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Frequently Asked Questions

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How far in advance to have to book?
We advise that you try to make reservations at least 60 days ahead. Though we do take reservations    
        up to the last minute

Is a deposit required?
There is a deposit required with all reservations –about 1/3 of the total bill. 

What time is check in & check out?
Typical check in time is between 3:00 pm and 8:00 pm we ask that if you are arriving after 8:00 pm
that you call and let us know. We can do early check-in's of up to 1:30 pm with advance notice and
if you are arriving late, we can set you up with a self check in. 

What restaurants are included with the packages?
Depending on which package you purchase, we offer 42 restaurants that you can choose from they are: 

Alliance, Amical,   Blue Tractor, Boone’s Long Lake Inn, Bubba’s, Cousin Jenny’s (limited hours),
Crepes & Co. (limited hours), Dillinger’s Pub, Firefly Restaurant, Franny’s F-Que, Gaijin, Georgina's Taqueria,
Grand Traverse Pie Company, Harrington's by the Bay, Harvest, Hofbraus, J & S Hamburg, Kilkenny’s Irish
Public House, Little Bohemia, Mackinaw Brewing Co, Maddy’s Tavern 31, Mamu Lu’s, Midland Burger,  Milkweed,
Minerva’s, Mode’s Bum Steer, North Peak Brewing, Paesano’s Pizza, Pangea’s Pizza Pub,
Patisserie Amie & Chez Peres, Poppycock’s, Rare Bird Brew Pub, Red Ginger, Scalawags, Seven Monk’s Tap Room,
Sorellina, Slabtown Burgers, Slate, Sparks BBQ, State Street Grille, The Cooks’ House, The Dish Café, The Franklin,
The Good Bowl, The Tap Room Cider House, The Towne Plaza, The Workshop  Brewing Company, U & I Lounge,
Warehouse Kitchen +Cork, 

What type of fish is there in the lake? 
 Large and Small Mouth Bass, Northern Pike, Bluegill, Sunfish and Crappie

Is a Fishing License Needed?
 Yes – there are places to get a license within 3 miles of the facility.

Is there bait available nearby? 
 Yes there are several places nearby- directions are in the guest book in each room 

Is there Fishing equipment available? 
 We do provide basic equipment- poles, hooks and lures at no charge for guests

How far are we from the major attractions? 
 Downtown Traverse City - 15 minutes * Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes 35 minutes  
     * Turtle Creek Casino – 35 minutes * Vineyards- 35 minutes

Are there boats available? 
Yes, complimentary use of the kayaks, canoes and rowboats for registered guests. Life jackets are 
       provided as well.

I like parts of two different packages-can I combine them ?
Absolutely- we will customize any package – if we don’t have something you want in a package- ask – 
       we might be able to accommodate you. 

Are sheets and towels provided?
 All accommodations come with full linens and the Pines Nature Suite and the Anglers Nook come
     with cooking and serving dishes/utensils

Are there Grocery stores nearby? 
There are two within 3 miles 

Are there Restaurants nearby? 
There are 5 within 5 miles of the property as well we are only 15 minutes from downtown Traverse City 
        which is one of the top 10 Foodie towns in America!

Do Weekly rentals have to start on a certain day?  
 No – weekly rentals are 7 nights from your date of arrival- no specific start dates. 

Is there a Swimming beach? 
Not at the property, but there are beaches within 5 miles of the facility

Is there a Boat launch available? 
Yes –there is a launch on the other side of the lake and then you can tie up at the lodge's dock.

Are there barbecue grills available?
Yes, the Pines Nature Suite and the Angler's Nook  have gas grills and the main lodge has a charcoal       

                   grill - we provide all  the grilling utensils. 

Is there a minimum night stay required? 
Only on weekends from Mid June to Labor Day – we do make some exceptions to this for some 
       events. Call if you have a special request. 

Is breakfast included?
All accommodations come with a $10.00 gift card per person, for breakfast at a local restaurant for

each night you stay. Restaurant Options are: Dilbert's or Rico's.  Gift cards can be used for lunch or dinner
as well. 

Are there hiking and biking trails nearby?
 Yes, we are surrounded by 6000 acres of the Pere Marquette State Forest that has miles of marked 
        trails for both. 

How close are we to the snowmobile trails? 
         We are four miles to the snowmobile trails and you can get there without traveling down US 31.

Is there WI-FI Available?
    Yes, we have complimentary High Speed WI-FI for all guests.