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Address: 5780 Shanty Creek Rd, Bellaire, MI 49615-8311
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+1 800-678-4111

An iconic ski and golf resort in northern Michigan, Shanty Creek Resorts is...

An iconic ski and golf resort in northern Michigan, Shanty Creek Resorts is a three-resort experiences in one. Its three villages of SCR (Summit, Cedar River and Schuss) span 4,500 acres across hardwood forests, rolling meadows and atop mountain bluffs with miles of scenic vistas. With nearly 500 lodging options, multiple dining venues, four award-winning golf courses, two ski mountains, an 8-lane tubing park, six terrain parks, and a fitness center and wellness spa, plus over 35,000 sq ft of conference and special event space, Shanty Creek Resorts has been an Up North destination for generations.

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Fantastic anniversary getaway

We visited Shanty creek for a quick anniversary getaway. All of our expectations were exceeded in every way. We visited during the off-season, there was only one other couple in... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 November 2016
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Beautiful winter weekend in Northern Michigan. The lodge is very pretty with beautiful views over Bellaire lake. The restaurant and drinks very expensive but the atmosphere is upbeat, pleasant and relaxing with many options of things to do.

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Tucson, Arizona
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If we come back we'll bring our own food, our server worked hard to provide incredibly slow service, this guy shouldn't be waiting tables. The view through the terribly dirty windows was amazing though. As others have mentioned the signage leaves a lot to be desired but we figured things out and the next trip will go more smoothly. Lift... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The miles and miles of trails are expertly groomed for both classic and freestyle skiers. The scenery is beautiful and the terrain is a great mix of hills and flats, woods and open spaces. The only thing keeping it from a perfect 10 are the snowmobiles who ruin the grooming efforts by ignoring the posted signs indicating no snowmobiles.

Thank Julie W
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25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here right after Christmas. We rented a private cabin in the area which was very nice. As far as the resort it is very large and hard to navigate. We spent 30 minutes looking for the pool at the Summit lodge and we had to talk to three people before we found it. Their sinage for everything could... More 

Thank Robb L
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48 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here to try something different than Boyne Mountain. Won't try that again! Had ordered everything the night before (snowboarding, ski and tubing tickets for 5 teenagers). The place shouldn't sell tickets if they don't have enough equipment!! Especially for the price you pay. Greed. We get here and there are no lockers available to rent for your personal items,... More 

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New York
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89 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Had out wedding at this locale and later returned with our daughter for a vacation. Perfect place in the summer and winter. Great service and plenty of options for everyone.

Thank SarahSesaw
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

Shanty Creek Resorts can be "hit and miss''. We've been coming here off and on for decades and I have to say, in general, the place has seen better days. Certainly not worth the premium price but they are the only resort/major hotel in the area ... not to mention the golf and skiing.

Thank Great_Lakes_Fan
Escanaba, Michigan
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57 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

The Shanty Creek Complex has multiple areas associated with the name. My wife and I stayed at the Lakeview Hotel as part of a conference she attended. Our room was very comfortable, and it appeared to have been recently renovated. Room plenty spacious for two people. We had twin queen beds. Very comfortable. Bathroom also very nice. Separate shower/toilet area... More 

Thank DennisLHopkins1
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

We visited Shanty creek for a quick anniversary getaway. All of our expectations were exceeded in every way. We visited during the off-season, there was only one other couple in our building which made our location very private and secluded. Our condo had gorgeous views of the woods and golf course from the sitting area and deck. The room was... More 

Thank tamnter
Oldsmar, Florida
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1,052 reviews
389 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 424 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

Staying at Shanty Creek Resorts - at the Cedar River Golfside Condo was great as we were able to take advantage of the golf courses at Shanty Creek Resorts. They have 4 courses that are very different and make for great rounds of golf. Our two favorites are Cedar River Golf Course and The Legend. Each of these courses offer... More 

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