About the property
- Cabin567 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights
1 bedroom, 1 bath - sleeps 4
This gem of a cabin was just constructed in 2017. It is privately owned and sits on 13 beautiful acres in Wilderness State Park near Mackinaw City and is directly across the road from Lake Michigan. It sits on a hill and has wonderful views of the Big Stone Bay. There is a large deck overlooking the Bay and offers ample opportunity to view the variety of wildlife here. Watch the eagles, osprey, loons, deer, fox, coyote, bobcat and maybe you'll be lucky enough to spot a bear. The park offers miles of hiking, biking, snowshoeing and cross country ski trails. The bay is perfect for kayaking, canoeing, sailing, fishing or just enjoying a leisurely swim. Wilderness is just completing a "day park" a short distance away that has a wonderful sandy beach, bathroom facilities and lots of sunshine! The water is crystal clear and the Lake has a nice, sandy bottom that is shallow for quite a distance. It makes for great beach time with the kids.
The cabin comes complete with linens, bedding, dishes, pots and pans, silverware and cooking utensils. There is a toaster, coffee pot, electric oven/stove, griddle, microwave and full size refrigerator. There are 2 large ceiling fans for warm days but there is generally a nice breeze. There is also a gas grill/propane provided for you use as well as a picnic table for outdoor dining.
The cabin has 1 bedroom with twin beds, a (full size) futon in the living area and lots of windows to let in the light. The cabin is bright and cheery with views of the surrounding area from every room.
We encourage you to bring your boat, kayaks, canoes, bikes or other outdoor "toys" for your pleasure. The Wilderness Park boat launch is across the road for putting in and plenty of parking on the property for your boat/trailer. If you will be using the boat launch, you will need to purchase a park pass at the Rangers Station which will give you access to the park and it's services.
There is a great general store a few miles away and the closest Grocery Store, gas station, and shopping is in Mackinaw City, about 20 minutes away.
If you are interested in visiting some of the local areas, the cabin is a short drive (within 30 minutes) to Mackinaw City, Mackinac Island, Carp Lake, Alanson, Petoskey, Good Hart, Cross Village, Harbor Springs and Indian River. Everything from fine dining to roadside cafe's, lots of antiquing, breweries, wineries, golf, sailing - the list goes on and on! Once you visit, you'll be hooked. This is a place you'll want to come back to year after year. We look forward to hosting you!
Diane Moreno, Manager
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 23, 2018
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Fall Weekend with an old friend from High School
An old friend (from High School) and I booked this adorable little cabin for a long weekend visit to the area to see some of the Fall colors. We were very happy with the new cabin which is located within Wilderness State Park. We found everything it had to offer very satisfactory. Unfortunately, every time we tried to visit the nearby General store for those famous doughnuts, it was closed. We especially enjoyed our night visit to the Dark Sky Park nearby to see the beautiful stars and we even saw some shooting stars!!! Our only wish for this adorable cabin would be some blinds or curtains in the rest of the cabin besides the bedroom. The time flew by fast and wish we would've rented it a couple more days.
Very nice view of the Mackinaw Bridge from the cabin. Quiet and secluded spot. Glad it was new!
Our family has a four and two year old and we enjoyed checking out different beaches each day. We highly recommend the Wilderness State Park Nature Center and Mr. Bob's programs. We did the digital photography nature scavenger hunt and the rocks and fossils on the beach class. Informative for adults, too! You can find a schedule at the park headquarters and on the door of the Nature Center. There isn't always one listed online.
You'll also want to do some investigating online about the area since there is no materials or literature about the cabin or the area as the owners mention in the listing. We did have trouble with the Home Away app regarding unreadable attachments, which was not the manager's fault. We had to do some cleaning upon arrival and ask for more towels, which the manager was very quick to respond to. The owners were the last ones there. Overall though we would choose to stay again!
The cabin is a good location for going to Mackinaw City, St. Ignace, M. Island, the Tunnel of Trees down the west coast and more. You must visit the Wilderness General Store for the best ever donuts starting at 8:00am. It was a nice walk every morning for us.
Great cabin in a very clean park with awesome homemade doughnuts less than a .25 mile away. Cabin was very clean and organized. It also had a great view of Lake Michigan. Very quiet and peaceful secluded cabin. Would recommend this to friends. Perfect cabin if you are looking to go fishing since you can see the boat launch from the deck.
Awesome view of the lake and bridge across the street off the deck. We have been coming up here for years and always camping. The forecast was for rain but this was available and what a nice little place. Great room has kitchen and living area and that million dollar view of the lake and bridge. Absolutely breathtaking at night with the stars, away from the busyness of the campers. Owners were still under construction so can't wait to see it done.
No Pets allowed at this cabin.
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Note that the google map may be incorrect. The cabin address is 242 E Wilderness Park Drive but is actually located across from the boat launch, just beyond the campground.