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Review of Shanty Creek Resorts

Shanty Creek Resorts
Ranked #1 of 18 things to do in Bellaire
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Owner description: An iconic ski and golf resort in northern Michigan, Shanty Creek Resorts is a three-resort experiences in one. Its three villages of SCR (Summit, Cedar River and Schuss) span 4,500 acres across hardwood forests, rolling meadows and atop mountain bluffs with miles of scenic vistas. With nearly 500 lodging options, multiple dining venues, four award-winning golf courses, two ski mountains, an 8-lane tubing park, six terrain parks, and a fitness center and wellness spa, plus over 35,000 sq ft of conference and special event space, Shanty Creek Resorts has been an Up North destination for generations.
Portage, Michigan
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5 reviews
“I love this place!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2014

I love Shanty Creek, and have gone there several times a year for over 20 years. The northern Michigan setting is beautiful. Shanty Creek is unique in that the ski resort is at the top of the hill, instead of the bottom. From the lakeview rooms, you have an outstanding view of Lake Bellaire. All of the amenities are very well done. It is a warm and hospitable environment. The new owners put a lot of money into updating the place, while preserving the natural beauty of the surroundings. I would recommend that you get a lakeview room so you can enjoy the views on the balcony. The restaurant is very good, and the restaurant staff are very friendly. There are several golf courses to choose from, and these courses have embraced the northern Michigan setting masterfully.
The resort has really seen an increase in convention business, so I would recommend that you try to book reservations well in advance; however, they run specials often.
Overall, a wonderful place. I have conversed with many visitors from other states, and they all comment on what a hidden gem northern Michigan is. Those from the South really love it there because the summer days are not stifling hot, and the nights are pleasantly cool.
Give it a try, and I think that you will have a wonderful time!

Visited November 2013
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Allendale, Michigan
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3 reviews
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“Salute to Shanty Creek”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2013

This was our 2nd 3 day stay at Shanty Creek with our MG car club and both have been fantastic. It truely is a resort to brag about including the location, our spacious room, the onsite food, activities available, the friendly and helpful staff, and especially the "homey" atmosphere. An A++ resort.

Visited September 2013
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Detroit, Michigan
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34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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“Great Place to spend a week”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2013 credit card Amex Cardmember Review

Whether you are a golfer, a skier, or like Fall colors, Shanty Creek is a great place to spend a relaxing week. The food is quite good and the service is usually excellent. It works well for both couples and families.


Visited September 2013
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Wixom
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6 reviews
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“Great Resort”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2013 credit card Amex Cardmember Review

Come here for girls golf weekend and love it. Courses are great, we have our favorite. Have stayed in the main hotel as well as the separated condo type rooms. Those are nice but a little outdated.

Visited October 2013
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Mosinee, Wisconsin
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21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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“Nice accommodations”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2013

We stayed in a two bedroom condo. It was well appointed and clean. The bedrooms were good size and both had large beds. A king in the master bedroom with an adjoining bathroom with shower and whirlpool tub. The other bedroom had a queen sized bed. The kitchen, dining room and living room were all connected with an open floor plan. It also included a sun/sitting room. More than enough space for two couples. The only negative was the parking lot was small and when you had to use the secondary lot it was a bit of a walk up stairs ( not really that big of a deal).

Visited October 2013
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