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.
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
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