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The Wild Winds is a nature lover’s paradise. We offer many trails for hiking and/or biking. Enjoy fishing, boating and relaxing on the lake and beach, just steps from your rustic cabin. Or spend time at our private pond (actually a small lake) nestled in the woods, where we have installed a dock for deep water swimming and canoeing. Or for a little more excitement the Wild Winds is only 7-8 Miles from world class golfing, shopping, restaurants and other sporting lakes. If you like to take short day trips you could go to Petoskey to see beautiful Lake Michigan, or spend your day at Mackinac Island.
We allow well-behaved dogs for a small fee, and also charge a $60 cleaning fee.
This log home, "Honeymoon Cabin," has 4 bedrooms and sleeps 8-9 people.
Or consider our other vacation rental at the Wild Winds: "Junior Cabin" has 3 bedrooms (plus fold-out queen) sleeps 10-12, and it has a fireplace! (see homeaway #368462ha).
The log homes are right on Wequas Lake, and our beautiful private lake is just a short walk into the woods.
Both homes come equipped with satellite TV, washer, dryer, full kitchen and 1 bath. The price is the same for either log home: the basic rate is $620/wk or $120/night, and prime dates are $750/wk or $145/night.
The cabin did the job. Nothing fancy but worked well and worth the price. The only downside was that I wasn't aware that the property (yard) /firepit /and lake equipment was shared with up to 3 other cabins. Luckily there was only one other family that was renting a different cabin at the time and they were really nice and didn't get in the way of our enjoyment. Next time I will look for a more private cabin rental but a big group renting all the cabins would be perfect.
After the initial shock upon arrival of no cell reception, we decided to make the most of it. This was a perfect opportunity to leave our phones at the cabin and just spend time with each other. The cabin has a great kitchen (the stove had a few quirks, but we mostly used the grill). The bathroom had lots of towels, and having a washer and dryer was so convenient! The bedrooms were really nice, though I wish there were fans in there on the really hot nights. The location was great. The big lake was a lot of fun for our daughter to fish at, and the lakes in the woods had lots of small fish that were biting like crazy. The mosquitos are pretty bad at the small private lakes so we only went there twice. The big lake had a bunch of boats and life jackets, and since we didn't keep our cell phones glued to our hands, fishing required us to actually talk to each other.... Lol. My daughter and the dogs spent hours splashing around in the lake. She built sand castles and chased minnows, the dogs chased tennis balls out and absolutely exhausted themselves.
This place is only about an hour from Mack, so we spent a day up there sampling fudge and seeing the butterfly house. This cabin is really close to restaurants (gobblers was amazing), the elk viewing (definitely go during feeding time if you have kids!), and Walmart, Meijer, etc. We spent another day at the county beach, where we rented a pontoon boat and went fishing, then built sand castles and got thoroughly burned while eating ice cream..... It was great! We had so much fun, I would highly recommend this cabin!
This is everything we remembered about vacationing in the upper Lower Penninsula! The Wild Winds is a log home nestled in the woods with a lovely view of the lake. There was plenty of space for our group of 6 adults, even our technically savvy 10 year old was pleased with the accommodation. The house is rustic, but still had satellite TV. We look forward to staying again.
great ,quiet place to relax and enjoy northern Michigan. Friendly people and clean place to stay.
Rokko was very accommodating and wonderful. The cabin has 4 bedrooms that are comfy, the cabin is older but nice & clean. Its perfect for anyone wanting to hike, fish, or relax. There are private lakes were you can take the paddle boat, row boat, or canoe out to relax or fish for northern pike. Their are nature trails that are well maintained on and off the property with areas for children and pets to run around.
Rokko is pet friendly and allowed us to bring our dogs along with kennels. They got to swim, play, and chase squirrels with no issues with brush and ticks. I did not see any bugs or ticks at all!
You are at a great location, 5 minute drive from downtown Gaylord but still isolated from it all. If it is rainy, you have cable TV and board games. I had such a great time and I would highly recommend this cabin for the location, price, and child & dog friendly!
We were very pleased with our stay at Wild Winds. Our host was very kind, the property was extensive and beautiful. We liked the log homes, and thought that it was more than enough for our needs. We would recommend this retreat for anyone looking for a peaceful spot to relax and enjoy nature. Wild Woods makes me think of Emmerson and we hope to return soon. Thank you Rokko for your generosity and kindness.
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