One bedroom, Full bath and Kitchen
About Gina Johnson
I was born in the Upper Peninsula, after graduating high school went to the lower Peninsula to continue my education,marry, have my children and live on a fast track for some years. Always I hoped to be back home where I started from. Hence here I am, lucky enough to have raised my children in pristine surroundings,with good air, lots of lakes to play in, trails to walk or climb. I'm a gardener with a passion so you will have lovely grounds to enjoy. When I'm not on me knees in the garden I enjoy cooking,making bird baths or hunting drift wood. Paul and I keep ourselves very busy with our rental interests. We have met some of the most enjoyable people. What a blessing.
Gina Johnson purchased this Cottage in 1984
Why Gina Johnson chose Big Bay
This property was purchased because it was the perfect place to retire,plus there needed to be a home for our Caboose. We have our home on the property also so anything you would need would be taken care of right away.
What makes this Cottage unique
What is more unique then a lovely Caboose. Look out the front door and there is beautiful Lake Independence, go for a stroll in the garden, or just sit there and listen to the water fall. Grill out on your own weber grill, that fish which you might have caught that morning. You can enjoy some of the most wonderful 4 wheeler trails, Hiking, the fall colors are just beautiful!
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Perfectly Peaceful, Charming, Cozy and Fun!!
This property is a treasure! The caboose is cozy yet comfortable- we are tall and slept well in the double bed. The kitchenette is well-equipped, making meal prep easy. The lake is about 50 steps from the caboose, and the proprietors Gina and Paul provided comfortable lounge chairs to relax & enjoy. They also have canoes, kayaks & a BBQ grill available for guests. We were so well taken care of, from the moment we drove up to the property and were welcomed with a friendly wave. The gardens were in full bloom and Gina encouraged us to relax and enjoy in the comfortable garden chairs. She even made us a pie!! And it was SO delicious. We were invited to join Gina and Paul for two boat rides, which was extra special. Seeing the area from the water is incredible, especially the granite cliffs and caves. They gave us information about local hikes and eateries, too. We truly couldn’t have asked for a better experience. Our little dog Miss Pickles was also warmly welcomed by Gina and Paul and their two friendly pups. If you are looking for a unique property, enjoy lakes & hiking, this is it. 5 stars, all around. All VRBOs should be as delightful and welcoming!
We are confirmed "caboose crazy"!
We celebrated a significant birthday with the caboose as our home base: we celebrated the local scenery, relished the regional food, and drank in the great hospitality of Paul & Gina! The caboose was comfortable and cozy and carefully appointed to meet all of our needs. We will return! Can't wait!
Clean, charming, and very welcoming owners. Will stay again and recommend to anyone.
Thanks. So glad you were able to have time to kick back and enjoy our beautiful lake. Also you left everything in great shape. Once again thank you
A great week in very comfortable place to stay
Paul and Gina are fantastic hosts. We arrived a day prior to our scheduled time due to a booking error on my end. They let us adjust our stay to the same length with an earlier checkout date, no issues. We liked it so well we ended up staying a couple days longer anyway. Our time was greatly enhanced by their suggestions for things to do and see, and they made us feel instantly comfortable, relaxed and at home.
A unique beautiful place to stay!
Tracks End was a unique tiny home place to stay for a couple looking for a quiet, nature getaway in the UP. The caboose was set up with all the needed amenities including a full size shower. The caboose was located in the scenic view of Lake Independence. We loved we could use the kayaks and paddle boat as part of our stay. Gina and Paul made our stay wonderful.
The couple was a delight. They took full advantage of our beautiful lake. Left the caboose in great shape. Thanks
Perfect little place in the UP
We had a wonderful time. Not only was the little caboose more than we could hope for, the upper peninsula is gorgeous. More than that, Gina and Paul treated us like family. They have some larger properties too, so if the caboose is just too small for your family, check out one of their other places. We could not give this place a higher recommendation.
It was so nice seeing a couple having such a wonderful time together. Glad the fishing was good.