Michael Fagerman
(231) 920-8970
[email protected]
8730 W River Ranch Bend Baldwin, MI 49304

Price $800,000

MLS # 1920602

Beds: 3
Baths: 2 full 0 half

Year Built: 1980
TTL Sq Ft: 1716

Status: Active
Type: Residential

School Dist. Baldwin Community Schools

Property Features

Acres 5.43
Lot Size Survey attached

Condo No

Garage 0 car

Construction Frame

Lake/River Pere Marquette River


Living Room 25 x 13

Kitchen 13 x 8

Bedroom 1 13 x 12



The Cabin #1 parcel includes 1,346. feet of frontage on the Pere Marquette River and 5.43 acres of land. An easement provides access over the existing road to Mac Road, plowed in winter and maintained year-round by Lake County. This cabin sits well above the river. Fishermen enjoy the low bank access to the river for fishing. Because it was built before the Natural Rivers Act, this cabin is closer to the river than is allowed for new construction under the current 150-foot setback. This grandfathered status enables the building to be replaced or expanded by up to 50% without a zoning variance. This is an unusual and highly desirable feature as it allows proximity to the river and views upstream and downstream, which is impossible with new construction. This is a well-maintained wood frame building built in 1980 in a chalet style on a 26’ by 50’ foundation with a vaulted ceiling over the living/dining area and a ½ story area above in the remainder of the structure. There has been only one owner. This is the first time it has been listed for sale. Electric power is underground, and this cabin has a well, septic system, phone, and 1000 gallon propane tank. The main floor has a living/dining room, a kitchen with a built-in dishwasher, two bedrooms, a full bathroom, and a utility room. The fireplace is stone. The upper floor has a full bedroom, a divided full bathroom, and an open loft area. Total living area is 1,716 square feet. The interior finish combines paneling and drywall with laminate floor coverings. The exterior siding is wood, and the roof is metal. Sliding doors lead to expansive deck areas that offer lovely views of the Pere Marquette River. Currently, it is offered for rent by Unsalted Vacations, which provides a good net income. They advertise, book the rentals, and have a crew that cleans up afterward. The Pere Marquette is a National Wild and Scenic River by Act of Congress, a Natural River with no dam, and a Blue Ribbon Trout Stream in Michigan.

Call: 231-920-8970

Email: [email protected]

Michael Fagerman