Breezy, easy check-ins. In-flight menus. Whether you choose to charter for time-pressed reasons or for the pampering, you won’t be disappointed.

Many Northern Michigan towns, even itty-bitty ones, have small airports or strips accessible by charter plane and so do a number of the islands (Mackinac, Beaver, Drummond). Some resorts, including Boyne Mountain and Garland Resort in Lewiston, offer on-site airstrips. The price is not as much as you might think. The charter company Air Services (888-922-0406,, for example, flies up to eight people from Detroit to Traverse City for around $2,600. More questions? Let us help (231-941-8174).