Kick back. Unwind. Explore. Absorb peace of mind

A memorable getaway to the Huron National Forest.

Your rustic Au Sable river resort cabin.

Days spent fishing and exploring. Campfire nights.

Unplug with Rollway’s Northern Michigan vacation rentals.



Up North Getaways

Rollway Resort guests have enjoyed nature’s healing powers for well over half a century. Some come to absorb the forest’s serenity with a stay in our cabins. Some arrive seeking adventure. Others take advantage of our Northern Michigan vacation rentals for enjoying the water. You can rent a pontoon or row boat from Rollway to enjoy the Au Sable River for a day or the entire week. We deliver your craft to your waterside location and pick it up at the end of your rental period.

We also provide pontoon rentals on some 60 area lakes. Rollway delivers within a 30 mile radius of our resort which includes the Hale, Sand Lake, and Glennie areas. Popular delivery and pickup spots cover Loon Lake, Long Lake, Round Lake, Henderson Lake… and the Au Sable River where you can meet your craft at Saw Mill Point, Cooke Dam, 5 Channel Dam, and Footsite.



You can also rent watercraft for lake-use inside the Rifle River Recreation Area. Rollway’s kiosk office there offers daily and weekly use of all the best options… paddle boards, fishing boats, lake canoes, paddle boats, and kayaks.



Outside the Rifle River Rec Area? CALL for DETAILS

About Our
Au Sable River Resort

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Our River

The AuSable River flows easterly through the Huron National Forest, emptying into Lake Huron. Rollway Resort sits between Alcona Dam and Loud Dam about 30 minutes west of Oscoda where the river merges with the big lake. The forest and riverside remains totally unspoiled through this section. Fall colors offer breathtaking scenery; quite the pontoon or rowboat experience. And the fish… Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Walleye, Pike and Bass abound. You’ll find some of the best fishing around at Rollway Resort.

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The Forest

The Huron National Forest is amazing and immense. It’s 415, 000 acres gives you plenty of room to roam and discover all the wildlife native to Northern Michigan. It contains a 220 mile shore-to-shore trail that crosses the state, stretching from Lake Huron to Lake Michigan. This makes the area ideal for hiking, skiing, horseback riding, snowmobiling, and hunting. Or just plain relaxing – it’s the perfect place for absorbing some serenity.



Hang your hat, stow your gear, and relax. Rollway Resort’s rustic cabins offer you a great place to stay really close to the river. Kick back, hit the trails, snag a few fish, grill up dinner, and unwind around a fire under the stars. Quality family time; good times with friends… that’s what Up North is all about!


Our Northern Michigan vacation rentals aren’t just for summer fun. We are open through bow and rifle deer seasons. You’ll be right where the action is staying at our Au Sable River resort. The national forest is home to thousands of white tail deer, plenty of bucks and does whose diet is largely natural vegetation.

Hunting ducks, rabbits, squirrel, or some other wildlife? Rollway is popular with hunters of all sorts. The forest is well-stocked with whatever’s in season. And the ORV trail conveniently runs right through our resort. Your 4-wheelers are welcome.


Welcome to lodging close to some of the best fly fishing action for trout in Michigan.

Available May – November

Need A Place To Camp?

You won’t have to go far. The Huron National Forest Rollways Campground and U.S. Forest Service Day Use Area is right across the road from our resort.


Our large and small Au Sable River Resort Cabins at Rollway Resort in Hale, MI.


Had a great time. I swept the main floors. Loved everything. And it was great to have a great HOSTESS such as you. You are the best!

M. Knoph, Room Maintenance Card
Thx so much!!! Especially for making our lil boy's vaca with a fishing boat!
The Clapp Family, Pontoon Rental

So lovely for a family or large groups… Incredible price for what you receive… The owners are extremely kind and welcoming – You can’t beat the stars here. We will be back for sure.

Sandra Natole, Google Business Reviews

We had a very nice adventure with the canoe. We saw loons each of the 3 times we went out. Thank you!

Pam, Canoe Rental - Devoe Lake

“Had a great time staying there with my family. You have really made a lot of improvements on the big cabin. We will see you again next summer!”

Michael Cronin

“We rented a canoe from Rollway at the Rifle River Recreation Area. They were so helpful and easy to work with! We will definitely be back!”

Pam Stadden Trask

“I wanted to take the time to thank Jim & Lenae’ for their extremely genuine hospitality.”

Billie Jo Murphy

“Rented a pontoon from them in late May, Jim and Lenae’ made it easy and were very pleasant to deal with. Defiantly will be renting from them again, super nice people and great customer service.”

Kelly Campbell

“Crystal clear water, beautiful day with great sunshine, perfect 80 something degrees. Thanks Rollway, we had a great time Memorial weekend, good luck to the new owners!”

“You’ll be happy to hear that I floated by troubles away last night, early this morning, and after both breakfast and lunch!! Thank you for what your kayak enabled me to do today.”


“We had such a wonderful day on your pontoon! Thank you so much… for a much needed relaxing day as a family.”

Todd & Kelly
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Some of our guests rent a cabin for a day. Others remain for the weekend; sometimes a week. Some camp across the road and enjoy our watercraft on the river throughout their stay. And still others staying in the area rent our pontoons and fishing boats. We also have watercraft rentals for use on any of the Rifle River Recreation Area’s lakes.


Look for our Rollway Resort sign

Our Au Sable River Resort Sign

Your hosts, James and Lenae’ Pinnick, welcome you.

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