Campground Review Summary
- Name: Petoskey RV Resort
- Dates of stay: June 29 – July 28, 2019
- Location: 5505 Charlevoix Ave, Petoskey, MI 49770
- Type of campground: Private / Sun Communities
- Cost: $62.55/night
- Additional fees: none
- Stay limit: Seasonal (May 1 – Oct 31)
- Accepts mail / packages: yes
- Cell reception: ATT OK
- Website: http://www.sunrvresorts.com/resorts/midwest/michigan/petoskey
- Pros: beautiful resort, many amenities, free breakfast
- Cons: a little pricey
I had high expectations for this resort coming in — the reviews were good and I’ve had good experience with Sun Communities properties in the past. Petoskey RV resort did not disappoint! It is an absolutely beautiful place.
First our site: we got a back-in, paved, level, full hook up site that included 50 amp electric and very decent cable TV. It was big enough we could park our toad and motorcycle with no issues. The interior roads are wide and easy to maneuver with the largest rig. Even though there were trees around us, we had no trouble with our satellite TV. The Sun Wifi worked as well as any campground wifi I’ve seen so far — not good enough for streaming, but better than my ATT hotspot most of the time. I used it a lot. The lot was one of the less expensive locations because it was next to the busy highway, but I wasn’t bothered by any highway noise.
It should be noted that we were in the “older” section, with beautiful mature trees and landscaping. A brand-new section on the other side is much more open with sites appearing to be closer together. Some of the pull-through sites have a funky slope – part level with the last bit curving up to the roadway. If you pick one of these sites, check to make sure it is appropriate for your rig. Personally, I prefer the older side.
The resort has a ton of amenities! The fabulous clubhouse has a large gathering space, a billiards room, card room, fitness center, theater room, laundry facilities and locker rooms. FREE continental breakfast (juice, coffee, donuts, bagels, cereal, fruit) is served every single morning from 9 to 11 am. The locker rooms are as nice as any spa with spacious, tiled showers, lockers, restroom and sauna. The clubhouse area also includes a pool, hot tub, tennis/pickleball court, and putting green. A large fenced dog run is available near one end of the resort. Several rows of park models (small one bedroom cabins) are available for rent. Everything is meticulously cared for and the property is beautifully landscaped.
The resort is conveniently located less than 10 minutes from Petoskey, many shopping options, and the Odawa Casino. The paved Little Traverse Wheelway (bike path) is just across Hwy 31, giving easy bicycle access from Charlevoix to Harbor Springs.
I loved this resort. The amenities were fantastic and the staff and guests were friendly. The only downside is that it is a bit pricey, but hey, sometimes you get what you pay for. Our $62.55/night was for a monthly rate – electricity is included the first month.
Bottom Line: Beautiful resort, 5 star. Pricey, but worth it!
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