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Shanty Creek, Luxurious, 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath + spa

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 1/2 Bathrooms + Spa, Sleeps 12

Luxurious, 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath + spa condo at Trappers Lodge in the heart of the Summit Village at Shanty Creek Resort. New furniture, new carpeting, paint and wallcoverings. Master bedroom on lower level with large walk-in shower with 4 shower heads. Sleeps 12 people with all the comforts of home. Four new flat screen TVs and 5 new mattresses. Sofa sleeper adds space for 2 more people. Condo is slope-side with ski-in/ski-out convenience. Spa has a very large whirlpool tub and separate shower. The unit also has a very large fully-equipped kitchen, new appliances, granite counter tops, new cabinets and new tile floor. Full size washer/dryer. air-conditioning, central heat, cable TV, free wireless internet access. Daily Maid Service Included At No Extra Charge.

Shanty Creek is truly a Four Season Resort. In the winter you can enjoy skiing at one of the best resorts in the Midwest or explore one of the many other snow sports available on site.

In the spring, relax and unwind with a Spa Weekend. Shanty Creek has a Full service spa offering facials, mud wraps and very relaxing massages. Work off some of those winter pounds at the fitness center, then relax those muscles in the sauna or whirlpool hot tub. Let the kids enjoy one of the five heated indoor/outdoor pools. May starts spring golf, nature hikes and bird watching at nearby Grass River nature preserve.

In addition to golf, in the summer, as a guest, you are welcome to Shanty Creek's private beach club. On Lake Bellaire or nearby Torch Lake, you can enjoy boating, sailing,fishing, kayaking, canoeing, jet skiing, tubing and rafting. Nearby Jordan River provides fly fishing opportunities. Horseback ride through Shanty Creek's picturesque countryside or play a 4,500 acre GPS scavenger hunt game. Mountain bikes are available for rent as well as equipment for tennis. Weekend evenings, you can enjoy outdoor family movies under the stars. Shanty Creek is centrally located for a day trip to Traverse City/Mission Peninsula, Charlevoix, Petoskey, Mackinaw City and the Lake Michigan shoreline and Sleeping Bear Dunes, voted as the Most Beautiful Place in America by ABC News' Good Morning America.. Bring your corporate group to Shanty Creek for the Corporate Challenge Program team building or for your next corporate conference.

Fall brings cool, crisp weather perfect for fall golfing. Tree leaves turn colors and apple orchards open up in the nearby area. Take a day trip to the vineyards for wine-tasting in the Grand Traverse Bay area. In October, Schuss Mountain hosts weekend fall festivals, Oktoberfest and the haunted woods Visit the casinos near Traverse City or Petoskey or spend your days in the woods during Michigan's annual deer hunt.

Visit one of Shanty Creek's six dining venues, the Lakeview Restaurant and Lounge overlooking Lake Bellaire, Arnie's Grill, the LaVinga Italian Bistro, Weiskopf's Grill, Ivan's or Schuss Pub. Or venture out into the Chain-of-Lakes area and dine in one of the quaint little lake side towns.

More Details

Elaine and Mark Burns
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 29, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful time at the condo. It is was beautiful. We had great weather. We got lost on the way there and ended up going up some back roads to come into Shanty Creek. One was a dirt road and our church van got stuck a few times because the road was sandy. But we were able to get out just fine. So we had a relaxing weekend and ventured into Traverse City for a little shopping on Saturday. Thank you for allowing us to use the condo. We REALLY enjoyed it. As promised, we did pray for you and your health, your family too. Blessing to you!!
Oct 2011
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Bellaire Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Resort
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Split-System Air Conditioning
  • Split-System Heating
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • fax
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 4 - shower , jetted tub , Spa
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double
    Great Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Tastefully decorated and includes Television in every bedroom.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf
  • Golf Cart
  • Golf Clubs
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Hot Tub
  • Indoor Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Sauna
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Ipod docking station in every bedroom


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Shanty Creek, Luxurious, 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath + spa
average rating of 4.857143 based on 24 reviews

Nicely Updated Condo -

  • 3 of 5

This condo was nicely updated compared to most units in the Trappers Lodge area. It was very well stocked with dishes, appliances, spices, etc. We had plenty of space for our large group and the location was great.

The reason for the average review was that only one of the three bathrooms had hot water. We reported to the front desk (as they are the ones that manage the property) with this issue and a few other minor requests. The minor requests were taken care of, however, this issue was not resolved and no further communication as to when it would be or what was wrong. We emailed the owner after our stay but to this date have not heard back. With a group of 12 one useable shower was an extreme inconvenience. Just be sure to check and see if and how this issue was fixed. If so, I would highly recommend this condo.

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I apologize for the lack of service that you received on the maintenance issue which you had during your recent stay. The Resort is the property manager for our condo and they provide 24/7 maintenance for our unit, so there should not have been a problem. However, we have been considering an upgrade to the capacity of the hot water heater for some time and now it seems like it might be the time to go ahead and do that. But, after multiple phone calls to the resort over the past few days I can report that the hot water heater is currently in working order.
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Ski Retreat!!

  • 5 of 5

The room was as pictured and described! It was beautifully renovated and decorated with a nautical type theme, really neat! It was a perfect condo for our family of 6 and could certainly accommodate a few more. The location was great, a short walk over to the hotel and shops. It was a great slopeside ski in/ski out condo (for Summit Mtn Only). I bet it is just as great in the summer months! Hope to stay again in the future! Thanks again!

One thing to point out for skiers...The condo is indeed located slopeside atop the black lift on Summit Mtn, which is only open on the weekends after 5pm Friday (the open for skiing times is vague on shantycreek's website). With that said, you will have to drive or take the shuttle over to the main Schuss Mtn which is open daily. Therefore, the ski in/ski out convenience would not be available if Summit Mtn is not open. The two mountains also are not connected by lifts, meaning you cannot ski between the two mountains without having to drive or take a shuttle to one or the other.

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review. Unfortunately Shanty Creek has recently decided to keep the Summit Mountain slopes open for skiing only Friday night, Saturday and Sunday (excluding holidays). But you'll find the accommodations well worth the short, 3 mile drive to Schuss Mountain on weekdays. The lift tickets are for both mountains and are now available on-line at discounted rates.
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Loved it!!!!

  • 5 of 5

This condo was absolutely great!! Perfect location, extremely clean with every amenity possible. I've rented many condos on vacation and have never seen a kitchen so well stocked with everything you need. The daily cleaning service was fantastic as well! I would definitely recommend this condo to everyone I know. The owner had left a book with information on everything in the area. Wish we would have had more time here! Loved skiing at Schuss! Also went to Boyne--but had brand new equipment stolen during a restroom break. There had been several other incidents reported the same day, as well as several days prior. They must not want the business up there.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at our condo and hope to see you back again.
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Beautiful Condo for a weekend group getaway!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed in this condo over a weekend with 9 people total. I was pleasantly surprised that we did not feel cramped at all! (I think this was due to the layout and spaciousness of the condo)

I enjoyed the coziness of the condo, the fire pit in the back, the quite of the area, and the availability of many activities close by.

I strongly recommend checking out the wineries around Traverse City. They were maybe 45 minutes to an hour away, but well worth it.

Overall I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this condo and would definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Total Package

  • 5 of 5

I had an excellent stay. The rooms are very clean, exactly as pictured. The kitchen had every cooking supply you can think of. The beds were very warm and extremely comfortable. The balcony has a great view of the ski slope. I would love to stay here again!

  • Submitted: May 9, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Stay!

  • 5 of 5

This condo was very well kept and met our needs perfectly! There was plenty of space for our large group. It was a very short drive to the grocery store and the kitchen was ideal for making large meals with lots of hands in the cooking.

I also loved the view from the deck. Very nice overall. I would definitely recommend this condo to anyone looking for a place to stay in Bellaire.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
38 Miles
Cherry Capital Airport, Traverse City, MI
Nearest Ferry
140 Miles
Ludington, MI (seasonal)
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
M-88 Highway & Shanty Creek Road
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
private beach club
Car: recommended

This is truly a four season resort. In the winter Shanty Creek is well known as one of the best ski resorts in the Midwest. It has 46 alpine ski trails over both Summit Mountain and Schuss Mountain with a 450 foot vertical drop. It includes a new terrain park for snowboarders and 21K of Nordic ski trails. Other winter activities include snowmobiling, ice skating, tubing, snowshoeing, sleigh rides, dog sledding and ice fishing. In the summer, golf on one of Shanty Creek's 4 championship golf courses. Also, in the area is Shanty Creek's private beach club, indoor/outdoor heated pools, boating, fishing, kayaking, sailing, canoeing, jet skiing, tubing, fly fishing, horseback riding, mountain biking, tennis, movies under the stars and sightseeing on the Lake Michigan shoreline. Shanty Creek also offers a full service spa, with facials, mud wraps and massages, fitness center, sauna and whirlpool hot tub. Visit one of Shanty Creek's six dining venues or a restaurant in the nearby area

Golf: Golf on one of Shanty Creek's four championship golf courses. Walk to The Legend course designed by Arnold Palmer and the Summit course or take a 5 minute shuttle bus ride to Cedar River course designed by Tom Weiskopf and the Schuss course. Located nearby to the condo are two more golf courses, the Chief and Hawk's Eye.

Ski: Shanty Creek is well known as one of the best ski resorts in the Midwest. Shanty Creek has 46 Alpine ski trails over the Summit Mountain,Schuss Mountain and Cedar River. It includes a new terrain park that features a half pipe, rails,hits and jumps for snowboarders. Shanty Creek also has 21K of Nordic ski trails and every February is host to the 30K White Pine Stampede cross country ski race. On the property you can also enjoy ice skating, snow tubing, snowshoeing, sleigh rides and dog sledding. Spring skiing starts in March with Mardi Gras and the annual Slush Cup events.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees & Taxes break down into 9% Resort Fee, 5% Tourism Assessment and 6% State Sales Tax.
Rates are subject to change until the reservation is made.
Wire transfer of money is NEVER required and is PROHIBITED. Reservations accepted with a valid credit card only.

A credit card number will hold your reservation. Payment is then due at check-in at the Summit Lodge at Shanty Creek.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.