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Recent Empire reviews

  • Beautiful home and location - could use some TLC

    "The home is large and beautiful. The location is perfect and couldnt get any better. However, this is an older home and could use some TLC. Half of the lights did not work (were missing light bulbs or just didnt turn on). The windows do not open (missing actual handles). There was no exhaust fan on the stove. The furnace was not working in the lower level (it was very cold). There is well water (which should have been disclosed and would have been helpful to know up front - we made several trips to the store to buy bottled water). The house was "surface" clean, however the amount of dust and buildup was unbelievable. The vents were covered in dust and under the couches there was probably an inch of dust and dirt build up. After the first night, both me and my 9 month old got sick and were congested from all the dust. A nice deep cleaning of the home could remedy this. Also, there were several spider webs, dead flies, and other "gross" things by all the windows. This did not help with having young children who crawl on the floor. Also, if you have small children - bring 2 baby gates - will help block off the stairs! Just some feedback worth sharing. Maybe when the kids get older we would consider staying here again. You cant beat the location and views. So if you can handle the dust and "dated" nature of the home - this is a great house. A few things that could make this a 5...updated linens on all the beds, clean floors and windows, updated check in sheet (it was so dirty and grubby). Again, just a little TLC would go a long way! For $550 a night I would expect some nicer/cleaner things."
    Guest: Gina S. Date of Stay: October 2016 Review Submitted: October 17, 2016
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  • Just What We Needed

    "We just returned from a week at Grove House and had the best time ever. The property is secluded but within walking distance of the town of Empire, the Sleeping Bear Heritage bike trail, and Lake Michigan. It is peaceful and quiet there. Our dogs were able to roam the grounds off leash (not possible in the city where they live) and we spent many hours on the enclosed porch, watching the wildlife or catching up on our reading. It was truly the rest and recuperation we both needed after a really hard winter and work schedule. The place is spotless, well equipped, and the owners are tremendously helpful. Will definitely visit again."
    Guest: Violet E. Date of Stay: June 2016 Review Submitted: July 5, 2016
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  • The Carr Family Vacation

    "We loved this quaint 1950s cabin! We quickly made it our home! We loved looking at the sunrises in the morning over Little Glen Lake! I got some amazing pictures of the purple sky in the evening! The location was perfect for all the sightseeing! We're already talking about coming back! There's something to do no matter how young or old you are! Patty, the manager was wonderful! She made sure to tell me to call if I needed anything and gave me suggestions on places to go. I finally found paradise!"
    Guest: Polly C. Date of Stay: September 2016 Review Submitted: September 12, 2016
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  • Girls week in the UP

    "This house was so nice, and Empire was a great little town with very nice people. We walked to the beach at night and watched the beautiful sunsets. We were so close to the Sleepy Bear National Park, we enjoyed the great trails and the views were amazing! We had a great time cooking, playing cards and just enjoying the beautiful area, even watched the northern lights - bonus! Definitely would return. We did hang a sheet over the back window at night as there is no window treatment on the back."
    Guest: Deb S. Date of Stay: September 2016 Review Submitted: October 3, 2016
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