Lake Michigan resorts and hotels provide so much more than a place to get some sleep—they set the stage for Great Lakes vacations. Whether you're looking for a place to relax or an action-packed getaway, it will be easy to find the right place to stay. With an array of Lake Michigan hotels up and down the long shoreline, you will have many options for the perfect getaway. You will have a place to relax after a day packed with adventure along the coast of Lake Michigan.
Many Michigan resorts are open seasonally, kicking into high gear once the weather warms up. These seasonal Lake Michigan resorts, enjoyed by many Great Lakes fishing aficionados, are especially popular between Memorial Day and the start of the school year, so be sure to make reservations well in advance. You don't have to limit you vacations to a few months in the summer. Often, the seasonal resorts often offer great rates in the spring and fall, while the year-round hotels often post special packages for wintertime vacations.
From the Indiana state line to the Upper Peninsula, Lake Michigan hotels provide hospitality as well as beautiful views of the only one of the Great Lakes completely in America. In New Buffalo, you'll have the chance to enjoy a lakeside getaway at the Grand Beach Inn. This vintage hotel in southwest Michigan, built in 1914, is located on four acres where you can soak in the views, play tennis, and go for a swim in the lake or heated swimming pool. In the summer, the inn is open all week, and just on the weekends during the off-season.
Heading farther north, you'll find a large concentration of Lake Michigan hotels along the central coast. This stretch of coastline offers ribbons of sandy beaches, charming shoreline towns, and miles of open water, perfect for Lake Michigan fishing and boating. One of the biggest Lake Michigan resorts can be found in the community of Harbor Springs. Boyne Highlands Resort (pictured) is a four-season wonderland, where you can follow your bliss to the golf course, ski hill, or spa. Guests also enjoy luxury accommodations and gourmet dining when they're not enjoying the great outdoors.
The shoreline winds up towards the upper reaches of the Lower Michigan, passing through the Sleeping Bear Dunes, en route to the Leelanau Peninsula. You'll find many choices for Lakeside hotels along the way, everything from familiar name brands and efficiency motels to full-service beach resorts. In the Upper Peninsula, you'll also find a mix of resorts and hotels along the Lake Michigan shore—all with a view.
The Sleeping Bear Dunes are so special, they've been named a National Lakeshore. Several Lake Michigan resorts and hotels can be found in the nearby cities of Empire and Glen Arbor. The Homestead Resort welcomes Glen Arbor visitors with a scenic setting, just across the bay from the mighty dunes. This expansive hideaway offers a wide array to things to enjoy, including fishing lessons, live entertainment, and so much more. You could see the dunes from the decks of Great Lakes cruises or meet the challenge to climb to top. After a day of adventure, you can find a lot to relax back at the resort. With several different inns and vacation rentals, the entire resort offers an array of accommodations, ranging from classic to romantic. Guests enjoy fine dining crafted from locally grown ingredients, including award-winning wines crafted on the Leelanau Peninsula.