Best Up North

Best Up North – Benzie County

Crystal Mountain Resort
Crystal Mountain, the Midwest’s Premier Four-season Family Resort, is a family-owned year-round resort featuring 36 holes of championship golf, 50 downhill slopes, over 250 superb lodging units, dining and award-winning conference facilities. Crystal Mountain is located 28 miles SW of Traverse City, Michigan – an easy drive from Detroit and Chicago. LATEST AWARDS * Certificate…

Crystal Mountain – Mountain Ridge Course
The Mountain Ridge Course carves through heavily forested highlands with expansive waste bunkers and tree-lined fairways, culminating in a 200′ climb and spectacular views. Despite its challenging layout, four teeboxes on each hole make Mountain Ridge very playable, with distances ranging from 4,956 to 7,007 yards. Crystal Mountain – Mountain Ridge Course 12500 Crystal Mountain…

Crystal Mountain – Betsie Valley Course
On Crystal’s scenic Betsie Valley course, play amidst sparkling creeks, tranquil ponds and lush meadows. Water comes into play on nine of 18 holes and its isolated fairways are accented with wildflowers and flanked by towering pines and hardwoods, creating memorable, picturesque play. You may take a cart or walk the Betsie Valley. Crystal Mountain…

Champion Hill Golf Course
This 18 hole championship course is tucked into the windswept hills of Benzie County highlands. Scenic with rolling heather lines fairways, large contoured greens, with distant views of Lake Michigan, Crystal Lake and Platte Lakes, come and enjoy a round or two with us anytime. Season Golf Memberships At this time we are able to…

Pinecroft Golf Course
An 18-hole championship course situated just 30 miles southwest of Traverse City, Pinecroft is nestled in the gently rolling hills overlooking the length of beautiful Crystal Lake. Pinecroft has earned a FOUR STAR RATING in the latest “Golf Digest’s Places to Play.” Pinecroft is just minutes away from the lakes, sandy beaches, picturesque resort villages…

Dunes Golf Club
We have 18 holes for your enjoyment. We are a casual, friendly course featuring 5730 yards of relaxing golf. Our location in the Glen Lake – Sleeping Bear Dunes Area gives you many opportunities to enjoy all of Northern Michigan’s outdoor activities. Course History Dunes Golf Club was built in 1982, and opened the following…

Interlochen Golf Club
The Natural Beauty of Interlochen Creates a Memorable Golfing Experience Golfers who regularly play the courses of the Traverse City area agree that the Interlochen Golf Club is one of the most scenic and lush course in the region. Laid out through a mature forest of large mixed hardwoods and white pines, Interlochen challenges the…

Mistwood Golf Course
Mistwood Golf Course is legendary for fast greens, bentgrass fairways, extraordinary beauty and a great restaurant & bar. Since opening in 1993, Mistwood has established a reputation as one of the finest public golf courses in Northern Michigan. Challenging but fair, our three courses complement each other perfectly to provide the consummate golf experience. Mistwood…

Crystal Lake Golf Course
Crystal Lake Golf Club is situated near the stunning Crystal Lake, offering impressive scenic views and abundant wildlife, as you play through our two sets of 9-holes. The front nine is a relaxed and open course, with wide fairways and rolling terrain, great for all skill levels. The back nine gives advanced golfers an extra…

Heathlands Golf Course
Set amongst the highlands and rolling hills just south of Portage Lake, this Jeff Gorney designed course winds through stands of hardwoods, pines, and orchards. The breeze from nearby Lake Michigan leaves little doubt that you’re up north. The fairways are thick and lush, and the greens are soft enough to hold well placed approach…

Sunny Woods Resort / Motel & Campground
Located on the Platte River, Sunny Woods offers a variety of lodging accommodations ranging from clean, comfortable motel rooms to cabins, and campsites. Every motel rooms has a small refrigerator, microwave oven, in-room coffee, phone, cable television and air conditioning. Rooms are available with either a single, queen-size bed or two, full-size beds. The heated,…

Crystal Vacation Rentals – Benzie County
Crystal Rentals rents privately owned “vacation” homes throughout Northwest Michigan. Our rental properties are located in Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Leelanau and Manistee Counties and include over 70 of the nicest seasonal and year round homes in the region. Choose Lake Front, Lake Access, or River Frontage on a variety of lakes and rivers in…

Chimney Corners Resort – Benzie County
Bring family and friends to enjoy simple pleasures in our Crystal Lake Cottages or Apartments. Or spend a night in our B&B Lodge. Located on the shores and bluffs of Crystal Lake, with 1,000 feet of sandy beach, acres of wooded hills, playground areas and a tennis and basketball court. All have fireplaces and beautiful…

Lake ’N Pines Lodge – Interlochen
If you are looking for a vacation get away, a romantic weekend, traveling for business or visiting friends, the Lake ‘N Pines Lodge will provide you with an extraordinary experience! Located on Lake Dubonnet and nestled in the Pere Marquette State Forest we are only 15 minutes from Traverse City. Lake ‘N Pines Lodge has…

Sleeping Bear Resort
Sleeping Bear Resort has clean, modern lakefront cottages with fully equipped kitchens and living rooms for your northern michigan stay. The sleeping bear resort offers log cabins that range from large lodges to cozy cabins. choose from: *6 Bedroom ” bears den “, cabin 5 bedroom lodge, & 2 bedroom cabins. We welcome children! there…

Crystal Mountain Dining Featuring The Thistle Pub & Grille
The Thistle Pub & Grille is Crystal’s most elegant dining. Its Celtic-inspired ambience and northern Michigan accents are home to signature appetizers, authentic dinner entrées and dessert dishes, as well as a full bar featuring Scottish ales and flavored martinis. Great for families, the Wild Tomato Restaurant & Bar features a variety of appetizers, entrées,…

Stormcloud Brewing Company – Frankfort
“Belgian Inspired / Michigan Made” Now open just two blocks from Lake Michigan in the lakeside town of Frankfort, MI, a small brewery crafting ales within the time-honored Belgian brewing tradition of ignoring time-honored brewing traditions. Stormcloud Brewing Company 303 Main Street Frankfort, Michigan 49635 231-352-0118 Visit Stormcloud Brewing Company Website >>>>

The Fusion Restaurant – Frankfort
Va and Bobbiesee serve Pan-Asian cuisine married with American flair. Their cutting edge techniques will make even old favorites new again. Come get a 5-star experience in this sexy, waterfront restaurant. The Fusion boasts of Michigan’s largest sake list, most innovative small plates, decadent dessert bar, and coolest clientele. Everything we do at The Fusion…

The Hotel Frankfort
Centered in Frankfort’s historic Main Street, just two blocks from one of the most picturesque beaches of Lake Michigan, sits the historic Hotel Frankfort. Our 83 year old boutique hotel boasts 17 guest rooms, all with private baths, individually controlled heating and air-conditioning units and each decorated with a unique theme. Our larger suites feature…

Bay Port Lodging – Frankfort
“Where Up North Ambiance Meets Down Home Charm” Located in scenic Frankfort, this charming boutique motel offers cottage style rooms, double suites, and a cottage, as well as on-site parking for boats and trailers. (During the summer, the cottage is a weekly rental only.) Accommodations at Bay Port Lodging range from charming cottage rooms to…

Coho Cafe – Frankfort
Elegant dishes served in a relaxing atmosphere. Coho has a covered deck over-looking Betsie Bay, in addition to indoor seating. We feature locally sourced, creative dishes (including emu. walleye, rabbit, and venison…), and a great variety of fresh fish and seafood. Serving spirits, fine wine, and Michigan beer. Seasonal restaurant open from May to October.…

Dinghy’s Restaurant and Bar – Frankfort
After 19 years Dinghy’s has established itself as one of the best local eateries Up North. Steve Christian has been owner of Dinghy’s for the past 14 years. Customers come from far and wide to enjoy the experience at Dinghy’s. Formerly Baker’s Bar – for 40 years – Dinghy’s is a landmark in Downtown Frankfort,…

Wayfarer Lodgings
Ten cozy, vintage cottages with many modern conveniences, on beautiful grounds, away from the hustle and bustle of downtown. A bit of Americana located just minutes from charming Frankfort, picturesque Lake Michigan beaches, and the scenic Betsie River. A short walk through the meadow and down the stairs brings you to the most beautiful, deserted…

Crystal Mountain – Crystal Coaster Alpine Slide
The Crystal Coaster Alpine Slide will take your breath away! Ride the Loki Quad chairlift to the top of the mountain, hop on a specially-designed sled, and cruise down one of two parallel 1,700-foot-long curved tracks. You control the speed in this action-packed thrill ride with dips, high-bank turns, and spectacular views. Get your Crystal…

The Trading Post – Canoe, Kayak and Tubing Rentals
Welcome to The Honor Trading Post, we are looking forward to a fun and exciting 2013. As you may have heard the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore was voted the most Beautiful Place in America by the viewers of Good Morning America and the Lower Platte River runs through the National Lakeshore so come on…

Riverside Canoe Trips – Platte River
Riverside Canoe Trips , since 1964, offers the best FAMILY river trips in Michigan. What other trip has shallow clear water, ends at a beautiful sandy beach, and goes through a National Lakeshore Park, the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. As you begin to plan your “Up North” vacation, be sure to include a Riverside…

Honor Motel – Benzie County
Our classic “Mom & Pop” establishment offers traditional Motel lodging with a personal touch. You will find 16 clean, comfortable and modern rooms with all the amenities in a beautiful small town country setting. All rooms include: * Air Conditioning * Smoke – FREE * Cable TV w/remote * In-Room Coffee * Refrigerator and Microwave…

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