One-Stop Weekends

Featured in Pure Michigan 2013 Spring/Summer Issue, beginning on page 35.

Park the car and discover destinations where you can play hard, dine well and pamper yourself without ever leaving the property.

More One-Stop Weekends More Resorts 

Indianhead Mountain Resort
Choose from a hotel room, mountain top cabin and trailside condo at this Wakefield resort. Enjoy a meal or quick drink at onsite restaurants and bars on the bottom of the mountain or the top for magnificent views.
www.indianheadmtn.com 

Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort
The Kids Quest Hourly Child Care provides fun for children while adults enjoy entertainment at this Mount Pleasant resort. The casino has bingo, 70 gaming tables and more than 4,400 slot machines while comedians, musicians and other shows perform at the concert hall and Talon Sports Bar and Night Club.
www.soaringeaglecasino.com 

Treetops Resort
Whether its golfing, bird watching, hiking, biking or joining in a game of sand volleyball, Treetops in Gaylord offers plenty to do. After a long day of activity, wind down in the resorts spa. Kids activities like crafts are also available.
www.treetops.com 


Carriage Rides, Mackinac Island 
- Courtesy of Bob Stefko/MIdwest Living MagazineMore Things to Do Mackinac Island 

Arnold Transit Co.
Traditional ferries from Mackinac Islands oldest ferry service putt across the water while triple-deck catamarans offer a quicker ride. Either way, see the coasts of the Upper and Lower Peninsulas and the Mackinac Bridge along the way.
www.arnoldline.com 

Mackinac Island Carriage Tours
View the car-free island while relaxing in an old-style horse and buggy. The tour hits all the main points of interest including Arch Rock, Fort Mackinac, the Surrey Hills Museum, the Butterfly Conservatory and Grand Hotel.
www.mict.com 

Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum
This art museum joined the group of Mackinac State Historic Parks in July 2010. It combines historic artwork, photographs and souvenirs displaying Mackinac Island landmarks with contemporary art of the island. A Kids Art Studio allows children to use the inspiration to make their own art.
www.mackinacparks.com/mackinac-art-museum 

More Places to Eat Mackinac Island 

The Cudahy Chophouse
The first floor of the Inn at Stonecliffe becomes a formal eatery at dinnertime. Enjoy steaks, chops and seafood entrees while overlooking the grounds of this 1904 manor. www.theinnatstonecliffe.com 

Joanns Fudge
Watch famous Mackinac Island fudge turn from liquid to solid goodness on marble tables. Joanns makes a variety of flavors including rocky road, salt water taffy and orange truffle. www.joannsfudge.com 

Millies on Main
Residing downtown, Millies offers a menu of sandwiches such as the Reuben and the popular egg salad provides a savory break from the fudge. Youll find locally sourced ingredients on the menu (906/847-9901). 

More Places to Stay Mackinac Island 

Hotel Iroquois
A small private beach highlights this hotel, complete with cozy rooms, lush suites and in-house dining. Enjoy views of downtown from front rooms and lake views from back rooms.
www.iroquoishotel.com 

Metivier Inn
Beautiful flowerbeds surround the wrap around porch of this historic Victorian home turned bed and breakfast, one block from downtown. Amenities include wireless internet, flat screen TVs, a breakfast buffet and complimentary coffee and sweets each afternoon.
www.metivierinn.com 

Grand Traverse Resort, Acme 
- Courtesy of Tony Demin/MIdwest Living MagazineMore Things to Do More in Traverse City (8 miles from Acme) 

Chateau Chantal
Summers on this 45-acre vineyard include a cellar tour, tapas tour and wine dinners. The tasting room is open year-round for samplings of Michigan wines such as Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Pinot Noir, Merlot and Cabernet Franc.
www.chateauchantal.com 

Gallagers Farm Market and Bakery
Fresh cherries and from-scratch foods such as cherry pepper jelly and cherry salsa make up the inventory at this popular farmers market. Look for the big red barn.
www.gallaghersfarmmarkettc.com 

Traverse Area Recreation and Transportation Trail (TART)
Go hiking or biking through Traverse City neighborhoods and Clinch Park on the 10.5-mile TART Trail. The trail winds along the West and East Grand Traverse Bays that contribute to the scenery.
www.traversetrails.org 

Traverse Tall Ship Company
Explore Grand Traverse Bay as a sailor on the Tall Ship Manitou. The two-hour tour on a replica 1800s schooner can be spent relaxing or assisting crewmembers. (
www.tallshipsailing.com 

More Places to Eat More in Traverse City (8 miles from Acme) 

The Filling Station Microbrewery
Classic in-house brews such as the Dublin Stout and Denver Brown pair nicely with The Filling Stations wood-fired flatbreads. Try the Wolverine with marinara, pepperoni, fresh pineapple, jalapenos and mozzarella. Dessert flatbreads are also available. Simple the Smore Caboose with Nutella, graham cracker crumbs, marshmallows, caramel and chocolate. www.thefillingstationmicrobrewery.com 

Grand Traverse Pie Company
Known for the fresh home-style pies, Grand Traverse Pie Company also serves quiches, sandwiches and salads at the original location five blocks from downtown.
www.gtpie.com 

The Pasty Wagon
A crisp, half-moon crust filled with meat, potato and rutabaga make up Michigans well-known Pasty. Find the bright yellow trailer roadside in town (231/313-0100). 

Slabtown Burgers
This joint is known for their burgerssimple, inexpensive and delicious. Add fresh-cut fries and local sodas to round out a meal.
www.slabtownburgers.com 

The Underground Cheesecake Company
The name doesnt lie, cheesecake steals the show in slices, bite-sized treats and frozen and covered in chocolate on a stick. Flavors include cherry swirl and chocolate hazelnut truffle. www.undergroundcheesecake.com 

More Places to Stay More in Traverse City (8 miles from Acme) 

Cambria Suites
Big screen TVs in each room and a common area with computers and a large stone fireplace contribute to the contemporary feel of Cambria Suites. New to the area, the hotel was built in 2009 near the Cherry Capital Airport in 2009.
www.cambriasuites.com 

Great Wolf Lodge
Boredom ceases to exist at the Great Wolf Lodge, which boasts an indoor water park and mini golf course. More relaxing activities at the hotel include a spa and restaurant with poolside dining.
www.greatwolf.com 

Holiday Inn West Bay
Floor-to-ceiling windows in each room offer scenic views of the Grand Traverse Bay. Within walking distance of downtown, this beachfront hotel includes access to heated indoor and outdoor pools.
www.tcwestbay.com 


Boyne Mountain Resort pool 
- Courtesy of John Noltner/MIdwest Living MagazineMore Things to Do More in Petoskey (16 miles from Boyne Falls) 

Crooked Tree Arts Center
In a 120-year-old church, the Crooked Tree Arts Center offers art classes for children and adults. The restored building holds galleries, studios and a gift shop.
www.crookedtree.org 

Jack and Jills
This textile shop specializes in tie-dye and gives shoppers the opportunity to try it out themselves. In-store, turn a piece into a new creation or bring one along to dye for a 50 percent discount.
www.visitjackandjills.com 

Petoskey State Park
Sandy beaches spread 304 acres along Little Traverse Bay. Splash in the water, then sink into the sand to enjoy the beautiful sunset (231/347-2311; www.michigandnr.com/parksandtrails/Details.aspx?type=SPRK&id=483).

Symons General Store and Wine Cellar
Since 1960, Symons has been stocking the shelves with gourmet foods including mustards, jams, chutneys as well as imported cookies and coffee. A bakery and deli serve fresh baked goods and cheeses. Head to the wine cellar to explore a wide span of vintages (231/347-2438; www.lakeandhoward.com).

More Places to Eat More in Petoskey (16 miles from Boyne Falls) 

Cava
Enjoy seasonal, local dishes while overlooking Bay Harbors marina. The daily specialty pizza features different local cheeses and toppings and a pour from Cavas extensive wine lists completes the meal.
www.lakeandhoward.com 


Chandlers Restaurant
Chandlers serves creative dishes with an Asian flair. The menu changes with the seasons but expect to find items like salmon with bok choy and potatoes or beet risotto topped with microgreens.
www.lakeandhoward.com 

Knot Just a Bar
This nautical saloon along Bay Harbor offers 69 varieties of beers. Pair a brew with a sandwich, local fish dish or salad for a full meal.
www.knotjustabar.com 

Twisted Olive
Breakfast and lunch at this cafe comes with scenic views of Lake Michigan. Twisted Olive specializes in egg dishes with a spin like the Eggs Monaco, basted eggs, saffron hollandaise and asparagus with grilled challah. Dont have time for a full meal? Grab a pastry and a coffee from the lobby, which doubles as a bakery.
www.twistedolivecafe.com 

More Places to Stay More in Petoskey (16 miles from Boyne Falls) 

Staffords Bay View Inn
The porch on this Victorian inn sees good use due to the lack of TVs in the room. Sit in the wicker furniture while enjoying a Lake Michigan sunset. On-site dining is available for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
www.staffords.com 

Bay View Terrace Inn
Dont let age deceive; this 100-year-old Victorian Inn has plenty to offer. Packages include options that add wine, flowers, room service, massages and more.
www.theterraceinn.com 


For More Information, contact: 

Alpena Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
www.alpenacvb.com ).

Cadillac Area Visitors Bureau
www.cadillacmichigan.com 

Mackinac Island Tourism Bureau
www.mackinacisland.org 

Muskegon County Convention & Visitors Bureau
www.visitmuskegon.org 

Petoskey Area Visitors Bureau
www.petoskeyarea.com 

Traverse City Convention & Visitors Bureau
www.visittraversecity.com 

Featured in the Article 

Grand Traverse Resort
www.grandtraverseresort.com 

Dylans Candy Bar
www.dylanscandybar.com 

Aerie Restaurant and Lounge
www.grandtraverseresort.com 

Grand Hotel
www.grandhotel.com 

Mission Point Resort
www.missionpoint.com 

Island House Hotel
www.theislandhouse.com 

Chippewa Hotel
www.chippewahotel.com 

Fort Mackinac
www.mackinacparks.com/fort-mackinac 

Boyne Highlands
www.boyne.com 

Boyne Mountain
www.boyne.com 

Avalanche Bay Indoor Waterpark
www.avalanchebay.com 

Solace Spa
www.boyne.com/Spas/Solace/index.html 

Inn at Bay Harbor
www.innatbayharbor.com 

Double JJ Resort
www.doublejj.com 

Shanty Creek Resorts
www.shantycreek.com 

Thunder Bay Resort
www.thunderbaygolf.com 

The Homestead
www.thehomesteadresort.com 

Garland Lodge and Resort
www.garlandusa.com 

McGuires Resort
www.mcguiresresort.com 

Terrace Room
www.mcguiresresort.com 

Curlys Sports Pub
www.mcguiresresort.com 

Crystal Mountain
www.crystalmountain.com 

Wild Tomato
www.crystalmountain.com 

Thistle Pub and Grille
www.crystalmountain.com 

 



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