Manistee River Retreat - Flyfishing at its best

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1560 River Dr, Grayling, MI 49738



Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Sleeps 8
Per night $100 - $135
Per week $650 - $800
Type: Chalet
Description of the Grayling vacation chalet rental
Located on the Upper Manistee River seven miles west of Grayling, MI and 1 mile south of M-72, the house sits on a bluff about 50' back from and overlooking the river. There is a stairway down to a 4'X 8' dock which gives access to the water for such things as swimming, canoeing, kayaking, wading, tubing, fly fishing or wildlife viewing. The river is approximately 4' deep in front of the dock making it perfect for an afternoon dip in the heat of the summer sun. There are wooden steps going into the river making easy access for youngsters and/or fly fisherman to reach shallower waters. At the top of the bluff is a hammock which overlooks the river and seems to beckon one to lay down and rest under the swaying pine trees. If you are looking for a Retreat, this is the place. At the end of the street there is a private undeveloped park. The park offers solitude and another access point to the river. Sometimes wildlife, including deer, can be found drinking from the river at daybreak or early evening. The park area also makes a great place to lean against a tree and read a book or just relax and watch the trout rise during a hatch. The Upper Manistee River has been classified as a Natural River. This means that future development will have to meet certain standards - standards that will help to maintain the quality of the river and the river environment. The Natural Rivers Act along with the Upper Manistee River Association will be working together to make sure that there is a healthy trout population too. The house sits on a stretch of the Manistee River that is well known for it's Brook and Brown trout population. This section of the river is for fly fishing only and is open all year round. The Catch and Eat season runs from the last Saturday in April thru September 30. The rest of the year is Catch and Release ONLY.

Pets are welcome with written permission and a small fee/pet.

Albe Munson

Area Information
Approximately 7 mi. from town, the house is accessible year round and is located on a county plowed blacktop road. Located in a quiet residential neighborhood, you have close by neighbors giving you a feeling of security. However, there is abundant wildlife and solitude for that \"up north\" feeling. The home is located 3 miles from the State Park on Lake Margreth. The State Park offers a Day area with a sandy shallow beach/swim area which is perfect for children and adults alike. There is also a boat launch and the Walleye fishing as well as tubing/ water skiing on the lake is great. There is a trailhead approx. 3-4 miles from the house which gives access to over 1000 miles of trails designated for Snowmobile/Quad use. Hanson Hills Ski area is only 5 miles from the house and also has X-country ski trails that double as mountain bike trails in the summer.


Property Rates

Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Sep 01 2015 Nov 30 2016 $110 $125 $750 $3,000 2 Nights
Jul 06 2016 Aug 31 2016 $100 $110 $650 $2,500 2 Nights
May 03 2017 Jun 05 2017 $120 $135 $800 $3,200 2 Nights
Jun 06 2017 Jul 05 2017 $110 $125 $750 $3,000 2 Nights
Check In: 4 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.
Deposits: $300 Refundable Security Deposit
Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Money Order, Personal Check
Other Fees: $75 Cleaning Fee


Reviews for this vacation chalet rental in Grayling, Michigan

emily smyth

emily smyth

Shelby, MI USA


May 30, 2009

I hated it I will never go there again... Yuck Moths everywhere!!!

Owner Supplied Testimonials

Just a quick note to let you know that we had a wonderful weekend get-a-way at your up north cottage. We were there Oct 28-30 and could not have asked for better weather or such a fun weekend. There were 7 in our group! Dispite the large number - we all fit comforably in your cottage - including the kitchen where we enjoyed our "Waltons" style breakfast and dinners in your large and well stocked kitchen. Thanks for the use of the fireplace - it was perfect! We visited a couple lakes and parks - my sons hunted a little - all in all a fun weekend. My daughter and the rest of the 'younger' crowd went to the Haunted Cornfield for added fun. My son and his wife are already talking about returning in February if all goes well. Highly recommended.
Ann Z, St. Clair Shores, MI

Just a little note filled with thanks for the awesome stay at your river-rental! We enjoyed ourselves, rested and relaxed and had fun exploring the area and doing simple things. God bless you both!
Connie & Dan, Farwell, MI

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