This little resort really served the purpose. It was very near the Sleeping Bear Dunes, Lake Michigan, and near/on a lake. I'd say it is a 3-star level place, but delivered just what we wanted.
The grounds had many fun things to offer... We enjoyed the nightly bonfire and the kids made smores. My family learned to play horseshoe and the kids played on the play structure. There was also ladder ball, bicycles and volleyball available. The most fun was the nice beachfront just down the block reserved for Maple Lane guests...with a beach, dock, sandy bottom shallow water, a couple double kayaks, a couple single kayaks, a canoe, and a row boat. You can also tie your own boat or PWC up there and store your trailer at the resort during your stay.
The room was clean with fresh beds. It had ample space and included a mini kitchen with pots, pans, etc., kitchen table and chairs, a trundle bed that worked great for the kids. It wasn't new, but well kept and had everything. Parking was very close. Breakfast worked for us with bagels, mini muffins, doughnut holes, english muffins, several cold cereals, oatmeal, coffee (all day) and juices - we eat late breakfasts so this cold breakfast got us through to lunch.
Overall we liked the little resort as a home base for exploring the area, and it had some nice entertainment to fill in during our down time. I recommend it.
- 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