We stayed at the Apple Tree Inn in March 2010 for a long weekend with our little one. Rather than paying $$$ for a not-so-great room at Boyne, we decided to try the Apple Tree Inn and drive over to the waterpark. The owners were very friendly, the hotel was clean and comfortable, and it was SO nice having the pool pretty much all to ourselves the entire weekend. Actually, I enjoyed the pool at the hotel more than Avalanche Bay at Boyne. We are regulars in the Petoskey area, so we knew the lay of the land and where to go - and had seen this hotel driving by many times. The continental breakfast was pretty good, the BEST part about it was the waffles. In fact, the waffles were so good I had to order the same waffle mix online when we got home. Like other reviewers said, the breakfast area was a bit small, and was rather crowded on the Sunday we were there - had to wait a bit for the waffle maker. Not too bad on Saturday, plus we were down a bit earlier. The rooms were decent enough - bedding could have been a little better, and the TV's are a bit dated (they have a VHS library, if that tells you anything). For the money, it was a good value - but my biggest complaint would probably be the noise at night. You could hear people in the room next to you pretty well, and seemed like a lot of kids were given free reign to roam and run through the halls at night. The front office/lobby pretty much closes down at 11pm, so there wasn't anyone around to monitor the area for noise or disruption. We had no issues our first night, but the second night we heard kids until after midnight. Not much sleep was had that night! Overall though, this was a good alternative to the over-priced Boyne properties (which would have had similar quality at 2-3 times the cost per night on a peak weekend). And the waffles were good enough that we ate in both mornings rather than going out for breakfast.
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- Also Known As:
- The Apple Tree Hotel Petoskey
- Apple Tree Hotel