Cabin #2 - "Kitchitikipi"
Studio 1 Bathrooms Cabin in Carp Lake

Property Details

Property Description

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.

Property Details

This 202 sq ft, 1 room cabin, sleeps 2 in the queen size bed which adjoins the kitchen area and dinette, will accommodate only 2 people. A spacious 10’x7′ enclosed porch overlooks the water. A perfect area to enjoy a quiet evening watching the loons. This Vintage Rustic cabin sitting on the shore of a beautifully serene lake, is one of a 7 cabin resort primarily designed for the camping & fishing enthusiast. This cabin was built in the late 1920's and holds every bit of that vintage character. A knotty pine interior creates an Up North camping style atmosphere. It's a little rough around the edges but holds the authentic allure of days gone by. 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. It does not have air-conditioning and the electrical outlets may not be conveniently located, but you will love the authentic charm. The bathroom is simple, the shower is warm and the kitchen has everything to cover your basic needs. 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.

This property has 1 Queen(s)
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Property Location



  • Marina
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo
  • Television
  • Heating
  • Internet - Wireless
  • 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
  • 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


Sales Tax - 6.00%
Pet Fee - $25.00 - Tax Exempt
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.
Last updated 07/16/2020
Deposit Policy
A 25% deposit is required to secure your reservation. The remaining balance is due upon arrival.
Last updated 07/16/2020

Guest Reviews

Great time! by Dawn Fantin 10/18/2019
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 06/23/2019
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 06/10/2019
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 06/08/2019
All was simple and easy, comfortable, quiet. Perfect for fishing, boating and enjoying away from hustle and bustle in Mackinaw city.
Nice by leslie davis 06/03/2019
Very relaxing
Perfect spot by James Chapoton 04/25/2019
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 10/12/2018
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 08/24/2018
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 06/28/2018
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!!! 🙂