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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...

Thank principalpaul
Spring, Texas
Reviewed 27 July 2016

We loved this activity and it was well executed. You will learn a lot about elk and you will see many elk. It was a nice touch to have the owner of the resort, Jack, be our guide, because he knows so much about the history of the elk and the resort. It was also nice to have the owner...

1Thank annezehnder
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Arrived at the resort in the afternoon. Lovely spacious accommodations. The hour carriage ride before dinner at the lodge was enjoyable. Beautiful lush greenery and fun looking for elk. After an hour ride arrived at the lodge. Gracious hosts provided wine tasting and truly five course gourmet meal. The shrimp appetizer, soup, outstanding fresh salad, crown roast of pork and...

Thank Mary O
JackMatthiasTBResort, Owner at Thunder Bay Resort, responded to this review

Mary O, We thank you for your kind words about our resort, and are happy to hear you had a good stay with us. If you are interested in coming back for another opportunity other than the Elk Viewing, we also have our Murder Mystery weekends to offer. Of course, you can always come stay with us to play a...

Ann Arbor, Michigan
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

I learned about this trip through AAA. The carriage ride was fun, the dinner was wonderful! Truly a fun evening and the owner was so caring for all of the guests. My husband and I aren't wine drinkers, but they quickly came and offered us sparkling grape juice. Breakfast was very good and again the owner came and greeted all...

Thank Kirsten F
JackMatthiasTBResort, Owner at Thunder Bay Resort, responded to this review

Kristen F-- We are pleased to hear you had a good stay with us at the resort. If you would like to come back and stay with us, we also offer Murder Mystery weekends and you can always stay with us for a round of golf in our beautiful Northern Michigan golf course. -Jack Matthias, Owner

Macy, Indiana
Reviewed 15 July 2016

Enjoyed our 2-night stay. Accommodations are great. Enjoyed the entertainment, meals and carriage ride thru the elk preserve. Great gourmet meal prepared by the son of the owner after the carriage ride in the beautiful log cabin.

Thank Janet J
Flint, Michigan
Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

This place is hardly a resort. Given that Pickens are slim for hotels in the area of alpena, this place is rated highly. Hillman is a dive of a place...but quintessentially up north MI. It had a golf course. That's it. The deluxe suite was roomy for sure, with a little kitchenette and separate living and sleeping area. But dear...

2Thank pac0101
Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

Got a great deal on groupon . Had a very relaxing time , room was very clean ,staff was very friendly . Carpet older but clean walls seemed freshly painted . Only thing to make it better would be complementary breakfast it's expensive to travel and it would have helped with meal expense . Would return.

Thank Bonnie A
Plymouth, Indiana
Reviewed 4 July 2016

Just had a bus group of thirty-three stat hear. Wonderful place. Owner and staff were great. Rooms are very nice. The carriage ride aelk viewing was a lot of fun and the meal they serve you in their cabin was the best meal we had while on our trip. Keep up the good work.

Thank MelAng339
Walkerton, Indiana
Reviewed 3 July 2016

Very nice place to stay.. The rooms are very big. A little old but taken care of. Went in a bus trip and got yo enjoy carriage ride to see elk and the had a wonderful meal. Jack the owner is a very nice man. His don did the cooking for the meal and it was very good. Would recommend...

1Thank Pam S
Reviewed 27 June 2016

Great people run this establish. The owner gives personal attention to everything to ensure his guest have a pleasant stay and will want to return. The good food was exceptional. This was a great experience riding in horses drawn carriage through the woods to see elk very close.

1Thank Judy M

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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: RM471 - RM1,059 (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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“Try for a room with no one overhead”
leonardd959, 12 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Bottom floor rooms have easier access.”
jplas4, 6 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Get a room on the second floor--likely to be quieter.”
Bayboater9, 17 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Get the chalet, it is wonderful!”
DLKinMichigan, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“book early for the Murder Mystery weekend”
JohnN61, 7 Nov 2016 | Read review
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