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Charlie Ross
12-06-2009, 10:52 AM
I am looking to head to the UP of Michigan the middle of January. I have never been snowmobiling there before. I am looking for suggestions on a nice resort I can stay at. I am planning to bring my family of 4 but I want to pick a resort nice enough that if my wife and daughter decide to stay back a day they have stuff to do. I am driving from Minneapolis so the closer the better. Any suggestions ?

zrgrl
12-06-2009, 11:26 AM
The Houghton, South Range area is nice to stay in. You can ride north or south from there and still have a good ride either way you go. We've stayed at the Wild Life Refuge cabins last year. Dave and Lori are great the cabins are clean and warm. I've heard good things about Krupps, never stayed there though. This year we are staying in Land O Lakes at the Wind Drift Resort. I think you'll have a great time no matter where you stay the hospitality up north is so welcoming, plus when there is snow on the ground who can have a bad time!!!

jgrams
12-06-2009, 02:31 PM
Check out Peppermill Lodging in Rockland.

http://www.peppermillrentals.com/

bladeguy
12-06-2009, 03:43 PM
How old are the kids? Usually a pool is the ticket! Silver City - it was the best western - may have changes. Houghton/Hancock will have stuff to do.

indybru
12-06-2009, 09:24 PM
Maybe more specifics. If downhilling skiing is of interest their are several ski resorts that would also have pools, in the Western U.P. Big Powderhorn and Indianhead would come to mind maybe Blackjack. They are in Bessemer, Wakefield Michigan. They would be closer to Minnesota.

supermario1
12-06-2009, 10:30 PM
the american inn in calumet is awesome. indoor pool for the kids. it also has a great free breakfast.

limey
12-07-2009, 05:32 AM
I am looking for suggestions on a nice resort I can stay at. I am planning to bring my family of 4 but I want to pick a resort nice enough that if my wife and daughter decide to stay back a day they have stuff to do.
Given you live in Minneapolis, I thought I might offer some comparisons. The U.P. doesn't really have any nice full service resorts like those in Brainerd (Madden's, Cragun's, Grand View Lodge) or the Bluefin on Lake Superior. In general, the U.P. is a bit more rustic but they also receive a ton of snow.

If I were taking a family of four to the U.P., I would stay in Hancock at the Ramada Inn (http://www.ramadahancock.com/) if you require a swimming pool or at Bridge View Cabins (http://www.bridgeviewcabins.com/page2.htm) if you want a bit of privacy. Hancock / Houghton offers skiing and shopping nearby. I would also only ride mid-week with a family. It gets really busy on the weekends.

snowracer
12-07-2009, 07:55 AM
Ok were you want to go is white pines lodge in christmas mi. The web site is http://www.whitepinelodgeonline.com/. You realy cant beat this place. It offers a 24 gas station on site (very nice to have that) a great resturant across the street were you cook you own steaks (how cool is that)! A casino next door, pool and great trails. There is a trail there thats 40 miles long, straight and like only 5-6 stops the hole way. Can you say wide open! If you in to that kind of thing! Its prices are very reasonable. Cheak it out! We will be there dec. 18th, see ya!!!
P.S. hairy side up!!!

lenny
12-07-2009, 08:31 AM
parkview in twin lakes, great snow, nice pool, hot tub, sauna, restaurant, bar, gas across the street at Krupp's mini mart (food at krupps is awesome)

You can sled out of that area different directions

homer2210
12-07-2009, 09:08 AM
Try Ellis Lodge in Trout Lake, very nice places and can accomodate a large group.

http://www.exploringthenorth.com/ellis/lodges.html

Try this website for lodging in the UP.
http://www.exploringthenorth.com/mich/mich.html