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Horse and Carriage at Thunder Bay Resort

Experience the Magic of Thunder Bay Resort's Award-Winning Elk Viewing, Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride, Fireside Dining & Wine Tasting Event!

Described as a "real-life fairy tale" and declared by USA Today as a "Top 10" Event, Escape to Northern Michigan and let Thunder Bay Resort treat you to an adventure like never before.  Begin your Elk Viewing journey by boarding a horse-drawn carriage and let a mighty team of Percheron draft horses whisk you away from life's stresses and strain.  En route to a fabulous meal and delightful wines, the real adventure occurs after crossing the wooden bridge over the Thunder Bay River.  Keep your eyes peeled and cameras ready as you are sure to get an up close and personal look at majestic Michigan Elk in their natural environment!  Following your elk viewing experience, follow the river's edge to Elk Antler Cabin where guests are greeted by a warm fire, enchanting aromas, and indulge in a delicious 5-course meal prepared in the hearts of 100-year-old wood cook stoves.  During dinner, experience up to 7 wines from the Sunrise Side Wine and Hops Trail, be entertained with storytelling from your hosts and owners, Jack and Jan Matthias, and take time to be captivated by the array of trophy mounts and period antiques.  After your 4-hours slice of Northern Michigan heaven, board your carriage one last time and be escorted back to the resort under a blanket of stars!


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USA Today
Midwest Living

"Even Bing Crosby and a full orchestra would have a hard time summing up the magical beauty of Thunder Bay Resort's elk ride."  -Midwest Living

Detroit Free Press
Group Tour Magazine

"In my job, people ask what's been my favorite trip? I always say Egypt. And I do mean it except... the horse-drawn sleigh that night at Thunder Bay Resort in Hillman, Michigan, when the snow gently fell, the horses' bells jingled and we sat under wool blankets as we glided through the woods to see elk... Well, I can't get it out of my mind."  -Ellen Creager | Detroit Free Press

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"Sliding quietly through the woods, en route to a great meal at a truly unique location..."  -USA Today

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Welcome to Elk Antler Cabin

The horses know the way to Elk Antler Cabin.  With its rustic appearance, this elegant cabin is perched on the banks of the Thunder Bay River and rests naturally amongst the forest pines.  Once inside, a blazing fire in a massive split-stone fireplace and wonderful aromas welcomes you.  While the riverside cabin offers every modern-day amenity,  trophy mounts and period antiques take you back in time to life on the frontier.  After embracing the remarkable setting, continue to warm yourself fireside as you are treated to delightful story telling, a delicious meal, and sample up to seven handcrafted wines from Northeast Michigan.

 

Elk Viewing Package Options

Three Day - Two Night Package

Includes:

  • Elk Viewing Carriage/Sleigh Ride, Gourmet Dinner & Wine Tasting
  • 2 Nights Deluxe Lodging
  • 2 Full Breakfasts in the Clubhouse Bar & Grill
  • Winter Activity Passes which include cross country skiing & snowshoeing
    (equipment rental extra)
  • Discounted rates on Golf during the Summer and Fall.
Deluxe Suite Whirlpool Suite Villa Chalet w/ Fireplace
Quad Occ. Double Quad Occ. Double Quad Occ. Six Occ. Quad Occ. Six Occ.
$186 $246 $191 $256 $223 $193 $241 $206
Per person package pricing • 9 years of age minimum to participate in Elk Viewing Pkg

Two Day - One Night Package

Includes:

  • Elk Viewing Carriage/Sleigh Ride, Gourmet Dinner & Wine Tasting
  • 1 Night Deluxe Lodging
  • 1 Full Breakfasts in the Clubhouse Bar & Grill
  • Winter Activity Passes which include cross country skiing & snowshoeing
    (equipment rental extra)
  • Discounted rates on Golf during the Summer and Fall.
Deluxe Suite Whirlpool Suite Villa Chalet w/ Fireplace
Quad Occ. Double Quad Occ. Double Quad Occ. Six Occ. Quad Occ. Six Occ.
$141 $169 $144 $175 $145 $135 NA NA
Per person package pricing • 9 years of age minimum to participate in Elk Viewing Pkg

Elk Viewing Carriage/Sleigh Ride, Gourmet Dinner & Wine Tasting Adventure ONLY (Without Lodging)
$89.50 per person

Includes:

  • Elk Viewing Carriage/Sleigh Ride
  • 5-Course Gourmet Dinner
  • Wine Tasting
  • An Enchanted Event You Will Always Remember

(Note: 9 years of age minimum to participate in Elk Viewing Event)

Wine with Friends

Special Events

Thunder Bay Resort is truly your destination for any season!  Offering a variety of special events all year long that intertwine unique experiences with our famous Elk Viewing Dinner meaning great fun and timeless memories!

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Holiday Party

Private Parties

Are you planning a party and looking for a genuinely unique experience for your guests?  Whether it's your wedding, retirement party or family reunion, Thunder Bay Resort's famous Elk Viewing Dinner Ride can be tailored for nearly any event making it the perfect idea for your private party.

 

Fun Ideas:

  • Destination Wedding
  • Holiday Party
  • Family Reunion
  • Birthday Party
  • Retirement Party
  • Company Retreat

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