Go Back in Time

Ellis Lake Resort is known for its cute, cozy, authentic log cabin lodging built in 1939. We are a step back in time when life was simple. If you love being in nature then you will love us.

Go Back in Time

Ellis Lake Resort is known for its cute, cozy, authentic log cabin lodging built in 1939. We are a step back in time when life was simple. If you love being in nature then you will love us.

FULLY-EQUIPPED
KITCHEN AREAS

BATHROOMS WITH
SHOWERS

TOWELS AND
LINENS

PRIVATE GRILL &
FIREPITS

Better than Glamping

Our Logrooms are like your basic motel room…small refrigerator, microwave & coffee maker, bath with shower, no kitchen.

There are no TVs except for the Chalet, Willow and Redbud Lodge. All of the log cabins have fully-equipped kitchens and bathrooms with showers. We also supply linens and towels. Some of the cabins feature Franklin woodstoves, and each has a private outdoor yard area with a picnic table, chairs, charcoal grill, and campfire pit.

WE ARE OPEN YEAR ROUND INCLUDING THE HOT TUB!

Featured Cabins

Beyond our standard cabins, we have 3 larger units that are perfect for family reunions, local events, or wedding parties.

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Location, Location, Location

We are centrally located South of Traverse City, Michigan. Our resort is on Ellis Lake and we’re surrounded by other lakes, including being 30 miles from Lake Michigan.

8440 US 31 S, GRAWN MI 49637

What our Guests Think

Slice of Heaven

My husband and I stayed at the Red Bud with another couple for a kid free weekend and had a wonderful stay. We are already planning our next trip back! The cabin was exceptionally clean. Plenty of clean towels and linens.

Veronica

Hidden Gem

Ellis Lake Resort is a true hidden gem. We got married next door at Bluebridge Events Center, and rented out the entire resort for our bridal party. The cabins are a 5 minute trail walk from the venue, so it made for a wonderful “summer-camp” type experience.

Annie

Lake Living

My husband and I spent 2 nights and 3 days for a get away and some fishing with our dog. When we arrived to the doghouse cabin there was freshly baked cookies and flowers on the table. The cabin was very nice for 2 people and a dog.

Myrna

Established in 1939

Steve and Becky Johnson, are the proud owners of Ellis Lake Resort! We purchased the resort in July 2009 with the desire to continue to carry on the legacy of this wonderful 1939 rustic vacation destination in Northern Michigan.

Get Away Up North

Book one of our rustic cabins and enjoy all that Northern Michigan has to offer. You will find a new peace-of-mind at our private resort located on a private lake that is surrounded by state land.