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Chicago, il
Reviewed 24 August 2015

We stayed at Maple Lane Resort for a week and really enjoyed it. The window air conditioner kept the room very cool, and the bed was comfortable. The facilities are simple and clean, and we would go back, for what a great price/value it is. The free bikes to rent were old, so I would recommend you bringing your own...

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Maple L, General Manager at Maple Lane Resort, responded to this review

Thank you! I am glad to hear you had a great time. The bikes again...they are on the list to discuss with the owners at the end of the year. We have included some new ones in the stock at the beginning of the year, yet they tend to be used more often. We will be working to make those...

Momence, Illinois
Reviewed 24 August 2015

We chose this place because it had a pet-friendly room and access to Glen Lake. Our room was a first floor kitchenette room. When we opened the door, the first thing noticed were many stains on the outdated carpeting and less than inviting furnishings. The kitchenette was sparsely furnished, not adequate for anyone wanting to eat in or warm up...

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Maple L, General Manager at Maple Lane Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback! The kitchen has an assortment of utensils that should have been in there. We will check the stock of items, yet it would have been more helpful had you come to the front desk and checked. The carpet in the pet rooms has been on our list continually. We constantly keep up on the shampooing...

Lake Orion, Michigan
Reviewed 23 August 2015 via mobile

We stayed in the lower carriage house. When I booked online, I expected 2 beds plus the bunk beds. It was actually one bed in a bedroom with the bunk beds and the other bed was a couch/day bed. I had expected a bed and breakfast feel, however I was pretty disappointed with the interior. The interior is VERY VERY...

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Maple L, General Manager at Maple Lane Resort, responded to this review

The outdated look is what the owners go for in the step back in time part of the phrase. The other issues have been noted and are being dealt with though. The grout mold is supposed to be watched for. It appears from your post that they also missed the fridge. The bikes are a constant up keep that we...

Saint Joseph, Michigan
Reviewed 20 August 2015 via mobile

This resort is fun! I was impressed with the numerous complimentary bikes, kayaks, canoes and paddle boat. They even have life jackets! The lower carriage house is so cute with a kitchenette and plenty of room for a family of 5. ( sleeps 6). It has a nice slider to patio and patio swing. My kids had so much fun!...

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Maple L, General Manager at Maple Lane Resort, responded to this review

Thank you! We are very happy to hear you were able to enjoy your stay with us. The carriage house is a favorite among many. Hope to see you again!

Midland, Michigan
Reviewed 12 August 2015

We recently stayed in the Carriage House lower apartment with my daughter and grandaughter. The accommodations were great for the four of us with a separate bedroom, and full kitchen area. Maple Lane Inn is great for families, with the bonfires at night and the wonderful backyard area. We enjoy the quaintness of the room decor. We have been here...

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Maple L, General Manager at Maple Lane Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review! We look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 10 August 2015 via mobile

Great little spot. Nothing fancy as far as the rooms, but they're comfortable, have everything you need and if not, the staff here are very accommodating and more than happy to help out. Cute little commons area to have breakfast, great bonfire area out back, and gorgeous beach on Little Glen. What else could you need?

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Maple L, General Manager at Maple Lane Resort, responded to this review

Thank you, and glad you had a great time! We just can't say enough about our lake views and fun. There are lots of things to do out doors around here, that the rooms are not really what sells the area. Thank you again, and we hope to see you on your next trip!

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 5 August 2015

We've been to Glen Arbor a couple times and have been blessed to have stayed in some beautiful local resorts (Homestead, Crystal Mountain). This time we wanted to try something a little less...ummm, 'resorty', so we chose Maple Lane. We LOVED it! The location can't be beat - a quiet 5 minute walk to Little Glen Lake, equidistant to Glen...

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Maple L, General Manager at Maple Lane Resort, responded to this review

We are so glad to hear from you, and that you had a great stay! Now I am going to go hunting for that fruit stand, as this is the first I have heard about it. Maple Lane Resort prides itself in being a relaxed place to just unwind with the family , and get away from the "Rat Race"....

Reviewed 31 July 2015 via mobile

I was very skeptical because we have mainly stayed in name brand properties in the past, however I was pleasantly surprised by Maple Lane. The room was outdated but clean and comfortable, the window AC did a fine job. The bed was small but cozy and comfortable. The bathroom served it's purpose, despite being small and limited counter space. The...

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Maple L, General Manager at Maple Lane Resort, responded to this review

We are glad that you gave us a try. The wicker, not really sure what to say about that as it isn't a favorite of mine either. The owners have it in a couple of rooms for a reason. I would say that on your next stay ask for a room that doesn't have the wicker. The bonfire is a...

Reviewed 27 July 2015 via mobile

I found this place bc of their reviews and it's worth it! It's quaint and rustic. Only a 4 house walk to the water, which was picturesque! It's easy for kids to swim there bc it's very very shallow -- the deepest part is only 15 ft. At night they have a bonfire and you can by stuff for Smores...

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Maple L, General Manager at Maple Lane Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for the very kind words! The lake is a great view any time of the day. We all love to play on it as well, and it really helps to cool down during the hotter parts of the summer. The fire pit at night is a great favorite to sit around and talk, or just watch the stars....

Tampa, Florida
Reviewed 26 July 2015

We booked a last-minute room here during the height of the summer season based on the recommendation of another hotel owner. We had a basic hotel/motel room with some surprise amenities: toothpaste and men's body lotion, in addition to your basic soap and shampoo. The facility is located exactly halfway between Empire and Glen Arbor which makes it perfect for...

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Maple L, General Manager at Maple Lane Resort, responded to this review

Susie, We are always happy to hear from our customers. I hope you are staying cool in Florida. The electric in the lower part of the motel is out dated due to being built in the 1950's. There have been some additions for the AC units, and we are planning additional upgrades soon. I am really happy that you got...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
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  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Banquet Room
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Here at Maple Lane Resort, time stands still...Nestled in the splendor of wildlife and towering maple trees, Maple Lane Resort is a place of comfort and gracious hospitality. With our spectacular setting just off the shore of one of America's most beautiful lakes, along with the area's most vibrant landscape and year-round activities. We continue to be the destination of choice for travelers from all over the world. Come celebrate whatever your heart desires under a canopy of maple trees. Make an event out of any occasion here at MLR! We specialize in weddings &receptions, family reunions, corporate meetings, birthday celebrations, retreats, anniversary celebrations and many more! For wedding celebrations, we can make your long anticipated day more special here at Maple Lane Resort. Your reception will be set in a historic yet elegant early 1900s setting providing you with breath-taking scenery for pictures. We have worked with many caterers and other vendors throughout the local vicinity as well as statewide. They prepare their food freshly with care, style and attention to detail all while doing their best to use local foods. Amenities* 25 units including kitchenettes, standard motel rooms, king suites, guest suites & guest rooms. Most rooms accommodate 2 to 6 people.* Air-conditioning in all rooms* Free Seasonal Continental Breakfast* BRAND NEW Sealy Mattresses & 26' Flat Screens in all rooms* Free wifi in rooms and across the site. Private Beach on Little Glen Lake with a dock and moorings* Free use of Bikes, SUP, Canoes, and Kayaks* Volleyball Court & Horseshoe Pits* Bonfire Pit (wood is provided)* Grills & Picnic Tables* Recreation/Gathering Room with Kitchen. We also now have large banquet room available in the new pole barn. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Maple Lane Resort

Address: 8720 S Dorsey Rd, Empire, MI 49630-9715
Region: United States > Michigan > Leelanau County > Empire
Price Range: $56 - $65 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 25
Also Known As:
Maple Lane Hotel Empire
Maple Lane Resort Empire, Michigan
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  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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