|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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Kickapoo camp was the name of a small group of cabins at Kelly's Point years ago. We have saved this one room cabin by building a new, larger cabin completely over it, finishing the project in May 2010. If you enjoy history and retro furnishings this is the place for you. We have a completely furnished cabin, just bring your food and drink. This property is for sale and provides good rental income.
The cabin has huge windows with sweeping views of Lake Michigan and you will be mesmerized by the waves. Often, huge freighters pass and the ferry of course. You can use the binoculars to get a closer view or the telescope to see the mainland. The waterfowl love our shallow waterfront and swans often join the wide variety of birds. We have 250' of lakefront but no year-round neighbors so it is a very private 'getaway'.
It is a short bike ride or hike to the south end light house (open to the public) and Iron Ore Bay. There you will find lovely sand beach, picnic area, dunes, etc. There is a spring fed creek our grandchildren play in for hours. The sunrise and moonrise are both spectacular and you won't believe the stars you can see!! Enjoy the pace of the island and the solitude and peace of nature.
There is no phone or TV and cell service is often spotty at our cabin.
Keywords: private, lake mi,getaway, beach,retro,nature,
Shaker and Lisa on East side drive during the first snow of December. We enjoy the island every season; maybe winter the most. The snow is so pristine. We are residents of NW Indiana and visit our children in GA and NC often. So we are on the go as much as we can be and still work ! Horses and carriage driving are our main hobbies and they travel with us from Beaver Island to Florida.
Lisa Hites purchased this cabin in 2006
When you see it you will know why
Total peace and the beauty of nature will renew your spirit.
Wow ! We cannot thank you enough for the amazing week we had in your cabin.We were so amazed at the work you have done... We were able to catch some snakes for Jackson to hold,saw baby deer,baby wild turkeys,and on the last morning a bald eagle. Beautiful ! We definitely want to come back ! The kids kept asking all week if we could move there. Jackson kissed the cabin goodbye. The dogs were so tired from swimming and walks that we practically carried them to their beds.They slept for 3 days when we got home. Thanks again for everything ! We will be back.
We had a great early fall vacation on Beaver Island and this cabin made it even better. We loved being so close to the lake and so far from town. The beachfront was great and we loved using the fire pit every night on the water's edge. We appreciated the fact that our dogs were welcome (they had a blast and we could hardly get them in the truck to leave!) This "unplugged" cabin was the most relaxing and peaceful vacation ever. We would highly recommend if you are looking for a camping kind of experience but with all the comforts of home. Great lakefront cabin and property.
Our hope was for an incredible view with access to the lake. We had both of those and they were what made the trip. Also, being only two miles from the light house and two miles the other direction to G Lake was very convenient.
However, what took away from it was that instead of there being a queen bed and a full bed, and futon there was a queen bed, twin bunk beds, and a futon. Since there were two couples and two kids it made it very difficult to all have a good night sleep.
My other problem was the lack of cleanliness. I understand that this property has no cleaning fees thus it is the renters responsibility. However, the bathroom was really gross and none of the floors had been washed in quite a while.
Also, we had been looking forward to using the Jon boat, but unfortunately there was a leak so by husband and son made it out and barely made it back.
There were things such as the outside stairs not being properly supported so made it difficult for our kids to walk down, the leak in the living room by the fireplace that kept dripping on me through the night, and the leak from the toilet.
But...all that to say, it was a great trip! The owners were great!! I just wished they owned different property so we could rent from them again.
I just spent three weeks at this cabin and unlike most reviewers, I spent most of my time at the cabin alone, with my dog. It is a wonderful place to go if you crave some solitude and to get away from city life, read, or get a lot of writing done. I was thankful for the radio in the cabin, which allowed me to hear the news. I explored many of the island's hiking trails and am now quite curious to try them with cross country skis. Swimming at the shore near the cabin is definitely doable--I had water shoes though, which I highly recommend--and the island's beaches are beautiful. The cabin is unique and in great condition, and had everything I needed to prepare meals as I normally would at home. Extra bonus for the washer/dryer. I was fortunate to be at the cabin during a meteor shower--I've never seen so many stars in my life... Highly recommended!
Small note: I recommend bringing as much of your food with you as you can. The market in town is very expensive!
My family had never been to Beaver Island before and were excited to explore. The cabin was very nice and the usual structure, with the interior cabin, was fun. The large ceiling fans kept a gentle breeze blowing throughout, which made falling asleep and waking up to the waves of Lake Michigan so relaxing. We were worried about mosquitoes, after some of the reviews, but we had no problems at all. We went to 5 different pristine beaches and had them mostly to ourselves. My son loved watching the snakes and frogs racing across the sand to go for a swim. The ice cream and Rubens at Daddy Franks were great, as were the burgers at Shamrock. The greeter, Terry, is so nice and extremely helpful with reccomendations. My husband went fishing at the in-land lakes, which were lovely. If you are looking for a beautiful place to get away from it all, Beaver Island is the place to go. Not much in the way of nightlife or entertainment, so bring lots of books and games. Living life unplugged on an island is definitely good for the soul!
Kickapoo Camp is definitely a pristine, natural hideaway from reality and the real-world. My two children (5 and 10) and my parents spent 4 days at the cabin in late June and will have fond memories of the time we spent there. At least when we were there, there were many mosquitos, so we didn't do a lot of hanging out on the beach but instead spent a lot of time in the cabin putting together puzzles, playing games, and spending time together without cell service (there is zero cell service) or technology. The cabin is very unique and all of the locals know it very well. We did quite a bit of driving around the island and exploring, including climbing the lighthouse, hiking to Martins Bluff, and the beautiful beach close by. In the town, the locals were very friendly and we spent some time each day at the community center playing pool, hanging out, and briefly reconnecting with technology (they have free wifi). Overall, this is a vacation to be remembered for all of us. The island is beautiful, the boat ride unique, and the people on the island are friendly.
A couple of things to consider about the cabin and the island. The island is very remote, as other reviews have pointed out. So, don't think you'll be sipping Lattes at sidewalk cafes because there aren't any cafes and barely any sidewalks. There are a few stores with provisions, a few restaurants, some museums, and that's about it. The nature of the island is very beautiful and unspoiled. I went to one of the nicest Lake Michigan beaches I have ever been to in my life on the island and I have been to many many Lake Michigan beaches. But, it is not for someone who might mind having 75 or so mosquitos on you at once, or the possibility of having to remove a non-poisonous snake from the cabin. As long as you know these things ahead of time and are a good match, it should be great for you.
The cabin is pretty far away from town, only because the roads are gravel and you can't drive very fast on them. Plan about 20-25 minutes each way into the town. There is zero cell service, but the neighbor (Terry) has a landline phone that he offers to let you use. He is very nice and very knowledgeable about the island. The cabin is also about the most unique place you will ever stay and the owners have made it functional without removing the charm.
For the right person or group, this is an absolutely wonderful place to go and check out of the rat race of life for a while.
Explore two light houses on the island,many more to view by charter boat or small plane tours. Many history themes to explore; native american,Irish settlers, Mormon kingdom.More public beaches than you can see in a week,more wildlife than you can imagine! and very few people....
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3 night minimum stay
|each pet per night||$10|
Pet fee is $10. per nite per dog.
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