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Reviewed 17 February 2013 via mobile

We stayed here because of the location. the room was so dirty you had to sleep with 1 eye open..the shower was crumbling down and full of mold. there was feces splattered on the walls around the toilet and the bathroom sink did not drain. of course the refrigerator is not plugged in and it is full of mold and...

5Thank TheDeluxes
raysretreat10, Owner at Ray's Retreat Country Inn, responded to this review

It is a fact of life that we cannot please everyone. It saddens us that someone this unhappy would not have said anything to us. We would have been offered to remedy her complaints. I don't understand why anyone would stay THREE nights in such conditions, and turn in the key without saying one word to either my husband or...

Bay City, MI
Reviewed 1 January 2013

Upon first glance, Rays Retreat appears to be like any other roadside inn. But once you look at everything, its a homey, pleasant place with extremely friendly owners that will do anything and everything to make sure your stay with them is comfortable. Every morning they serve a hot breakfast (homemade) between 7:30-9:30 included with every room which gives it...

2Thank jrp0629
Cass City
Reviewed 5 August 2012

Stayed one night to attend family reunion in Gaylord. Liked being on the back side, away from road noise. Back side has a friendly gathering area around a campfire plit with adequate seating. Bird feeders. Really good place to have a group gathering. Quiet.

Thank George H
Detroit, Michigan
Reviewed 23 February 2012

Very friendly staff, you'll be in good company for breakfast. No maid service, a little on the rough side of things. The newer addition is more modern and accomodating. The owner is currently updating the original building. Dog friendly, group campfires in summer.

Thank Christopher H
Management response:

We apreciate each and every person who comes to stay with us. We have been working to update the downstairs rooms. We always advise customers who choose to stay in a downstairs rooms that these are the 'retro' rooms. Due to being older rooms they are smaller and 'dated'. We always strive for clean rooms. We would ask any customer...

Reviewed 17 July 2011

this was our first vacation in 27 years without kids,very happy we chose rays.thank you mike and ann

2Thank sueandlarryelyria
White lake
Reviewed 30 June 2011

I stayed at rays for a golf outing. I stayed in the old part. All of my friends stayed at the Hampton inn. I will never stay at rays again. The room was dirty. The bed was like sleeping on a sheet of plywood. The shower was just old. Like a old prison bathroom. If you need to check out...

1Thank Wickedwood
Reviewed 12 January 2010

room was dirty. i would have gone elsewhere but was too tired to drive anymore.

1Thank gramma53
Reviewed 18 December 2009

The owners and operators of Rays Retreat and Country Inn are very friendly and the atmosphere is awsome with lots of parking. I stayed there for a snomobile trip. We stayed upstairs in the newer part, the rooms could of used a vacuming as the were dead flies on the floor and under the bed. The breakfast in the morning...

Thank Snomobiler
tampa florida
Reviewed 13 August 2009

Definately take a newer upstairs room, the downstairs rooms are the pits. The owner is as friendly and hospitable as they come, but lazy. He will not empty your garbage, you must take it out yourself. He will seldom vacumm or clean sinks etc. You will not get anything near traditional maid/room service. If you leave the A/C on, he...

Thank owoeisme
Reviewed 22 May 2009

If you are looking for a snowmobile friendly place this is the only place to stay!! When they say free breakfast they mean a good hot one that keeps you going all day. You can't beat Mike and Ann Ray, They make you feel like part of their family and if you want a trip on the trails just ask....

Thank tiggerTiffin

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  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Refrigerator in room
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Additional Information about Ray's Retreat Country Inn

Address: 9311 Old 27 South, Gaylord, MI 49735
Region: United States > Michigan > Otsego County > Gaylord
Number of rooms: 12
Also Known As:
Country Inn Gaylord
Gaylord Country Inn
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“Avoid room on 1st floor.”
 of 5 bubbles plzmonte, 23 Jan 2017 | Read review
“I didn't see the upper room but apparently they are in better shape as they were built in the 90's”
 of 5 bubbles lar3313, 6 Jul 2014 | Read review
“Inspect the room before final payment. Even of you have reserved it, if it isn't clean then dispute it with the credit card company.”
 of 5 bubbles YellowTriker, 6 Jul 2014 | Read review
“Stay on the back side (East)”
 of 5 bubbles GeorgeH351, 5 Aug 2012 | Read review
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