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Borchers Canoe & Kayak

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Address: 101 Maple St, Grayling, MI 49738-1509
Phone Number: +1 989-348-4921
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Borchers Canoe & Kayak is family owned, operated, and oriented. We...

Borchers Canoe & Kayak is family owned, operated, and oriented. We provide canoe & kayak rental on the beautiful AuSable River. Trips ranges in length from 2 1/2 - 5 1/2 hour daytrips to overnight camping trips. Our bed & breakfast provides riverfront accommodations year round. Six guest rooms, full breakfast, and a casual atmosphere allow our guests to relax and enjoy the great outdoors.

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Wonderful family owned livery, serving families

My wife and I took a fall paddle on the Au Sable on Saturday and it was fantastic! Mark and Cheri helped to get us on the river; at the end, we only waited five minutes for them... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 October 2016
WKS1978
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Riverview, Michigan
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Riverview, Michigan
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

My wife and I took a fall paddle on the Au Sable on Saturday and it was fantastic! Mark and Cheri helped to get us on the river; at the end, we only waited five minutes for them before they personally picked us up! They were wonderful, and I can't say enough great things about the business they are running.... More 

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Borchers_Canoe, Owner at Borchers Canoe & Kayak, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. It is one of our pleasures to find time to chat with our guests and fall pick ups give us that opportunity. We are so glad that the way we feel about our business, community and our beautiful river shines through. We look forward to seeing you again and meeting your family. More 

Centerville, Utah
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

We stayed in the AuSauble Room 2 nights. (2 couples shared). Very clean, roomy. Nice balcony overlooking the river. Breakfast was great. And Cheri extremely helpful, good recommendations, and excellent to work with (we had to change our pickup point and time..and that was no problem at all. We also had to cancel one room last minute (one couple got... More 

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Borchers_Canoe, Owner at Borchers Canoe & Kayak, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We appreciate your comments and hope that they help future guests plan their trip. More 

Grand Rapids, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

I have been going to Borchers for almost 10 years now and every year I have the best experience. The staff is a younger generation that has always been kind, caring, and helpful. The owners, Mark and Cheri, are delightful and knowledgable. They want you to have the best adventure on the river. They communicate well with pick up and... More 

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Borchers_Canoe, Owner at Borchers Canoe & Kayak, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We thoroughly enjoy our return guests! We love your comment about Borchers wanting you to have the best adventure on the river. That is exactly what we are aiming for. We look forward to seeing you and your group for another 10 years or more. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

We had an amazing day and Borchers made it possible. Super friendly, reasonable prices, and nice equipment. We had a group of 12 with some younger kids too (3-7) and we had a blast. They even have small paddles for the youngsters so they can feel like they are helping out too. Borchers is the one to head to for... More 

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Borchers_Canoe, Owner at Borchers Canoe & Kayak, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We love providing service to families, especially with kids of all ages. We are delighted that you had an amazing day. We hope you make this a family tradition. More 

New York City, New York
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

We were beginner canoers and so we did the beginner's route, which is 2.5 hours. We thought we were severely slow at one point because we passed the first landmark after 1 hour and 45 minutes, and we thought it was going to come after 45 minutes, but it turns out we'd misheard the guide. The only thing I would... More 

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Borchers_Canoe, Owner at Borchers Canoe & Kayak, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We sometimes forget that not everyone grew up with a paddle in their hands so your review is helpful. We give instruction upon request but we appreciate the reminder to ask a few more questions when signing up to improve our customer service. More 

Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

Traveling through Michigan on a 90 degree day, midweek. Stopped in Grayling to see if we could do a short kayak trip. Borchers had the 3 of us on the water in 20 minutes. It is well organized with a nice and knowledgeable staff of kids. Would highly recommend.

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Borchers_Canoe, Owner at Borchers Canoe & Kayak, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. A kayak trip on a 90 degree day is an awesome idea! We appreciate your comments on our staff and your recommendation. More 

Perrysburg, OHIO 43551
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

We made reservations at the Riverside Bed & Breakfast that is operated by Borchers. The rooms are spacious, clean, and comfortable. The breakfast (at 8:30 a.m.) was absolutely outstanding, There was far more than we needed to fill us up, and the company of the other six B&B occupants was delightful, thoughtful, and truly wonderful. The very short walk to... More 

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Borchers_Canoe, Owner at Borchers Canoe & Kayak, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. It is top-notch, number one, excellent guests like yourselves that our make it a pleasure to own and operate this business. More 

Davisburg, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

The canoes we rented were very well maintained, the facility was clean inside and out and very accommodating. The organization was well staffed and the staff was friendly and knowledgeable. Would definitely use again.

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Borchers_Canoe, Owner at Borchers Canoe & Kayak, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We appreciate your comments, especially about our staff. We look forward to seeing you again. More 

Clarendon Hills, Illinois
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Borchers was simply THE PERFECT choice for us, as we were looking for a clean, beautiful calm river to stop at and kayak while we headed to northern Michigan for a golf trip. Very easy to find, easy access off of main highway, extremely clean property and darling little building on the river where you "put in". Friendly owners and... More 

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Borchers_Canoe, Owner at Borchers Canoe & Kayak, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. The current moves from 3 to 5 miles per hour but is very forgiving if you make a mistake. We are glad you had some laughable moments and look forward to your return for a longer trip. We aren't exactly heaven, but we have the same zip code :) More 

Frederic, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Mark and Cheri are awesome!! Their crew is the best! You can't ask for better, really great kids!!!!

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Borchers_Canoe, Owner at Borchers Canoe & Kayak, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We have enjoyed having you with us for 18 years! Thanks for mentioning our crew. More 

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