Michigan Vacations

PLAY ON THE UPPER PENINSULA

The legendary George Gipp ("win one for the Gipper") was one. So was famous writer John Voelker (aka John Traver). You can be a one, too, if only for a week or two, when you visit Michigan's incredible Upper Peninsula. The term is YOOPER, but it might as well be Adventurer, Fun-Seeker or Friend.

When you're here you can't help but get out and explore, no matter the season. Summertime is a great time to find your favorite spot along miles and miles of Lake Michigan shoreline, get wet at one of the hundreds of deep crystal lakes, or put your handicap to the test at one of several championship golf courses. Winter visitors have their pick of thrilling ski resorts, massive indoor water parks, and tribal casinos. Then there's fall, which offers a fantastic opportunity to simply get in the car and drive as Michigan's trees put on a magnificent Technicolor display.

Famous Mackinac Island is just a short hop from several EVRentals resorts. Mackinac is a grand testament to the 19th century family getaway, where bikes, horse-drawn carriages - and foot-power - are the only modes of transportation.

Check out our list of resorts and "things to do," and start planning your Michigan vacation today.

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Harbor Cove
Harbor Springs, MI US
Year-round, vacationers at Harbor Cove will love the serenity of their own private town house, nestled amid the pines that line Little Traverse Bay. In summer, guests have use of the private sandy beach and beach house. Try a game of tennis, use the sauna, or swim in the outdoor or heated indoor pools. In winter, try cross-country skiing on site.

Check-in Time: 16:00
Check-out Time: 10:00
Check-in Days: Friday

Important Information
  • Minimum age check-in is 21.
  • Pet Information: Animals are not permitted; could result in forfeiture of the unit and/or other penalties.
  • Multi Floor With No Elevator Access: Yes
  • Security deposit required upon check-in at the resort.
  • Resort cannot honor unit upgrades or moves.
Pinestead Reef-VIP
Traverse City, MI United States
Seven hundred feet of private beach front Pinestead Reef Resort-VIP. Spend a day on the shores of Lake Michigan and take in the spectacular views. Family-friendly, share a barbequed meal and lounge at the beachside tables. In the wintertime, after a day of outdoor activities, warm up in front of the large, stone fireplace and sip a hot drink. Enjoy the indoor heated pool, sauna, and whirlpool/hot tub. Game room and exercise equipment are available on site. Guest laundry facilities add to the relaxation of this resort.

Check-in Time: 17:00
Check-out Time: 11:00
Check-in Days: Sunday

Important Information
  • Resort non-smoking policy.
  • Pet Information: Animals are not permitted; could result in forfeiture of the unit and/or other penalties.
  • Amenities and area attractions are seasonal.
  • Security deposit required upon check-in at the resort.
Vacation Club
Bellaire, MI US
The Vacation Club is perfect for year-round pleasure, whether you want to be active or just relax. There are seasonal indoor & seasonal outdoor pools, a Jacuzzi, tennis courts, game rooms and golf. Enjoy a day at the private beach club or take a boat for a tour of the lakes. For winter fun, ski the impeccably groomed downhill and cross-country trails, or try snowboarding and nearby snow tubing. A health club and spa are available, and there is live entertainment. The Vacation Club is set amidst an area of unique shops, fine restaurants and historical sites for a diverse and fun family vacation.

Check-in Time: 16:00
Check-out Time: 10:00
Check-in Days: Friday

Important Information
  • Minimum age check-in is 21.
  • No
  • Pet Information: Animals are not permitted; could result in forfeiture of the unit and/or other penalties.
  • Multi Floor With No Elevator Access: Yes
  • Parking Restrictions: Limited parking onsite
  • Resort charges $250.00 security deposit at check in.
  • Resort cannot honor unit upgrades or moves.
  • Resort charges non refundable housekeeping fees averaging $109.00 less than 7 night stay.
  • Outdoor pool available Memorial Day thru Labor Day; Indoor pool available Christmas thru Mid-March
  • Resort's 2 bedroom units have a variety of unit configurations.
  • Amenities and area attractions are seasonal.
  • Fees or deposits are charged for some amenities.
  • Security deposit required upon check-in at the resort.
  • Housekeeping fee: Housekeeping Fee for Reservations less than 7 Nights: There may be a 80.00 U.S. dollars for Hotel, weekly.
  • Housekeeping fee: Housekeeping Fee for Reservations less than 7 Nights: There may be a 70.00 U.S. dollars for Studio, weekly.
  • Housekeeping fee: Housekeeping Fee for Reservations less than 7 Nights: There may be a 109.00 U.S. dollars for 1 Bedroom units, weekly.
  • Housekeeping fee: Housekeeping Fee for Reservations less than 7 Nights: There may be a 159.00 U.S. dollars for 2 Bedroom units, weekly.
  • Housekeeping fee: Housekeeping Fee for Reservations less than 7 Nights: There may be a 129.00 U.S. dollars for 3 Bedroom units, weekly.
  • Mandatory fee: Security deposit is $250 U.S. dollars.
  • No smoking in units: could result in forfeiture of the unit and/or other penalties.Resort non-smoking policy.
Grand Traverse Resort and Spa
Acme, MI US
Mixing magnificent countryside with a complete range of recreational and leisure amenities, Grand Traverse Resort Village provides an ideal vacation setting. Located alongside Grand Traverse Bay, this all-season resort offers indoor and outdoor tennis courts and swimming pools, a spa and health club, championship golf courses, cross-country ski trails, and much more.

Check-in Time: 16:00
Check-out Time: 11:00
Check-in Days: Friday

Important Information
  • Minimum age check-in is 21.
  • Pet Information: Animals are not permitted; could result in forfeiture of the unit and/or other penalties.
  • Multi Floor With No Elevator Access: Yes
  • Resort cannot honor unit upgrades or moves.
  • Smoking is not allowed in units.
  • Resort is not suitable for handicapped people, elderly, or people with walking difficulties.
  • Ski sesason varies, please contact resort in advance for dates.
  • There is no daily maid service.
  • Security deposit required upon check-in at the resort.
  • Amenities and area attractions are seasonal.
  • This resort does not offer daily maid service.
Wintergreen Quarters
Stanwood, MI US
Located in central Michigan at Canadian Lakes, Wintergreen Quarters is a quiet golf resort that offers great outdoor amenities. On-site features include nine tennis courts, three golf courses, a picnic area, and a clubhouse. The indoor pool is across the street, and the outdoor pool is nearby. Go to www.canadianlakesproperty.com and click on Lakes rental for more information.

Check-in Time: 16:00
Check-out Time: 10:00
Check-in Days: Friday

Important Information
  • Pet Information: Animals are not permitted; could result in forfeiture of the unit and/or other penalties.
  • Multi Floor With No Elevator Access: Yes
  • Contact the resort prior to confirming the vacation to request any special needs during your stay.
  • no on-site manager; cost to use the pool across the street at Canadian Lakes
  • Units are not equipped with telephones. Telephones for use in units may be obtained from front desk.
  • Fees or deposits are charged for some amenities.
  • Hot tubs closed January through March each year.
  • If arriving after 5pm, must call for late check-in instructions tp pick up keys. Check-in at Lakes Rentals/ Wintergreen Quarters,8517 100th Ave, Stanwood, MI 49346( for key pick up). Also no phone in units and to please call before arrival especially if an after 5pm check in
  • Mandatory fee: Security deposit is $200 U.S. dollars.
Shanty Creek Lodges
Bellaire, MI US
Shanty Creek Lodges is located in the heart of activities in beautiful northern Michigan, overlooking Lake Bellarie. Resort amenities and activities include a
private beach club that offers 350 feet of beach area and a clubhouse; golfing on four courses, including an Arnold Palmer and Tom Weiskopf course; and skiing on 36 slopes with a vertical rise of 450 feet. Other attractions include tennis courts, a full-service fitness center, cross-country skiing, indoor and outdoor pools, and children's programs.

Check-in Time: 18:00
Check-out Time: 12:00
Check-in Days: Sunday, Friday

Important Information
  • Pet Information: Animals are not permitted; could result in forfeiture of the unit and/or other penalties.
  • Multi Floor With No Elevator Access: Yes
  • Resort is not suitable for handicapped people, elderly, or people with walking difficulties.
  • Security deposit required upon check-in at the resort.
  • Amenities and area attractions are seasonal.
Vacation Club II
Bellaire, MI US
The Vacation Club II is a premier vacation destination in northern Michigan. In the summer you may enjoy five of Michigan's leading golf courses, including The Chief, Arnold Palmer's The Legend, and a course designed by Tom Weiskopf. Resort amenities include an outdoor pool, tennis courts, a private beach club, three restaurants, shopping, a health club with a full Nautilus program, and a wellness spa.

Check-in Time: 16:00
Check-out Time: 10:00
Check-in Days: Friday

Important Information
  • Minimum age check-in is 21.
  • No
  • Pet Information: Animals are not permitted; could result in forfeiture of the unit and/or other penalties.
  • Multi Floor With No Elevator Access: Yes
  • Resort's 2 bedroom units have a variety of unit configurations.
  • Security deposit required upon check-in at the resort.
  • Fees or deposits are charged for some amenities.
  • Amenities and area attractions are seasonal.
  • Resort charges non refundable housekeeping fees averaging $109.00 less than 7 night stay.
  • Resort charges $250.00 security deposit at check in.
  • Parking Restrictions: Limited parking onsite
  • Housekeeping fee: Housekeeping Fee for Reservations less than 7 Nights: There may be a $129 U.S. dollars for 2 Bedroom units, per stay.
  • Mandatory fee: Security deposit is $250 U.S. dollars.
  • Housekeeping fee: Housekeeping Fee for Reservations less than 7 Nights: There may be a $109 U.S. dollars for all units, per stay.
  • Resort non-smoking policy.No smoking in units: could result in forfeiture of the unit and/or other penalties.
Eat...

Moka Coffee Pastries and Wine (Bellaire). Stop by Moka for a hearty breakfast before hitting the slopes. Or grab a unique sandwich at lunch. Try the breakfast burrito or the breakfast puffs. And don't forget the coffee.

Traverse City favorites. The quaint dining room at The Cook's House seats only 20, but the five-star menu includes items such as Carrot and Lamont White Cheddar Risotto, Duck Confit with Spinach, and Cinderella Pumpkin Crème Brulee. For less sophisticated palates, try North Peak Brewing Company on Front Street, which offers hearth-baked pizzas, hand-crafted beer and a variety of other hearty favorites in a laid-back setting.

Play...

Do everything Boyne Falls. Boyne Mountain Resort in Boyne Falls has skiing for all levels, as well as snowboarding, ice skating and a variety of other winter sports. Not into skiing? Try out their new zip line tour and speed through the trees at up to 25 miles per hour. Or visit Avalanche Bay, the largest indoor water park in Michigan.

Casino hop (Upper Peninsula). If you like to play your luck, you're in luck in northern Michigan. There are 15 tribal casinos in northern Michigan. Try your hand at Leelanau Sands Casino or Turtle Creek Casino, both of which are just 15 miles outside Traverse City.

Golf Acme. To feed your need for golf, visit Grand Traverse Resort in Acme, which boasts three championship courses, including one architected by Jack Nicklaus.

Explore...

Holland. Visit Dutch Village in Holland and see what it was like to live in a Dutch village more than 100 years ago. Enjoy folk dancing, ride the Dutch swing ride, visit a variety of specialty shops and learn how to carve a wooden shoe.

The Lake Michigan shoreline. The Traverse City region alone has 180 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline to explore at your own pace - as well as nearly 150 lakes. Visit Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, about 30 minutes from Traverse City, and enjoy the outstanding natural features - forests, beaches, dune formations and ancient glacial phenomena, as well as the lighthouse built in 1871.

Fall's colorful display. If you're traveling in the fall, don't miss a chance to see nature's display of beautiful fall colors in Michigan. A particularly beautiful drive is along M66 from Mancelona to Charlevoix.

Shop...

Cherry Republic's World Headquarters (Glen Arbor). Cherry Republic is the self-proclaimed largest exclusive retailer of cherry products in the United States. Along with more than 100 cherry products, the headquarters offers a bakery and café, stomphouse and winery, and fudge shop.

Traverse City's markets. Farmers markets are a favorite in Northern Michigan, and the markets in Traverse City and Lake Leelanau are among the best. Stop by for baked goods, as well as locally made jams, preserves and apple cider.