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Detroit, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016

What a lovely place to stay, right on the beautiful golf course. We stayed in a deluxe suite. The beds were comfy, the rooms were spacious, the bathrooms were clean, and the living room was comfortable.

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Fairfield, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016

we were on the road for several hours looking for "a viewing of thundering elks". Upon finding the "elk cabin" ,it was a large log cabin with a stone fireplace. they explained the meal. 5 courses!. an appetizer, soup, salad, main course, and dessert. plus the wine for all that. the food was excellent beyond belief. then we went looking... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Rooms are huge and clean, view of beautiful golf course, gorgeous live elk, truly gourmet dinner in cabin in woods. All transport by horse drawn carriage. Just perfect for our two night stay. Traveled from SC to Mackinac Is., MI and back on Top of the Line Tours. Would love to visit this lovely place again.

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Millersville, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Spent one day- a horse carriage ride through the woods to see elk - this was the beginning of the mating season and to hear the call is thrilling -delicious gourmet dinner at the lodge - a nice golf course

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Thank snowminx2
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed here over the Labor Day long weekend as it was close to my parents property. We did not golf or see any local attractions. This campground is all full hook up, level asphalt sites with paved patio and metal patio set. Large pine trees. It has the strongest wifi I have ever encountered camping. No site fire rings... More 

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Chatham, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016

This is not just a stay at a lovely wooded area with a golf course. This is a getting back to nature with walks, horse drawn wagon rides, and a 5 star meal in a beautiful lodge like cabin. I don't play golf but there were several golfers enjoying the course. We saw lots of elk and after our lovely... More 

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Atascadero, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

I traveled to Hillman for a surprise party for my brother's 80th. I was very happy to find a room in this cozy area of the backwoods of Michigan. I actually ended up with a "villa!" Plenty of space, 1 full size bedroom, a full kitchen , bath and even a front porch overlooking the golf course. The decor could/should... More 

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Lansing, MI
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016

Thunder Bay Resort is somewhat isolated in Northern Michigan which is fine. Large rooms and we had one with a golf course view. Mattresses above average, not great. Good WiFi. Rather dated décor but acceptable, especially with all the room it affords. Smallish refrigerator could use updating and the a/c (was a hot spell) was very loud. One unit on... More 

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Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Came on a group tour and warmly greeted by Carrie and Hanna. Got to our rooms quickly and luggage was there in an instant. (Win!) A few hours after arrival we ate 5 course meal prepared by Spencer (Win!) Elk viewing in- between. Al and Jack did a spectacular 'through the woods ' tour.( WIN!) Very unique experience that was... More 

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Midland, Michigan
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Reviewed 2 August 2016

Wow what an exceptional place. We stayed only one night but wish we could have stayed a week. Played a round of golf on a beautifully landscaped course cut from the woods of Northern Michigan, took part in an Elk viewing carriage ride to see wild Elk. Saw great Bulls, some female Elk and two young calves. After the ride... More 

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JackMatthiasTBResort, Owner at Thunder Bay Resort, responded to this review

paleojoe-- Thank you for your review on our resort. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us, and hope to see you again soon. If you have already done the Elk Viewing Carriage Ride, we suggest checking out some of the other events we have to offer, such as our Murder Mystery Weekends. -Jack Matthias, Owner More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Golf Course
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Resting on over 400 acres of Northern Michigan's stunning landscape, Thunder Bay Resort is the perfect retreat for your weekend escape! Complete with a state-of-the-art, Full-Service RV park, Deluxe Lodging poised on our pristine 18-hole golf course and a 160 acre Elk preserve, Thunder Bay Resort is truly a destination for all seasons. Enjoy the outdoors? Then take advantage of the amenities hosted by Thunder Bay Resort including snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, biking, hiking, horseshoes, and the Resort's award-winning, signature Elk Viewing Carriage Ride, Gourmet Dinner & Wine Tasting Event! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Thunder Bay Resort

Address: 27800 M-32, Hillman, MI 49746
Region: United States > Michigan > Hillman
Price Range: RM480 - RM662 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Thunder Bay Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 34
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“We were on the second floor. It was quiet. The views were spectacular.”
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“Overall a very quiet place”
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“There are two buildings with a number of attached cabins.”
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