"Kickapoo Camp is definitely a pristine, natural hideaway from reality and the real-world. My two children (5 and 10) and my parents spent 4 days at the cabin in late June and will have fond memories of the time we spent there. At least when we were there, there were many mosquitos, so we didn't do a lot of hanging out on the beach but instead spent a lot of time in the cabin putting together puzzles, playing games, and spending time together without cell service (there is zero cell service) or technology. The cabin is very unique and all of the locals know it very well. We did quite a bit of driving around the island and exploring, including climbing the lighthouse, hiking to Martins Bluff, and the beautiful beach close by. In the town, the locals were very friendly and we spent some time each day at the community center playing pool, hanging out, and briefly reconnecting with technology (they have free wifi). Overall, this is a vacation to be remembered for all of us. The island is beautiful, the boat ride unique, and the people on the island are friendly.
A couple of things to consider about the cabin and the island. The island is very remote, as other reviews have pointed out. So, don't think you'll be sipping Lattes at sidewalk cafes because there aren't any cafes and barely any sidewalks. There are a few stores with provisions, a few restaurants, some museums, and that's about it. The nature of the island is very beautiful and unspoiled. I went to one of the nicest Lake Michigan beaches I have ever been to in my life on the island and I have been to many many Lake Michigan beaches. But, it is not for someone who might mind having 75 or so mosquitos on you at once, or the possibility of having to remove a non-poisonous snake from the cabin. As long as you know these things ahead of time and are a good match, it should be great for you.
The cabin is pretty far away from town, only because the roads are gravel and you can't drive very fast on them. Plan about 20-25 minutes each way into the town. There is zero cell service, but the neighbor (Terry) has a landline phone that he offers to let you use. He is very nice and very knowledgeable about the island. The cabin is also about the most unique place you will ever stay and the owners have made it functional without removing the charm.
For the right person or group, this is an absolutely wonderful place to go and check out of the rat race of life for a while."
Guest: Jeff K.
Date of Stay: June 2015
Review Submitted: June 29, 2015