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Take a Trip Back in Time!!

Your Northern Michigan Family Get Away!

See You in Paradise!

Pines of Paradise in Carp Lake, Michigan

Hello! We are Dominic & Laura Bertolini, the proud owners of the Pines of Paradise Resort on beautiful Paradise Lake in Carp Lake, Michigan located at the tip of the mitten just 5 miles South of the Mighty Mac.

Let us take you on a journey back in time, when life was simple. Take a tour of our 1930’s vintage cabins fully equipped with the conveniences of home.

Vision Statement

“At the Pines of Paradise our goal is to provide a relaxing setting emphasizing on a vacation experience of days gone by. Being centrally located near many Pure Michigan attractions, you are guaranteed to find something new and exciting to do. Come relax in our clean vintage cottages and make new memories that you and your family will talk about for decades.”
Sincerely – Dominic & Laura


Pines of Paradise Resort is open May-October, starting with Michigan Spring Season through Fall Colors. Although most of our guests stay for the week, we do make arrangements for long weekends or other shorter duration stays as circumstances allow.  We also specialize in family reunions and can accommodate up to 60 people at a time.  Space for these types of gatherings fill up quickly, so please inquire well in advance of your desired dates.

Our cabins offer a feeling of traveling back in time with their 1930’s vintage charm. Nestled on all-sports Paradise Lake, secluded amongst the pine trees and nature calls of the loons, ducks, frogs, and owls. Truly a relaxing retreat creating moments in time to last a lifetime. After a day of sightseeing at one of the many local attractions, relax under the stars by the fire, or the deck on the bluff overlooking the lake. Gather in the Paradise Lodge, fully equipped with tourist brochures, books, games, puzzles, and cable TV.

Happy Customers!

Hands down a hidden GEM!!!! My family And I stayed the weekend in cabin #6 very clean And comfortable and close to anything we could have needed !!!! The beds were comfy the shower was Hot !!!! We stayed with our 2 children 16 and 12 they loved the family
Lodge and the welcome bag they found upon arrival ! I truly enjoyed every moment during our stay ! Dominic And Laura it was a pleasure to meet you both while we stayed and what you are doing to the grounds is beautiful !!! If we can make a trip up in the fall we will def be returning to pines of paradise …. and we will def be telling our friends and family about this gem !!!! Thanks again for your hospitality
Stacy Anson

We absolutely LOVED this place. This Labor Day was our first time staying here and we were so pleased. The staff was so generous and helpful, the cabins were perfect and cozy and the yard and playground was perfect for our family. We would recommend this place to anyone. Can’t wait to be back next year! Thank you for a great time. Jessica Green

Had a wonderful time here this weekend! Husband went fishing and had a place to dock his boat while the baby had fun playing in the play place. It was super peaceful and they owners were mindful of my teenager sleeping way late and didn’t start maintenance even though it was 11 and I said it was ok. I thought that was very considerate to even think of him! Plus they brought toys to our cabin for my 16 month old to play with even though they had a lot of toys already out. It’s also very close to Mackinaw for day trips and shopping. Thanks again for a wonderful weekend! Randi Bryant