East Lake Cottage Mc Millan

EAST LAKE COTTAGE (on East Lake): Classic cottage, Sleeps 5 (in one room), rowboat included, Pets welcomed

Pets Welcome








SLEEPS: 5 max
BEDROOMS: 1 open loft (no bedroom door): 4 beds
*LAKEFRONT (East Lake)

This small cottage on the inland East Lake is perfect for the family looking for the classic cottage experience in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The cabin is just about 90 minutes West of the Mackinac Bridge, 7 hours from the Metro Detroit area and 9 hours from Chicago. The amenities from home, coupled with the beautiful view of East Lake makes for a perfect get-away. Eat inside at the wooden table and sleep together in the comfy loft.

Enjoy fishing on the 120 acre East Lake either from the dock or the rowboat that is provided with the cabin. The walk-out basement with an easy access 1/2 bathroom makes it convenient to walk into the cabin from your campfire. The cabin is also within walking distance to a little store. As with all of our properties, pets are considered-- just ask. Linens and towels are provided as well as basic paper products. Bring your family and enjoy the fun of relaxing in the outdoors. Cook outside, eat s'mores over the fire, fish, bring a book, and just have fun.

The East Lake Cottage is ideal for couples, or  for a small family.  It's definitely not a convenient place for 2 couples due to the fact that we only have 1 queen sized bed and 3 twin beds, all the in the wide open loft. Multi-generational travel can be challenging with the natural inclines heading to the entryway door and  down to the lake. 

Sleeping Arrangements:
Open loft upstairs- 1 queen-size bed and 3 twin-size beds.


Appliances: We have a microwave, coffee pot, toaster, full-sized refrigerator, full-sized electric stove/oven with the majority of your basic kitchen utensils, including basic dishes, pots and pans. I'm sorry to say that there is not a dishwasher at the East Lake Cabin.

Boat Launch: There is a public boat launch within a mile of the cabin. It is right off of MI-28 on East Lake.

Cell phone service: Cell phone service is generally unreliable in the Upper Peninsula when you travel outside of Marquette and Escanaba.

Dock:  Yes, you have a private dock for your sole use when you stay at East Lake. There is a public, State of Michigan launch (approx. 1200 feet) near the cabin as well. The public launch is off of Mi-28.

Boats: We provide a basic rowboat.

Fishing: Yes, generally East Lake has good fishing. Guests have had a good experience with perch and various pan fish.  Since trout tend to like fast-moving deep, cold water, there are not trout found on East Lake. Fishing poles are not provided.  You can fish off the dock or the rowboat. Feel free to bring your own boat. The boat launch is about 1/2 mile down the road.

Firewood/Fire pit: You can pick up your own firewood at many different places throughout the U.P. There is a fire pit for your use as well.

Grill: There is a basic, charcoal grill at East Lake.  You will need to bring your own charcoal.

Internet: No. It's nice to enjoy the time away from technology.

Linens & Towels: Yes! We have basic bed linens, plus both kitchen and bath towel

Parking: 2 cars max 

Pets at East Lake: Yes, we do accept dogs. We charge a flat fee of $50 per pet. 

Swimming: The area around the dock isn't deep, yet it is more muddy than sandy.  The closest beach swimming is at Round Lake, next to the State Campground, about 5 miles southwest of the cabin.

TV: YES!  We have 2 TVs with satellite Direct TV- one downstairs in the living room, and the other upstairs in the open bedroom loft area.  We still a DVD player, so you can watch your own movies, plus have the convenience with Direct TV with local channels, plus DVDs. There is one TV in the living room, and another upstairs in the loft.

Local Attractions:
*Newberry (a 1-picture movie theater, grocery stores, ice cream, etc.) is 7 miles northeast.
*Oswald's Bear Ranch: 20 miles northeast.
*Pictured Rocks National Lake Shore (& boat tours): 1 hour 15 minutes away. (55.6 miles)
*Tahquamenon Falls State Park:  45 minutes away. (37 miles)
*Toonerville Trolley (Tahquamenon Falls Wilderness Excursion) - 24 minutes (22 miles)



Property/indoor Amenities
  • Basic paper products included.
  • Cable- Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Linens & towels included
  • Pets allowed.
Kitchen Amenities
  • Coffee maker
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Standard kitchenware & utensils
  • Stove
  • Oven
Outdoor Amenities
  • Fire pit
  • Rowboat included
  • Patio chairs
  • Deck/patio
  • Private boat dock
  • grill-charcoal
Special Features
  • AirBnB Rounding Adjustment
06/21/2019 - 09/05/20192$175.00
Sept.after Labor Day-October 201909/06/2019 - 10/31/20192$80.00
11/01/2019 - 12/31/20202$100.00


Great cabin for family retreat
We enjoyed staying at this cute cabin. Having the rowboat available was a plus-we caught 9 fish one evening! The deck seating area was nice, the beds and couches were comfortable, and the kitchen was big enough to cook in. The creaking stairs made it hard for people to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night and the sulfur smell was strong in the shower, but overall those were small things and we enjoyed our stay.

East Lake Cottage is a great property, so we are happy that you enjoyed your stay.  Having access to the private dock and rowboat are a bonus.  It's close for day trips to Pictured Rocks National Lake Shore and Tahquamenon Falls State Park.  There is also the Toonerville Trolley (Tahquamenon Falls Wilderness Excursion) just 25 minutes away.  Thanks for letting us know about the creaking stairs and the sulfur smell in the shower.  We will see what c an be done about both issues.  We will We hope to see you again.
Carol C
Jul 2019
You found the right one!
WE WILL BE BACK again and again! Me, my husband & our dog Nova loved our stay! The cabin is right on the lake, and loved that the place came with a row boat! We caught a ton of bass right off the dock! We only wish the area off the dock would have been kept up with so we could swim! (There’s no swimming right off the dock due to over growth) but it was okay we jumped off the rowboat! :) They have a fire pit close by the lake so we enjoyed hot dogs and burgers on the grill (came with grill) Bring your own drinking water! The cabin was sooo clean and cozy! VCR, Radio, Directv (go outside!!) The stairs are loud and creaky so i’d wake my husband up early every morning.. but it was my plan. ;) Also, this cabin is is the perfect location of touring the UP! Also, walking distance to the local gas station! Pick this cozy cute little cabin.. you wont regret it! Thank you so much! Megan


Megan, we are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay at East Lake Cottage so much and love that you caught so many fish!  Cottages, water and dogs (the 4 legged kind!) are the perfect combination, and then throw in a fire pit and you are all set!
Aug 2018
Home away from home
We had an amazing time at the East Lake cottage. We were very leery at first due to some of the reviews that we had red. Especially the review about frequent mice and the smell of the water. These reviews could not have been further from the truth we saw no sign of any kind of pests and the water was simply well water on a lake. The cottage was extremely clean and well-kept and I especially loved the little handmade touches throughout the cottage.


Thank you Adam for this lovely review. We make every attempt at making certain that our properties are clean and homey for our guests.  East Lake Cottage is a great property.  I love all the knotty pine.  Hopefully, you had a lot of deck time to simply relax.  
Jun 2018
Fall getaway
We had an amazing time! What a neat cottage-cozy and plenty of sleeping area in loft above. We brought our "swimmer" dog with us-he loved the lake. We took the row boat out and fished for a bit-we caught several small bluegills. The colors were beautiful. The locals were very friendly at the Bear Denn and the Triangle restaurant. Curtis is only 10 miles south of that area!!


1.20.18  So happy that you enjoyed your stay.  Loved that you took your "swimmer" dog with you!  Be sure to check out all of our 72 properties.  We give returning guests a 10% discount when they book directly through us!
Oct 2017
Simple and cozy love this place
Sep 2017
Nice little cabin
Great place to relax and enjoy some fishing lots of little bluegill and feisty pike. Thank you for replacing the T.V. the old one needed to go. I would give 5 stars but the drinking water would not allow it also the upstairs windows should be fixed for use but we can get bottled water... thanks again it was a great week!

YEAH! Happy the fishing was great for you vacation. Your welcome for replacing the television. We just wanted your stay to be the best it could be. Thank you for your window suggestion. I will let maintenance know. We hope to host you again!
Sep 2017
Quaint cottage, great central location, amazing customer service!!!
The cottage was immaculately clean. Beds are comfy. Can't beat the central location for day trips to Mackinac Island, Tahquamenon Falls, Munising and Grand Marais. Nearby convenience store has every thing you need that you forgot to bring! The customer service is Amazing! They were very understanding / accommodating regarding a scheduling snafu. The only negative is a strong sulfur to the water - which is pretty typical for lake side homes. Recommend bringing your own drinking water.

YEAH! WE LOVE YOU LOVED IT! Thank you for all the positive comments! We hope you consider booking with us again! 
Aug 2017
Honeymoon at East Lake Cottage
Wonder place, could have used a dusting before we arrived and needs a new grill grate but no complaints. It was awesome. Not too far from anything and still private. Didn't want to leave.

We are working on that grill grate as I type. Thank you for the suggestions. It is hard to keep things dust free in the UP in the summer with the window open! We are happy you enjoyed yourselves! We hope you consider booking with us again!
Jul 2017
Great time!
Me and the family enjoyed an absolutely great vacation up at east lake cottage. The lake was beautiful. My boys had a great time fishing and watching the bald eagle soaring over the lake even swooping down to grab a snack lol. The cottage great and the beds were crazy comfortable lol. We did not want to leave and cant wait to go back. Real close to the bear ranch, falls, and just a short drive to catch the ferry to mackinaw island. Great Great Great time!!!!!
Dec 2016
Fantastic Cottage for our family of Five
We had such an enjoyable stay at East Lake Cottage, and very much enjoyed our time as visitors. We came with our three children (9,7,and 3), and they share our opinion. The cottage was clean and comfortable, it was well stocked, and the furniture was in good shape. Although this is not the largest cottage, it is laid out well, and we all found the sleeping loft to be a perfect fit for our family (we all had our own space, but our children prefer to keep us within eyeshot when they're visiting a new place, so the loft was great). We found the extra information/instructions from our hosts in the binder to be easy to understand and helpful, and we appreciated the extra touches they made available to us such as use of the rowboat (we brought a trolling motor as suggested, but found the oars to be easy to use as well), video collection and books, and even the small collection of toys that our younger kids were able to use while there. The two docks were great, as were the swings. We caught many, many fish on the lake (Northern Pike, Muskie, Perch, Large Mouth Bass, Sunfish and Bluegill), and the kids got to see resident loons, eagles, king fishers, hawks, muskrat, ducks, turtles, frogs, toads... they were pretty excited! I would like to mention two items that should be fixed for future guests: (1) The cold knob on the bathrooom sink faucet was not working (no cold water in the bathroom sink), and (2)the info. in the profile should be updated to state the DirectTV doesn't work. Neither affected our ability to enjoy our time there, so I don't feel that it should be reflected in our rating, though. We found the location of East Lake Cottage to be great for exploring the U.P. Everything was an easy and scenic drive, and the cottage was so central that it was very easy to take day trips and still have time to relax and fish with our kids at the cottage as well. We'd definitely consider staying at East Lake Cottage in the future!

Thank you so much for the positive feedback; we will take your 2 suggestions into account and update accordingly. We are thrilled thrilled that you enjoyed the location. It is a nice jumping point. We would love to have you again as guests. Give us a call to book your 2018 vacation!
Jun 2017

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