An American Family Tradition...Reinvented.
Whether it’s the summer sunlight dappling through the trees, blazing autumn colors, the crunch of fresh snow, or watching springtime buds anticipating rebirth, the four-season Double JJ Resort in Rothbury is a special destination, a place of tranquility and peace which has created cherished memories for generations. But amid all this serenity, there is excitement too. The Double JJ Resort is one of Michigan’s premiere four season destination resorts for family vacations, business travelers, corporate, and organization meetings. Offering a wide variety of lodging choices, dining venues, and activities, the Double JJ Resort allows you to tailor the right accommodations, whether elegant or rustic and secluded. Warmer months offer golf with the Arthur Hills Thoroughbred Golf Club, hayrides, waterpark excitement, rodeos and pig roasts, or you can enter a world of peace with an equestrian adventure at a pace of your choosing. As the seasons change, there’s always something new to enjoy, sleigh rides, downhill skiing, and tubing. The Double JJ Resort focuses on your comfort with lodging spacious enough for even the largest families. The elegant Thoroughbred Suites offer up to four bedrooms with full kitchens, in-room Jacuzzi tubs, private balconies, and fireplaces. The affordable Loft rooms and suites offer spectacular views of the championship Arthur Hills Thoroughbred Golf Club or the magnificence of forested areas. Beautifully appointed Family Cabins and luxury log homes are settled into the resort's Old West town in the Back Forty, pairing historic charm with modern comfort. The Back Forty's stable and bull mascot farm are both close by, while a shuttle offers easy golf course access. Breathtaking tall timbers and two-story windows grace the Sundance Steakhouse and Saloon. The stunning view of Carpenter Lake and the Arthur Hills Thoroughbred Golf Club matches the exceptional cuisine offered in this premiere restaurant. If your stay is part of a business or social event and you prefer a catered event, our Banquet Chef will custom design unique menus for you, including special dietary options. For more casual dining, Rustler’s Roost and Shooter’s Saloon offer a varied, family-friendly menu. For a touch of the old west in the warmer months, consider a hay wagon or trail ride to the resort’s cookout site and enjoy dinner prepared by real cowboys.
- Restaurant Onsite
- Pets Allowed
- Property Size 252 units
- Conference Facility
- Kids Allowed
- Nearby City Muskegon
- Nearby Water Lake Michigan
- Open Dates All Year
Friendly faces 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 Gold Rush Waterpark – rain or shine, you'll be able to enjoy 60,000 square feet of pure water park excitement. Spacious cabins and suites complete your Michigan family vacation offering enough space for even the largest familes.
Rated 4.5 stars by Golf Digest the Arthur Hills Thoroughbred Golf 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 when you're not teeing it up. Hole number two of the Arthur Hills Thoroughbred Golf Course is even mentioned in Jeff Barr’s popular book: 1001 Golf Holes You Must Play Before You Die. Opened on July 4th of 1993, this magnificent 18 hole course roams through 400 acres of forest, laid out to follow the breathtaking natural contours of the landscape. Hills himself explained his philosophy in an interview with the American Society of Golf Course Architects, stating that he always wants to “…build a course that is natural, that relates very carefully to the land…always keeping in mind the strategy of the game and the elements that provide beauty in a golf course -- textures and colors, shadowing and framing”.
Make your next corporate retreat or team building event a truly unique one! At Double JJ Ranch, you will find over 1,200 acres of natural beauty, miles of wooded horseback riding trails, and our Arthur Hills Thoroughbred Golf Course. For your meetings our skilled staff will give your company the kind of individual attention that will make your event a complete success. Whichever team building activity you choose, you're sure to find the perfect place to get away from stuffy offices to 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 Arthur Hills 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. For crowds up to 150, celebrate your family’s uniqueness in the Maverick Room. Plus, you'll find plenty of great activities right onsite to keep your entire crew happy. Let the kids have fun at the Gold Rush Indoor Waterpark while the adults enjoy a round of golf.
The Double JJ Resort is perfect for a truly unique destination wedding. Arrive at the ceremony in an elegant horse drawn wedding carriage. Select your wedding location either indoors or outside; anyplace on our 1200 acre property is guaranteed to be unique. Whether your reception is a catered dinner or appetizers, our Banquet Chef will custom design unique menus for you, including special dietary options. The staff will 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.
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 which last a lifetime when you spend your honeymoon at Double JJ Resort. Try staying in one of the Thoroughbred 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!
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!
The Double JJ Resort has one of the most exciting waterparks you’ll ever encounter, bringing the thrill of summertime to any season with 60,000 square feet of pure water park excitement. The Gold Rush contains Western Michigan’s tallest indoor waterslide. With a constant water temperature of eighty four degrees, you and your family will delight in a two person slide where you spin in circles before dropping to the pool below. There’s wave pool excitement in the Lazy-Crazy River. Exercise and fun are easy with basketball, volleyball and a balance walk in the Activity Pool. Preschoolers relish the Toddler Pool with its interactive cranks to turn, ropes to pull, handles to twist and water to play with. Older children love our multi-level water fort with water guns, handles and cranks. The whole family will love the family hot tub, half indoors and half outdoors. There’s even an adults-only hot tub to luxuriate in while the kids are splashing and zooming down the slides.
- Game Room/Arcade
- Gift Shop
- Horse Stables
- Outdoor Playground
- Pro Shop
- Swimming Pool
- Volleyball Court(s)
- Air Conditioning
- Alarm Clock
- Coffee Maker
- Full Kitchen
- Hair Dryer
- Iron/Ironing Board
- Arts and Crafts
- Horseback Riding
- Hunting and Shooting
- Ice Cream Social
- Live Entertainment
- Scavenger Hunts
- Team Tournaments
- Theme Parks
- Bird Watching
- Cross Country Skiing
- Fire Pit(s)
- Golf Course
- Wildlife & Nature
- Picnic Table(s)
- Play Ground
- A/V Equipment
- Banquet Room(s)
- Meeting Room(s)
Plan your next group event at Double JJ Resort.
For more information please call +1 (877) 796 - 4919 or Send Inquiry.
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- 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
Double JJ Resort specializes in corporate outings and retreats. Whether your goal is team building for key personnel or a fun-filled getaway for doing a job well done, we can put together a package to meet your needs. We have plenty of function space and 1,200 acres of fun things to do that will keep people talking about your event for years to come.
Team Building Activities
THE AMAZING RANCH RACE
- The perfect team building adventure! Split your group into teams where they will be encouraged to work together in order to complete the given tasks! Teams will familiarize themselves with our resort by racing from one end to the other. Golf, fishing, and horseback riding are just a few of the adventures we have planned for your team during The Amazing Ranch Race!
DAY IN THE LIFE OF A COWBOY
A four-hour event that lets you find out what it feels like to be a real cowboy! Events include:
- Saddle Up – You’ll have to really stretch your communication muscles for this exercise, which requires the team to collect all of the pieces of and assemble a saddle, all while using non-verbal communication!
- Fencing Building – You’ve got just one minute to organize and assign roles before you start building a 12×12 fence! The trick is that the building portion is complete silence….no speaking allowed! The group needs to finish their pen as quickly as possible but still make sure it’s functional.
- Team Sorting/Penning/Extended Cattle Drive – Saddle up and drive the herd of longhorn cattle from pasture to pen. Once you arrive, you’ll have to pen the cows inside the fence your group built!
- Settin’ Up Camp – Organize camp by building a tent, starting a fire, and catching a live fish for dinner. A real challenge for all the city-slickers!
SURVIVOR COWBOY GAMES
- A series of team building events for those groups that think they are tough enough to be cowboys and cowgirls! Survivor Series Rodeo is a competition within a group. Usually the group will split into smaller teams of four to six people and compete against each other. They compete in games like Goat Dressing, Wanna Be A Cowboy, Steerhead Roping, Pole Bending, etc. Requires the participants to ride horses, carry straw, and dig holes.
HILLBILLY BOAT RACE
- Your group divides into teams and is given limited time to grab materials and create a boat made of cardboard, duct tape, sticks, balloons, plastic tubing, and more.
- You’ll also need to choose two teammates to compete in a boat race on Big Wildcat Lake! Wait there’s more! We have the water balloon sling shots on shore, so look out below!
Double JJ Resort offers a variety of ideas for your next reunion. Bring your family, class, or military reunion to the ranch for a chance to reconnect.
Absolutely! If you know your group will book a minimum of 10 different accommodations, we would be happy to offer a group discount and create a room block for you. This way each person can call in on their own and book their reservation under the group name.CAN WE INCLUDE THEIR MEAL COSTS AND ACTIVITIES IN THE ROOM BLOCK?
Yes, we can create an all-inclusive accommodation package that would include their banquet meal costs and activities. We do require a minimum of 20 accommodations in order to create this package. This also allows for each individual to call in on their own and reserve their package.WHAT INFORMATION DO YOU NEED TO CREATE A CUSTOM PACKAGE FOR OUR REUNION?
To create this package we will need the following information:
- Number of accommodations needed
- Type of accommodations your group is interested in
- Activities to be included in the package
- Any meals including banquets you would like included – click HERE to see our catering menu
- Number of nights you are interested in
- Estimated budget (per night/per family)
- Anticipated banquet space (if having a banquet)
All children ages 3 years and under are no charge for meals and activities.CAN WE HAVE A BANQUET MEAL FOR OUR REUNION?
Yes, we have several different banquet rooms that are available for reunions from 25 people up to 300 people.IS IT POSSIBLE FOR EACH PERSON ATTENDING THE BANQUET TO PAY FOR THEIR MEAL THE NIGHT OF OUR EVENT?
Our food and beverage staff will need to know a final head count at least one week prior to the event, and we do require payment in full at that time. This is due to the needs of ordering and preparing the right amount of meals, as well as the set up of tables and chairs. For a group banquet we cannot process individual payments. Most groups have a checking account set up where the organizer accepts the payments from each person attending, and will in turn pay the balance due to Double JJ Resort.CAN WE BRING IN OUR OWN CATERING COMPANY AND ALCOHOL?
Due to our state catering and liquor licenses we cannot allow any outside food and beverages to be brought into our banquet rooms. You may bring in your own cake if it is purchased through a licensed bakery. Cake cutting and plates are provided by Double JJ Resort at an additional cost.DO YOU OFFER A CASH BAR OPTION?
Yes, many reunions choose this option for their event. There is a one-time bartender fee for the cash bar. We also offer a per-person hosted bar option. We have a few different packages available if you are interested in a hosted bar.CAN WE BRING IN OUR OWN MUSIC OR DO WE HAVE TO USE A DJ FROM DOUBLE JJ RESORT?
You are more than welcome to bring in your own music or outside DJ company. We do have DJs on staff if you prefer to add on our DJ service.HOW DO WE KNOW HOW MUCH TO CHARGE EACH PERSON TO MAKE SURE WE COVER ALL OUR COSTS?
We can create a per-person package that will include all taxes, service fee, room rental, etc. A customized package can include anything your group is looking for, including any activities, lodging, etc.WHAT DO WE NEED TO RESERVE OUR BANQUET SPACE?
We will prepare a letter of agreement for you. The booking will be secured once the agreement and deposit is returned. We will place the booking on a tentative status for 7 days to allow time for these items to be returned.WHEN WILL YOU NEED ANOTHER PAYMENT?
Typically for a large group we require 80% of the estimated balance to be paid 90 days prior to your event. Your final payment will be due one to two weeks prior to your event.WHAT ARE YOUR SERVICE FEES AND TAXES FOR BANQUETS?
The taxes on all banquets will be the 6% sales tax and our service fee is 20%, which covers gratuity for our banquet staff.
Here at Double JJ we offer a honeymoon suite for the newlyweds which consists of a free room in our Loft Hotel and if you want to upgrade we will take $99.00 of the price of the room you choose. We do provide catering and bar services. There is a wedding planner available for you. We do provide a shuttle for our guests to use.
With over 1,200 acres, we have space to hold your Rehearsal Dinner, Gift Opening Brunch, Bridal Showers, Bachelorette Parties, and more! We’ll be happy to work with you to customize all of these events to fit your vision for your big day. To get more information and begin the planning process, please contact our group sales department.
Our menu consists of selections that accentuate our banquet chef’s culinary expertise. However, we are happy to custom design your menu to suit your special needs or requests. Special dietary options are available with advance notice. All food must be purchased through our in-house food service with the exception of wedding cakes and other specialty items that must be pre-approved.Your Sales Manager and our Executive Chef would be happy to prepare a menu designed specifically to suite your tastes.