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Muskegon River - 3 Bedroom - 2 Bath - Michigan Adventure - Fishing - Canoeing

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Muskegon River- quiet location - private 3 bedroom, 2 bath close the the action

Wake up Overlooking the Beautiful Muskegon River! Enjoy the view from a nice, covered deck. It's one of my favorite places on our property.

We're located at 4545 W Fern Glen Dr. Fremont, Mi. 49412.

With 3 Bedrooms and 2 Bathrooms,the cabin sleeps 9. There is local TV. A VCR and DVD player with about 50 movies are also available. You are welcome to bring your own DVDs if you or the kids have some favorites. There is a full kitchen with all the utensils.

You'll be close to Canoes, Kayaks and Fishing. Fremont Baby Food Festival, Muskegon Bike Time and Michigan's Adventure as well as many other events are within a short driving distance.

For the fisherman, you can put your boat in the river close by and leave it parked out front while you stay. Or, if you prefer, just fish from the shore.

More Details

Property Manager
Steve Bedgood
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 July, 2017

About Steve Bedgood

My wife and I have been married 34 years. We have 5 children and close to 20 grandchildren.

We always wanted a place on the river. We bought our 10 acres in 1992. We built our home out here in 1995.

In 2000 we put a home in next door for my dad. It was to be his summer home as he had a home in Mississippi. After 2 years he sold his Mississippi home and moved up here. We were glad to have him.

He lived there for 14 years and we enjoyed each others company very much. He passed away in 2014, so I inherited the home.

It's a great home with a great view of the river off the covered back deck.

My wife and I really enjoy meeting people so we rent the home as a nice vacation spot.

Steve Bedgood purchased this cabin in 2000

Why Steve Bedgood chose Western Michigan

We always wanted a place on the river. We really liked this place because of its seclusion. We camped out here for 3 summers. We liked it so much we decided to build here.

Later, I put Dad's Cabin in out here mainly because it gave me a chance to have my dad as my neighbor. We've hunted and fished, shot targets and Trap as well as just enjoyed shooting the breeze out on his deck overlooking the river. (It's my favorite spot on the property.)

Many couples have already spent time out here for some romantic time alone. Some couples have come here to fish too.

Whether with their families, or by themselves. People can come here to rest. That's one of the reasons I like giving a discount for couples who stay 3 nights or more, it gives them time to relax for a little more than just a day. They leave here ready to handle what comes next a bit better for having taken the time to clear their heads and have some fun.

What makes this cabin unique

In addition to the seclusion out here, the cabin's covered back porch is my favorite place to be in the summer. It always seems to be the right temperature and seems to have just the right breeze off the water.

We provide the coffee so you can have a fresh morning cup and go sit and look out at the river.

You can fish, rent a Canoe, Kayak or Tube close by or just sit on the deck and watch others float by.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Tracy Williams — 5 star Had a great stay can't wait to go again next year
Aug 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Newaygo in Newaygo County

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Private off bedroom 1
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Main bathroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Faces the road
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Has it's own bath. Faces the river.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Large Double Bed , 1 Double Bed , 3 Single Bed , Bunk Bed. Sleeps 3. plus 2 new single beds. Faces River
  • Nice and Clean. Linens provided
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • limited accessibility
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Bring your boat, canoe, inner tubes or kayak. New Bridgeton launch makes access easy. You can tie your boat right out front! (Not recommended for boats that draft more than 2'.) There are also Canoe, Kayak and Tube rentals nearby.


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Muskegon River - 3 Bedroom - 2 Bath - Michigan Adventure - Fishing - Canoeing
average rating of 4.321429 based on 32 reviews

Very peaceful setting.

  • 5 of 5

Had a great relaxing time.

Beautiful settings, set way back in the woods.

The cabin was clean and well maintained.

The host ensured everything we needed was at our disposal, and even had a tray of homemade fudge waiting for us when we arrived.

Will definately visit here again.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. We are glad you enjoyed yourselves. Whether it's family time, fishing time or just quiet time you are looking for, we are always pleased when our guests have enjoyed their stay at Dad's Cabin Please come again. Steve
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Secluded no Internet :)

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful place to stay! Home is nice, clean and quiet. No internet which was great :) The owner Steve is a nice man. Will definitely stay here again if available on our next trip to MI.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice Place - Loved It!

  • 5 of 5

Steve was a great host. Cabin was very nice. Awesome view from the deck. I would go there again. Cabin had everything we needed to cook our meals.

  • Review Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Brenda, for your kind review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. To hear that you three were pleased means a lot to us. All the best to you!
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Steelhead 2017

  • 2 of 5

Was not really set up for 5 guys for spring fishing. Beds were ok for three but high bunk and old trundle bed not suitable. No pans or pots in the kitchen for cooking for a party of five and if you have boats parking is very difficult as is the two track road on the way in when it rains. Great front porch looking over the river.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words Doug. We will be investing in a few new pans as well as a new bed shortly. We have to balance the number of beds with the size of the place. We'll also be putting in the hooks for your waders as we discussed. It was a pleasure having you. Steve
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Great view of the river Quiet Clean Would stay there again

  • 4 of 5

excellent location on river. Quiet. Clean Would stay there again

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind review. We're sincerely glad that you and your family had a great time here. We like the fact that Dad's Cabin is secluded and quiet. Many of our guests enjoy that too. Thanks also for helping us keep it for the future. All the best to all of you.
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Very relaxing and a beautiful location!

  • 5 of 5

Our entire family stayed with us at Dad's Cabin and we hope to return! Steve was very welcoming and friendly and as has been mentioned in other reviews, they brought a large plate of homemade cookies by during our stay. I think they lasted all of 10 minutes once we returned home. :)

The cabin is in a beautiful location, and to sit out on the deck over looking the river is very peaceful! It is not far from whatever you may want to do. We were able to go to Grand Haven for a day at the beach, and drive a short 35-minute drive back to a peaceful off the beaten track home that did not break the bank to stay there! On our next visit, we will be making time to canoe down the river. It looked like loads of fun as we watched other go by.

My family has already decided that we would like to make it an annual trip.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are always pleased when our guests are able to have their plans work out. Whether it's fishing, floating, meeting up with friends or family, or just coming up to relax, if we can be a part of helping it come together, we've succeeded. When you come, let us know your interests and we'll see if we can locate things in advance for you. This particular couple had their family come spend time with them. We are grateful they chose is and happy for them that all went well.
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"If you haven't been, you need to go!"
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"Nice local restaurant with occasional live music! "
"My Home Town!"
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"This is a real railroad depot converted into a great restaurant!"
Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Fremont, Mi
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
7 Mile Inn
Nearest Ferry
29 Miles
Lake Express LLC
Nearest Golf
11 Miles
Waters Edge
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
7 Mile Inn
Nearest Ski
41.2 Miles
Nearest Beach
11 Miles
Fremont Lake
Car: necessary




Michigan's Adventure close by

Muskegon's Bike Time

(4) Courses found in Newaygo County, Michigan


National Baby Food Festival

Newaygo Nationals

Depending on your interests and imagination There is plenty to do without the hassle of traffic.

I listed some of the local towns Chamber of commerce sights so you can find what interests you.

Whatever you enjoy doing during the day, you can enjoy peace and quite once you get to Dad's Cabin.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Newaygo, Michigan

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
16 May 2017 - 18 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Salmon Season
19 Sep 2017 - 20 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Tax Rate 6.0%

We welcome you. Feel free to call and ask for directions as Google and some G.P.S. systems have trouble finding us. We would rather you call than spend unnecessary time on the road.
Our checkout time is 11:00am.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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