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“I wish there was another place to stay in Hillman”
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Thunder Bay Resort
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Hillman
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 10, 2011

I am always very unsatisfied with the cleanliness of the rooms at Thunderbay. We stay here every year for our family renunion as there are not any other options in the area. On this last stay, we arrived to a dishwasher full of dirty dishes and a coffee maker with old grounds. Our phone didn't work and when we told housekeeping - they said that they knew the phone didn't work it has been broken for a while. The place is overpriced for what you get - it is outdated and dirty.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 14, 2011

Our trip to Thunder Bay Resort was such fun. The Elk viewing was not only informative and interesting, it was a real delight. This carriage ride culminated in an amazing dinner with fun stories. . The rooms were pleasant and homey. Sitting on the front porch we got to know our neighbors and enjoyed the beautiful views of the golf course and woods. The staff was so very accomodating. By the time we left Thunder Bay we felt like a part of the family. We've told all of our friends about this hidden treasure and will definately be back.
Cindy cyn.burnett@yahoo.com

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed July 14, 2011

When I first arrived at Thunder Bay Resort in Hillman, I was a little dissappointed. I had envisioned something bigger and newer. That dissappointment quickly changed. The people were so warm and inviting. They made me feel like part of the family. When they say it is going to be a 4 hour journey, you think to yourself 4 hours! Don't worry, that time flies by so fast you wonder where it went. That is how much you will truly enjoy this experience. The carriage ride around the golf course and through the woods to see the Elk only to end up at this beautiful cabin hidden in the woods. There you will enjoy a amazing 5 course dinner cooked on an old-fashion cook stove. The food was out of this world! Oh, I almost forgot about the wine tasting! Simply wonderful! I can't wait to go back with family and friends! Melanie, thank you so much for a great trip!

Room Tip: Rooms are dated but extremely clean. Great night sleep.
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  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed July 13, 2011

We couldn't be more pleased by the service and dinner/elk viewing ride at Thunder Bay. Melanie and her crew went out of their way to spoil us at their facility. There was great pride and effort put in to the dinner in the woods and it was delicious. You could tell it was a family business and great pride was taken with all aspects of the property. The wine samples were generous and numerous and a good time was had by all in our group. The room decor was a little dated but very clean and nice. We enjoyed the ride through the woods (be sure to bring the off) and the stories told by the drivers. The food was homemade and served with love. The cabin was absolutely georgeous. I can't wait to take another group back to Thunder Bay. A great Northern Michigan woodsy escape.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 8, 2011

This resort was an unbelievable find! The staff were all very warm and friendly. I felt like I was at "home" in their company. The food that was prepared on old wood stoves was outstanding! Everything from the lodge, to the food, to the tour of their grounds with elk, to the wine.....it all was excellent! I would encourage both couples, families and groups to visit this jewel in Michigan!

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed July 8, 2011

Spacious and clean rooms, beautiful setting. Breakfast was good and dinner excellent. A very interesting get away for groups of friends, family even corporate team building/training.

Room Tip: Be sure to indicate main floor room if needed. The second floor had duel balconies but no elevator
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  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 7, 2011

Melanie and her staff make you feel at home and give you a one of a kind experience! So much fun. Great food. Fun. Comfortable rooms. The perfect up north experience.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled on business
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Additional Information about Thunder Bay Resort

Address: 27800 M 32 W, Hillman, MI 49746-8674
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Location: United States > Michigan > Hillman
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Hillman
Price Range: $108 - $109 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Thunder Bay Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 34
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Resting on over 400 acres of Northern Michigan's stunning landscape, Thunder Bay Resort is the perfect retreat for your weekend escape! Complete with a state-of-the-art, Full-Service RV park, Deluxe Lodging poised on our pristine 18-hole golf course and a 160 acre Elk preserve, Thunder Bay Resort is truly a destination for all seasons. Enjoy the outdoors? Then take advantage of the amenities hosted by Thunder Bay Resort including snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, biking, hiking, horseshoes, and the Resort's award-winning, signature Elk Viewing Carriage Ride, Gourmet Dinner & Wine Tasting Event! ... more   less 
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Thunder Bay Hotel Hillman
Thunder Bay Resort Michigan/Hillman

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