Michigan is a prime vacation destination with its access to the Great Lakes, a few big cities, and lots of pristine wilderness. It’s got beaches and forests along the edge of Lake Michigan and a flourishing wine and craft beer scene throughout the state.
Mackinac Island draws tons of visitors in the summer, but there are plenty of wooded areas for you to hide away and relax in peace and quiet too. Plus, with foodie towns like Traverse City, the range of dining options is a huge draw for folks hoping to eat some great local food. Come for skiing in the winter and boating in the summer. But definitely come for eating, drinking, and relaxing resort-style all year round.
Let’s have a look at the best resorts in Michigan:
1. Mission Point Resort
Located on the shores of a favorite Michigan vacation spot, Mission Point Reserve on Mackinac Island is the definition of a luxury resort. Transform your getaway into a health and wellness retreat at their Lakeside Spa and Salon with hot stone massages, facials, and steam rooms. Play tennis and bocce ball on the grounds, enjoy the pool and hot tub, and have a go on the resort’s 18-hole putting green. For the real thing, guests receive complimentary golf carts and preferred tee times at the nearby Wawashkamo Golf Club.
Rent a bicycle or kayak and explore the beauty of the island or take a garden tour led by their resident horticulturalist. Eat seasonally at the resort’s four unique restaurants, headed by an award-winning chef. Savor Italian food at Chianti, enjoy drinks on the terrace at Round Island Bar & Grill, or have some champagne and chocolates in their tasting room, Reserve. Accommodations include rooms in the Main Lodge and Straits Lodge, with amenities like free wifi, coffeemakers, and spa bath products, plus upgrades like hot tubs and fireplaces in their suites.