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!
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