We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 12 Traverse City accommodations

Harold's Resort at Spider Lake

Save Saved
You added Harold's Resort at Spider Lake to your Saves list
1054 Resort Drive, Traverse City, MI 49686
Hotel amenities
  • Overview
  • Reviews (10)
  • Photos (18)
  • Similar Hotels
  • Amenities
  • Q&A
  • Room tips (3)
  • Location
  • More
Harold's Resort at Spider Lake
We can't find prices for this accommodation
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Traverse City
Check In Check Out
true
Write a Review

10 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
    5
    3
    0
    0
    2
See reviews for
2
6
Solo
0
Business
0
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (3)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
cincinnati
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
27 hotel reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We ended up in northern MI because our daughter went to Interlochen Center for the Arts Camp. After dropping her off we stayed in northern MI to spend the week. Wanted to try a real up north cabin and found Harolds at Spider Lake. We picked cabin #6. It's small, cute, clean, and unique. Generally staying in nice resorts this... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Evans City, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Wow are the owners wonderful. They are so helpful and nice. And I agree, if you want a generic hotel, get a hotel. But if you want a family vacation in the real Michigan--most beautiful place on earth--go to Harold's!!! Water, water, water. Kids and family. I cannot speak highly enough about how nice they are.

Was this review helpful? Yes
haroldsresort, Owner at Harold's Resort at Spider Lake, responded to this review

What a Wonderful Family - One that wants to slow life down a bit and spend some quality time together - just doing the good ole fashion - at the lake family fun - fishing, swimming and jumping off the Swim Raft , smores and scary stories around bon fires, Making summer friends that you look forward to seeing year... More

Michigan
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

I scheduled our stay here as a surprise anniversary trip with my wife. I originally wanted to book one of the cabins with the hot tubs, but due to the relative closeness of our anniversary to Valentine's Day that was not possible with the short notice planning I am famous for. I was able to get the small cabin #6,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
haroldsresort, Owner at Harold's Resort at Spider Lake, responded to this review

When we arrived here on the property 24 years ago, the regulars had nicked names this SMALL Studio #6 Cabin - "The Honeymoon Cabin" because they said that's really all there is room to do in there... "honeymoon' !! Now we call it The Love Shack- It's Cute, Its Adorable, it's SMALL - like a bedroom with a little kitchen... More

Detroit, Michigan
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

We loved it! Like many reviewers before me have said, this is not a "resort". However, it is a wonderful retreat into the woods. The cabin is simple yet cozy, with charming touches. We were looking for snow-filled weekend, away from our computers & TV's. After skiing and snowshoeing all day, the toasty-warm fireplace welcomed us "home". This was the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Farmington Hills, Michigan
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

This cabin is absolutely incredible. My finace' and I were able to make it for a few days during the week and it was so nice and quiet throughout the site as well is in the downtown area. The cabins themselves are very quaint, clean, and welcoming. The fireplace was perfect for keeping the cabin warm at night and the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
haroldsresort, Owner at Harold's Resort at Spider Lake, responded to this review

Cabin # 4 is a Log Cabin, a real log cabin, in the woods, on the lake, off the highway at the end of the road, built in the late 1940's it has a rustic "retro" feel - for an up north, away from it all vacation. Quiet, private and secluded feeling with easy access to Traverse City and all... More

1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013 via mobile

We love staying at Harold's for our family summer vacation! It is so wonderful to have a place to disconnect from the everyday grind and reconnect as a family. The cabin we stay in (3) is so quaint and has a wonderful private lake access down the stair path. We can sit for hours watching the boats, listening to the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
haroldsresort, Owner at Harold's Resort at Spider Lake, responded to this review

Cabin # 3 is located on the point of our sandy peninsula - with a view of the lake from every window. Built in the late 1940's, its a real log cabin circa 1950 - no microwave, no A/C, no TV. Be ready for some good clean ole fashioned fun, bring the board and card games, the fishing poles and... More

Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013 via mobile

We will not visit this place again. Kathy was nice and communication was great, but our kids were eaten alive by the bugs INSIDE. Upkeep on the cabins is poor. This bunch of cabins could be a gold mine if kept up. Bring all you need to cook, clean and sleep on. The bathrooms are truly gross with the water... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Delaware, Ohio
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

Please understand that the pictures you see are not the resort you get. First I will state a positive....Spider Lake is a lovely lake and this property could be awesome. Now reality. This place has not been touched from a maintenance perspective in years. Paint is peeling from cabins, the windows have peeling paint and no spackling, and the interior... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
haroldsresort, Owner at Harold's Resort at Spider Lake, responded to this review

Quiet, Private and Secluded - at the end of the road, off the highway, in the woods and on the lake, Seven real log cabins built in the late 1940's with a rustic 'retro" feeling - located on a sandy private peninsula. Circa 1950 - the cabins are rustic in the sense there are no TV's, no Microwaves and no... More

Detroit
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2012

My girlfriend prodded me into taking a vacation during the time that she was off work. She works for a school system, so we found ourselves leaving town during Presidents' Day weekend. I left all of the planning up to her; she said that she found a cute little place for us to stay up north, and, for what it... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
haroldsresort, Owner at Harold's Resort at Spider Lake, responded to this review

Yes this is our "Cute and Adorable" LITTLE Studio ! It has everything you need, it's Just SMALL. Just right for those who want to save on accommodations so they can splurge on dinner and/or local wine ! So It may be hard to picture so much cute-ness in one small space, it' has 1 full size bed, a gas... More

Michigan
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
12 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

We stayed in Cabin 4 over the New Year holiday and had a lovely time! The owners (specifically Kathy who I dealt with) were very friendly and helpful- especially when a blizzard warning was in effect (but thankfully never happened). It was a nice & quiet place to spend time and we enjoyed the gas fireplace and hot tub very... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
haroldsresort, Owner at Harold's Resort at Spider Lake, responded to this review

Winter is a magical time of year, sometimes it seems as if it's snowing constantly and that's a g oood thing. We keep the driveway cleared - just enough to get you in and out.. If you want to be snowed in, just let us know and we'll make sure you have to stay in and keep yourselves amused. The... More

Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage Harold's Resort at Spider Lake, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to Harold's Resort at Spider Lake? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Harold's Resort at Spider Lake

Address: 1054 Resort Drive, Traverse City, MI 49686
Location: United States > Michigan > Grand Traverse County > Traverse City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $

18 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (1)
Viewed
Other (1)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (18)
Viewed
Room/suite (11)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (1)
Viewed
Family/play areas (1)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (1)
Viewed
Other (4)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay
Select tags to find the hotel that's right for you.
All
hotels in Traverse City with
any amenities

Amenities

Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Looking for some quality time with your family or sweetie. Come to Harold's Resort - a simpler time, out of the fast lane and into the quiet, private and secluded forest of Northern Michigan. When you are here, you will feel like you are in the middle of nowhere, but there is easy access to "town", Traverse City that is. Traverse City has been recently been named # 1 of 10 US cities labeled: FOODIE FINDS:10 Surprising Food Cities with Fabulous Restaurants, Farmers Markets, Local Products, Farm Markets etc.. AND Downtown Shopping, Wineries, Casinos, Watersports, Outdoor Activities for all seasons. Or for some serious R&R - do nothing ! It's OK, it's encouraged! Put your feet up, get comfy and work on some 'down time'! Tell us what you want to do and we'll "hook you up" ! Cottages & Cabins from a small studio for 2, to a Log Cabin w/private hot tub, to a large vacation home for 10-15, fishing boats & pontoon boats too. Kathy & Rolf - Harold's Resort on Spider Lake, Traverse City, Michigan. ... more   less 
Number of rooms
7

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Harold's Resort at Spider Lake staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travelers prefer