Peaceful cottage on milakokia lake – vrbo gas quality

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Pike Lodge is a two queen size bedroom lodge (new mattress & box springs June 2016) located on 650 feet of sandy Milakokia Lake frontage, great for swimming. It is a quiet, serene setting surrounded by mature pines & hardwoods. It is about an hour west of St. Ignace off US 2 and has a living/dining room, kitchen, and in-door plumbing facilities (there is also an outhouse for the rustic feel, if you prefer!). There are two, queen size fold out couches in the living room and a rollout bed stored in enclosed breezeway along with the gas & charcoal BBQ grills and the outdoor furniture. There is an electric stove with oven, refrigerator, “Mr. Coffee” coffee maker, toaster, microwave oven, blender, pots, pans, plates, bowls, glasses, silverware, and cooking utensils. So all you need is your linens & groceries. There is a 14-foot aluminum rowboat with two adult & two children’s life jackets, oars and an anchor.

– There is some firewood available as dead fall in the woods for the beach fire pit or fireplace. Please do not burn pine logs in the fireplace, as the pitch can cause a chimney fire. If you plan to have a lot of fires you might want to buy firewood. Please DO NOT cut any of the trees.

Shopping: Newberry: Two supermarkets, Mac’s at the top of the hill on M123, and Rahilly’s IGA downtown near the RR crossing. Manistique: Jack’s Super Value on US 2 next to Shopko, and Save A Lot across the siphon bridge in town. Local convenience items: Bob’s Stop & Shop at US 2 and H33 (road to Curtis); Scheall’s Motel on US 2 approx. 1 ½ miles west of E. Milakokia Lk Road; BP gas Station, US 2 and M 77, six miles west of E. Milakokia Lk Road.

When you leave, please clean the floors, kitchen & bath for the next group, this allows us to keep the rent low by not having to hire someone to clean. Please make sure the yard is clean and you haven’t forgotten any items you brought with you.

Please make absolutely sure you clean out the refrigerator. This includes all condiments and leftovers. There is no trash pick-up so you will need to take it all with you. For three dollars and fifty cents per bag the Sunoco gas station in Engadine (M117, one mile north of US 2) will let you use their dumpster. Please be sure that all lights and fans are off and lock both front and back doors. Thank you.

Great location to get away from it all. It was our 10th anniversary in June, but we decided we couldn’t just leave our kids, so we brought our 8, 7, and 2.5yr old children and two cousins (11&12). We had a great week making memories. We spent our first two days enjoying the lake from the beach and on our boat. There is no dock, but as long as it wasn’t too windy (wavy), I could tie it to a root on the shore safely. We took day trips to Munising, Kitch Iti Kipi, Oswald Bear Ranch and Tahquamenon Falls. We were lucky enough to visit Presque Isle before our stay and that was beautiful, too. Sunsets on Milakokia from Pike Lodge are out of this world! Sunrises are equally amazing if you like to hit the fishing early. The cabin is small but worked great for 2 adults and 5 kids. We played a lot of checkers and our lab got to learn how to swim chasing after toys in the water.

The cabin is a bargain, just remember that most sites are quite a drive. What we saved on our stay, cost us in trips that were typically an hour in any given direction. I would still highly recommend Pike Lodge. My wife and I are thinking about another stay there – without kids!