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Cabin #1 – “Chickagami”

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Cabin #1 – “Chickagami”

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Cabin #1 - "Chickagami"
A Native American word meaning “camp by the lake.” Chickagami is a fitting name for one of the first cabins built in 1929 along the shoreline of this small vintage resort currently known as Lakeside Cabins.

This Vintage Rustic cabin, primarily designed for the camping & fishing enthusiast, is just one cabin of a 7 cabin resort. This cabin was built in the late 1920's and holds every bit of that vintage character. It may be a little rough around the edges but this authentic cabin holds the wonderful allure of days gone by. Electrical outlets would have been added a few years later and air conditioning wasn’t even thought of at that time. Those details won't matter to the outdoorsy kind coming for the camping experience where lake activity fills your day and evenings are enjoyed around the campfire. This charming cabin has a knotty pine interior and all the basics to create an Up North camping style atmosphere. A lifestyle one will appreciate becoming acquainted with.

All the cabins are lined up next to each other along the shore of a beautifully serene lake. This close proximity to other cabins have traditionally created a friendly community style atmosphere where guests mingle and create lasting friendships. This is the kind of place where your grandparents brought your parents, your parent’s brought you, and you are now bringing your children to create beautiful memories while spending a nostalgic vacation in a familiar old cabin.

This cabin is 431 sq ft and sleeps a family of 6 utilizing 2 bedrooms, each with a queen size bed and a futon in the living room. There's a kitchen with everything to cover your basic needs, a dinning space and a simple bathroom that includes a warm shower. The spacious 13'x7' enclosed porch overlooking the lake is the perfect place to enjoy your coffee and watch the morning sunrise.

Whether you are looking for a home base to camp at the lake or a base camp while you explore the area’s attractions, you will enjoy this cozy cabin and all its imperfections. More than anything, you’re gonna love the authentic charm and the carefree lifestyle that comes with camping Up North.

Pets are welcome for an additional fee of $25 per night / per pet, paid at time of arrival if not otherwise paid.

Bring your own supplies and comforts of home, as only the basics are provided.
Provided kitchen items include; sink, stove, refrigerator, microwave, toaster, Keurig coffee maker, basic cookware, basic cooking utensils, dinnerware and eating utensils.
A set of linens are provided for the duration of your stay that include; a bath towel for every member of your party, a hand towel & wash cloth at each sink, bed linens and blankets.
An ample amount of bathroom tissue is provided, however paper towel, napkins, and disposable dinnerware should be on your supplies list if desired.
You'll have your own campfire pit with a grate that can be placed for cooking. Wood is available on site for purchase.

Pets are welcome at an additional fee of $25 per day / per pet.

Sleeping Arrangements

Common Spaces

1 Sofa Bed

Bedroom 1

1 Queen Bed

Bedroom 2

1 Queen Bed



  • Marina
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo


  • Television


  • Heating
  • Internet - Wifi
  • Iron and Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cookware
  • Dining Area
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling
  • Paddle Boat
  • Shopping
  • Sledding
  • Water Sports
  • Wildlife Viewing


  • Hospital
  • Laundromat


  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Village


  • Boat
  • Canoe
  • Kayak


  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Fire Emergency Contact
  • Medical Emergency Contact
  • Police Emergency Contact
  • Smoke Detector


  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Fishing
  • Fishing Freshwater
  • Golf Optional
  • Golfing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Big Game
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind Surfing


  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic



Cancellation Policy

Your reservation places a hold on this cabin exclusively for you during the duration of your stay. Due to the pre-planning nature of this type of vacation accommodation, your hold necessitates all other potential guests establish their vacation accommodations elsewhere. Last minute cancelations or alterations to your reservation inhibits our ability to reclaim those guests who have booked elsewhere. With this explanation in mind, we request that you cancel or make alterations at least 30 days prior to your reserved arrival date. This gives us the best opportunity to fill this vacancy. If you have to cancel your reservation, you must cancel by phone. We offer a full refund when cancelation is made prior to that 30 day time frame. However, cancelation or alteration requests made within 30 days of your reservation may not receive a refund.

Deposit Policy

A 25% deposit is required to secure your reservation. The remaining balance is due upon arrival.

Rate varies due to seasonality and holidays.

Please select your dates on our online booking calendar for an exact quote.

28 Guest Reviews

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"Airbnb Review #500698132636247111 #134443"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #134443


Ritchie was a great host, very accommodating! The cabin was a perfect get away, and cuter than we even expected. We will definitely be back for a summer trip!

"Airbnb Review #495589681319941421 #133649"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #133649


As always, a great stay! Love that we can bring the pups.

"Airbnb Review #492050050598405850 #133274"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #133274


Great location and a great value! Our cabin was clean, comfortable, and had a beautiful view.

"Airbnb Review #485506400492359851 #132554"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #132554


Amazing spot with a stellar view! Absolutely loved it!

"Airbnb Review #482569558081461260 #132237"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #132237


Cute and cozy

"Airbnb Review #473180206728068295 #131129"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #131129


Ritchie was very attentive and helpful.

"Airbnb Review #476071498298715432 #131443"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #131443


Great host, very responsive. Water is beautiful and very peaceful.

"Airbnb Review #475336020491660197 #131363"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #131363


I thought the place was great. If you're looking for a rustic, secluded getaway spot, this is the place for you. Beautiful lake access. A nice place to unwind. Very close to Mackinaw City if you want a little tourist time too.

"Airbnb Review #471702420540491924 #130973"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #130973


Nice place for someone looking for a place that's rustic. Beautiful lake.

"Airbnb Review #468772696593489214 #130608"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #130608


CRUCIAL INFO: don't forget to unlock the back door before you go out! More interesting info: this is a wonderful cozy spot right on Paradise Lake shoreline. The sunroom is perfect to sit and have a meal if it's too chilly outside. There's an amazing fire pit and dock to walk out on. The cabin is nice and roomy, and all the essentials are included. It's away from the hustle and bustle of Mackinac enough to be quiet and peaceful but close enough to get to in 10 minutes. Our host Ritchie was absolutely amazing! He met us at check in and offered firewood and anything else we might need. He was very available and super responsive and have us great local recommendations. We'd definitely stay again on our way up north!

"Airbnb Review #431760400439965666 #123767"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #123767


Ritchie is such an amazing host!

"Airbnb Review #434764101552543651 #124267"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #124267


Ritchie was a very responsive host. Everything in the cabin was just as promised. Ritchie has obviously given a lot of thought to what is essential for a comfortable stay. So even though the cabin was simply furnished, all appliances were in great working condition, we had everything we needed and were especially grateful for the wifi and the powerful pro plunger.

"Airbnb Review #430329312580293236 #123474"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #123474


The cottages are rustic as advertised and they are small. We needed a place at the last minute during the busy season so it worked out perfect for us. The cottages are right on the lake and the lake is beautiful. If staying for several days I could see how the noise due to the close proximity of the cabins to each other could be an issues as some reviews indicated.

"Airbnb Review #418775376920488146 #120961"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #120961


Great stay for campfires, s’mores, fishing, and that good ole fashioned cabin feel. Thanks for having us!

"Airbnb Review #412212102836665323 #119694"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #119694


The cabin was nice and comfortable, a little tight for our big family (2 adults, 4 children and an infant) but worked out fine. Ritchie was responsive and friendly. The location is very close to Mackinac Island if you plan to visit there. Water in Paradise Lake is very clean and we enjoyed watching sunrise right from the cabin. The price was a little high, but we booked only a week ago and it was the peak of summer vacation season.

"Airbnb Review #410013347885936371 #119222"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #119222


Great little cabin getaway for a family. Enjoyed watching the ducks and woodpeckers. Comfy beds too.

"Airbnb Review #391255182545829640 #115343"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #115343


Beautiful rustic cabins needs a few updates but the location and the host were amazing will stay here again.

"Airbnb Review #392678794425479567 #115596"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #115596


Lovely cabin about ten minutes from Mackinac City and the ferries! We were a family of five and the rooms and beds accommodated us quite nicely. Perks to enjoy: -Kitchen and appliances -Tv with different apps - Beautiful views! - fire pit and dock - great communication with Ritchie - comfortable beds Cons: - the hot water seemed to run out after the third person but during the summer time, it’s not quite an issue

"Airbnb Review #386161114133405530 #114282"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #114282


These warm and cozy villas offer one of the best early morning/sunrise views I've seen. Just 10 mins away from Mackinac and it's hustle and bustle, so enjoyed the calm without being far from the city. Huge thumbs up. Lake is 10 feet from back door and property offers boat/kayak rentals. Our villa also had a fire pit and was well stocked with various barbeque accessories.

"Airbnb Review #770791515 #114210"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #114210


This was a cozy cabin on a beautiful lake! It was accurately described and comfortably slept 2 adults, 2 teenagers, and 2 small kids. It is right on the lake and had a small beach/sand area where my little ones were able to dig around. Ritchie was on-site, and was warm and welcoming! He had kayaks, canoes, and a smaller boat available to rent. It was an ideal stay for us while we were stopping on our way to Pictured Rocks for a trip to Mackinac Island (less than a 10 minute drive to the ferry). There were also a few local restaurants within walking distance. We would definitely come again!

"Airbnb Review #768075380 #112223"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #112223


Great view of the lake, nice fire pit, very small and quaint, great place to stay if your breaking up a long drive

"Airbnb Review #766214312 #112383"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #112383


Cozy cottage

"Airbnb Review #764339730 #111211"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #111211


This is a nice cabin located in a great location!

"Airbnb Review #763717142 #111132"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #111132


A great stay- loved the location on the lake.

"Lakeside cabin"

by Sonja Rollins


The cabin was small but clean and right on the water. It had everything we needed for our short stay. We were close to Mackinaw City and Headlands Dark Sky Park so it was perfect for us.

"Great Visit"

by Laura Day


We had such a wonderful time. The view was inspiring and beautiful, the weather was absolutely perfect and the accommodations were fine. We were very impressed with how wonderful it was and how nice the host was. Would definitely recommend them.

"Exactly what we were looking for"

by Rich Weeks


Basic cabins, but they have everything you need. Very friendly and accommodating owner. Perfect view of the lake! We will go again.

"Enjoyed our stay. Just needed better curtains. Also, was hoping for a beach front."

by Suzanne Tinglan


Owner was friendly. My husband and I would stay there again but was hoping it was something I was looking for the whole family.

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