Rustic River View Cabin w/ Fire Pit, Games & Grill

Sleeps 62 BR1 BA


Tucked away in the serenity of Merritt sits this 2-bedroom, 1-bath vacation rental cabin. Listen to the Muskegon River flow as you sip your coffee on the screened porch and fire up the grill when hunger strikes. With Houghton Lake just minutes away, you can enjoy endless aquatic adventures in the summer and ice skating or snowshoeing when Michigan turns into a winter wonderland. Regardless of the weather, finish each day around the fire - inside or out!


  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Essentials
  • Central Air Conditioning
  • Free Parking
  • Waterfront
  • Pets Allowed
  • Kitchen
  • Central Heating


Location Details

OUTDOORS: Houghton Lake (10.6 miles), Heights Marina & Boat Rental (12.5 miles), Roscommon State Forest Area (14.6 miles), Higgins Lake (20.5 miles), Half Way Between Houghton Lake and Lake City (22.0 miles)

GOLFING: The Quest Golf Course (11.5 miles), Pineview Highlands Golf Course (14.5 miles), White Deer Country Club (18.2 miles)

PARKS: Clam River Dam Park (11.8 miles), DNR Boat Launch Lakeview Park (14.9 miles), Houghton Lake State Forest Park (15.7 miles), Trestle Park (18.7 miles)

AIRPORT: Cherry Capital Airport (64.1 miles)


10 reviews
  • 4th of July weekend


    All of the amenities of home! Love the cabin with the river view!! Highly recommend

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Tracy M.
    Published July 29, 2022
  • Great weekend get away


    This was the perfect place for my family to get away for the weekend. The cabin had dish soap, dish washer detergent, trash bags, toilet paper and paper towels, all things I really didn't expect but a nice addition I appreciated having those items there. There were all kinds of dishes available for use which was perfect, the only thing I could have used is a little larger frying pan but otherwise perfect!! Thank you for sharing your cabin with us, we had a great time.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    trisha w.
    Published July 29, 2022
    Manager's Response:

    Response from owner: "I'm glad we had everything you needed, and more. Also, happy you and your family had a great get away weekend. Please come back anytime!"

  • If you want to have quite time and relax but still have things to do a short distance away.


    So relaxing! We loved it! Nothing fancy but was clean plus has anything you will need.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Mary N.
    Published July 15, 2022
    Manager's Response:

    From the owner: "Thanks, Mary, for the review. We are glad you enjoyed yourself and got some relaxing time in but also got to experience the town. Please come back!"

  • First Vacation


    The cabin was very clean and relaxing the veiw of the creek was my favorite it was in the middle of everything so there was plenty to do.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Hannah T.
    Published July 15, 2022
    Manager's Response:

    From the owner: "We are so glad you had a relaxing stay and loved the view of the river. Please come back and enjoy it again anytime. Thanks for the 5 stars!"

  • Pictures were a bit misleading


    We had a nice time, but we feel that the description of the river, and the pictures of the river were very misleading. Online it looks like you could walk out the door and walk right up to the river. The truth is, the river is about 10 ft down a bluff. The cabin sits on a bluff. There was a bunch of overgrown bushes and grasses, so you could hardly see the water unless you stood up. They shouldn't advertise the river the way they did because you couldn't even get to it. If you could actually have used the river, just to sit by it, we would have had a better time.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Amy L.
    Published October 20, 2021
    Manager's Response:

    Hi Amy, We want all of our guests to find the perfect vacation rental for their stay, so we take the accuracy of our listings seriously:
    - Travelers can see the exterior space and the river in the listing photos
    - The cabin is on a bluff, but many guests just walk down the embankment to fish
    - The neighbor is also happy to let guests use their dock if they ask, and the owners are planning on adding their own dock as well
    In the future, please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or concerns - we're here 24/7 to support our guests!

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