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Driftwood Resort

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Driftwood Resort is situated on the shores of beautiful Houghton Lake, Michigan's largest all-season in-land lake. With Driftwood's three docks, two large lakefront fire-pits, complimentary use of row boats, kayaks, SUPs, canoes, outdoor recreational equipment and lawn-games, large shaded children's playground, Driftwood Resort is a wonderful place for your next vacation, annual family reunion, group retreat, or as a base-camp for your fishing, hunting, antiquing, x-country skiing, or snowmobiling adventures! Our sparkling clean and well-maintained authentic Log Cabins and Cottages have the conveniences you'll want (refrigerator, microwave, stove, dishes and cookware, grill, picnic tables, Wi-Fi and cable TV, gas furnaces, and more) along with the wonderful charm and amenities reminiscent of a favorite cottage at the lake. "Ace's Perch", our large knotty-pine recreation building, with Ping-Pong, air hockey, billiard and shuffleboard tables, darts, several game-tables, and a stock of games, cards, puzzles, and books makes a great place to hang out with friends and family. Cheer on your team or enjoy a kid's movie night on the big screen. Ace's Perch is also a perfect facility for meetings, retreats, crafting classes, or parties. There is plenty of parking on the resort grounds for your boat/ATV/snowmobile trailers too, as well as secure mooring for your personal watercraft on the lakefront. Relax Recreate Renew Enjoy Make Memories
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Business Centre with Internet Access
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Conference Facilities
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Public Wifi
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Refrigerator in room
Accessible rooms
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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The owners are wonderful. The cabins are sweet. The view is great and the sunsets breathtaking. Tip Up Town was cold. It was a very cold weekend in Houghton Lake. TUT was brutally cold with a wind chill below zero. It is so comforting that we had a nice cozy, warm and
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Response from Driftwoodresort, Owner at Driftwood Resort
Responded 22 Jan 2019
Thanks for the kind review Phil! We do hope you will make it 'many more'!
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We stayed in the Bear cabin for 3 weeks late September and early October. Although we had cold and rainy weather, we still enjoyed our stay! Karen, Jim and Paul made our visit enjoyable. They know the area very well and offered recommendations for local restaurants and fun
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Response from Driftwoodresort, Owner at Driftwood Resort
Responded 19 Oct 2018
Thanks Diana for your very kind word! We really enjoyed having you here at Driftwood and really look forward to seeing you both next year. So glad you found our little resort and all our surroundings have to offer!
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We have been staying here with family regularly for several years. The lakeside cabins are very cool and feature an amazing view of the lake. The hosts are incredibly nice and accommodating. There are many, many fun activities to do in and out of the water: boating, fishing,
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Response from Driftwoodresort, Owner at Driftwood Resort
Responded 27 Jul 2018
Thanks for the kind words and nice review! We really look forward to having your fun, and growing, family here every summer! Always love the happy sounds of kids (and adults) having fun! See you next summer!
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Stayed for a winter weekend with a group of friends in two of the lakefront 1930 vintage log cabins. Perfect rustic fun. Modern game room is fantastic if the weather doesn't cooperate. Ping pong, air hockey, shuffleboard, pool, etc. Thanks to Karen and her husband for all of
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Response from Driftwoodresort, Owner at Driftwood Resort
Responded 3 Feb 2018
Thanks for the kind review. We'd love to have your group back with us! We're glad you enjoyed your weekend!
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There are lots of places in and around Houghton Lake. I am soooo happy I chose the Driftwood Resort. The owners are super nice, and made us feel at home. The cabin on the lake has a great view of the lake (ice, it's Winter). 2 bedroom hide away for the week end. The wife
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Response from W8011GLkarenk, Owner at Driftwood Resort
Responded 21 Jan 2018
Thanks for the kind words Phil. We were glad we had a chance to 'share' the lovely winter sunset (and a bit of the Tip-Up-Town fireworks) with you and Eileen out on the lakefront last evening! We hope to see you again sometime here at Driftwood. Jim and Karen
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Relax and enjoy the Sunsets
comfy cozy cabin
Beautiful Sunset on Houghton Lake!
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Our Cozy vintage Elk cabin - Great porch with a swing and fantastic view!
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Our Cozy vintage Elk cabin - the sound of the lake will lull you to sleep
I'm sorry but we are completely booked for the week you've requested. Please try us again sometime should your travel plans include the Houghton or Higgins Lake area. Karen
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Our Number is 989-422-5229
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Anything available this coming weekend? Sept 17,18? Log Cabin maybe?
Hi, Sorry this answer is delayed. Since purchasing the resort in 2013 we have had a very tough time getting Trip Advisor to put it under our name rather than Bob and Sheila's (the previous owners) and get all of the questions posted to us. Since we typically book book summer stays by the week (Sat - Sat) and we are totally booked for both weeks (Sat June 25-July2 and July 2-July 9) we do not have any available cottages. If you haven't found anything by now, please give me a call and I can make a few suggestions and help you with contact numbers. Karen (Driftwood Resort) 989-422-5229
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Do you rent nightly...arriving Aug 2nd for one night?
Sorry we missed your question. Hopefully you found a great place to stay for your trip. We actually book by the week during the summer months (with a few exceptions) and have a 2 night minimum for stays. If your plans bring you up to Houghton Lake in the future, please give us a call at 989-422-5229.
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"All cabins have a lake view."
"4 cabins available on the lake!"
"Definitely get a lakeside cabin if you can."
"Great cozy cabins on the lake"
"2 bedroom cottage might be a little tight/close for friends- perfect for families though."
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