Midwest Living Review
Countless winter packages are available as you step back in time at Bay View Terrace Inn in historic Bay View, just north of downtown Petoskey. This 37-room Victorian hotel looks much like it did when it first opened in 1911 with the addition of some modern amenities. The King Whirlpool suite is perfect for a snowy getaway, with its king-size bed, two-person Jacuzzi and fireplace. The two-night Winter Wonderland Package delivers an elegant dinner -- such as Lake Michigan planked whitefish, chicken Hemingway with dried Michigan cherries or flat iron steak with Merlot sauce -- followed by a romantic ride around the neighborhood in a horse-drawn sleigh. Take a ride of a different kind with the Dog Sledding Adventure Package, where guests get hands-on dogsled driving lessons and a trek through the village. Thrill-seekers will enjoy the Winter Rafting Adventure Package, with a guided rafting trip on the Sturgeon River and snowshoe or cross-country rentals for exploring the woods beyond the river.