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Cozy Log Cabin In The Woods

Bedrooms Studio
Space 500 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 Private Acres In The Woods With Huge Yard For All Your Outdoor Pleasures!

You are going to love this sweet little northern Michigan getaway located on 3 acres and adjoining thousands of acres of Wakeley lake area federal and with miles of hiking trails. Lots of great fishing and swimming lakes close by. But-- the main attraction to this location is the famous Au Sable River mainstream-- just 500 yards from the cabin. This river is nationally known for its world class fly fishing for brown, rainbow, and brook trout.

The Au Sable river is also a popular destination for canoeing, kayaking, and tubing with several local rental liveries in grayling.

Cabin has 2 double bed futons and a double bed air mattress that can be used if needed to sleep up to 6 guests. The cabin has a fully equipped kitchen with everything-- just like home. Nothing you need to bring. All bedding, towels and washcloths provided. Both charcoal and gas grills provided. Basically-- all you need to bring is your clothes, food, and drink and you are good to go!

Pet friendly. Huge yard with big campfire pit and the campfire wood is provided! Picnic table and lawn chairs. A great place for the kids with swing set, sandbox, yard games, basketball hoop, horseshoes, and more. Just a 500 yard walk down the road to the Au Sable river mainstream to a great spot to swim, fish, canoe, tube, kayak. You have free access to 2 canoes on a trailer with paddles & cushions for your personal use. Our cabin is located just 15 minutes from grayling.

No internet service at the cabin other than Verizon cellular. No TV service, but equipped with TV/DVD/VCR player and over 200 movies. Also has Wii gaming system

Our cabin is available to rent May 27 thru Oct 28, 2018.

More Details

Rod Larkin
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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2018

About Rod Larkin

This cabin was built in 1963 and has been in our family since 1970. We moved to Grayling in 2010 and we live less than 10 minutes from our cabin. We love living in the Grayling area and especially on the Au Sable River. This is God's Country for sure!

Rod Larkin purchased this cabin in 1970

Why Rod Larkin chose Grayling

My parents bought this property when I was 13 years old and I've been spending time here for 47 years and counting. I purchased this property from my parents in 1986.

The Grayling area has so much to offer from pristine rivers and lakes to Hartwick Pines, endless miles of hiking and ORV trails. It's a great place to stay and a great place to play!

What makes this cabin unique

Our little log cabin is nothing fancy so if you are looking for a posh resort-- keep looking. We cater to people who want to get away from it all. We cater to families with kids and pets. We cater to sportsman who love to fish and hunt. People come here and return here more for the outdoors and all it has to offer more than the indoors.

With both the Au Sable and Manistee river systems in the Grayling area-- it's a fly fishing, canoeing, kayaking, float tubing meca!

Everyone who stays with us says-- "You have thought of everything we might need or want to have during our stay." We love helping people make great memories Up North!

We offer all this at a price that's hard to beat-- less than just about any motel/hotel overnight price you'll find.


Grayling Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • No aerial fireworks allowed and no fireworks after 10 PM
  • Please close driveway gate at night
  • Use campfire wood from under the brown tarp-- not the wood shed
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Studio, Sleeps 6
  • The cabin has one open 14 X 20 room consisting of kitchen and eating area and living room area with 2 comfy double bed futons that convert your living area to sleeping area. There is also a double bed air mattress and a single bed air mattress available. You can sleep up to 6 in the cabin. The second room in the cabin is a walk-in entry and closet area and bathroom with shower.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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Cozy Log Cabin In The Woods
average rating of 4.894737 based on 57 reviews

Awesome cabin in the woods!

  • 5 of 5

Owners are very friendly and have the cabin stocked with everything you need for a memorable vacation, from games and movies to a fully stocked kitchen indoors, to all kinds of activities for the out of doors, including an awesome fire pit. All you need to bring is food for your meals! Just a short 500 yard walk to the Au Sable for fly fishing, kayaking and swimming. Due to storms in the area, the fishing was a bust, but the hiking trails and wildlife kept us busy. The cabin is made for making memories with your family and friends. What a great place for dogs to run and swim!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your great review of our cabin and you pretty much hit the nail on the head on everything you mentioned. Yep-- just bring your food and clothes and we supply the rest!
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It was indeed a cozy cabin in the woods

  • 5 of 5

It was a 3-1/2 hour drive to get to the cabin. The last few miles were on dirt roads, so that tells you that the cabin is in a remote area. The cabin has neighbors a few hundred yards on either side, but they are blocked by trees. Across the road is state owned land that goes for miles. Behind the cabin is federal land that also goes on forever. There is a short trail carved through the back of the property where sogns of wildlife may be observed. The property is walking distance to the Au Sable river, and Rod offers two canoes for renters to use. Wakely Lake is a short drive east on 72. There are tarails there to explore. Unfortunately, we didn't get a chance to visit there.

The cabin is an older structure, but well maintained. The water is from a well, but tastes like city water. There is no internet, Rod said that Verizon, or Sprint and can tether, or hotspot. We use Metropcs and were able to get and send texts, as well as use our tablets. So, if you use any of those three services, you may be able to reach out a little.

There are literally hundreds of movies and tv series on dvd and vcr tapes, mostly dvds occupy your time there, as well as many board games and outdoor games. There is a big fire pit and two grills. You may want to bring an ax to cut the supplied logs into useable size.

All in all we had a nice stay, and enjoyed the solitude. Grayling is about fifteen minutes away, and there are some shops and eateries there. We bought supplies at Family Fare. It is a really nice supermarket. You'll fond everything you could need there.

Lastly, the cabin has everything that you need except food. The cabinets in the kitchen even had a supply of spices. There is an air conditioner, heater, stove, microwave, toaster, tv, vcr, dvd player and radio in the cabin. It's a nice getaway.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your great detailed review of our cabin!
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Adorable Cabin in the Woods

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay in this lovely little cabin and once again we enjoyed it very much. We appreciate that most everything we need (other than food) is already supplied with the cabin so we don't need to pack quite so much stuff into the car. Most of all, however, we appreciate being able to bring our two pups here with us. The yard is spacious and well-kept with both sunny and shady areas and when we're not off exploring the surrounding area, they love sniffing around or just hanging outside with us while we relax.

During the day we played games in the shady area of the yard and even though it was pretty warm (mid-80s), it was pleasant under the trees. At night it's very dark and there is a good clear spot in the yard for watching the stars or meteor showers. We weren't bothered much by insects during the day or at night, but that may have been partly due to how dry it's been.

Overall, we highly recommend this cute little cabin and look forward to returning sometime for another pleasant stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your great review of our cabin. Yes-- pretty much all you need to bring is your food and clothes because our cabin has everything a person needs--- and then some. The huge yard is a big plus for kids, pets, outdoor games, etc... At $89 a night it's one of the best values a person will find!
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  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time. It had everything we needed. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This cabin has every thing you need at a reasonable rate!

  • 5 of 5

We love this cabin, our family always has a great time here and leave feeling peaceful and relaxed!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location to enjoy a quiet place in the woods.

  • 4 of 5

Rod is a great host. The place was nice and clean and just as advertised. The river is within walking distance and there was a nice spot to jump in and cool off. I would come again.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review of our cabin. There are no surprises when guests arrive. Everything is exactly as pictures and described on our VRBO listing. The Au Sable River is a true gem and the landing at the end of our road which is just 500 yards from the cabin is a great spot to swim and cool off, fish, and put your kayaks, canoes, and float tubes in and out.
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Barpub
13 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Forest Dunes
Nearest Restaurant
13 Miles
Rays BBQ, Big Boy, Pizza Hut, Dead Bear, Subway
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Kneff Lake

Hartwick Pines State Park & Logging Museum, Wellington Farms, Au Sable River, Manistee River, Wakeley Lake , Kneff Lake, Lake Margethe, Camp Grayling, all are with 10 to 20 minutes driving time. Higgins Lake is within 30 minutes


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning Fee $45
Pet Fee $10

Regarding pet fees. Pets are welcome and there is a fee of $10 per pet. However, this site only allows for a single pet fee of $10 which you can include in your booking. If you bring more than 1 pet, you can pay the additional pet fee/s upon your arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.