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Brand new cabin in Wilderness State Park

Bedrooms 1
Space 567 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

1 bedroom, 1 bath - sleeps 4

This gem of a cabin was just constructed and the owners are completing the final touches. It will be available to rent effective Memorial Weekend, 2017. This privately owned cabin 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 futon that sleeps an additional 2, beautiful hardwood floors, dining table/chairs, an extra wide shower in the bathroom and a nicely equipped kitchen 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 short walk away that makes donuts and coffee daily but 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!

More Details

Property Manager
Diane Moreno, Manager
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 15, 2018


Carp Lake Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 567 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom with shower (no bathtub)
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • 2 twin beds 2nd bed is a futon that sleeps 2 and located in the living area.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Note that the pin does not indicate the correct location of the property. It is directly across from the Boat Launch, just passed the campground.


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Brand new cabin in Wilderness State Park
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews

Fall Weekend with an old friend from High School

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice view of the Mackinaw Bridge from the cabin. Quiet and secluded spot. Glad it was new!

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Dowagiac, MI

Great cabin

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great view

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Barpub
15 Miles
Mackinaw City
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Mackinaw City
Nearest Restaurant
15 Miles
Mackinaw City
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Big Stone Bay beach

No Pets allowed at this cabin.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning fee $110
Tax Rate 6.0%

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.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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