Located about 22 miles west of Thunder Bay, the resort is situated on a forested plot of land that’s crisscrossed by miles of hiking and biking trails.
Each day, guests can put one or more of their four $20 resort credits to use by going golfing, bicycling, or tubing on the river; resort credits cannot be combined. The elk-viewing dinner and carriage ride is a special treat. After a five-course gourmet dinner prepared by co-owner and chef Jan Matthias, groups head out in a horse-drawn carriage ride through the northern woods to glimpse newborn calves and majestic bull elks.
A $25 gas card included with this Groupon helps keep the car fueled up for trips to and from Thunder Bay.
Visit the Clubhouse Grill & Restaurant for American breakfast, lunch, and dinner entrees, including sandwiches, burgers, pizza, and steak.
Deluxe and whirlpool suites overlook the golf course and come with a kitchenette and fireplace. Each unit comfortably sleeps up to eight people.
Hillman, Michigan: Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary, Lighthouses, and Hikes
If Michigan was a mitten—a shape the state is often compared to—then the small town of Hillman would be on the fingernail of the index finger. Tucked away in the northeast corner, Hillman sits just 22 miles west of Thunder Bay, a cove on Lake Huron. While the scenery is picturesque, don’t be fooled; the bay is adjacent to some of the roughest waters in all the Great Lakes, earning it the nickname “Shipwreck Alley.” Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary contains one of the nation’s most historically significant shipwreck collections. More than 50 vessels have been discovered here, and there are another 30 just beyond the boundaries. Experienced scuba divers can sign up for excursions to explore some of the submerged wrecks. You can also tour the area above water on kayaks or glass-bottom boats. Visit the free-of-charge Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center to feel the simulated wrath of a Great Lakes storm and view full-scale replicas of shipwrecked schooners.
What You Get
Two-night stay for up to eight in Deluxe or Whirlpool Suite
Option 1: $179, valid for check-in Sunday-Wednesday (up to a $395 value)
Option 2: $199, valid for check-in Friday (up to a $395 value)
Included in all options:
$25 gas card
Four $20 Thunder Bay resort vouchers (valid for Elk Viewing Dinner Rides, Golf, Tubing, Biking, and more). Cannot be combined.
500 wooded acres along Thunder Bay River Elk Preserve
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Oct 15, 2013. Amount paid never expires.
Must book by 10/15/13 or promotional value expires
Must complete travel by 10/30/13
Limit 2 per person
Limit 2 per visit
Valid only for option purchased
Reservation required, subject to availability
14-day cancellation notice required or $75 fee applies
Must be 21 or older to check in
Must book up to two weeks in advance
Credit card required at booking
Weekend stays may add Thursday or Sunday night for $59/night
11% tax not included
Resort credits cannot be combined towards the same activity.
Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
Deluxe or Whirlpool Suite
One queen bed, two double beds, one sofa sleeper
Standard occupancy: 2
Maximum occupancy: 8
Adding occupants above standard: no charge
Check in: 4 p.m.
Check out: 11 a.m.
Rollaways: not available.
Smoking policy: no smoking in the building.
Pet policy: pets weighing 70 lbs or less may be added for an additional $25 per stay.
Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are available upon request during booking.
Room upgrades: Retail value of Getaway may be applied to Resort packages like Murder Mystery Weekends, Quilting Retreats, Wine Lover's
Weekends, Stay and Play Golf, Elk Viewing Carriage Ride, Gourmet Dinner and Wine Tasting. Check with property at booking.
By plane: 234 miles from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW)