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Harold's Resort at Spider Lake

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1054 Resort Drive, Traverse City, MI 49686
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had a great weekend exploring the different bars and restaurants traverse city has to offer, our cabin was nice and cozy, especially considering the record cold temps of valentines weekend 2015. Nights spent soaking on the porch in the nice clean hot tub, while snow was falling outside.

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haroldsresort, Owner at Harold's Resort at Spider Lake, responded to this review

WOW you braved the Valentines Day Weekend Blizzard & Artic Blast of 2015- I always say the nastier the weather the better the Hot Tub feels - and here we have documentation ! A real life couple who braved the cold and snow for L O V E ! Come back anytime.. I guarantee it will be warmer ! (... More 

Windsor, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We Spent 4 days and 3 nights in Beautiful Traverse City, and had the pleasure of Staying in Cabin 5 at Harold's Resort. Record cold temps we're hit on this weekend, yet it did not stop us from enjoying a romantic weekend away. I would highly recommend Harold's to anyone!!! We will definitely be back!

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haroldsresort, Owner at Harold's Resort at Spider Lake, responded to this review

This is the whole reason that we stay open in the Winter - it's not easy to keep Log Cabins going, most people would shut them up and go south for the Winter - BUT.. not us ! We brave the cold and snow here is Traverse City to let others experience the Magic of their own Little Log Cabin,... More 

Grand Haven, Michigan
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We stayed at Harold's resort, during the last part of December, 2014. We were very happy with the cabin and the resort in general. Our hosts left for us 2 housewarming gifts on the table of a very clean, very cozy cabin. The hot tub was very nice, and we used it multiple times each day. The beds were VERY... More 

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haroldsresort, Owner at Harold's Resort at Spider Lake, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your stay in your own little Log Cabin in the Woods with your own Hot Tub right on the Screened in Porch - makes Winter worth it ! As I always say.. the nastier the weather.. the better the .. hot tub, fireplace, flannel sheets, and down comforter feel ! Don't wait for the storm to... More 

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166 helpful votes 166 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 

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Evans City, Pennsylvania
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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.

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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 

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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 

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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 

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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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 

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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 

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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 

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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 

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13 helpful votes 13 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 

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Address: 1054 Resort Drive, Traverse City, MI 49686
Location: United States > Michigan > Grand Traverse County > Traverse City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 7

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