Feel at home on your vacation Up North! From elegant Victorian-era inns to contemporary resorts, relax and recharge for all of your Northern Michigan adventures at the 2022 Red Hot Best winners for hotels, inns, resorts and bed and breakfasts.

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Best of the Above the Bridge Region

Hotel, Inn or Resort: Chippewa Hotel Waterfront, Mackinac Island

With a waterfront view and the 2022 Red Hot Best Winner for Restaurant and Happy Hour, the Pink Pony, right downstairs, the Chippewa Hotel is a beautiful and lively place to stay on Mackinac Island. Its convenient location downtown and spa amenities add luxury to your stay while also giving the feel of a classic Northern Michigan cottage thanks to cozy decor and complimentary cookies and milk.

Luxury Boutique Inn: The Mackinac House, Mackinac Island

The Mackinac House combines the luxury of a hotel with the comfort of home, and it’s all wrapped up in a timelessly elegant atmosphere. Amenities like air-conditioning and in-room coffee makers (not to mention the fabulous quick-serve complimentary continental breakfast) help you relax and recharge for your adventures, and the views from the front porch are unparalleled. Fans rave that once you stay here, you will never stay anywhere else on the Island again.

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Outside of The Mackinac House bed and breakfast on Mackinac Island.

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Best of the Benzie & Leelanau Region

Hotel, Inn or Resort: Inn at Black Star Farms, Suttons Bay

Situated on the Black Star Farms Winery, the Inn exudes contemporary class and comfort with its clean rooms and luxurious amenities. The variety of room styles can accommodate any group of guests, from families looking for a classy getaway nearby Suttons Bay or couples vacationing on their honeymoon. Be sure to check out the tasting room and private yoga instruction offered onsite.

Bed & Breakfast: Little Traverse Inn, Maple City

The Little Traverse Inn is a beautiful place to stay during any season! String lights arranged in outdoor seating areas and a lovely front lawn add a magical touch to the welcoming bed and breakfast, which also serves as a pub featuring Scottish and English cuisine. Located near several golf courses and nature reserves, the Little Traverse Inn is perfect to be immersed in Northern Michigan nature comfortably.

Black Star Farms winery in Suttons Bay.

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On the lawn of the Inn at Black Star Farms in Suttons Bay.

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Best of the Cadillac, Manistee & Ludington Region

Hotel, Inn or Resort: The Ramsdell Inn, Manistee

The Ramsdell Inn is a beautiful Victorian-era building that’s been renovated to include modern luxuries. Marvel at the stained glass windows and intricate architecture while also enjoying complimentary WiFi and TJ’s Pub downstairs. Guests are particularly fond of the amount of sunlight in rooms and the Inn’s location in downtown Manistee.

Bed & Breakfast: Canfield House Bed & Breakfast, Onekama

Described as “The House on Two Lakes,” the Canfield House is a quiet, picturesque bed and breakfast that feels like home. Enjoy a complimentary full breakfast each morning and then explore the wonderful Northern Michigan outdoors with bikes and kayaks available to rent for free. Plus, puzzles, games, weekend events and private lake access at the Canfield House make it great for families.

Canfield House Bed & Breakfast

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Outside the Canfield House Bed & Breakfast in Onekama.

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Best of Charlevoix & The Chain of Lakes Region

Hotel, Inn or Resort: Hotel Earl, Charlevoix

A modern boutique hotel, Hotel Earl looks sleek but feels cozy as you drink, dine, swim and relax during your stay. With two bars, an indoor pool, an outdoor spa and complimentary quick-serve breakfast, the hotel has all you need for a luxurious vacation without leaving the building. Better yet: Hotel Earl is located only a short walk from downtown Charlevoix, making your stay convenient, comfortable and cool.

Bed & Breakfast: The House on the Hill Bed and Breakfast, Ellsworth

The House on the Hill is committed to providing a relaxing stay with plenty of activities year-round. From stand-up paddle boarding in the summer to snowshoeing in the winter, The House on the Hill has all the equipment you need and sits on a property with one-of-a-kind views. Located in the quiet town of Ellsworth, the bed and breakfast is peaceful while still being nearby larger downtown areas like Charlevoix and East Jordan for shopping.

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The lobby bar at Hotel Earl in Charlevoix.

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Best of the Kalkaska, Gaylord & Grayling Region

Hotel, Inn or Resort: All Seasons Resort, Kalkaska

At All Seasons Resort in Kalkaska, stay in comfort as you explore the wonders of Northern Michigan during any season. Enjoy an indoor pool, in-suite jacuzzis, an outdoor gazebo and more amenities as you relax in between your adventures. Guests recommend the resort as economical accommodation when visiting nearby towns, fishing areas and natural attractions.

Bed & Breakfast: Hanson House Bed & Breakfast, Grayling

Take a trip back in time when you stay at the Hanson House in Grayling. Built in 1890, the Victorian-style house features many architectural facets reminiscent of the 19th century while also having modern luxuries. Be entertained by the hand-carved oak fireplaces and the flat screen TVs. Relax in artisan mahogany bed-frames and in lavish microfiber robes. Located conveniently in downtown Grayling, the Hanson House represents the best of historic architecture with modern renovations.

The All Seasons Resort in Kalkaska.

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Best of Petoskey, Harbor Springs & The Straits Region

Hotel, Inn or Resort: Stafford’s Perry Hotel, Petoskey

Vacation in historic fashion right in the heart of Petoskey. At the Stafford’s Perry Hotel, be dazzled by the breathtaking views of Little Traverse Bay, admire the antique decor and dine at the Noggin Room Pub for a casual, comfortable meal. It’s the perfect place for a romantic getaway with historic opulence and modern convenience.

Bed & Breakfast: The Gingerbread House, Bay View

Driving through Petoskey, it’s impossible to miss the darling sugary pink of The Gingerbread House. Appearing like a cute, artfully-crafted confection, this bed and breakfast has been a favorite for vacationers to stay in Northern Michigan. Situated a quick five minute drive from Petoskey with a picturesque view of Lake Michigan, the Gingerbread House is a great place to experience the natural beauty of Northern Michigan in a quirky and sweet retreat.

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Outside Stafford’s Perry Hotel in Petoskey.

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Best of Traverse City

Hotel, Inn or Resort: Hotel Indigo

With a stunning lakeview and an unbeatable location, Hotel Indigo promises an exciting stay in Traverse City. Equipped with luxury amenities and contemporary furnishings, it’s a great place to recharge after a day of shopping in downtown Traverse City, biking the TART trails or visiting the Cherry Festival. Guests particularly rave about the one-of-a-kind sunset views from the rooftop bar, which serves delicious specialty drinks and small plates.

Bed & Breakfast: Neahtawanta Inn

Enjoy the beauty of a Northern Michigan cottage at the Neahtawanta Inn. With a private beach, homemade breakfasts and a quiet location on Old Mission Peninsula, Neahtawanta Inn represents the best of Northern Michigan living. Not only is it a gorgeous place to relax in the summer, but it is also spectacular to stay year-round. Marvel at the autumn colors and ice skate in Bowers Harbor in between lounging lakeside at this cozy retreat.

Drone view of Hotel Indigo

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The view from Hotel Indigo in Traverse City.

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