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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stay at Deer Head any time I'm in town. Rooms are clean, nicely appointed, quiet, and beds are very comfortable. Nice alternative to the noisy hotel hallway and rattling a/c unit. But what really makes the stay - are the Hosts. Warm, helpful, generous. AND the breakfasts!!!!!! Served just in time to get you to the ferry for the... More 

Thank Dana U
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66 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really liked this place, one of those one-off quirky US hotels - not cheap but well worth it for the experience. Every room based on a different theme, very comfortable and clean, would highly recommend.

Thank Fifi_banana
Canton, Ohio
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24 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

This bed and breakfast was nice. Our only complaint is the water was green. Not sure if something was going on with the water when we were there but my sister and brother in law also had a room and said the same thing. The taxidermy is not my thing but we knew that before booking . Very nice owners... More 

Thank Angie B
Barry D, Owner at Deer Head Inn, responded to this review

Michigan's Dept. of Environmental Quality requires a Spring & Fall hydrant flushing & valve check to keep our water safe. Sometimes it causes a discoloration of the water, but usually, after running the water a minute or so the discoloration goes away. That's most likely what was happening to the water. Nonetheless, sorry you experienced that. We do appreciate our... More 

1 review
Reviewed 17 October 2016

You can't find places like this very often these days. It feels like the way people travelled a hundred years ago. The arts and crafts house is decorated like a lodge. You check in to a clean, beautiful room. Guests meet for a homemade breakfast buffet in the morning and talk about their travels. The inn is super close to... More 

Thank Svsulove
Harrisonburg, Virginia
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18 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

My wife and I have stayed at Deer Head Inn several times. The Inn Keepers always meet our needs. The rooms are comfortable and clean. The morning breakfast is always something to look forward to. The Inn is close to Ferry Service. You can walk to almost anything you need.

Thank Arlis S
Hastings, Michigan
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34 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Relaxing and quiet, but close to the action. Just a quick 3 block trip to the Shepler dock. We left the car parked at B&B and walked to ferry, dinner, and the park on Lake Huron next to the Mackinac Bridge. The rooms are clean and cozy. Nancy and Barry do a great job with breakfasts, housekeeping, and travel tips.... More 

Thank Lady NutHut
Ellicott City, Maryland
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35 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

This is a great bed-and-breakfast. Charming and hospitable host and hostess. Outstanding gourmet breakfast cooked by the hostess. She and her husband are traveled interesting people who make the visit extra pleasant. Decor is in the "Ernest Hemingway" motif, with trophies and backwoods bric-a-brac. The house is Arts and Crafts style and meticulously restored. The furniture in the dining room... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Oh my, where to begin. Nice place, close to the main road and the ferry. First, they need to do something to fix the steps to the porch. I fell up them 3 times and down them twice, and I am very active and not a clumsy person. I think they are of different heights or something. At the least,... More 

Thank vandi421
Barry D, Owner at Deer Head Inn, responded to this review

As reflected on our website, our home is over 100 years old, and these older, historic homes are not always up to modern standards. We do have hand rails along each side of the front steps [see photos on website] and are sorry the guest did not use them. Other reviewers love our breakfasts. On the 1st day of this... More 

Grand Ledge, Michigan
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107 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016

This is a tale of parents learning from their children:) When we told our adult children we were headed to Mackinaw for a few days they told us we HAD to try the Deer Head Inn so I called. They only had an open room for one night so we booked it. First of all, they told us we could... More 

Thank travelgram02
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104 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2016

This is the perfect place to stay in Mackinaw City. the location was great - close to everything and just two blocks from Shepler's Ferry. The home itself was beautiful and extremely well maintained. We stayed in the Bear Room, which had a nice little sitting room off of it that was nice. The breakfasts were very good and Nancy... More 

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Additional Information about Deer Head Inn

Address: 109 Henry, Mackinaw City, MI 49701-8602
Region: United States > Michigan > Cheboygan County > Mackinaw City
Price Range: $123 - $123 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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“We stayed in the cheapest room and it was a nice value, but the others look more luxurious.”
 of 5 bubbles Svsulove, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Any room is good after 10 pm because of delivers to local business. We stayed in the Lighthouse Room”
 of 5 bubbles arliss2015, 12 Oct 2016 | Read review
“We were in the Wilderness room. Nicely decorated, comfortable and quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles vandi421, 23 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Ask the Inn Keeper when making your reservation!”
 of 5 bubbles travelgram02, 12 Aug 2016 | Read review
“The rooms are different sizes. We had a smaller room but it was very cozy and perfect for our stay.”
 of 5 bubbles Wielgus, 5 Jul 2016 | Read review
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