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Summit Village

0.0 out of 5.0

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The beds are comfortable, the rooms are clean & that's about as far as I can go with the positives. You will know if someone is occupying the room next to you as you will hear clearly every word they say as well as their phones ringing; there is absolutely no privacy. The exterior of the building is getting pretty rough, rotten beams can be seen along the roof, the balconies are warped, the exterior needs an overhaul. As for parking......a wedding reception or two was being held on the property and rather than have the wedding guests utilize a shuttle, paying guests spending the night at the hotel had to use the shuttle to park in a grass field way down at the end of the road. The staff seating us for breakfast didn't seem to have a clue as to what they were doing; the omelette guy did a great job but the rest of the food was mediocre. We had to go find someone to bring us beverages. Front desk staff were below average; we asked one worker where the restrooms were in the lobby & got a blank stare in return. The luggage carts are about to fall apart. The entire building & much of the staff needs improvement. The outdoors area is very nice & the adjoining golf course is picturesque. Oh - and park at your own risk. A guest's car was severely damaged (required a flat bed truck to tow it) by a hit & run driver; the police officer indicated vehicle damage is not an uncommon occurrence at this location.

We slept great here and the beds were comfortable. The sunset view is amazing looking over the lake. We paid for a good breakfast. But..... They added on a bunch of fees to the end bill and the facilities really need to be updated (chipping paint, worn carpet, old styles, etc.)

If it weren’t for the restaurant, I would have given this stay 1 star but it must be noted that the restaurant was excellent with attentive staff and a chef who was both talented and creative. Beyond that, I was less than pleased with the experience. We stayed in a two-bedroom suite in the Cedar River Lodge. At a total cost for one night of $480 (this including taxes and fees), I expected a quality room but, instead, our room gave off a shabby air. The carpets were old and beige – low rent motel quality, as were the bedspreads . Add to that, the furniture was pretty much garage sale quality. If we expected a view of the sunrise or a beautiful sunset, we were disappointed because the view out the double doors consisted of a tree that effectively blocked everything. I have to note that the cleaning crew did an excellent job because, as shabby as the room was, it was clean. Upon calling the Director, a Mr. Grant Engler, to express our disappointment with the quality of the room, I knew it would not go well when his first question was, “Was the furniture broken?” and it went downhill from there. He informed me in no uncertain terms that the rooms are privately owned and that, as long as the furniture isn’t broken, they don’t concern themselves with the quality of the room. He further informed me, in a snarky tone, that if we wanted a quality experience that we should have booked an “upgraded” room. Upon looking online, I saw no disclaimer that informed clients that some rooms were shabbier than others and it was our own fault if we ended up with a less than quality experience. His final, and inexplicable explanation, was that getting a room of comparable size in Traverse City would cost that same amount – with no clear comprehension that Shanty Creek Resort isn’t in Traverse City. It would seem fortunate that he didn’t decide to compare it to New York City or he may have jacked the price up even higher. Bottom line, booking here is a case of “Buyer Beware” because they are not in the least bit concerned with whether or not you get what you pay for.

We stayed in one of the condos for a girls' trip, and the room was incredibly outdated. Musty, dank smell, old furniture and fixtures. It was clean otherwise, and the view is GORGEOUS. Service at the pool was great, but the front desk staff was rude and acted like I was stupid when I asked a question about incidentals. With all that said, I would still stay here again because it was such a pretty area.

Loved it! Watched the sunset over Lake Bellaire, swam in the heated pool, warmed up in the jacuzzi, enjoyed sitting by the open balcony door in my room listening to a passing rainstorm and some doves nesting nearby. Staff very friendly and helpful. The restaurant has a great view, but expensive for what you get. My only suggestion is to please make the property nonsmoking. Smells so wonderful here, but people sitting outside of their patios smoking downwind of me ruined that wonderful piney smelling air.

My husband and I just stayed at the Lakeview Hotel this past weekend and were very disappointed. The place is very outdated and seems like a huge frat house. There were drunk people yelling profanities and slamming doors both during the day and at night. There was loud music playing in the lobby until 11:30pm. The indoor pool and hottub were disappointing and not kept up. The bed was the worst I've ever slept on and the pillows were all hard foam and equally uncomfortable. We couldn't wait to get out of there! I mentioned some of my concerns politely to the staff upon checkout and Grant who was the manager on duty just ignored my concerns and got on the computer so he didnt have to talk to me. We won't be back and would not recommend it.

Do not book this hotel unless you are into OLD, OUTDATED, and DIRTY CARPET, and WORN OUT NOISY UNCOMFORTABLE MATTRESS. I have traveled extensively and this rates as one of the all time worst. The price of almost 200.00 for one Saturday night (June 24th, 2017) for this condition of a room was outrageous. The sheets were all worn out, the bathroom towels were clean, that's the nicest thing I can say.

Had a great time playing each of the four courses at Shanty Creek; Summit, Legend, Schuss, Cedar River. Great service and spectacular golf. Beautiful views from our room and on the course. Downtown Bellaire is just minutes away with some great restaurants. Free shuttle service or a short drive. Some good places to eat on the resort property too. All in all, we had a great time. I bet you will too!

Looking forward to joining my husband at the resort for his business trip. Very disappointed with Shanty Creek from the moment we walked in the door to register. The lobby looks very tired, dated. Our room even more so. I think they have tried to update some aspects like the kitchen counter is new but they put the old 1980's sink back in. The bathroom vanity is new but nothing else is. The room is surface clean but the bathroom had a distinct musty/mold smell. Loved having a sliding door to the balcony for fresh air but when closed the room smelled funky- dust, animal smell? The whirlpool tub is disgusting. Chipped, jets look like they haven't been cleaned in a while. Who uses these anymore, better to put in a large shower with multiple jets. Obviously the owners have expanded and spent money on the golf courses. They need to spend money on their hotel and the grounds. The front side of the hotel had beautiful flowers. The back side was weedy, concrete is broken..... we won't be staying here again

We stayed the night here because it was the cheapest appearing rate. Do be fooled by the additional taxes and fees that are applied ($30). Also the hotel is poorly laid out. So if need a room that you can get to with a cart... Tell them! Half of the rooms are not directly accessible with the elevator. Also for things to do; I am sure in the winter it great but the summera only attractions were the pool and the view Duringg the day.

5820 Shanty Creek Rd Bellaire MI

Hotel highlights

  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool and indoor pool
  • Fitness center
  • Business center

Located within a leisurely stroll of The Chief Golf Course, Summit Village is within a few miles (5 km) of Short's Brewing Company. This resort welcomes guests with conveniences like an outdoor pool, an indoor pool, and a fitness center. It's in central Bellaire and also within a 15-minute drive of Grass River Natural Area.


The onsite restaurant is perfect for a quick bite to eat.


The air-conditioned rooms feature kitchens with refrigerators and microwaves. Coffee makers, phones, and ironing boards are other standard amenities.

Property features

Summit Village features an indoor pool, an outdoor pool, and a fitness center. Front-desk staff are standing by 24/7 to assist with any requests. Additional amenities include a spa tub, a sauna, and conference space.

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Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

59% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 214 reviews