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Reviewed 17 April 2015 via mobile

We arrived to a dilapidated, run down place. We gave them the benefit of the doubt & checked in & looked at the room. The carpet was matted & pilled. It obviously was a smoking room. COUGH! We ran as fast as we could. This made the Bates Motel look good.

3Thank Ajoy2b
danville illinois
Reviewed 9 February 2015

We're drawn back to Birchwood Inn time after time for nearby skiing and the beauty of the area. The Inn's location, near Harbor Springs, has a scenic, safe, secluded feeling. It sets on a country lane, a couple of miles outside the traditional summertime destination, which is the village of Harbor Springs. It reminds me of a New England village....

1Thank ujas
Bainbridge Island, Washington
Reviewed 26 August 2014

It's not a chain, it's not brand new, it's not pretentious, it's neither slick or fancy, but these are qualities I try to avoid in a hotel, so in that sense the Birchwood Inn is, from my standpoint, just right. The staff are very helpful, friendly, and capable. The rooms are spacious and comfortable, each one has its own little...

1Thank Da5idr
Longboat Key, Florida
Reviewed 9 August 2014

My friends and I just finished a painting workshop this week. The owners, staff and facilities were great. The staff went out of their way to help us with what ever we required.The rooms are nostalgic and extremely clean. They also have a heated pool.The breakfast had eggs, rolls, bagels, coffee and juice. The location is beautiful surrounded by horse...

Thank Karen G
Kent City
Reviewed 21 July 2014

We love traveling to beautiful northern Michigan and have stayed at numerous B&Bs and chain hotels. This rustic and unassuming hotel made out trip so much more enjoyable. Why? The cost was so reasonable that we had more money budgeted for some of the many more opportunities that the area offers! It was fun coming home with homemade mustards, beef...

Thank Bonnie B
Holland, Michigan
Reviewed 16 July 2014

We were looking forward to three nights at this Inn. We were disappointed with the mattress (the kind you both roll into the middle and end up holding on to the sides), the pillows seemed as if they were filled with rolled socks. the toilet barely flushed, the tub was dirty, "breakfast" uneatable- with the cheapest coffee and stale bagels....

3Thank Jan P
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Reviewed 4 February 2014

I've stayed at the Birchwood Inn several times; in both the summer and winter. And I've read the reviews; both positive and negative. So let me sum it up this way. If you're looking for a shiny new resort with all the finest finishes and latest 'up north' decorating fashion, then you will probably be disappointed with the Birchwood Inn....

2Thank John D
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Reviewed 6 January 2014

The Birchwood Inn has just what you want in a family-friendly motor lodge -- clean, comfortable rooms; a we-love-pets attitude; lots of knotty pine and board games in the great room; and a restful setting overlooking Lake Michigan and horse pastures. Sure, it's a little dated and could use some freshening here and there, but it's not the place to...

2Thank JRB1501
Tecumseh, Canada
Reviewed 20 October 2013

My husband and I stayed at The Birchwood Inn on October 13-14. Their rates are reasonable and the room was everything we hoped for; super clean, retro style décor, friendly staff, quiet and close to The Tunnel of Trees. It was an amazing getaway and brought us back in time.

1Thank Traveller910911
Hoorn, The Netherlands
Reviewed 9 September 2013

Plenty of charm for the price...just love the area and this makes it affordable ....would definitely return...all the rooms are equally quiet off any road noise.....so much beauty to explore in the area

1Thank manbijthond

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  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Family Rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • 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: RM414 - RM629 (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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“Don't request a "Closet Room"”
ErnestM356, 14 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Ask questions as there are several buildings.”
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.”
Dave-1A1, 9 Jul 2015 | Read review
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