The Ultimate Spring Northern Michigan Vacation Rental Roundup

Searching for the perfect spring weekend getaway? Explore some of our favorite Northern Michigan vacation rentals from Airbnb, VRBO, local inns and resorts in Michigan.

The first signs of spring have officially arrived and Northern Michigan is ready to welcome travelers. Whether you’re searching for a weekend getaway or are ready to hunker down for a longer staycation, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite stays for spring.

Airbnb Michigan Getaways Up North

The rental options below are all listed through Airbnb. If you are looking to stay in a specific location, there are many more options available on the official Airbnb website.

Tiny House Living Near Good Harbor
This charming Airbnb rental in Lake Leelanau is the definition of tiny house living. Featuring gorgeous landscaping and a location that puts you close to everything, we’re not sure how much time you’ll be spending inside, but we know you’ll leave feeling rested and refreshed. Stop by Good Harbor beach, the local hiking trails or nearby wineries during your stay.
Up to 2 guests | $195 a night | Good Harbor Guest House on Airbnb

Tiny House Airbnb surrounded by gorgeous plants.
Airbnb in Michigan with a front porch.

The Bird’s Nest Loft
Located in the heart of downtown Harbor Springs, The Bird’s Nest is the perfect mix of historic charm and downtown living. This stylish loft is directly above a downtown shop on Main Street and puts you steps from everything Harbor Springs has to offer.
Sleeps up to 3 | $214 avg. price per night | The Bird’s Nest on Airbnb

The Birds Nest Airbnb in Harbor Springs

The Burrow at Little Red Homestead
This modern farmhouse getaway in Lake Ann is perfect for a relaxing weekend up north. Featuring gorgeously decorated rooms, hot tub access and daily breakfast, The Burrow is the perfect place to unwind after a day of exploring.
Up to 2 guests | $299 a night | The Burrow on Airbnb

Image of The Little Red Homestead Airbnb

NorthShore Modern Cabin
Sleek, modern and inviting, this Northport cabin puts you down the road to some of the best wineries, restaurants and beaches Leelanau Peninsula has to offer.
Up to 5 guests | $359 a night | NorthShore on Airbnb

Outdoor seating area at a Northern Michigan Airbnb

Yurt Camping in the Upper Peninsula
Minimalistic and located on Au Train Lake, this Airbnb is perfect for a peaceful getaway in the woods. Enjoy exploring Pictured Rocks and nearby waterfalls during the day and head home in the evening to your private fire pit and relaxing yurt.
Up to 3 guests | $153 avg. price per night | Au Train Yurt on Airbnb

Yurt camping in Northern Michigan Upper Peninsula

Upper Peninsula Superior Life Cottage
Modern, family-friendly and close to Lake Superior, this stay is perfect for anyone looking to stay close to Marquette, but not too far from Pictured Rocks. It features a modern design, pops of color and a gorgeously redone kitchen that makes us consider grabbing some green paint for our own cabinets.
Up to 4 guests | $225 avg. price per night | Superior Life Cottage on Airbnb

Bed at Superior Life Cottage in Upper Peninsula

Our Favorite VRBO Michigan Getaways

Unlike Airbnb, VRBO only offers full home rentals. While the postings we shared for Airbnb were full-home rentals, using VRBO means you can guarantee you will have your spring vacation space all to yourself. For additional rentals, visit the official VRBO website.

Downtown Historical Loft
Located just a few blocks from the heart of Downtown Traverse City, this loft stay is sure to put you in the middle of everything. Housed in the former Traverse City Cigar Box Company you can expect lots of space, amenities and a private courtyard.
Sleeps up to 4 | $511 avg. per night | Downtown Historic Loft on VRBO

Converted Traverse City Cigar Shop Loft

Top Floor at The Village at Grand Traverse Commons 
If you’re looking to be close to everything, this Airbnb is located next to some of the best shopping and dining Traverse City has to offer. You can spend your days exploring the grounds, taking a tour or heading out to downtown Traverse City, which is just a short distance away.
Up to 4 Guests | $250 avg. price per night | GT Commons Stay on VRBO

Village at Grand Traverse Commons Apartment

The Bay View Brick
Incredible views, gorgeous decor and a prime Leelanau Peninsula location make The Bay View Brick one of our favorite picks. This VRBO is right off M-22 between all the wineries and directly across from the bay. This house makes exploring the area easy- consider exploring Traverse City one day and then heading up to Suttons Bay or Northport another.
Sleeps up to 4 | $175 avg. a night | Bay View Brick on VRBO

Bay view brick VRBO view of living room.

Lakefront Home on Crystal Lake
Located in Benzie County, this home is perfect for the ultimate group weekend away. With 11 bedrooms, this home can sleep up to 15 people comfortably. You’ll have no issues unwinding with gorgeous views of Crystal Lake and close proximity to Lake Michigan. Spend your days exploring small beach towns or adventuring north for the sand dunes.
Sleeps up to 15 | $320 avg. price per night | Lakefront Home on VRBO

Northern Michigan Cabin Rentals & Local Listings

While Airbnb and VRBO are great places to find Northern Michigan vacation rentals, we also highly recommend looking into local options as well. By diving a little deeper you can explore more rentals, find better deals and uncover some hidden gems.

From cozy cottages to 16-person homes, these rental companies have a wide variety of stays to fit your vacation. Whether you’re traveling with the entire family or are heading out for a girl’s weekend away, you’re sure to find a more unique stay when you choose a local vacation rental company.

Outside view of cabin in Northern Michigan.

Luxury Birchwood Farms Vacation Rental in Harbor Springs from Holiday Vacation Rentals.

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Sunset Shores at Burt Lake from Holiday Vacation Rentals.

Inns & Resorts in Michigan for your Spring Vacation

For the traveler who prefers hotels, we highly recommend looking into local inns and resorts for your trip instead. They are much more personal and can help give you a better feel of the area. Some resorts even have on-site dining and activities for the whole family. Explore a few of our favorite inns and resorts in Northern Michigan below.

The Homestead in Glen Arbor, MI

Searching for a Northern Michigan Staycation?

Considering a longer stay? Make it a workcation or staycation! There are several options in the area to make your stay an extended one. Whether you’re looking for a few weeks or a month away, there are plenty of staycation options across Northern Michigan.

The Inn at Black Star Farms
This spring, one of our favorite places to stay is The Inn at Black Star Farms. They are currently offering a workcation special where you receive a complimentary gift bag with a wireless phone charger and snack mix upon arrival. Start your day off right with a gourmet breakfast every morning, check out the nearby trails during your lunch break and work the rest of the day from your comfortable room. Working remotely has never been more fun!

The Inn at Black Star Farms

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