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Borchers Canoe & Kayak

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101 Maple St, Grayling, MI 49738-1509
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Fantastic Customer Service and Fun Weekend Canoe Camping

Just got back from a very fun overnight trip down the Au Sable. The people at Borcher's were... read more

Reviewed September 25, 2017
Matt_Matt_99
We've been going to Borchers for probably 12 years now

Every year my friends and I do a canoe/kayak camping trip. Previously we used another livery but... read more

Reviewed August 22, 2017
Jim W
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Borchers Canoe & Kayak is family owned, operated, and oriented. We provide canoe & kayak rental on the beautiful AuSable River. Trips ranges in length from 2 1/2 - 5 1/2 hour daytrips to overnight camping trips. Our bed & breakfast provides riverfront accommodations year round. Six guest rooms, full breakfast, and a casual atmosphere allow our guests to relax and enjoy the great outdoors.
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101 Maple St, Grayling, MI 49738-1509
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Reviewed September 25, 2017

Just got back from a very fun overnight trip down the Au Sable. The people at Borcher's were extremely friendly, helpful, and efficient. The return shuttle was there waiting for us on time and Borcher's was very flexible with the pick-up time. (Including the ability...More

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Borchers_Canoe, Owner at Borchers Canoe & Kayak, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2017

Thank you for your review. We are glad you had a fun trip. Borchers lives on "river time" which always includes some flexibility. Thank you for mentioning cell reception, not all carriers have good reception in our area. We hope this information is helpful to...More

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Reviewed August 22, 2017

Every year my friends and I do a canoe/kayak camping trip. Previously we used another livery but they couldn't accommodate us one year. It turned out to be a good thing, as we went to Borcher's. Over the years they have *always* been easy to...More

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Borchers_Canoe, Owner at Borchers Canoe & Kayak, responded to this reviewResponded September 2, 2017

Thank you for your review and kind words. We are so glad you found "Grayling's Best Kept Secret" over 12 years ago. It has been a "good thing" for us. We look forward to working with you in the future.

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Reviewed August 12, 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed Borcher's in our pre-kids days and were happy to come back with them. We called the morning we wanted to canoe and they had availability. When we arrived they went over everything about the trip with us. The canoes are upgraded, have molded...More

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Borchers_Canoe, Owner at Borchers Canoe & Kayak, responded to this reviewResponded September 2, 2017

Thank you for your review. We appreciate the way you outlined the rental process for our future guests and your comments on our equipment, staff, and bathrooms. We are delighted that you have been with Borchers from your pre-kid days and are still returning!

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Reviewed August 8, 2017 via mobile

Everything about this outfit was completely top-notch~from our first inquiry until we finished our canoe trip! Every single employee was terrific!

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Borchers_Canoe, Owner at Borchers Canoe & Kayak, responded to this reviewResponded September 2, 2017

Thank you for your comments. We are delighted that you found everything top-notch and that our staffers took good care of you. Come back and see us, again.

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Reviewed August 2, 2017 via mobile

We went here because they offer the 5.5 hour trip that nobody else offers. So glad we chose this place for our day trip. The people were really helpful, the place was clean, neat and orderly. There is many different choices for your river trip,...More

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Borchers_Canoe, Owner at Borchers Canoe & Kayak, responded to this reviewResponded September 2, 2017

Thank you for your review. We are so glad you chose our place! We appreciate your outline of the many options available. Thanks for pointing out that "This is the place to start your trip!" We look forward to seeing you again.

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Reviewed August 1, 2017

My wife and I have stayed and kayaked three times at Borcher's. We have very much enjoyed our stay. The rooms are very neat and comfortable. The B&B has served excellent breakfasts and the host is very friendly and accomodating, a real bonus. The river...More

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Borchers_Canoe, Owner at Borchers Canoe & Kayak, responded to this reviewResponded September 2, 2017

Thank you for your kind words. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and found our staff friendly and competent. We look forward to seeing you again.

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Reviewed July 26, 2017

absolute pleasure, wonderful people.. thanks for a memory that will last our family for years. the river is incredible and crystal clear...

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Borchers_Canoe, Owner at Borchers Canoe & Kayak, responded to this reviewResponded September 2, 2017

Thank you for your review. The pleasure is all ours. Family memories are what Borchers is all about. We hope to see you again.

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Reviewed July 25, 2017

I will stay there, if possible, anytime I'm back in the area. My wife and, I booked this B & B last minute, on our way north. Very friendly host, our room "The Berry room" was very cozy, and comfortable. The room, and the utilities...More

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Borchers_Canoe, Owner at Borchers Canoe & Kayak, responded to this reviewResponded September 2, 2017

Thank you for your comments. We are so glad you found us. We are pleased that you had a chance to try kayaking and experience the beautiful AuSable River. We are delighted that you found our home cozy and comfortable. We look forward to your...More

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Reviewed July 25, 2017

what a great place to stay and kayak with.... best of the best in service... all the staff are friendly and professional.

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Borchers_Canoe, Owner at Borchers Canoe & Kayak, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2017

Thank you for your review. We appreciate that our guests are the best of the best!

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Reviewed July 22, 2017 via mobile

Well rented a canoe and a kayak for a 5 1/2 hour trip. It was a lovely trip download this gentle river. Borcher's was great: we were in and out of the water in 10 minutes at either end. The staff were friendly and intelligent....More

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Borchers_Canoe, Owner at Borchers Canoe & Kayak, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2017

Thank you for your comments. We always appreciate comments about our staff and are extremely proud of our crew. We are glad you had a perfect day!

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