check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar

Mike Moldal

Member since: 2014
Call Owner
Speaks english

Muskegon River Retreat, Newaygo - Croton, Michigan, River Frontage

Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Pay with confidence

When you book through the HomeAway checkout, your booking is backed by our Book with Confidence Guarantee™ offering comprehensive payment protection.

Learn more


Photos and Description of the Newaygo vacation cabin rental

2 bedrooms, 1 bath, kitchen, porch, private dock steps from the river, 7 acres

The Muskegon River Retreat is a quaint, clean, 2 bedroom cabin only steps from some of the finest cold water river fishing that Michigan has to offer. The river is approximately 200 feet wide and in mid-summer is often shallow enough to wade in front of the cabin. Please see our classified ad in Spring 2014 'Trout' magazine (by Trout Unlimited).

If you are looking for some of the finest spring and fall run steelhead fishing, congratulations you have found it. Steelhead as big as 20 lbs have been caught on flyrods by our spring 2014 guests. Easy access to the river increases your precious fishing time.

Each of the 2 bedrooms have 2 twin beds allowing capacity for 4 fishermen or feel free to push them together for 2 couples. You have the amenities to cook your own meals in the well appointed kitchen or barbecue outside on the gas grill. The cabin has a nice sitting area inside with wall to wall windows where you can unwind while watching the river.

The Muskegon River in front of the cabin is an excellent place for new fly anglers to learn the sport and experience success catching rainbows and browns on dry flys. Lots of room to cast, perfect paced water and epic hatches will not disappoint. We sincerely ask that you consider hook and release fishing for the majority of your catch...after all...the fish are the resource that keeps all of us coming back.

If you have your own drift or motor boat, renters may use the dock at the cabin to get a jump on the day, and the other fishermen. If you are in need of a guide for a day or several days, we refer clients to several of the finest guides on the river. Please inquire if you have interest as they do book out their schedules sometimes months in advance. The Retreat also has room to park boat trailers. The Pine Street public boat launch is convenient for launching of your own watercraft, just upstream.

This is a great place for families with kids. Imagine your kids catching fish from the dock and chasing crayfish, frogs and turtles with a net. Your kids will build memories that will last a lifetime. As with most rivers, while wet wading, we recommend wearing river shoes and proper waders for colder days. Flotation devices are also recommended.

It's a comfortable cabin and your family or friends will love it. Even in the winter, you will be astounded at the quality of the fishing. Give the Muskegon River Retreat a try this year and you won't be disappointed.

More Details
  • long term renters welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Mike Moldal (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Call Owner
Speaks english


Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Grand Rapids Gerald Ford International Airport
Nearest Ferry
50 Miles
Muskegon MI
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Pilgrims Run
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Grand Rapids MI
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
US 131
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Anchor Inn
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Croton Pond Beach
Car: recommended

About 10 miles upstream from Newaygo you will find the quiet river town of Croton, Michigan. Croton is a small town on the banks of one of the Muskegon River impoundments. Lake fishing and boating is available on Croton Pond. The town of Croton has available ammenities year-round including a grocery store, restaurants, ice cream shop, a bar and grill and a gas station. The major draw for the area is the Muskegon River and Croton Dam is the furthest upstream that steelhead and salmon can migrate. Fly hatches, spawning fish and small smolt are in abundance so the trout fishing is excellent. The Muskegon River Retreat is about 1.5 miles downstream from Croton Dam near the Pine Street access point (free boat launch access).


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cabin rental in Newaygo, Michigan

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
2016 Standard Rate
Apr 1 2016 - Nov 12 2016
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$100 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit C$333
Tax Rate 7.5%

Holiday weekends require a 3 night minimum rental and the nightly rate is $193.00.

Pets or smoking in cottage will cost 100% of damage deposit or actual charges to repair property (whichever is greater).
Trash must be removed from cottage and placed in can upon vacating. Failure to do so will result in fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Enter dates for accurate pricing
Send a Message
Available arrival
Available stay (no arrival)


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cabin rental in Newaygo, Michigan

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Stand up shower, toilet and sink. Very clean.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , Push together if you'd like to make a king out of 2 twins
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Push 2 twins together to make a king if you wish.
  • Each has a good size closet. Master bedroom has a dresser.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • long term renters welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Please remember to bring your boat. We do have links to some exceptional fishing guides on the Muskegon River, but this location is prime for fishermen with their own watercraft. By docking out front, you can get a jump on the day and finish your day by fishing the top mile in the evening without pressure. Shuttle services can be hired to move your vehicle to the take out while you fish.