Springbrook Inn

1- or 2-Night Stay for Two Adults at Springbrook Inn in Houghton Lake, MI. Check-ins Available Sunday–Friday.

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Resort near Two Serene Lakes in Northern Michigan

Houghton Lake is Michigan’s largest inland lake. 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. Just a few miles away from Houghton Lake you can find Higgins Lake. Located just a mile from Houghton Lake and about a 25-minute drive from Higgins Lake is Springbrook Inn, which rests on 5 acres populated by pine trees, deer, porcupines, and foxes.

The inn is tailored as a couples retreat. Each guest room has a hot tub, a gas fireplace, and a king-size bed. Innkeeper Kathy Grover encourages guests to get out as much as possible to enjoy nature. She's curated an extensive list of local things to do in any season.

The inn’s onsite tiki bar, The Frog, is open Tuesday–Sunday in the spring and summer; it frequently hosts trivia nights and tasting events. Stop here to enjoy tropical drinks along with mahi-mahi fingers, chilled jumbo shrimp, and other Caribbean-style entrees. The more upscale East Bay Grille is open Wednesday–Saturday and 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 marks an edge of the 22,000-acre Houghton Lake, the state’s largest inland lake. Between Houghton Lake and nearby Higgins Lake are countless parks and nature areas where you can go bicycling, hiking, or bird watching. And there are several other outdoor activities, such as golf and canoe trips on the AuSable River.

On Houghton Lake itself, you can fish for bluegill, bass, and walleye in the late summer and early fall. There are several launch sites and marinas around both Houghton and Higgins Lake. When the weather gets especially warm, visitors lounge along the lakeside beaches, including Sullivan Beach, just a few miles from Springbrook Inn.

About 16 miles north of Springbrook Inn is Marguerite Gahagan Nature Preserve, which has a network of hiking 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.

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What You Get

Stay for two in the AuSable, East Bay, or Cedar Trail room

  • Option 1: $99 for 1 night, valid for check-in Sunday–Thursday; not valid for Friday or Saturday stays (up to a $169 value)
  • Option 2: $129 for 1 night, valid for check-in Friday; not valid for Saturday–Thursday stays (up to a $229 value)
  • Option 3: $189 for 2 nights, valid for check-in Sunday–Wednesday; not valid for Friday or Saturday stays (up to a $338 value)

Policies and Fees

Book by: 6/27/14
Travel by: 8/28/14

  • Blackout dates: not valid 5/23, 5/25, 7/4, 7/11, 7/18, or 7/25/14
  • Cancellation policy & fees: 10-day cancellation notice or fee up to Groupon price applies; any modifications subject to $20 fee.
  • Taxes: 6% tax and $3 bed tax per stay not included

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


  • In-room fireplace and jacuzzi
  • Outdoor tiki bar, open Tuesday–Sunday
  • East Bay Grille restaurant, open Wednesday–Saturday
  • Perennial gardens and koi fishpond
  • Free parking
  • WiFi access

The Fine Print

  • Must book by 6/27/14 or promotional value expires
  • Must complete travel by 8/28/14
  • Not valid 5/23, 5/25, 7/4, 7/11, 7/18, 7/25/14
  • Limit 3 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts
  • Limit 3 per visit
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Reservation required, subject to availability
  • 10-day cancellation notice or fee up to Groupon price applies; any modifications subject to $20 fee
  • Must be 18 or older to check in and stay
  • Credit card required at booking and check-in
  • 6% tax and $3 bed tax per stay not included.

Other Details

Room Details

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In All Included Rooms

  • One king bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2 adults per room
  • Maximum occupancy: 2 adults per room
  • Large hot tub
  • Fireplace
  • Balcony

Hotel Policies

  • Check-in: 3 p.m.
  • Checkout: 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

  • Nearest airport: Cherry Capital Airport (TVC; 78 miles)
  • Distance from Flint: 120 miles

Customer Reviews

The owners made it a true bed and breakfast romantic experience - Breakfast was delivered to your door every morning! The beds were so comfortable, the view was amazing and the whole setting was so relaxing. A hot tub in the room definitely helped!
Jennifer B. · December 4, 2014
Nice, quiet. Loved Tikki Bar.
Kurt G. · October 8, 2014
The place was beautiful! Owners were very friendly. We enjoyed having our very own hottub in the room. Breakfast was delicious & delivered right to our door. Only disappointment was we were there on a Monday & the restaurant & bar were closed.
Loni D. · June 11, 2014
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