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Thunder Bay Inn

Besinger Road, Big Bay, MI 49808
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Thunder Bay Inn
Ranked #2 of 2 Big Bay B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Blaine, Minnesota
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

Even though it was early spring, and we were the only people in the place, she laid out quite a spread for the breakfast buffet, and now takes the time to greet us and talk to us anytime she sees us in Big Bay. The rooms are like stepping back in time, and enjoying a summer thunderstorm from the huge... More

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Jackson, Michigan
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

We came here for the Friday fish dinner special (A choice of white fish or perch with french fries & coleslaw.) It was excellent. They serve traditional fare with no surprises. The staff was exceptionally friendly and accommodating. The inn is an historic structure that has been nicely restored.

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Traverse City
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

my wife , me, son, daughter in law, and grand kids, returned to big bay to see what the old place looked like, both of my kids were born there. we had lunch at the thunder bay inn and i can say that, this visit was well worth the trip. the food was out of this world and the service... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

This is a great place to get-a-way to for the weekend. A fire in the fireplace, a movie to watch after a great meal in the restaurant. Wayne and Gretchen are wonderful hosts. Thanks for such a relaxing evening.

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Saint Charles, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

Every time I come to Big Bay I eat here. First I always order is a bowl of chili that is perfect. Always was served in timely matter, food was well coked and hot. Decent restaurant. Never had a chance to stay in but the time will come. As far as the restaurant - the food is good, bathroom might... More

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Wayland, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

My husband and I had a wonderful experience at Thunder Bay Inn! We stayed for three nights while visiting family in the area. The rates are unbeatable! Our room was just so comfortable! It was very quiet...never heard a thing! We loved the lounge area, with a fireplace and a piano. Even a tv if you want to watch movies.... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

We stayed at the Inn on black Friday ....enjoyed the cozy bar with the fireplace roaring, oh and bring an armload of wood on the way in. Had the cudighi burger and beer battered fish which we enjoyed. these entrees were served with fries which were very good. The room was sparse but but very quiet and the company was... More

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Leelanau County, Michigan
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55 reviews 55 reviews
12 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

The lodging was comfortable, but decorated in a spartan way. Not alot of furnature or frills. But when only a comfortable bed, clean surroundings are required, it more than fit the bill. The pub portion of the inn was decorated in north-woods style, with knotty pine wall panels, fish mounts, and photos. The food was excellent. I ordered the soup... More

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Marquette, Michigan
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

Having called ahead to find out what the "soup of the day" was, and having traveled 85 miles to this restaraunt, we were disappointed to find they did not have the soup. Still, we stayed and ordered fish fry dinner. The waitress was extremely slow, service was terrible and the food nothing to write home about. No one, including the... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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58 reviews 58 reviews
23 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

Have you ever wished to find a really cool, cozy, comfortable bar to while away a wintry or stormy afternoon? This is the place. What a surprise, and utter delight, to discover this place for my first visit this past weekend. I stopped in with my business partner and realtor while in the area to look at land deals. The... More

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Also Known As:
Thunder Bay Hotel Big Bay
Thunder Bay Hotel
Thunder Bay Inn Big Bay, Michigan
Address: Besinger Road, Big Bay, MI 49808
Location: United States > Michigan > Upper Peninsula > Big Bay
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Ranked #2 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Big Bay
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