Springbrook Inn

1- or 2-Night Stay for Two in the AuSable, East Bay, or Cedar Trail Room at Springbrook Inn near Houghton Lake, MI

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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. Several miles north of 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 to couples: 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 salmon-patty sandwiches, chilled jumbo shrimp, and other Caribbean-style entrees. The more upscale East Bay Grille is open Wednesday–Saturday and serves fine cuisine such as walleye and Prime steaks.

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 a 1-night stay, valid for check-in Sunday–Thursday; not valid for Friday or Saturday nights (up to a $169 value)
  • Option 2: $129 for a 1-night stay in the AuSable or Cedar Trail rooms, valid for check-in Friday; not valid for Saturday–Thursday nights (up to a $229 value)
  • Option 1: $189 for a 2-night stay, valid for check-in Sunday–Wednesday; not valid for Friday or Saturday nights (up to a $338 value)

Policies and Fees

Book by: 9/21/14
Travel by: 12/19/14

  • Blackout dates: 8/29, 8/31, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, and 10/31
  • Cancellation policy and fees: 10-day cancellation notice required or fee up to the 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 hot tub
  • Outdoor tiki bar, open Tuesday–Sunday (open Thursday-Saturday after Labor Day)
  • East Bay Grille restaurant, open Wednesday–Saturday (open Thursday-Saturday after Labor Day)
  • Perennial gardens and koi fishpond
  • Free parking
  • WiFi access

The Fine Print

  • Must book by 9/21/14 or promotional value expires
  • Must complete travel by 12/19/14
  • Not valid 8/29, 8/31, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31
  • 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 required or fee up to the Groupon price applies; any modifications subject to $20 fee
  • Must be 18+ to check in and stay
  • Credit card required at booking and check-in
  • Must use promotional value in 1 visit
  • Not valid with reward points
  • 6% tax and $3 bed tax per stay not included.

Other Details

Room Details

All Rooms * One king bed * Standard occupancy: 2 adults * Maximum occupancy: 2 adults

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

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

Customer Reviews

156 Ratings

My husband and I went to Springbrook Inn for our wedding anniversary and to check out another part of Michigan and what it had to offer as well. Springbrook was clean, inviting, relaxing and a wonderful retreat for us. Everyone associated with the Inn was helpful, friendly and professional. We especially enjoyed the Tiki Bar on the property--amazing food, drinks and entertainment. I would highly recommend a trip to this wonderful family-owned business.
Shelley S. · July 17, 2017
The hospitality was top notch!
Lisa B. · May 11, 2017
I would hands down recommend Springbrook Inn! Wonderful people own that cute lil bed and breakfast! They treat you as if you were friends that were just stopping in to spend the night at their home. Great place and will be going back!!
Kelly P. · July 17, 2015
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