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Maple Lane Resort

8720 Dorsey Rd, Empire, MI 49630
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Maple Lane Resort
Ranked #1 of 2 hotels in Empire
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Toronto, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Can't agree more with other reviewers: family friendly, great location with kayaks and canoes available to use on the lake just a block from the buildings. Breakfast was as anticipated and the rooms simple and straight-forward. No complaints from us and we'll return next time we're in the Empire area!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nice location! Nice for kids and or relaxing. Under new management from our stay last year. Last years management/maintenance team were much better. Leaky kitchen sink and shower backed up while using. Carpet was filthy and stained. Good breakfast selection and close to dunes.

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As other reviews have mentioned, this resort is very nice and extremely family friendly. With bikes, kayaks, a sand volleyball court and bonfires, it has a lot going for it. The location is great in an area that has become more and more expensive every year, this is really the only option as an alternative to the Homestead. The beds... More

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Windsor, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

During a recent motorcycle trip around lake Michigan we had a pleasurable stay @ Maple Lane. Our room was clean, large and had everything we needed to enjoy our stay. From check in to check out the staff was courteous and attentive to our needs. The included breakfast has everything you would want to start your day off right. A... More

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Clarkston, Michigan
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48 reviews 48 reviews
10 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff at this resort is very nice and always around to help. They have many bikes, kayaks, canoes for guests. Nice touch. The rooms were very clean and comfortable. We didn't have time for breakfast, but heard it's served every morning. My husband loved the fire pit at night. Fun and very relaxing. My only issue with the resort... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Older accommodations but clean. Stayed in room 20, upper level. Floor was very squeaky, I would imagine it would be annoying if staying below. Room stated slept 4, but would be very crowded with 4 people. Good amount of space for 2. Liked the kayaks, canoes & bikes available to use (no additional charge). Nice small beach area at the... More

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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

It was a lot of fun. The staff was extremely friendly and accommodating. The place is very clean and in good shape. I really appreciated the things on site that we could use for free--we had a wonderful canoe trip on the beautiful lake. In a very safe area, I felt as if we were in a very wonderful place.... More

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Fruitport, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We were so impressed by all of the little things the resort had to offer like bikes, kayaks, grills, etc. The staff was very friendly and did everything they could to make our stay comfortable. Will go again!

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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66 reviews 66 reviews
24 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014 via mobile

We just enjoyed two nights at Maple Lane and loved it! We are a party of 5 which they had plenty of room for. What made it special tho was how kind the care takers are, checking on you and making extra special provisions. Our family loved the canoe, kayaks and bikes. Water was sandy, shallow and warm. Next time... More

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Milford, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Maple lane resort is one of the most relaxing places to stay in Northern Michigan. The rooms are cozy and inviting, allowing room for us and the dog, which was a major plus in my book. They also offer many outdoor activities on site like bikes, a bon fire, and charcoal grills. Maple lane is located close to the dunes... More

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Address: 8720 Dorsey Rd, Empire, MI 49630
Location: United States > Michigan > Leelanau County > Empire
Also Known As:
Maple Lane Hotel Empire

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Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
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UNDER NEW MANAGEMENTHere 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. Through our wedding planning experience, 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. We ensure you there will be hours upon hours of careful planning going on behind the scenes. You will be provided with your own wedding coordinator to help with the planning process.Amenities* 26 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 Continental Breakfast* BRAND NEW Sealy Mattresses & 26' Flat Screens in all rooms* Private Beach on Little Glen Lake with a dock and moorings* Free use of Bikes, Canoes, Row Boats and Kayaks* Volleyball Court & Horseshoe Pits* Bonfire Pit (wood is provided)* Grills & Picnic Tables* Recreation/Gathering Room with KitchenWe offer four season packages such as: * Golf * Charter Fishing * Tours by sbd tours * Wine Tasting on select days * Cross-country skiing * Snowshoeing ... more   less 
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