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Cabin #6 – “Wapashuwi”

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Cabin #6 – “Wapashuwi”

Cabin in Carp Lake

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Cabin #6 - "Wapashuwi"
A unique name of unknown origin. This 2 bedroom, 528 sq ft cabin is a wonderful size for a family to spend a relaxing vacation, camping along the shore of a beautiful 1900 acre lake in the northern lower peninsula of Michigan.

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 1950'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 528 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 10’x6’ enclosed porch overlooking the lake is the perfect area for spending a relaxing afternoon.

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

Cleaning Protocols

  • 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)


  • Television


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


  • Dining Table
  • Free wifi
  • 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.

61 Guest Reviews

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"Airbnb Review #832631474817827836 #190872"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #190872


Perfect getaway spot!

"Airbnb Review #813742124120250319 #188078"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #188078


Had a lovely stay at this quaint cabin on the lake mid-winter. Very peaceful and quiet and just as I imagined it would be. Ritchie is a kind and responsive host! I’d stay here again

"Airbnb Review #805147528459441102 #187028"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #187028


Ritchie’s place was exactly as described. It had all of the comforts we were looking for. The sunrises and fireplace were my favorite.

"Airbnb Review #800714383136609846 #186378"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #186378


The stay was nice and clean.

"Airbnb Review #783391282713383528 #183167"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #183167


Would stay there again

"Airbnb Review #776882724782728041 #182752"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #182752


Will do again soon!

"Airbnb Review #777571354862948685 #182769"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #182769


Awesome experience !

"Airbnb Review #778264192162714605 #182805"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #182805


Place was amazing in all regards . Will come back as much as we can

"Airbnb Review #776161116723625362 #182706"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #182706


Had an awesome time out at Ritchie's cabins! Our only complaint is that we couldn't stick around the enjoy it we more. Beautiful views of the lake, and a nice cozy sitting area to have a campfire. What more could you want from a getaway to the cabin!

"Airbnb Review #757254849144072134 #180509"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #180509


Was a great stay with amazing views.

"Airbnb Review #754425331500373180 #180149"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #180149


Everything was awesome!

"Airbnb Review #747768312398984612 #177752"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #177752


We loved this quaint cabin by the lake. Such a great location. Woke up to a beautiful sunrise over the lake out our bedroom window. Life's simple pleasures are the best. This cabin is humble and exactly what we needed for our anniversary

"Airbnb Review #743459609533669906 #176803"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #176803


Beautiful sunrise!!! Lovely, quaint, old fashioned, rustic cabin. Ritchie was a great host! We are already planing our next trip!

"Airbnb Review #749324403515680051 #177910"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #177910


This was our second time staying with Ritchie. The cabin is located right on the water and had what we needed for our stay. Ritchie is super quick to respond to any and all of our messages. Thank you for another great stay!

"Airbnb Review #734016827498288562 #174968"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #174968


We loved our stay at this cabin in Michigan! Comfy bed and cozy gas stove!

"Airbnb Review #737625050210603929 #175745"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #175745


Great rusted place. Beds comfortable, fire stove toasted up the chilly cabin quickly, kitchen had enough to make things a rustic home in the cabin on a lake feel! What a find!

"Airbnb Review #716629825060502362 #171855"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #171855


Cozy spot on a tranquil lake!

"Airbnb Review #700745473142213596 #169123"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #169123


Great cabin. Very peaceful

"Airbnb Review #694124639763955867 #167853"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #167853


We stayed just for one night and loved it! The lake was right at our feet and this place has so much to offer! Thank you for sharing such a beautiful place ❤️

"Airbnb Review #690558760908008589 #167163"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #167163


Very cozy cabin by the lake, very beautiful. Ritchie is also very helpful in giving recommendations for places to visit nearby.

"Airbnb Review #664450202004356917 #161613"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #161613


Cute cabin on the lake! Perfect distance to the Mackinac Island Ferries!

"Airbnb Review #659347411191954993 #160162"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #160162


Great little cottage tucked away on Carp Lake.

"Airbnb Review #653637021508856806 #158955"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #158955


After seeing pictures I was expecting lot more.

"Airbnb Review #652865921379680235 #158832"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #158832


Very clear expectations. Awesome communication from Ritchie. Property is just as advertised. We had a great time

"Airbnb Review #645624086328437389 #157583"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #157583


Super cute little cabin. The location was very convenient-super close to Mackinaw City. We stopped just for one night while we made our way to the U.P. There’s not a lot of yard but it’s right on the lake and our cabin had a cute little screened in porch off back to view the lake. Bud Ritchie was right on site and was quick to answer any questions we had.

"Airbnb Review #644849310654592583 #157422"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #157422


The place reminds me of being back in camp. The log house is very pretty. However the view of the lake is absolutely amazing and makes the place so great.

"Airbnb Review #639137649955959990 #156390"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #156390


Ritchie was helpful, even when he wasn’t around, he made it easy to get in touch, and help us out where we needed it. The cabin was very cozy and was exactly as stated in the listing. It’s also very close to many things worth checking out, only a 10 minute drive up to Mackinaw City, and it sits mere feet from a gorgeous lake.

I would certainly recommend staying here, it’s well worth it!

"Airbnb Review #630436693812274396 #154508"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #154508


Great cabin! I love this place. It's Cozy and warm. You can see the lake right through the window. Thank you Ritchie!

"Airbnb Review #619528385268103016 #152635"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #152635


Cute cabin close to mackinaw city. May is still early season as it was cold outside. Ritchie responds quickly to messages and accommodate the needs.

"Airbnb Review #617314593472283521 #152175"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #152175


Ritchie was super great at communication and what was expected. We used the fire pit to cook both of our dinners and used the pots and pans supplied to make breakfast. The floors have sinced been taken out in the pictures it shows different furniture and flooring. Also beds and tables are on wheels(which makes sense for cleaning) if you move a lot in your sleep it’s hard to get comfortable. Something to also note is that this is a real cabin and I would make sure you bring everything supplies on Ritchie’s list.

"Airbnb Review #599921221551105684 #149316"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #149316


nice rustic style cabin will be staying there again

"Airbnb Review #595629937628152044 #148704"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #148704


Cozy cabin, easy check-in/out, great locationl.

"Airbnb Review #586221304753918072 #146764"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #146764


Old style cabin with a true feel of simplicity and minimalism. Although the weather was rainy and messy, this cabin offer a great location for the warmer months or any other time that rain won’t be in the forecast! Loved it!

"Airbnb Review #552194358182676641 #141997"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #141997


great location very relaxing for a getaway

"Airbnb Review #529648864456782887 #138625"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #138625


This cabin was everything we could of wanted. It was extremely clean when we checked in. Ritchie met us when we checked in and made sure everything was ready. We will be booking again.

"Airbnb Review #473840908059665259 #131238"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #131238


The best log cabin experience, so close to the lake you can hear the trickling of waves as you fall asleep

"Airbnb Review #465930880289403789 #129567"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #129567


The tranquility surrounding Carp Lake is in stark contrast to the city life. It's SO quiet. Matching the atmosphere in this remote part of Michigan is the simplicity of the cabin. It doesn't seem to have changed from the time it was built, but there is a beauty all its own because of it. We had a great stay here.

"Airbnb Review #454297022907006389 #127558"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #127558


Great location and great host. We were greeted upon arrival.

"Airbnb Review #452089099859153848 #127363"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #127363


Great place to stay - reflects the charm of when they were built. The area is very quiet but easy access to anything you need. The best part of the cabin is sitting on the back porch and simply enjoying the lake. Highly recommend it.

"Airbnb Review #446299164643611212 #126426"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #126426


It’s cute and nice. Easy check in. Perfect for a few days on a small lake. Good place to stay also, if you want to go to the Island!

"Airbnb Review #443374390893734172 #125941"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #125941


If you want a camping experience then the place is fine. Cabin needs some work done on it and has some rodent issues.

"Airbnb Review #435463918678078639 #124374"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #124374


The cabin is located on a beautiful lake and is a prime location for visiting Mackinaw and the UP. Ritchie was very responsive and accommodating. The cabin had a nice rustic feel and had everything we needed for our stay.

"Airbnb Review #431796953835540685 #123778"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #123778


This is such an amazing place for families. Our family will always come back here.

"Airbnb Review #433961937002356417 #124141"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #124141


Ritchie is a great Host, The place is Super Awesome for a weekend getaway, quite and calm. He was there to greet us although we were a little late in the night. Very close to Mackinaw and Headland Dark Sky park.
Will surely recommend for a nice and relaxing weekend!!

"Airbnb Review #432479858170893856 #123949"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #123949


If you’re looking for a rustic cabin with a good view and on the water, then this is a great place to visit. The lake was just a few feet from the cabin. The water was shallow which was nice for the kids to play in.

"Airbnb Review #409353553277710423 #118991"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #118991


Great place, amazing experience!

"Airbnb Review #759186692 #109391"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #109391


Another great stay Ritchie! Love the rustic cabins, just as described, beautiful view on to the lake! Looking forward to next spring.

"Airbnb Review #757512704 #109024"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #109024


This place is great! The view of the lake is amazing and the cabin is a great place to come back to from going around upper Michigan.

"Airbnb Review #751986338 #106599"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #106599


Host was pleasant and accommodating. Cottages are on a beautiful lake and it was very peaceful. I imagine in the summer months when you can do activities it is a blast.

"Airbnb Review #750384773 #105862"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #105862


I loved being so close to the lake and the gas fireplace was so cozy in the rain/snow. It was nice and clean inside and I appreciated the contact-less check-in and check-out. Richie is very accommodating and responsive to any questions.

"Airbnb Review #748913395 #105487"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #105487


This is a rustic but comfortable cabin. Nice, open living room and kitchen. Small bath, but the shower worked well, and great hot water. This would suit 4 adults well, or 2 adults and 3 children. Lovely place, literally steps from Carp Lake. Great value for the price.

"Airbnb Review #744337209 #103863"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #103863


We had a lovely stay. The cabin was rustic, no frills, not fancy at all. It was exactly what we were looking for at a very affordable price. Ritchie was a welcoming host who responded immediately to the one minor problem we had. We would definitely stay here again.

"Airbnb Review #742123706 #103253"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #103253


Beautiful lake side views, a super cool automatic fire furnace, and nice amenities. We loved our stay! We traveled into the UP, Mackinaw, etc and it was the perfect base camp.

"Airbnb Review #740296057 #102723"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #102723


Wonderful stay at the cabin! Beautiful views of carp lake! Walking distance to a local hometown bar with wonderful food! We stayed in March and our cabin was clean and toasty warm.

"Airbnb Review #736497603 #101319"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #101319


Highly recommend staying here... very cozy and great location.

"Airbnb Review #735725964 #100794"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #100794


Very close to the lake! The cabin is pretty bare but offers the basics. Another review said the cabin was cold but I found that the fireplace heater really kept the place warm! Almost too warm.

"Cool place"

by Brittany Frudzinski


It was a great little cottage to stay at for the weekend. We would stay there again.

"Relaxing at Lake Paradise"

by Jeffrey Kirkpatrick


We enjoyed our stay and were glad to be able to bring our 2 dogs as well. Would have loved to stay longer.

"Love the area"



Awesome location. Close to everything Mackinaw City has to offer whole having the enjoyment of bonfires and outdoor activities. Owner is super nice and available to help with anything any time. This was our second visit and it won’t be the last.

"4 day getaway"

by Valerie Preston


Absolutely loved the cabins! Backyard right on lake. Owner is very nice. Fire pit/ grills in backyard. Everything thing you need for a camping experience without the tent!

"Nice family trip"

by Shelley Homolka


Cabins are rustic. The owner was very kind and helpful. Our kids loved fishing and caught perch, sunfish, bass and walleye.

Sheets were provided and a blanket. Cabin included some basic cooking items which was nice.

from $87 / night


Oct 9-14

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