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“An awesome weekend”
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Double JJ Resort
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Rothbury
Okemos, Michigan
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57 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“An awesome weekend”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2013 via mobile

Well...I was skeptical to try this out cos of the other reviews I read so I went without any expectations.first thing I realized was we had made the right decision in choosing a log cabin over the loft hotel .the loft hotels even from a distance looked scary and rundown and away from the attractions.however the log cabin was awesome and well worth the extra 20 bucks we paid for it over the loft hotel.it was very clean and had all basic amenities.yes like another reviewer stated the kids cabins blankets were not washed.i guess I shouldn't have read that review maybe if I hadn't I wouldn't have checked the blankets !but the rest of the cabin was clean .we went to Hee haw for fall activities.had a fun time there shooting marshmallows and watching pig races.my little son enjoyed it.then we got onto the wagon ride .that was boring to tell u the truth .actually the wagon ride in Lewis farm market seemed much better than this one.this one stopped for donuts and scalding hot cider .then after the trip was done we went to the waterpark.it was clean enough though the hot tubs were closed and dirty.we had a fun time In the waterpark.then we bought pizza and went back to our pretty log cabin to retire for the night.next day morning we had a good buffet at sundance steak house .it was a good buffet with lots if items properly cooked.we couldn't go to wicked ranch because it rained at the time we planned to go.altogether an amazing trip and awesome stay.we made a lot of memories at double jj .by the way jj stands for jack and Jill just a piece of info for all u r going there..have a wonderful time it's worth it.

  • Stayed October 2013
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Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2013

We stayed in the 4-bedroom Thoroughbred suite and it was perfect for our 5 adults, 4-year old and nine-month old. There are two big bedrooms downstairs, each with their own bathroom, and two smaller bedrooms upstairs with bunk beds and a jack&jill bath. The living-dining room area had plenty of seating and room for the kids to spread out with their toys. We went to the Back Forty and spent the day enjoying the pig races, pony rides, stunt show, corn maze and all the other fun activities. The 4-year old had a great time but I could see that teenagers might find the activies kind of lame. We also spent time at the indoor waterpark and it has something for everybody: tame activities for the little kids and more exciting stuff for everybody else. The four-year old went on all the tube rides with his dad and loved them. To the previous reviewer who had trouble with directions to the resort, the GPS directions are posted on the website if you just look for them.

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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cincinnati, ohio
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2013

Our son and daughter-in-law got married here last weekend. We arrived on Friday. We had a hard time finding the place because the address is in Rothbury but for a GPS you have to put in New Era. They might want to mention that on the webpage or when people make their reservations. When we did arrive we felt like we were checking into an amusement park. The check in area is not welcoming at all. The check in process was another disappointment. I felt like I had to sign my life away and each adult in our three bedroom suite had to go to the lobby when they arrived to sign waivers just to stay in the room.

The place looked a bit run down but the suite we had in the Thoroughbred building was really nice with a kitchen, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, fireplaces (not for heat) and 3 TV's. I had also rented a 4 bedroom suite for the groomsmen which looked nice too. The location was perfect because the building connected to the Sundance Restaurant, banquet rooms and Maverick lawn where all of the wedding weekend festivities were.

Many of our guest stayed in the Loft rooms in another building. We would visit them at night and had to walk along the road in the dark to get to their rooms. Unless I missed another walkway, I thought it was very dangerous and inconvenient for those guests to get to any of the main buildings/activities at the resort.

We had both the rehearsal dinner and the reception catered by the Double JJ. Again, I had mixed reactions. Most importantly, the food was excellent. Banquet food is notoriously bland, but all of the food - pork loin with cherry chutney, salmon with maple glaze and chicken alfredo was good. People raved about the salmon. We also had green beans and red skinned potatoes that were good. Dinner at the reception was chicken cordon bleu and english cut prime rib. They did have trouble keeping the food hot however. That is always a challenge when serving a large group of people. The service people I worked with were very friendly, accommodating and helpful. Kudos to Patrick, Leann, and Leah and the others that helped both days. Unfortunately, I did have a problem with service both days. We had paid for water/tea/coffee etc. with the meals but nothing was every offered besides the water on the table. When I mentioned this to the staff, they brought a pitcher to our table, but just set it down. They didn't offer to serve refills or take pitchers to other tables. Neither day was I asked if I wanted anything other than water and most people didn't know it was offered. I even had to ask for coffee with dessert but they hadn't made it yet, so many people were done before the coffee was ready.

Another problem with the resort is the way they nickel and dime you. Everything was extra! Very frustrating when you are planning a wedding. If you changed to round tables ($500 charge), colored linens (base price for rental, but another $20 service charge), etc. Fortunately, they were great about allowing us to store things in an empty banquet room and the staff came down several times and asked if there was anything they could help with.

The wedding ceremony location was beautiful and the Sundance Restaurant was a very pretty setting for the reception, too. So there were a lot of positives and a lot of negatives to our weekend at the Double JJ.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Holland, Michigan
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2013

I took my son and mother to the waterpark on 09/2013 (after school had begun) thinking the resort would have less trafic and be more enjoyable. I decided NOT to stay overnight at the resort because of the cost and I'm soooo glad I didn't stay. I initially wanted to stay because of the waterpark package and the other 2 places ( JJ Ranch and Back Forty). The website advertised lots of Daily Activities especially at Back Forty. I was really excited for my son.
-Well. . . . waterpark is not worth the $25 adult and $20 child.
-Back Forty was a complete GHOST TOWN. We went in afternoon when schedule said there would be activities. Stores were closed and info center had no one to assist us. My poor son (7 yrs) was so disappointed/he said it was a ghost town and we should leave.
- I had asked at waterpark front desk and previously thru phone call about activities and other locations that Double J offered, SOMEONE should have been kind enough to tell me they were closed and had no activities

*Overall my son enjoyed 1 warm pool at the waterpark(other parts too cold) and that was it.
Maybe during high season in summer months this place is different.
Will not be returning :(

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Caro, Michigan, Usa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2013

Had to fill this out to contact them. rating is not accurate at this time. I do know they need make an area separate for questions and reviews. I do know sounds like a very nice place. And heard good comments people who have been here before.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with family
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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2013

I use to stay here every summer when I lived in Indiana. This was back around 2007 and earlier. I loved this resort then. It wasn't touristy. The wranglers were great. The rules weren't super strict, so even experienced riders could have fun. Now that that Double JJ was sold to another company its gone totally down the drain! I went back and wanted to cry. They use to have an amazing adults only week on the Original Ranch side that they no longer do. This place went down the tubes as soon as that waterpark was built. So sad to see such a unique resort take a turn for the worst.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with friends
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Allendale, Michigan, Usa
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2013

I've heard great things about this resort for a long time and was excited to finally spend a couple of nights camping here.

CONS: Friday evening there was some rain and thunder, but it was over relatively quickly. Yet they closed down the simming hole and most of the activities for the night for what I figured was "just in case it rains again". There was one night worth of activities lost. (We justified the $65 a night to tent camp based on the amount of "free" activities") We paid for an electric/water site yet the water and electric hook-ups are "centrally" located and unless we had a 100' extension cord and odd adapter there was no way we could get electric to our tent three sites away. There was also not enough hook-ups for the number of sites that were intended to use them. The site next to us had a HUGE bees nest in the tree that freaked my kids out the whole stay. There is a quiet time of 11pm yet there was a large group of people in the middle of the campground with very loud music, singing and yelling well past 2am. What's the point of a quiet time if you're not going to bother enforcing it? We finally fell asleep and before we knew it there was loud music coming from the General Store area that woke us all up. The girl working the crafting area on Saturday was very rude. The vast majority of the back forty area, even though meant to be old west, needs maintenance and updating.

Pros: Rick, the RV Park "manger", is awesome. He was always running around the campground helping people. Huge kudos to him for being so service oriented! The entire campground area is highly shaded from trees which was a welcome retreat from the very hot sun. The Rodeo was a good time for the whole family. The swimming hole was fun however extremely cold.

I don't think we'll be returning anytime soon. Maybe if we had stayed in the hotel area and stuck to the indoor waterpark our experience would have been different. Overall couldn't wait to just get up in the morning, pack up, and come home. So disappointed.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Double JJ Resort
Address: 5900 Water Rd, Rothbury, MI 49452-7939 (Formerly Double JJ Ranch & Golf Resort)
Region: United States > Michigan > Oceana County > Rothbury
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Rothbury
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Double JJ Resort is one of Michigan's best kept secrets! Come explore miles of scenic trails on horseback, perfect for riders of any skill level and age. Experience the thrill of our Gold Rush Indoor Waterpark, housing Michigan's tallest indoor waterslide, a wave pool, and plenty of play areas. Camping is no longer a thing of the past here at the Double JJ! You can gather around a campfire with your family and friends and tell stories of the past or tales to please everyone. Don't forget to bring your golf clubs and play on our world championship Thoroughbred Golf Club course, where the lush greens meet the fresh water. Rated 4 1/2 stars by Golf Digest, the Thoroughbred's stunning, wooded layout offers enough challenge to keep you coming back time & time again. Combined with resort activities such as summer rodeos, outdoor sports, and waterparks, the Double JJ has the perfect mix of activities to entertain anyone who visits. Escape from your everyday life into the laid-back lifestyle of the Double JJ Resort! ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Double Jj Ranch And Golf Resort
Double Jj Ranch & Golf Hotel Rothbury
Double Jj Hotel
Double Jj Rothbury
Double JJ Resort Rothbury, Michigan

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