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Ellis Lake Resort

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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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

A very nice stay if you're looking for something low-key and friendly for your stay in the Traverse City area! I stayed here with two friends in the Birch cabin. Becky, the owner, was extremely friendly and went out of her way to make sure we were comfortable, and also directed us towards some great local spots. The cabin was... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

The location is excellent, but it's very evident they haven't cleaned or upgraded the cabins in a good decade: The couch stinks of body odor so we can't even sit on it. The bed is VERY uncomfortable , my back was killing me the Whole night. The water heater is older than dirt and kept making a weird scratching sound.... More 

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

Thank you for your response. Yes, we are in an excellent location to the many wonderful things to do around our beautiful area. There have been upgrades to this unit within the last year. New tile throughout, new paint and new mattresses. I do understand about not being comfortable in a bed. On a recent trip time was spent in... More 

Jackson, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We come to Ellis Lake Resort every year. We love the rustic feel. The owner is very accommodating and makes sure you have everything you need. It is very beautiful in the fall and the winter. Have not made it up in the spring or summer yet. We got engaged here. We have gone up 3 times and excited to... More 

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

We love having guests return year after year. We sure have enjoyed having you, Amanda K! Ellis Lake Resort is the perfect place to introduce the next generation to which many times lead to having multiple generation family reunions booked in the summer for a week. We were pleased to have seen you this fall and look forward to your... More 

GRAND RAPIDS
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

My daughter and her husband rented a small cabin for a couple of nights, then upsized to the larger unit when we arrived for the weekend so that we could stay with them while we attended a wedding. All 5 of us were very comfortable and this place had everything that we needed. I was surprised to find wifi available... More 

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

We are pleased you and your family had an enjoyable stay. We enjoyed having you and look forward to seeing you in the future! More 

Lawton, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 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
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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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 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
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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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