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Drummond Island Resort and Conference Ct
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Drummond Island
Certificate of Excellence
Thompsonville, Michigan, United States
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“You've got to visit here”
Reviewed July 1, 2012

This resort was originally built by the founder of Domino's Pizza, but more importantly, was designed by the Dean of Architecture at Yale. It is Northwoods spectacular and laid back. From the lodge rooms to the cottages, it has a variety of accommodations that will please anyone. Many of the lodge rooms have been updated with lighter walls/ceilings that really work. Ask for an updated room. If you like the outdoors there's plenty to do. Wildlife abounds, and more than once we've come across bear droppings but fear not. They avoid us. You can read the other reviews that talk about kayaking, biking, hiking and all that. But Drummond is so special. Their golf course, The Rock, is gorgeous and challenging. Guaranteed you'll see deer. Just pay attention to the time of year as it's one insect hatch after another up north. Bring Deet just in case.

For us, the highlight is their gourmet restaurant, Bayside. I can't say enough about the superb quality of their food, and they've maintained their standards over the ten years since we got engaged at Drummond Island Resort. You can't come without dining there at least once, and you can eat outside on their patio too.

Getting there is easy, and the ferry ride is fun. Check online for the schedule, and in the summer they run more frequently as traffic demands. On our way back Saturday afternoon, the line to come across stretched for blocks in Detour Village, so allow for that.

Close to the resort is a fantastic deli, Gourmet Galley, where you HAVE to have lunch. Split a sandwich, have a handmade milkshake or a glass of wine. Anyway, it's great. And there's decent shopping on the island at four corners if you like Woolrich. Great assortment. If you haven't experienced Drummond, please do. Most people in the UP depend on tourism to survive, and they're great people so give it a look. Oh..and Drummond Island Resort is a great place to have a destination wedding. Give it some serious attention.

Room Tip: Cabins at the trout pond are very nice..bring your tackle. There are also bayfront condo's in ad...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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Holly, Michigan
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Reviewed June 22, 2012

We've been staying at the Drummond Island Resort since it opened. Always clean, good service and great atmosphere. Designed like an old lumber mill, the resort's architecture is a stand-out. Rooms are dark - like a log cabin - although they have recently added new/more lighting. Sauna, bikes to rent on premise, along with The Rock golf course. Cottages, boat dock and gourmet restaurant are down the road and shouldn't be missed.

Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Port Huron, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed October 3, 2010

The service was very good, the rooms extremely clean and the meals were good

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled on business
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Kansas City
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed June 23, 2010

We stayed at the resort 4 years ago and by odd circumstances got the same room to stay in again. Needless to say nothing had changed other then the accumulation of dirt. The bed was extremely hard, the ac woke us up every time it turned on and the tv was an old 13" tube tv on the other side of the room. I'm not a hotel/resort snob but I do like a clean room with some modern ammenities. If we are back on the island we will be looking into other places to stay unless they invest in some updates. We found a cabin that had a few more updates, was clean and half the price of the resort.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
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East Lansing, MI
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed June 10, 2010

I booked a room (2 night minimum) for a wedding on the island but decided to cancel when I was invited to stay at a friend's home. Even though I canceled 3 months in advance I was still charged a $15 fee...I have never heard of this before. Never again will I stay at this resort and I highly advise others not to either.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
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Zeeland, MI
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Reviewed July 29, 2008

I have stayed at the Resort in Spring, Fall and Winter and have loved it every time! We snowmobile to there from the Mack. Bridge and have had nothing but the best treatment by both the hotel staff and the Pins staff. I think they stay open just for us! We also go golf carting in the Spring and Fall and stay at the resort for a day or two during out trip. And everyone is still so delightful. The loft rooms are the best, they are open, they are rustic and for us coming out of the woods after two days they are Heaven. If you are looking for a five star fancy hotel, this would not be the place to go, but if you are looking for an awesome woodsy, rustic place to take the family and all fit in one room, go golfing, take walks and maybe go bowling, this is the place for you.
Majlis
Zeeland, MI

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Swartz Creek
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Reviewed June 26, 2008

I was very disappointed with our stay at The Lodge. Our room was very dark and kind of droopy. Everything was clean, but it seemed dingy to me. The beds just had a sheet and a wool "up north" type blanket. There was no internet in the rooms, a guest computer in a locked office was old and slow. I was told there was a wireless signal in another part of the complex, but that proved to be incorrect. Also, no cellphone service at all. Not even a weak signal.
We didn't eat at the lodge, there was not a complimentary breakfast. For dinner we ate at a local restaurant that was very good.
I would have to say that for the $155 price tag we didn't get a lot. I will never go there again. I have noticed some of the reviews say there are different types of rooms and to be fair I didn't see any rooms other than ours.
All in all a depressing stay for both of us.

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  • Stayed June 2008, traveled with family
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Property: Drummond Island Resort and Conference Ct
Address: 33494 S Maxton Rd, Drummond Island, MI 49726-9545
Location: United States > Michigan > Upper Peninsula > Drummond Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Drummond Island
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — Drummond Island Resort and Conference Ct 3.5*
Number of rooms: 65
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