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“The best place in St. Ignace.”
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Bear Cove Inn
Ranked #11 of 30 Hotels in Saint Ignace
Certificate of Excellence
Brighton, Michigan
1 review
“The best place in St. Ignace.”
Reviewed 4 October 2012

I have been to the Bear Cove Inn many times now and every time I go I am more excited than before. The rooms are so cute and homey. Bob and Elaine are two of the nicest people you will ever meet. You will not be disappointed when you stay at the Bear Cove Inn in St. Ignace. Looking forward to the next stay in a couple of weeks.

Room Tip: You will be happy in any themed room.
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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National City, Michigan
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Reviewed 4 September 2012

I have just read all the reviews. I read half of them to my husband too. I can not believe half of what these people said. We have never had a problem with smells or stickiness in the room. The owners are so nice and helpful. We have stayed in three different rooms and plan on returning to the BEAR COVE. They are not a chain hotel/motel, we believe in supporting our small business owners, and with that comes better service. We recommend the BEAR COVE to everyone. And not one person that we know, has ever complained about there stay. I will be coming back to the BEAR COVE in Oct. on a girls weekend. And every visit, there after.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Canada
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Reviewed 29 July 2012

The Bear Cove Inn is a quirky stop with fun theme rooms, best for families. My husband had a great sleep but I was kept awake by the musty smell and the humid stickiness in the room. The owners were very friendly and helpful. Continental breakfast is limited but helped to start off our day. The owners gave useful tips for things to see in the area - they do love where they live - but we were wondering if the places they recommend are partner places and not necessarily the best in the area (e.g. restaurants). If you want to go to the casino, they will give you a voucher for $5 free.

Room Tip: We had the Yooper room with two double beds. Would be great for a family but did smell very musty. A...
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Royal Oak, Michigan
2 reviews
Reviewed 11 July 2012

I have only been up north a couple of times now, and this place is so comfy! I love nature and the rooms made me feel like I was camping. The decorations are very cool and unique and the beds are so cozy. The owners are very friendly ( which from the Lower Peninsula, you aren't used to friendly business owners! I work in Birmingham, Trust me!!) Anyway my boyfriend took me to Mackinac Island for our 4th anniversary/ his 27th birthday and we had a great time. I'm not a fan of casinos because I don't have the best of luck with them but the casino was still a fun place to hang out and Bear Cove Inn provided us with a free shuttle to and from so we could drink. It was just an all around great trip and I recommend staying here because it was affordable and they had bagels!

Room Tip: Get one of the rooms with the tree beds! So cute!
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 July 2012

Came to stay after reading reviews and I am highly suspicious of who really wrote those. Rooms are horrible, smell bad and for the price go stay at the beautiful hotels on the water with views, pools and cleanliness. I was "assured" the rooms were clean and as a small resort owner I was really surprised at what they consider "clean." and if you have any allergies or odor issues stay far away from here. We other booked with other hotel/ motel's and if you have an issue they are considerate and willing to refund your money and let you leave, NOT these folks! That's not what I call customer service. Oh well as a Trip Advisor reviewer I say, stay away.

Room Tip: Sorry no help here as I hear every car that drives by or stops at the gas station next door, ugh!
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Austin, TX
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Reviewed 18 June 2012

We stayed two nights in the Bear Cove Inn in the Waterfall room. It's clear that a lot of care has gone into the decor of each room: I think every single leaf was hand-glued onto the beech trees. It is quite over-the-top. Really, we booked here because of the photos from the website, and they didn't do it justice.

That aside, the bed was comfortable, and the heater worked well to keep us warm on our cold June nights. We didn't have the opportunity to partake in the breakfast, but my husband was able to duck in to see it and thought it was more than adequate. Additionally, the proprietress was able give us a coupon for the ferry over to Mackinac, which was nice. Our room was tidied while we were away, and everything was neat and clean.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Coopersville, Michigan, United States
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Reviewed 23 May 2012

We now always stay at the Bear Cove Inn when in St. Ignace. The rooms are all unique and fun, and we recommend this marvelous b & b for everyone looking for a great experience. The only time we go to a casino is with our free tokens, and usually end up with a couple of dollars in out pockets!

Room Tip: Try a different room for every stay. There's always a surprise find in the unique decor.;
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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Bear Cove Inn

Property: Bear Cove Inn
Address: 2055 Business Loop 75, Saint Ignace, MI 49781
Region: United States > Michigan > Upper Peninsula > Mackinac County > Saint Ignace
Amenities:
Casino and Gambling Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
#2 Casino Hotel in Saint Ignace
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
2055 Business Loop I-75, Saint Ignace, MI 49781 Sleep in our "Forest Themed Rooms" on your next visit to St. Ignace. Now available - 2 bedroom cottage - fully furnished. Call for details! ... more   less 
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