We stayed 4 nights during the week before the Cherry Festival. It was the first camping trip with our 3 kids who are 4, 3, and 15 months. Everyone had a great time and we can't wait to go again.
We stayed in the loft style deluxe cabin. It had a double-bed lower bunk with a single upper bunk. There was also a loft with 2 more single mattresses. There was an overhead light, window, and outlet in the loft. There was a bathroom with a shower and a kitchen with small fridge, microwave, coffee pot, and a two-burner hot plate. There was also a small table that folded up against the wall.
The 2 older kids stayed in the loft and were excited to have their own space. The baby stayed in a play-yard we brought. With the table folded up we had just enough room. We used the top single bunk for storage. There were also 3 drawers under the lower bunk that we did not use. The double bed mattress was really firm. It felt like one of those exercise mats at a gymnasium. After the first night we bought an air mattress to put on the bed. That was a big improvement.
There was a small window air conditioner that came in handy the first day when it was almost 90F. The a/c did a great job of keeping the place cool. Later in the week it was in the upper 40's at night. The cabin was a little cool, but we were all comfortable. There was plenty of hot water for 2 adults to shower and still wash up the dishes. The shower nozzle was just under 6 ft high and the total ceiling height in the shower was just over 6 ft. Worked out well for us, but it you are tall this may not be the place for you.
The cabin was well equipped. You would only really need bedding, towels, and your personal items. We brought some of our own supplies (portable gas grill,and other cooking supplies). Not because we needed to,we just like it. It was good that we did. The hotplate was not very good for boiling water. After about 10 minutes on high the water was barely warm. We also had one minor electrical problem with the bathroom lighting. Maintenance came about 15 minutes later and had it quickly resolved.
The camp store was well equipped and overall the campground was very clean. No trash on any of the empty sites. It was very quiet during the week. But was getting busier as the weekend got closer. There were lots of things for the kids to do. The play equipment was broken in some places (slides). There were no baby swings, but there was an empty swing frame. That is our only real complaint.
Looking forward to the next trip. The rates drop A LOT right after Labor Day. Be sure to check it out.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Conveniently located next to the Pere Marquette State Forest just minutes from Traverse City, golf, shopping, casinos, beaches, wineries, and many other activities. Large shaded sites and basic and deluxe cabins. Mosquito-free. Family and group activities, games and crafts. Swimming pool, dodgeball, playground, basketball and volleyball courts, and horseshoes. Over 60 kilometers of wooded trails. Camp store and concessions. Available full hook-up. Pull-thru sites, big rig friendly. Banquet/ meeting facility. New seasonal RV area. Available WiFi. ... more less