Riverdale Hideaway on Manistique's Indian River Manistique


RIVERDALE HIDEAWAY (Indian River): 3 bedrooms/2 baths, along Manistique's Indian River in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.
Bedrooms

3

Baths

2

Sleeps

10

RIVERDALE HIDEAWAY
SLEEPS:8 (up to 10 max)
BEDROOMS: 3 + loft
BATHROOMS: 2
RIVERFRONT (Indian River-leads into Indian Lake)
KAYAK: 1 kayak for your use
*GREAT CENTRAL LOCATION  FOR FAMILY VACATIONS, GOLF & FISHING RETREATS in the Central Upper Peninsula. 

Minutes from Indian Lake Golf Course in Manistique. Drive along Indian Lake and you'll see an isthmus where Indian Lake and Indian River meet just out outside of Manistique. Park in one of the 2 convenient parking spaces in front of the beautiful home close to the small road.  

When you enter the home you are greeted by the large kitchen with vaulted ceilings, beautiful wooden prep island table and plenty of space for preparing your meals.  All the standard appliances are in this nice-sized kitchen: refrigerator/freezer, stove top/ oven, microwave and even a dishwasher!  There are even bar stools for family to chat with the chef!  

Just past the bar stools you'll find the main floor washer & dryer, just off the kitchen. Walk to the right and you'll be able to sit with your family at the table for 6 as you enjoy our meals together.  Plus, there is an additional wooden dining table for 4 near the fireplace.

Walk to the left from the kitchen and you'll see the main floor washer/dryer. The screened in porch with the view of the river faces you as you cook, so you never feel too far away from the action.

Windows, windows, windows.  There is a great view of Indian River almost everywhere you turn! Plenty of space to spread out and enjoy your time together!

On the main floor, you'll not only find the kitchen with a vaulted ceiling, dining room, large living room with a fireplace, screened in porch, washer/dryer, yet you have a convenient bedroom with 2 twin beds and a full-sized Murphy bed which pulls down from the wall. This room has a partial view of Indian Lake. Off the living room, there is also a main floor bathroom, with a shower, sink and toilet which is easily for everyone to use on the main level.

The living room and dining room has the full view of Indian River. Plenty of seating choices for your family to relax, kick up your feet, journal, read a good book, watch the river or TV.  The gorgeous stone fireplace provides a romantic, cozy opportunity to build a fire to gather.    Plenty of table to play a good game of Euchre with your family and friends.

Head up the L-shaped staircase to the second level, with a beautiful stained glass window as you ascend.  There you will find an additional 2 large bedrooms, including an additional stone fireplace in the master bedroom!  

Upstairs, to the left of the staircase is the huge Master Bedroom with a Queen bed, fireplace and sitting area.  There is a bathroom attached to the Master Bedroom which can become a private bath for the Master, or shared with the 3rd bedroom and extra sleeping/loft area. The bathroom can be accessible to both the hallway or solely the Master Bedroom.

The upstairs bathroom is large with 2 sinks, a large lighted mirror, toilet and a full-size tub/shower. 

To the right of the staircase, you'll see a loft sitting area, which can double as an extra sleeping area (futon) and TV, table and chairs. Go through this room and you are on your way to the 3rd bedroom.In the upstairs 3rd bedroom, with a nice partial view of Indian Lake  there is a set of twin bunk beds, plus an extra twin bed.

Plenty of space for yard games in the large yard facing the river.  Yes, neighbors are nearby, yet you have a nice sense of space in the yard.

Riverdale Hideaway is an easy day trip to both the Tahquamenon Falls State Park and Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.  

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Swimming:  not really easy by the house.  Best swimming is at state park a few miles around the lake

Golf: Within 5 minutes of the Indian Lake Golf and Country Club Classic www.indianlakegolfcourse.com

Grocery Stores:  Jack's in Manistique is a wonderful option. 

Pets: Sorry pet-lovers! Your fur babies need to find another place to vacation. Pets are NOT allowed due to owner's allergies + close neighbors + no fenced yard. Guests who bring dogs will be asked to leave the property without a refund. Neighbors will report any pets they see. 

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INSIDE RIVERDALE FAQs

Air Conditioning: None- ceiling fans are wonderful.
Beds/Bedrooms/ Sleeping Arrangements:
Simple linens are provided with each bed: pillow with pillow case, mattress pad, bottom/fitted sheet, top sheet and a blanket and/or comforter. Additional linens and blankets may be found throughout.
Bedroom layout
Main floor:

                Bedroom 1: Twin bed + Queen Murphy Bed
Upstairs:             
                Bedroom 2 (Master): Queen-size Bed
                Bedroom 3: Twin bed + Twin Bunk Beds (2 beds)
                Loft: Full-sized Futon


There is a full-sized pull-out couch.

Internet: YES  Free WI-FI.

KITCHEN:
Coffee Pot:1  standard coffee pot.
Dishes/Silverware/Cooking/Baking/Glasses: Fully equipped for all of your basic needs, and most of your other cooking needs as well. 
Refrigerator: Yes. 
Stove/Oven: We have a standard stove-top oven. 
TV/Cable + DVD/VCR players: Yes, we have basic Dish Network (satellite) with both local and cable channels. 

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OUTSIDE RIVERDALE  FAQs
Boat Rentals:Curtis Fish & Hunt Shop
Dock: Yes, there is a dock that runs the length of the property. 
Grill: Yes! There is a propane grill on site. The tank is usually full!
Fire Pit: Yes
Fireworks:  Please check the fire danger status before you consider using legal  fireworks at Riverdale. Only legal fireworks are allowed. You are surrounded by nearby homes and many trees. It is your responsibility to be safe. Please be especially cautious around children.  Please dispose of all wrappers, sticks, etc.
Lawn Chairs: Yes

LOCAL ATTRACTIONS

Big Springs "Kich-iti-kipi": Michigan's largest freshwater spring. Two hundred feet across, and 40-feet deep. Over 10,000 gallons a minute gush from fissures in the underlying limestone at a constant 45 degree Fahrenheit.  By means of a self-operated observation raft, visitors are guided to vantage points overlooking fascinating underwater features and fantasies. Ancient tree trunks, lime-encrusted branches and fat trout appear suspended in nothingness as they slip through crystal waters far below. Clouds of sand kept in constant motion by gushing waters create ever-changing shapes and forms, a challenge to the imagination of young and old alike.

Indian Lake Golf Course:  A very popular, 18 hole golf course along Indian Lake. Just 5 minutes from the Riverdale Hideaway.

The Kewadin Casino: It is approximately 10 minutes (7 miles) from the Lodge. If you make reservations, they will pick you up at the cabin and return your group as well.

Historic Manistique Water Tower : The Old Water Tower is one of the many historic sites in Schoolcraft County. Built in 1923 and constructed in the “Roman revival” style, it is also listed in the national register. The renovated building will provide space for arts related public events and public rest room facilities while preserving one of Manistique's unique and historic buildings.

Fayette State Park & Historic Town site: Fayette was once one of the Upper Peninsula's most productive iron-smelting operations. Located on the Garden Peninsula at Snail Shell Harbor. When the charcoal iron market began to decline, the Jackson Iron Company closed its Fayette smelting operation in 1891. It is now a completely restored village including 22 historic buildings, museum exhibits and the visitor center, which can be toured May through October. The historic site is located in Fayette State Park.

*Mackinac Bridge- approximately 70 minutes
*Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore- approximately 45 minutes
*Tahquamenon Falls State Park-  approximately 1 hour 30 minutes away.


 

Amenities

Property/indoor Amenities
  • Fireplace-wood-burning
  • Basic paper products included.
  • Cable- Satellite TV
  • Ceiling fans
  • Linens & towels included
  • Screened-in porch
  • Internet/ WI FI
  • Washer & dryer
  • TV with DVD & VHS player
  • Blow Dryer
Kitchen Amenities
  • Coffee maker
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Standard kitchenware & utensils
  • Stove
  • Oven
Outdoor Amenities
  • Kayak included
  • Fire pit
  • Patio chairs
  • Deck/patio
  • grill-propane
SeasonPeriodMin.StayNightlyWeekly
06/15/2019 - 09/05/20192$250.00
09/06/2019 - 10/31/20192$90.00
11/01/2019 - 12/31/20202$150.00

Reviews

Great Family Get Away
We loved our time at Riverdale Hideaway. It was a perfect place for our kids from out of town to meet up. There was plenty of room to sleep, play games, talk and eat without getting in each others way. The view was beautiful and peaceful. The location was perfect. Thank you for a wonderful experience.

FRESHWATER RESPONSE:
Cindy, we are so very pleased that  Riverdale Hideaway  worked out so well for your family.  There is a great view of Indian River almost everywhere you turn! and plenty of space to spread out and enjoy your time together, just like you said.  It is also 5 minutes from the Indian Lake Golf and Country Club.
 
Cindy
Jul 2019
The house exceeded our expectations and we were happy staying there. The neighbors were very friendly and gave good suggestions while we were there. I would use your services again.

FRESHWATER RESPONSE:
Frank, we are so very happy that Riverdale Hideaway met and exceeded your expectations!  Friendly neighbors is certainly a bonus.  The stone fireplace is amazing.  We hope to see you again soon.
Frank
May 2019
It was a wonderful place to relax.
My large family loved it. A great place for us to regroup after going out for the day.


FRESHWATER RESPONSE:
Jamie, we are happy to hear that Riverdale Hideaway fit the needs of your family.  It's always good to have a great place to come back to after  a day of sightseeing or playing.  We hope to see you again
Jamie
Sep 2018
We had a great stay. Good memories made may come back again. Thanks


FRESHWATER RESPONSE:

Jason, FVR loves to help our guests make great memories!  We are so glad that 
Riverdale Hideaway on Manistique's Indian River was the place you chose to make yours.  We hope that you coma back again.
Jason
Aug 2018
Awesome time
Had a fantastic time...beautiful place. So relaxing!


FRESHWATER RESPONSE:

Joseph,  we are so glad that you had a great vacation at Riverdale Hideaway.  The U.P. is gorgeous and Riverdale Hideaway is the perfect location for seeing the popular sites.  We hope to see you again soon!

 
Joseph
Aug 2018
Thank you!
Thank you for the wonderful vacation. The property was accommodating and provided wonderful space for our family. Great memories, paddle boating, fishing, visiting Kitch-iti-kipi, Oswald's Bear Farm & great evenings at the fire pit. Neighbors were wonderful & kind-what a great neighborhood. Thanks again for sharing your property! Off to walk the bridge!

FRESHWATER VACATION RENTALS RESPONSE: 
We are so happy you enjoyed your time here in Manistique! We totally agree about the neighborhood, the neighbors are the kindest people! We hope to see you again!

 
Amanda
Sep 2017
Wonderful property
The property was equipped with everything you could possibly think of, no worries if you forgot the wine opener, matches or even campfire roasting sticks - they had it all! Spacious home with room for the guys to watch football, the kids to do puzzles and table to dine. Rain or shine there was plenty to do on site and even great site seeing within miles. River on one side & lake on the other for boating and fishing and the neighbors were fabulous & friendly, too. Limited parking for multiples, but we had 3 full size pick ups and made it work.

FRESHWATER RESPONSE:
YES! We do try to provide everything at Riverdale to the best of our abilities. You're on vacation, why should you have to worry about remembering the wine opener? We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay. Please consider our 54 other properties as well for your next Michigan vacation!
 
Amanda
Sep 2017
Very nice getaway
We enjoyed our time at the Riverdale Hideaway. There was plenty of space, comfy beds and furniture and an awesome enclosed back porch. We used the house as a base to do some sight seeing in the area. We had everything we needed for a fun, relaxing vacation. Neighbors were very nice and it was surprisingly quiet for the weekend before July 4th. We plan to come back!


FRESHWATER RESPONSE:

Hi Ellen,  We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Riverdale Hideaway.  It is in the perfect location for doing day trips!  Happy to hear that it was quiet while you were there, given the 4th of July.  We look forward to working with you again soon.
 
Ellen
Jul 2018


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