Warm and inviting, great location and view are some of the wonderful comments from guests who have stayed in our condo. Updated and beautifully furnished lower level condo is in a prime location with a great view overlooking the ski slopes and gently rolling hills at the Summit at Shanty Creek Resort, a walkway away from the main lodge and Lakeview Dining Room, overlooking Lake Bellaire, pools, golf courses and tennis courts. Close to loading/unloading zone, so not far to walk with your gear and no stairs to climb.
The living room features two sofas, one a queen size pull out sofa, so the unit can sleep 6, dining table with six chairs, flat screen TV. A fully equipped kitchen and a beautiful fireplace (wood provided) create a wonderful family ambiance for this condo . Two spacious, colorful and bright bedrooms, with 2 full size very comfortable plush top beds and a private bathroom in each, reading chair and flat screen TV. Private spacious deck. Come and enjoy!
Spring/Summer Activities: There is something to offer for all the family. Golf one of four championship courses that wind throughout the villages, driving ranges, practice putting greens (Goofy Golf Thursday at Summit green), tennis, disc 'frisbee' golf, miles of bike trails (rentals available), paved walking paths thru woods, hiking with guided tours on Wednesday, GPS scavenger hunts, bonfires with storytelling, indoor/outdoor pools (towels provided in pool area), hot tubs, fitness center and spa, day camps for children with activities including swiming, crafts, hiking, fishing, field trips. Babysitting service available. Weekend outdoor movies under the stars with family lawn games before movie. Enjoy Shanty's private beach club on Lake Bellaire with great sandy beach for swimiming in pristine water. Relax on lounge chairs, picnic tables, grills for cookouts, kids playground, volleyball, basketball, horseshoes. A great place to spend the day. Great restaurants from elegant to casual.
Off-site summer activities: Take a day trip to Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes or Mackinaw Island. Old Mission Peninsula has five wineries, with tours. Traverse City for shopping, mini golf, beaches, Cherry Blossom Festival in July, Great Lakes Children's Museum. Horseback riding, hiking and fly fishing at Ranch Rudolph se of Traverse. Casinos in Traverse and Petosky. Charlevoix has beaches (look for Petosky stones), shopping, restaurants (best whitefish dinner at The Villager across from the marina), Venetian Festival in July. Look for Earl Young 'storybook' homes off Lakeshore Drive. There are marinas on Lake Bellaire with pontoon, jet ski, kayak and canoes available for rent. The Grass River at the south side of Lake Bellaire is wonderful for pontoons, kayaks and canoes, and joins Clam Lake. Movie theaters in Bellaire, bowling, mini golf, shopping. Horseback riding close by. Jordan Valley Outfitters for canoe/raft excursions. Avalance bay indoor waterpark thirty minute drive.
Ski/Winter Activities: For skiers and snowboarders, the resort has 52 runs on two mountains (12 at Summit). There is a terrain park with rails, jumps, boxes, etc. and a bigger and better halfpipe. Kids full day lessons available which include lunch and snacks (half day programs also available). Magic carpet for beginners. Ski, snowboarding even racing lessons are available. Ski, snowboard, snowshoe rentals availalable. Cedar River has a five lane extreme tubing park. Miles of groomed cross country trails. Saturday night sledding party, make s'mores by the bonfire, Saturday dog sled rides, weekend horse-drawn sleigh rides, outdoor heated pool, Free shuttle service between villages will pick-up and drop off at your door. Shanty/Schuss is best known for its family appeal to all ages. Some of the best snowmobile trails in lower Michigan are within easy access of the resort. There is a snowmobile club in Mancelona. Snowmobile rentals available locally