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Mackinac Lakefront Cabin Rentals
10346 US 23, Mackinaw City, MI 49701   |  
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Waterford, MI
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“We have been staying here for years and always look forward to it.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

This was the 15th (or so) Labor Day Weekend that we have spent at Mackinac Motor Lodge & Resort. Just 2 miles south of Mackinaw City, with all the peace and quiet of being far from town. The beach provides a full unobstructed view of the Mackinac Bridge - beautifully lit at night. The accommodations are what you would expect for the area and price range. We have always been taken excellent care of. Coffee in the beach house all day, handy and complimentary. Home baked cookies on Sunday mornings. Bonfire on the beach every night. Grills and utensils are provided should you decide to use them. We have stayed in the larger cabin (with a group) and we have stayed a number of times in the motel (nearer the highway). But we are back to our favorite - a cozy 2-person cabin right on the water's edge. We couldn't be happier!!

Room Tip: The motel has a bit of highway noise, but nice rooms. The cabins are closer to the water and the bo...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012 via mobile

Wow! We will always come back to this resort. Great beds with sheets and blankets that are so soft and smell so good. Cabin right on the water with a Bon fire every night. Fresh coffee in the coffee house all day long. So much for the kids to do. We can't wait to come back.

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Silver Creek
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

We have stayed here before and enjoyed it thoroughly both times. When I called to make our reservation, I asked for the same cabin we had before which we got. When Donna sent our confirmation, she included both my name and my wife's which she had looked up in her records. I thought it was a nice, personal touch. The cabins are quite old and lack modern hotel amenities. However, they are on the beach with an awesome view and perfect "up north cabin" atmosphere. They have a bonfire on the beach every night and coffee in the gazebo every morning. It is just far enough out of Mackinaw and Cheboygan to be in the woods, but close enough for for easy access.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cary, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

We stopped in here as all other hotels in the City were booked...there's a reason this was the only place with any vacancies - stained and dirty carpeting and bedding, very unfinished looking cabins and the spiders in every corner were the icing on the cake. Went back to the office to let the manager know that we'd not be taking his cabin after seeing the conditions and he started yelling that we had only stopped to use the bathrooms then started swearing at me, etc. NO WONDER HIS CABINS WERE EMPTY ....STAY AWAY!!!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2011

Its a great choice from a sea of options at Mackinaw and most balanced for the value of money. We were 3 couples stayed in motel rooms for 3 nights on long weekend. Owners have done an amazing job at keeping this big property clean and beautiful. the view of bridge and lake is breathtaking from the open area( not a sand beach) near cottages. We walked down to the beach front every day early morning for the spectacular view. They have multiple bonfires every night and the best part was when we wanted start our own bonfire in front of the lakeview beach area and owner helped us get started in a second. Great service. Will definitely come back.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2011

I was very pleased to see that the cottage was much nicer than depicted in the brochure pictures. It was meticulously clean and the owners are very friendly and accomodating. It is obvious that they spend a lot of time doing daily maintenance and everything had a fresh coat of paint. The nightly bonfire next to the lake is priceless! The enclosed gazebo is great for those cold evenings & you can sip on the free coffee or roast marshmallow/hot dogs with the large number of roasting sticks. We decided to use one of the many charcoal grills that even has all of the utensils that you need. The furnishings are very basic, but ample for our needs. The surroundings are very quiet and the view of the Mackinac bridge is incredible.

The only thing that could improve the stay would be a small microwave oven. The fridg & gas stove worked well. We had our own picnic table & the grounds and flowers are beautiful.

The cottages are very rustic, but will meet your needs if you enjoy the country atmosphere. We definitely plan to return ASAP.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Wixom, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2011

I have been going to the Mackinac Motor Lodge and Resort every couple of years since I was a child. This year was the first time I have been there since having my own family and I feel it has gotten better with age! We stayed in a cabin that was clean and nestled among all of their kid friendly toys and activities. Yes, it is rustic and aged, but it was spotless and family oriented, which made it totally worth it. (they did have Dish Network service, very nice to calm my kids with a cartoon at the end of the day!) I love this place and recommend it to everyone!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Mackinac Lakefront Cabin Rentals

Address: 10346 US 23, Mackinaw City, MI 49701
Location: United States > Michigan > Cheboygan County > Mackinaw City
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 6 Specialty Lodging in Mackinaw City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy a cabin rental on the shores of beautiful Lake Huron at our family friendly resort just outside of Mackinaw City. Featuring sixteen modern cabins and shaded RV sites. With magnificent views of the Mackinac Bridge & Mackinac Island and 400 feet of lake frontage. All our cabins have been recently remodeled and include a color television, ceiling fan, microwave and mini-fridge. Free coffee is available each morning at our lakeside gazebo, along with a nightly bonfire, free shuttle service to the Mackinac Island Ferry's and free Wi-Fi. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Reservations accepted, open May to October. ... more   less 
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