Birchwood Inn

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Seasonal outdoor pool, sun loungers
Individually decorated, laptop workspace, free WiFi, bed sheets
Individually decorated, laptop workspace, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Birchwood Inn

Birchwood Inn

2.0 star property

3.5/5 Good

Guests rated this property 3.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Pet friendly
  • Air conditioning

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 48-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Social distancing
  • Sheets and towels washed at 140°F
7291 South Lake Shore Drive, Harbor Springs, MI, 49740

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationThorne Swift Nature Preserve12 min walk
  • Popular LocationHarbor Springs Vineyards and Winery3 min drive
  • Popular LocationHarbor Springs Beach7 min drive
  • AirportPellston, MI (PLN-Pellston Regional)38 min drive

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About this area

Harbor Springs

Birchwood Inn is located in Harbor Springs. Tunnel of Trees and Harbor Springs Vineyards and Winery are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Harbor Springs Beach and Petoskey State Park. Take in the nearby slopes with cross-country skiing and downhill skiing, or check out other outdoor activities such as sledding and snowshoeing.

What's nearby

  • Thorne Swift Nature Preserve - 12 min walk
  • Harbor Springs Vineyards and Winery - 3 min drive
  • Harbor Springs Beach - 7 min drive
  • The Highlands - 21 min drive
  • Great Lakes Center for the Arts - 26 min drive

Getting around

  • Pellston, MI (PLN-Pellston Regional) - 38 min drive


  • Small Batch at the Cupola - 5 min drive
  • Paper Station Bistro - 6 min drive
  • Stained Cup - 6 min drive
  • Small Batch of Harbor Springs - 6 min drive
  • Pierson's Grille & Spirits - 6 min drive

About this property

Birchwood Inn

Hotel with free breakfast, near Tunnel of Trees
Along with a seasonal outdoor pool, this smoke-free hotel has conference space and a lobby fireplace. Free continental breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self parking are also provided.
Birchwood Inn offers 42 accommodations with air conditioning. Each accommodation is individually decorated. Cable television is provided. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include phones along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is provided daily.

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a seasonal outdoor pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Guest accommodations are accessible via mobile device
Guest rooms kept vacant for 48 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Masks are required at the property
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast available daily 6:00 AM–9:00 AM

Things to do

  • Seasonal outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Seasonal outdoor pool


  • No elevators

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)

Business services

  • Conference space (2300 square feet)
  • Meeting rooms


  • Pool sun loungers


  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets


  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Towels


  • Cable channels
  • TV


  • Free local calls
  • Individually decorated
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Mobile key entry
  • Phone

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Check-in time starts at 3 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Renovations and closures

The following facilities will be closed during the winter:
  • Swimming pool

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 10 per pet, per night
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
3 children can stay for free if using existing beds when occupying the parent or guardian's room
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

  • Pet fee: USD 10 per pet, per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

The seasonal pool will be open from June to September
Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section)

Property is also known as

Birchwood Harbor Springs
Birchwood Inn
Birchwood Inn Harbor Springs
Birchwood Hotel Harbor Springs
Birchwood Inn Hotel
Birchwood Inn Harbor Springs
Birchwood Inn Hotel Harbor Springs

Frequently asked questions

Does Birchwood Inn have a pool?

Yes, this property has a seasonal outdoor pool. The swimming pool will be closed during the winter.

How much does it cost to stay at Birchwood Inn?

As of Aug 17, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Birchwood Inn on Aug 29, 2022 start from $153.67, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

Is Birchwood Inn pet-friendly?

Yes, pets are allowed at this property. There's a fee of USD 10 per pet, per night.

How much is parking at Birchwood Inn?

Self parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at Birchwood Inn?

Check-in begins at 3 PM.

What time is check-out at Birchwood Inn?

Check-out is at 11 AM.

Where is Birchwood Inn located?

Situated in Harbor Springs, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Tunnel of Trees and 1.8 mi (2.8 km) from Harbor Springs Vineyards and Winery. Harbor Springs Beach and Petoskey State Park are also within 9 mi (15 km).

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Birchwood Inn and receive a full refund?

Yes, Birchwood Inn offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Birchwood Inn cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 56 out of 254 reviews
5 - Excellent 22%
Rating 4 - Good. 80 out of 254 reviews
4 - Good 31%
Rating 3 - Okay. 66 out of 254 reviews
3 - Okay 26%
Rating 2 - Poor. 33 out of 254 reviews
2 - Poor 13%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 19 out of 254 reviews
1 - Terrible 7%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Property was very clean and the room was large. Water pressure in the shower was very low. People very very friendly
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2022

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
If you like a vintage motel experience like I do, this is a great way to step back to a simpler time. Well maintained and clean… and much better than some soulless economy brand motel. A fun experience!
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2022

2/5 Poor

Traveled with family
Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities
The room smelled horrible, the shower didn’t drain, there was a spot on the ceiling that had really bad water damage, the TV was from the 1960s and the breakfast was just one prepackaged danish. For $180/night I was extremely disappointed. At least the staff was nice.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2022

4/5 Good

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
This is an old inn, very charming, that keeps the old decor and cozy atmosphere. People were very friendly and they told us about the history of this place. It is close to a golf club and a equestrian center. There is a pool, a fire pit and gas grills. To our surprise they provided a small breakfast. The room had a small fridge and coffee maker. It is close to the Tunnel of Trees and Thorn Swift preserve.
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2022

3/5 Okay

Traveled with partner
Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
The property is at the beginning of the tunnel of trees. It is quiet and relaxing. The property is old and run down. It is straight from the 1960's and is in very run down condition. It was clean and the staff was very kind. It was not worth the $239 that we paid per night. In its present condition, I would not return unless the price was reduced to @$120 per night (that may be too high).
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2022

4/5 Good

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
We liked old time the charm.
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2022

1/5 Terrible

Traveled with family and small children
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
I would not recommend this facility to anyone.
Stayed 3 nights in Jul 2022

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Loved the retro look. There was an open and inviting great room for socializing with friends. The person at check-in was cheerful, knowledgeable, and helpful.
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2022

2/5 Poor

Traveled with family and small children
Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities
First off, staff was very nice and friendly for sure. Nothing was so terrible that we wouldn't stay again possibly, BUT not for the price. We paid double here compared to our other 4 nights on our vacation to MI, and I hate to complain, but was super disappointed. We rented the best family room w/ 2 Bathrooms planning to rest here a bit and enjoy the space... First off, our room was at the end of the building and we could only park at the opposite end. Quite a trek to pack stuff in and chairs on the walkway, so we used the grass. Next, the door between the room was extremely difficult to open/close, a bit concerning as our child was with Grandma in the other room. The decor/furnishings were in good working order, but very reminiscent of theh 70's! The exterior soffit was coming down by our room, needs attention. Breakfast was... odd... We were shown a list of 5/6 items and asked which one we wanted (boiled egg, yogurt, muffin, cinnamon roll, orange juice). I guess I didn't know how to respond, so I said, "uh, we're kinda hungry???". She disappeared and brought back paper bags with most of the items in it. Dining room is beautiful, so we sat to eat. Unfortunately, two places with water damage on ceiling with mushrooms growing out of it! I don't know, nothing was enough to ruin the stay, but for the $, expected much more. Great place to catch Tunnel of Trees from, just book a cheap room!
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2022

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities
The room was great and quiet. Room was very clean and campy in decor. Carpet seemed newer and clean. We liked it a lot and would stay again
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2022