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Thunder Bay Inn

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Wheatley, Canada
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Stopped here for lunch while on a snowmobile trip. Food is great, service is awesome and the place is really well decorated. Great views of the bay and lots of history. It is also has hotel rooms and I have stayed here in the past. Well appointed rooms. Well worth the stop

Thank canadianoutbacker
Westerly, Rhode Island
Reviewed 29 October 2016

The Thunder Bay Inn is an old inn where the cast and company of the movie, An Anatomy of a Murder, stayed. It is one of their claims to fame with much movie paraphanaila throughout. Our room, my traveling companion friend and I, was really four, bedroom with two dbl beds, sitting room, small space with desk, and full bath....

Thank margylong
Reviewed 17 October 2016

We stayed overnight and had dinner at the Inn on our autumn getaway. We had the corner room with a full bed and a twin bed that had the private bath, a requirement of my husband's. It had this marvelous divan that was very comfortable, I wish we had one! Dinner was very good, it is a popular dining place....

Thank jade4577
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch and a brew. Whitefish sandwich, cudighi, fried mushrooms, and cheese curds were ordered for lunch. Each item was amazing, everything is homemade, not prepackaged frozen junk. Wide assortment of local craft beers to choose from. Summer is a great waitress if you have a choice when you come in. When you are done eating take a...

Thank Fishrwmn
Cleveland, Ohio
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Also called Dukes Grill. We ate at the restaurant, did not stay at the Inn, so disregard any hotel ratings. Trip advisor would not let me enter the review without it. The food was very good (we had the fish fry) and the others in our party all enjoyed their selections. The service seemed to get bogged down a bit...

1Thank JimVick
Farmington Hills, Michigan
Reviewed 5 July 2016

A step back in time, back to the good and relaxing times. Great food, friendly people and a great place to relax and see the sights of the area. Not your standard hotel room, much better, like the old days. We stayed in the suite and a regular room. Both rooms were well worth it!!! Gretchen the owner makes every...

Thank SharondJ
Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

This is a great place to stay. We only had lunch.good food and cooked just right. The side room with the bar was built for the movie. There is alot of movie info and pictures. Well worth the visit. Amazing this was used for the film and the actual murder bar is around the corner. What fun.

Thank John B
Reviewed 21 March 2016

Great piece of history in the U.P. James Stewart, others acted in the award winning movie "Anatomy of a Murder". A time honored classic. The owners have plenty of historical pictures and info on this. Good eats, beer, mixed drinks. Fun place to visit.

Thank Richard C
Reviewed 22 August 2015

True. After staying at the legendary Thunder Bay Inn, I had to buy the book from which the movie "Anatomy of a Murder" was based. You can just imagine the murder taking place at the bar and Mary up in one of the rooms upstairs! Gretchen and Wayne couldn't have been nicer or more gracious! The food in their restaurant...

1Thank Krista J
South Carolina
Reviewed 17 July 2015

Hotel was very nice but did not stay at it. The food was excellent. The wait staff was very helpful. We were able see the rooms used in making a movie and two wonderful sets of china. It really charming with front porch to rock on and large parlor to visit with friends.

1Thank rkilgo

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Additional Information about Thunder Bay Inn

Address: Besinger Road, Big Bay, MI 49808
Region: United States > Michigan > Upper Peninsula > Big Bay
Price Range: RM214 - RM448 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 17
Also Known As:
Thunder Bay Hotel Big Bay
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“Not all rooms have private baths.”
troyusa0727, 6 Jun 2015 | Read review
“Talk to Gretchen, the owner, about what your room needs are. They are all set up differently.”
Luv2snowmobile, 9 Mar 2015 | Read review
“We stayed in the Henry Ford room, go for it!”
Novak169, 3 Feb 2015 | Read review
“Choose the room that has the shower attached to it and make sure that the heat is turned on in your room.”
  • the large parlor/dining room
aromaticdancer, 1 Nov 2014 | Read review
“Nothing at this time...short stay. Our room was a queen single bed with joining bathroom...looking out on the parking lot but it was fine.”
J7952UFchristinec, 10 Jun 2014 | Read review
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