by Jeff Bogle
Situated 10 miles from town, in the heart of the Hiawatha National Forest, the Timber Ridge Motel Suites is the ideal spot for families looking to achieve authentic rustic U.P. living while visiting the Munising area. Each of the suites at the Timber Ridge have a queen bed in a bedroom and a queen size pull out sofa sleeper in living area with extra cots available for larger families. All suites also include linens, a dining room table, Dish Network TV, refrigerators, toasters, microwaves and coffeemakers. There’s a deck overlooking the lake to suit your fresh brewed coffee in the morning before starting a day of hiking, biking, horseback and ATV riding. For big families and/or reunions, there’s a four-bedroom lodge on the shore of Honey Lake with extra sleeper sofas, two bathrooms, a fireplace and a fully equipped kitchen. On site is a sauna and rec room with a billiards table, free usage of boats, Wi-Fi and parking for your sport vehicles.
Our Editor Loves
- Large suites
- Recreation room with pool table
- Natural outdoor location
- Horse Back Riding
- Water Sports
- Family Room 5+
- Free Wi-Fi
- Game Room
by William C
I read the earlier reviews so was prepared. Called ahead to ensure someone was there to great us. They provide coffee, a coffee maker, and a microwave. There are a few paper plates and styrofoam bowls. Place was clean, good hot water, and Wi-Fi. There is a sweet balcony and a couple of chairs overlooking Lake Hovey. 15 minutes into Munising. Great value.
Something I wish I had known before booking: The entire lake behind the property is only 1ft to 2ft deep (maybe 2 feet deep). We row-boated and paddle-boated the entire lake, and it has a 100% mucky bottom (sink to china mucky), and we frequently bottomed out. As such, we did try fishing with mostly top water and with some spoons, but did not see a fish, and had a grand total of two bites for 3 lengthy evening trips around the lake. So do not stay here for the fishing, and do not even think about swimming here.
Aside, from that the owners were outstanding people, and our room was super clean. There were hummingbirds by the dozen right outside our door at all times of the day. Incredible white geese on the lake, and the deer we seen seemed tame almost. The rates were great, and not complaints. I would not stay here again though, as I was disappointed in the lake quality & lack of usefulness.