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Event Options

Banquet Hall

Banquet Hall

Timber Ridge would be thrilled to host any family, group, wedding, church, office or other gathering or event. With our indoor banquet facility and outdoor tents, we can help create any atmosphere you’ll love, whether it’s a casual or elegant affair. With our gorgeous wooded setting we can help you customize just the event you’re hoping for.

Our onsite cabins and campsites means that your guests can stay right on the property. Many area hotels are just minutes away if that is your guest’s preference. With Timber Ridge, you have all you need to set up a successful event! Just call (231) 947-2770 to discuss your options, or contact us via the Venue Rental Form.

We do allow, on an individual basis, free use of the banquet facility and kitchen for large RV Rallies or group campouts.

Call (231) 947-2770 or email TimberRidgeResort.net to explore your options.

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Banquet Facility

A perfect place for group gatherings, weddings, reunions, birthday parties, corporate parties and retreats, or graduation parties, Timber Ridge features an uncommon, natural environment for its group events. Hold your event in the log-cabin setting of the banquet facility (seats up to 170), cozy and intimate lodge (for up to 50 guests) or the natural surroundings of the woods in an outdoor tent (seats up to 250).

With an abundance of group activities, sports, games, accommodations, two kitchens and environment suited for festive celebrations and events, Timber Ridge is the perfect host venue. Planners can schedule events of different varieties, whether they are casual barbecues under the sun or formal occasions of rustic elegance.

Many packages are available that can compliment your event type. Call Timber Ridge Resort today to discuss your almost-limitless options.

Weddings

Who wouldn’t love a wedding in the woods!  Regardless of budget, Timber Ridge Resort can help you create a wooded wonderland setting for your wedding.  Our property features:

  • Charming covered bridge with creek and pond for intimate wedding ceremonies and photographs
  • Banquet facility seats up to 170 guests
  • Outdoor tents will seat up to 250
  • Large kitchen—cater your own wedding or hire a professional, the choice is yours!
  • Timber Ridge allows wedding parties to bring in their own alcohol; just remember, if you plan on serving drinks you must retain a professional bartender to serve.

Call Timber Ridge at (231) 947-2770 to discuss your options and pricing.

Schools & Sport Teams

Timber Ridge Resort has long hosted sports teams and classrooms. Its wooded location and variety of activities is perfect for students of all ages. With over 200 campsites and 38 cabins, guests can enjoy team building exercises, training and hands-on educational classes for extended stays or simple overnights.

There are dozens of group activities, sports and games for planners to select from, or choose from packages that offer a more simplistic approach to planning your event.

Whether your group is the younger “playground” set or high school soccer team set on winning the state championship, Timber Ridge is the location perfect for your outing or camp. Call today to schedule your retreat.

Group Events

Plan your special occasion in the rustic elegance of Timber Ridge Resort’s natural wooded setting.

Whether you are planning a casual family reunion, an RV rally, or a club outing, Timber Ridge can set the tone you desire.

With plenty of cabins and campsites, your group can team build, prepare and eat meals, and sleep all without leaving the property.

Meeting & Business Retreats

Timber Ridge Resort hosts company meetings, parties and retreats of all sizes. The intimate setting of the natural, log-cabin banquet facility (seats up to 170) is ideal for important meetings, social events and/or team building. With outdoor tents, take your employees outside for a more casual, contemporary retreat. Our many activities and an extensive, wooded trail system can add an original and entertaining element to any company event that you plan to schedule.

Timber Ridge offers the ability to hire your own caterer or schedule a barbecue of your own. Audio visual equipment and wireless internet access are also available. On-site cabins and campsites offer companies an uncommon location for overnight team building and corporate retreats. A variety of Traverse City attractions, restaurants and activities are just minutes away, adding diversity to any structured retreat.

The options are almost limitless and Timber Ridge will work with you to design a unique personality for your event or meeting.

Tent Rental

Our tents can be customized to suit your event and party size.

We have standard white canopy tents with or without sides, green and white canopy tents, white pole tents, and white high peak tents.

Tents can be assembled side by side so that they can accommodate as many people as you need fit.

Event Rental

At Timber Ridge, we want your event to be a success whether it’s a corporate event, wedding, group event, graduation or birthday party. We offer a variety of items to help achieve just the right environment:

Multiple Outdoor Tent Sizes and Shapes  •  Tent Side Panels  •  Tent Heaters  •  Outdoor Fire Pit  •  Round and Rectangular Tables  •  White  Folding Chairs  •  Table Linens  •  Kitchen  •  Pull Down Screen  •  PA System w/Microphone  •  Audio/Mixer PA  •  Extra Large (2′ x 5′) Gas Grill  •  18″ x 5′ Charcoal Grill  •  Keg Cooler with Tap  •  Wireless Internet in some areas  •  Bike Rentals  •  Dog Park  •  Pool Passes  •  Bicycle Terrain Park  •  X-Country Ski and Snowshoe Rental

2017 Price List

We’re happy to work with you to locate items that we may not offer, and we’ve worked with professional caterers, photographers, etc., and can provide some recommendations if you need our help.

If there is something you need that isn’t on this list, let us know and we’ll work with you to insure it’s here for your event.

Just call us to book your space and coordinate specifics! 231-947-2770

Frequently Asked Questions

Cabins & Camping FAQs

Q. What time is check in and check out?

A.  You may check in to your site or cabin rental at 3:00pm. Check out for cabins in 11 am, campsites may check out at noon.

Q. I have a pop-up trailer. Can I still camp at your park?

A.   We allow all types of rigs, no matter the shape or size. Campers come in RVs, Fifth Wheels, pop-ups and tents to visit our park, so please feel free to join us!

Q. Is your park “big rig and slide-out friendly”?

A.   Yes, our sites are very spacious and can accommodate large RVs up to four slide-outs comfortably. Please mention slides at time of reservation so that we place you in a size appropriate site!

Q. Do you have full hookup? 50-amp sites?

A.   We have full hookup sites; 50 and 30 amp sites; and sites with just water and electric. We do not have rustic sites. Most of our campsites are pull-throughs, making your parking job a lot easier!

Q. Can I bring my dog?

A.   Yes. Timber Ridge Resort is pet friendly, but we ask that you notify us in advance if you will be bringing your pet. Please do not leave your pet unattended, and please be a responsible pet owner and clean up after your furry friend.

If you are staying in a cabin, there is an additional $10/dog fee.

Q. Are you offering any special rates?

A.   Check out our home page for the most updated deals or special event weekends.

Q. What if I run out of propane or kitchen staples?

A.   We have a propane-filling station and a camp store on site. Our store carries kitchen necessities and food, firewood, gadgets, RV accessories, gifts and other merchandise. We also have a goody shoppe with tasty treats and savory eats. Just visit the lodge and we’ll set you up with what you need!

Q. Can I stay overnight in the park in the winter months?

A.   Even though we may have snow, our cabins and bath houses are fully winterized. We have access to fantastic cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snowbike riding, and snowmobiling – right from your cabin’s front door! Enjoy our off-season rates and bring the crew for a special winter stay!

Q. Can I have visitors and/or overnight guests? Is there a charge?

A.  Guests are allowed to visit and spend the night. Guests must check in at the front desk in the lodge and pay a small fee of $5.00 each.

Q. I have a huge family, and we’d love to host our annual reunion at Timber Ridge. Is this possible?

A.  Timber Ridge would be thrilled to host any family, group, church, office, or other gathering or event. With our banquet facility and outdoor tents located in a gorgeous wooded setting, we can help to create any atmosphere you’ll like, whether it is a casual or elegant affair. Your guests can stay right on property in one of our cabins or in their own RV or Fifth Wheel. Just call (231) 947-2270 to discuss your options.

Q. After a long day of fun, I sometimes don’t feel like cooking. Is there a nearby restaurant or pizza delivery?

A.  Our goody shoppe features sweet treats like ice cream and candy, and traditional refreshments like nachos, pizza and chicken tenders. We’re also just minutes from local restaurants—all with delicious dishes! Stop by the lodge to grab a quick bite or for menus and valuable coupons. Or, skim through the front desk’s concierge book. There are even restaurant ads on your park map, so we’re sure you’ll find a great meal option.

Q. When I’m on vacation, I like peace and quiet. Is this the park for me?

A.  Bordering the Pere Marquette State Forest allows for a peaceful atmosphere. We do offer families an assortment of activities, however we also understand that not all of our guests want to participate. If you would prefer to stay overnight in a site that is more remote, just let us know when you make your reservations. We will do our best to make sure that you are satisfied with your site location.

Lodge & Banquet Facility FAQs

Q. I’d like to hold both my wedding ceremony and reception at Timber Ridge. Can you accommodate both events?

A.  Of course you can! We have our indoor banquet facility with a beautiful stone fireplace where you can hold your wedding or reception. Plus, Timber Ridge has a quaint covered bridge and acres of beautiful wooded land for gorgeous outdoor ceremonies and photo opportunities. In addition, guests can rent one of our party tents if they’d prefer to hold an outdoor ceremony or reception under a tent.

Q. I would like to bring my own alcohol for my event. Must I hire a professional to serve it?

A.  We expect that you would want your guests to be responsible drinkers, and to help keep your event under control in regard to alcohol, we ask that all event planners provide a professional bartender or responsible individual to serve your alcohol. This server must also monitor the guests’ alcohol intake.

Q. Can we cook our own food for our event, or do we have to hire a caterer?

A.  With our large kitchen in the banquet hall, guests have long been their own caterers. So bring your family recipes and prepare them onsite. Just make sure to plan on bringing all the necessary cookware, serving platters, utensils, tableware, and food storage gear. We also have a gas grill available for rental if you choose to barbecue. You may also hire a caterer if that is your preference!

Q. What time do we need to vacate the hall?

A.  Arrangements must be made at the time of booking. Midnight should be “closing time” for your event. If there is no other event scheduled in the banquet facility for the following day, you may be allowed to clean the hall the day after your event. Again, a schedule for clean-up must be made in advance.

Q. I’d like to plan a large RV rally or group event in your park and will need access to a group facility. Is the banquet facility available for our use?

A.  Yes. We work individually with RV groups and other clubs and large groups on use of the banquet facility. Just call (231) 947-2770 to plan your outing.

Q. Are you offering any special rates?

A.   Check out our home page for the most updated deals or special event weekends.

Q. I have a huge family, and we’d love to host our annual reunion at Timber Ridge. Is this possible?

A.  Timber Ridge would be thrilled to host any family, group, church, office, or other gathering or event. With our banquet facility and outdoor tents located in a gorgeous wooded setting, we can help to create any atmosphere you’ll like, whether it is a casual or elegant affair. Your guests can stay right on property in one of our cabins or in their own RV or Fifth Wheel. Just call (231) 947-2270 to discuss your options.

Trail & Seasonal Sports FAQs

Q. Do I have to pay a fee to access the ski /snowshoe and snowbike trails?

A.  Because Timber Ridge must groom and maintain these trails year round, a small fee is charged. Daily or annual passes are available for purchase.

Q. If you are not open during the ski season on certain days, can I still access the trails?

A.  No. Because Timber Ridge is private property, we ask that the public does not trespass. However, we have just ONE exception: If you have purchased a season trail pass, you may access our trails and lodge when conditions allow, as you have paid for that privilege.

Q. I enjoy mountain biking, but I’m more of a beginner. Can I still ride the trails?

A.  Simply put, yes. We encourage riders of all skill levels to enjoy the trails. The Timber Ridge and VASA trails present a wide array of challenges for experts and “newbies”. You can even test your skills on a new addition to the park: our mountain bike terrain course.

Q. If I am not an overnight guest at the resort, do I have to pay a fee to access the trails for hiking and biking?

A.  We do not currently charge a fee for use of our trails during warmer-weather months. However, you must check in at the front desk to notify our staff that you will be enjoying our trails.

Common Areas

Common Areas

  • Bath Houses & Laundry
  • Lodge/Camp Store
  • Camp Store and Goody Shoppe
  • Pool, Playground & Bike Park
Common Areas

Equipment Rentals

  • 3 & 4 Wheel Turbo Bikes
  • Rad Rover & Fat Bike Rentals
  • Golf Carts

Additionally, Timber Ridge has a large inventory of basketballs, volleyballs and other equipment and games that only need to be signed for to be checked out!

In case you miss any information or just want to give us feedback, please feel free to contact us.

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