River Retreat
RIVER RETREAT (Skanee, MI): Winter open! 2 Bedrooms, Pets OK!
RIVER RETREAT (Skanee, MI): Winter open! 2 Bedrooms, Pets OK!
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
You won’t be charged yet

*RIVERFRONT (Ravine River-small bubbling stream in 2016)

This quaint 2 bedroom cabin faces the beautiful, Ravine River in Skanee, MI. Just a short distance from Witz's Marina. 2 upstairs bedrooms, full main floor kitchen, main floor bathroom with a shower and comfortable living room. Just 15 miles from the Baraga Community Hospital. Excellent for visiting physicians, visiting your college student at Michigan Tech or just a relaxing couple get-away for nature lovers.
There are two bedrooms, but there is additional sleeping arrangements with an extra futon provided for you in the rooms! The upstairs staircase provides a open-air see-through view, with narrow, wooden slats heading upstairs. Yes, a small dog could fit through the wooden bars. This cabin is pet-friendly with  a small fenced in area outside. 

Snuggle up to the wood-burning stove.
Bedrooms: 2
Bedroom #1 (Master bedroom- Upstairs)- One queen-size bed.
Bedroom Two (Upstairs)- Two twin-size beds with additional twin pull-out bed.
Bathroom (Main floor)- One full bathroom.
Baraga: approximately 35 minutes away.
Houghton: 48 miles (1 hour northwest)
Copper Harbor: Michigan's northernmost community, a truly unique community is about 1 hour North, you can take your time enjoying Baraga State Park as well as Houghton City on your way. The port of Copper Harbor, one of the main shipping points for copper going out and supplies coming in, much of what was built back in the late 1800's is still there for you too appreciate today.
Mt. Avron: The highest peak in Michigan.
Golfing: Nearest golf course is in L'Anse. 9 hole course with driving range.
Porcupine Mountains:
Ojibwa Casino: Located in Baraga (35 min. away)
How far is...
Tahquamenon Falls State Park: 3 hours 15 minutes away. (174 miles)
Mackinac Bridge: 3 hours 52 minutes away. (211 miles)

Cross country skiing- "Pinery Lakes Trail" is a great place to check out . Here you will find 3.9 miles of groomed trails. Only 20 minutes away.
Snowmobiling: Lots of area to explore here in Baraga County! 146 miles of state-assisted and groomed trails, and 150+ miles of un-groomed trails.
Snowshoeing: 5 minutes away at L'Anse Township Park on Skanee Rd.
Cell phone service: Cell phone service is generally unreliable in the Upper Peninsula when you travel outside of Marquette and Escanaba. AT&T has been very unreliable in the cabin. Walking down to the road is the best option.
Grills: There is a charcoal grill.
Fire-pit: There is an outdoor fire-pit for your use. Please provide your own wood, we cannot guarantee there will be any at the property!
Fishing: There is not gear here. However, you are more than welcome to bring your own fishing supplies.
Marina: Witz's Marina in Skanee. ((PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)
Patio Chairs: There is a patio set with chairs provided.
Pets: *Pets are welcome! Freshwater Vacation Rentals currently charges $50/per pet. Yes-pets are welcome for a flat fee. Yes! There is a small fenced in area outside that they may use.
Phone: Yes, we do have a basic landline for LOCAL calls only.
Privacy: Yes, there is more privacy here than in most standard cottage. Still, you can see your neighbors.
Swimming: Swimming is not available on the property. There is a beach that is 3 miles down the road and you can also launch your boat here.
TV: We have a flat screen TV (no cable) + a DVD player.
Washer/Dryer: Yes, there is a washer and dryer on the main level.
Wi-Fi: Yes! There is WiFi.

Cottages within view


Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 single bed

House Rules
Check in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 11AM

We appreciate you being our Guests. These policies are in place for your safety, as well as the protection of the vacation home. We expect our guests to always conduct themselves in a neighborly fashion. Thank you very much for your cooperation.
*Check the Amenities Chart on our website to make sure you know what your rental is equipped with. We do not guarantee fire-starters/kindling at properties with fireplaces/wood-burning stoves. Since people use varying amounts of firewood during their stay, is not guaranteed to be provided.
*Although cabins are often equipped with some non-perishable food items, such as sugar, coffee, and spices, we cannot guarantee they will be there. Please bring anything edible you may need during your stay. Dish soap and laundry detergent ARE provided at properties with dishwashers and washer/dryers.
*Guests should bring their own toiletries. We provide toilet paper, paper towels, basic hand soap, towels, bed linens and blankets. Please bring your own beach towels.
*Please make sure you are familiar with our cancellation policies and policies regarding service or amenity outages.

We are a full-service rental company and want to make sure you are as happy as possible with your vacation. If you experience any issues at all during your stay, please call us! 9 out of 10 times we are able resolve your issue over the phone within minutes by directing you to back up supplies, instructions, etc. If not, we are happy to send someone to assist you in person.


3 Reviews

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Jordan User Profile
September 2017
Quiet, peaceful cabin next to a soothing river. If you want peace and quiet away from all the city noises, this is the place for you. Also located about 15 minutes from Mt. Arvon, the tallest point in Michigan.
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Response from Freshwater:
Jordan~We are very glad you enjoyed the peace and quiet! Mt. Arvon is a cool place to visit! We hope to see you again in the future! ~Freshwater Vacation Rentals
September 2017

David User Profile
August 2017
The place was fantastic, the river was gorgeous, all around excellent spot.
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Response from Freshwater:
David, Thank you for sharing your thoughts! River Retreat is an awesome spot! We hope to see you again in the future! Be sure to check out our 45 other cabins and cottages for rent throughout Michigan! Sincerely, Janelle~Freshwater Vacation Rentals
August 2017

Shannon User Profile
August 2017
Quite a Gem in the Upper Peninsula! The location on the river is so serene, I love the sound of the constant flow of water .

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