This post is merely about our stay at this resort which is now owned by Outdoor Adventures; our campground membership.
I must say, we found this place to be outstanding. A stark difference from Lakeshore Resort, as this place is quiet, family-type atmosphere that is nestled among a previous ski resort. The resort was recently purchased by ODA and was left in disrepair by the previous owners, so the average person may not find it so appealing yet. However, we enjoyed it so much that we want a full 3 weeks here next year.
During our stay, we saw at least 12 staff members zooming around upgrading, mowing, painting & fixing. They still have a lot of work to do, but they have happy attitudes, and they're doing a GREAT job! Here is the list of their amenities (according to their website):
- 300' outdoor water slide - needs fixing, hasn't run since the previous owner
- Paddle Boats - there are none, but there are kayaks
- Horseshoes - they were all stolen & haven't been replaced
- Basketball - court is in same square footage as the tennis court
- Volleyball - Sand volleyball and at foot of putt putt
- Snowmobile rentals - we saw 2 run-down snowmobiles. Not sure if they run
- Putt Putt - we LOVED this course. Challenging, fun, and even good exercise!
- Tennis Court - next to basketball in same fence, but no net.
- Game room - locked off
- Fitness Center - locked off
- Playground - Large and very nice. Good view of lake as well
- Adult Lounge - beautiful and serene.
- Indoor Heated Pool - absolutely beautiful and large!
- Hot Tub - Large and great to have it in a separate corner. Loved the pool area!
- Dry Sauna - Closed until further notice
- Clubhouse - locked off
Campground: 60 sites all beautiful designed to give each camper a sense of privacy and good views. Sites on the south end (31-63) are mostly for larger rigs, but they have full hookups with 50a. They also have cement pads. Sites on the north end (1-30) are water and 30a with no sewer and no lake front sites. They are still nice and settled more in the woods. All sites are supplied with a picnic table and fire ring. These sites have gravel pads. There is a small laundry facility and shower house on the north side.
Cabins: The cabins are not rented out by ODA, they are rented by a 3rd party company that rents them through AirBnB. This means anybody can rent them, not just members. I think this is good, but it also means they charge a lot more. According to the website, a smaller cabin is $110/night, but the large house cabins are $375/night. There are a lot of cabins, and they are built aside the beautiful golf course.
Atmosphere: This is definitely worth noting. There was a sense of family here that we've never felt anywhere else. I can't put my finger on it, but everyone felt like they could talk to everyone else without tension. It's as if we all watched each others' backs. So many friendly folk, especially with the staff.
All in all, we were very pleased to see this campground is being upgraded and worked on. They have a lot of work to do, but we're hoping that when we return next year, more amenities will be up and running so we can enjoy them with the kids & grandkids. For now, we like it just fine, and it's a GREAT distance from the main U.P. attractions and Mackinaw Island!