Frequently Asked Questions
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.
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.
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. 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.