Ruby Bay Cottages

On Lake Milakokia
N5908 East Milakokia Lake Road
Gould City, MI 49838

Phone: 906-477-6125
Off-season: 248-398-7479


 Your Hosts are Mel & Julie Deneau

Seasonal: July 1 through the end of September
Please call for reservations for the summer of 2017.

Lodging at Ruby Bay Cottages on Milakokia Lake near Gould City, MI, only 55 miles west of the Mackinac Bridge in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.


We offer three well-built cottages on Ruby Bay on the northeast side of Lake Milakokia, a quiet lake of few residents. Our waterfront has a beach with a sandy bottom that is ideal for the children and there is a dock for fishing, sunning, or watching the sunsets.

Our housekeeping cottages have two bedrooms with full-sized beds and a bathroom with a shower..

Please bring your own pillows and towels. Linens and paper products are furnished.

The living room has dish TV with a VCR and we have some video tapes available.

The kitchen is fully equipped with a microwave oven, gas stove, refrigerator, coffee maker, pots, pans, and dishes. The cottages have gas heat for those cool evenings.

 We have a nice area with picnic tables and charcoal grills for your oudoor cooking.

A 14' aluminum rowboat comes with each cottage for fishing and enjoying the lake. Please bring your own life vests and all-weather clothing. We offer an electric trolling motor for rent at $50.00 per week. Milakokia Lake is a large 2000 acre lake where you might catch Walleye, Perch, Bass, or Northern Pike. Delicious cooked on the grill, but don't forget your Michigan fishing license.

We are conveniently located only 10 miles from Curtis for shopping, restaurants, and a laundromat. There is a grocery store on Highway US-2. 1/2 mile east of the cottages.

While you are vacationing at Ruby Bay Cottages you might like to visit the Seney National Wildlife Refuge. Stop by the Seul Choix Lighthouse, Museum, and Gift Shop, some say this lighthouse is haunted. There are casinos in Bay Mills or in Manistique.

If you would like to take a day trip to Paradise, you can visit the Whitefish Point Lighthouse, the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, the Whitefish Point Bird Observatory, and the Crisp Point Lighthouse Tower on Lake Superior. You might like to take a ride on the Toonerville Trolley and Riverboat Trip, visit beautiful Taquahmenon Upper and Lower Falls, or drive up to Sault Ste. Marie and see the Soo Locks as ships from all over the world pass through the locks.

Rates: $475 per week
$200 deposit

Check-in after 3 p.m.
Check-out by 10 a.m.

Please call 906-477-6125 or
Off-Season: Phone:

Your hosts Mel & Julie Deneau

Directions; From the Lower Peninsula, take I-75 over the Mackinac Bridge and take exit 344B (Highway US-2 west). Go 55 miles west to East Milakokia Lake Road, turn south 1 mile to Ruby Bay Cottages.

Mailing Address
Mel & Judy Deneau
768 Farmdale
Ferndale, MI 48220

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