Located on Lake Michigan’s beautiful Little Traverse Bay, Northern Michigan’s Emmet and Charlevoix counties turn into a winter playground when the snow flies. The resort towns of Petoskey, Harbor Springs, Bay View and Boyne Falls have plenty to offer for anyone looking for a fun, relaxing getaway. Ski resorts, snowmobile trails, cozy hotels, world-class spas and unique shopping and dining offer something for everyone. Check out these area hotels offering a variety of winter lodging and entertainment options:
The Terrace Inn
The Terrace Inn is in the heart of the historic Victorian Bay View community. Built in 1911, their cottage rooms are the perfect setting for a cozy winter getaway. You’re just steps from beautiful winter views of Lake Michigan and just a mile from all downtown Petoskey has to offer. Their Winter Wonderland two night getaway package includes a deluxe room or suite and dinner for two free at their on-site 1911 Restaurant. Saturday nights, take a romantic sleigh ride for just $10!
Stafford’s Bay View Inn
Stafford’s Bay View Inn of Petoskey also offers amazing views of Little Traverse Bay. Travel back in time when you stay at this charming 1886 Victorian country inn. Hit the slopes with their ski package that includes a two night stay, breakfast each morning and two lift tickets to either Boyne Highlands or Nubs Nob. If you’d rather just relax, their Winter Weekend Keepsake getaway is for you. Enjoy two nights lodging, breakfast each morning, the Innkeeper’s Buffet dinner for two and a sleigh ride through the historic Bay View community.
Boyne Vue in Boyne Falls is the lodging of choice for snowmobilers. Hit the trails on your sled right from your room. You’ll have access to hundreds of miles of trails just outside your door. They also have plenty of parking for your trucks and trailers. They promise the cleanest rooms possible and a pleasant stay.
The Ski and Stay package at Boyne Mountain in Boyne Falls offers everything you need for a great ski weekend. You’ll get lodging, an open-to-close lift ticket, breakfast and tubing with your stay. There are also special discounts for kids. Boyne Mountain features 60 downhill runs, seven terrain parks for snowboarders and skiers, trails for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing and an outdoor ice rink.
Avalanche Bay Indoor Waterpark at Boyne Mountain
It’s always a balmy 82 degrees at Avalanche Bay Indoor Waterpark, no matter what the weather is like outside. Michigan’s largest indoor waterpark has a lazy river, kids’ pools, indoor surfing, six waterslides and lots of other rides. Their getaway package includes overnight accommodations and unlimited access to the waterpark during your stay with special discounts for kids.
Boyne Highlands in Harbor Springs has 55 downhill runs, a number of terrain parks and cross-country ski trails. All are conveniently serviced by a network of lifts. The highest vertical drop is 552 feet and the longest run is 1.25 miles. Their Ski and Stay package includes overnight lodging, open-to-close lift tickets and a breakfast buffet. Special discounts are available for children.
The Spa at Boyne Highlands
If you are looking for a winter revival, book the Spa Renewal package at Boyne Highlands. You’ll get overnight lodging and a $120 credit towards spa services for each night you stay. You’ll also have unlimited use of the resort’s fitness facilities. Choose from a variety of spa treatments including Swedish massage, Citrus Body Wrap, Milk and Honey Manicure and a Customized Facial.
A cozy stone fireplace and wood beams welcome you to the The Birchwood Inn in Harbor Springs. Stay free the third night when you book nights this winter. You’ll also enjoy a complimentary breakfast each morning. You’re just minutes from Boyne Highlands and Nubs Nob ski resorts. Snowmobile trails are also nearby, and the inn has plenty of parking for trailers. Their ski package includes discounts at local restaurants and ski resorts. If you just want to relax, book the Winter Getaway package for local dining discounts.
Bay Harbor Village Hotel
Relax in luxury at the Bay Harbor Village Hotel this winter. You’ll be greeted by incredible views of Lake Michigan and amazing boutique hotel rooms. Guests are just steps away from shopping and dining in the village. Their Romantic Getaway package includes accommodations for two, breakfast, champagne, keepsake glasses, chocolate truffles and rose petals. If you’re looking for a girlfriend’s weekend, book their spa package. You’ll get lodging for up to four people, breakfast, massages, wine and a Pamper Yourself Basket.