Historic 'River Cabin' on the 'Holy Waters' of the Ausable River
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:Cabin
- Pets considered:Ask Owner
- Wheel chair accessible:No
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.
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Member since: 2014
- 450 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Away From It All
Local Services & Businesses
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Fly Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Water Tubing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 4 people
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- cleaning fee $75 + tax
- Tax Rate 6%
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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Guided fly-fishing trip with Capt. Dave available on property.
Canoe and Kayaks available for rent on property
Year Purchased: 1978
About the owner: 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.
Why the Owner Chose Grayling, MI, USA:
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.
The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
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.
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Looking at Cabin from River
Capt. Dave with clients on a beautiful summer day floating the AuSable
Looking at Cabin from Channel of the River
Looking down at River from Cabin
Bedroom with full size bed
outside of cabin
Flowering crab apple tree in May in front of cabin
This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Monday, December 05, 2016
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