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15344 Waldron Way
Big Rapids  MI  49307  USA
LAT: 43.690487 LONG: -85.51487
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+1 (800) 830-5222 (US/Canada Toll-free)

Telephone: +1 (231) 527-9000 Fax: +1 (231) 527-9030


Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Big Rapids, MI


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The Country Inn & Suites By Carlson®, Big Rapids, MI welcomes you with free coffee and cookies upon arrival and throughout your stay. Located off US 131 in Mecosta County, our hotel places you near numerous lakes, trails and golf courses for outdoor amusement. After hiking the White Pine Trail or golfing at Tullymore Resort, both within 20 minutes of the hotel, recharge in our heated indoor pool and whirlpool tub. If you are here on business, companies like General Mills and Ice Mountain are just minutes away, and families appreciate our proximity to Ferris State University’s sporting events and art galleries. Thanks to our free hot breakfast, you can start every adventure in Big Rapids on a full stomach.

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Hotel Amenities & Services
Once unpacked, don’t waste any time before experiencing our whirlpool tub, a great way to ease travel stress. For further relaxation, stop by the lobby’s Read It & Return Lending LibrarySM for a novel to enjoy later in your room or suite. Amenities and services include:

  • Free High-Speed Internet Access
  • Fitness Center
  • Heated Indoor Pool and Whirlpool Tub
  • Did You Forget? Program
  • Business Center

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Our Rooms & Suites
Bring along your favorite snacks and drinks because every room and suite includes a microwave and a refrigerator. For a great way to end the day, lay on the bed with a bowl of popcorn to watch an HBO movie on your HDTV. Room amenities and services include:

  • Free High-Speed Internet Access
  • 32” Flat-Screen HDTV with CNN, ESPN and HBO
  • Coffeemaker, Microwave and Refrigerator
  • Rollaway Beds and Cribs Available
  • Children 18 and Under Stay Free in the Same Room as an Adult

Celebrating a special occasion? Book our Whirlpool Suite featuring a king bed and an in-room hot tub for two.

Where to Eat While You’re Here
Let our complimentary, hot Be Our Guest Breakfast coax you out of bed with its tantalizing aroma of freshly brewed coffee and waffles hot off the iron. For lunch or dinner, try one of the nearby restaurants, including Blue Cow, a café specializing in farm-to-table cuisine, and Sawmill Saloon, a local hangout serving pub fare and offering live music.

Things to Do in Big Rapids
If you love outdoor entertainment, you’ve come to the right place since our hotel is within minutes of the numerous lakes and trails throughout Big Rapids. You can travel 12 miles south on US 131 to White Pine Trail or head just two miles to the Muskegon River for fishing or boating. Other attractions include:

  • Ferris State University – Be within five minutes of all the sporting action of Ferris State University Bulldogs. While on campus, stop by the bookstore and pick up a T-shirt or a logo sticker for your car, or browse the art exhibits at the Rankin Gallery.
  • Resorts of Tullymore and St. Ives – Hone your golf swing or play a challenging round at either one of these two courses, nestled among some of Michigan’s most pristine woodlands and wetlands.
  • Wheatland Music Organization – Located less than 20 miles away, the Wheatland Music Organization hosts annual festivals and events, and offers camps for clogging, music instruction and dancing.

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Groups & Meetings
Our hotel welcomes tour groups, sports teams and groups in town for weddings or conventions. You can take advantage of thoughtful amenities like free high-speed Internet access and a free hot breakfast, served daily. Groups also appreciate our hotel’s heated indoor pool and whirlpool tub for gathering together after a long day.

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Rates Wed 23 Aug 2017 - Thu 24 Aug 2017
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15344 Waldron Way
Big Rapids
GPS Coordinates:
LAT: 43.690487
LONG: -85.51487
Reservations: +1 (800) 830-5222 ( US/Canada Toll-free )
Telephone: +1 (231) 527-9000
Fax: +1 (231) 527-9030