Shanty Creek Resorts

Imagine 5,000 acres of pure enjoyment possibilities..now imagine this same vast property, nestled among nature, yet still centrally located to all Northern Michigan has to offer. Imagine no more….this is Shanty Creek Resorts. 

To sum up all Shanty Creek has to offer would be difficult. There literally is something here for everyone, especially those with an active lifestyle. “Whatever you’re into, we’ve got you covered,” explains Chris Hale, Vice President of Sales & Marketing. “We offer some of the Midwest’s finest golf and skiing, but it goes far beyond that. There are hundreds of miles of nearby trails for hiking and biking and rivers and lakes for kayaking. Plus, we’re close to Traverse City, Charlevoix, and Petoskey, all with amazing dining, shopping, and more.” 

While Shanty Creek is central to the largest northern Michigan communities, it offers guests plenty to do on property too. In summer, visitors are drawn here for the exceptional golf. The resort features four unforgettable courses associated with some of the game’s greatest names, including Arnold Palmer and Tom Weiskopf. When the snow starts to fly, guests flock here for a wide variety of winter sports, including alpine skiing, cross country skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, fat tire biking, and more. Year-round guests are never without options either. Shanty Creek offers exceptional dining, with two full-service restaurants and a cozy café. Guests can get in a workout at the fitness center, cool off in the indoor or outdoor pool, or relax and rejuvenate with a full spa treatment. Shanty Creek accommodates families and groups of all sizes with over 400 lodging options—from single guest rooms to four-bedroom houses with room for 16 guests.  

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For all it offers, Shanty Creek often serves as a hub for families wanting to get a “true Up North” experience. “I recently overheard some young parents discussing their day,” Chris shares. “They had just returned from taking the kids to Mackinac Island. Tomorrow they were heading to Sleeping Bear Dunes. They were here long enough to enjoy a relaxing soak in the hot tub and get a great night’s sleep. They were loving it. That’s what we’re all about…offering guests options to experience this amazing place however they want.”