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Ellis Lake Resort

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8440 US 31 S, PO Box 275, Interlochen, MI 49643
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Lawton, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We knew it was rustic from the website, which was exactly what we were looking for! The cabin was stocked with everything we needed. It was nice & warm upon our arrival, even though the outside tempatures were quite cold. Becky greeted us with a friendly attitude, and gave us some advice on local places to visit & things to... More

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11 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

We stayed her over the Labor Day weekend 2013. I agree with the rundown comments. This place could be very cute but it has been restored as cheaply as possible. No air but they provided a box fan. Bed has on the hard side but I like softer mattresses than most . It was pricey but then on a holiday... More

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bjohnsondragonfly, Owner at Ellis Lake Resort, responded to this review

Colliesnbunnies! Thank you for your review. We are not understanding the comment made about being restored as cheaply as possible. Please email us to clarify that comment. We have only owned the resort for 4 years. Any remodeling that was done was prior to our purchase. We look forward to hearing back from you. More

Saginaw, Michigan, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

I was expecting Rustic, which to me is tattered, frayed a little faded, maybe not matching. Rustic in these cabins means FILTHY. Every surface was so dirty we didn't want to touch anything. Very over priced for the condition and location so close to a noisy highway. Don't waste your money here.

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bjohnsondragonfly, Owner at Ellis Lake Resort, responded to this review

We do appreciate your feedback. It only makes us better. We also appreciated your initial email to us voicing your concerns. As previously communicated back to you, we addressed your concerns with our entire housekeeping staff-newer & seasoned. We are also sorry the weather did not cooperate the weekend you were here which made things less than enjoyable for you. More

Kalamazoo, Michigan
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44 reviews 44 reviews
21 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

My family has stayed at Ellis Lake Resort every winter for a couple decades. This is NOT a resort, but simply a wonderful cabin getaway. A number of small two room cabins (bathroom + sleeping/cooking area) and a couple larger cabins for six or more. Rustic, but charming. There's an outdoor hot tub available to reserve by the hour. Nearby... More

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Jackson, Michigan
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

My husband and I just returned from this quaint little place. It is amazing! My husband and I are huge campers, the tent kind not the motor home kind, and found this place to be a perfect fit for us. The cabins are great, right when you walk in you can’t help but get a huge smile on your face... More

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Macomb, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

Our whole family really loves to visit Ellis Lake Resort at least 2 times every summer. It is a great place for, hunting, swimming, and most definatley fishing. We strongly recommend that you decide to stay there. The atmosphere is very warm, and you have your own privacy there. The cabins are also separated very nicely.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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54 reviews 54 reviews
11 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

My wife and I just spent 3 nights at this property. For the price we paid, I felt it was a pretty bad value. Everything from finding the coffee maker with grounds still in it from the previous renter to mouse droppings under the sink, our stay was less than stellar. When reading this, keep in mind we were staying... More

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bjohnsondragonfly, Owner at Ellis Lake Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your review as this helps to make us a better property. We enjoyed talking with your wife when she came into the office, and it would have been helpful if you would have come to the office to speak with us about any concerns you had at the time of your visit. We like to take care... More

Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
19 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

If you want your own private cabin for just 2-4 people, this might be one of the only options in the area. The staff is VERY helpful and friendly. The cabin was pretty clean. But: it is right next to the road and therefore noisy and the place itself could be a little bit more wellcoming (like the host already... More

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Lake Orion, Michigan
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

Every year we visit Ellis Lake Resort for our anniversary. We love the outdoors, grilling, and the bonfire pit. The cabins are very cozzy and warm. We wouldn't go anywhere else:) On the other hand, there is a ton of traffic when staying in any of the three cabins by the road.

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Holland, Michigan, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

Best vacation we've ever been on! Our cabin was really nice and well stocked. We had a wonderful outdoor space that was just for us with our own fire pit, picnic table, grill and lots of room for the kids to run. We also loved that there was a game room. The kids were very attached to the Lincoln Logs... More

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Address: 8440 US 31 S, PO Box 275, Interlochen, MI 49643
Location: United States > Michigan > Grand Traverse County > Interlochen
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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, cross-country skis, snowshoes, volleyball and horseshoes are available. Large wooden deck, chairs, grill, tables and a nice floating raft at the lake. ... more   less 
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