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downers grove illinois
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 May 2016

A wonderful place to stay for a weekend get away on one of the most beautifully clean lakes in Michigan. The rooms are clean and comfortable with kitchenettes. And the owners are kind and helpful. My friend and I have stayed there for many years and it never fails to satisfy. I am always sad to leave. Also, check out... More 

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1 Thank lookingtorelax52
Charleston, South Carolina
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66 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2015

I would really like to keep this hidden gem all to myself! We stayed at Northwind Resort the first week of June, & could not have had a more positive experience. The location is perfect, it's on the Northwest tip of Torch Lake, near the Torch River Bridge & Marina. There are nine 1 bedroom efficiencies, three with water views.... More 

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Detroit, MI
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90 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2015 via mobile

This is our 4th year in a row to this resort. It is my favorite summer vacation. Torch lake is the most beautiful special lake I've ever boated on. The sand bar is so much fun. We love going down the torch river and up to clam lake. This resort is the perfect location for everything. I love sitting on... More 

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1 Thank kdxdana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2014

First off, I would like to say I read all the wonderful reviews about this place and was very hopeful coming here. My husband booked it and assured me everything on this lake is nice. WRONG! Don't get me wrong, location was wonderful, however, the room was DISGUSTING! As soon as you walked in the door you got a blow... More 

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4 Thank am616
East Lansing, MI
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45 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2014

We got so lucky to do a road trip to Torch Lake without any plans and found this gem that had vacancy. During check in, Michelle, one of the owners who is so kind, explained some people book a year in advance, especially for the lake front room...and I understand why!!!! If you are able to get room 9 (8... More 

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1 Thank ktrost
Clarkston
1 review
Reviewed 26 October 2013

There is something about Torch Lake and it's unique beauty that calls us back year after year. Northwind is a great way to experience the lake. The affordable and flexible accommodations offer you a great view and access to the lake. We really enjoy bringing our boat and exploring Torch along with the other accessable lakes. After a day on... More 

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Thank Gregg W
Canton, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 October 2013

I have been vacationing on Torch Lake since the mid 1980s. My family just loves it there and it is one of our absolute favorite vacation spots ! With that said, we have stayed at Northwind Resort for the past 20 years and have been there through several different owners and many updates. I have read all the reviews on... More 

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1 Thank 12LisaK23
Canton, Michigan
1 review
Reviewed 31 August 2013

My family has been renting from Northwind Resort for the last 20 years and we have worked with 4 different owners. The sisters that currently own Northwind have been the nicest and most welcoming. They are friendly, accommodating and make you feel like you are part of their family. This is by far my family's family vacation spot. There is... More 

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Thank steckmanhere
Wixom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 August 2013

The resort is one of a kind on beautiful Torch Lake. We are boaters and you can dock right at the resort. All the amenities of home in most units, microwave, toaster, coffeepot, refridgerator, dishes ,nice picnic tables, grills and campfires. Nice to meet and interact with other families. Nothing like the stars above at night and water glistening from... More 

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Waterford, Michigan
1 review
Reviewed 21 August 2013

We just returned from our trip to Torch Lake. This was our 4th year in a row to stay at the Northwind Resort. WHAT A GREAT LOCATION! The owners have always been friendly and welcoming and we always meet nice people on the large deck overlooking the water. Excellent spot to watch the parade of boats as they head out... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)

Additional Information about Northwind Resort Motel

Address: 12553 SW Torch Lake Dr, Rapid City, MI 49676-9333
Region: United States > Michigan > Kalkaska County > Rapid City
Number of rooms: 9
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Call very early in the year as rooms are snatched up quickly.”
 of 5 bubbles lookingtorelax52, 12 May 2016 | Read review
“Get a water view room, you won't be disappointed! Torch Lake is simply spectacular, & almost like being in the Caribbean.”
 of 5 bubbles illegallyblonde2, 15 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Go to a different hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles am616, 16 Sep 2014 | Read review
“The lake front rooms are awesome but I bet they can get loud when the sand bar is busy. Rooms 8 and 9 have the best view of the lake/channel”
 of 5 bubbles ktrost, 24 Jun 2014 | Read review
“The lakeside rooms offer a great view of the water.”
 of 5 bubbles 372greggw, 26 Oct 2013 | Read review
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