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Overlooking the shores of beautiful Lake Michigan's Little Traverse Bay


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  • Petoskey
  • 101 E. Lake St
  • Michigan 49770 - United States
  • 231.347.2500

Emmet County - The county seat is Petoskey

Petoskey located just a few steps from Little Traverse Bay in the historic Bay View community of Petoskey. We are surrounded by Northern Michigan history and the best vacation spots in the country. Visit the delightful bayside town of Petoskey and spend the day ambling though a wide selection of art and curious shops. Then dine at any one of the fine restaraunts or cafes. Round the day off with a leisurely stroll down to the beach.

Northern Michigan's Lower Peninsula Destinations

Hideaway Valley - Beautifully furnished, luxury three and four bedroom townhouse condominiums are found at this complex near Harbor Springs. Sports enthusiasts will enjoy the outdoor pool and tennis courts in the summertime; during the winter months, you can cross-country ski right from your luxury retreat to nearby ski resorts. Golfers will delight in Hideaway Valley's superb location - adjacent to the 18 hole championship Little Traverse Bay Golf Club.

Windward - A short distance from downtown Harbor Springs, located on a private bluff overlooking Lake Michigan and Little Traverse Bay, Windward offers elegant one, two, and three bedroom units with wood-burning fireplaces, private balconies and garages. Enjoy the private clubhouse, heated pool, championship tennis courts, and beautiful Late Windward with its own private sandy swimming beach, picnic area, and outdoor barbecue grills.

Harbor Cove - A private beach on magnificent Little Traverse Bay is just one of the many fine amenities found at Harbor Cove. Tastefully furnished and fully equipped two to four bedroom with loft condominiums are available. Indoor and outdoor pools plus jacuzzi and sauna complete the relaxing atmosphere. Located near Harbor Springs, Harbor Cove is only moments away from renowned golf courses and ski hills.

Lakeside Club - Nestled on the shores of beautiful Round Lake near Petoskey, Lakeside Club offers luxurious studio to three bedroom with loft condos. Fireplaces and cable television are included in all attractively furnished accomodations. Guests may enjoy an indoor pool, complete with jacuzzi and sauna, as well as on-site tennis courts. Lakeside's convenient location is only minutes fom championship ski slopes and golf courses, as well as unique shopping and dining in Petoskey and Harbor Springs.

Tannery Creek - Spectacular views of Lake Michigan's Little Traverse Bay are yours to enjoy during your stay at Tannery Creek. Nestled on the shores of the Bay, and adjacent to the powdery beaches of Petoskey State Park, Tannery Creek is only moments from great shopping and dining in Petoskey and Harbor Springs. Comfortable condominiums offer cozy fireplaces and private balconies. Also for your enjoyment, an outdoor heated pool is available.

Trout Creek - Golfers, skiers, and tennis players will delight in Trout Creek's active lifestyle. Nearby championship courses and slopes and complete on-site tennis programs will challenge the athlete. Guests also enjoy full use of a complete fitness center which houses an indoor pool, spa, sauna, and exercise rooms with state-of-the-art equipment. Trout Creek's condominiums feature fireplaces, whirlpool baths, and fully equipped kitchens. World class dining and unique shopping await in neaby Harbor Springs and Petoskey.

Summer brings long lazy days at Lake Charlevoix, Walloon Lake, Lake Michigan or Crooked Lake, on a boat, or enjoying one of our many festivals and celebrations.

Inviting restaurants and comfortable lodging in a Victorian setting on the shores of Lake Michigan are all waiting for you at the end of a full day. It's a place so special, Ernest Hemingway referred to it as a "priceless place."

Michigan is home to more public golf courses than any other state in the country - and some of the best are in the Petoskey-Harbor Springs-Boyne City area. Golf the championship courses or go a round on the easier links - either way, we're sure you'll have a great time!

Most every year Mother Nature blesses northern Michigan with over 120 inches of snow and we know how to make the most of it! Come and experience some of the best downhill skiing in the midwest! Boyne Highlands, Boyne Mountain And Nub's Nob, all within 26 miles of each other, offer a combined 105 runs ranging from those designed for the brand new skier to those the professionals find challenging.

Nordic skiing is at its finest in Boyne Country. Some are groomed and tracked, while others are lighted for night skiing. Even some of the trails names sound adventurous and exciting,;Avalanche, Trout Creek, Wildwood Hills and Spring Brook, for example.

Stay and ski packages make planning easy when you visit Boyne Country! More than 20 different lift and lodging packages are offered in the Petoskey - Harbor Springs - Boyne Country area.

Our snowmobile trails are groomed, glistening and waiting to be ridden. More than 140 miles of trails criss-cross our area of northern Michigan. The Petoskey trail system connects to systems in East Jordan, Gaylord, Indian River and Harbor Springs and the petoskey snowmobile club hosts Sunday breakfasts. You can leave right from the door of some of our area lodging facilities. Bring your own sled or rent one when you get here.

When the slopes close or it's just time for something else to do, Boyne Country's got you covered! We're sure you'll be glad you did!

Take a guided trail ride or leave the "driving" to someone else and enjoy a group sleigh ride, hay ride or carriage ride. Either way, the scenery here in northwest Michigan is sure to delight you as the horses klip-klop along.

Circle Lake Charlevoix

Leaving Boyne City, you'll pass Young State park and go on to Horton Bay (population 49 and former haunt of young Ernest Hemingway). On this tour, you'll pass golf courses and Mt. McSauba Park with its sand dunes, hiking trails, beach and ski area. Continue into downtown Charlevoix and straight over the "singing bridge". Then it's on to Ironton where the ferry ride ($2.00 with vehicle - 100 yards across) takes five minutes and saves a 15 mile trip around the South Arm of Lake Charlevoix. When leaving the ferry, scenic Ferry Road leads you back to Boyne City.

Tunnel Of Trees

M-119 takes you to Cross Village and home of Legs Inn, an historical and architectural wonder. Lakeview Road will take you past Sturgeon Bay and its sugar-sand beach and dunes. For a shorter tour, you can pass through Bliss and back to Pleasantview Road and Harbor Springs. 50 miles and about 1 1/4 hours. For a lengthier tour, you can travel Cecil Bay Road and stop for a visit at Wilderness State Park. Continuing on, you'll pass Colonial Fort Michilimackinac (a must see) in Mackinaw City. Taking route US 23 and M-68 then takes you to Alanson and on to either Petoskey or Harbor Springs. 10 miles and approximately 2 1/2 hours drive time.

Surf and Turf

Depart Charlevoix along US 131 south to Atwood. Turn east onto C-48 until you get to East Jordan and follow the Lake Charlevoix shoreline north. You'll pass rolling hills, scenic farms and the Ironton Ferry (check it out in "Ripley's Believe It or Not") on this route. Continuing back to US 31, it's a nice ride back to Charlevoix.

Whether you're hiking, biking, blading or cross-country skiing the following routes, we're sure you'll enjoy the beauty of northern Michigan on several trails and parks.

Boyne Country is a 30-mile corridor located in northern Michigan along U.S. 131 near Little Traverse Bay. It stretches from Boyne Falls and Boyne City north to Petoskey and Harbor Springs.

Pellston Regional Airport of Emmet County is served by Northwest Airlink. The Petoskey Bus Station is serviced by Indian Trails. Rental cars and taxis are available, but pre-arrangement i suggested. Private air strips serve Harbor Springs and Boyne USA Resorts.

If you don't like the weather in northern Michigan, just wait ten minutes - it'll change! Well, maybe it's not usually quite that quick, but it can be!

Boyne Country's average high temperature in the summer (June, July & August) is 76 degrees; in the fall (September, October and November) it's 56 degrees and in the winter (December, January & February), the average high temperature is 27. Rainfall May through September averages about 3.2 inches per month and in the winter, 140 inches of the fluffy white stuff generally blankets the area.