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Fisherman's Retreat. On South Branch of AuSable River, Clean, Comfortable

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 1 full bath, full kitchen, clean and right on the South Branch.

Welcome to our fisherman's river cabin on the South Branch, with dock for leisurely relaxation. We are SELECTIVELY renting this property that you will find to be well-equipped and clean. Almost new cabin, knotty pine interior with fly tying bench. Two bedrooms each with two beds and a futon in the living room. Cabin sleeps and has a maximum of 4 people. Kitchen is fully equipped with dishwasher, microwave, and oven, coffee maker, pots, pans, utensils. WiFi is rock solid.

The property is just downstream from the legendary Mason Tract which has miles of wilderness river with no cabins, little fishing pressure, and great hiking trails. We are located 5 miles from Gates Lodge, and one mile away from Kneff Lake. Great area for fishing, hiking and bird watching. Please note this is a NON SMOKING PROPERTY inside and out.

More Details

Steven Loving
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

About Steven Loving

Hello, I have been fishing the AuSable for 30 years. If your a trout fisherman like me, enjoy the famous Mason Track of the South Branch, you will love this place. We do.

Steven Loving purchased this cabin in 2001

Why Steven Loving chose Roscommon

This property has been in our family for 15 years. We love the AuSable River and the surrounding area. You will enjoy the great outdoors of northern Michigan, fly-fishing, and swimming in the river.....if your up for it. : )

What makes this cabin unique

Fish out your back door. Take a walk up stream and fish down to the cabin. Enjoy the dock for cocktails and the large wrap around porch with a view of the river. If you have beginners they can practice their skills on the pond before hitting the stream.


Roscommon Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No refunds for early departures.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
  • Full Bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bear - Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Moose - Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
  • 2 bedrooms that each have 2 single beds.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Cabin is fully appointed with most everything that is needed. Please bring your own towels.


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Fisherman's Retreat. On South Branch of AuSable River, Clean, Comfortable
average rating of 4.882353 based on 34 reviews


  • 5 of 5

My husband and I, including my mother in law stayed for a long weekend. The place was super clean (and I'm picky), and well appointed. The property is absolutely beautiful!! The river was crystal clear, my husband caught a few brook trout on fly's. We also fished the blue-gill pond and caught one, I think it was to late in the year. We enjoyed our time sitting on the beautiful deck. As one reviewer mentioned, the home connected to it on the R side is the owners, I believe. I think it would of been uncomfortable had they been there, and hopefully they tell the guests prior to accepting a reservation that they will be there. Steve was wonderful, and answered all questions and very accommodating. There was no one in the day before us, so he let us come a little bit early. Rent it, you won't regret it!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

A true fisherman's experience on the banks of the unique south branch of the Ausable. We thoroughly enjoyed our weekend in the river and are sure to be back! The cabin was very well appointed and clean. The grounds were exceptional, including the large pond filled with Bluegills. Perfect for a relaxing fly fishing experience.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clean and peaceful property. Look forward to our next stay.

  • 5 of 5

Owner was quick to respond to request. Arrival instructions were clear and accurate. Home was clean and well equipped for our needs.

Location on the river provided sounds of the water and sights that awed children and adults.

Information for activities and local attractions were perfect for our stay

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Matt - Thank you for the note. We understand that vacation time is special. We try to be very responsive, provide materials that others have found useful, and provide a high-quality property. We are glad you enjoyed the experience and look forward to having you back. S
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Great stay/will definitely be coming back!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here 3 nights with some friends for a weekend of fly fishing and relaxation. What a gem! Clean, up to date and great location for kayaking, golf and fishing. Easy access to the S. Branch, main stream and North Branch. Highly recommend the wade downstream from the Canoe Harbor Fishing Access trail. Owners were accommodating and provided good instructions. Will definitely be coming back!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Brian - Thank you for your kind words. The Fisherman's cabin is indeed a special place. We love sharing the property with guests like you. We are committed to providing a quality experience and offer a pre-visit phone call, welcome letter, hiking trails, guide contacts, fly shop suggestions, and other information to ensure our guests have an awesome time. We understand the value to time together with family and friends. Our commitment to is help ensure a quality stay and enduring memories. We look forward to having you back. S
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Great time

  • 5 of 5

Our time there was great. Very peaceful, everything you would need is there. You can tell they care everything is clean and in its place. For me that is everything. We enjoyed walks in the woods picking huckleberries. There is even a pond with blue gills which made our grandsons first time fishing great! The place to go if you enjoy peace and quiet but close to things to do.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Delightful time!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time here, and hopefully not our last. The cabin seems brand new and very nicely furnished. I'm probably repeating what everyone else has said, but it bears repeating!

If you are a fly fisherman, I don't think you could find a better spot! You literally can walk across the nicely maintained yard, out onto the river-side deck and down a few stairs, and you are in the river! If you don't fish, you can sit on the nice benches and relax as you watch the river go by.

If you like to hike or just take a short walk in the woods, you're in luck too. There is a very well maintained and blazed trail a short walk from the cabin, complete with periodic map stations that let you know where you are and where you can go from there. Northern Michigan forest scenery at its finest (complete with wild blueberries!).

We also took a couple of trips on the river, once in kayaks and once on tubes. The part of the river that we went on, starting in Roscommon (We used Campbell's canoe livery--very nice people, very helpful), was easy for us to navigate (two mid-fifties adults and a 15 and 10 year old, with very little experience).

Lots of neat birds (heard a whip-poor-will a couple of times), a fawn outside the kitchen window one morning, and, I suspect, a lot of other wildlife to see.

You could easily stay and cook at the cabin, as the kitchen is complete (including dishwasher), but we went into Grayling and ate at three different restaurants. The food was good at all three (Gray Rock, Ray's, and Spike's), and so was the service.

So, to close out this long-winded review, I'd give them 6 stars if I could, but since 5 is the limit, I'll have to go with that. We had a delightful time!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Awesome Tom. We are pleased that you had the opportunity to enjoy the property as much as we do. It has a lot to offer. We hope to see you again soon and thank you for your kind words.
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Nearest Airport
57 Miles
Traverse City
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Spikes Keg O' Nails
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Forest Dunes Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
7.8 Miles
Mainstream Steak and Fish
Nearest Ski
8 Miles
Hanson Hills Recreation Area
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Kneff Lake
Car: necessary

Trout fisherman, this cabin is located just east of Grayling right on the South Branch of the AuSable River. Very near the famed Mason Track. Enjoy wonderful Fly Fishing right out your back door.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $70
Pet Fee $20
Damage Deposit $300

Please note, weekend rates are $145.00 per night.
100% Fees returned if cancelled 30 days prior (less VRBO transaction fees)
50% Fees returned if cancelled 14 days prior (less VRBO transaction fees)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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