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Blisswood Resort on M-119 in Harbor Springs on Lake Michigan

Bedrooms 9
Half Baths4
Space 7,000 sq ft
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Up to 9 bedrooms, 7 full bathrooms, 4 half bathrooms, sleeps up to 33 guests

A preeminent rental resort on 16 acres in Harbor Springs, Michigan

Blisswood offers stunning surroundings, vintage luxury, and an incomparable ambiance. Located on the sunset coast of Lake Michigan's famed Tunnel of Trees just north of quaint Harbor Springs, Blisswood epitomizes the beauty, grandeur and serenity of one of the most beautiful parts of the country.

Whether you are planning a family reunion, sportsmen's holiday, wedding, or corporate retreat, the unmatched atmosphere of Blisswood's lodging combined with acres of manicured grounds and woods overlooking Lake Michigan provide the perfect setting.

This is more than a place to vacation or retreat... this is your destination.

The Main Lodge: The main lodge is approximately 4000 square feet and has three upstairs bedrooms, each with its own very large full bathroom. (There are two more half-baths downstairs.) Two of the bedrooms have King-size beds while the third room offers two Full size beds. The bedrooms are beautifully furnished and offer some magnificent views of the lake. The library has two queen sofa sleepers that flank the stone fireplace.

As with all of our residences, Blisswood Lodge is decorated in a luxurious north woods fashion containing many antique pieces produced by the original Bliss family. The Lodge is anchored by three stone fireplaces in the living room, dining room and breakfast room. Each of these rooms exudes a tone of sumptuous comfort that is at once homey yet refined. The kitchen is a dream combination of modernity and north woods style. A huge stainless steel oven (with a convection option) and oversized refrigerator make any meal possible. If grilling is your passion, a large, stainless steel grill sits right out on the patio.

The Moose, Perch and Merganser Cottages: Next to Blisswood Lodge, Moose Cabin is the largest of the residences. It consists of two bedrooms (one with a stone fireplace and King-size bed and one with two Twin-size bunkbeds), one bathroom, a kitchen and a very comfortable, vaulted living room with a wood burning stove. It also contains a washer and dryer.

Perch Cabin offers one bedroom with a Queen and Twin bed, one bathroom, a gracious, vaulted living room (with stone fireplace) and a small, yet very modern kitchen. A washer/dryer is also present.

Named after the beautiful Merganser duck, this cabin boasts a Queen and Double bed, one bathroom, a bar area with stools and comfortable living room decorated in the same cultured manner as the rest of our residences. As with all of our lodging, a washer and dryer are present.

The newly renovated Woodland Cottage is tucked back into the woods and surrounded by an abundance of woodland creatures. Daily visits from the deer are a highlight of this private setting. The Woodland Cottage has a large kitchen, woodburning stove, two Queen bedrooms, a family room with a futon and twin bunkbed and one and a half baths.

The Chapel and Recreation Lodge: Your accommodations at Blisswood include the recreation/conference lodge, perfect for social gatherings or just hanging out. You can shoot a game of pool, throw some darts or settle down in front of the large screen plasma television hanging on the wall. If your group needs to hold a meeting, the lodge also has a large conference table and chairs providing the perfect setting for a relaxed gathering. As in all of our buildings, there is always the opportunity to light a roaring fire and unwind in the adjoining den.

If you’re searching for the ideal setting for an intimate wedding, Blisswood boasts a beautiful, historic wedding chapel right in the midst of the grounds. Nestled amongst soaring trees with stunning views of Lake Michigan, few places can match the charm and location of our remarkable little church. Of course you could also choose to have an outdoor ceremony amidst the natural grandeur of Blisswood as well. Whatever your fancy, this is the perfect place to take your vows

More Details

Sharon Kihnke
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 16, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

The main lodge of this property had everything we were hoping for. It had a very upscale rustic feel. The rooms were large and beautifully restored. The views from the lodge were just amazing! It was private, gorgeous and serene. We hope to stay again and experience another season at this magical place!
Feb 2011
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Harbor Springs Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Catering available
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 7000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 33
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Resort
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 20 people
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • 4 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
    Bathroom 6 - toilet
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 8 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 9 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 10 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 11 - toilet
  • Entire resort rental required for all bathrooms to be included
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 33
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double
    Library - 2 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , 1 double
    Bedroom 7 - 1 king
    Bedroom 8 - 4 twin/ single
    Bedroom 9 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 10 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 11 - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Entire resort rental required for all bedrooms to be included
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Binoculars
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
  • 9 garden chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Concierge services are available at an additional charge.


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Blisswood Resort on M-119 in Harbor Springs on Lake Michigan
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Marsha-Grosse Pointe Park MI

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 18 gathered at Blisswood for a Memorial Service Weekend for our parents. We searched for the ideal spot to be together as a family in a beautiful, serene setting and Blisswood exceeded our expectations! The accomodations were remarkable - highest quality in every way - each space cared for and prepared for our arrival - immaculate housekeeping with thoughtfulness to the smallest detail. The grounds are breathtaking - the sunsets beyond description-

The chapel was the most unexpected treasure - allowing us to gather in a special place to honor our parents. Waking up each morning to an unobstructed view of Lake Michigan was heavenly. Sharon met us and spent time helping familiarize us sharing wonderful history and facts about Blisswood that made us feel excited to be there.

The teenagers and 20 somethings in our group had no trouble ramping down- enjoying the lawn games and time around the fire pit - So happy we spent this precious time together at this most beautiful of places!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St. Louis, Missouri

The Best in Refined yet relaxed vacationing

  • 5 of 5

Let me just say, I'm picky and I would not have changed one thing on our vacation.

Everything from the main house, cottages, rec lodge, chapel....Sharon and Butch...wonderful caretakers and hosts. This is a wonderful spot and everything so well maintained and cared for...including the guests!! What a treat! We will be back guaranteed.

Love, Love, Love this place!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Lodge was amazing. And the party was wonderfu

  • 5 of 5

The rooms were ve ry nice, and the library perfect for extra sleeping (we had 10 there)

the kitchen was so modern and usable.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2013
  • Stayed: September 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review! We are happy to have had you and your family as return guests in the past and hopefully for many years to come!
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Complete quality experience

  • 5 of 5

We were met by Sharon, who was a very pleasant and interesting host. She showed our group around and gave a lot of history. The facilities were amazing -- such craftsmanship! Everything was very well done. The activities building was great. The beach area was really nice -- a bit of a hike, but well worth it. We highly recommend Blisswood. I re-proposed to my wife of 27 years in the chapel. Great week.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2013
  • Stayed: June 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful review! We are pleased that you and your family enjoyed your vacation at Blisswood and we welcome you to return in the future!
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Couldn't be better!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I went with friends to escape the oppressing heat in FL. The weather was so beautiful (hi 70-73) and could only be matched by the beauty of the Blisswood property. We had one of the smaller cabins and our friends stayed in the main lodge. We were all blown away by how CLEAN everything is! I imagine cabins to have cobwebs here or there, but not at Blisswood. Every space is immaculate, which made it easy to relax. I will note that my cell had service (Verizon) as I could place calls, but internet was spotty.

There was wood readily available for making fires, and the kitchen was well stocked with everything we needed to cook breakfast and dinner. We often had lunch in one of the towns that are a little drive away through the "Tunnel of Trees".

I initially thought 6 days may be too long, but we didn't start to relax until the last day! We could easily spend a couple weeks here. It would be an incredible property for a family reunion or wedding, as there is a really beautiful little chapel on the property.

All in all, the property has a park like setting overlooking the lake, with updated high end amenities and beautiful décor and comfy furniture. You really can't go wrong staying here!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2013
  • Stayed: June 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Slice of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we arrived, it was as though every worry vanished. The surroundings were breath taking and the cabin was perfect! VERY clean and comfy. I was pleasantly surprised when I realized MY I did not get reception with my phone service. GOODBYE iPhones! I assumed my teenage boys might have a melt down, but to my delight, they were just as ready to "disconnect" for a few days. My 8 year old daughter played "old school" fashion, fresh air and pure fun.

Sharon, the resort manager MORE then accommodated anything we needed and was very kind. NONE of us wanted to leave!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2012
  • Stayed: July 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Pellston Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Legs Inn
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Mackinaw Island Ferry
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Legs Inn
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Boyne Highlands Resort/ Nubs Nob
Car: recommended

Blisswood is located in Harbor Springs on beautiful Lake Michigan. On the famed 'tunnel of trees' highway M-119, heading toward Mackinaw City.

Other Activities: cross country skiing, kayaking, skydiving, zipline, skiing, boating, horseshoes, shopping, kayaking, snowboarding

Golf: Boyne Highland Resort and True North Golf Club are within 15 miles.

Ski: Boyne Highlands Ski Resort and Nubs Nob Ski Resort are within 20 miles.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Cleaning $850 + Tax

Weddings and Event fees can be quoted dependent upon number of event guests and vendor requirements.
Summer weeks require the second deposit to be paid by May 1st of that year.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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