It did have electricity, a small refrigerator and stove and a wood fireplace by the time we got it somewhat fixed up. We used to go there on weekends when I was still working and do some fishing and just plain relaxing. It was very beautiful and quiet there. My husband saw a silver fox and we would frequently see deer and mallard ducks on the river too. The fishing was good too.
Since we built our log home, which is over an hour away from this river property, we hadn't spent much time there. It got to be a burden in the summer to have to go and cut grass there and worry about someone breaking into the cabin.
So, last fall, we listed the property for sale with a realtor friend of mine. I didn't think it would sell quickly because when the snow came (early up here) it would take someone snowshoeing in to see the property. Also, since the cabin is not insulated well enough for people to use it in the winter, it wouldn't sell well at that time of year.
As soon as the snow melted, I decided to list it also on Craig's List.
We had 6 or 7 people really interested and I began to receive a bunch of e-mails of inquiry about the property.
Within one week of listing it on Craig's List, someone from downstate Michigan drove up to look at it this Saturday, and offered us the full asking price, in cash! So, we got ahold of our realtor and we did the purchase agreement yesterday morning.
If all goes well, we will close within the next 7-14 days and it will be a done deal.
Hopefully, this is a good sign that the economy is starting to improve.
We will miss our little rustic cabin on the river, and are so pleased that the family that purchased it appreciates its charm and beauty. They seemed absolutely thrilled to get the property.
First, this is the walk over bridge to get into the property:
This is a shot of the river, taken off of the bridge:
A shot of the living area of the rustic cabin. On cooler days, we would light up the red fireplace in the corner and snuggle up on the couch and watch the fire:
The little kitchen area of the cabin:
We sold it with all the contents, as seen in the photo. We didn't want to haul any of the furniture and kitchen supplies, etc. out.
We were a little sad to see it go, as we had a lot of memories of having fun in it, but we were so pleased that the family buying it loves it and were thrilled to get it. We will have more time to spend out on our boat (on our lake) because we won't have the caretaking of this little cabin to worry about any longer.