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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 31, 2016

More Details

Rod Larkin
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 June, 2017

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 Northern Michigan

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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Grayling in Crawford County

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • 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 ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 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 ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
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
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Check in time is any time after 12 PM on your arrival date. Check out time is by 2 PM on your departure date.


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Cozy Log Cabin In The Woods
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 30 reviews

Great place

  • 5 of 5

Very nice little cottage with beautiful grounds. Very clean and tidy. Just what I was looking for. The access to the river had some great stretches to fish and Rod was super helpful pointing out the holes that he has fished for all the years he has been there. Nothing better than getting lots of knowledge of the river...thanks Rod.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind review of our cozy little cabin in the woods. When it comes to fly fishing this stretch of the Au Sable River, I know it like the back of my hand, having fished it for over 45 years. If you want to know where to fish, how to get there, and what hazards to avoid-- I can put you in some great spots whether wading is your thing (which is what I love to do), or covering lots of water on a float.
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Great Cabin & Yard

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay if fishing or hunting in the Grayling/Lovells area. The cabin and yard is exactly as presented on the VRBO site. A short walk to the river and many near-by areas to hunt and explore. The cabin was very clean and everything worked. Rod was a good source of local information and made sure we had everything we needed. We hope to return next year.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review of your stay at our cabin. It is the perfect location for the hunter and fisherman. The property adjoins more than 2000 acres of federal and state land that offers great small game, grouse and deer hunting. Great waterfowl hunting is nearby. When it comes to fishing, the Au Sable River is world renowned for fly fishing for trout and this is just 500 yards from our front door.
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Slice of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is perfect if you want a cozy place to get away from the justly and bustle of busy life. We have a young child and she was in absolute heaven at the cabin. It has a huge backyard with plenty of space to run, and a huge bonus is the sandbox with lots of sand toys as well as the small swing set. It was perfect for her. We loved being able to walk a short distance down the road to the river to fly fish and get wet. The Au Sable is right there and is spectacular. The property is well kept, had everything we needed, and we honestly can't wait to go back. I would recommend this place to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for you nice review of our cabin. We do our best to make sure that each gust who arrives has what they need to have an enjoyable "Up North" vacation, whether for a weekend or a week, or longer. We have things at our cabin for kids of all ages and the big yard offers lots to do! the Au Sable River just a few hundred yards from the cabin is one of the main attractions that people come for. That-- and the just getting away from it all at our cozy little cabin in the woods. It's the perfect place for a nice get away at a great price!
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Cozy place, great owners!

  • 5 of 5

The Lark Inn is a secluded cabin within a few miles of Grayling proper. This little wonder sits on a large plot of grassy land with plenty of trees and bushes to leave you feeling at peace in the woods. The open floor plan is decorated with hunting trophies, and there are plenty of VHS and DVD titles for your viewing pleasure. The swing out front was the perfect place to watch the stars. Rod makes sure you know where you're going and made himself very available in case we had any questions during our stay. We would love to come back to this cozy, rustic delight.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review of our cabin and that's what everyone likes about our place-- the huge yard nestled in the forest that offers plenty of seclusion and the stars on a clear night are breathtaking!
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  • 5 of 5

Awsome experience at the lark inn, like the discription says all you need to bring is food and charcoal. Perfect yard for kids to play, sandbox, swingset, horse shoes, had a great time.

Thanks again! The Voss's

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review of our cabin. Everyone who brings kids comments about all of the amenities there are in the yard for their children and all the things our big yard has to offer!
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The property was beautiful and in a great location for river access!

  • 4 of 5

Even though we were only at the property about 24 hours we enjoyed our stay and were very happy with the hospitality of the property owner. Our only complaint would be that we were a little too tall to feel 100% comfortable on the futons, but otherwise we were very happy with our stay. We checked out the river, watched a movie from their expansive collection, and visited the local state park to see the trees and hike. We were sorry we couldn't stay longer! Thanks again for a nice trip :)

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review of our cabin!
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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


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Grayling, Michigan

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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £193.26
Cleaning Fee £34.79
Pet Fee £7.73

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 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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