Springbrook Inn - Houghton Lake, MI

One- or Two-Night Stay at Springbrook Inn in Prudenville, MI

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Resort for Nature Lovers near Cross-Country Skiing Trails in Northern Michigan

Houghton Lake is the largest inland lake in Michigan. It’s a puddle compared to the surrounding Great Lakes, but Houghton is appealing on its own terms for its small size and calm atmosphere. And just a few miles away from Houghton Lake you can find Higgins Lake, which is about the same size. Both Higgins and Houghton Lake are set in northern Michigan just 30 minutes from Springbrook Inn, which rests on 5 acres populated by pine trees, deer, porcupines, and foxes. During winter, this part of northern Michigan is a popular spot for ice-fishing; it’s also possible to go snowmobiling and cross-country skiing nearby.

The inn is tailored specifically as a couples retreat. Each guest room has a hot tub, gas fireplace, and king-size bed. Innkeepers Matt and Kathy Grover encourage their guests to get out as much as possible to enjoy nature. They’ve curated an extensive list of local things to do in winter. Just on the property itself, you can stroll past perennial gardens and a Japanese koi fishpond with a waterfall and gazebo.

The inn’s onsite tiki bar, The Frog, is open on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday; it frequently hosts trivia nights and tasting events. Stop here to enjoy tropical drinks and Caribbean-style grilled eats such as mahi fingers and chilled jumbo shrimp. Meanwhile, the more upscale East Bay Grille, also open Thursday–Saturday, serves fine cuisine such as Prime steaks, walleye, and veal.

Prudenville, Michigan: Lakeside Small Town Surrounded by White- and Red-Pine Forests

The northern Michigan town of Prudenville edges one side of the 22,000-acre Houghton Lake. Between Houghton Lake and nearby Higgins Lake, there are countless parks and nature areas where you can go cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, or snowshoeing past frozen rivers and pine trees draped in snow.

About 16 miles north of Springbrook Inn is Marguerite Gahagan Nature Preserve, which has a network of hiking and snowshoeing trails threaded through 60 acres. Signs pop up throughout the trails that tell informative tidbits about the white- and red-pine forest and cedar swamp habitats. A small stream known as Tank Creek also cuts across the preserve, and it's lined with boardwalks and decks that overlook the water.

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

What You Get

Stay for two in the Au Sable, Cedar Trail, East Bay, or Hartwick Pines room with daily breakfast

  • $99 for a one-night stay, valid for check-in Sunday–Thursday (up to a $169 value)
  • $189 for a two-night stay, valid for check-in Sunday–Wednesday (up to a $338 value)

Stay for two in the Au Sable, East Bay and Cedar Trail room with daily breakfast

  • $129 for a one-night stay, valid for check-in Friday (up to a $229 value)

Book by: 2/15/13
Travel by: 3/18/13

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

Amenities

  • In-room fireplaces and jacuzzis
  • Outdoor tiki bar, open Thursday–Saturday
  • East Bay Grille restaurant, open Thursday–Saturday
  • Perennial gardens and koi fishpond
  • Free parking
  • WiFi access
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The Fine Print

  • Must book by 2/15/13 or promotional value expires
  • Must complete travel by 3/18/13
  • Not valid 12/23-12/31/12, 1/18-1/19, 1/25-1/26, 2/14-2/16
  • Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gifts
  • Limit 1 per visit
  • Reservation required, subject to availability
  • 10 day cancellation notice or fee up to the amount paid for Groupon applies
  • Must be 18 or older to check in
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Credit card required at booking and check-in
  • Not valid with reward points
  • 6% + $3 bed tax not included.
  • Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Other Details

Room Details

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In All Included Rooms

  • One king bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2
  • Adding occupants above standard: not allowed
  • Large hot tub
  • Fireplace
  • Balcony

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 3 p.m.
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: not available
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are not available.
  • Room upgrades: not available

Getting There

  • By plane: about 78 miles from Cherry Capital Airport (TVC)
  • By car: about 120 miles north of Flint, Michigan

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