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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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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Morganfield
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed at this resort overnight while on a bus tour to Mackinac Island.. The hospitality of the owner and staff was excellent.. The meal served in the cabin was wonderful. We went on the carriage ride to view the elk and our guide Jack was very informative and interesting. The room had a sleeping area, a small kitchen area with... More

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed in the RV part of this resort. Hook up facilities were first rate. Played golf-course was challenging and in great shape. Kudos to the owners. We went on the carriage ride and had dinner following. Well worth the money. It is really a down home friendly place. I would gladly return.

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Strongsville, Ohio
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55 reviews 55 reviews
11 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed at this resort via a bus tour group on our way to Mackinac Island....essentially this is a family owned facility that includes a golf course, game reserve, and lodging. Upon arrival we were given the keys to our room (more like a suite) and staff promptly delivered luggage. Room had living room/kitchen with bathroom and separate bed room with... More

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

Thank-you Linda It's really nice to get high marks from someone who travels a lot and has done a number of reviews. More

Brecksville, Ohio
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just returned from Thunder Bay Resort. Lovely family-owned resort with hands-on operations. Accommodations are large, clean, comfortable and overlooking the 18 hole golf course. Included in our package was accommodations, a carriage ride through their private elk preserve with lots of viewing of elk in their natural habitat. We stopped at the resort's lovely lodge where the owners prepared a... More

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

Thank-you very much for the nice review. Our Elk Viewing, Carriage Ride Dinner and Wine Tasting is very unique - nothing else quite like it that we are aware of East of the Rockies. We are fortunate to have wonderful staff and we all try very hard to make sure our guests enjoy their stay. More

Chesterfield, Michigan
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

My wife and I just stayed at Thunder Bay resort this past weekend with 9 other couples. The golf staff was pleasant and I enjoyed playing the course (except for my putting). However, the hotel staff and more specifically, the management was not very friendly or accomidating. After arriving late from a day of golf, dinner, etc... we went to... More

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

I have been fully informed about this guest's behaviors and demands. One of the very few draw backs of "Trip Advisor" is that a very small percentage of guests will use the threat of writing a bad review to get a free stay. His group had been partying and drinking - which is fine and part of the reason you... More

Cedar Springs, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

My husband and I stayed Saturday and Sunday night. The suite was clean, but very outdated, and on Saturday night, it was quiet. it's nice that the resort is not near a busy highway, so there weren't any traffic noises. Due to the wooden stairs and walkways, the housekeeping carts were quite noisy early Sunday morning, though. We were at... More

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

We have taken steps to deal with some of the issues raised in this review.. 45 tube type 24" TV's dating to the early 1990s have been replaced in our 34 units with 2014 32" Viseo TVs that are extremely energy efficient and have wonderful picture quality The TV channel selections and quality have been improved and expanded. We now... More

midland, mi
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152 reviews 152 reviews
16 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We had a group of six, three couples, and stayed at one of the chalets. It was also a "murder/mystery" weekend event. First, I'll cover the amenities, lodging and food.... - Chalet: Check in was a breeze, nice staff. Chalet was a 3 bedroom two story 2 full bath. Two queen bedrooms upstairs share a bath. Queen bedroom on first... More

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

Thank-you Roger for the very nice review. Roger is correct - our Murder Mystery Weekends are pretty intense - you are deputized and put to work solving crimes that occur over the weekend long event. So we work you pretty hard, but they can be very challenging and great fun. Every plot can be different. Nice prizes are awarded. Many... More

Canton, Michigan
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

We did Elk Viewing Feb. 16-17. Check in was smooth. Our villa, 2 bedroom, 2 bath was very spacious and well supplied. We came with another couple and we each had plenty of private room. The Elk viewing was very informative. Jack, the owner, is very knowledgeable and didn't seem the least robotic or bored with his narrative even though... More

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

Thank-you for the very nice review. Nice to hear from a fellow business owner. You are correct I have done this event over 1000 times and I love doing - try to do every one we do and hate to miss one. Elk are truly remarkable animals and I never get tired of seeing them or talking about them and... More

Carsonville, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Wow! Had been wanting to do the elk viewing and gourmet dinner trip for some time, and finally did it. I would recommend this to anyone. The sleigh ride out was great, we saw elk and our sleigh driver and tour guide kept us in stitches! The gourmet dinner and wine tasting at the cabin were top notch! Wonderful food... More

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

Thank you for the very nice review. Your reaction is exactly the kind we strive to achieve. We are fortunate to have a great staff and have a good time bringing you this event. We often hear people say they have heard good things and have had us on their bucket list for a long time before actually coming to... More

Gladwin, Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

A 1 star rating would get read more but that's not what this resort nor it's employees deserve. I read some of the reviews before we went to the resort for a New Years Eve getaway. (90% of the negative reviews talked about little things that should not even play any roll in your experience. Unless you're an interior decorator... More

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

Wow Art! Love your perspective and your sense of humor. Art is describing our New Year's Eve Party - which is a great event. Where our regular ride and dinner is about 4 hours - this party is about 6.5 hours and features Mike Ridley who is a fabulous entertainer - comedian, song writer, guitarist and singer. The five course... More

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Address: 27800 M-32, Hillman, MI 49746
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Location: United States > Michigan > Hillman
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Also Known As:
Thunder Bay Hotel Hillman
Thunder Bay Resort Michigan/Hillman

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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 
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