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Hobby Crest Resort

3264 Piney Ridge Rd, Ludington, MI 49431-9378
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#5 of 20 Specialty lodging in Ludington
Hobby Crest Resort is a destination where all generations can experience nature and the great outdoors while relaxing at a beachfront resort with all the comforts of home. Originally named in 1938, Hobby Crest Resort has been a beautiful and serene destination for tourists and locals alike. Randy and Christy have renovated 9 of the original cottages with special attention given to every detail. The cottages are now available for families to enjoy and make lasting memories together.
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UPDATE: Good news!! The owner Christy called me, apologized, and sent a refund check of $3, 150 (minus a $50 processing fee). We appreciate the kindness. Everything is A-OK. (original post - 4/2/20) We believe Christy and her husband to be honorable people. However, we emailed our cancellation for renting Beachfront and Sunrise in July on March 20, March 26, and again today. No one is replying via email. No one is answering the phone. No one is replying to Facebook. WE WANT OUR REFUND OF $3,200 IMMEDIATELY
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We had a wonderful stay at Hobby Crest. We stayed in the recently renovated Fox Den cabin. The furniture and decorations were beautiful and the beds were very comfortable. The views of Hamlin lake were stunning and the cabin and Resort grounds had everything we could have asked for. We started referring to Hobby Crest as the Four Seasons of Ludington because everything was taken care of everyone knew our names. Randy and Christy and the entire staff were incredibly friendly and helpful and they really made it feel like a home away from home. We have stayed at several resorts in Ludington, but Hobby Crest was by far our favorite and we can't wait to go back!
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Response from michiganbrooke, Guest Relations Manager at Hobby Crest Resort
Responded Sep 10, 2019
Sarah, Thank you so much for this incredible review! It was wonderful to meet you and your family and we can't say enough how much we appreciate all your encouragement and support! We can't wait to see you all again in the summer!
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Three generations of our family stayed in Captains Quarters the week of July 4th. Our cabin was spacious and clean and the grounds were safe for young children. The owners were very friendly and helpful. We all had a great time!
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Response from michiganbrooke, Public Relations Manager at Hobby Crest Resort
Responded Aug 28, 2019
Thank you so much for this amazing review! We love creating a safe space for whole families to relax and unwind. We hope to see ALL of you again in 2020!
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We just ended a magical week at the Hobby Crest resort with 3 generations of our family in 5 cottages. We had great grandparents, grandparents, parents, adults with and without children and kids ages 2-7. EVERYONE had an amazing time. There is quite a bit to do at the resort and you do not need to leave unless you really feel you need to step into town! The renovated cottages are impeccable...shiplap walls, woodplank ceilings, trim in each room to match the custom made cabinets/furniture. The showers are roomy and overall, you will feel like you are living in a clean home away from home - which is often rare in lake rentals. The cabins are fully stocked with wine glasses, measuring cups/spoons, bakeware, etc. The only things you really need to bring are beach towels, spices/cooking oils, coffee/sweetener, food, and a few trash bags. There is plenty of storage to fully unpack and feel settled. In addition, each cottage has its own firepit, firewood, picnic table, and outdoor furnishings. Our family rented the Sunfish, Bluegill, Nantucket, Sunrise, and Boone. All were very well done. The layout of the resort allows parents to enjoy a fire or sunset while the kids can plan in the grassy area/playground within view. The beach and lake area are spacious and well kept. The cottages come with a binder of things to do/restaurants nearby. The Ludington State Park is also gorgeous and nearby with lighthouses, dunes, beaches, and large playgrounds. The entire family throughly enjoyed this trip. We will definitely return!
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Response from Christy M, Owner at Hobby Crest Resort
Responded Jul 7, 2019
Elizabeth, Thank you for your kind words and being the family planner for your families Hobby Crest vacation. Bringing three generations together, planning for family meals and activities together can be a task, however your family pulled it off effortlessly and wonderful family memories were made. We look forward to seeing you and your family again. It is so rewarding for us when our guest become our friends and we can share Hobby Crest and the Ludington Area with them Until next time, Christy
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Christie and Randy-the owners who are renovating the entire property are doing an amazing job at building, customer care, friendliness, and goals for more renovations. The resort was full, our other 2 family units had made reservations there and ours was at another resort. We found ourselves without a good place to stay because the other resort had left us without the required beds. Christie and Randy sprang into action, finishing the last unit that was under construction just so we could be accommodated! Additionally, the pontoon boat they had was brand new for us to rent.
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Response from Christy M, Owner at Hobby Crest Resort
Responded Jun 19, 2019
Thank you for all of your kind words and noticing all the improvements. When families can come together and make lasting memories at Hobby Crest our goals for the resort are being fulfilled. May your family tradition of vacationing on Hamlin Lake continue for many more years. Safe Travels, Christy M
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hobby Crest Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Hobby Crest Resort?
Nearby attractions include Ludington Waterfront Park (4.3 miles), Ludington State Park (1.8 miles), and Stearns Park (4.0 miles).
What are some restaurants close to Hobby Crest Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include House Of Flavors, Chuck Wagon, and Jamesport Brewing Company.
Are there any historical sites close to Hobby Crest Resort?
Many travelers enjoy visiting S.S. Badger: Lake Michigan Carferry (4.7 miles).