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Harmon's Birchwood Resort
Reviewed July 9, 2012

We used the Birchwood cabins as a home base for our Upper Penninsula family vacation. We stayed in cabin #5. It is a 2 bedroom, just off of the beach (not beachfront). The cabin was quite small and rustic, but very clean and certainly adequate. The bathroom is quite small so I would imagine that if you were a very large person, it might be an issue, but not for our family.

These cabins would not be for everyone. Remember, they are rustic, but that was what we liked the most (other than the cleanliness).

Would not hesitate to book this resort again.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 7, 2012

We stayed here in cabin #7 for 3 days with another couple. Beds were comfortable and clean. Other furnishings were a little dated but that was ok with us. The owners are very nice and helpful. One day we went to Tahquamenon State Park and the other we just relaxed on their beach. The water is clean, cool, and clear. Our fave part was hanging out at the beach! it was quiet along with the rest of the place. We would go back in a heart beat to hang out on the beach if it was warm enough.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 30, 2012

We loved our stay at Harmon's Birchwood Resort. We got cabin #3. It was clean and yes, I would agree the bathrooms are small but how much time do you really spend in the bathroom. I love that you can cook your meals in the cabin. The owners were very friendly and even gave us a deal since we were about the only customer on our particular night of the week. We would love to come back and stay with our group of friends. The beach area looked nice and the outside sitting area provides a perfect view of Lake Superior.

10am is the checkout time and boy do they mean it. At 10:01, the owner knocked on our door to ensure that we were leaving. I was just using the bathroom before we headed out. The owner stated something about needing to get the room cleaned and the cleaning crew was coming in. Like I said we were about the only people there and felt like a knock on the door at 10:01 was a little absurd.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 17, 2012

We have been staying here at least once sometimes twice a year for the last 15 years or so, we have stayed in most of cabins, although we seem to like #8 the best. The cottages are always clean and well stocked. We always feel like we are "coming home" when we pull in. We can't ask for better hospitality. Kathy and Steve are great, they're knowledgeable about the area , helpful when we had problems (car, getting stuck in the sand off a two track) that kind of thing. We always look forward to visiting with them as well as getting away to play in the snow or sun.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Jeri W
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Reviewed February 13, 2012

We stayed at Harmon's for 5 nights in February. The cabin was clean, fully supplied, right down to the electric blanket to soothe aching muscles. The view of Lake Superior was amazing. The hospitality was superior, with in room videos, personal attention from Steve and Kathy. I will recommend this place to friends and look forward to returning. Excellent stay in Paradise.

Room Tip: The cabins are all great, ask Steve for a recommendation based on your specific needs. Cabins 1 and...
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  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed November 11, 2011

We stayed at Harmon's in mid-Oct. 2011. The cabins were rustic but comfortable with complete kitchenetts and fire & BBQ in the back. It was clean. The shower stall was a little small, but not too bad.
We had a 3 year old and forgot to buy milk. The owners lent us a 1/2 gallon!
The resort has a small playground for kids and excellent access to the beach and Lake Superior. We went out every day, but I would recommend planning a day to just hang around and use the beach & playground & picnic faciities.
Paradise is close to Tahquamanon Falls and Whitefish Point.
All-in-all it was comfortable and good-to-excellent value.

Room Tip: beach front cabins have view & you can hear the surf
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  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 11, 2011

My wife and I have been to the U.P. a number of times, but this was our first stay in Paradise. We are so happy that we found Harmon's Birchwood Resort. We found Harmon’s on tripadvisor late in our trip planning, but decided to drive by on Labor Day. The sign indicated that they didn’t have any vacancies, but being the holiday, we figured people would be leaving. We decided to stop and ask. Thankfully for us, they had some rooms available once they were cleaned.

Normally, they rent the lake front rooms week to week, but they were willing to give us the cabin for three nights. Cabins 1 and 2 are both lake front and for the money, a great value. These cabins sit far enough away from the road to provide a quiet get away. Sitting on a bluff overlooking Lake Superior, we could hear the waves on the beach day and night, which added to the peaceful retreat.

Our cabin was clean and well stocked with household items. The free wifi was a nice surprise. Another good addition was the VHS/DVD player, with ample videos at the office. We had access to our own fire pit, sitting area, charcoal grill and a small beach for guests. They have really thought of everything vacationers need to make their stay the best possible.

Harmon’s several restaurants in and near Paradise, some even a short walk away. In addition to the natural beauty of the region, Harmon’s is located to a number of attractions including Whitefish Point Lighthouse and Shipwreck Museum, Tahquamenon Falls State Park and Crisp Point Lighthouse. It was our base for a number of day trips too; Saulte Saint Marie and Mackinaw Island are both little over an hour drive away.

When we travel to the U.P., we are looking for a quiet retreat; we’re not looking for loud parties or staying up into the early morning. Harmon’s is perfect for us. The owners were so kind and welcoming to us. We do not have children, but we can see that it would be an ideal family-friendly place.

Room Tip: Cabins 1 & 2 are lake front and worth the price!
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  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Harmon's Birchwood Resort

Address: 8442 N Whitefish Point Rd, On Whitefish Bay, Lake Superior, Paradise, MI 49768-9600
Location: United States > Michigan > Upper Peninsula > Paradise
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Ranked #1 of 6 Specialty Lodging in Paradise
Number of rooms: 11
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Harmon`s Birchwood Hotel Paradise

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