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Birchwood Inn

Birchwood Inn welcomes two pets of any size for an additional fee of $20 per pet, per night. Both dogs and cats are accepted and may be left in the room unattended. There is grass on the property for pet relief.
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Built in the early '60s as a corporate retreat for New Era Potato Chips, Birchwood Inn has been carefully preserved by the present owner with the lodge aura intended by the builders. Visiting Birchwood Inn is a bit like donning a pair of favorite dungarees and a soft flannel shirt. Comfortable. Casual. Cozy. With a sense of the North Country in Michigan. The large grassy courtyard filled with birch trees, a shuffleboard court and a heated summer swimming pool add to the atmosphere of the Inn. A seasoned friendly staff can provide lots of information for your stay in Harbor Springs, tailored to your individual desires.


  • Pet Friendly
  • Internet Available
  • Free WiFi
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Air Conditioning
  • Television
  • Breakfast Available
  • Free Breakfast
  • Parking Available
  • Free Parking
  • Non-Smoking Property


BringFido Guest Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

Birchwood Inn has received a rating of 4.6 out of 5 bones by 9 canine critics on BringFido and 3.5 out of 5 by 135 guests on TripAdvisor.

  • Nicole
    Jul 25, 2022
    Great pet friendly hotel

    Loved that they allowed big dogs, and the dog welcome package was a awesome idea.

  • Ryan
    Dec 29, 2021
    Northern Michigan Throwback

    Clean and comfortable room. Feels straight out of the sixties with the paneled walls and blue tiled bath. The dog did well in the room and enjoyed the large area to roam on the grounds. Only complaint was that the room was very warm and temp was not adjustable.

  • Barb
    Dec 27, 2021
    Comfortable, affordable, pet friendly

    Love the history and feel of this place. Very reasonable, great for traveling with pets, comfortable, cool in a north woods supper club kind of way. Very friendly, helpful, accommodating and safe lodging. Great location.

  • Robert
    Oct 27, 2021
    Birchwood Inn, Harbor Springs ❤️😊

    Birchwood Inn was one of the best dog friendly hotels we have visited. They have lots of walking space, welcomed us warmly, and our dog was happy there.

  • Loree
    Mar 3, 2021
    Good Location - very outdated but clean

    For the price point, very outdated but clean

  • Linda
    Jan 1, 2021
    Perfect location

    Great location, close to everything yet quiet and peaceful. The nostalgia decor is the charm. Great for dogs. Very sound proof. A lot of walking areas.

  • Bob
    Jul 14, 2020
    Beautiful Location.

    While the motel is dated, the grounds are excellent for waking your dog.

  • Rejean
    Oct 21, 2019
    Hidden Gem!

    Upon reading the history of the hotel, we found it was once a retreat for a company in the 60s. The owner is trying to keep the retro charm. There are some cosmetic issues, but the bathroom was clean, the beds were clean, the towels were nice, the staff was friendly... the important areas covered. Two doors for the room allowed great airflow, and there was a fire pit we could use as well as gas grills. The inside lodge was a great place for people to gather. Lots of space to walk dogs, too!

  • William on Sep. 26, 2022
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Health & Safety

Safe Stay: Birchwood Inn has enhanced cleaning and safety measures in place. Rooms are disinfected between each stay. Social distancing measures are in place, and cashless payment is available. Birchwood Inn maintains a 24-hour gap period between stays in each room.

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