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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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Stay Seven Minutes from Ferris State University

Pack your pompoms for a stay at the Country Inn & Suites because our hotel is less than two miles from Ferris State University, home of the Bulldogs. Don’t forget your athletic shoes either, since the 15 beautiful trails of Fred Meijer White Pine Trail State Park and half a dozen golf courses are only minutes away. If you love nature but you’re more of an adrenaline junkie, ride the waters of the Muskegon River on your watercraft. Learn about the local culture here in Big Rapids by taking in a show from the Wheatland Music Organization or visiting the Mecosta County Historical Museum. Our hotel is close to area businesses like General Mills and Wolverine Worldwide as well.

Don’t miss these area attractions:

  • Ferris State University (1.5 miles)
    Fans of the FSU Bulldogs admire the modern architecture, exhilarating hockey games, rigorous academic programs and inviting cultural events. Get some team gear in the bookstore.
    Phone: +1 (231) 591-2000
  • Fred Meijer White Pine Trail State Park (3 miles)
    With more than a dozen trails of varying elevations and difficulties, this state park offers opportunities for hiking, biking, snowmobiling, picnicking, skiing and more.
    Phone: +1 (231) 775-7911
  • Mecosta County Historical Museum (1.8 miles)
    Learn the story of Mecosta County, like its roots in the lumber and logging industry, through a variety of artifacts and engaging displays.
    Phone: +1 (231) 592-5091
  • Muskegon River (2.2 miles)
    One of the most popular logging rivers of the region in the late 1800s, Muskegon is now a picturesque spot for fly fishing, boating and water skiing.
  • Wheatland Music Organization (18 miles)
    Wheatland Music Organization originally formed as a bluegrass concert fundraiser in ’74, but it has grown into a leader of arts and culture, offering events year-round, like the annual Wheatland Music Festival held in the Fall.  
    Phone: +1 (989) 967-8879

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For more information about downtown shopping and events, visit the Big Rapids Downtown Business Association.