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27800 M-32, Hillman, MI 49746
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Thunder Bay Resort
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Hillman
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Novi, Michigan
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53 reviews 53 reviews
8 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We reserved the two night New Year's package not knowing what to expect, except that it would be a casual affair. The accommodations were fine, not elaborate. The evening started with Happy Hour in the resort bar as we waited for our one hour sleigh/wagon ride to see the Elk raised by the owner of the resort. The night was... More 

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

Thanks for the nice review. Mike Ridley is a fabulous entertainer, and combined with an expanded version of our Elk Viewing, Carriage/Sleigh Ride, Gourmet Dinner - it makes a world class party! For those who might be interested and don't want to wait a whole year - Mike will be back for a similar event to Celebrate St Patty's Day... More 

Lake Odessa, Michigan
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71 reviews 71 reviews
21 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is our second year to choose a COLD event for our New Years Eve. This was also our 20th wedding anniversary. We purchased the New Years eve package which included a great condo for 2 nights that could of slept up to 8 people, our breakfasts, elk viewing and wagon or sleigh ride pulled by HUGE horses. Once we... More 

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Washington, Michigan
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We decided after reading an excellent article in a recent edition of the Detroit News about the Elk Viewing/Dinner at Thunder Bay Resort to take a couple of days during the Christmas holiday and see what it was all about. We were not disappointed. Although mother nature did not cooperate with snowfall, the temperatures were very crisp and the hot... More 

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Ypsilanti, Michigan, United States
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We did the murder mystery weekend at Thunder Bay. And it was AMAZING! You come in Friday night to a dessert reception, and you get a breakdown of the clues, the suspects in the "murder" and the rules, and then you start searching! The hotel on premises each held one suspects belongings, and you got to search every nook and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I took my mom to the Murder Mystery Weekend November 7, 2014. We had no idea what to expect. Thunder Bay had everything covered. The median age was probably 35ish. The guests and staff were the friendliest group of folks I could've ever hoped for. There was something to keep you busy/entertained the entire weekend. The Murder Mystery game is... More 

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Grass Lake, Michigan
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

A SUPER FUN 3 day Murder Mystery w/lodging in a beautiful Chalet, meals, elk tour/carriage ride/wine tasting/gourmet dinner. The action & fun are non stop. Host Jack and family down to earth & caring!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

A trip to Thunder Bay Resort for their Murder Mystery weekend was one of the best ideas my family has ever had. At first I did not realize the Mystery of the weekend would start so soon. Two of the other guests started to get into a word fight near our table which was a little awkward, but then it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We just returned home from spending the most marvelous weekend at Thunder Bay Resort for their special Murder Mystery Weekend. The murder mystery was such fun to play! Although we only guessed one murderer out of three correct and never did find any of the murder weapons, we couldn't have had more fun if we had won. But this was... More 

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

Thank-you Gail !!! Wonderful review and great descriptions. Murder Mysteries are great fun - but be warned we "work" you pretty hard and it goes on for most of the weekend. We have another one this weekend. We do 4 or 5 weekends a year - next ones will be late March - early April. They are labor intensive for... More 

Howell, Michigan, United States
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Great weekend at Thunder Bay Resort, rooms are spacious and clean, Elk viewing was a great experience made even better with great guides and wagon drivers. The great weather was a plus. The dinner and wine tasting was awesome. If you are looking for a north Michigan weekend getaway with great hosts and even better food, give them a try.

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

Thanks Jay P for the nice review! Glad you had an "awesome time." Our "Elk Viewing, Carriage/Sleigh Ride, Gourmet Dinners and Wine Tastings" are really a unique experience. We are not aware of anything comparable being done East of the Rockies. It is typically about a 4 hour event - not all that easy to explain - but appeals to... More 

Taylor, Michigan
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

My husband and I stayed at Thunder Bay Resort for the weekend. We arrived on a Friday night and had dinner in the restaurant at the resort. Afterward we both agreed that we should have gone to Alpena for dinner. The food was definitely lacking. My suggestion would be to shrink the menu ( it had many selections) and have... More 

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

Thank-you Janice for the thoughtful review. I'm sorry that dinner on Friday night did not meet your expectations. Our Clubhouse Grill needs to meet a wide variety of expectations from breakfast, lunch and dinner - casual burgers, pizza, Friday Night Fish Fry and beer in a sports bar atmosphere to dinner entrees. We try to deliver good food, good value... More 

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Address: 27800 M-32, Hillman, MI 49746
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Location: United States > Michigan > Hillman
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 34
Also Known As:
Thunder Bay Hotel Hillman
Thunder Bay Resort Michigan/Hillman

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