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Maple Lane Resort

Certificate of Excellence
8720 Dorsey Rd, Empire, MI 49630
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Topeka, Indiana
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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

We had an upstairs kitchenette room which had everything we needed to prepare our own meals, very nice and our room was clean. Great facilities with many things for people to do right on the property, a plus for families I have no doubt. Nicely located between Empire and Glen Arbor with Sleeping Bear at your doorstep. The only complaints,... More 

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Maple L, General Manager at Maple Lane Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for the review! The heat in the winter is a constant issue for us. The old boiler has been adjusted many times in order to accommodate the upper and lower levels. We hope that you come back during the summer when all that the resort has to offer is available! Have a safe winter! More 

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23 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

First time staying here, we (wife & I) enjoy staying in mom and pop style motels. The main room was nice, good size, dated but sufficient furniture. The bathroom was less than desirable, very small especially the shower, could not wash without smacking elbows against wall and the shower head was little more than chest high. The management was awesome,... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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13 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015 via mobile

We only stayed for one night, but it was a nice, quaint room. The owners were incredibly helpful and accommodating leading up to our stay. The location is great and the price was right. They had all types of equipment on the property for activities.

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Thank Jeff A
Maple L, General Manager at Maple Lane Resort, responded to this review

We are glad you enjoyed your stay, and we hope to see you again! Thank you. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015 via mobile

Best Sleeping Bear Dunes Location! Quaint Rooms. If your looking for a chain hotel atmosphere this is not your place. If your looking for a good place to have a quiet Vacation staging place you've found it, and at a great price too! Wife and I are already planing our next stay here.

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Maple L, General Manager at Maple Lane Resort, responded to this review

It was great having you here, and we hope to see you again! Thank you for the review and enjoy your winter. More 

Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
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11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Very clean, comfy cabin in the woods feel... Bed was more comfortable than anticipated... Loved the gathering room as we were traveling with a group of 24, enjoying the colors & water views within walking distance... Close to the Leeanau Winery & the Knot Your Bar Restaurant (Great Perch), will definitely be back & stay again at the Maple Lane... More 

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Maple L, General Manager at Maple Lane Resort, responded to this review

Hello! We are very glad to hear you enjoyed your stay. Please look us up the next time you are in the area. It sounds like you made the most of your visit to the area, and that is always great to hear. Have a great winter! More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

In Sep we wanted to stay close to Sleeping Bear Dunes without going to the Traverse City area, but were very disappointed. This was one of the motel units: cushions on the chairs and bedspreads were stained, the bath towels were like hand towels, plastic cover on the mattress made sleeping very sticky, no hairdryer, bad lighting, about the only... More 

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Thank Monica M
Maple L, General Manager at Maple Lane Resort, responded to this review

We are sorry that you had a bad experience with us. The hair dryers are at the main desk, and there should have been a notice in the room. We will check that it is still in the room. We are sorry if there may have been a spot on the bedspreads that housekeeping missed, as they are checked daily.... More 

Ann Arbor, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

We REALLY enjoyed our stay at the Maple Lane Resort. It's charming, really well maintained, and VERY clean. The classic "up north cottage" appeal was delightful! We had a king sized bed, and the room was large and made a great "home base" while we were visiting the area. A dining table in the room allowed us to order from... More 

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Maple L, General Manager at Maple Lane Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us! A lot of people do not realize how close we are to many things around here. I am glad that you got to enjoy our place as well as the area. We look forward to seeing you again! Have a great winter. More 

Temperance
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Such a friendly greeting when we arrived early! We came to Glen Arbor to celebrate a wedding. We entered our room and felt comfortable like we just entered one of grandma's bedrooms. Quilts on the comfortable beds, antiques everwhere. A short walk down the road and you see, across the lake, the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes. At the end of... More 

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Maple L, General Manager at Maple Lane Resort, responded to this review

This is what we strive for here. Glad you got the chance to enjoy the area, and we hope to see you again! More 

Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

We stayed for two nights , and found this place to be a nice and quiet place to recover from our busy days. I loved the campfire and night. We no longer camp, but still like the fire! We stayed in the "motel" part of the resort. The rooms are done in a vintage style. Our room had all white... More 

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Maple L, General Manager at Maple Lane Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your thoughts! The campfire is one of the favorites here at the resort. The rooms really are just meant for a place to sleep, as there are tons of out door activities around here. Hope to see you again, and that your trip back was a safe one. More 

New Haven, Indiana
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28 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

We stayed here last fall. It was a great location. Just a 1/2 block or so from Glen Lake. We loved our room. We had 2 beds and a kitchenette which was pretty well equipped. Room was pleasant and clean. The grounds are so pretty with really big old trees. The owners start a campfire in the evening. We asked... More 

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Thank Patty G
Maple L, General Manager at Maple Lane Resort, responded to this review

Thank you. More 

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