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Big Bear Lodge

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2052 US Highway 23 S, Alpena, MI 49707-4523
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#2 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Alpena
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Alpena's friendly Mom & Pop Lodge where guests feel at home and become regular friends. Great value for the dollar and views of Thunder Bay-Lake Huron across the street. Clean and comfortable rooms, recent updates include new beds, new linens (blankets and comforters) and new floors. All rooms well equipped with coffee makers in room, refrigerators, microwaves and a flat screen tv.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bicycle rental
Diving
Children's television networks
Kids' outdoor play equipment
BBQ facilities
Outdoor furniture
Wifi
Hiking
Snorkelling
Aerobics offsite
Bicycle tours
Bowling offsite
Canoeing offsite
Fishing
Picnic area
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Room features
Air conditioning
Fireplace
Housekeeping
Seating area
Coffee / tea maker
Kitchenette
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Clothes rack
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Microwave
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans
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David B wrote a review Oct. 2020
Kentwood, Michigan261 contributions38 helpful votes
We stayed here on a weeknight while in the area site seeing. They seemed to be pretty much full. Couple at the counter were friendly. Reminded me of someplace you might see along a two lane highway back in the 60s. Lots of ornaments around the property including a large carved bear. Room was very small, but clean and bed was comfortable. My biggest concern was that the only lock on the door was the lock in the handle. No deadbolt or chain. Also, no curtains, just the blinds. Nice change of pace from the cookie cutter chain hotels.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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CarCompulsive wrote a review Aug. 2020
Howell, Michigan26 contributions3 helpful votes
Our basic queen-bed room was petite, as were the furnishings. The room was clean enough to recommend to your mom, with new wood floors. There was a playground in the back plus a city park, Lake Huron beach, and splash park across the street. Traffic on U.S.-23 in front of the motel isn't too busy during the week and is quiet at night. The hosts, Louie and Hanlie, were wonderful people and helpful in our questions about the community.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Bill B wrote a review Jul. 2020
Caledonia, Michigan30 contributions4 helpful votes
This motel will leave you counting down until you get to visit again. Charming and impeccably clean rooms. Proprietors are personable and willing to meet your requirements. I am looking forward to a return.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Nick H wrote a review Mar. 2020
Michigan59 contributions43 helpful votes
First off please know this isn't a 5 star hotel and shouldn't be looked at that way. However this hotel does offer 5 star hospitality. The owners are very nice and you can tell they take pride in their hotel from taking you to the room personally, clean rooms, and overall just nice people. I will definitely stay again when I'm in Alpena.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Steve W wrote a review Feb. 2020
Vicksburg, Michigan5 contributions7 helpful votes
This place is super-cute. I travel a lot and always enjoy a good-old Mom & Pop motel - so much more interesting than the chain hotels. Room was clean, nicely decorated, equipped with fridge and micro. Rates are very good and in-line with most similar motels. Can't say enough about how nice and welcoming the owners are! I'm in Alpena about twice a year, will definitely stay here again at some point.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from Jacobus E, Owner at Big Bear Lodge
Responded Feb. 29, 2020
Thank you so much for your super kind words, Steve. We really appreciate every guest that blesses us with their stay, but of course we love it even more if they enjoy what we have to offer.
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PRICE RANGE
US$67 - US$108 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United StatesMichiganAlpena
NUMBER OF ROOMS
20
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Frequently Asked Questions about Big Bear Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Big Bear Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary (0.5 km), Starlite Beach (0.3 km), and Lee's Miniature Golf (0.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Big Bear Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and barbeque facilities.
Which room amenities are available at Big Bear Lodge?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Big Bear Lodge?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Big Bear Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Big Bear Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Courtyard Restaurant, Mangos Mexican Cuisine, and Mancino's Pizza & Grinders.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Big Bear Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.