We had the pleasure of staying here for four days last week (2 days for a family reunion, and the other 2 to relax!) and LOVE this place! "Resort" doesn't really describe it, it is more like staying at a friend's cabin. The atmosphere is so relaxed and the rooms are quaint. We stayed in a large room with a kitchen upstairs and it was very comfortable for two adults and two kids (7 and 4). The kids loved the trundle bed and switched off each night so they both got the chance to sleep on it. It is a little dated, but has a flat screen tv and great mattresses. There is even a decent sized table and chairs for late night game playing. The decor just adds to the cozy atmosphere! Where we spent the majority of the time was in the back area, relaxing on the picnic tables or on the deck, making s'mores by the fire (highlight of the trip: watching the manager Rick light the fire! It's a must see!), playing horse shoes, digging in the volleyball sand area, or running around on the huge grassy area (complete with grassy knoll). Glen Lake is a short walk and the kids loved borrowing the bikes to get down there (bring your own helmets). There is a small sandy area that belongs to the house in front of the beach, but guests are allowed to use it (please keep it clean!) and the resort has small boats and canoes to borrow (not rent!) to take out onto the lake. The water is very shallow and the kids were able to walk out very far without having to swim. This was a relaxing family trip, but could easily be a romantic trip for two! The resort is short drive to Lake Michigan and great restaurants and shopping. My son summed it up with "Best vacation EVER!"
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Here at Maple Lane Resort, time stands still...Nestled in the splendor of wildlife and towering maple trees, Maple Lane Resort is a place of comfort and gracious hospitality. With our spectacular setting just off the shore of one of America's most beautiful lakes, along with the area's most vibrant landscape and year-round activities. We continue to be the destination of choice for travelers from all over the world. Come celebrate whatever your heart desires under a canopy of maple trees. Make an event out of any occasion here at MLR! We specialize in weddings &receptions, family reunions, corporate meetings, birthday celebrations, retreats, anniversary celebrations and many more! For wedding celebrations, we can make your long anticipated day more special here at Maple Lane Resort. Your reception will be set in a historic yet elegant early 1900s setting providing you with breath-taking scenery for pictures. We have worked with many caterers and other vendors throughout the local vicinity as well as statewide. They prepare their food freshly with care, style and attention to detail all while doing their best to use local foods. Amenities* 25 units including kitchenettes, standard motel rooms, king suites, guest suites & guest rooms. Most rooms accommodate 2 to 6 people.* Air-conditioning in all rooms* Free Seasonal Continental Breakfast* BRAND NEW Sealy Mattresses & 26' Flat Screens in all rooms* Free wifi in rooms and across the site. Private Beach on Little Glen Lake with a dock and moorings* Free use of Bikes, SUP, Canoes, and Kayaks* Volleyball Court & Horseshoe Pits* Bonfire Pit (wood is provided)* Grills & Picnic Tables* Recreation/Gathering Room with Kitchen. We also now have large banquet room available in the new pole barn. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Maple Lane Hotel Empire