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“great Family Vacation” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ellis Lake Resort

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Ellis Lake Resort
Troy, Michigan
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4 reviews
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“great Family Vacation”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2011

Really enjoyed our stay. Location was perfect for visiting our granddaughter at the Interlochen Arts Camp and great fun for the grandchildren since we had the lake all to ourselves and the use of the paddle boat and canoes. Also convenient for cookouts right outside our cabins. We had two right next door to each other which made it nice.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank annec38
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2011

Noise curfew is not enforced thus we had a noisy first night. The lake is small but private with boats provided. Mattress is very soft in the Doghouse. Shower is built way above ground level and the first wet step getting out can be slippery and very dangerous. Location can be very noisy with highway noise as well as a bit challenging to get out of the complex due to traffic.

  • Stayed July 2011
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Ioneal
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bjohnsondragonfly, Owner at Ellis Lake Resort, responded to this review, 28 July 2011
Thank you, Ioneal, for your review. We are not pleased if the noise did not quiet down after we made late evening rounds. We do apologize for that. The new shower is the same location as the old shower was. Our cabins are 72 years old and did not originally have bathrooms. These were added later and plumbing put in the best it could for a slab foundation and log structure. We do provide shower mats for the floor like other motel/hotels do for more secure footing. We trust you found the majority of your stay restful and relaxing.
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avoca,mi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2011

Becky and Steve are the hosts of this magnificent place, and they couldnt of been more helpful. This was my second year in row up here and it was just as great. The patio by the lake is peaceful and a great place to watch the sunset while drinking a cold one. The cabins provide a secluded feel in the woods. With the hot tub in the middle of the woods and within walking distance, its unique setting left us in awe. I would AND DO recommend this gorgeous place to anyone looking to get away from the daily grind of this thing we call life... and just kick back and relax.

Derek&Brittaney.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank dsinka01
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Lansing, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2011

We had a wonderful stay at Ellis Lake. My husband and I stayed there back in 1997 when we first got married. Went back this time with our ten-year-old son. We canoed a lot, enjoyed campfires and enjoyed the wood stove in the cabin. We will definitely be heading back.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank jvan35
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Beverly Hills
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2011

Quiet and private yet near outstanding cultural, sightseeing an outdoor opportunities. Congenial and accommodating hosts. Only resort on the lake.

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  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Fritz3463
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Wyandotte, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2011

Great price. Lovely accommodations. Perfect romantic getaway. No TV but we brought a laptop and played movies. Hot tub in the snow was great! Only drawback - Wish it had an enclosure though and place to put clothes/towels.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank KDallos
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Mt Pleasant
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2011

Ellis Lake Resort was easy to find. Although the atmosphere is rustic and remote, we were surprised at how close we were to all kinds of businesses and activities. The cabin was incredibly clean, with great attention to detail. We enjoyed the roomy feel of the open floorplan yet it was still warm and cozy. The kitchen had everything needed.
I appreciated the free WIFI and since I am techno-challenged, Becky's assistance in figuring out how to use it was wonderful!
Becky and Steve took great pains to fill us in on everything they and the area had to offer.
We were pampered by having the snow cleared off the car and the firepit shoveled out.
We had some awesome winter time campfires!
We hope to return next year.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank MidaMtPleasant
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Additional Information about Ellis Lake Resort

Property: Ellis Lake Resort
Address: 8440 US 31 S, Interlochen, MI 49643
Region: United States > Michigan > Grand Traverse County > Interlochen
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Speciality Lodging in Interlochen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Cute, cozy, romantic log cabin lodging. Small resort surrounded by forest on almost 900 feet of frontage on secluded Ellis Lake. Private outdoor hot tub. rowboats, canoes, snowshoes, volleyball and horseshoes are available. Chairs, grill, tables and a nice floating raft at the lake. Our Logrooms (motel rooms) have a small refrigerator and coffee maker. All other units have kitchenettes or full kitchens, some will also have a microwave. WIFI on property. ... more   less 

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