We wanted something out of the way and off the beaten path. Woodland Motor Lodge fit the bill. We checked in after 7. The owner was there at the desk ready to help and answer any questions. She told us it was a family business and her son often helped at the desk after my traveling companion noticed the high tech mouse she was using. She said he worked the desk and played video games when it was slow. We thought that was a great idea.
The room was spacious and clean. It had two double beds, one in a cove across from the front door and the other on the wall to the right of the front door. We liked that because it is often uncomfortable sleeping in a bed right beside a co worker. It felt like we each had our own space.
The room contained a mini fridge, a microwave, coffee maker and supplies, a table with two chairs, one long dresser with the television on top and a tall dresser beside the bathroom. With all the furniture in the room, it was still very comfortable to walk around in. The bathroom had more than the normal amenities.
Outside the room was a picnic area and fire pit that we would have enjoyed if not for the rain. The Woodland Motor Lodge looked like a very nice place to spend a week Up North. It is a large place with a couple of single level buildings of rooms.
We were not far from the town of Grayling where there were plenty of places to eat. My companion and I choose to go to the grocery store and buy dinner and breakfast for the next morning. We did not inquire about breakfast in the Office because we would be leaving so early the next day.
I recommend the Woodland Motor Lodge to anyone that would like a nice quiet vacation in Grayling. It was very close to the Hartwick Pines State Park. Go and have fun discovering Michigan, then come back to a nice quiet motor lodge.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A clean, friendly family-owned and operated motel, cabins, and snowmobiling facility in the heart of the Northern Michigan Woods. We continue to operate the Woodland Motor Lodge as a clean, quiet family motel that has served its customers well for over forty years. We have many repeat customers, and we make many new friends every season. We are located centrally to outdoor activities including canoeing, fishing, skiing, and snowmobiling. ... more less
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