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Balsams Resort

1464 W US 2, Saint Ignace, MI 49781
Balsams Resort
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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frankenmuth
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013 via mobile

The Balsams was the perfect place for our family of 5 to stay while we explored the U.P., it looked unique and comfy on it's website and it was! Loved the private beach across the highway, and the cool trails to explore around the property. The first night we stayed in adjoining motel rooms that had all the amenities, i.e.... More 

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Galloway, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

We really enjoyed our time here at The Balsams Resort. We rented cabin #8, the furthest back in the woods and right on the Moran Creek. They have several cabins and several motel rooms. Our cabin was clean and rustic, and nestled deep in the woods. The owners were very friendly and accommodating, and the rates are reasonable. One of... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

Stayed one night in a two bed motel room. I did not think to ask if the rooms were air-conditioned - they were not and this was a time where the temperatures were in the 90's. This is an old property, I would guess 1950's. They have done an excellent job of updating and decorating but the back half of... More 

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Lansing, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

We stayed at Balsams for 2 nights during the first week of July. We got a motel room with 2 beds, a table, fridge, microwave, coffee maker, etc for a great price. Beds were comfy and there was enough space for the two of us and our two golden retrievers. The beach across the street was sandy and shallow and... More 

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Alpena, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Four of us took a motorcycle trip last night from lower Michigan across the Mackinac Bridge to scratch that off the bucket list of one of the girls on the trip! We had made reservations by phone about two weeks earlier with the Balsams Resort to stay at their motel. We knew we would be checking in late, and we... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

Stayed in Cabin 8 (1 br & futon in living room). Liked the price, flexibility (could book two nights, not tied to a whole week), staff responsiveness, and location. Cabin was old, but serviceable; loved being nestled in the cedars. Some utensils, but not exhaustive supply, in kitchen (could use a bottle opener and tongs). Had to ask staff for... More 

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Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

Came here with my grandson after much research. We were looking for the log cabin in woods experience close to a sandy beach. At one time this was a family resort but after our experience I question that term. One of the cabins was rented to a group of loud, drunken, lewd college young people. That ruined the experience for... More 

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Flat Rock, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

The staff is friendly. The location was great. The price was reasonable. Scenery was beautiful. The cabin seemed cute. But then we were in it and we saw a mouse. The cabin is buried in the forest so creatures happen. We tried dealing with it, but all you could hear throughout the night was the mice running about trying to... More 

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Battle Creek, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

Each year my husband and I come to Saint Ignace in Michigan. Sometimes we bring our kids and sometimes we don't. This year (2012) will be our 10th year coming up and our 2nd year at the Balsams Resort. I WILL NEVER STAY ANYWHERE ELSE AGAIN! Our experience was absolutely wonderful. We loved everything about it. I have NOTHING bad... More 

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michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

We have always wanted to stay here with their own beach access. But it was always full. Loved the beach. Shallow water for a long disntace. The water is warm. The beach is in a cove and so shallow. We were here for 4 nights and we very happy with our stay. We stayed in room 5 with our saint... More 

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