First of all, the location is amazing! The cabins surround a shared fire pit that overlook the Spider Lakes, and it looks absolutely gorgeous in the morning. The cabin itself has a rustic charm that we loved. The place was well-lit and clean. We were in cabin 7 and there was a living room space, a kitchen, and three bedrooms--way more space than necessary for 2 people. Each cabin has its own grill outside by the deck; we made good use of this by making our own burgers and grilling them by the lake. As spacious as the cabin was, it felt cozy and comfortable too--we enjoyed the privacy it provided (unlike typical sterile-feeling hotels/motels). Just the location itself is worth coming back to.
Second of all, the service was fantastic! We called last minute asking about their availability, and Michelle was able to provide us with great service at such a late hour. She contacted Theresa to make sure that everything with the cabin was ready for us when we got there. The website stated that we would need to bring our own sheets and towels, however, because it was so last minute for us, we didn't have any of these. Michelle was really accommodating and made sure Theresa could round up everything we needed. She then later followed up by texting us to make sure everything was taken care of before she went to sleep. We really appreciated the level of concern on Michelle's end. And when we met Theresa, she was just as friendly and hospitable as Michelle--we felt like real guests in someone's home rather than just some customers receiving service.
Everything about the Windjammer is wonderful. If you're looking for a change of pace, for something a little more peaceful where you can forget about the stress of work (or whatever), we absolutely recommend this place.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Windjammer On The Lake Resort and Cabin Rentals OPEN ALL YEAR(9 CABINS)is located on beautiful Spider Lake 10 miles southeast of Traverse City. Prime acreage, southern exposure,160'lake frontage, pet friendly offer a relaxing and scenic atmosphere for family reunions, families, couples,bussiness, or just friends. Boaters welcome. The resort can sleep 46-56 guest's. There is a Log Home (2009), 3 Log Cabins (2001), 5 Original Cabins. Prices vary. 160'frontage on Spider Lake with boat dock and nearby boat launch-Sandy Beach and Swimming, Large Fire Pit, Sun Deck overlooking Spider Lake. Row boats,kayaks, paddle boat, and pontoon. ... more less