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“Loved the Mitchell Creek Inn!!” 4 of 5 stars
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Mitchell Creek Inn
Ranked #32 of 40 Hotels in Traverse City
Waterloo, Ontario
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19 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Loved the Mitchell Creek Inn!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

We enjoyed 3 wonderful nights at the Mitchell Creek Inn in July 2013. We had a large motel room- the last one farthest from the highway. I would request it again as there was no highway traffic noise at all. the room was spotless and very well stocked with everything you could want.
The office staff are very helpful and friendly. There is a lovely shaded green space area for relaxing, reading and a bon fire. You are literally across the road from the State Park-- a 2 minute walk to sandy beach and swimming. Fabulous location.
My only comment would be that end unit room #10 would benefit from darkening curtains as there is a large bright light that shines all night-right in the window that is between the beds.
Beds were very comfortable. I really loved this little inn!! We will be back!

Room Tip: Request rooms set in from the highway. Do not be afraid of the house dogs.............they are adora...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

We were taking a road trip needed something close to the water affordable & clean for an overnight stay.We took a chance and won!! This place is like staying with family. Loved the personnel feel to this place. We traveled with a 10 month old baby and had plenty of room. A small kitchen area to wash bottles, microwave, cooking area with dishes & utensil including pots & pans!! We enjoyed having wine on the front porch while the baby fell asleep...very good & more benefits for a family then a hotel!!

  • Stayed August 2013
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

We stayed at the Inn a few days days ago. What a surprise! Rooms were clean and the staff very nice. The grounds make this place. The creek runs through the property and you can catch fish here. There is a nice gazebo with a table, chairs and a Webber grill for guests to use ( and we did). The owners are very nice people and very dog freindly. They have three dogs on the property: Sam the Bassett hound, and two border collies. Rosco like to fetch rocks from the creek (Dave is trying to break this habit). Rosco also has a rubber fetch stick and never seems to get tired of diving into the cold water. The Traverse Bay is across the street and a very nice beach area and park. Long story short- a great value for the money and we will stay there again.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
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2 Thank Iverson E
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Ann Arbor
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

This is a small place, a couple cottages, plus motel rooms with or without mini-kitchen. Back of property serene, front is noisy highway. Good value, not fancy. Keep expectations in check. Nice, friendly owners.

Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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Holland, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Traveling with two small kids and decided we weren't ready to come home yet. I was on Trip Advisor in the State Park parking lot looking for a place to stay and saw Mitchell Creek Inn from there. I drove over and was met by a very friendly staff and got a Kitchenette Room for a VERY reasonable price. Once checked in we walked around the grounds a little. There is a little creek winding its way through the back area where there is some seating and a firepit. They built us a fire later that evening and provided us with sticks for roasting. There were even some LARGE fish to watch on their way through. The owners were so helpful and friendly. I even talked them into coming out to the fire to chat with us a bit. Very comfy beds. Just a tip not a complaint that you do need to bring your own toiletries. I would classify it as no frills but a hidden gem of a place. We will go back!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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3 Thank cozycub
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Punta Gorda, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

Our room (on the end) was very spacious with a kitchenette. The only issue was the A/C didn't work (not usually an issue in Michigan but it was August and it was in the 80s). There were no other rooms available close to our price range within a 40 mile drive, possibly because we were in Traverse City during the film festival. We decided to stay and the manager brought over two fans and gave us a discount on the price. Things worked out OK.
The setting is very nice with an outdoor area with a firepit and yes, there is a creek. Also very convenient to the park across the street. Not fancy but more character than a chain.
The manager was helpful (gave us a map and good direction to a laundrymat).

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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hourly, Owner at Mitchell Creek Inn, responded to this review, August 17, 2012
Thank you for your cooperation as we awaited the arrival of the new air conditioning unit! We're glad you enjoyed the area and the personalized service. We look forward to greeting you again some day!
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

This is such a great place to stay. Very clean and affordable for a family vacation. My daughter loves the creek and Digger the dog. The cabin is awesome and the kitchen is a good size. The owners are very nice.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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hourly, Owner at Mitchell Creek Inn, responded to this review, July 30, 2012
Thank you so much. We are honored to serve all our guests.
"Entertaining Angels Unaware", Hebrews 13:2. God bless and have a wonderful summer!
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Property: Mitchell Creek Inn
Address: 894 Munson Ave, Traverse City, MI 49686
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Location: United States > Michigan > Grand Traverse County > Traverse City
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Ranked #32 of 40 Hotels in Traverse City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Mitchell Creek Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Mitchell Creek Inn is a quaint, 14 room inn on East Grand Traverse Bay, across the street from the State Park Beach. Locally owned and operated by US Army Veterans, the Inn features unique rooms, friendly staff, and an outdoor area where guests can fish from the banks of the creek, enjoy grilling or a campfire, and paddle one of the complimentary kiaks down the creek to the Bay. If family-friendly and easy-going is your style, this is the place for you. ... more   less 
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