Celebrate Thanksgiving in Northern Michigan

This year, make it a Northern Michigan Thanksgiving weekend with these Michigan travel deals, including Traverse City hotel packages and Petoskey hotel deals, Northern Michigan spas and the Great Wolf lodge water park. A Michigan Thanksgiving with charm, fun, housekeeping and chefs is just around the corner. Start planning!

Gobble up a Slice of History in Petoskey:

The Bay View Inn, located along the waters of Little Traverse Bay in Petoskey, has been welcoming guests to northern Michigan since it was built in 1886.  The Victorian hotel boasts a wrap around porch for watching cool fall days slip into evening, and the Inn’s breakfasts (included each morning with the Thanksgiving package) are known for being the perfect way to start a day.  Also included in the package: two nights lodging; Thanksgiving Buffet for two; and $40 in Petoskey Merchant Money, redeemable at any one of the many participating retailers in downtown Petoskey.  Packages start at $275 (plus tax and gratuities). For more information staffords.com/bayviewpackages or call 800-258-1886

Trot Your Way to Turkey Dinner (and a free night’s lodging) at Crystal Mountain:

Tucked into the rolling hills of Thompsonville, Crystal Mountain is a low-key retreat not far from the bustle of Traverse City. Always good for an adventure, the resort is hosting a Thanksgiving morning 5k/one mile walk-fun run— top male and female finishers win a ski pass– before inviting guests to stuff themselves silly with a turkey buffet.  A stay-one-night-get-the-second-night free promotion is almost as good as the possibility of hitting up the slopes…So start your snow dance now.  For package details call 800-YOUR-MTN, extension 5100.

Head to the Upper Peninsula for a Holiday to Remember:

From its impressive list of famous guests (think Amelia Earhart to The Rolling Stones) to the friendly ghosts that may inhabit the common spaces, downtown Marquette’s Landmark Inn is as storied as it is luxurious.  Take advantage of the feast that’s garnered plenty of fanfare: the Thanksgiving Buffet featuring the edible art of Joe’s Cakes for dessert and pack the whole family in to any one of the 65 well-appointed and unique guest rooms, or live large in the Penthouse for under $360 a night.  For package deals, call 888-752-6362. 

Do the Water Park Waddle at the Great Wolf Lodge in Traverse City:

Looking for a way to wear out the little ones, avoid making Thanksgiving dinner, and maybe sneak in a spa treatment or two?  Head over to The Great Wolf Lodge in Traverse City for as little as $229 a night— all day water park passes included—and for a little more, you can hit up the all-you-can-eat Thanksgiving Buffet at the Camp Critter Bar and Grille. Check out Greatwolf.com for more information.

Check out the MyNorth Vacation Page for more ways to plan your Thanksgiving weekend…Find a restaurantRent a cabin….Find a hotelSee what’s going on while you’re hereTake a wine tour….