April at Ellis Lake Resort in Interlochen

Book one night in a cabin at Ellis Lake Resort, get your second night free. (Logrooms excluded)

New owners appreciation: Book 3 nights or more and get 20% off a cabin plus a $25.00 G.C. to Hofbrau Restaurant (while supply lasts).

About Ellis Lake Resort: Authentic log cabins built in 1939, are all non-smoking units. All of the log cabins have fully-equipped kitchens. We also supply linens and towels. Our Logrooms are like a log cabin bedroom…small refrigerator & coffee maker, no kitchen. Some of the cabins feature Franklin woodstoves, and each has a private outdoor yard area with a picnic table, chairs, charcoal grill, and campfire pit.

Rowboats and canoes to use on a 70-acre private lake are included in your stay.  Ellis Lake Resort has approximately 900 feet of frontage on Ellis Lake and the remaining shoreline is state land, making the lake very private. The lake is filled with bass, bluegill, perch, and pike.

A secluded outdoor hot tub, surrounded by pines and under the stars, is available year round.

Ellis Lake Resort is located eleven miles South of Traverse City, two miles from Interlochen Arts Academy,  eighteen miles from Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

231-276-9502, ellislakeresort.com

May 1 thru June 4 at Chimney Corners Resort on Crystal Lake

In celebration of its 75th anniversary, Chimney Corners Resort is offering overnight accommodations starting at $75/ night.  A complimentary Chimney Corners Resort Cookbook, Recipes and Reflections is included with each reservation.

About Chimney Corners: Crystal Lake Cottage Rentals

Old-fashioned summer cottage rentals are right here, alive and well, refined for today’s tastes and located along the shores of Crystal Lake. All have decks or patios and a fireplace. A tennis court, basketball court, playground areas and 300 acres of wooded hills surround Chimney Corners. There are four cottages on Crystal Lake. The remaining units are across the road from the beach or on the bluff, with beautiful views.

1,000 feet of private sandy beach is available to all guests. There are both shallow and deep water rafts, paddleboards and rowboats, all for your pleasure. Swim in clear sparkling water. Bring your fishing, sail or ski boat and enjoy Crystal Lakes 9 mile stretch or rent one from a nearby marina.

Benzie County, Michigan offers great gift and antique shopping, a variety of restaurant choices and many golf courses, within a short drive from the resort. Visit Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Park, canoe or kayak down the Platte River, bike the Betsie Valley Trail or enjoy marshmallow roasts and colorful sunsets at Point Betsie Lighthouse on Lake Michigan. 231-352-7522, chimneycornersresort.com

April and May at Shanty Creek Resort in Bellaire

For nearly half a century, Shanty Creek has remained smack dab Up North in Bellaire, the heart of the northern chain of lakes, and central located nearby several getaway towns like Alden, Charlevoix, Gaylord, Elk Rapids and Traverse City. Given this rich proximity to everything that is Up North, they’re offering throughout April and May an Up North R&R Getaway Package. With prices starting at $212 per person, 2-night getaway will allow you and your significant other to explore the region from a central hub with deluxe accommodations thanks to its recently completed $10 million Lakeview Hotel renovation. 

An example stay might include:

Day 1 – Arrival
Shopping in downtown in Bellaire, Alden, Charlevoix and/or Elk Rapids.
Then dinner at the Lakeview Restaurant, included in the package rate.Day 2- Day Trip

Day 3- Check out 

Day 2-Breakfast at the Lakeview Restaurant (again, included) before a day trip tour of Old Mission Peninsula’s wineries and orchards. Other day trips options could include Petoskey, Mackinac Island, and more. (Shanty Creek to provide maps and suggested itineraries of events and weekly things to do. Does not include transportation.)

Day 3- Check outBreakfast at the Lakeview Restaurant (again, included) and then a round of golf on one of Shanty Creek’s four courses—based on available tee times.

Take a Video tour of Shanty Creek Resort’s Winter Wonderland

For more details and to book your Up North R&R getaway, contact their reservations department at 866-901-3150 or online at www.shantycreek.com.

About Shanty Creek:
With its three distinct villages, four championship golf courses, two ski mountains, 2 indoor and 3 outdoor pools, a spa and fitness center, plus four on-property dining options and over 36,000 sq. ft. of conference facilities, Shanty Creek has always been a favorite Up North destination. Now more than ever, it’s easy to see why Shanty Creek is Michigan’s Favorite Resort. 800-678-4111 and www.shantycreek.com

Comfort Inn in Traverse City

Romantic Getaway Package

A King Jacuzzi Room awaits your arrival Comfort Inn in Traverse City with chocolate, flowers, a bottle of Grand Traverse area wine, two keepsake glasses from Chateau Grand Traverse, and wonderful complimentary hot breakfast. Package Price: $117 plus tax. $50 plus tax to book second night!

Night on the Town!

Package features a $50 gift certificate toward a fantastic meal or unique area gifts and souvenirs useable at multiple locations, a fun and entertaining even at the historic State Theatre, on night’s lodging in one of our luxurious King Jacuzzi or Two Queen bed rooms, use of 24 hour indoor heated pool, spa, fitness and game room facilities, complimentary hot breakfast and free shuttle service. Package Price: $135 plus tax. Just $50 plus tax to add a second night.

Family Getaway Package!

Relax in 24-hour indoor heated whirlpool while the kids have a blast in the indoor heated pool. Complete the evening with a large pizza from G’s, garlic spears and two liters of pop delivered to your room. Free hot breakfast. Package price: $69 weekdays and $79 weekends plus tax. Add a second night for $50 plus tax.

About the Comfort Inn: Newly opened May of 2008. Complimentary full hot breakfast. 24 hour heated indoor pool and hot tub. 24 hour game room and fitness center. 40” flat screen televisions in every room. All new Serta Perfect Sleeper Beds in every room. Complimentary WI-FI Access. Refrigerator and microwave in every room. Complimentary Shuttle Service. 24 hour Business Center. 231-778-8000, choicehotels.com.

Use These Great Tools to Plan Your Spring Getaway!

MyNorth’s Northern Michigan Hotel and Motel Directory

Find Festivals, Concerts, Guided Tours and More at MyNorth’s Calendar of Events

MyNorth’s Northern Michigan Restaurant Guide

The MyNorth Activity Planner: Trails, golf courses, attractions and lighthouses all mapped out for you!

Take a Video Vacation: Watch videos on what to do, where to stay and where to eat in the North