We stayed in the large log cabin in August 2013. Check in time is at 4pm (which is a little late) and so we stopped at a beach on the way to Traverse City. We ended up arriving at the cabin at about 5:30pm. When we went to go into the cabin, there was a guy in there on his laptop who had clearly been staying there. He asked which cabin we were checking in to, and we said the one that he was sitting in. He said "are you sure?" Yes, it's the only cabin that looks like this and it's the most expensive one, we are sure. He goes and gets the property manager, Theresa, who we learn is his mom. She starts scrolling through her phone looking for our reservation because she didn't know that we were coming. I had made my reservation over the phone but they did email me a confirmation, so I pulled it up on my phone for her to see. *Bring proof of your cabin confirmation!*
We then had to wait an hour for them to clean it, so we went and waited down to the beach area of the property. Spider Lake is very nice and the beach area is clean, but it is TINY. There is only room for about 8 people on it. They do have kayaks on property that you can use for free so that was nice.
The large cabin is BEAUTIFUL. Very spacious and two full bathrooms which was very nice and we didn't run out of hot water. You can't see the water from the cabin because of trees, but it is nice to be away from the other cabins for privacy. There is a dumpster on property which is an attractant for wildlife so be careful. I would recommend that if you stay in this particular cabin you ask them to keep the garage closed because the garage has a door to the cabin.
Overall I was very happy with the cabin itself, and it's not too far from downtown Traverse City, so I would stay there again. Theresa was very apologetic and I did appreciate that she cared about our stay.
- 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