Find outdoor fun along the Muskegon River near our hotel in Big Rapids

Conveniently located off US 131 in Mecosta County, the Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Big Rapids, MI places you close to outdoor adventures. The Muskegon River runs through the city, and numerous lakes, trails, and golf courses are nearby. If you’re here on business, companies like General Mills and Ice Mountain are just minutes away. Staying at our hotel for a college visit or an athletic event? You can easily reach Ferris State University to cheer on the Bulldogs.

We welcome you to enjoy complimentary coffee and cookies in our lobby and a free, hot breakfast in our hotel dining room. Go for a swim in the heated indoor pool or soak in the hot tub to ease travel stress or sore muscles. You can stay on top of work using the office equipment in our business center or fit in an exercise session in our fitness center. Our Did You Forget? Program offers travel essentials, and free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel.

Unwind in a comfortable room where your pet is welcome, too

Settle in a modern room with conveniences like a microwave, a refrigerator, and free Wi-Fi. If you want more space, consider upgrading to a suite and enjoy perks like a whirlpool or a separate living room with a sleeper sofa and two TVs. We also offer pet-friendly accommodations.

2 Queen Beds

  •  300 ft²
  • 2 queen
  • 4 adults, 1 child
Book a budget-friendly standard room with two queen beds, free Wi-Fi, and a microwave for easy snacking.

King Bed

  •  300 ft²
  • 1 king
  • 3 adults
Sleep soundly on a plush king bed and wake up to a free, hot breakfast when you book a standard room.

Whirlpool Suite-King Bed

  •  348 ft²
  • 1 king
  • 3 adults, 2 children
Plan a weekend getaway or a romantic retreat in a suite that features an in-room whirlpool for two.

1 Bedroom Suite-2 Queen Beds

  •  420 ft²
  • 2 queen
  • 5 adults, 2 children
Select a suite with two queen beds and a plush sleeper sofa for your family or group vacation.

1 Bedroom Suite-King Bed

  •  384 ft²
  • 1 king
  • 5 adults
Relax in the private bedroom in this suite or lounge on the sleeper sofa in the separate living room.


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If you love outdoor adventure, you’ve come to the right place. Our hotel is within minutes of numerous lakes and trails. You can travel less than three miles to Fred Meijer White Pine Trail State Park for hiking or head just two miles away to the Muskegon River for fishing or boating. Make time for these attractions:

Card/Riley Wildlife Education Center

1.65 mi / 2.65 km from the hotel
Your kids will love the opportunity to get close to nearly 200 animal displays, ranging from rams to zebras, from all different parts of the world.

Ferris State University

1.64 mi / 2.65 km from the hotel
Fans of the FSU Bulldogs admire the school’s modern architecture, exhilarating hockey games, rigorous academic programs, and inviting cultural events.

Fred Meijer White Pine Trail State Park

2.27 mi / 3.65 km from the hotel
Featuring nearly 100 miles of trail with varying elevations and difficulties, this state park offers opportunities for hiking, biking, snowmobiling, picnicking, and skiing.

Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia

1.65 mi / 2.66 km from the hotel
With a goal to teach tolerance through displaying objects of intolerance, this museum features six exhibition areas and a timeline of African American slavery in the US.

Mecosta County Historical Museum

1.88 mi / 3.03 km from the hotel
Learn the story of Mecosta County, such as its roots in the lumber and logging industries, through a variety of artifacts and engaging displays.

Wheatland Music Organization

18.43 mi / 29.66 km from the hotel
Wheatland Music Organization originally formed as a bluegrass concert fundraiser in 1974 but has grown to offer events year-round, like the annual Wheatland Music Festival held in the fall.
15344 Waldron Way, Big Rapids, Michigan 49307, United States

Take exit 139 off US 131 to get to our hotel in Big Rapids. We’re less than 40 minutes south of Cadillac by car and 50 minutes north of Grand Rapids. The Muskegon River intersects the city, and lakes and parks are nearby. Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GRR) in Grand Rapids is an hour away when traveling by car along US 131. Big Rapids Dial-A-Ride offers shared-ride public transportation in the city.