Northern Michigan Log Home. Golf & Ski. 4BR + Loft, 3.5BA Sleeps 16
About Rick Schoonover
Avid skier, mountain biker, camper, sports car racer... overall adrenaline junkie!
Rick Schoonover purchased this House in 2002
Why Rick Schoonover chose Bellaire
We built our dream log home right on the nicest ski hill in Michigan.
What makes this House unique
Great for groups of people - especially if some ski and some don't; or if some golf and some don't; or if some want to sleep in and others are early risers... great home for friends and family to enjoy the beautiful Shanty Creek Resort - we overlook nothing except all of Michigan!
No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
Lots of room for all ages......great area! Could use more lighting ie lamps in bedrooms and living room! Actually process for obtaining property access and rental agreement could be less extensive ........! We had a great weekend and would return if the house hasn’t sold by next summer! 👌�
Great Location but Hot Tub was not available and we were not warned
We enjoyed the location! Right on the slopes but felt the owner was not on top of things regarding payments and repairs needed. Honesty and some refund for things that were not available would be preferred. It's a very expensive deal.
I'm glad that you enjoyed the location of our slopeside ski home. Unfortunately, mechanical things do break; and, our hot tub had an issue. We immediately got a repair person out there, and ordered the necessary parts; however, were unable to resolve the issue during the weekend. Whenever there is an issue we always offer our guests compensation by way of discounted or free nights during their next stay. As 60+% of our guests are repeat visitors this seems to be working. Linda, we'll happily offer you one free night with any normal stay in the future. Again, sorry that we had a mechanical issue - but, this is beyond our control.
Ski in ski out location was perfect.
Driveway was a bit challenging.
Wonderful place in the summer beautiful views and gorgeous house
Thanks for the kind words. We’re glad that you enjoyed your stay.
Clean, spacious and cozy!
Absolutely beautiful, clean home! The three levels is a huge plus when living with other families and children. The property was amazing, and the bonfire area was great!! Close to Torch Lake also! The home had everything we needed and more.
Plenty of room!
Plenty of room for our 4 family getaway! Inside was very comfortable, clean and homelike. We did have a few bug problems, ants and wasps but took care of that with available traps and sprays. Bedrooms and baths were all clean and well appointed. Hot tub while functional was only used once due to chemicals missing and the wasps. Our primary issue was the outdoor living spaces. Fire pit was unusable due to grass and weed growth as well as old broken furniture, part of which was placed in the fire pit, I guess that was a hint. Also, the deck was beautiful but no decent furniture to make it "liveable" to sit, relax or dine. Our secondary issue was the resort itself, this was no Crystal Mountain or Boyne. Both of these resorts are much nicer with upkeep, activities and amenities. Pool, unattended and small, was included but the fitness center was not. You couldn't walk or bike from the house due to the steepness of the driveways. Understood given its location but just FYI. With a few easy fixes, this could be a 4 or 5-star vacation property.
Thanks for your kind words. I’m glad that you had a nice stay. Yes, the wasps and bugs were inhabitants well before the resort came or we built out home. We do our best to keep them away; but, that’s part of the price that one pays to be a part of nature. There should be backup hot tub chemicals in the garage and I’ve instructed my cleaning gal to ensure that they are more visible – in the outdoor ski storage lockers near the hot tub. Also in the garage are 16 or 18 brand new lawn chairs for use on the deck. Perhaps you didn’t look in the garage? We keep them there so that they don’t weather too quickly; however, next summer I’ll ensure that they are out on the deck “for the season”. Great input. It also may have been a bit since our outdoor maintenance team cut back the area around the fire pit. I only wish that you had phoned or texted me during your stay as I could have dispatched someone immediately. As to Shanty Creek being “no Crystal Mountain or Boyne” I would say that’s a point for discussion. Personally, I prefer the less congested, friendlier atmosphere at Shanty Creek and Schuss Mountain. Especially in the winter when we have no lift lines and one can wait for 15 to 30 minutes just to get up the ski hill at the “better” resorts. The pool, unattended and small, was, I hope, big enough to enjoy and less crowded. I don’t believe that any of our advertisements or the resorts indicate that the fitness center is included… Shanty Creek is more about the outdoor experience of Northern Michigan than hitting a health club. Our web site states several times that “4WD is required due to the steepness of the hill” so I’m not surprised that you didn’t want to bike down the drive; but, it’s very walkable for those in good shape. Again, thanks for your input; and, in the future, don’t be shy – we address all guest concerns immediately (during your stay).
Considered the best location at Schuss Mountain in the Shanty Creek Resort - Directly on the Ski Hill... Ski-in/Ski-out. Great Vista Views in this private wooded setting. Never get cold... the fireplace is nice even in the summer and the bathroom and walkout level floors are heated! Just a short walk to the Shanty Creek resort pool and Golf Courses.
Once you stay in our ski-in / ski-out home you will never go back to off-mountain accommodations again. Allow the early birds in your group to get on the hill for first lift up while others sleep in. Stop by for hot coco or a dip in the hot tub between runs.
Centrally located, Shanty Creek is only 20 minutes from Boyne Mountain, and 45 minutes from Traverse City. Enjoy a sunset over Torch Lake (only 15 minutes away and voted one of the ten most beautiful lakes in the world). Enjoy downtown Alden. Sail on Lake Bellaire, or collect Petoskey Stones on the Lake Michigan shoreline. Charlevoix is only 30 minutes away.
Golf: Four golf courses in the Shanty Creek Resort: The Legend, Cedar River, Schuss Mountain and the Summit. Close to Boyne's Monument, The Bear, Hawkseye, The Chief and more.
Ski: Ski-in / Ski-out home directly on Schuss Mountain's Chicken's Choice Ski Run. Best location in the resort; possibly the best ski home in Michigan!