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“Our Home away from Home”

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Lagoon Resort & Motel
Ranked #3 of 15 Hotels in Houghton Lake
Certificate of Excellence
Saline
1 review
“Our Home away from Home”
Reviewed 8 August 2013

My wife started coming to the Lagoon Resort 36 years ago as a young girl until the early 90's. In 2000 when your oldest was just a toddler we started our Family Tradition at the Lagoon Resort. Three kids total and 13 years later we still come here every year. For several years only for a week, for the past 3 years for 2 weeks as we just like it that much.
Don, the owner too our kids is Mr. Don and they talk about him and the resort all year. For years the same families are here and our kids have made great friends they look forward to seeing every summer. The Resort is clean and well maintained, our kids love the beach, there is a great slide in the water that my wife slid down as a young
girl and our kids are still slide on it today. Don has kayaks and paddle boats the kids can use at any time and, plenty of toys for the sand. Remember Tether ball, they have a great one . There is Volleyball, Basketball, a Swing set and a Teeter Totter. All are activities to keep the kids moving and having fun in a very safe environment. The open area in the center of the resort is great for playing catch and an night the kids love to hang out, play flashlight tag and goof off. It's safe good old clean fun! Enjoy a good camp fire every night by the water. The Lake is great for fishing and skiing. We love it and our kids already talk about a day when they hope to bring their kids here also.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 27 July 2013

I was really excited to go stay at Houghton lake with my boyfriend, mom and niece for Fourth of July weekend. Once we got there and checked in, it was all down hill from there. The owner and his son were EXTREMELY rude to us, yelled at us multiple times for bringing our 2 dogs, which they said on the phone prior "was no problem at all"!!! They made us feel VERY unwelcome, spied on us several times(creeeeeepy), and let themselves into our "apartment" without knocking once to yell at us AGAIN about leaving the screen door open- ummmm.... We were just BRINGING OUR LUGGAGE IN!!! The apartments are cramped, tiny, out-dated(I think everything is original from like the 60's). The beds are over 50 years old, terrible, uncomfortable, and very noisy. The unit we stayed in was disgusting. There was mold growing in, what they refer to as, the shower. The toilets backed up, the freezer didn't keep our ice frozen(or cold for that matter) and everything was just plain "gross". The so-called "beach" they advertise is a 8 foot wide sand box near the water that smelled like a sewer. We would have left and went somewhere else to stay, but we are from out of state and this was unfortunately the only place with any vacancy on a holiday weekend. The only nice thing I will say, is that they had firewood available if you wanted to sit by the lake with a fire. Other than that- I would NOT waste your money on this "resort"- what a joke!!!!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2013

I will start by saying If you are in Houghton Lake and do not stay at the Lagoon you are missing out. This resort is perfect, This is my second trip here and I have already booked for next year. Everything you need is here or within walking distance. We grabbed our groceries on the way in and there were days we never left the resort. Don and Brian are amazing and feel like friends you have known for years. If you want relaxation, peacefulness and life at a slower pace then the lagoon is the perfect place. Already looking forward to next year.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2013

Family has been staying here for 24 years. The owners are very nice and do their best to make you feel at home. The location is perfect,close to shopping and every thing else.
There is a fire pit and a sandy beach. Water is shallow and warm,soft sandy bottom perfect for kids.There is also a well lit playground that is very safe and easy to watch you kids play.
Just remember to treat the cottage and grounds like you would treat your own property the owner ( Don ) works hard to make everyone feel welcome.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 May 2013

This is the perfect up north setting. The owners are extremely friendly and helpful. They have everything you need and more. Right on the lake with a beach and fire pit right on the lake. We stay here multiple times a year. I wouldn't stay anywhere else.

  • Stayed July 2012
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Reviewed 3 May 2013

We stayed for 1 week and it was really nice!! Don was gracious , property is very well kept. We stayed in a 2 bedroom apartment he has available, just bring your bags and enjoy. It has a beautiful lakefront, there are pontoon rentals, and alot more. A great place to bring your family. Prices are great. Thanks for a comfortable stay.

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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 19 February 2013

Stayed a week here last year at the end of June, rebooked for this June. Love that the cottages are right on the lake, beautiful view and great sunsets. Big fire pit is great in the evening stocked with firewood and all your needs. Owner (Don) is great, super nice and will do his best to make your stay enjoyable. Cabins are a little outdated but clean and provide all your basic needs. Love waking up early and watching the sunrise from the porch swing with a cup of fresh coffee. Cant wait til June.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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Property: Lagoon Resort & Motel
Address: 6578 W Houghton Lake Dr, Houghton Lake, MI 48629-9708
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Region: United States > Michigan > Houghton Lake
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites
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Ranked #3 of 15 Hotels in Houghton Lake
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Open year round 3 Acre lakefront cottage resort with 2 and 3 bedroom cottages, 2 bedroom apartments and 2 motel rooms. Huge playground areas w/swings,teeter totter,volley ball,shuffleboard,horseshoe pits,and large water slide in the lake. Large above ground fire pit by the lake. We have 14ft boats with 15hp motors and pontoon boats you can rent. Bait shop next door. Many childrens toys on the beach. We are walking distance to 2 amusement parks and a restaurant. We also have boat slips in the lagoon and a long dock. Your children will love this. ... more   less 
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Lagoon Resort & Motel Houghton Lake, Michigan

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