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Welcome to the Big Bear Lodge of Alpena

Also presenting Promised Land Realty

2052 S US 23, Alpena, MI 49707
(989) 354-8573 | e-mail:

New queen-sized beds and several updates in many rooms!

The heated pool is now closed for the winter. (re-opens around June)

Thunder Bay Film Festival

When: Jan 24 26, 2014

This January, the Friends of Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary are bringing the world of cinema to Alpena!

 For one weekend in January, residents and travelers to northeast Michigan will be treated to some of the most impressive ocean and Great Lakes-inspired films from around the world. Film topics include Great Lakes surfing, Arctic exploration, marine wildlife, and plastic pollution. Multiple film screenings will be complemented by social events, and even opportunities to meet filmmakers!

Features of the Alpena event include films from the San Francisco International Ocean Film Festival, an acclaimed festival of ocean-themed films that are largely unavailable to the general public. Also featured will be a number of Great Lakes films, presented by the filmmakers themselves.

The Thunder Bay Film Festival gets underway on the evening of Friday, January 24 with an opening reception and continues Saturday and Sunday with additional movie screenings, filmmaker panels, educational events, and social affairs.

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Welcome to Big Bear Lodge, a hotel in picturesque Alpena, Michigan. We're located just across the street from the sunrise shore of Thunder, Bay, Lake Huron.

This Alpena Michigan hotel offers cozy lodging and first-rate amenities and is located close to all of Alpena's recreations and attractions.

Each of our guest rooms features daily housekeeping, cable television, a refrigerator,  a microwave, coffee maker, and free wireless internet access. The next time you're in the area, turn down the noise, take shelter from the storms of life and enjoy your stay with us.