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Cabin #5 – “Mitigwa”

Cabin in Carp Lake

Cabin #5 – “Mitigwa”

Cabin in Carp Lake
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Cabin #5 - "Mitigwa"
Mitigwa is a Native American word meaning "Maker of Men". This adorable little 1 bedroom cabin at 280 sq ft is a favorite among couples or those looking to share an intimate getaway.

This 280 sq ft, 1 bedroom cabin sleeps 2 utilizing a single queen size bed. The combined kitchen, living room, and dining space, is delightfully cozy. A spacious 10' x 6' enclosed porch overlooks the water. Perfect for spending a quiet evening with a loved one. 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 1930's and shows 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 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.

Sleeping Arrangements

Bedroom 1

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



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 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.

33 Guest Reviews

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"Airbnb Review #435493404042686990 #124381"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #124381


Cabins are great!! Just a few feet away from the lake and stumbling distance from our new favorite bar, Clydes! Highly recommended

"Airbnb Review #434668142164956828 #124220"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #124220



"Airbnb Review #431756320878812934 #123766"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #123766


Nice cozy cabin on the lake. Beautiful views right on the water. We got lucky when it wasn't too hot, but the room could get uncomfortable if it was any hotter out. A fan in the bedroom would help. Your cabin neighbors are also very close, so if you are looking for quiet it depends on your neighbors.

"Airbnb Review #391247137578538911 #115340"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #115340


Ritchie met us as we pulling up late at night and gave up advice! Amazing fishing lake near Mackinaw!

"Airbnb Review #393380927535473460 #115681"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #115681


Our host was very nice and helpful. We would rent from him again without a hesitation.

"Airbnb Review #386850082867766745 #114427"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #114427


This was a wonderful stay! We came to celebrate our high school graduation for a few days and it was peaceful, relaxing, and a very well kept space. Definitely will return 10/10.

"Airbnb Review #764859434 #110939"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #110939


Had a great time at Ritchie's cabin. He was very attentive, flexible, communicative, and made our stay a pleasure! He even let us try bringing out dog in the kayak and wasnt going to charge us if the dog ended not wanting to get in the kayak (he did get in it and rode with us for 40 minutes). We'll absolutely be booking with Ritchie again in the future!

"Airbnb Review #766295136 #112405"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #112405


I had a very nice stay! Very cute cabin!

"Airbnb Review #766583336 #112512"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #112512


Fantastic host and location!

"Airbnb Review #761515042 #110110"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #110110


Very nice gentleman everything we talked about was exactly what he said we will definitely do business with this man again

"Airbnb Review #760739114 #110008"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #110008


A very nice place to stay, lake side cabin with a great view and fire pit. I will definitely be revisiting!

"Airbnb Review #759855516 #109595"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #109595


Tiny but clean! The location is very good, lake is beautiful!The only thing is I need to throw the trash by myself, first time in my Airbnb experience.

"Airbnb Review #757551843 #109051"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #109051


Cabin is right on the water with a beautiful view. All your essentials are covered (towels, blankets, pots and pans, coffee maker) so you can just come and relax. Close to Mackinaw City if you want to shop and eat as well as some great parks and trails to explore. I managed to get up to watch the sunrise and it was worth it. Lovely place and a great host!

"Airbnb Review #757049760 #108762"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #108762


Cute cabins right on the water, will definitely be staying again in the future!

"Airbnb Review #756565061 #108635"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #108635


Ritchie was a very polite host during my wife and I's two year anniversary. Upon arrival he should us around and created a very welcome atmosphere. He offered locations to dine and for site seeing, and even lent us an axe to chop fire wood for the evening. The cabin was very clean and in neat order, we enjoyed our get away vacation to relax and enjoy each other's presence in nature and carp lake. 10/10 review and I would recommend staying at Ritchies cabins if you would like to enjoy Macinaw City or the island as the city is only a 10 minute drive.

"Airbnb Review #752438143 #106798"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #106798


This was a great value for off-season travel. The cabin was cozy and the lake view from the windows and porch was so peaceful. If you’re visiting in cold weather, I do recommend bringing some extra blankets and warm clothing. The cabin had all the amenities I could have wanted and it was close to many state parks as well as the bride and Mackinaw.

"Airbnb Review #751482902 #106413"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #106413


This is a great spot, whether you're into camping and the outdoors or just want a quiet place to relax. It's very affordable and offers a wonderful view of the lake from right outside your back door. The host is onsite and approachable and quick to help with any questions or issues. Both of the nearby restaurants -- Clyde's Place and Harbor Lights Grille -- have large menus and friendly staffs. Sturgeon Bay Beach and Mackinaw City/Mackinac Island are fun to explore. As a lifelong Michigan resident, this trip also had me crossing the bridge for the first time! A great time. Fun and relaxing. Book this place while you can as it's a popular spot!!

"Airbnb Review #750347099 #105850"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #105850


The cabin is small and RIGHT on the lake. Ritchie has plenty great recommendations. Check out Petoskey, it’s a 25/30 min drive from the lake. Overall great stay, beautiful geographic location.

"Airbnb Review #750987572 #106199"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #106199


Cute quiet place to stay. Very clean.

"Airbnb Review #748938383 #105520"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #105520


wonderful place right on a incredibly beautiful lake. The cabin is great, the perfect example of a old time cabin your grandparents or great grandparents could've retreated too. Ritchie is a wonderful host and has created a splendid place to come and relax. Lakeside is so close to Mackinaw city and so many other beautiful sites to visit it was the perfect base for exploring the area. we stayed two very quite relaxing nights and I would've stayed a week. Ritchie provided every thing we needed but we did bring some perfered namely our own toilet paper. The Wi-Fi was good in the cabin and the TV was just fine with access to all the streaming app and it even erases all or login information after your stay. It's a wonderful rustic cabin feel but with some modern touches like the nice updated bathroom, beautiful little propane fireplace stove that kept us nice warm. Eventhough the weather was cold and rainy this little cabin was a real paradise and took me back to a different time. now understand this place was built a long time ago and has the things that come along with that, So don't come expecting not to deal with dirt, bugs, and other things an old cabin by a lake may have but that's exactly what makes this place so perfect, authenticity it's the real deal. wonderful place at a economical price. I can not recommend Lakeside Cabins enough, Ritchie was a great host and was only just a text away if we needed anything. This is the Cabin by the Lake you are looking for.

"Airbnb Review #748489837 #105390"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #105390


Wonderfully cute cabins right on the lake made for an amazing sunset and sunrise. Highly recommend.

"Airbnb Review #744073334 #103765"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #103765


Ritchie was very responsive and accommodating. The cabin was so cozy and right on the water; perfect for watching the sunrise! I would definitely return to this cabin.

"Airbnb Review #747853010 #105071"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #105071


Wonderful place to stay! Can’t wait to go back again; it’s so beautiful

"Airbnb Review #747109760 #104652"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #104652


This was a great place for a quiet getaway.

"Airbnb Review #742376014 #103370"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #103370


Cute little cabin, right on the water.

"Airbnb Review #746154496 #104322"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #104322


This is a great value. The cabins are cozy and right on the water. We visited in April 2021, and the enjoyed the screened-in porch immensely. It can be chilly at night, but some warm loungewear and a few blankets are more than enough. We also brought our cat, and the space worked great for him. Location: Excellent, 15 min from Mackinaw City, the Dark Sky Park, a Family Dollar for some groceries. Quiet but doesn't feel isolated, amazing views of Carp Lake. Amenities: Dishes/silverware for 2 people. Pots/pans/pizza tray. Oven with 4 gas burners. No teapot, if that's important to you. Small Keurig available. Fridge/freezer has enough room for more than a week's worth of food. Misc: I recommend buying a few gallons of water from Family Dollar/etc. if you aren't used to a more rural water supply. Shower worked great. I recommend slippers for inside, since floors might get some dirt/sand from going in and out. Really an excellent base location for a trip north, with lots of local hiking/lakes to explore. Great value and Ritchie is a kind host, with lots of local recommendations.

"Airbnb Review #743147995 #103507"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #103507


Just the right amount of space for two people, would absolutely recommend

"Airbnb Review #741467806 #103031"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #103031


Great cabin getaway with a nice lake view! Definitely enjoyed my time here and looking forward to coming back!

"Airbnb Review #739658228 #102388"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #102388


It was a cozy little cabin on the lake with a fireplace a cute little screened in porch and also a fire pit ♡Ritchie was very pleasant and welcoming even when checking us in at 930pm,we will definitely be back ♡

"Airbnb Review #739087327 #102214"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #102214


Great view, Very Good for Intimate time with a significant other.

"Airbnb Review #737170309 #101411"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #101411


Ritchie was a wonderful host. He was very responsive to messages and had his place set up to be safe during a pandemic. The cabin had everything we needed in it, and despite the temperatures being in the single digits, was nice and warm! Thank you for providing such a nice space during a much-needed long weekend. I will definitely be staying here again when I'm in the area.

"Airbnb Review #734269980 #100345"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #100345


Mitigwa is extraordinarily charming and cozy. The gas stove heater is perfect for the space, the kitchen is tidy and clean, and the bathroom is updated and quaint. It’a perfect for a solo retreat space, or a romantic getaway!

"Airbnb Review #733890870 #100084"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #100084


Cute and cozy cabin, right on the water, perfect for a weekend get away. Plenty of space for two, stays nice and warm in the winter. Seems like it would be awesome in the summer too, so will definetly plan on coming back 🙂

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