See inside this $7.25 million, 43-bedroom ranch on Pere Marquette River

This rare Michigan real estate opportunity includes 7 miles of river front

Photo of Angela Mulka

Located on Mac Road in Baldwin, this $7,250,000 ranch is available on the market right now and includes 43 bedrooms, 16 full bathrooms, 2 half baths and seven miles of river frontage. It is the largest private holding on the Pere Marquette River and features more than a square mile of land surrounded and protected by vast federal forests.

“With a listing at $7.25 million you don’t sell overnight. However, we have some good prospects looking at buying. I’m fully expecting to sell it soon,” said real estate agent Dick Huey. 

Built in 1929, the Cannon River Ranch has a main lodge constructed of white ash and rare wormy chestnut. The property has been owned by the Cannon family for 67 years and includes mineral rights to the land. It also includes a tackle house, barn, caretaker’s house and four newer cabins sited along the river. Horse riding and hiking trails are prevalent.

A trout pond is fed by the river and shaded by large hardwoods. Locals say the fishing is better now than it was in the '70s and improves each year. The Pere Marquette River was the location of the first brown trout introduction in the nation and Rainbow Trout were planted in 1885, according to the Cannon River Ranch website. These early introductions developed into a self-sustaining migratory steelhead population. Today, it nurtures large populations of resident brown trout and provides world-class fishing opportunities for steelhead and salmon.

With private land on both sides of the river, you can meander through some of the most wondrous pine and hardwood forests — 685 acres to be exact. That’s more than enough space to explore the majesty of northern Michigan, according to the site.

The land at Cannon River Ranch features sweeping views of western skies and broad view corridors to the river below. There are several put in spots to the river, making this an unequaled estate property with a host of options.

Cannon River Ranch

Check out an entire website just for the ranch here.

Located at 6378 S. Mac Road, Baldwin, MI 49304.