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Deer Head Inn

Certificate of Excellence
109 Henry Street, Mackinaw City, MI 49701
Deer Head Inn

82 reviews from our community

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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Found myself in Mackinaw City on business (!) in early April, and could not have been more pleased with my stay at the Deer Head Inn. The Innkeepers went out of their way to make me feel comfortable - even offering me Cherry Chocolate Ice Cream in the evening as I was working on my laptop in the dining room.... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

My boyfriend and I stayed here for a weekend, and it was the best bed and breakfast experience I've ever had! The hosts, Barry and Nancy, are very accommodating, take the time to talk with their guests, and cook amazing breakfasts! We made friends with some other guests at the Inn, and every morning at breakfast Barry would regale us... More 

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Papillion, Nebraska
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Hubby and I snuck away for a long weekend and stayed in "The Wilderness Room" at the Deer Head Inn - oh my gosh, what fun! Beautiful (and comfortable!) king size bed, with a stained glass window behind us. Large suite which extended into the bathroom area, with one of those two sided gas fireplaces heating both sides. Hard wood... More 

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Lansing, Michigan
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45 hotel reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We stayed in the room pictured on the TA site. It was two rooms with a private bath. It was extremely clean and the bed was decent. It did have very nice linens. We enjoyed the "stars" on the ceiling of the sitting room. The breakfast was very good, fresh fruit, eggs, and many accompaniments. We enjoyed speaking with the... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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75 reviews 75 reviews
15 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Nancy (a practicing attorney) and Barry (the innkeeper extraordinaire) were welcoming and gracious hosts! Parking is a bit tricky ... on side of house down an alley. Full payment is expected as soon as you arrive and check-in. Home was decorated nicely with lots of little-touches that added to the experience. The location of this B&B, as many have noted,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 via mobile

We stayed in the Bear room for two nights. The owners are so wonderful and talkative. Sharing conversation with them and the other guests was very pleasant. The house is decorated very tastefully and meticulously. The beds were very clean and soft. The towels were very soft also. The room is very cozy and perfect for two. Breakfast was delicious... More 

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Goshen, Indiana
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Barry and Nancy were delightful hosts. The room was very clean and attractive and the breakfasts were over and above what we expected. Nancy even shared recipes for the delicious treats she created. We enjoyed getting to know our fellow travelers at the shared breakfast table. When we told them our next destination all had helpful hints and Nancy even... More 

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4 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

The inn is just steps from shops and the ferry to the island. The house is beautiful and very clean. The hosts are very nice and knowledgeable about the area and had great suggestions for things to do and places to eat. The breakfasts were delicious, eggs Benedict were my favorite. The only suggestion I have for them is to... More 

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Esko, Minnesota, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I would highly recommend this inn. We stayed in the Hemingway room which was very tastefully decorated,and very clean. The bed was very comfortable. I just loved the two leather chairs that were facing the fireplace! We had two wonderful breakfasts,very filling. Our hosts were eager to share tips on our trip to the island and things to do there.... More 

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16 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We had a lovely stay here! Our room (Hemmingway) was very clean with modern appointments, including a memory foam bed, a selection of pillows, wi-fi, fireplace, DVD player and whirlpool. Very comfortable and up-to-date even though the house is 100 years old. Breakfast was delicious both mornings, and Barry and Nancy were welcoming hosts, making sure all of the guests... More 

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