Northern Michigan Labor Day: If you’re heading to Northern Michigan this Labor Day Weekend 2013 to take advantage of summer Up North before the crisp weather sets in, you’ll need a bed to fall into at the end of your busy days. Check out our list of some of the best Northern Michigan hotels and Traverse City hotels that offer up a lot more than just a pillow to rest your head, in fact, don’t be surprised if these Northern Michigan hotels change your Labor Day Weekend plans!

Crystal Mountain Resort & Spa

Take advantage of Crystal Mountain Resort & Spa’s Labor Day Weekend Half Off Sunday special, where you can lodge Friday and Saturday night, and get half off your Sunday night stay! As a guest, you’ll have access to all of Crystal Mountain Resort & Spa’s fun amenities: Ride the Crystal Coaster alpine slide, swim and splash at the Park at Water’s Edge, tee it up on 36 holes of championship golf, explore miles of trails on a mountain bike or your hiking boots, or take a day trip to nearby Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Crystal Mountain also has all kinds of activities lined up just for Labor Day Weekend including an ice cream social and full moon chairlift rides!

The Homestead

You’ll find plenty to do at The Homestead in Glen Arbor! Enjoy a private beach stretching along one mile of Lake Michigan’s shoreline, take a dip in the pools, kayak or tube, bike or hike, play tennis, play golf at the resort or at Manitou Passage Golf Club, rejuvenate at Lillyjade, a Salon. The Homestead offers classes for those who want to start the school year early, including Chef John Piombo’s Divina Cucina Cooking School, the Great Lakes Photo Tour, the Dave Pelz Scoring Game School, and the Orvis Michigan Fly Fishing School. The Homestead is also located within the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, voted Most Beautiful Place in America by Good Morning America, near small-town shopping and a short drive to Traverse City’s restaurant scene.

Stafford’s Bay View Inn

Stafford’s flagship property, Stafford’s Bay View Inn in Petoskey offers guests the grace and romance of a bygone era, set against the exquisite views of Little Traverse Bay in Petoskey. This charming country inn was built in 1886 and has enchanted visitors for over 125 years. Spend your Northern Michigan Labor Day Weekend days shopping and dining in Petoskey or Harbor Springs and your evenings on the cool and relaxing Reed Avenue Porch. The perfect Northern Michigan hotel for a romantic Labor Day Weekend Up North.

Boyne Resorts

With three sprawling Northern Michigan hotels, Boyne Resorts offers guests amenities galore. Choose to stay at Boyne Highlands in Harbor Springs, Boyne Mountain in Boyne Falls or the Inn at Bay Harbor for an activity filled Labor Day Weekend in Northern Michigan.  Enjoy rounds of some of the finest Northern Michigan golf, get wet at Avalanche Bay Waterpark, saddle up and hit the horse trails, go on a zipline adventure, and more! Boyne Resorts are family-friendly, so just pick with of these Northern Michigan hotels is right for you and get ready for an unforgettable Labor Day Weekend in Northern Michigan!

Holiday Inn West Bay

Stay at the Holiday Inn West Bay in Traverse City during your Labor Day Weekend in Northern Michigan! Guests can immerse themselves in downtown Traverse City for incredible shopping at local shops and dining at acclaimed Traverse City restaurants. Want to get outdoors? This Traverse City hotel is located on the sandy beaches of West Grand Traverse Bay. Lay out in the sun, splash in the water, and take advantage of nearby kayak, canoe and paddle board rentals. Holiday Inn West Bay is also home to the popular Patio where guests and locals can enjoy drinks overlooking Grand Traverse Bay, Shimmers Nightclub for dancing, and the launch point for Nauti-Cat sailboat trips. Centrally located, the Holiday Inn West Bay Hotel is a short drive to the Sleeping Bear Dunes, Northern Michigan wineries on both the Leelanau Peninsula and Old Mission Peninsula, and so much more!

So what are you waiting for? Book your stay at one of these Northern Michigan hotels and ready yourself for 2013 Labor Day Weekend in Northern Michigan!

—By Catie L’Heureux

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