Our 15 acre hobby farm is located at the "tip of the Mitt" 12 miles from Mackinaw City and 8 miles from Cross Village - flat, grassy and has many trees. Very quiet and peaceful. Lots of boat launches nearby. Dogs might be welcome, if they get along with ours. Have a good Verizon 4G signal here, don't know about other vendors, but can see the cell tower. Water is available to fill white tank. You can choose the level of boondockery you wish to attempt, depending on how much privacy is desired and whether you want to be connected to power during your stay. The entire place is mostly flat dense sand, with grass growing, so can park pretty much wherever the trees aren't. The driveway to the barn is where the power is located, so I imagine most will want to set up either in the driveway or (see pictures) where the Pilgrim is shown.
House is under construction right now, may be done by July but maybe not. Probably all the loud noise construction will be done by then and they will be working on inside finish.
Updated May 14, 2018
No smoking outside your trailer. Generators from 7am to 10pm only.
Gravel road, county maintained, 1/4 mile from paved road. Can be muddy in wet weather.
April through Nov 1.
Close to Blissfest, Big Mac, Wilderness State Park and the Mackinaw Island ferries. Legs Inn is down the road. Biere de Mac (microbrewery) is up the road a piece.
We stayed one night at windy bottoms. It’s a really nice spot out in farm country. Nice and quiet and very convenient if you are going to Macinaw island. Our hosts were very friendly and made us feel at home. I highly recommend them if you are in their area.
Windy Bottoms is in a rural setting outside Mackinaw City and Petoskey/Traverse City. Alan and Lynn were excellent hosts and offer a spot on their farm among Christmas trees, with access to water and electric. Although they are located on a dirt road, the road is very well maintained and their place is easy to find. We were able to visit Tahquamenon Falls and Mackinac Island using their site as our home base for a few nights in late May – black fly season (yikes!). Other than those pesky flies and mosquitoes large enough to lasso, we enjoyed our time there and would highly recommend it to anyone visiting northern MI and the UP!
Kim & Joe
We really enjoyed our stay with Alan, Lynn and the beautiful girls. Very close to Mackinaw island so was able to head over for the day from here. Thank you for hosting us I know the kids loved the trolley rides around the yard.