Ok, first the positive. Beautiful setting. We are from the desert and this place is so pretty. The room was huge and very clean. We only paid about 100.00 for the night. The beds were mostly comfortable, but for me there is "no place like home", so take that with a grain of salt.
Our view from the back deck was very enjoyable. Mostly quiet.
The cons (if you want to call them that- really very, very minor)-
-no hair dryer, bring your own.
- no breakfast like a big hotel chain. They do have a restaurant, which we didn't take advantage of. I am sure what you pay for breakfast is equal to the difference in price for a chain, so although it might not be "convenient" to have the breakfast right there, it isn't a real obstacle.
-the furniture is slightly dated but very clean and in very good condition. This did not matter to me, but I know some people care about this type of thing
Overall, I would stay again for the price. We didn't have time to do any of the activities, so I can't comment on those. I made all reservations by phone and had a very late arrival. The late arrival procedure was clearly explained and exactly as they told me it would be. The staff in the phone were very nice and professional.
We almost didn't stay due to the reviews; I am so glad we changed our minds.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Experience Northern Michigan's Friendliest Resort. The Ridge offers Stay and Play Golf and Snowmobile Packages. Hotel rooms offer 1 King and 1 Queen bed, flat screen T.V.s, large common areas, and are within walking distance from our restaurant. The Summit Grill at The Ridge offers a warm and relaxing environment while enjoying our scenic views, and our outstanding food created by our award-winning Chef. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Marsh Ridge Hotel Gaylord