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“The quintessential B & B!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Deer Head Inn
Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
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“The quintessential B & B!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

This is a B & B everything one would expect from an inn! Barry and Nancy were so friendly and accomodating. They sure know their Macinack history and are more than willing to sit a spell and chat with you. Excellent location to walk into town, to the ferry, to the park...
Our room was roomy, yet cozy, with a sitting room off to one side - complete with fireplace. Each room has its own bath. We stayed 2 nights and thoroughly enjoyed each breakfast Nancy made. Her recipes are to die for! If you have the chance to stay in Macinack City, make sure you stay at the Deer Head Lodge!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Clio, Michigan
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91 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2012

We enjoyed our overnight visit very much. We stayed in the Hemingway room which has a 2 person jacuzzi tub, a fireplace, and a sitting area. The bed was very comfortable. Barry and Nancy are both very nice and helpful about things to do and places to eat in the area. The B & B is located in a quiet area yet it is a very short walk to shopping and the bridge. The breakfast the morning we were there was excellent and included eggs benedict. I enjoy staying at B & B's and this is one of the nicest rooms I have stayed in. A great place to stay in Mackinaw City!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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3 Thank Cheryl D
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Kansas
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227 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 304 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2012

Deer Head Lodge has an excellent location, just off the heart of the community, bvut still quiet. The rooms are comfortable, the breakfasts are outstanding, and the prices are among the best in Mackinaw City.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Wisconsin, USA
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37 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2012

If you have an idea of how a B&B should be this is it. Beautiful rooms, great breakfast and a great location! What more could you ask for? Fantastic mounts all about the house of deer, pheasants.... Barry and his wife take time to be sure their guests are happy. We were very happy!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Hudsonville, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2012

We stayed for a night in the Wilderness Room - a spacious and cozy suite on the 2nd floor of this home. The temperature outside was cold and the fireplace in the room was especially delightful. The king bed was comfortable and the room was decorated tastefully...so relaxing and quiet...clean enough that I even walked barefoot in the rooms!! Barry and Nancy were friendly and eager to meet all our needs - the breakfast in the AM was delicious and the conversation at the table was enjoyable as well. Would recommend this delightful spot - close to ferry docks and right near downtown.

Room Tip: Wilderness Room - cozy and romantic
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank PamDoug
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Elkhart, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2012

We recently stayed two nights in the Wilderness Room at Deer head Lodge. My husband and I were impressed with the size of the room and the warm, cozy feel to it. We also appreciated how quiet the room was in the evening (which we could not say about the hotel we stayed at the following evening). As other reviewers noted, the breakfasts were incredible. My husband even raved about it and he can be a picky eater. The inn's location was within walking distance to the shops, restaurants, ferries, bridge and lighthouse. If heading to Mackinac Island, we recommend the Seabiscuit Cafe for lunch. Best sweet potato fries I ever had.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Martha E
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Port Huron, Michigan
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2012

This was our first time staying at a B&B after being married for 35 years!! We absolutely loved the time we spent there. We will definately go back. Barry and Nancy are extremely friendly and accomodating. They make sure everything is perfect for your stay there. From the food (absolutely wonderful stuffed French Toast!), the 2 room Bear Room w/ private bath (very homey and very clean) to the safe, private parking area. We enjoyed the conversations with Barry at breakfast and met a very nice and fun couple who were also staying there. We are so glad that being our first experience with a B & B that we chose this one. We are looking forward to the next trip to the Deer Head Inn.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Deer Head Inn
Address: 109 Henry, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-8602
Location: United States > Michigan > Cheboygan County > Mackinaw City
Amenities:
Free Parking
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Ranked #1 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Mackinaw City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6

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