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Cabin #7 – “Waugoshance”

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Cabin #7 – “Waugoshance”

Cabin in Carp Lake

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Cabin #7 - "Waugoshance"
A hybrid word, combining the Anishinaabemowin word wah'goosh (fox) and the French word anse (cove). This 2 bedroom, 528 sq ft cabin is named after a nearby peninsula off the northwest coast of Michigan's lower peninsula.

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 9’x6’ enclosed porch overlooking the lake is the perfect spot to watch the fishing boats go out during the morning sunrise.

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

  • 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
  • Parking
  • 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.

54 Guest Reviews

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"Airbnb Review #744970947455170482 #177073"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #177073


Good place

"Airbnb Review #738438213582136929 #175828"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #175828


Amazing place to stay.

"Airbnb Review #739832590138790302 #176066"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #176066


it was only a single night's stay but we thoroughly enjoyed it

"Airbnb Review #730467033935740012 #174434"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #174434


Ritchie's description was spot on. I would stay again. We mostly used the cabin as a base while sightseeing. Overall a nice place to relax.

"Airbnb Review #731926182255725285 #174673"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #174673


Good location. Very unhygienic. Floor, bathroom and carpet are dirty. Dog and cat hair on blankets. Host is friendly and check in is smooth.

"Airbnb Review #724659547683198011 #173495"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #173495


We adored Ritchie’s cabins. Everything you need for a comfortable stay. The views upon waking up, looking out to the lake are spectacular. Sitting on the screened porch and enjoying the peace is something I wish I could do everyday. Stay here- you’ll be happy you did

"Airbnb Review #718788516552185798 #172097"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #172097


This cabin is located only 10 minutes from Mackinaw city which is perfect! The cabin itself is cute and cozy with a beautiful view of the lake. We loved the fire pit and the fact that we could bring our dog with us as well! Great price as well!

"Airbnb Review #714430565743154677 #171486"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #171486


This cabin is definitely rustic, but very conveniently located and well-supplied for an overnight stay. The location on the lake is pretty, and the screened porch was great. Ritchie met us when we arrived and check-in was very smooth. We enjoyed our stay and would stay again!

"Airbnb Review #704996625443732325 #170005"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #170005


The cabin is very rustic... no air conditioning, screens missing on half the windows, no ceiling fans and screen doors that don't close with no latches. The dishes were moldy, the bathroom shower needs shoes to keep your feet clean, and the floors are dirty to be nice. The old asbestos tiles were pried up but nothing put down in its place which is concerning. If you walk thru the house in just your socks they will be black and gross. While standing in the shower you can reach up and touch the only light in the room. The screened patio and the views make the place but only if you can overlook everything else.

"Airbnb Review #684794403228792689 #166161"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #166161


Really great host and location.

"Airbnb Review #642775793150776413 #157025"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #157025


Ritchie was a great host. The place was just what we needed. And the Lake was So Beautiful!

"Airbnb Review #641978109741917368 #156908"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #156908


Beautiful cabin with a beautiful view. Suitable for the warmer season but still a beautiful place to stay.

"Airbnb Review #639118827507020009 #156375"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #156375


It’s a cabin on a lake. If you want beautiful sunrises and sunsets and time in the lake, it can’t be beat.

"Airbnb Review #636201298738201577 #155799"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #155799


Great spot to escape or explore! Pack some house shoes/slippers for minimizing dirt tracked in and to keep your feet warm on the floor when hanging out in the cabin.

"Airbnb Review #590587174561777547 #147674"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #147674


Love this cabin!

I stayed at the end of March 2022. I really enjoyed the way the cabin is heated with a clear gas stove/fireplace - honestly my favorite feature. I was doing some intensely painful physical therapy and it was sooooooo nice to be able to just gaze into the flames and take my mind to a different place.

"Airbnb Review #581856687650295961 #146086"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #146086


Great weekend away place! Very clean and cozy.

"Airbnb Review #544922009286781212 #140657"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #140657


cute place, more than i was expecting, well run

"Airbnb Review #542722528051539783 #140361"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #140361


We had a great time! Awesome place!

"Airbnb Review #539857726835007895 #140094"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #140094


Ritchie's place was great! Classic up some what rustic up north cabin. Fireplace was nice and cozy.
I recommend bringing slippers or shoes to wear in the cabin in the winter time to keep feet warm, floors are a little chilly. Will book again!

"Airbnb Review #533332234101532375 #139107"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #139107


Perfect for a cozy stay while skiiing in the area. Ritchie is a great host and made the check in process super easy. We will definitely be back again!

"Airbnb Review #520988403662761098 #137086"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #137086


Amazing views of the lake, extremely accommodating. Super friendly as well, we would for sure stay here again.

"Airbnb Review #489099059841811006 #133036"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #133036


Ritchie's place is rustic and simple. He has a list of things to bring with you that is helpful for planning. We enjoyed the location and that there were 2 places to get carry out food very close by.

"Airbnb Review #482599017980835421 #132242"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #132242


Excellent place, quiet, right on the lake. The lake is perfect with great views. The stars pop at night. Such a fun place. Ritchie makes you feel like family. Already planning to go back. Cabin was great.

"Airbnb Review #469552988237262809 #130682"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #130682


Wonderful little cabin on Carp Lake. We had a lovely visit and Ritchie was there to greet us! The only negative was the shower, it definitely needs an update. Otherwise everything else was great!

"Airbnb Review #471005970910935026 #130877"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #130877


Ritchie is a great host! This is my second time staying at his cabins and it’s like I was an old friend when I pulled in. He greeted me and made sure I had everything I needed. The fire pit and back porch is absolutely perfect for night and day time. Highly recommend this cozy cabins.

"Airbnb Review #465864058450014962 #129555"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #129555


Great location, quiet and right on the water. The cabins are close together but that’s to be expected with this type of rental. It’s nice to have an affordable option that allows dogs. We found it to be clean and cosy-anyone complaining about that needs to understand that it’s a rustic *cabin*, not a fancy cottage. I liked the gas fireplace too.

"Airbnb Review #455787679977801869 #127758"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #127758


Great stay beautiful location very close to mackinaw city

"Airbnb Review #448467586288782242 #126739"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #126739


Our stay at Ritchie’s place was booked only a day in advance. Ritchie was there to meet and greet us and was a pleasant, communicative and a helpful host.
We were not impressed with the cleanliness of anything. The bathroom is in bad need of improvements, an exterior door in disrepair that would would not close and floors that were gritty and dirty underfoot. We do not know about the other cabins, just cabin #7.

"Airbnb Review #410026255210285503 #119225"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #119225


This cabin looked like it was in the middle of a renovation. Very uncomfortable shower. Not worth the money even though adequately clean. The surroundings resembled a junk yard.

"Airbnb Review #408678751061730056 #118886"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #118886


Always would recommend the visit here

"Airbnb Review #765006153 #111438"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #111438


The cabin is nice for men to use for fishing, but not as a couple's getaway. The cabin needs updated.

"Airbnb Review #763783854 #111148"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #111148


Great stay super close to everything we wanted to do and see.

"Airbnb Review #760119174 #109757"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #109757


A quiet resting place near Mackinac Island

"Airbnb Review #757550727 #109049"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #109049


Loved it especially the view

"Airbnb Review #755844116 #108510"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #108510


My girlfriend and I both very much enjoyed our stay. The cabin was cozy and exactly as advertised. The indoor heating system was excellent. We loved being able to have a campfire outside overlooking the lake.

"Airbnb Review #753686689 #107366"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #107366


Nice location

"Airbnb Review #751249251 #106318"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #106318


This was the perfect little cabin for me and my boyfriend to relax at for a few days. Richie had great hospitality and communication, and the cabin was homey and cozy. I definitely recommend booking a stay!

"Airbnb Review #749167726 #105589"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #105589


An authentic cabin experience with a fire pit right next to the lake! Loved the peace and quiet. When it rained, we stayed in and played cards, watched movies and enjoyed the cozy warmth of the cabin!

"Airbnb Review #746846592 #104556"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #104556


Cute little place right on the lake. Short drive to shops and attractions.

"Airbnb Review #742407102 #103381"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #103381


Came here for a great, quiet week away from the world! Really nice, cozy space.

"Airbnb Review #743800931 #103709"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #103709


Rustic but comfortable, glad dogs are welcome & the lake is amazing

"Airbnb Review #741482027 #103036"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #103036


Classy Rustic, complete with lakeview porch and Roku

"Airbnb Review #740286249 #102718"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #102718


Such a nice stay! Very up north feel. Beautiful views, basic amenities but had everything we needed. Great burger joint a quick walk across the street. Ritchie was super nice and had a pleasant and quick check in. Loved the pet friendly aspect. A little chilly in the bedrooms but very manageable. Would definitely stay again.

"Airbnb Review #741004225 #102920"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #102920


All in all, it was a good place to stay. We loved the backyard view overlooking the lake and sunrise. I was expecting a nicer bed, it’s definitely not meant for all and the blankets were so bad, I recommend bringing your own comforters. Overall look was okay, flooring was very dirty that we had our footware on during our entire stay.

"Airbnb Review #738104660 #102039"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #102039


great location

"Airbnb Review #739405434 #102311"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #102311


Had a wonderful time and the cabin was perfect! Really enjoyed the location! Close to everything!

"Airbnb Review #734257961 #100339"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #100339


Great little cabin on the lake !

"Airbnb Review #733906716 #100103"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #100103


Amazing little cabin off the lake. Great spot if you wanted to fish without going very far. Great local eatery across the road. 10/10 would recommend!

"Airbnb Review #736528939 #101327"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #101327


It was so nice to get away for a couple days, we drove around to different areas during the day but we would’ve been just as happy just sitting by the fireplace all day. Would definitely stay there again!

"Airbnb Review #735763823 #100837"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #100837


Ritchie was great. Place was super cool. would rent again

"Airbnb Review #732612562 #99529"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #99529


Charming, clean, authentic old cabin dream in a great location.

"Beautiful location, reasonable price!"

by Brenda Allen


An affordable accommodation not far from Mackinac City with access to Mackinac Island. Clean, friendly, beautiful lake view with rustic northern feel. Furniture clean, comfortable. You can tell cabins are being updated but it was perfect for what we needed.

"A great little get-away!"

by Vicki Brunt


My best friend and I take an "annual" trip every year. We always look for small, private, cabins with great access to the water. This place fits the bill. Ritchie's cabins are old and humble in the nicest way. Our cabin was clean and inviting. He even gifted us with some starter logs to get our fire going! We hope to return next year!

"Great for fishing"

by Louis Linton


Place was okay and homie.

from $86 / night


Oct 9-14

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