Dark Sky Retreat
4245 Wilderness Park Drive

Located only six miles from Mackinaw City, the Dark Sky Retreat is our favorite rental. Just across Trails End Bay from the Headlands International Dark Sky Park makes it a perfect location for star gazing without leaving the property.

This house is a short five minute walk to Cecil Bay Park with beach access to the Straits of Mackinac sandy shores.

Mackinaw City is just 10 minutes away, home of historic Colonial Michilimackinac and Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse, both located at the base of the world famous Mackinac Bridge. In Mackinaw City you can shop, dine or catch a ferry boat across the Straits of Mackinac to legendary Mackinac Island.

It's a short walk right across the street fish at the Carp River spillway dam. You also have access to Cecil Bay Park and picnic pavilion. From the park, follow the path to the mouth of the Carp River where it flows into Cecil Bay and Lake Michigan. Cecil Bay Trading Post is across the road from the park, where you can get last minute supplies, beverages and firewood. Wilderness State Park and Campground is less than two miles west of the house.

Guests have use of the entire house, back deck, yard and fire pit, popular for dark sky viewing and telling tall tales. There are three separate bedrooms and one bunk room with four bunk beds for kids. The house is complete with a full kitchen, washer and dryer.


Contact Us:

darkskyretreat@gmail.com or 231-627-3306



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