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Ellis Lake Resort

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Lawton, Michigan
Reviewed 12 March 2014

We knew it was rustic from the website, which was exactly what we were looking for! The cabin was stocked with everything we needed. It was nice & warm upon our arrival, even though the outside tempatures were quite cold. Becky greeted us with a friendly attitude, and gave us some advice on local places to visit & things to...

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Michigan
Reviewed 3 September 2013

We stayed her over the Labor Day weekend 2013. I agree with the rundown comments. This place could be very cute but it has been restored as cheaply as possible. No air but they provided a box fan. Bed has on the hard side but I like softer mattresses than most . It was pricey but then on a holiday...

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1Thank Colliesnbunnies
bjohnsondragonfly, Owner at Ellis Lake Resort, responded to this review

Colliesnbunnies! Thank you for your review. We are not understanding the comment made about being restored as cheaply as possible. Please email us to clarify that comment. We have only owned the resort for 4 years. Any remodeling that was done was prior to our purchase. We look forward to hearing back from you.

Saginaw, Michigan, United States
Reviewed 26 August 2013

I was expecting Rustic, which to me is tattered, frayed a little faded, maybe not matching. Rustic in these cabins means FILTHY. Every surface was so dirty we didn't want to touch anything. Very over priced for the condition and location so close to a noisy highway. Don't waste your money here.

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1Thank Eugenia G
bjohnsondragonfly, Owner at Ellis Lake Resort, responded to this review

We do appreciate your feedback. It only makes us better. We also appreciated your initial email to us voicing your concerns. As previously communicated back to you, we addressed your concerns with our entire housekeeping staff-newer & seasoned. We are also sorry the weather did not cooperate the weekend you were here which made things less than enjoyable for you.

Kalamazoo, Michigan
Reviewed 6 July 2013

My family has stayed at Ellis Lake Resort every winter for a couple decades. This is NOT a resort, but simply a wonderful cabin getaway. A number of small two room cabins (bathroom + sleeping/cooking area) and a couple larger cabins for six or more. Rustic, but charming. There's an outdoor hot tub available to reserve by the hour. Nearby...

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Jackson, Michigan
Reviewed 12 February 2013

My husband and I just returned from this quaint little place. It is amazing! My husband and I are huge campers, the tent kind not the motor home kind, and found this place to be a perfect fit for us. The cabins are great, right when you walk in you can’t help but get a huge smile on your face...

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Macomb, Michigan, United States
Reviewed 24 December 2012

Our whole family really loves to visit Ellis Lake Resort at least 2 times every summer. It is a great place for, hunting, swimming, and most definatley fishing. We strongly recommend that you decide to stay there. The atmosphere is very warm, and you have your own privacy there. The cabins are also separated very nicely.

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1Thank Patrick S
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Reviewed 1 October 2012

My wife and I just spent 3 nights at this property. For the price we paid, I felt it was a pretty bad value. Everything from finding the coffee maker with grounds still in it from the previous renter to mouse droppings under the sink, our stay was less than stellar. When reading this, keep in mind we were staying...

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bjohnsondragonfly, Owner at Ellis Lake Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your review as this helps to make us a better property. We enjoyed talking with your wife when she came into the office, and it would have been helpful if you would have come to the office to speak with us about any concerns you had at the time of your visit. We like to take care...

Ruedesheim am Rhein, Germany
Reviewed 26 September 2012

If you want your own private cabin for just 2-4 people, this might be one of the only options in the area. The staff is VERY helpful and friendly. The cabin was pretty clean. But: it is right next to the road and therefore noisy and the place itself could be a little bit more wellcoming (like the host already...

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Lake Orion, Michigan
Reviewed 25 September 2012

Every year we visit Ellis Lake Resort for our anniversary. We love the outdoors, grilling, and the bonfire pit. The cabins are very cozzy and warm. We wouldn't go anywhere else:) On the other hand, there is a ton of traffic when staying in any of the three cabins by the road.

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Holland, Michigan, United States
Reviewed 25 September 2012

Best vacation we've ever been on! Our cabin was really nice and well stocked. We had a wonderful outdoor space that was just for us with our own fire pit, picnic table, grill and lots of room for the kids to run. We also loved that there was a game room. The kids were very attached to the Lincoln Logs...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Beachfront
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  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Cute, cozy, romantic log cabin lodging. Small resort surrounded by forest on almost 900 feet of frontage on secluded Ellis Lake. Private outdoor hot tub. rowboats, canoes, snowshoes, volleyball and horseshoes are available. Chairs, grill, tables and a nice floating raft at the lake. Our Logrooms (motel rooms) have a small refrigerator and coffee maker. All other units have kitchenettes or full kitchens, some will also have a microwave. WIFI on property. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ellis Lake Resort

Address: 8440 US 31 S, Interlochen, MI 49643
Region: United States > Michigan > Grand Traverse County > Interlochen
Price Range: $84 - $1,807 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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“Get one away from main road - these are cabins with mini kitchens”
JenniferH48216, 31 Oct 2015 | Read review
“get as far away from the highway as possible, ask for a discount and bring your own cleaning supplies!”
32eugeniag, 25 Aug 2013 | Read review
“Spruce is nice for larger group, however connected to another building.”
spatts, 5 Jul 2013 | Read review
“We stayed in the Chalet. It's perfect. From your yard area you don't see any other cabins. Plus, it's right across from the path to the beach and there's a short trail that leads you to the hot tub, playground and office.”
ErinO911, 25 Sep 2012 | Read review
“Get one of the cabins in the back so you don't hear the traffic. 31 is a very busy road, so you will hear cars:)”
ShelleyC927, 25 Aug 2012 | Read review
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