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American Oak Resort

112 Jefferson, Houghton Lake, MI 48629
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Ranked #3 of 14 Hotels in Houghton Lake
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband and I rented 2 wave runners on a very busy weekend(Bud Bash) despite the fact that they were clearly very busy they were extremely professional, friendly and thorough in explaining the use and rules of the jet skis. Upon return we were asked multiple times if we had, had a good time, and also thanked for returning the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very accommodating when scheduling wave runner rentals. Not like other places we tried that were booked days in advance. They had a lot of irons in the fire with their cottage rentals, but who's in a rush when on vacation anyway? Changing facilities available and the wave runner equipment appeared to be new. Highly recommended.

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Massillon, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I trailered our ATVs here for a few days. We rented a nice rustic cabin, had a flat screen tv, full kitchen and bath. The cabin was very clean and does not allow smoking inside, which is awesome! The cabins are nestled in a grove of trees, a short walk from the lake. We were greeted by... More 

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Clarkston, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We rented a pontoon boat. It certainly wasn't new. The canopy was not stock to the boat and was bouncing around a little and one of the cords had dry rot on it and broke. The controls were very worn. The radio was disconnected. They felt we bent the prop., maybe we did maybe we didn't but there was an... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed at American Oaks Resort with my teenage son and two of his friends. We had a great time. Joann who runs the front desk and reservations was great and very helpful when we had questions as to were to eat or go shopping. We had one of our wave runners take on water and was not sure what to... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

American oak resort was a great little getaway for the family. The perfect location to see and do everything. So nice that they allow responsible pet owners to bring the whole family, plus the price is affordable.

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Milford, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

I wanted to take my son for a weekend up north as a gift for his 18th birthday. Intended to rent a couple ATV's and this place fit the bill perfectly, at least on paper. Was a bit leery as I hadn't been in this exact area, but in talking with Joanna during reservation process, my concerns were calmed. Our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

My husband and I were looking for a cute, cozy, and quiet little cabin in northern Michigan to celebrate our anniversary and that is exactly what we found here. We were greeted by Joanna and she was so sweet, always making sure we were comfortable and having a good time. We took our four wheelers with us to go on... More 

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Farmington Hills, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

I've been looking for a good resort in this area for years and finally found it. The owner Art and his wife Sarintra were outstanding with hospitality and customer satisfaction. We had rented (2) cabins for a weekend of snowmobiling. Several in our group rented sleds from Art. These sleds were in near brand new condition and handled the same.... More 

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Livonia, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

My friends and I have stayed at American Oak Resort for the first weekend of Tip Up Town for 20 years. Art J has owned it for the last 18 years or so. Every year the resort seems to get better. We have stayed in the cabins since Art became the owner. The cabins are cozy, comfortable, clean and close... More 

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