Transportation

Shanty Creek Resort is located at 5780 Shanty Creek Road, Bellaire, MI 49615.

Below is a list of suggested routes from various locations. Alternate routes of similar distance/travel time are also available. We recommend you consult Google Maps, MI Drive or the Michigan Department of Transportation website prior to your road travel.

 

Traveling from the North

  • From Mackinaw City:  Take I-75 South to Gaylord, then Exit 282 for M-32 West / Alba Road. Then take US-131 South to Mancelona and turn onto M-88 West. Turn right on Del Mason Road. Continue straight on Kurfman Road / Shanty Creek Road, then left to stay on Shanty Creek Road. (Approx. 90 mi, 1 hr and 35 min.)
  • From Petoskey:  Take US-131 South to Mancelona and turn onto M-88 West. Turn right on Del Mason Road. Continue straight on Kurfman Road / Shanty Creek Road, then left to stay on Shanty Creek Road. (Approx. 46 mi, 1 hr.)
  • From Charlevoix:  Take State Road 65 south through Ellsworth. Turn onto M-88 East/South near Central Lake toward Bellaire. Once in Bellaire, turn left on E. Cayuga Street to stay on route with M-88 South. South of town, turn left onto Shanty Creek Road. (Approx. 30 mi, 45 min.)

 

Traveling from the South

  • From Grand Rapids:  Take US-131 North to Mancelona. Turn left on W. Limits Road then left again on M-88 West. Turn right on Del Mason Road. Continue straight on Kurfman Road / Shanty Creek Road, then left to stay on Shanty Creek Road. (Approx. 154 mi, 3 hrs.)
  • From Traverse City:  Take US-31 North to M-72 East. After approximately nine miles, McNulty Hill Road NW and it will soon merge into Hill Road. Turn left onto Rapid City Road NW. Past Rapid City, it will turn into SE Torch Lake Drive. Continue north into Alden. Follow curves to stay on Alden Hwy / SE Torch Lake Drive. Alden Hwy will eventually turn east. Turn left onto Comfort Road then onto M-88 West. Turn right on Del Mason Road. Continue straight on Kurfman Road / Shanty Creek Road, then left to stay on Shanty Creek Road. (Approx. 37 mi, 1 hr.)
  • From Lansing:  Take US-127 North and merge onto I-75 North just north of Higgins Lake. Take Exit 254 for I-75 Business Loop. At Grayling, take M-72 West then turn right/north on County Road 571 / Darragh Road NE. In Mancelona, turn onto M-88 West. Turn right on Del Mason Road. Continue straight on Kurfman Road / Shanty Creek Road, then left to stay on Shanty Creek Road. (Approx. 186 mi, 3 hrs.)

 

Airports

Cherry Capital Airport in Traverse City is approximately one hour from Shanty Creek Resorts. Delta, United, and American Airlines are all options through Cherry Capital. The Antrim County Airport is also nearby but mostly services small aircraft like Cessnas.

 

Are there taxis, Uber or Lyft available in the area?

Uber is occasionally available on weekends, and Shanty Creek Resort has both a shuttle service and a taxi service.