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Penrod's Au Sable River Resort

100 Maple St, Grayling, MI
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Carlsbad, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

This place is amazing, quiet, quaint, CLEAN, Manager that cares about your stay and your time in this awesome little town, he went out of his way to find me a Yoga studio and Paddle board rental. I was always greeted with a smile and a super positive vibe. I stayed in the one room cabin with a bathroom that... More 

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Grand Blanc, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 via mobile

The cabin was very clean and cozy. The grounds, well maintained with lovely seating areas next to the river. I brought my own kayak up and they spotted my car at my desired pull-out point. I like that, since I can take all the time I want to enjoy the journey down river. I will definitely be back!

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Jim H, Owner at Penrod's Au Sable River Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. We appreciate your business and are glad you had a good time. Hopefully we will see you again. Jim More 

Mary Esther, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

We are yearly visitors to the quaint cabins! We love the river, the lovely cabin, the location, and Jim and his great staff. Each year we relax and enjoy the quiet! If you like the rustic outdoors with some creature comforts, you will be pleased!

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Ann Arbor
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

These are log cabins. Do not expect a Hilton experience. Some windows lack curtains. Good value. Great in town, on the river location. You will feel like you stepped back in time. Friendly owner. Grayling has limited dining options, BTW.

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East Lansing, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

Those little log cabins right beside the Au Sable River - convenient, romantic, practical, cozy, and BEAUTIFUL area. We could walk or ride bikes to town for meals, shopping, browsing, etc. Canoeing on the Au Sable is being on the Gem Of The North. Best river in the state - bar none! Penrod's rents bikes, canoes, and kayaks. Couldn't be... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

Stayed two nights in cabin #9. Cabin was very well maintained, bathroom had recently been remodeled. We are normally Holiday Inn Express kind of people, but were very happy that we decided to give Penrods a chance. Great water pressure in the shower, must be on city water as there was no well water smell or taste to the water.... More 

Thank t i
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013 via mobile

My family of four (teens age 14 & 16) stayed at Penrods this summer for two nights. This trip makes it #5 for me and my husband. We enjoyed their two person cabins early on and have visited twice with the kids staying in the family cabins. Over the span of 20 years, we have enjoyed all of our visits... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013 via mobile

my fiance and I stayed in Cottage number 12. It has a small kitchenette with a neat refrigerator and stove top combination that seems to be almost an antique. we enjoyed our stay however the mattress on the bed was very uncomfortable and made for an uncomfortable night of sleep.we were very busy with the wedding and so I never... More 

Thank freeflow85
Springville, Utah
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Unknowingly we arrived in Grayling on the Au Sable River Marathon weekend. We wanted to take a lazy canoe trip on the river, but got to Penrod's just as the time trials we to start. Penrod's helped us get on the river fast and helped us avoid the crush of people. Equipment was in good order and we had a... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

My 16 yr old son and I just kayaked 4 hrs.down the Au Sable River out of Grayling.We rented from Penrod's and are extremely happy we did.They have a large selection of canoe's and kayak's.I would recommend going Monday-Wednesday.We passed 6-8 people in 13 miles.We had the river to our selves. Penrod's were very helpful in getting us situated with... More 

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