Downtown Houghton Lake, Michigan









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Shop Downtown Discount Card

Discounts For Customers - Support Local Businesses - Fight Cancer



When you purchase a Shop Downtown Discount Card for $10, you help support your neighbors, local economy and the American Cancer Society's mission to save lives, celebrate lives and lead the fight for a world without cancer. You also ensure great savings on a variety of products and services every time you patronize a participating member. It's a win/win situation.

Shop Downtown will contribute 100% of the sale price of each discount card sold through December 31, 2021, to American Cancer Society Relay For Life. The American Cancer Society does not endorse any product or service.




Brochure - 2021 Promotion - Research Dollars at Work


Ways that you can help all downtowns - and fight cancer.

Link to your favorite downtown web page
Refer us to your favorite downtown merchants
Shop from downtown merchants to keep dollars local
Encourage your friends to buy local
Buy a Shop Downtown Discount Card for yourself or as a gift



Link to your favorite downtown in our directory that houses merchants who are offering a discount. Each downtown has it's own page. Here are some examples:

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Questions? Contact: Daniel Wells






Things to do in Houghton Lake, Michigan

Main Street of old Downtown Houghton Lake speaks to once what was and what could be once again. As Houghton Lake the community gathers, it leaves a pocket of opportunity for small business owners to come in and set up shop.Take a few minutes to explore what each downtown has to offer by viewing our directory below.

Downtown Houghton Lake is the place to go when you want to freshen up or replace your nails. Call ahead to schedule an appointment, pick your colors and style and let the transformation begin. Some salons offer hair styling and coloring as well as lashes and eyebrow coloring.

Downtown Houghton Lake brings the farming community under one marketplace to offer an assortment of locally grown fruit and vegetables. Traditionally, markets are restricted to anything grown so you can expect to see natural whole foods that are sure to please those working on their plant-based diets!

Downtown Houghton Lake brings smiles by way of doughnuts and pastries made fresh daily for your enjoyment. Everyone has their favorite of course but having a variety of bakeries is what makes downtown so special. Fritters, scones and pies oh my!

Downtown Houghton Lake brings meaning to leisure time while enjoying the local yarn shop and wandering through in amazement with the different fibers and vast array of colors. Signing up for a class is easy and fun and serves as a great getaway for a few hours to enjoy the company of fellow knitters.

Why do you love downtown?

Jeremy Holmes
Supporting small business downtown is a very real way to support your local community. Downtown businesses are locals, like us.

Tammy Benson
Shopping eating and site seing

Richard Held
Unique shops.

Robby
High quality group of restaurants and wonderful shops! Authentic old fashioned down-town atmosphere brings it all together very well.

Terri Simon
I love to dine at the Inn and to shop at specialty shops.

Restaurants in Houghton Lake, Michigan


Anchor Inn

1781 Heightsview Drive
Downtown Houghton Lake



Big Boy

9261 West Lake City Road
Downtown Houghton Lake




Downtown Houghton Lake Hotels

Finding the best hotel in Downtown Houghton Lake can make or break the experience of your entire trip. Take a few minutes to explore what each hotel has to offer by viewing our directory below. Here are some tips to consider:

Call ahead to make sure your reservation is still active and rebook if there are any price drops or changes in number of people staying with you. Another cost saving tips is to bundle the stay with airport parking and shuttle to avoid hefty fees.

Bring an actual credit card to avoid deposits and pre-authorizations consuming money in your checking account which will reduce your available balance. Hotels that accept paper cash often ask for a hefty deposit to cover potential damages in your room leaving you scrambling to find an ATM.

Policies vary on the availability of pet friendly rooms to it is wise to be open, honest and upfront during the booking process. You may find yourself kicked out or even paying a large deposit if you are not in a pet-friendly hotel and bring one anyway. New ADA laws are fuzzy though as service animals are not required to be documented and proprietors are legally not allowed to ask if the animal is a pet vs. a service animal.



Comfort Suites Lakeside
100 Clearview Dr


Super 8 Houghton Lake Mi
9580 W Lake City Rd


Beachfront Hotel
4990 W Houghton Lake Dr


Comfort Inn Houghton Lake
200 Cloverleaf Ln