Our Favorite Family Getaways
Traverse bays: where to stay
Boyne Mountain Resort Fifteen miles south of Petoskey, this Swiss-inspired ski-country retreat runs the gamut from hotel rooms to mountain cabins -- even an indoor water park (800/462-6963).
Crystal Mountain Families love the accommodation choices and variety of activities at this friendly inland resort southwest of Traverse City near Thompsonville (800/968-7686).
Grand Traverse Resort and Spa Near Traverse City, the destination resort has it all -- golf, a spa, plenty of recreational activities and some bayside lodgings (800/236-1577).
Stafford's Bay View Inn A stay at this inn and restaurant in Bay View, a historic resort community just north of Petoskey, includes a full hot breakfast (800/258-1886).
Stafford's Perry Hotel This renovated 1899 hotel landmark in Petoskey offers views of Little Traverse Bay (800/737-1899).
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