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Uncle Chuck's Cabin

10 reviews
· Grand Rapids, Ohio
6 acres
1 site
1 Glamping
This property is a great place to enjoy nature. The Metropark has an easement through the canal. Bendview park is nearby. Undeveloped park acreage is near the access road to the east. Fly kites or drones in the grassy field. Snowmobiling and cross-country skiing are fun winter sports to indulge in. Birds find sanctuary here. Baltimore orioles, Cedar Waxwings bluebirds and pileated woodpeckers pass through. Arrowheads have been found everywhere. Learn more about this land: See nature up close at this secluded getaway a 10 minute walk from South River Road. Enjoy fishing, bird watching, water sports, hiking, campfires and star gazing. Situated on the grassy bank of the Maumee with a natural boat launch. Adjacent to Metropark towpath between Waterville and Grand Rapids. Your fee includes propane and propane lantern, free firewood and gas for the generator, plus use of boat and oars. Property has a fire ring, picnic table, outhouse and ample parking. Cabin has a microwave, Keurig, wood stove, futon, loft with full size bed, 5-gallon thermos of well water, and basic electric from generator. No running water or kitchen. We provide 2 kid's sleeping bags and pillows. We also make the full size bed in the loft. Pet fee $50. Cleaning fee $75.00
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Grand Rapids, Ohio, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Chuck B.Joined in November 2021
11 Ratings · 10 reviews
Tierney S.recommends
November 15, 2022
Maumee river & Metroparks are here!
Chuck's cabin on the river was the perfect weekend getaway. The cabin is decorated with a lot of attention to detail, and the host has clearly put a lot of thought into the types of things guests might need. Chuck led us down to the cabin and showed us everything we would need to know, like how to start the generator. There was wood cut and kindling for easy fire starting, there were baby wipes and paper towels, a propane lantern, and a baby gate to keep the dogs on the porch. We did see some neighbors drive by a few times during our stay but we had no issues and enjoyed the privacy. We stayed warm by keeping a fire going in the wood stove for most of the weekend. If you're looking for a cabin experience that's rustic but with some modern touches, this is a great place to stay any time of the year!
Laura H.recommends
September 25, 2022
Maumee river & Metroparks are here!
The cabin is lovely, the view is great, and Chuck & Anya provide wonderful amenities for guests! We stayed just one night on a road trip and it was an incredible break after days of tent camping in the rain; we'll definitely be booking again if we happen to be in the area!
Jennifer M.recommends
September 11, 2022
Maumee river & Metroparks are here!
Peace and Relaxation!
Absolutely amazing hospitality! As a pastor it's hard to find peace and relaxation away and that's exactly what the cabin delivered! The view was stunning, a family of deer walked through the field right behind it, it had everything I needed, and it had the perfect spot to launch my kayak. Everything was perfect and even the outhouse was immaculate! I will definitely be back and will recommend to everyone I know!
Holly B.recommends
September 9, 2022
Maumee river & Metroparks are here!
We loved our stay at Chuck's cabin. Everything was clean from the cabin to the land. In the morning we watched the wildlife; then during the day we fished. It was such a nice place to visit we want to go back in the near future.
Stacey G.recommends
September 3, 2022
Maumee river & Metroparks are here!
Absolutely wonderful piece of property. Chuck was so nice and his cabin was stocked with essential items in case you forget something.We look forward to another stay on the maumee river.
Michael B.recommends
August 30, 2022
Maumee river & Metroparks are here!
We absolutely loved our visit to “Uncle Chuck’s” cabin. Everything exceeded my expectations. The views, the cabin, the river we’re all spectacular! There is a possibility of his neighbors being at there cabins, but I really expect that if they did happen to be using them it wouldn’t take away from your experience. We had the land all to ourselves and it was honestly hard to drive home:) I know I will be going back to this spot without hesitation. Thank you Chuck for sharing your slice of paradise:)
Birch S.recommends
August 23, 2022
Maumee river & Metroparks are here!
Staying during a storm
Chuck and his wife greeted me instantly when I arrived at their house, where I followed Chuck to the cabin. Chuck showed me around and got me setup. The outhouse was fully stocked with hand sanitizer and cleaning supplies and was truly a breeze to use and very clean. They had wood chopped and kindling and paper for making a fire and provided charcoal for a small grill they also provided. There is a generator that gives you electricity at the cabin, this was very helpful for charging my phone and reading books after the sun started to set. The cabin itself is cozy, with a small wood stove that I am eager to return and use. The loft stairs are easily put up and down, though if you have mobility challenges (or are scared of heights) you may want to sleep on the futon that folds down on the first floor. There's a little kitchen table, a coffee kurig thing, and a microwave. The front porch is an excellent spot with 2 rocking chairs provided looking out over the river. It stormed and rained a lot during my 3 night stay, and the porch was a great place to sit and read/relax and watch the storm out over the water without getting wet. There is a row boat that I did not end up taking out because of all the storming, but I plan to the next time I stay.It would also be a great spot to launch your own kayak or canoe. Chuck said you can swim there but being as I was alone I decided I wouldn't(the weather really made that decision for me as well). There are nearby metro parks all directions
Jeneen R.recommends
August 17, 2022
Maumee river & Metroparks are here!
Where to start?The warm, caring, excited greeting or the wonderfully Stocked Beautiful cabin this couple is willing to share with us? Chuck & Anya make sure we are comfy w/a care-package, teas, water, charcoal, canoe..they stock it all so We can All Relax & Enjoy this gorgeous, secluded cabin! Please be kind & courteous to them, they are Beyond Spectacular Host status..& I will be returning Numerous times a year!!
Ben L.recommends
July 17, 2022
Maumee river & Metroparks are here!
Highly recommend. Awesome location. Super private, right on the river. Fish are biting nonstop. Has a boat you fan use to fish on river. Noone bothered us or came on the property the whole weekend. Cabin was really clean and well maintained. Outhouse is extremely clean and a 10 second walk from cabin. Plenty of firewood provided, we had a fire going for almost the whole weekend and never came close to running out. 10 minute drive from Grand rapids , which has enough hiking/ activities to eat up a whole day easily. We are definitely planning on rebooking soon. If you like camping / hiking / fishing , book this place. Best deal around.
Rebecca K.recommends
July 10, 2022
Maumee river & Metroparks are here!
Can’t wait to come back to Chuck’s
We loved our stay at “Uncle Chuck’s!” Chuck and his wife Anya are the nicest people. The cabin is stocked with extra supplies should you have forgotten anything. The front porch view couldn’t be beat!
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