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Cabin #4 – “Hackmatack”

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Cabin #4 – “Hackmatack”

Cabin in Carp Lake

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Cabin #4 - "Hackmatack"
Named after a type of pine tree found in the Northeastern United States and Canada, this cabin is similarly named to it's sister cabin. With 2 bedrooms and 449 sq ft, it's a wonderfully snug size for a small group of friends.

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 early 1930'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 449 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 11’x6’ enclosed porch overlooking the lake is the perfect spot for watching children at play in the water.

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.

Free Parking is available for 1 vehicle per cabin. 1 boat/trailer per cabin is also free but are required to be parked in designated area elsewhere on the property. Extra vehicles require a $25 per day fee and must also be parked in a designated area elsewhere on the property. This includes vehicles of your visitors to the property.

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.
Firewood brought onto the property from outside sources must be removed from the property upon check-out.

Pets are welcome at an additional fee of $25 per day / per pet. This includes pets of your visitors to the property.

Free Parking is available for 1 vehicle per cabin. 1 boat/trailer per cabin is also free but are required to be parked in designated area elsewhere on the property. Extra vehicles require a $25 per day fee and must also be parked in a designated area elsewhere on the property. This includes vehicles of your visitors to the property.

Parties or group gatherings of 5 or more outside visitors are not allowed. All visitors must leave by 10pm

Sleeping Arrangements

Common Spaces

1 Sofa Bed

Bedroom 1

1 Queen Bed

Bedroom 2

1 Queen Bed



  • Marina
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Cleaning Protocols

  • All towels and bedding washed in hot water that’s at least 60ºC/140ºF
  • Disinfectant is used when cleaning the property
  • Enhanced cleaning practices are used
  • High-touch surfaces cleaned with disinfectant (like countertops, light switches, handles, and faucets)


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


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


  • Dining Table
  • Free wifi
  • Outdoor Play Area
  • Smart TV
  • Wifi Speed (100+ Mbps)


  • 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
  • Resort
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Waterfront


  • Fire Pit
  • Kayak

Regional standard for sanitation practice

  • Regional standard for sanitation - Not Sure


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


  • Biking
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Fishing
  • Fishing Freshwater
  • 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



6358 Paradise Trail
Carp Lake, Michigan


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 will not receive a refund.

Deposit Policy

A 25% deposit is required to secure your reservation. The remaining balance will be collected 14 days prior to your arrival date. Any additions of pets or extra people not already accounted for can be paid upon arrival.

Rate varies due to seasonality and holidays.

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

41 Guest Reviews

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"Airbnb Review #970990646629349689 #217192"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #217192


Good stay for the price

"Airbnb Review #968115223784501151 #216411"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #216411


It is an amazing location if u want to catch a sun rise. You can see the sun rise right out of your bed. Little rustic but we looked the location. The bathroom is the only part which needs improvement everything else was perfect.

"Airbnb Review #935496429218005597 #209247"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #209247


The little cottage felt private even though it was in a string of others on the property. We had a dock right out the back door. We knew going into our stay that the property had lots of history and much restoration ahead. It was very rustic, and parts were obviously in the middle of renovations, but just fine for a 1 night stay with our kids. It was clean and Ritchie was onsite if we needed anything. You might want to bring your own blankets or pillows but the sheets were clean.

"Airbnb Review #941279236527009555 #210393"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #210393


Great lil space! Really comfortable and so nice! Wish I could have stayed another nite!

"Airbnb Review #934780186409458078 #209105"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #209105


Clean and directly on the lake!

"Airbnb Review #925410066525967237 #207506"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #207506


Beautiful lakeside cabin with modern conveniences, yet simple and rustic. Peaceful quiet and easy to find. Friendly people! Quick to reserve with rain and wildfires smoke putting a damper on tent camping! Thank you we really enjoyed this beautiful spot!!!

"Airbnb Review #926099407792090807 #207575"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #207575


It was a great spot
Cabin was rustic and clean
Beds were comfy
Dock was perfect!

"Airbnb Review #916654328266937602 #205202"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #205202


We had a group of 11 family members between four cabins. We had a great time! The lake was wonderful. We had the best campfires and really enjoyed the kayak and paddle board rentals. The cabins are exactly as described. Would definitely recommend!

"Airbnb Review #913820155509279668 #204750"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #204750


Very quiet and peaceful place next to Mackinaw city.

"Airbnb Review #914519398360685158 #204816"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #204816


Really nice, rustic cabin on a beautiful lake. It IS rustic, so know that before you expect luxury, but he is very clear about what it’s like in his description and photos. Very comfy bed—we slept great in the quiet restful atmosphere. Richie was very welcoming.

"Airbnb Review #909438472570050468 #203557"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #203557


Great view of Paradise Lake. Just steps from door to water.

"Airbnb Review #905098323945088226 #202559"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #202559


The place was as described and the view to the lake was amazing. It’s a real cabin for outdoor people. FIY: there is no AC, but it’s in the information so don’t be surprised!
Overall great cabin and great location, 10 minutes away from Mackinaw City!

"Airbnb Review #900075839178646524 #201477"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #201477


We had a great time ! The cabin is centrally located between mackinaw and a short road trip on west coast of our wonderful state of Michigan!
We will definitely be back, renting a boat and doing more fishing! Ritchie was an awesome host and very informative!!

"Airbnb Review #896450477357329202 #200628"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #200628


Richie was very flexible in check in and worked with my ever changing arrival time!

"Airbnb Review #881196152853586879 #198290"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #198290


Great place for the price, lake is literally 2 feet from the back deck, 10-15 minutes from downtown Mac city and bridge, would stay again.

"Airbnb Review #877570399144087058 #197986"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #197986


Great little cabin. Host was very friendly and responsive. Would definitely stay here again

"Airbnb Review #876142903454436491 #197806"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #197806


Place was clean and neat! Reached the expectations and Ritchie was responsive on all the questions and requests.

"Airbnb Review #757990068663654191 #180567"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #180567


Highly recommend! Ritchie was great.

"Airbnb Review #741996418169780501 #176657"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #176657


over-all I had a great expierence staying at this property (cabin #4)! All the cabins not only have their own fireplaces out back but are all right off Lake Paradise, such a breathtaking view. While the cabins themselves are very old and amenities outdated, they are still very cozy and cute and a much more fun experience than staying in a regular ol' hotel or house.All the amenities worked just fine except for the heating unit in the bathroom but that was no issue because Ritchie brought us an extra mini heater to use and the main heating unit in the living area worked just fine! Ritchie was as accommodating as possible making sure there werw dishes and cooking utensils available and had a very quick response time for any questions or concerns we had! Thanks Ritchie, I'll be back this summer!

"Airbnb Review #726092377557341118 #173668"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #173668


This is a great venue for particular wants. Would be a great late spring/early summer early fall place. Although very rustic most ordinary needs are met nicely. The list of supplies you should bring should be carefully looked at.

"Airbnb Review #728920293227926385 #174061"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #174061


Beautiful view. Convenient location to go Mackinac Island. Dog friendly.

"Airbnb Review #718821844406167191 #172107"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #172107


The cabin was okay. It is as pictured. Plenty of room and the screened in porch is nice. There is no A/C as listed but opening the windows didn’t do much even though it was cool out. Also, the floors were filthy. There was so much sand it tracked into the beds as well. The amount of dirt/sand on the floors & beds was a turn off. I think the cabin was a bit expensive for the quality, but it got the job done for the night.

"Airbnb Review #678279869907763530 #164608"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #164608


Nice rustic cabin with very easy access to Mackinaw

"Airbnb Review #652182935645485220 #158709"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #158709


Ritchie was there to greet us & easy to find later when we had questions. This is an adorable very rustic -but well stocked with essential dishes for an overnight- old fashioned cabin...just as advertised! Nothing fancy...but still comfy! The lake view is uninhibited & full of wild fowl in the evening & also at dawn. I loved it!

"Airbnb Review #636871346340088811 #155918"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #155918


excelente lake view! cozy place

"Airbnb Review #631089534886374047 #154745"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #154745


Superb location and view. Accurate description and great instructions about packing and so on. Wilderness State Park is truly within 15 minutes.
We’ll be back!

"Airbnb Review #627467988152800275 #153796"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #153796


What a great little gem in northern Michigan. Will stop again.

"Airbnb Review #613695339594308985 #151817"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #151817


Our stay was absolutely lovely! The space was comfortable and beautiful! We can’t wait to come back in the summer when the weather gets a little nicer! 🙂

"Airbnb Review #596282579760040427 #148794"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #148794


Richie was great. He was very accommodating. I was going to be late and contacted him and he was perfectly fine with me being a little late coming there. I love the space. The stay was in great location. If it hadn’t been for slight cloud cover I would’ve been able to see the aurora borealis but Richie knows a photographer who posted pictures of the auroras during the same time my stay and showed me before I left and it was amazing.

"Airbnb Review #494196567219949753 #133448"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #133448


Such a cozy quaint cabin in a beautiful location!
A little slice of paradise. Ritchie was very accommodating and kind. Would highly recommend staying in this cute cabin resort.

"Airbnb Review #483255806149021217 #132335"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #132335


Such a cute, homey place right on the water! Looking forward to another visit!

"Airbnb Review #488310350915202928 #132964"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #132964


Ritchie's cabin is at a beautiful location right by Carp Lake. The view early in the morning was one of the best I've seen ever. The cabin is really cute and has all the necessary amenities required. I would give this Airbnb a 5/5 rating.

"Airbnb Review #486933775086859286 #132712"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #132712


Great for warm weather not for colder weather.

"Airbnb Review #480355582426142040 #131934"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #131934


This place is worth visiting just to sit on the porch with coffee and watch the sunrise. Every moment is breathtaking! It’s in a central location to take in sights and activities in lower Michigan as well as the UP. It’s also nice to be able to save some $ and cook a few meals at the cabin instead of going out all the time. Ritchie is always available if you need anything, but also respects your privacy. We will no doubt be back!

"Airbnb Review #454332136708040540 #127576"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #127576


Ritchie is an excellent host. The cabin is cute positioned on the shore of Lake Carb. This is a perfect stay for a young family who would enjoy a camp fire on the shore, fishing, boating and touring in the area. Pets are welcome.

"Airbnb Review #443399107738712380 #125945"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #125945


Spent one night at Cabin #4 with a couple of friends and it was great. The location is great and exactly 9 mins from Mackinaw City ferry to Mackinac island. The cabin is directly on the water with a nice fire pit that. Honestly, it's the perfect place for a nice relaxing getaway. Ritchie is very nice and he greeted us at the door. He was available to answer any questions and was very helpful. I will definitely plan to come back in the future. 5 stars!

"Airbnb Review #434716262709869900 #124247"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #124247


Overall it was great the cabins we a bit close together for my liking you could hear the neighbors talking from inside. But it was close to everything and a fun experience!

"Airbnb Review #427464048036115387 #123030"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #123030


Had a great time! Seeing our boys jump off the dock and swimming with them was priceless. Our 6 year old kept saying, “best vacation ever!” Thank you for letting us in early too! We can’t wait to come back. Keep up the great work.

"Airbnb Review #424607505430950187 #122421"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #122421


The cabin is a pleasant reminder of how lake life used to be. The cabin has everything you need for a trip up north. We found the beds really comfortable and the fire pit was great. The shower is a bit small if you are a bigger person (I am 6'3" and 240 lbs, so it was a little tight).

"Airbnb Review #420233331578856293 #121398"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #121398


rustic cabin on a beautiful Lake close to Mackinaw City.

"Great location clean"

by Randy Hyska



from $50 / night


Oct 9-14

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