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detroit
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Perfect quaint cottage in downtown Port Austin. Able to walk to Farmer Market & downtown stores & restaurants. Cabin 1 was clean. & perfect for a couple. There are bigger cabins for larger families.. Had nice cooking area with microwave, coffee pot & refrigator. Outside was a picnic table, grill & swing. Bed was comfortable & nice TV with cable.... More 

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Spruce22, Owner at Blue Spruce & Lucky Horseshoe Motel & Cabins, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with others. It warms our hearts when guests are pleased with their stay! What a great informative review for others! More 

Grass Lake, Michigan
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

We stayed 1 night in cabin #7 while on our way up north. We were amazed about how clean and well-maintained the property was and we loved having a carport to keep our little convertible dry overnight. The service was very friendly and the location was great. We will definitely return if we are ever in the area.

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London, Canada
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were lucky enough to get the very last cabin on an extremely busy weekend. The proprietors, Mike & René were very friendly & helpful with area suggestions. The little cabin was immaculate, & had been totally renovated recently. It was somewhat like a good sized motel room with a small fridge, microwave & plenty of countertop space so suited... More 

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Spruce22, Owner at Blue Spruce & Lucky Horseshoe Motel & Cabins, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with others regarding your stay with us. Looking forward to your next stay with us! Let's hope it's not another 18 years before you re-visit Port Austin! More 

PETOSKEY
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

Stayed here for a last minute getaway weekend. It seems that the booking agent we used (another site other then trip advisor) screwed up our reservation-but alas, the owners were super friendly and made an exception for our stay...i.e. In the height of summer travel they only take 1 week reservations and we had only wanted 2 nights... Our cabin... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

The location is perfect, everything we needed was a short walk away. The room was clean and tidy and the service was great! We went down to try a bit of fishing, i've never fished a day in my life, but the chap at reception was very helpful with tips and even offered to show us some fish gutting techniques.... More 

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3 Thank Kevin G
Spruce22, Owner at Blue Spruce & Lucky Horseshoe Motel & Cabins, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your recent stay with us and cared enough to take the time to note it here. It's important to us to have clean rooms for our guests and we do our best to keep the pool and property in good condition. We love our guests and it gives us a good community feel as well, just... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We stayed in hotel room #10 and it was very clean, comfortable, and well maintained. There was plenty of room for the three of us. In comparison to the rest of the hotels in the area, this one is definitely the most updated. The pool was very clean and heated well. A short walk to downtown and the staff (owners?)... More 

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Spruce22, Owner at Blue Spruce & Lucky Horseshoe Motel & Cabins, responded to this review

We are tickled you enjoyed your stay and consider us "probably the best place to stay in Port Austin!". Thanks for taking the time to share that here. We do continue to update and remodel all our units. We select 5 to 7 units a year and by the time we finish them all, it's time to start the process... More 

Utica, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Friendly office people, very clean rooms (most important for me), quiet location yet only a few blocks from downtown, and an awesome pool (also important to me). Pt. Austin is a cute little town. I will definitely be staying here again. I want to stay in the cabins next time. My friends stayed in one and it was adorable. Can't... More 

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Thank ann l
Spruce22, Owner at Blue Spruce & Lucky Horseshoe Motel & Cabins, responded to this review

"Very clean rooms" is very important to us as well and thanks for noticing! Our staff works hard to keep the pool well maintained and we appreciate your commenting on that too. You are right, Port Austin is a wonderful, quaint little town and we love being a part of it. Our website should have 100 new photos posted with... More 

Pinckney, Michigan
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015 via mobile

The cabin was clean and quite small. No coffeemaker, no cups and one blanket on the bed on a night when it got down to 45 degrees. The big problem was the glass in the entrance door. It was frosted letting eye opening, wake you up light in at 5:24 a.m.. No price was available on the app and the... More 

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Spruce22, Owner at Blue Spruce & Lucky Horseshoe Motel & Cabins, responded to this review

Thank you for noting your unit was clean. That's a big deal to us! It does have electric heat, so we are sorry we did not think to mention it to you with the temps dropping. Due to the size and age of this particular unit, it does not have the outlets needed to add coffee maker and microwave, however... More 

Port Austin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Tho owners of the Blue Spruce are very friendly and available on site to help with suggestions of activities and dining. It was a nice stroll down main street to the waterfront. The room was clean, the linens fresh and it was quiet and peaceful. I think the Blue Spruce is the most modern of all the motels in Port... More 

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Spruce22, Owner at Blue Spruce & Lucky Horseshoe Motel & Cabins, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We are tickled that you enjoy Port Austin as much as we do. We do multiple updates each year, but with 28 units, it never ends. Thank you for noticing our changes as we strive to keep our places updated. We've updated 4 bathrooms this year, several new roofs, paint,... More 

Warren, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

My family and I have stayed at the Lucky Horseshoe since we first found this diamond in the ruff in 1999. The owners, Mike and Renee, are always welcoming and accommodating. In all the years we have been to the property, we always have a great time! The property is well maintained and the cabins are very comfortable. The prices... More 

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Spruce22, Owner at Blue Spruce & Lucky Horseshoe Motel & Cabins, responded to this review

Wow, you've been staying with us 16 years! How great is that!! Thank you for your kind words and continued business. We make updates every year and hope they meet with your approval when you return in 2015! Let us know what you think..... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We have 28 motel rooms and cabins of multiple sizes spread out over 2 acres in downtown Port Austin, just 3 blocks south of the Harbor. Our units vary in size and amenities as do our prices to meet a variety of budgets. Cottage C is the largest unit which sleeps up to 6 guests in 3 bedrooms. It is our only unit that is not air conditioned as it was built in the late 1800's. All motel rooms and cabins have air conditioning and all units have a refrigerator. Rooms 2 through 15 at the Blue Spruce have coffee makers and Rooms 8 through 15 at the Blue Spruce also have microwaves. There are two common areas on the property with fire pit, picnic tables and charcoal grills for the guests to use. Our outdoor heated pool is nestled between the motel rooms and cabins. We are seasonal, open early May through mid November. Located in the quiet section of the Village, we are walking distance to the Farmers Market, restaurants and shops. Within a 5 mile radius, you will find horseback riding, kayak rentals, golf course, canoes, miniature golf and our community theater. You can walk the beaches, break wall or visit the lighthouses and museums in the area. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Blue Spruce & Lucky Horseshoe Motel & Cabins

Address: 8527 Lake St, Port Austin, MI 48467-9536
Location: United States > Michigan > Port Austin
Price Range: $59 - $109 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Blue Spruce & Lucky Horseshoe Motel & Cabins 2*
Number of rooms: 28
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