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6477 E Houghton Lake Dr, Houghton Lake, MI 48629
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Driftwood Resort
Ranked #5 of 14 hotels in Houghton Lake
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Bluffton, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Great winter get away....very convenient to cross country skiing....quiet, beautiful view of sunset across the lake.... very appreciated fireplace....very helpful, friendly hosts. Adding a game room and has dry firewood for use. Kitchen was well equipped. Easy to find and easy access to main roads/town.

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Driftwoodresort, Owner at Driftwood Resort, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Driftwood Resort. Thanks for the kind review!! More

Long Beach, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

a week long vacation on the lake? uh...yes please! stayed here last summer w/bf for a wedding & family reunion. so. much. fun! during our week at driftwood resort, we... - rented pontoons & took them out to the middle of the lake at sunset (a definite must!) - went fishing - had a ping-pong tournament in the game room... More

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Driftwoodresort, Owner at Driftwood Resort, responded to this review

Wow, Thank you for the wonderful remarks. If you 'hire' yourself out for marketing, we'd love to have you write ours! :) More

Commerce Township, Michigan
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

We decided to get away for some xc skiing and booked reservations here. The new owners are very nice. These cabins were built in the 1930's. It is the real deal. If you love rustic and clean this is the place. We were a little cold at first, but it was comfy at night. This has been a really cold... More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

My sister, 3 children, and I stayed here last February while cross-country skiing. It was very clean, comfortable, and the owners were very helpful. When we needed assistance, someone came immediately. We couldn't ask for more. For what it's worth, for a somewhat dated cabin (we actually liked that), the bathroom was WONDERFUL...that part was not dated (and that was... More

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Roselle, Illinois
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

We were there celebrating a friend's birthday. The grounds are impeccably kept. The cabins, though somewhat dated, were spotlessly clean. You get the idea that these people are passionate about what they do and they do it very well. I wish I had known about this place earlier. I will be back as often as I can going foward. There... More

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rockford michigan
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2010

Been comming here for over 30 years and never had a problem, Quiet and clean,.. the people who run the place are friendly and help when asked,.. this is a family place to stay with plenty too do,.. Very people friendly and clean,... Fishing is great too,.. Hily recomended!!!!!!!!

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Port Huron, Michigan
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2010

We have been coming to this resort for the past 15 years (35 years to Houghton Lake). It is by far the best resort on the North Shore, if not the whole lake. The other cottages are occupied the same week as us by similar long time visitors. As the range of ages of the renters varies from infants to... More

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Huntertown, Indiana
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2010

Driftwood is a wonderful place to stay. Exceptionally clean cabins and grounds. Probably the nicest place I have stayed on Houghton Lake. We have been coming here for 8 years and Houghton Lake for over 20 years and this is the cleanest place. This is a family tradition; my wife has been coming to the lake for over 40 yrs.... More

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Waterford, Michigan
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2010

It's a nice resort but the lady owner is rude, no people skills. She would yell at us for being too noisy in the middle of the afternoon. The lawn was cut at 9 am. While we were out playing horseshoes the lawn was being cut and it wasn't that high. They just have no clue how to relate to... More

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Driftwoodresort, Owner at Driftwood Resort, responded to this review

I would like to respond to the Rude owners review. I was never rude to you. I never yelled at you either. I did ask you to talk lower when it was 1:30AM and you were at the campfire being very loud. The music you were talking about was outside, and you expected the whole resort to listen to it... More

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Address: 6477 E Houghton Lake Dr, Houghton Lake, MI 48629
Location: United States > Michigan > Houghton Lake

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Driftwood Resort has 200+ feet of lakefront with 2 docks, 2 large community fire pits, 9 Log Cabins/cottages on the northeastern shore of Houghton Lake. All cabins/cottages are housekeeping units with complete kitchens. 4 of the Lakefront Cabins and the large Timber Cottage have natural wood burning fireplaces and are available throughout the year. All cabins/cottage rentals include a 14' boat, picnic table and charcoal grill.A large recreation building (ping pong table, air hockey, darts, game tables and a stock of games, cards, etc.) can be reserved for group events (reunions, retreats, etc).Plenty of parking on the grounds for boat/ATV/snowmobile trailers. Secure mooring available for renter's boats. ... more   less 
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