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An American Family Tradition...Reinvented.

The Double JJ Resort is where the blacktop ends and amazing your Michigan vacation begins! Michigan's most beloved family resort is back and better than ever. With three complete vacations in one Western package, the only hard part will be choosing where to begin. Tee off on the championship golf course for a round of challenging play, trade your worldly cares for an equestrian adventure at walk, trot or canter trail rides, slip on a swimsuit and submerge yourself in the aquatic allure of the Gold Rush Waterpark, or do it all, because the beauty of the Double JJ is you don't have to choose! This is the place for those who need to experience the allure of the west! And there's more – teambuilding for corporate retreats, gourmet dining with a Western flair, outdoor adventures in all four seasons and your choice of luxury suites, condos and cabins!


Friendly faces – including the petting farm's goats and more – welcome you and your family to the Double JJ Resort. Horses of every color whisk you away on winding trails, while a world of water-filled fun waits at the indoor waterpark – rain or shine. Spacious cabins and suites complete your Michigan family vacation.


After a long morning of meetings, unwind on Double JJ's golf course – rated 4.5 stars by Golf Digest. Designed by Arthur Hills, the Thoroughbred Course boasts 18 challenging holes that unfold through Michigan's forested terrain. And the resort's course-side suites and condos keep you close to the action!


Make your next corporate retreat or team building event a truly unique one! At Double JJ Ranch, you will find over 1,000 acres of natural beauty, miles of wooded horseback riding trails, an award-winning golf course, and the kind of individual attention that will make your event a complete success. This is the perfect place to get away from the stuffy offices and enjoy bonding with your colleagues!


For your large Family Reunion, the Sundance building is breathtaking with its tall timbers and two story windows overlooking Carpenter Lake and the Thoroughbred Golf Club. There are three conference rooms to suit your needs. Upstairs, the Mustang Room is perfect for small Family Reunions of up to 20 people.


You don't need to fly somewhere for a memorable wedding, the Double JJ Resort is perfect for a truly unique destination wedding! Enjoy the use of their horse drawn wedding carriage and the dance hall for true authentic appeal. Plus, the staff can help make sure everything goes off smoothly! Make your big day a one-of-a-kind event at Double JJ Resort.


The perfect way to explore the pristine area surrounding Double JJ Resort is by horseback. With three different skill levels for trail rides, every rider will feel comfortable while enjoying plenty of stunning views. Little Wildcat Lake is a great fishing hole for anglers and is available from May to October.


Double JJ Resort is perfect for adventure-loving couples and rekindling love's flames on a Michigan romantic getaway. Tee off on the Thoroughbred Course, savor dinner with a view at the Sundance Saloon and admire the painted sky on a sunset trail ride. A soak in your Jacuzzi for two is the perfect prelude to stargazing.

Pet Friendly

When you head to Double JJ Resort, you don't worry about leaving your favorite pet behind at home! The resort does offer pet-friendly accommodations in the Family Cabins for those who prefer to travel with their four-legged companion. For more information regarding rates and restrictions, please contact the resort.


This isn't your everyday Michigan vacation. At the Double JJ, even the most "basic" accommodations have been upgraded with a generous dash of luxury. Spacious Michigan hotel suites, condos, cabins and log homes are beautifully appointed with upscale comforts, including full kitchens, fireplaces and luxurious Jacuzzis.


You will definitely make wonderful memories that last a lifetime when you spend your honeymoon at Double JJ Resort. Try staying in one of the loft suites, featuring an in-room Jacuzzi and private balcony. Enjoy a day full of on-site activities including horseback riding and swimming, and return to your room for an intimate evening of relaxation.

Cabins, Cottages, and Chalets

The Double JJ offers the perfect blend of adventure and relaxation on your Michigan vacation. Family cabins and luxury log homes settled in the resort's Old West town pair historic charm with modern comfort. The Back Forty's stable and petting farm are both close by, while a shuttle offers easy golf course access!

Dude Ranch

Double JJ Resort is a Michigan dude ranch – and more. You'll find an equestrian center with riding lessons and beginner-friendly trail rides that let you vacation at your own pace. Ranch accommodations including the Lone Ranger log home come with fireplaces and Jacuzzis. The Back Forty stable and petting farm is steps away!


No place celebrates holidays and special occasions quite like the Double JJ. Ring in the New Year with sledding on the snow-blanketed grounds. Easter kicks off with an egg hunt, while a delicious Mother's Day brunch pays tribute to the much-appreciated moms in your life. And in-room Jacuzzis are perfect for every occasion!

Villas and Condos

You'd never expect luxury like this from a Michigan ranch, but you will after you stay at the Double JJ. Homestead Condominiums boast all the comforts of home, only better, on your Michigan vacation. One- to three-bedroom condos include kitchens, stone fireplaces and in-room Jacuzzis. Perfect for extended stays!


Dive into the fun at the Double JJ. Tackle Michigan's tallest waterslide, just one of the Gold Rush waterpark's fantastic attractions. Or, work up the courage as you slip and slide your way around the lazy river, wave pool, water fort and more. There's even an adults-only hot tub for parents seeking a quiet moment.

  • Wifi
  • Restaurant Onsite
  • Pets Allowed
  • Property Size 308 units
  • Conference Facility
  • Kids Allowed
  • Nearby City Muskegon
  • Nearby Water Lake Michigan
  • Open Dates All Year

Nearest Airports

  • Muskegon County Airport (MKG) / 26.3 miles
  • Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GRR) / 62.4 miles
  • Wexford County Airport (CAD) / 69.6 miles

* Not all airports listed here may be open to public use, or service commercial flights

Additional Information

  • Basketball Court(s)
  • Game Room/Arcade
  • Gift Shop
  • Pro Shop
  • Swimming Pool
  • Waterpark
  • Beach
  • Bird Watching
  • Canoeing
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf Course
  • Hiking
  • Wildlife & Nature
  • Play Ground
Room Amenities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Coffee Maker
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Jacuzzi
  • Microwave
  • Sundeck
  • Whirlpool
  • Archery
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Basketball
  • Hayride
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Hunting and Shooting
  • Ice Cream Social
  • Karaoke
  • Live Entertainment
  • Photography
  • Scavenger Hunts
  • Sightseeing
  • Swimming
  • Team Tournaments
  • Tennis
  • Theme Parks
  • Volleyball
  • A/V Equipment
  • Banquet Room(s)
  • Catering
  • Concierge
  • Meeting Room(s)
Languages Spoken
  • English
5900 South Water Road New Era, Michigan 49446 United States  
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