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THINGS TO DO - Bellaire & Shanty Creek / Schuss Mountain

The Bellaire area is one of Michigan's most beautiful regions. For years, families have enjoyed skiing, hiking, golfing and boating in this area. Our vacation properties are in the middle of it all....  
  • Four world-class golf courses in the Legend, the Chief, Cedar River and Schuss Golf courses.  

  • The quaint town of Bellaire, with boutique shopping and antiquing, friendly smiles, great restaurants, and the famous Short's Brewery!

  • Great dining choices - from the beautiful vista from the Lakeview Resturant to the casual dining at the River Bistro in Shanty Creek's Cedar Village!  And don't forget the "apres-ski" scene at the famous Ivan's Mountainside Cafe.  Also try Sarduccis and the Shanty.

  • Two spots for great skiing: the renowned Schuss Mountain (53 ski and snowboard runs) and it's little brother Summit Mountain (skiing, snowboarding and the family-friendly Alpine Tubing Park)

  • Glacial Hills Pathway and Natural Area:  32 miles of mountain biking, hiking and winter sports for all ability levels

  • Fall color splendor that's the most scenic in Michigan.  Schuss Mountain offers chairlift rides to the top to get a view you'll never forget

  • Torch Lake, Clam Lake and Lake Bellaire are all only a 10 minute drive.  There, you can enjoy swimming for the day, playing on the sandbar, boating, fishing, etc.

  • Kayak and Mountain Bike Rental at Paddles and Pedals, Bellaire (

  • When you stay with us, use of the Summit Village indoor pool and hot tub, as well as the heated outdoor pools at Schuss are included

  • Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing trails are right outside your door

  • Dogsledding 

  • In the middle of lots of Up North destinations: 35 minutes to Boyne Mountain, 45 minutes to Traverse City, 45 minutes to Petoskey, 40 minutes to Gaylord, 45 minutes to Charlevoix


When you book your vacation with us, we'll be sending you a TON of awesome area info we've compiled on our favorite things to do around here.  This will include tips on great area restaurants, the best beaches, activites, equipment rentals - just about everything else you might need to help you plan a vacation your family will never forget! 






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