Benjamin’s Beaver Creek
Once one of Gaylord’s original alpine ski resorts called Snow Valley, Benjamin’s Beaver Creek is now void of the rope tows and ski lifts of its previous identity. In its place, a family resort has been erected for all season entertainment. From snowmobiling to golf and everything in between.
The resort is located just five miles southwest of downtown Gaylord, nestled between Otsego Lake and thousands of acres of state forest with a 18-hole championship golf course, The Natural as our neighbors to the north. Because of Benjamin’s Beaver Creeks central location, you are just a short scenic drive from Northern Michigan’s many varied treasures. Just an hour to Mackinaw City, Traverse City, Harbor Springs and the tunnel of trees this is a breathtaking ride along Lake Michigan and through the northern forest. Less than an hours drive will take you to casinos, several canoe liveries and some of the best downhill skiing in Michigan.
The meticulously manicured grounds of the resort rest on approximately eighty acres of rolling hills and woods, with a five-acre fishing lake carved out in the middle. Benjamin’s Beaver Creek offers thirty-seven cabins and sixty-three campsites for your lodging needs and boasts a spacious clubhouse with fireplace, cable TV, and warm surroundings. There’s a game room, workout center with adult lounge, luxurious indoor heated pool with atrium, jacuzzi and dry sauna. We also offer tennis, basketball, volleyball, horseshoes, a giant 300′ water slide, and a great miniature golf course complete with waterfall, cave and stream flowing into the lake where paddle boats can be checked out.
Less than five minutes from the resort, the city of Gaylord offers the Midwest’s only free ranging elk herd offers a unique wilderness experience, dining in over 40 restaurants, exciting nightlife, great shopping in dozens of specialty shops plus national chains such as Wal-Mart, Kmart, Kohl’s, Old Navy, Home Depot, and many more. The city itself is done in a Bavarian theme and offers many events including Alpine-Fest and the number one rated County Fair in Northern Michigan.