Shanty Creek Resort
Shanty Creek Resort
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An iconic ski and golf resort in northern Michigan, Shanty Creek Resorts is a three-resort experiences in one. Its four villages of SCR (Summit, Cedar River, Hawk's Eye, and Schuss) span over 5,500 acres across hardwood forests, rolling meadows and atop mountain bluffs with miles of camera-ready views. With nearly 400 lodging options, multiple dining venues, four award-winning golf courses, two ski mountains, a 6-lane tubing park, three terrain parks, plus fitness center and wellness spa, and 36,000+ sq ft of conference and event space, Shanty Creek Resort has been an Up North destination for generations.
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357donaldg
Muskegon, United States23 contributions
Oct 2020
For paying over $200 for a one night stay, I was very disappointed in what I found. I had to climb steps to get to check in. When I went to the room, it was small. It did not have any hangars to hang my wet coats up on. There were not enough towels and wash cloths for my party of three. The room’s screen patio door was very hard to open. The tv screen was very small. It was very hard to find an outlet to plug into. Most were behind something. The room was farther than any other room from the main area or lobby. We were given a shower only (barely big enough for one person) and not a tub and shower. I found out that you have to request a room with a tub and shower if you want it. The room did not even have a table and chairs to eat at. Our last stay at another hotel had 2 queen beds, a hideabed sofa, table and 2 chairs, lake view with patio and chairs, 55inch screen tv hanging on the wall not in a cabinet, beautiful pictures and on the top floor near the elevator like I always request. All of this for less than $100 per night I paid.
Written October 19, 2020
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Cindy D
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Jul 2021 • Couples
After reading some of these reviews, I had no idea what to expect. I will start by saying that I am super picky about hotels. But I was absolutely so impressed with the entire Shanty Creek experience.
We had the king parlor room. The first thing I noticed was the view. Beautiful view of the lake, and trees for miles.
The room was a good size. King bed, little kitchen, roomy bathroom. It was all very clean and well-maintained. The pillows were soft and fluffy, and the bed was comfortable.
We had no issues with noise from other guests, and couldn't hear people in the hall or the adjoining rooms.
The resort is absolutely massive, and there's plenty of natural beauty. Made for some enjoyable evening walks.
We did not visit the pool, but it looked clean. Grounds are also maintained well.
We ate at the Lakeview restaurant. While the menu has few choices, the food was delicious. The breakfast bar and omelet bar in the morning were also very tasty. Staff was friendly and attentive and helpful.
The golf courses are very nice, and also staffed with kind and knowledgeable people.
There were a few cosmetic things like some chipping and scuffs in the room, but they are so minor that it wasn't even noticeable.
Balcony was sturdy, and made for some great sunset watching.
I will definitely recommend this resort to people, and we thoroughly enjoyed our time here.
Written July 28, 2021
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Karen F
10 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
This owner rental requires a serious update and cleaning. The fact that the owner allows a pet does not excuse the musty carpet, moldy bathroom and ratty towels. Shameful greedy resort and owner!
Written May 21, 2022
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MarlitoJr
Chicago, IL12 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
Drove down to Shanty Creek ski resort in Bellaire Michigan, about 6.5 hours drive from downtown Chicago.

Had a wonderful time. The area is pristine and beautiful. Shuss mountain was majestic and just the perfect size for families looking for a snowy adventure.

The workers from the front desk, to the shuttle drivers, from the lift operators to the servers at the many amazing restaurants, they were all very polite, friendly and helpful.

We were very fortunate to have had 3 days of perfect skiing weather at 34 degrees. It even snowed lightly on New year's day. What a beautiful way to ring in the new year.

I sincerely recommend skiing here. We are definitely going to be coming at least once a year from now on.
Written February 11, 2020
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Neena Hicks
Saint Louis, MO18 contributions
Sep 2020
We had a week getaway with a total of 6 couples. Everyone had a great time there is so much to do at the resorts between playing golf, pickelball, shuffle board, swimming, relaxing in the spa or just sitting around the fire pits. Then the area has lot to see and do between walking, sand dunes, lakes, kayaking, shopping we all were very busy. The food at the resorts is exceptional and the employees are very attentive, polite and helpful. I highly recommend these resorts to anyone visiting this area. You will love and enjoy the time that you spend here.
Written September 20, 2020
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drhal660
Livonia, MI18 contributions
Feb 2023 • Friends
I went with the gold to watch people ski from a warm location with a fireplace and a hot cup of coffee. Lynn and reservations was phenomenal. She went out of her way to send me pictures of the room that she thought would best fit my needs. And she did not disappoint! I very thoroughly enjoyed my stay.
Written February 8, 2023
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Deborah Fleischmann
Plymouth, MI26 contributions
Jul 2021
Great Northern MI get-away. Golf courses, pools, sunsets, lakes, downtown Bellaire, The Shanty area and condo we stay at are superb. I recommend you bring friends or family to S.C.
Written July 8, 2021
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christine t
1 contribution
Feb 2022
Cedar River has the best accommodations. Most rooms are very nice. We stay there during ski season several times a year. The slopes are well maintained, regardless of the weather, the lift operators are friendly, the ski patrol are watchful and responsive, the desk personnel are very accommodating, The rooms are relatively clean (of course I am OCD about any dust bunnies lol). Food and drink are a little overpriced for the quality at both the Bistro and Ivans but the servers are really great and very friendly.
Written February 26, 2022
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Hackers of M
1 contribution
May 2022 • Friends
A group of us traveled to Shanty and played all 5 of their courses. Loved each course as every course has something unique from the other. If I was forced to rank them they would be:
Legend
Cedar River
Hawks Eye
Schuss
Summit

Nothing beats the jaw dropping views as you play each track.
Stayed at the Lakeview hotel, staff made checkin a breeze. The room was very clean and my balcony overlooking lake Bellaire was amazing.
Without a doubt will be coming back to Shanty.
Written May 29, 2022
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Andrew S
3 contributions
Aug 2020 • Family
Very nice place! Beautiful views and great atmosphere. We stayed in August of 2020 and the hot air balloons were there. Unfortunately due to weather they stayed grounded but still a great place.
Written September 2, 2020
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