Spacious, Family-Friendly Resort with Lake and Mountain Views
No interior designer, no matter the budget, can compete with Mother Nature. As sumptuous as a recent multimillion dollar overhaul has made the lobby of Shanty Creek Resorts’ Summit Village Lakeview Hotel, the eye continually scans past the elegant chandeliers and luxe leather and velvet seating to take in sweeping views of the outdoors, visible through three levels of windows lining the western wall. Surrounded by miles of unspoiled hardwood forest sporting a patchwork pattern of autumnal colors, pristine Lake Bellaire glints in the sunlight. Guests of the resort enjoy out-the-door access to the water as well as to manicured golf courses and nearby ski slopes.
The rustic yet contemporary feel of the main lobby is echoed in the décor of standard rooms. A lattice-patterned carpet rests beneath two queen-size beds dressed in plush white linens. Framed floral prints adorn the textured walls, and colorful damask curtains frame a sliding-glass door leading to a private balcony or patio overlooking the lake. In bathrooms, walls covered in diamond harlequin wallpaper surround soaking tubs and modern granite sinks.
Back in the main lobby, The Lakeview Restaurant serves sophisticated cuisine complemented by picturesque views of the lake from floor-to-ceiling windows. A large wood-burning fireplace, built into a stone structure rising dramatically at the north end of the dining room, supplements the cozy warmth of table lamps. The kitchen prepares inventive regional fare such as niçoise meatballs and flash-fried calamari, and a handsome wooden bar beckons to diners who’d like to sip a cocktail or perform a rousing clog-dancing routine upon its surface. Summit Village Lakeview Hotel also houses an on-site spa offering detoxifying green sea-clay wraps and exfoliating chocolate-peppermint brown-sugar scrubs.
Bellaire, Michigan: Quaint Lakeside Village Abounding with Mountain Activities
In the winter, nearby Schuss Mountain attracts flocks of downhill skiers to slopes ranging from li’l runs for beginners to black-diamond trails for seasoned pros. Flagged NASTAR racing courses let skiers time their slalom runs or snowball-pitching speeds. Downhill-tubing sessions give non-skiers a chance to relish the rush of barreling down the mountain's north face.
Nestled in the hills 7 miles south of the hotel, the Grass River Natural Area encompasses lakes, a winding river, and rushing streams. Seven miles of walking trails meander through upland forests and floating sedges where bobcats, white-tailed deer, and great blue herons make their homes. In the quaint village of Bellaire, located about 3 miles north of Summit Village, artisan coffee shops abut independent breweries. Inside a gourmet deli, chalkboard menus announce 20 craft-beer specials, and live music and local artwork enhance the authentic flavor.
What You Get
For $74, a one-night stay for two adults and up to two kids in a standard room, valid through December 15, 2011
Or, for $90, a one-night stay for two adults and up to two kids in a standard room, valid December 16, 2011–December 25, 2011
Must travel by 12/15 or 12/25, depending on option purchased
Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts
Limit 2 per visit
Valid only for option purchased
5 day cancellation notice or fee up to Groupon may apply
5 days or more cancellation notice and $10 fee may apply
Subject to availability
Must be 18 or older to check in
9% resort fee per day and 11% tax not included
Rooms are non-transferable
Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
How To Book
Call Shanty Creek Resorts' Summit Village Lakeview Hotel by 12/25/2011.
Choose a valid date based on option purchased.
Mention your Groupon and provide your credit-card info.
Standard occupancy: Two
Maximum occupancy: Four
Adding occupants above standard: Additional occupants 18 and older may be added for $20 per night; additional children 17 and younger may be added for no charge.
Two queen-size beds
Private balcony or patio
Microwave and mini fridge
Check in: 6 p.m.
Check out: Noon
Resort fee includes: Entrance into spa and fitness center, in-room wireless Internet access, use of Summit Village Lakeview Hotel's computer center, use of resort's tennis courts, access to resort's weekly summer and winter activities, use of resort's hiking and biking trail, use of resort's disk golf course, in-room coffee and amenities, local newspaper (available at front desks), and "Creek Speak" resort publication
Rollaways: Available for an additional $20 per night
Smoking policy: No smoking inside the property
Pet policy: Pets are not allowed in Lakeview rooms.
Accessibility: Handicap-accessible rooms are available upon request during booking.
Room upgrades: Guests may upgrade to the Lakeview Slope View room for $10 per night or to the Lakeview king or studio room for $20 per night.
What It's Worth
For $74, a one-night stay for two adults and up to two kids in a standard room, valid through December 15, 2011 (up to $149 value)
Or, for $90, a one-night stay for two adults and up to two kids in a standard room, valid December 16, 2011–December 25, 2011 (up to $180 value)