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“Canada Week 2010 well worth the trip!” 4 of 5 stars
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Boyne Highlands Resort
3.0 of 5 Resort   |   600 Highland Drive, Harbor Springs, MI 49740   |  
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Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Harbor Springs
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sudbury
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Canada Week 2010 well worth the trip!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2010

Had an awesome time. Desipte no snow anywhere but on the hill, the hotel did it's best grooming and moving snow around. Actually, I could not ask for a better ski vacation. We took our lessons in the morning, skiied a few hours more and then in the afternoon everyone at the place enjoyed live entertainment, warm wonderful sunshine and a few drinks on the lawn at the bottom of the hill. Had a great ski instructor Ian S. trying to get me rid of my bad habits. Buffet meals were really good but after a few days everything was starting to taste the same. I miss their theme night meals. Staff was pretty friendly. We had a loft room sutie which was worth the extra cost because we had 2 bathrooms, balcony, fireplace, fridge, 3 tv's and not tripping over our ski stuff or each other. The water park at Boyne Mountain was fun for a few hours and only a 45 min drive away. Worth the price of $25 per person but it was not as big as a Great Wolf water park. Staff there was pretty cranky but one person at the race ride who was friendly and talkative.

All and all I had a blast and can't wait for next year's Canada Week!

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Windsor, Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2010

We took our entire family- from age 10 to 70! Everyone had a super time;the indoor/outdoor pool in the snow was great! Ice skating, horse back riding-it was alot of fun. Several of the group took the ski lessons-which were very good! Ask for 'Dick" if you need a great lesson. The skiing fantastic! The staff could not have been more helpful and courteous! We stayed for 5 days at the Boyne Highlands Townhouses- not really fancy, but clean and enough space for 8 of us. I would highly recommend this resort for family adventures!

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Tricia2009
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Appleton, Wisconsin
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29 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2009

The golf courses at Boyne Highlands are great; we especially enjoyed the Hills course. The hotel employees, however, were inattentive and curt. Our room was "cleaned" half-heartedly, the employee at check-in was not helpful and only gave one word answers to our questions about dining, etc., and everything closes down at 7pm except the dingy bar. The food in the main dining room is so-so and the service was lackluster.
I have stayed at quite a few golf resorts and this is the first one to which I would not return. I could have accepted the dark, dingy, and out of date accommodations had the service been better. Above reviewer is correct---play golf here, but stay somewhere else.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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Thank Lisaben
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soo, ontario
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37 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2009

This was my third stay at highlands, once at the Bartley house, once at the main lodge and once at the Heather townhouses. Everytime there has been something broken. Once ther was NO HOT WATER. This last time the Steam room was out of order and the dishwasher and telephone didn't work. The townhouses are seriously in need of some maintenace and updating. The deck boards are rotting thru and the BBQ that's included is an old 3 wheel kettle tub full of holes, so bring your own charcoal. While your at it you might want to bring your own coffee cup too because the things supplied are more like thimbles. Also there is only one shower for 8 guys on the third floor. Stay away from this overpriced place.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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Thank primitivepete
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Miami
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190 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 478 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2009

My 4th visit to Boyne Highlands. I have never visited durring their core winter season, only late spring/summer.
The Good Stuff: Check in was easy and all employees I encountered were freindly and greeted me with smiles; even the maids...
My king room was huge. Walk in closet. Furnishings all taistful and everything worked in the room. The "Boyne Bed" is great and equal to Westins Hevenly Bed. Divided bathroom with good lighting and counter space. Free coffee and tea throughout the day in the public areas

Area's of Improvement: Pool closes at 9:00pm; needs to be open later. Restaurant and bar/lounge need to be completely redone. A dark, sad and old dinning room and a menu no better than the enviroment. The bar's low, dark ceiling, worn carpet, broken down funishings, lack of moniters, dancing; or for that matter anything to look at makes staying in your room a better option. It sucks with no other place to eat/drink on the property.

I've recently stayed at other mountain resorts including Timberline Lodge Mount Hood and Resort Plaza Park City all with better dinning/amenity options.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Edinburgh
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2008

Boyne Highlands is a wonderful resort built primarily around a really great ski slope. There is a wide variety of accomodations: hotel rooms in the main lodge, condos arounds the slopes, and cabins for weekly/weekend rentals. All very nice, just depends on how many people you have and what environment you want. There's a great outdoor pool that's heated in the winter. I very highly reccomend this resort for winter.

Summer is a different story. The resort is still very nice, especially if you want to be right on their golf course (which is supposed to be very good, although I'm no golfer). Yet the charm of Harbor Springs in the summer is enjoying Lake Michigan. There are numerous places you can stay either on the lake or within walking distance. From Boyne Highlands, you would have to drive to the shore. Only a short drive, but the very busy street you cross makes it feel far away. Depends on your priorities...

  • Stayed February 2006, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2008

We have stayed at Boyne Highlands resort several times in the winter to snowboard and in the summer to cycle and golf in the area.
The staff there is fantastic. They bend over backwards to please you and are very friendly. They definitely make you feel welcome.

The hill (550' vertical) is well maintained and there are 55 fun runs with night skiing most of the season. Krazy Daze in March (around St. Patrick's Day) is a fun activity filled weekend for families or party people.

In the summer time the golf courses (we golfed the Moors) are beautiful and well kept. We had a late tee off time which was quiet and peaceful. There are numerous back roads for road cycling as well. The famous "Tunnel of Trees" is a beautiful ride in the spring, summer and fall. There is a pool, putting course, tennis court, basketball, hike the hill, mountain bike... lots to do even if you don't golf.

The food at the resort is okay. It's not a cuisine oriented destination so don't expect fabulous dishes or great variety but they are good and generously portioned.

Will definitely return again and again.

  • Liked — Great service. Good sport facilities.
  • Stayed March 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Property: Boyne Highlands Resort
Address: 600 Highland Drive, Harbor Springs, MI 49740
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Location: United States > Michigan > Emmet County > Harbor Springs
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Ski-In / Ski-Out Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Harbor Springs
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Boyne Highlands Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 386
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Byne Highlands has grown to become one of Michigan's premiere all-season resorts and we've taken care to preserve the things that matter. That's why we provide plenty of excitement - from Zipline Adventures to horsedrawn sleigh rides - right alongside exceptional golf, dinner theatre, and countless opportunities for guests to share time together with family and friends. ... more   less 
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