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.
Nice country property and very friendly and welcoming hosts. Recommend, would stay again. Thank you!
Ended up not staying and went with Plan B. Thank you for be a host with Boondockers Welcome.
We spent three nights at Windy Bottoms as we toured around the area. Alan and Lynn were very accomodating and friendly, as were the two dogs. Would certainly stay there again and invite the hosts to visit us in Kansas.
Thanks to our kind host, we enjoyed a peaceful and quiet time at your site.
My very first experience with BW, and my hosts turned into friends. Ended up enjoying an evening together, sharing a meal, and they make most delightful company.
15 acres of country living. This BW location is located a short distance to Mackinaw City, Petoskey or solitude. Our host were engaging and shared thier local knowledge of the are. Peace and quiet are perfect for this country living.
We shared many stories with our host and enjoyed thier two beautiful dogs. Ty you for being BW host!♡
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Windy Bottoms. The hosts were great and we had so much in common that we found ourselves sitting on their front porch chatting and enjoying watching the dogs play, listening to the Sand Hill Cranes and Coyotes. What a great relaxing and serene location. You could hear the crickets and birds at night with no traffic noise. The two doggies Auggie and Dudley were adorable and so friendly. Really good location for going to Mackinaw, Petosky, Legs Inn, etc. We would definitely stay there again!
We had planned to tour Mackinaw island but after spending the afternoon in Mackinaw city, watching the ferries load and unload, decided against it, crowds are not our idea of fun. Pitlatch agreed to our day early arrival. Their place in the country was just what we were looking for, and the company was a great way to end our day.
We had a very nice stay here. This was perfect for our first try at boondocking. Our hosts were lovely, had a level spot for us to park, and their property is the right balance of "in the country" but not too far out. Close enough to major roads to not be out of the way. We heard coyotes in the distance at night, and sandhill cranes and a redtail hawk in the morning. And the hosts' dogs were the best!
Our stay at Windy Bottoms was perfect. We had planned to relax and this place seemed to fit the bill. As it turned out were we busy and asked our host if we could stay another night so we could enjoy their quiet, beautiful location. Our host didn't mind at all. (We didn't realise that it we not supposed to do that).
Augi and Dudley were so sweet. But our hosts were sweeter (and funny). We enjoyed the time we had with them, they were gracious and interesting to be around.
These folks were awesome hosts! The view from their property was beautiful and their dogs are sweet. A great 1st experience with Boondockers Welcome!
Alan and Lynn are super hosts And we so enjoyed their company. The fields around their house are beautiful and the sunsets are amazing. Can’t wait to stop again on our next trek through.
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.