We booked a cabin at this resort for our family vacation based on how nice the place looked on their web site. My family was very excited about the idea of staying at a cabin for our vacation. Needless to say, when we got to the Balsam Resort we took one look at the cabin and left without staying. When we entered the "lobby" upon arriving the room was full of food and half eaten bowls of cereal were on the table. A dog was also sniffing around. I knew immediatily I would not be styaing here. We did have the receptionist show us the cabin before we turned and left and we were deeply disappointed by it. It was awful! I was assured when I made the reservation that the cabin slept six and would work well for my family of six. The inside of the cabin was so small there is no way my family would of even been able to fit in the cabin yet alone our suitcases. I was told that there was two pullout sofas but wasn't told that if one was pulled out there wasn't enough room for the other one to be opened. I was also told that they had a beach but was not told you had to cross a four lane highway to get to it.
I would not recommend this place to anyone. Upon booking the room they ask for you to pay half of the cost up front so I lost my deposit which I was very upset about. Fortunately for us when we left we were able to get a beautiful, spacious hotel room at the Days Inn in St. Ignace.