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

Located off US 131 in Mecosta County, the Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Big Rapids, MI boasts an ideal location along the Muskegon River. Outdoor enthusiasts can easily reach numerous lakes, trails, and golf courses within minutes of the hotel, and business travelers can take advantage of a short commute to companies like General Mills and Ice Mountain. In town for a college visit or an athletic event? Drive less than two miles to Ferris State University to cheer on the Bulldogs. If time allows, you can also catch a show at Williams Auditorium or tour the Jim Crow Museum, both located on the school's campus.

After a day of seeing the sights, treat yourself to complimentary coffee and cookies from our lobby while you sit by the fireplace. You can ease travel stress or sore muscles in the heated indoor pool or hot tub, or you can opt for a workout in the fitness center. Each morning, our free, hot breakfast featuring our signature waffles helps keep you energized and focused. After you’ve fueled up, you can head to the business center and connect to free Wi-Fi to put last-minute touches on your presentation.

Relax with free Wi-Fi in a pet-friendly room or suite

A simple design, modern accents, and plush bedding make our spacious rooms a welcoming choice for your trip to Big Rapids. A microwave and a refrigerator allow you to easily prepare snacks and drinks, and free Wi-Fi keeps you connected with friends and family. 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. We also offer pet-friendly accommodations.

2 Queen Beds

  •  300 ft²
  • 2 queen
  • 4 adults, 1 child
Traveling with friends? Book this budget-friendly standard room with free Wi-Fi, a refrigerator, and a microwave.

King Bed

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

Whirlpool Suite-King Bed

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

1 Bedroom Suite-2 Queen Beds

  •  420 ft²
  • 2 queen
  • 5 adults, 2 children
Our one-bedroom suites feature added space and a separate living room with a sleeper sofa.

1 Bedroom Suite-King Bed

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

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If you love outdoor adventure, then you’ve come to the right place. Our hotel is within minutes of numerous lakes, trails, and golf courses. Make the three-mile drive to Fred Meijer White Pine Trail State Park to hike, bike, snowmobile, and ski through nearly 100 miles of scenic trails. Fishing and boating opportunities abound on the Muskegon River, just two miles away. Make time for these attractions:

Card/Riley Conservation and 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 specimens, ranging from rams to zebras, from all over 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. By car, we’re less than 40 minutes south of Cadillac 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 driving along US 131. Big Rapids Dial-A-Ride offers shared-ride public transportation in the city.