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Cabin #2 – “Kitchitikipi”

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Cabin #2 – “Kitchitikipi”

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Cabin #2 - "Kitch-iti-kipi"
Kitch-iti-kipi (KITCH-i-tee-KI-pee) means "big cold water". This cabin is named after Michigan's largest natural freshwater spring in Schoolcraft County. A popular destination for guests staying here at 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 one room cabin is 202 sq ft and sleeps 2 people in the queen size bed which adjoins the kitchen and dinette. The bathroom is simple, the shower is warm and the kitchen has everything to cover your basic needs. The spacious 10’x7' enclosed porch overlooks the water. A perfect area to enjoy a quiet evening watching the loons.

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 Queen Bed



  • Marina
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo


  • Television


  • Heating
  • Internet - Wifi
  • Iron and Board
  • Linens Provided
  • 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.

38 Guest Reviews

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"Airbnb Review #501441739960470571 #134617"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #134617


This Cabin is cozy and perfectly situated for a lovely morning view of the lake as well as being near Mackinac city and many of Michigan's Upper Peninsula sights. Ritchie is very friendly and quick to respond to any concerns or questions! Would definitely stay here again as it is perfect whether the weather is cold or warm!

"Airbnb Review #499916846269175230 #134398"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #134398


This is such a beautiful location and view. We spent all day at the fire pit right outside our cabin at the base of the lake. The cabin is nicely furnished. The best part of the experience is thanks to our host, Ritchie, who is extraordinarily responsive to any question or issue that arose. We are so grateful to him and will really look forward to returning. Miss it already!

"Airbnb Review #487652180512619870 #132838"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #132838


Super cozy cabin and beautiful lake views

"Airbnb Review #488394019636204035 #132972"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #132972


Beautiful space. Great cabin. Best of both nature and comfort.

"Airbnb Review #485430893620502574 #132527"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #132527


I have zero complaints for Lakeside Cabins. The area is beautiful, the food is great and the things to do in the area are fun! Ritchie is an awesome communicator, and a kind host. I’m already counting the days until I come back.

"Airbnb Review #484043218572868963 #132401"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #132401


the sunrise is amazing in the mornings

"Airbnb Review #482604700250718009 #132243"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #132243


Nothing against the pictures on the listing, but it is so much better in person! Clean, convenient, warm, and quiet! We loved the place! One of the best cabins we have stayed in. Perfect for a romantic getaway. The water on the lake is so clear!

"Airbnb Review #478978689569859852 #131858"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #131858


What a sweet little step back in time! The vintage vibe really felt really cool...bed was really comfortable and all the basics were there to meet our needs. Woke up to a beautiful sunrise while we ate our breakfast at the little table looking out over lake. A unique stay...I can imagine in the summertime that it is awesome to sit on the little porch with the sounds of people enjoying the water drifting across the lake 🙂 Thanks Ritchie!

"Airbnb Review #476735274467624487 #131562"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #131562


Cottage is a little rough and could be cleaner. Location is outstanding. You cannot be closer to the lake. $25 pet fee is high but our dog enjoyed it

"Airbnb Review #472381906907229939 #131075"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #131075


Adorable cabin; rustic but with all the amenities needed and right on the water. Terrific view of the lake and sunrise from the porch. We'll be back.

"Airbnb Review #463696156603529641 #129291"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #129291


Cabin is exactly as advertised. Clean and cozy, and very nostalgic feel. View was amazing, and Ritchie was very helpful.

"Airbnb Review #457226420058736438 #128002"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #128002


Great place, great location. Very clean, and a beautiful view. Ritchie is great and is always willing to help.

"Airbnb Review #457937569794910397 #128153"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #128153


This place is an unexpected diamond. Sleeping listening to the water wash up on the shore at Paradise Lake was dreamy, and Ritchie was so accommodating with our late check-in. The #2 cabin was everything you need for a romantic stay, and we enjoyed this as the last stop on our road trip.

"Airbnb Review #452057812613560030 #127359"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #127359


I LOVE this little cabin! The lake is pretty, the other guests were super friendly, and Ritchie couldn’t have been a better host. The luxury of this place is in the simplicity and nostalgia - way harder to achieve than a high thread count!

"Airbnb Review #446360316413192580 #126442"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #126442


Wonderful place to stay just a few steps from the lake. Get up early to watch the sunrise as it is absolutely gorgeous. The cabin had everything we needed for a really enjoyable stay. It does give you a camping experience. Will definitely come back if we pass through this way again in the future.

"Airbnb Review #430379551831509069 #123514"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #123514


This is the perfect cozy little cabin situated right next to a lake. We enjoyed our stay very much. We found it to be peaceful and quiet, just what us cities gals were looking for. It’s also only a 12 minute drive from Mackinaw City so plenty of other things to do as well. The cabin was clean and has a small kitchen for your cooking needs. Our host was easy to reach and friendly. Our only complaint is that we didn’t book an additional night. We definitely plan on coming back!

"Airbnb Review #424514092784357494 #122370"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #122370


This cabin has a gorgeous view and is so perfect and cozy you won’t want to leave! Perfect get away location for two and very Conveniently placed by a yummy walkable restaurant/pub and short drive to Mackinac city/bridge/ferry! Will be returning!!

"Airbnb Review #415197397451728792 #120337"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #120337


Ritchie was a fantastic host and the cabin on Carp Lake was perfect. We were so close to the water, you could hear it while laying in bed. The cabin was equipped with what was listed so we knew to bring a few things. Ritchie was friendly and welcoming. Putting our kayaks right in the water was a dream. We will absolutely go back again and are already talking about when.

"Airbnb Review #416565382487232517 #120601"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #120601


We enjoyed our stay very much! Cabin #2 was rustic in a very charming way and just as described! Loved being right on the water and the screened in porch was wonderful in the morning to watch the sunrise!

"Airbnb Review #401404813494527089 #117279"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #117279


Fantastic - beautiful views, rustic and straight-forward. Great host/communication.

"Airbnb Review #390549203286129436 #115215"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #115215


We had a wonderful stay and Ritchie was a very accommodating host. He greeted us upon arrival and checked in with us throughout our stay. Cabin #2 was a perfect little cozy haven for a couple and felt roomy enough at the same time. Can't beat a lake view either! We would stay there again in the future - definitely recommend!

"Airbnb Review #763109450 #110783"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #110783


Beautiful cabin in a beautiful location.

"Airbnb Review #762821487 #110563"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #110563


I had a fantastic stay at Ritchie's cabin. It is right on the lake, with beautiful views. It is a very small and simple cabin. Nothing fancy, and that added to the charm. It was easy to rent a kayak, and we enjoyed our campfire and biking all around the area. Highly recommend.

"Airbnb Review #757566793 #109057"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #109057


Great place for the price! Clean!

"Airbnb Review #759553974 #109470"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #109470


This is a GREAT location! We loved everything about it. I can’t wait to to go back 🙂

"Airbnb Review #753291155 #107206"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #107206


The cabin we stayed in was extremely clean and cute! Had an amazing few of the lake, cute little screen room and everything on the front with a great view. Ritchie was there to meet us with the keys and had it all ready to go. Check out was very simple too!

"Airbnb Review #754174689 #107417"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #107417


The cabins are located right next to the water and are perfect for a weekend getaway!

"Airbnb Review #751909151 #105360"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #105360


The cabin was clean and cozy. The heat works very well. The view of the water from the cabin and porch was really nice. There was some unexpected construction noise and excessive leaf blowing all day on Saturday. We had come here to write which became difficult to do. Ritchie did the best he could to address our concerns and minimize the noise. The leaf blowing was an outside company and I assume it is not a regular occurrence.

"Airbnb Review #750065366 #105766"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #105766


Richie was a great communicator and was very fair.

"Great time!"

by Dawn Fantin


We loved staying in cabin #2. Small, quaint and quite - perfect for the two of us and our weekend retreat. Very close to Mackinaw City making! Easy to visit the island, yet out of town far enough for a relaxing stay.

"Visit to Mackinac Island"

by Brenda Krzykowski


Ritchie was amazing to work with during our stay in Mackinaw City. We found his cabin to be perfect. Cute and cozy!

"Perfect upgrade from camping in a tent"

by Susan Cerezo


The owner Ritchie was very friendly and accommodating. I was looking for a place that was close to Mackinaw but not just another hotel room. The 1920's cabin was rustic but had plenty of hot water, a basic kitchenette, and was toasty snug on the unusually cold nights this June. The 1900 acre lake is gorgeous and was right outside our door. We definitely plan on coming back and I have already recommended this place to numerous friends.

"Nice place to stay for a few days. Wonderful setting for fishing, boating , evenings under stars"

by judy kadja


All was simple and easy, comfortable, quiet. Perfect for fishing, boating and enjoying away from hustle and bustle in Mackinaw city.


by leslie davis


Very relaxing

"Perfect spot"

by James Chapoton


My wife and really enjoyed our stay we will be going to stay every year for Jeep the Mac trip thanks for having us see you next year

"Very cozy!"

by Jaxon Jaxonfied


It was just my wife and I so we had the number 2 cabin which was the smallest one and we loved it. It was cloudy in the morning otherwise we would have seen the sunrise. The reason we went there was because we wanted to go to Headlands Dark Sky Park about 15 minutes away. And there is where you can watch the sunset and possibly the Moon going down as well. Harbor Lights Grill was only a minute One Direction down the road. This place definitely one of the coziest restaurants on the water I've been to. Everybody is friendly. At night we decided to go to Clyde's bar / restaurant. Didn't even make it out of second gear that was so close. One of the best pizzas we've had! That was a last-minute decision so it was late, music wasn't jamming and people were Rowdy but extremely friendly. I would honestly not want to eat anywhere else other than the two places mentioned the next time we go. I encourage people to look into these two restaurants so they were both great. Ritchie, the man who runs Lakeside Cabins is great as well. He knows the area and can direct you anywhere and gave us the idea to go to Boyne Mountain for free chairlift to look at fall colors and that was awesome. There, we went inside and had a couple drinks and then went back to the cabin. Can't wait to visit the place again. And oh yeah, you are right smack on the lake. Each cabin has Those galvanized burn rings to have a fire and you can cook over those too if you want. I'm sure I can include more butt getting ready for work

"Cute, cozy cabin"

by Kristen Finkbeiner


My husband and I did a two night stay and enjoyed our time! It was clean and the owner was very helpful. It was a nice cozy, quaint location. Just a short drive from Mackinaw city! We plan on visiting again!

"Great place to stay!"

by Sheila Martin


If you are looking for a quaint and cozy cottage -- like the ones you went to when you were growing up, this is the place for you!! Ritchie has just acquired it and, is working hard to get it in the best possible shape (and doing a great job!).. Right on the lake (which has great fishing), fire pit, dock, boat launch next to the cabins and -- only 6 miles out of Mackinaw City!! Also, Lake Michigan is about a 15 minute ride (Wilderness State Park, as well as off road parking around the dunes)... If you are looking for a "Taj Mahal" type place, you should head elsewhere!! This place is for those who enjoy a little bit of "rustic" with good plumbing and close to a main highway! I plan on staying again!!! Thanks Ritchie for being a host that is willing to do a 2 night rental of a cottage!! Hard to find in Northern Michigan (most are week long rentals only)... I really appreciate that you are willing to do it!!! Will be loading some pictures to your Facebook page soon!!! 🙂

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