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Pinestead-Reef Resort, Traverse City, Michigan

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have waterfront rooms?
Yes! ALL units at Pinestead Reef Resort face the water.  Each unit directly faces Grand Traverse bay and has a gorgeous view of the water!

Do you have walkouts or balconies on the beach?
Yes!  ALL 1st floor units are walkouts to the beach area.  ALL 2nd and 3rd floor units have balconies on the beachside. 

What type of rooms do you have?
We have studio, 1 bedroom and 2 bedroom units, and one 3 bedroom unit (very limited availability).  The 2 bedroom units have 2 full bathrooms and the 3 bedroom unit has 3 full bathrooms.  ALL unit types are waterfront and have a full size kitchen.

How many people can a room accommodate?
Studio and 1 Bedroom units sleep up to 6 people, and 2 Bedroom units sleep up to 8 people.  ALL units have a queen-size sleeper sofa in the living room.

Do you have cable TV?
Yes!  We have a full lineup of cable channels, including HBO.  Also, ALL units have large Flat-Screen TV's with a DVD player in the living room.  DVD movie rentals are available at the front desk.

Do the rooms have internet access?
Yes!  Free high-speed wireless access is available throughout the resort.  Also, there is a high-speed computer available in the lobby area for guest usage for a nominal fee.

Do you charge more for extra adults or children?
No!  There is No Charge for extra adults or children staying with a registered guest, as long as the maximum occupancy number is not exceeded.  The nightly rate is a flat rate for the rental of the unit, it is not based on how many people are occupying the unit.

Do you have cribs or highchairs that you can provide?
Yes!  We will put a crib and/or highchair in the unit prior to your arrival for Free!

Do you have non-smoking Rooms?
ALL units are non-smoking.  No smoking is permitted in any indoor area of the resort.  Smoking is only permitted outdoors on the beach, parking lot or unit balconies.

What time is check-in and check-out?
Check in is 5 pm or after for renters and timeshare exchange guests.  Check out is by 11 am for all owners & guests.  Early check-ins and/or late check-outs may be possible, depending on the day of the week.  Please ask in advance.

We expect to arrive late.  What is the latest we can check-in?
You may check-in anytime you want.  However, we ask that you call us in advance if you plan to arrive after 11 pm to arrange for a late check-in.  We may need to coordinate that with you.

Do you have in-room "Spas"?
No, sorry.  However, we do have a large "Spa" hot tub in our indoor pool area along with a heated pool and sauna.  Also, we have exercise equipment available for your use.

Do you allow pets?
Sorry, we have a strict no pets policy.

Do you have an elevator?
Yes.  Our resort has 3 floors, and an elevator is centrally located to serve all floors.

How far are you from downtown Traverse City?
Approximately 3 1/2 miles.

How far are you from the casino?
Turtle Creek Casino is approximately 7.5 miles, and Leelanau Sands Casino is approximately 25 miles.

How far away is the nearest skiing?
The nearest skiing area is Mt Holiday, a smaller local ski hill approximately 2 miles away.  The nearest major ski areas are Shanty Creek Resort (35 miles) and Crystal Mountain Resort (37 miles).  Boyne Mountain is approximately a 1 hour & 10 minute drive.

How far are you from Mackinac Island?
Mackinac City, where you catch the ferry (seasonal) to the island, is 100 miles away.

How is the weather or what will the weather be like when I'm there?
For the current Traverse City weather, click this link for "The Weather Channel."  Predicting what the weather will be like for a future visit is next to impossible.  For historical monthly average temperatures visit the Traverse City Visitor's Bureau website.


Pinestead-Reef Resort, Traverse City, Michigan

Pinestead-Reef Resort
1265 N US 31 N
Traverse City, MI 49686
RESERVATIONS: 231-947-4010 OR 800-968-1302
FAX: (231) 947-0255
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