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Trip Planner

Drummond Island Trip Planner
Welcome to our Trip Planner information page where you can gather all of the necessary information to help make your trip smooth & fun.  If your guests need directions to their cabin ahead of time, have them call or email me. Please make sure you and your guests read the description of the cabin. 

Plan your Drummond Island Vacation:
Check-in Time is 3pm.  (If you plan on arriving in the morning, then you need to pay for the night before)   
Check-Out Time is 9am. 
Plan accordingly!!  No late check outs or early arrivals unless you are approved ahead of time.

We do not recommend using a GPS on the island. (scroll to the bottom for a map and directions)
There is NO place to turn around at the office area if pulling a trailer. (read instructions at the bottom of this trip planner)
Make sure you and your guests know how to get here, and what to bring, before you leave home.
We are not open all night and cell phones may not work here. Plan to pay your balance upon arrival.  
Any method is accepted.  Check, cash, Visa/Mastercard, Discover & American Express, 1 person pays.
If you are splitting your bill with others, we would prefer to take only 1 credit card payment.
If you have no intention of doing dishes and cleaning up after yourself, stay somewhere else.
   We have people waiting in line for cabins and if you leave a mess, my cleaners will tell me not to allow you back.
   At the very least, leave them a tip and that might help your chances of being welcomed back. 
If you think you are going to sneak a pet in, I will charge you double and you won't be welcome back. 

If you got permission to bring a small dog, please make sure to read the Pet rules
If you are bringing an ATV, please make sure to read the Resort rules

 Things to bring:

Bath towels
Paper towel 
Toilet paper (we supply 1 roll per bathroom)
Trash bags (for a kitchen size can)
Coffee stuff (we do not make coffee in office)
Charcoal & lighter fluid
Soap, Shampoo, toiletries
Outdoor cooking supplies (fire grates, hot pads, pan, etc.-the cabin supplies are not for the fire pit)
Fan (we no longer furnish a fan in each bedroom)

If you are bringing a boat- 
     (our insurance does NOT cover your property, therefore, you are responsible for the safety of your boat)
Extension cord for dock power
Gas for your boat, or gas cans to buy gas in town (we cannot sell gas)
Fishing gear & Filet Knife
Fishing License (NOT sold here)
Bumpers for your boat (we do have tires on most of the docks)
Dock Lines

This is what your cabin has in it:

Papin's Resort - Drummond Island Rental Cabin Amenities:

  • Stove/Oven

  • Refrigerator/Freezer  (extra freezer space in the office)

  • Dishes

  • Kitchen towels

  • Cooking utensils

  • Pots & pans

  • Dish soap and pump hand soap

  • Color TV with Satellite (tv may not have video game plugs!)

  • Microwave

  • Toaster

  • Coffee maker (standard 12 cup brewer)

  • Bedding & pillows (the beds are made, unless you made arrangements to bring your own)

  • Wi-Fi is in the OFFICE.  Not at the cabins.

  • Charcoal grill at each cabin

  • Picnic table at each cabin

We do have things you may borrow: Crock Pot, Fry Daddy, Griddle, Clothes Iron, Etc.
We also have corn hole games, yard yahtzee, checkers, and more!



Directions to Papin's Resort from the Ferry:

When you get off the ferry, follow the main road around to the left,
go 8.5 miles to the 4 way stop. 
Turn left onto Townline Road.  
Go 1.5 miles to the next 4 way stop.
Turn right onto Maxton Road.  
Go 6.5 miles to the driveway of Papins Resort, on the left.
Come to the Office to check-in. 
The first office door is our wi-fi area and is always open, the inside door is our office.
If it's after hours, there will be a packet for you hanging on our inside office door.
There are  boat launch directions hanging on the information board in the office.

The safest thing to do is pull off to the side of our driveway where the other trailers are parked.
Driving on the lawn is not allowed due to buried sewer lines. It is your responsibility to make arrangements with us ahead of time. 

Papin's Resort Google Map
Please utilize our Google Map to the right to view our location.  There is also a resort printable map below.  We are located on Scott Bay where fishing and recreation is key!


Drummond Island - Supplies, Restaurant, and Entertainment Highlights - all just a short drive away:

Drummond Island offers a full service gas station, IGA grocery store, swimming beaches, full service marinas, a sportshop, 2 party stores, restaurants & bars, Clothing & souvenir stores,  and a Hardware.

Johnson's Sport Shop: has everything you will need for hunting and fishing.  Papin's Resort does NOT sell licenses, ORV stickers, minnows or tackle.  You will pass the sportshop when you come off the ferry, plan ahead!

Resort Property Amenities:

  • Self serve store with ice cream bars, crawlers & wax worms, bags of ice, & island maps

  • Freezer Space (besides the freezer in your cabin)

  • Dock Space w/ some electric spots (bring an extension cord)

  • Charcoal Grill at each cabin (bring charcoal & lighter fluid)

  • 14' Fishing Boat with 15 HSP Motors-  For Rent

  • Fish Cleaning House (w/electric and water)

  • Pontoon Rentals

  • Kayak Rentals

  • Picnic Table at each cabin

  • Bon Fire Areas (some cabins have their own)

  • Wi-Fi (at our office-not in the cabins)

  • Firewood available to purchase

  • Boat Launch

Boat and Motor rental Information  (Boats must be reserved ahead of time.)

Boats are 14 foot Deep V, prices shown here are based on cabin rental:
Boat & Motor - $250 per wk or $50 day plus gas & tax

Pontoon Rentals, you must have a credit card to rent a pontoon. 
There is a $175 prop deposit, that is refundable if the propellor comes back undamaged.
21' Pontoon Boats- $700 per week, $200 per day, plus tax, plus fuel

For more boat rental information, click here

Please do not rely on GPS and utilize our maps to help make your trip successful.

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Papin's Resort Inc.Log Cabin Rentals
31240 S. Maxton Rd.
Drummond Island, Michigan 49726
PH. (906) 493-5254

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