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at Bear Cove Inn

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Really enjoyed our stay at the Bear Cove. We travel quiet a bit and this is one of the best stays we've had. Rooms are super cut...
... appreciate how all the details were thought out to make each room different. The coffee mugs in our room even looked like...
... is very friendly and knowledgeable of the local area. The room was very clean and it was obvious they put a great deal of...
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How many adults are allowed to stay in the two-Bedroom Suite (Cottage)?
Answer from bearcoveinn
Jul 2020 |
We have a limit of 4 total guests allowed to stay in the cottage. This includes children, teens and adults.
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Judy D wrote a review Nov 2020
Clearfield, Pennsylvania63 contributions29 helpful votes
Really enjoyed our stay at the Bear Cove. We travel quiet a bit and this is one of the best stays we've had.
Rooms are super cute and well kept. Stayed one night in November and the owner could not have been nicer! Much nicer stay than the chain hotels. Highly recommend especially if you like the outdoors!!
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Kla wrote a review Oct 2020
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This little gem of a motel was the perfect overnight stay for my husband and I before heading to Mackinac island. Clean, cozy and unique rooms. Loved the forest theme! I’m always looking for locally owned restaurants and hotels when traveling and really love coming across special places like Bear Cove Inn. I appreciate how all the details were thought out to make each room different. The coffee mugs in our room even looked like little owls- so darn cute! The price was right and we would 10/10 recommend!
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Nickleson789 wrote a review Oct 2020
Grand Rapids, Michigan2 contributions1 helpful vote
This is certainly a quirky spot that beats any chain hotel stay. Elaine, the owner, is very friendly and knowledgeable of the local area. The room was very clean and it was obvious they put a great deal of money into designing and remodeling these rooms. Small touches go a long way. The tiled shower with stones, heat/massage chair, large flat screen, recessed lighting, and interesting decor all made for a wonderful experience. Quick drive to downtown or the casino. Highly recommend!
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from , Owner at Bear Cove Inn
Responded Oct 5, 2020
Thank you so much for choosing Bear Cove Inn and giving us such a wonderful detailed review. We appreciate it very much.
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Lori W wrote a review Jul 2020
Saint Cloud, Florida6 contributions
This is one of the most unique and cozy motels I’ve ever seen. And is now one of my favorites. Everything was clean and well thought out. We stayed in the Bear Den room with a king size bed. So well themed with bear decor! The owners make great use of the space with shelves. And the bed was very comfortable. Good location too. Close to town but away from the crowds. We also could walk down to Lake Huron for a great view of Mackinac Island. We enjoyed our stay!
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Linerguy wrote a review Jul 2020
Lawrenceburg, IN904 contributions456 helpful votes
Stayed here on a short trip to the U.P. and happy to say we had a great experience. My wife and I had the eagle room, and our friend had the forest room. Both were clean, everything was in good repair (furnishings looked new), and the decor was just plain fun. There were nice touches in the room, and the bed was comfortable.

The very nice lady at check-in offered some great info about local restaurants and the ferry service. She was very thorough in explaining all the rules (I got the feeling she doesn't take guff from anyone), and we were pleased to learn that she doesn't tolerate unruliness from her guests. No smoking, no drugs, etc.

It's apparent that she reads and responds to reviews here on TA, so, if I may be so bold, I would suggest that housekeeping run a vacuum attachment over the ceiling vent in the bathroom of the eagle room as there was a layer of dust on it (it happens). I also found a few black hairs in the bed on the sheets, but given how clean everything was, I'm sure it landed there while making the bed....I have no doubt that the sheets were clean and had been changed since the last guest.

As far as locations go, it's ideal. It's just far enough from town that it's nice and quiet, and it's about a three minute walk to the lake. There's a small store right next door that sells breakfast sandwiches, snacks, etc., and it's just down the road from Castle Rock.

Overall, we had a very positive experience and would have no problem returning for another stay.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Response from , Owner at Bear Cove Inn
Responded Jul 15, 2020
Thank you for review. You know I will respond.. haha. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and we wanted to thank you for pointing out the couple of issues found. We will take care of it. Thank you again.
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Questions & answers about the rooms

Answer from bearcoveinn
Jul 2020 |
We have a limit of 4 total guests allowed to stay in the cottage. This includes children, teens and adults.
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Answer from bearcoveinn
Aug 2018 |
Yes we do have a grassy area across the street from the rooms to park your truck and pontoon boat. Thanks Bear Cove Inn (owner)
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