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Dixon Lake Resort / Motel

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Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

We made reservations the beginning of August to stay Labor day weekend 2016. I made sure that they were pet friendly they said yes but we would have to take the small cabin we said no problem. Two days before we were to check-in we recieve a call that we are welcome to stay but we would have to kennel...

1Thank Florine R
Janet P, Manager at Dixon Lake Resort / Motel, responded to this review

This message is for trip advisor representives only. I do not think it is fair that this person can write a review on my property because they never stayed here and they were never told they can bring multipul large dogs to a kitchenette motel room for two people only. Simply said this not a ture story and I do...

Muskegon, Michigan
Reviewed 4 August 2016

We stayed here over night for a family reunion at Higgins Lake State Park. Easy to find tucked off the main road. Very clean, felt like I was staying out our family cottage my Great Grandfather built in 1940. It is the epitome of the Up North experience. I love the water out of the tap, made my English breakfast...

Thank iwearblack
Janet P, Owner at Dixon Lake Resort / Motel, responded to this review

Thank You for taking the time to write such a nice review on Dixon Lake Resort Motel. Reading your response makes me feel my hard work cleaning is worth it. I try to keep the lake front experience a wholesome as possible with campfire, dock with a bench seat right on the lake, fishing boat, canoe, picnic tables and grills...

Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

I booked this resort (skeptically due to some reviews I read) for a Mother/Daughter birthday get a way. Janet, the owner was very kind and helpful. She upgraded us to a separate bedroom cabin (for a nominal fee) which was perfect for us seeings how at the last minute my 3 yr old Grandson came also. 😍 The cabin was...

Thank Pnut2700
Janet P, Owner at Dixon Lake Resort / Motel, responded to this review

Thank You for taking the time to write such a nice review on Dixon Lake Resort Motel. It was a pleasure to meet you, your daughter and grandson. I hope everyone had a true up north experience with your stay. I work hard to keep the units as clean as possible so reading your review makes it all feel worth...

Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

It is a beautiful lake. There are also paddle boats that you can use for free. The fire pit and shuffleboard were my favorite features. The rooms are comfortable and well furnished. The resort is only a mile from great local eats in downtown Gaylord. Fishing was great: we caught 3 small-mouth bass and some walleye numerous smaller fish. Owners...

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Janet P, Owner at Dixon Lake Resort / Motel, responded to this review

Thank You for taking the time to write a good review on Dixon Lake Resort. It is important to me to follow up with a true message for thankfulness to your response. I work hard to keep the units as clean as possible and reading your review make it all worth it. I am glad you had a great time...

Holland, Michigan
Reviewed 13 November 2015

My husband and I booked a room for early August. We were unable to make it then so I told the owner to keep credit card information we would come as soon as we could. The room would cost $89.00 which wasn't bad for enjoying rowboats and swimming to a raft. When we couldnt come until mid October it never...

2Thank Jill B
Janet P, Manager at Dixon Lake Resort / Motel, responded to this review

I charged this tenant $35.00 for the damage their dog did to a bedspread. A five inch tear was repaired by the dry cleaners. This cost is the responsibly of the dog owner. I did not charge anything for extra cleaning inside nor outside the lakefront unit from the dog or dogs.

Upper Peninsula, Michigan
Reviewed 9 October 2014

This is an older motel in a very pretty spot on Dixon Lake. The rooms were very clean. The bed was exceptionally comfortable. There are grills available for use. There is a short walk down a hill to the lake. The owner, Janet, was very nice and accomodating. We were in town for a dog event, and there was not...

Thank 405lindal
Reviewed 2 September 2013

I was looking for a place to stay while golfing in the area and this is place that we choose to stay. It is off the beaten path and about 15 minutes from the downtown area. It was dated but clean. There are older rooms and ones that have been "updated." I use that term loosely since the bathroom was...

3Thank Tom B
Janet P, Owner at Dixon Lake Resort / Motel, responded to this review

Over the Labor Day Weekend I had 3 different couples spend the entire holiday weekend here. Everytime I saw them when I was sweeping the grounds outside all three couples told me how much they were enjoying their relaxing stay here and taking in some lakefront activities. This review was wrote by a man that only stayed here a couple...

Mount Pleasant, Michigan
Reviewed 10 July 2013

This friendly up-north gem is situated on Dixon Lake in Gaylord, MI. The lake is quite picturesque and offers great swimming, boating, and fishing opportunities. The units at the motel have new carpeting, great mattresses, and the building somehow always seems to be freshly painted. The owners make a great effort to help their tenants enjoy their stay by providing...

Thank lomcevak64
New Boston
Reviewed 1 July 2013

Not a great place except for the lake view. Rooms are old, musty, and stuffy. My friend described it as a kind of "Bates Motel" atmosphere.....The lake is beautiful, but this place needs major updating.

Thank MaggieNewBoston
Janet P, Owner at Dixon Lake Resort / Motel, responded to this review

Units have been upgraded with brand new queen size mattresses, new furniture, new carpet, some have new notty pine wood paneling, some have new flat screen tv's. And prices are still very resemble between $65.00 and $89.00 per night. I offer fishing row boats and a canoe at no cost. A great swimming and fishing lake. You can see pictures...

Gaylord, Michigan
Reviewed 30 December 2012

My Family: Husband and I and two grade school children had alot of fun fishing and having campfires at this sweet little motel on such a beatiful lake. And had a comfortable bed and a refrigerator, stove top ( did not have all the work of camping ). I'm going again next year with more of my friends and family.

3Thank Lynne T

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About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Room types
  • Kitchenette
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Dixon Lake Resort/Motel is centered at Otsego's County's natural beauty and recretion.Located on a 200 acre lake surrounded in handsome hardwood hills. The water is spring-fed and crystal clear: an excellent site for swimming and fishing. All our units are fully equipped with kitchenettes, dishes, utensils, pots and pans. Each unit has a waterfront entrance. There is a picnic area with charcoal gills, a fire pit for nightly campfires, a swim raft and fishing boats. Many lakes and state parks surrounds Gaylord's boundaries. There are several rivers to canoe and twenty championship golf courses. Member of Gaylord's Chamber or Commerce and Tourist Bureau. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Dixon Lake Resort / Motel

Address: 2197 W Dixon Lake Dr, Gaylord, MI 49735-8214
Region: United States > Michigan > Otsego County > Gaylord
Price Range: RM364 - RM411 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Dixon Lake Resort / Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 7
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“number 6 had a nice view”
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  • Early Morning in July On Dixon Lake
  • Mini Kitchen
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