River Field Retreat Houghton Lake

Popular! Recently viewed by 259 other travelers!

 RIVER FIELD RETREAT (Houghton Lake, MI): River view, Sleeps 4, ATV/ORV/Snowmobile Friendly!

Pets Welcome







*RIVERFRONT (Channel off the Muskegon River)




*HOUGHTON LAKE 3 miles away




Air Conditioning: There is a window unit in the master bedroom. There is a ceiling fan in living room. There are also 2 stand up/box fans.


ATV's: FOR SURE! There is a space in the garage for you to store your ATV/Snowmobiles in the garage. 


Bathroom: Toilet, Sink and Shower.

Beach/Swimming: Local swimming at public beach in Houghton Lake  (7 miles away).


Bedroom Configuration:

   Bedroom #1: Queen Bed

   Bedroom #2: 2 Twin Beds

Boats:  No boats are offered. You can bring your kayaks and drop them either in the channel or Muskegon River.


Boat Rentals: 

  • L & G Boat Rentals @Heights Marina 900 Shoreline Dr., Houghton Lake, MI 48629. 989-429-5575  

  • Brian's Lakeside Marina, Inc 8320 W. Houghton Lake Dr., Houghton Lake, MI. 989-422-6720 

  • Macon Marine 1552 W. Houghton Lake Dr., Prudenville, MI. 989-202-4844   

  • Houghton Lake Marina & Power 13710 W. Shore Drive, Houghton Lake, MI. 989-422-7257 ** No website, however they rent pontoon and fishing boats 

  • Korbinski's Marine & Lakeview Motel 364 W. Houghton Lake Dr., Prudenville, MI.=989-366-5306  

  • Bugs: There are May-flies in June.


    Cell phone service: Good!

                  * Detroit: 3 hours and 15 minutes ( 190 miles)
                  * Grand Rapids: 2 hours 10 minutes (130 miles)
                  * Lansing:  2 hours (125 miles)
                  * Saginaw: 1 hour and 45 minutes (105 miles)               
                  * Traverse City: 1 hour (60 miles) 
                  * Mackinac Bridge: 1 hour 10 minutes (100 miles)

    Dock: No docks

    Drinking Water: It is well water. Some guests may choose to bring bottled water for drinking. Not hard according to most. There is a water filter in kitchen.

    Drugs/Smoking/Fireworks: Freshwater does not permit illegal drugs of any kind on the property. Due to the location of the properties, smoking is strongly discouraged around the home and strictly prohibited in the home. Fireworks are prohibited at a Freshwater location for the safety of all persons in and around the property, even if it is legal in that city.

    Fireplace: Electric fireplace in the living room.

    Fire-pit: Yes!

    Fishing: Some common fish you will see in the nearby lake are .  Please be sure to bring your own poles as there are none at this property. Also, in order to fish in Michigan lakes, one is required to hold a fishing license. Click here to purchase your fishing license online. http://www.mdnr-elicense.com/Welcome/Default.aspx

    Grill: Propane grill. Propane provided. Also, there is an Electric grill (George Foreman-electric) there for guests to use.

    Grocery Store:  3561 W Houghton Lake Dr, Houghton Lake, MI 48629  (989) 366-5285

    Handicap Friendly: Let us explain what we mean by handicap friendly…there is a zero-2 step entry into this home, and it is one level (a ranch-style home). The bathrooms and hallways are not up to official handicap standards and do not come equipped with special apparatus to help those in need.

    Internet:  Yes!

    Linens: Yes, we provide your sheets and linens. Just like a hotel, the beds will be made for you upon arrival. If you are fussy about the thread count of your sheets, just let me know, and I’ll make sure we leave a bed open for your sheets. We have just the basic sheets, pillows, pillow cases and bath towels.

    Parking: 2-3 cars or 1-2 truck/trailer combo.

    Pets: Pets are welcome! Freshwater Vacation Rentals currently charges $50/per pet for your entire stay. Yes, we do accept dogs, yet we do ask that you please clean up after them both inside and outside the cabin. Plus, if you allow them on the furniture, we do ask that you please bring your own linens/blankets for them to sleep on.  Just let us know which bed you will be using with them, and we’ll make sure it is ready for your sheets when you arrive. Plus, if the pet hair starts to build, we do ask that you please run the vacuum. Generally, dogs love the water and places to explore. Pet food does tend to attract mice, so vigilance is needed.

    Privacy: You can see the neighbors in 2 directions. There is a cabin that is right next to the garage with residents.  

    Seniors:Come one, come all! This space is great for those over 60. Sometimes when renting a home, you are never too sure about the terrain: is the home on top of a hill, is parking on a steep slope, are there 100 steps to the beach or the unit, etc. This home gets the FVR approval for the young at heart!

    Snowmobiles:  a person (resident and nonresident) that operates a snowmobile in Michigan is required to purchase a snowmobile trail permit. The trail permit enables snowmobilers to ride state-designated trails and thousands more miles of public roads and on public lands (where authorized). It is valid for one year, which begins Oct. 1 and ends Sept. 30 of the following year. State-designated trails are open Dec. 1-March 31 and grooming occurs when there is enough snow on the ground. Click here to purchase your snowmobile trail permit.     https://www.mdnr-elicense.com/Welcome/Default.aspx?ReturnUrl=/

    Space:  Ranch with cathedral ceiling and a garage.

    Televisions: 1 40” smart tv with local channels. Old dvd player is also present with dvd’s.

    Towels: Yes, we provide towels.  It's always good to bring extra though. Please bring your own beach towels if needed.

    Washer and dryer:  There is a Washer ONLY.  There is no dryer. Then there is a clothesline runs from cabin to garage. Laundry soap is provided.

    Wood: Tons of wood on property for guests to use.



    Property/indoor Amenities
    • Air conditioner unit (window or portable unit)
    • Animal Statues (taxidermy)
    • Basic Paper Products (Paper Towel & TP)
    • Blankets
    • Blow Dryer
    • Board Games
    • Box Fans
    • Ceiling fans
    • DVD player
    • DVD's
    • Fireplace - Electric
    • Firewood is Provided.
    • Foosball Table
    • Garage
    • Heat- Electric Heaters Only
    • Internet/ WiFi
    • Linens & Towels included
    • Oscillating Fans
    • Pets allowed.
    • Portable Fans
    • Smart TV w/ streaming
    • Vacuum
    Kitchen Amenities
    • Cleaning Supplies
    • Coffee maker
    • Cooking and Baking Pans
    • Microwave
    • Oven
    • Refrigerator
    • Soaps (Hand & Dish Soap)
    • Standard Kitchenware & Utensils
    • Stove
    Outdoor Amenities
    • Deck/Patio
    • Fire Pit
    • Gazebo
    • Grill--Electric
    • Grill-Propane
    • Lawn Games
    • Patio Chairs
    • Picnic Table
    • Snowmobile from Property
    Special Features
    • ATV allowed

Season Period Min.Stay Nightly Weekly
01/02/2021 - 01/01/2022 2 $150.00
January - December 2022 01/02/2022 - 01/01/2023 2 $150.00

Write a Review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Click to View Map