (of course you do), one of our epic caddis or mayfly hatches will make you shake your head in disbelief.
The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
What we love most about the Muskegon River Retreat is the tranquility of the river. In this day of constant distractions, it is nice to put it all away for a few days and focus on you, your friends, your family and a lazy river. Late afternoons and evenings are a favorite time when the tubers have gone and the river is quiet and peaceful. Because of the convenient access to this upper stretch of river, you'll feel like you have your own private beat for the evening hatch. There's nothing like finding your casting rhythm while sharing memories with those closest to you.
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Front room of Muskegon River Retreat. The river is just outside the front door.
Front porch of the Muskegon River Retreat
Dining area (inside) with picnic table outside with grill
Front room...Notice the proximity of the river.
Sitting area and 2 bedrooms with a bath behind the middle door
2nd Bedroom with 2 twin beds. Great for the kids or your friends.
View from front door
View from the front porch
View downstream from the front porch
Muskegon River width just upstream. Easy for casting.
A guest with a dandy 2014 spring run steelhead
Kitchen, dining and part of the sitting area
Stairs in the Fall
View from the front porch in the Fall
Kitchen and dining
Sitting area. Rod racks in hallway.
Bathroom with shower
Stairs to private dock
View upstream from the front porch
Stairs and dock just steps from the front porch.
The mighty Muskegon in Winter.
Another guest enjoying the spring 2014 steelhead run
This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Wednesday, January 18, 2017
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