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Summit Village

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Got the hair of the dog package with golf and lodging and Carrie and Marc upgraded us to the third floor overlooking Lake Bel Air and the ski area was a fantastic Roomwith a cathedral ceiling very large Rome good beds and pillows although a small TV but we were able to watch the Michigan Michigan State game Saturday night October 7, 2017. Although this building I believe was built by Hilton back in the 60s it is in very good shape and a gorgeous setting we arrive Saturday evening and there were three weddings. So it was busy but we got registered very quickly and thanks to Mark and Carrie we were upgraded on our reservation with the package with golf on the legend to wait third floor floor room overlooking Lake Bel Air which was fantastic with a nice overhang deck. You can tell when I place is Built well because the floors do not make a noise and they are solid and although I am 6'7" and the bathroom is only about 7 foot but still it was OK and upgraded with the granite countertop. The TV was high definition may be a 36 inch but showed the Michigan and Michigan State game very well The golfing was great and I reported on that on another side the legend and my wife enjoyed it tremendously and it is a very large room and like I said the views are super. The breakfast at the Lakeview is very good with a buffet and kudos to the omelette maker I ate two of them and I did not need me to any lunch a great day and a great time and a great golf package for $69 each hair of the dog package

The condos in Shanty Creek have some age on them, and the restaurants are not gourmet food, but the area is beautiful, the golf is great, and the location is wonderful for I would rate Shanty Creek a winner. We stayed in a condo in Summit Village. It was the lower unit in a 3 high building....the middle was at parking lot level, we walked down to ours, and it was up to the upper level. The view was better the higher you went, but we were fine, with a large lawn, condos, woods and lake in the background. Our unit was old, but decently kept up and outfitting. It could have used brighter lights in the kitchen and bathroom. The stove was newish and the kitchen was well outfitted. There was a dining table for 4, an easy chair and a new leather sofa. There was a wood fireplace, and plenty of firewood, but no matches or kindling, so we had to buy a butane firestick and fat lighter in town. We had a fire almost every night. The bathroom was, old, but there was plenty of hot water and the towels were ok. The bad was pretty good. There were a couple of restaurants or grills associated with Shanty Creek...the one at the Lakeview Hotel was the fanciest, but we didn't eat there. There was a casual pizza/pasta place in Summit Village which was ok. It is about an 6 minute drive to Bellaire, and there are a few other places there. There are 5 golf courses nearby......three really good and two pretty good. We used Shanty Creek as a base for exploring...we visited Charlevoix, Petosky, Harbor Springs, Traverse City ahd spent overnight on Mackinac Island. All in all, a good place to stay.

The facilities are old and are reminiscent of the 1970's, but the rooms and hotel are kept clean. It was nice to have a restaurant available in the lodge for dining and had wonderful views! We stayed in the spring but I'm sure the views are spectacular in the fall with the colors or in the winter with the snow.

08/25-27/2017 ( 2 night stay) We went for Balloons over Bellaire. The hot air balloons lifted off from behind the outdoor pool. Nice clean room. Pleasant staff. Room with a balcony and an incredible view. Plus we could watch the balloons launch from our room balcony. For dinner we walked over to Sarducci's Creekside, which was on the resort's premise. Good pizza. Abigail was great. The restaurant was busy. There was seating inside & outside. Nice atmosphere. the lemon cake dessert was very good.

Went to golf at the Legend. Great place to stay and a wonderful golf course. Service at motel and restaurants was wonderful. Staff is outstanding. Room was great and comfortable. Will be returning. Would highly recommend for anyone looking to get away and playing golf or for a weekend getaway.

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.

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 219 reviews