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Driftwood Resort

6477 E Houghton Lake Dr, Houghton Lake, MI 48629-8304
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 06/24/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#4 of 13 hotels in Houghton Lake
Driftwood Resort is situated on the shores of beautiful Houghton Lake, Michigan's largest all-season in-land lake. With Driftwood's three docks, two large lakefront fire-pits, complimentary use of row boats, kayaks, SUPs, canoes, outdoor recreational equipment and lawn-games, large shaded children's playground, Driftwood Resort is a wonderful place for your next vacation, annual family reunion, group retreat, or as a base-camp for your fishing, hunting, antiquing, x-country skiing, or snowmobiling adventures! Our sparkling clean and well-maintained authentic Log Cabins and Cottages have the conveniences you'll want (refrigerator, microwave, stove, dishes and cookware, grill, picnic tables, Wi-Fi and cable TV, gas furnaces, and more) along with the wonderful charm and amenities reminiscent of a favorite cottage at the lake. "Ace's Perch", our large knotty-pine recreation building, with Ping-Pong, air hockey, billiard and shuffleboard tables, darts, several game-tables, and a stock of games, cards, puzzles, and books makes a great place to hang out with friends and family. Cheer on your team or enjoy a kid's movie night on the big screen. Ace's Perch is also a perfect facility for meetings, retreats, crafting classes, or parties. There is plenty of parking on the resort grounds for your boat/ATV/snowmobile trailers too, as well as secure mooring for your personal watercraft on the lakefront. Relax Recreate Renew Enjoy Make Memories
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Jennifer Daly wrote a review Sep 2020
Cocoa Beach, Florida14 contributions
My husband, two little kids (2 and 5 yrs), and I stayed in the Duck cabin for one week. We absolutely loved it! The cabin is directly across from the playground which kept the kids plenty busy in between swimming and catching minnows with their nets. The Duck cabin has a lake-view and is just a few steps away (short walk) from the lake. There are three separate piers and plenty of space for everyone. The lake is absolutely perfect for young kids; sandy bottom and shallow for a long way out (and I mean a long way out). Driftwood Cabins offers rowboats, kayaks, paddle boards for anyone to use (renters) and a motor can be rented for a small fee for the fishing boat. Also available for rent is a pontoon boat. There is also a large indoor game room on site but that was temporarily closed due to COVID-19 precautions. Loved this place. At check out, we provided a deposit for the following year. Thank you Driftwood. You made our first family vacation a wonderful experience! Looking forward to our vacation in 2021 with you all.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from Karen Krupansky, Owner at Driftwood Resort
Responded Sep 6, 2020
Thank you for your kind review! (Gosh, we should hire you to do some marketing!) We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay here at Driftwood, and that you'll be back next Summer (and perhaps for years to come!) Its' nice families like yours that make owning Driftwood a pleasure. Have a lovely Autumn!
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PhilHat123 wrote a review Jan 2019
Berkley, Michigan75 contributions29 helpful votes
The owners are wonderful. The cabins are sweet. The view is great and the sunsets breathtaking. Tip Up Town was cold. It was a very cold weekend in Houghton Lake. TUT was brutally cold with a wind chill below zero. It is so comforting that we had a nice cozy, warm and comfortable cabin again. Our 2nd year in a row. Here's to many more.
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Date of stay: January 2019
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Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: All cabins have a lake view.
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Response from Driftwoodresort, Owner at Driftwood Resort
Responded Jan 22, 2019
Thanks for the kind review Phil! We do hope you will make it 'many more'!
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Diana R wrote a review Oct 2018
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We stayed in the Bear cabin for 3 weeks late September and early October. Although we had cold and rainy weather, we still enjoyed our stay! Karen, Jim and Paul made our visit enjoyable. They know the area very well and offered recommendations for local restaurants and fun day trips. Our cabin was very comfortable and well furnished. The beds were very comfortable, which was very important to both my husband and myself. During our stay, my family came up for a visit. Karen made the cabin next door to us available for their 2 night stay. It was most appreciated! I highly recommend Driftwood Resorts for future stays in the Houghton Lake area. We have already made our plans for a return visit next year!
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Date of stay: September 2018Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: 4 cabins available on the lake!
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Response from Driftwoodresort, Owner at Driftwood Resort
Responded Oct 19, 2018
Thanks Diana for your very kind word! We really enjoyed having you here at Driftwood and really look forward to seeing you both next year. So glad you found our little resort and all our surroundings have to offer!
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jumpyg wrote a review Jul 2018
Detroit, Michigan160 contributions4 helpful votes
We have been staying here with family regularly for several years. The lakeside cabins are very cool and feature an amazing view of the lake. The hosts are incredibly nice and accommodating. There are many, many fun activities to do in and out of the water: boating, fishing, paddling, kayaking, pool table, ping pong, playground, water volleyball, board games, golf (The Quest golf club) and a lot more. They keep adding new things to keep us busy, recently adding standup paddleboards. We always look forward to our time at the Driftwood. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: September 2017
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Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Definitely get a lakeside cabin if you can.
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Response from Driftwoodresort, Owner at Driftwood Resort
Responded Jul 27, 2018
Thanks for the kind words and nice review! We really look forward to having your fun, and growing, family here every summer! Always love the happy sounds of kids (and adults) having fun! See you next summer!
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wolfman231 wrote a review Feb 2018
Detroit4 contributions17 helpful votes
Stayed for a winter weekend with a group of friends in two of the lakefront 1930 vintage log cabins. Perfect rustic fun. Modern game room is fantastic if the weather doesn't cooperate. Ping pong, air hockey, shuffleboard, pool, etc. Thanks to Karen and her husband for all of their little touches, from themed decor to beautiful woodworking adorning the immaculately maintained facilities. We will be back.
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Date of stay: February 2018Trip type: Traveled with friends
Response from Driftwoodresort, Owner at Driftwood Resort
Responded Feb 3, 2018
Thanks for the kind review. We'd love to have your group back with us! We're glad you enjoyed your weekend!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Driftwood Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Driftwood Resort?
Nearby attractions include South Higgins Lake State Park (3.8 miles), St John Lutheran Church (4.8 miles), and Presbyterian Kirk of the Lakes (4.8 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Driftwood Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and a business center.
Is parking available at Driftwood Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Driftwood Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Buccilli's Pizza, Shaker's Restaurant, and Spikehorn Restaurant and Lounge.
Does Driftwood Resort offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and conference facilities.
Is Driftwood Resort accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.