|Minimum Stay||3 - 4 nights|
The Milakokia Cabin has super-easy access to U.S. 2, multiple ATV trails and just 0.7 miles from Lake Milakokia with a convenient boat ramp. This new cabin has a comfortable see-through fireplace, which can be enjoyed from both the bedroom and the living room. 20 private acres are yours to explore by foot or with your ATV. Plenty of space for your family to enjoy playing games or a quite campfire without neighbors. The cabin just 14 miles from Naubinway and about 5 miles from Gould City.
Beach/swimming: The closest beach for swimming is at the Google Big Knob...it is about 12 miles from the Milakoia Cabin and secluded.
Scotch point south of Gould City provides good swimming too. Both swimming beaches are on Lake Michigan.
Bugs: Yes, there are bugs at the Milakokia Cabin. Depending on the time of year and day, you may experience mosquitos and even ticks. Please bring strong bug spray.
Cell phone service: Cell phone service is generally unreliable in the Upper Peninsula when you travel outside of Marquette and Escanaba. My AT&T smartphone is not able to receive or make calls from the cabin. At times, I can sent/receive texts. Cell phone tower improvements are something we hear about regularly.
Coffee Maker: Yes, there is basic, automatic coffee maker at the Milakokia Cabin
Highway: The Milalokia Cabin is set back from U.S. 2. The driveway is 0.2 of a mile off of U.S.2. The cabins itself is about 300-400 feet off of U.S. 2. While I have very good hearing, I've never noticed the highway traffic, especially while inside the cabin. In 5 years with the Milakokia Cabin, we have only received one complaint about the highway being so close to the cabin. The cabin is priced accordingly. Still, if the traffic is heavy, if there are many semis passing through, and the leaves have fallen from the trees, it is possible to hear the road at various times of the year. That hasn't been my experience, nor the experience of the majority of the guests.
Kitchen utensils: We have the basic kitchen utensils you will need during your stay. If there is anything you can't live without, I would advise you to please bring your own.
Linens: We have linens for the beds, and some basic towels for your use.
Permits- Hunting and Snowmobiling: Yes, both are required. In my opinion, the easiest way to get them is online - http://www.mdnr-elicense.com/Welcome/Default.aspxIf you are coming from downstate Michigan, another option is the 24 hour Holiday gas station in St. Ignace, right on U.S. 2. 274 W. US2 - Saint Ignace, MI 49781-1615 (906) 643-7770The closest place from the Milakokia Cabin for a permit would be The Trading Post - W17204 Main Street- Curtis, MI 49820 (906) 586-9841
Trail 2 is the closest trail to the cabin. The Milakokia Cabin is in Mackinaw County.
Pets: Yes, we do accept dogs, yet we do ask that you please clean up after them both inside and outside the cabin. Plus, if you allow them on the furniture, we do ask that you please bring your own linens/blankets for them to sleep on. If the pet hair starts to build, we do ask that you please run the vacuum. The challenge with the Milakokia Cabin and dogs is that there isn't a fenced yard and US2 is just 0.2 miles down the driveway. Still, there is plenty of room for them to roam. I'd hate for them to get lost on the 20 acres or run out onto the highway nearby.
Wood: Generally, we can't guarantee there will be wood at the cabin for more than 1 basic fire.. Many time there is wood left around the firepit, or in the cabin around the fireplace. Still, you can count on being able to pick up some wood at the gas station 5 miles West of the cabin or in Curtis, 14 miles nortthwest of the cabin.
FYI: You can not transport firewood across the Mackinac Bridge due to the Emerald Ash disease.
Freshwater Vacation Rentals
• Established in 2005
If you are looking for a vacation rental, you have come to the right spot! We specialize in vacation rentals throughout Michigan. From your own private island to a lodge big enough to host your family reunion or a relaxing getaway on one of the Great Lakes. If you feel like a social vacation where you have neighbors to enjoy the evening fires together, to remote places where you won't see another soul, give us a call and we'll find the right place for you.
We work hard so you don't have to. Our goal is for guests have a wonderful vacation experience and assist our owners in maximizing their investment. We started this business 10 years ago, with the purchase of Republic Island, and added the Rapid River Lodge. We have a unique perspective, as we are both owners and property managers. We love the business and are enjoying it as it grows.
Peace, quiet and 20 private acres. Simple and easy access (approx. 1000 feet) from US 2.
No neighbors in sight. Quiet, great walks through the woods. A budget cottage vacation.
Jim texted, "Thanks so much for this past week at Milakokia....seen 10 (deer) including 2 bucks."
My husband and I were longing for a quiet getaway in a beautiful area. The UP is always glorious in the Fall. The cabin exceeded expectations -- it was beautiful, clean, well furnished and very comfortable for the two of us. I especially enjoyed rambling around the property. The washer/dryer, telescope and fireplace were real pluses. When I left my computer and didn't discover it until I was unpacking in Chicago, the management company went out of their way to get it back to me. Thanks so much! I have already recommended the property to friends. Pay attention to the warning about grocery stores if you don't want to make a 70 mile round trip -- most of the local convenience stores only carry beer, wine and ice cream.
Great, simple little cabin. Fireplace great for all seasons! Close to both shores and lots of parks. Everything you need for a home away from home--kitchen, comfortable beds, lots of living space in a cozy cabin!
The cabin was very clean and just the right size for our family of 5. Our dog Arty, a poodle, settled in nicely right away too-he sometimes is nervous in new environments. Hardwood floors and knotty pine walls added to the whole cabin affect. Although it rained for half of the time we were at the cabin, the kids and I had no problem finding things to do. I liked that there was a washing machine available, and cleaning supplies. The fire place was great and made it cozy when we were stuck inside when it rained. One thing I would point out is that the water from the tap is well water which is hard water. If you are not used to this you may want to bring a jug along from home. When you are arriving, you will have to look for the "Honest Injuns Tourist Trap," a flea market/antique store. The number marker for the cabin is hard to make out. We arrived around 4:30PM and we passed it twice. It's better to arrive in the day time. We hope to return again. It was so peaceful and provided the much needed rest we needed as a family.
The cabin was beautiful and clean. We felt very taken care of. The only thing I wish was that we had been warned about ticks! They were everywhere! Everyone got them on the property. But the pleasant surprise was a washer and dryer! We had no idea it would be there and it was a life saver! Thank you! What a glorious week!
Arrived on Sunday to a clean, well kept/well stocked home that allowed my family to just relax, see the sights & chillax for our entire stay. Plus having a washer & dryer was awesome! Lots of privacy & great location too!
For what we paid we got one heck of a deal. It had plenty of room for my family of five. Kids loved the outdoors and really loved to explore with ATVs. They put a washer and dryer in the Friday before we arrived and they worked great. It made the stay so much better. The beach is about 15mins away not many others around. No complaints at all, very understanding when one of the plastic outside chairs got broke. Away from it all but close enough you don't feel alone. Right off of highway 2 about 60 miles off of I-75. Love it and can't wait to go back!!!
Gould City is the closest post office; Naubinway is the closer larger town, 14 miles east