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Lansing, Michigan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Birchwood Inn the weekend of Oct 14th. Our room was clean, bed was comfortable. Best part was that our stay was very quite though it appeared that all rooms were full. Unlike at a big chain hotel where you can hear a lot of people noises in the hallway. I enjoyed our little balcony for our...

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Dayton
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Location is beautiful. Loved the vintage feel of the motel. Great room was welcoming. Beds and TV need to be replaced but very clean. Nice breakfast in the morning. Appreciated the "real eggs" in the shell and that bread is YUMMY. Super nice staff.

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Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Older rooms, not worth the price. No mini fridge, coffee maker, etc just a bed and tv. Lovely teal bath tub. Very basic continental breakfast. House keeping did clean room while we were out which was surprising.

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Lapeer, Michigan
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

We came to see the tunnel of trees which was very nice. The inn is in need of repair. The staff was friendly and we were given numerous coupons for restaurants in the area. I don't think we will go there again.

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Paw Paw, Michigan
Reviewed 13 September 2016

We (a group of 8) stayed at the Birchwood Inn for, our second time, from September 9-12, 2016. We booked the same room that we had last year, top floor King bed room with refrigerator and balcony. The room was exactly how we remembered it, comfortable, clean and inviting.The staff at Birchwood Inn is very helpful and nice. We have...

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Pelham Manor, New York
Reviewed 1 September 2016

Let me begin by saying that I have never given a bad review before. I really wanted to like Birchwood Inn, as it has promise. While rustic in appearance and upkeep, that was not the issue. (Other reviewers had commented negatively about this, so I had no illusions and had an idea of what to expect; I wasn't staying at...

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Lecanto, Florida
Reviewed 17 August 2016

Great location, quiet, clean, situated amidst an equestrian farm. It's rustic which some reviewers don't understand. We reserved a two bedroom suite which was spacious and private as it separate from the motel. Owner is on site, available and friendly. Beds were very comfortable and clean. Did not try the pool. The continental breakfast was standard donuts, bagels muffins toast...

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Bullard, Texas
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

We stopped for one night, having been at Pond Hill Farm all afternoon. This is a well maintained, older property. It is clean, not immaculate. The front desk employees were very cordial and helpful. We used an outdoor table to play board games. I felt good about the cost ($120) because it's a very expensive area.

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Oxford, Georgia
Reviewed 22 July 2016

We were in town for a family reunion and stayed here because were told it was rustic yet clean, and that it was the closest and most affordable nearby. Well, I may have been spoiled by other lakeside places I stayed for exactly the same money, but this place is seriously overpriced for what it is. NOTHING in this hotel...

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Traverse City, Michigan
Reviewed 18 July 2016

Big rooms, quiet setting, some rooms have a patio with privacy. Outdoor heated swimming pool very clean. Fire pit with seating and lots of wood to burn. Swings for children and pet friendly. Only a few minutes drive to Harbor Springs for some shopping, food and sights.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Close your eyes and picture a place to relax at in Northern Michigan. Cozy chairs, field stone fireplace, tranquil courtyard. A place with history, wood beams, and lodge decor. Throw in warm hospitality that comes naturally from a seasoned staff and you will find yourself at Birchwood Inn. Built in the early sixties as a corporate retreat for New Era Potato Chips, Birchwood Inn has been carefully preserved by the Innkeeper with the lodge aura intended by the builders. We welcome individual travelers and group gatherings alike. Birchwood Inn is perfect for family reunions, destination weddings, sporting groups, seminars, and of course corporate retreats. The philosophy of the original builder, comfortable surroundings fosters friendships, is deeply held by the Innkeeper of today. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Birchwood Inn

Address: 7291 S Lake Shore Dr, Harbor Springs, MI 49740-8925
Region: United States > Michigan > Emmet County > Harbor Springs
Price Range: RM418 - RM631 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Birchwood Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 43
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Birchwood Hotel Harbor Springs
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“The suite was a great choice and very private albeit more than a standard room rate as you would expect.”
 of 5 bubbles micros2014, 17 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Don't request a "Closet Room"”
 of 5 bubbles ErnestM356, 14 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Ask questions as there are several buildings.”
 of 5 bubbles carolyn1938, 17 Aug 2015 | Read review
“We stayed in 44. It's right next to the Fireside room, the breakfast bar and the lobby. It was perfect for me and my son and wife.”
 of 5 bubbles Dave-1A1, 9 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Ask for a room overlooking the courtyard.”
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