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Oak Cove Resort
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Lawrence
Certificate of Excellence
Joliet, Illinois
1 review
“One of the best places to vacation!”
Reviewed 5 August 2013

I have been coming to Oak Cove since my early childhood. Now I'm vacationing there with my family. There's so much to do (swim, fish,outdoor games, paddle boats, kayaks, fun house that has all the old things I used to play as a kid) that my kids never get bored. Delicious breakfast and dinner served everyday with an amazing salad bar with all the options. Oak Cove is a place that continues to feel like home. Bob and Susan are wonderful and have such a way of making everyone feel like family. Thank you for another great week of vacation and family memories!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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SusieQfromKalamazoo, Manager at Oak Cove Resort, responded to this review, 8 August 2013
Maria, dear girl. We love the memories we share with you and your parents and now your children. If it weren't for your dad, I would never have been on the computer and managing our web site. He built our first computer when you were just a little girl. I always look forward to our "girl get away shopping trips" when you come. Thanks for writing and giving us such a rave review.
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Joliet, Illinois, United States
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Reviewed 2 August 2013

Just returned from my 32nd year at Oak Cove Resort. What a special place. So special, I asked my wife to marry me there. Great place for a family reunion...close to 40 of us go every year. Two all you can eat meals every day, a beautiful lake and pool and 18 holes of golf a day if you like. The owners, Bob and Susan, call you by name. Great place for kids. My kids love Oak Cove just like I did and can't wait to return each summer.

Mike F.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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SusieQfromKalamazoo, Owner at Oak Cove Resort, responded to this review, 8 August 2013
Well thank you, Mike, for a lovely review. We are always appreciative of one's time in writing. How well we remember you proposing to Anna on the trail and asking her father on the phone for her hand in marriage. We all clapped and had a champagne toast. You are a true romantic. We love that we have watched you turn from the boy to the man, love seeing you interact with your own kids. Your week is fun for us, too!
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Deerfield, Illinois
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Reviewed 30 July 2013

We had a family reunion of 12 people with ages ranging from young to old. Everyone had a great time. Bob and Sue were very gracious hosts and have thought of everything one could ask for. We stayed at the Yesteryear coach house and it was perfect for our family of four. The food was great, the staff was super friendly, and overall it was a great time. Looking forward to coming back again! Thanks to everyone who helped make our reunion such a special and memorable time.

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SusieQfromKalamazoo, Owner at Oak Cove Resort, responded to this review, 31 July 2013
Well, Brian, we hated to see you go. You were a pleasure to have around. It was nice waiting on you and our staff enjoyed your family, also. We look forward to the next time. Be sure to look the Oak Cove Resort FB page to see your very clever shirt design. We are so glad you had a nice family reunion.
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Buffalo Grove, Illinois
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Reviewed 29 July 2013

This was our first time at Oak Cove & it far exceeded our expectations! Our party ranged in age from 2-84, & everyone had a blast. It truly was something for everyone! The house we stayed in (Yesteryear) was immaculate. There wasn't anything that wasn't thought of by Susan & Bob!
The food was delicious, the staff wonderful, & the grounds were beautiful.
Thank you Susan & Bob for welcoming us into "the family" so warmly!

Room Tip: Yesteryear & the coach house was great to accommodate our family, but it was a little far from...
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SusieQfromKalamazoo, Owner at Oak Cove Resort, responded to this review, 31 July 2013
Hey, Rita, . We really enjoyed meeting your family. Amazing. Your parents are so sweet, what great attitudes! Look at the Oak Cove Resort FB page to see your clever tee shirts and a picture of your family. It was our pleasure to serve you. I hope you will call early for next time and have a big house on the Oak Cove acreage. That would be more convenient for you. Then, Yesteryear can be a fall or winter getaway place for you some other time. We look forward to seeing you again. Thanks for writing.
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Chicago
2 reviews
Reviewed 28 July 2013

We have been coming to Oak Cove with our family for the past 13 years. Our four children are older now and still enjoy coming with us. Bob, Susan and their wonderful staff continue to go out of their way to make the Oak Cove experience outstanding. There are plenty of activities for all to participate in. Everyone had such a wonderful time Thanks to all.

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SusieQfromKalamazoo, Owner at Oak Cove Resort, responded to this review, 31 July 2013
Thank you so much for writing that. We love the week you come, too! What fun and very easy on us as you all do your own entertaining and we don't feel like we have to maintain you. I love that your young adult kids still like to come here and more importantly enjoy the presence of their parents! You have excelled in that department.
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Tucson, Arizona, United States
1 review
Reviewed 19 July 2013

This resort and its guests have been lovingly nurtured by Owner/Operators Susan and Bob for 40 years. I came here as a child and had the privilege to bring my kids here to experience it. The food, setting, and company are top notch!

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SusieQfromKalamazoo, Owner at Oak Cove Resort, responded to this review, 31 July 2013
Thank you for writing, Tom. One of our greatest pleasures in doing what we do has been seeing our little customers grow up to become wonderful caring parents like you who want to share their vacationing experiences with their children. How many jobs can offer that? We are blessed.
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
1 review
Reviewed 17 July 2013

We had a great (and too short) stay at Oak Cove this past weekend! It's not often you can have a completely care-free and fun family get-together for 25 people, but Oak Cove exceeded all expectations. It felt like you were taking a step back in time (like the resort in Dirty Dancing - without the dancing),but in the best way possible. There was no need for television, cell phones or internet. There were tons of lawn games, bikes, and a game room available, but we didn't have time for much of that as we were too busy on the beach and in the water (both pool and lake). The adults and kids couldn't get enough of the UNLIMITED kayak, paddle and row boats! Bob and Susan are great hosts. They greeted everyone by name and really make you feel welcome. They seemed genuinely happy that we were there and all having a great time. The rest of the staff was helpful and kind - never making you feel like your request was a bother. Having breakfast and dinner provided was a bonus that went above and beyond. The menu was great (even for picky eaters) and it was such a weight off all of our shoulders not having to spend all that time away from the family in the kitchen preparing meals. There aren't enough ways to say how much we all enjoyed our time at Oak Cove. For a family coming from 4 different states and 1 other country across the Pacific, we couldn't have asked for more. By the first evening there was already talk of "when we come back next year..."

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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SusieQfromKalamazoo, Owner at Oak Cove Resort, responded to this review, 31 July 2013
Liz, Thank you so very much for the wonderful review. I especially loved the part about the picky eaters being satisfied. Very funny and true, I guess. We do want to please even the youngest guests. I loved reading all the things you did on the property. We don't always see that as we don't keep track of you and we are busy inside much of the time. It was really nice to have your report.
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Property: Oak Cove Resort
Address: 58881 46th St, Lawrence, MI 49064-9771
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Region: United States > Michigan > Van Buren County > Lawrence
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Lawrence
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Oak Cove Resort is nestled on 16 lovely wooded acres overlooking beautiful Lake Cora. Row boats, canoes, paddle boats,kayaks, five piers and 500' of sandy beach plus a crystal clear heated pool awaits your arrival. Full breakfasts and dinners are included, meals like Grandma used to make. Bikes, volley ball, badminton, horse shoes, shuffleboard and a mile of groomed paths are for your pleasure. Enjoy 18 holes of free golf every day. ... more   less 
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