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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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This Hotel’s Location Is near Ferris State University

It’s a good idea to bring your bike and your hiking shoes, since the Country Inn & Suites is minutes from the trails at Fred Meijer White Pine Trail State Park. If you’re a water-sport enthusiast, take your kayak to the Muskegon River. Ardent golfers can play on one of several area courses that offer beautiful, challenging greens. The lovely Katke Golf Club is just down the road from this hotel’s site near Ferris State University, so parents and students alike can take a break to enjoy a round of 18. If you want to learn more about local culture, check out events hosted by the Weatland Music Organization or the Mecosta County Historical Museum. Business travelers appreciate proximity to General Mills, Ice Mountain and Hayworth Corporation.

Visit these nearby attractions:
  • Ferris State University (1.5 miles) 
    Visit the campus of this large university to watch the Beavers teams, buy logo gear in the bookstore or simply admire the modern buildings.
    Phone: +1 (231) 591-2000
  • Fred Meijer White Pine Trail State Park (3 miles)
    Reclaimed from old train rails, this nature trail is the perfect place to see the country side as you hike, bike, snowmobile or ski.
    Phone: +1 (231) 775-7911
  • Mecosta County Historical Museum (1.8 miles) 
    This museum preserves information about the lumber and logging industry through a variety of displays and artifacts.
    Phone: +1 (231) 592-5091
  • Muskegon River (2.2 miles)
    The picturesque Muskegon River offers stunning views as well as prime spots for fly fishing, boating, water skiing and more.
  • Resorts of Tullymore & St. Ives (12 miles)
    Golfers love the lush greens and challenging holes at these two premier courses. Reserve a tee time or sign-up for the golf school.
    Phone: +1 (231) 972-4837
  • Wheatland Music Organization (18 miles)
    Through yearly festivals and events, the Wheatland Music Organization preserves the art of traditional, or generational, music.
    Phone: +1 (989) 967-8879

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