Stay On The Lake

Traverse City

One Great Lake. Two Grand Bays. And some of the most beautiful inland lakes in the world. That’s the bounty of water that blesses the Traverse City area. Add sandy beaches, stunning sunrises and sunsets and leisurely days of boating, swimming and long walks on the beach and hikes in the hills and you’ve got the perfect spot for a summer vacation.

Our Stay On The Bay / Stay On The Lake Guides will help you find where to stay and what to do to enjoy the watery splendor of the Traverse City area.

Traverse City Waterfront LodgingBayshore ResortCherry Tree Inn and SuitesLakeshore ResortGrand Beach Resort HotelSugar Beach Resort HotelPointes North Beachfront Resort HotelNorth Shore InnWest Bay Beach, A Holiday Inn Resort

Antrim County Chain of LakesTorch LakeElk LakeWhite Birch Lodge

Crystal LakeChimney Corners Resort

Lake DubonnetLake -N Pines Lodge – Interlochen

Spider LakeSpider Lake RetreatHarold’s Resort

Waterfront RecreationBlue Sky Boat RentalsNauti-Cat CruisesTraverse Tall Ship Company – Schooner ManitouTraverse Bay ParasailThe River – Kayak and Bike Rentals
Nearby Water Activities and RecreationCrystal River Outfitters – Glen ArborRiverside Canoe Trips – Platte River

Traverse City Stay On The Lake Lodging & Services

Bayshore Resort – Traverse City
Our Victorian style hotel is nestled on the sandy beach of Michigan’s West Grand Traverse Bay and offers the best of all you love about Traverse City – a great waterfront location and only a stroll away from the charm of downtown Traverse City, with its diverse dining, shopping and nightlife. Our accommodations include Bayfront […]

Cherry Tree Inn and Suites – Traverse City
As a top Traverse City resort, the Cherry Tree Inn & Suites leads in service, cleanliness & comfort. With 400 feet of East Grand Traverse Bay waterfront, the Cherry Tree’s smoke free facilities provide the comfort you look for while our staff provides the service you need. Amenities include an indoor pool, hot tub, and […]

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 […]

North Shore Inn – Traverse City
The North Shore Inn is a charming New England style condominium hotel on Grand Traverse Bay. With a picturesque beachfront setting with a private 200′ sandy beach, outdoor heated pool and sundeck, and 26 spacious luxury 1 and 2 bedroom units with completely equipped kitchens and sleeping up to 5-6 people, the North Shore Inn […]

Grand Beach Resort Hotel – Traverse City
The Grand Beach Resort Hotel is an inviting 97-unit beach front resort which is situated on over 300 feet of sugar sand beach on East Grand Traverse Bay, Traverse City, Michigan. Over 300 Feet of Sugar Sand Beach * Private Balconies * Heated Indoor Swimming Pool * Heated Indoor Spa * Complimentary Continental Breakfast * […]

Sugar Beach Resort Hotel – Traverse City
The Sugar Beach Resort Hotel is located on beautiful East Grand Traverse Bay. With a large sugar sand beach, friendly staff and deluxe accommodations, this is a perfect vacation destination for families of any size. – Over 300 Feet of Sugar Sand Beach * Private Balconies * Heated Indoor Swimming Pool * Heated Indoor Spa […]

White Birch Lodge – Elk Lake
White Birch Lodge is Northern Michigan’s Premier Lakefront Family Resort. From excitement to relaxation, White Birch Lodge offers the ultimate waterfront vacation for the whole family! A White Birch vacation includes: * Three Meals A Day * Your Accommodation * Fun Activities * Waterskiing * Children’s Program * Sailing * Wakeboarding * So Much More! […]

Chimney Corners Resort – Crystal Lake
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 […]

Lakeshore Resort – Traverse City
You are cordially invited to spend your vacation at Lakeshore Resort TC, one of Traverse City’s most private and charming beach front resorts. This small, intimate resort with 9 attractive condos and 4 charming cottages is conveniently located on one of the most beautiful beaches in Michigan. Lakeshore Resort TC’s appealing ‘cottage style’ and its […]

Falling Waters Lodge
Welcome to Falling Waters Lodge in Leland, Michigan. This picturesque lodge offers and incomparable stetting with lovely views of Leland River, the waterfalls, Lake Michigan, boat docks, and Leland’s 200-year old Fishtown. Most rooms have views of the water. Suites offer special amenities including kitchens, lofts, and even a penthouse with a spiral staircase! Falling […]

Hotel Indigo
The great outdoors with an urban edge. Standing among revamped lumberyards, sawmills and canneries, Hotel Indigo Traverse City reflects the new life and vibrant spirit of our waterfront Warehouse District neighborhood. We also pay homage to its past — the kind of logging history that could sprout tall tales like Paul Bunyan’s — with modern […]

SOUTH TORCH MANOR – Paradise Properties
Experience this wonderful 2 bedroom,1.5 bath waterfront home on the southwest side of Torch Lake. This home provides awesome amenities for your “Up North” experience. 78′ of prime Torch Lake water frontage, sandy beach area and mooring anchor for your water toys. The fire-pit at the water’s edge offers a perfect touch to the end […]

SUNSET SHORES RESORT #5 – Paradise Properties
Experience beautiful sunsets and magnificent Torch Lake views from this (2) Bedroom, (1) Bath completely updated air conditioned cottage. This cottage shares shoreline, sandy beach and dock area with four other cottages. Boat the entire lower “Chain of Lakes” (Torch, Bellaire, Elk, Clam, Skegemog). This home is also very close to area skiing and pro […]

The Homestead – Leelanau County
Lake Michigan’s spectacular vistas make this a resort unlike others. The color of the water–sometimes blue, sometimes turquoise, sometimes golden–is one reason why. Another is relaxing along the water. You and each member of your family or group can do as much or as little as you like. That’s why this resort is celebrated, both […]

Sunrise Landing Motel
Sunrise Landing is located 22 miles North of Traverse City and 3 miles South of Northport. We are situated right on West Grand Traverse Bay and have 150′ of private Lake Michigan beach. Sunrise is central to all the villages and attractions in Leelanau County, so you can branch out, yet never be far from […]

West Bay Beach – Holiday Inn Resort
At West Bay Beach, a Holiday Inn Resort Traverse City hotel, we know the best vacations are made up of moments worth remembering. With an unforgettable waterfront setting on the West Bay of Lake Michigan, there’s no better place to make the most of your stay. All of our 179 stylish and comfortable guest rooms […]

Northaire Resort – On Clam Lake
Northaire Resort offers Housekeeping Cottage Rentals directly on Clam Lake near Bellaire, Michigan. All housekeeping cottages face Clam Lake, are heated, have kitchens with pots and pans, utensils, dishes, coffee maker, toaster, all Iinens (except no towels in summer), television with basic cable, screened-in porch, row boat (no motor – motor rental at nearby marina, […]

Paradise Properties – Antrim County
Enjoy our fine homes and cottages located on some of the most beautiful lakes in the world, (Torch Lake, Elk Lake, Lake Bellaire, Grand Traverse Bay, Lake Michigan, and others) Experience the areas finest Pro golf courses; A-Ga-Ming overlooking Torch Lake, Antrim Dells overlooking the Bay, The Chief, Hawks Eye, The Legend in Shanty Creek, […]

Elk Rapids Beach Resort
Come Get Away At The Elk Rapids Beach Resort! All units offer; (1) Bedroom with a Queen bed and (1) double sofa sleeper; Living room with (1) Queen sofa sleeper; Full size kitchen with microwave, coffee maker, refrigerator, oven, pots, pans, dishes, silverware and glassware; (1) full bath with 2-person Jacuzzi whirlpool tub, vanity, toilet […]

Anchor Inn on the Bay – Traverse City
The Anchor Inn on the Bay is a quaint family operated resort, where we strive to provide you with a place to relax and get away from it all. Our cottages and motel rooms are situated in a beautiful park like setting. You may choose from 1, 2 or 3 bedroom cottages with full kitchens […]

Northport Bay Retreat – Leelanau County
16 bedroom; 19 bathroom 22,000 sq ft “cottage” on Northport Bay. Sleeps up to 64. Full kitchen, dining room seats 64. full recreation room, fitness center, 12 person hot-tub. Private 6.5 acres with 340 ft of frontage. Rented in it’s entirety only. Guests come to Northport Bay Retreat for many reasons, but it’s our relaxed […]

Stoney Point Cottages – Suttons Bay
Your summer cottage rental is awaiting you with all of today’s amenities. Slow down for your week in Leelanau! Relax with a glass of wine on the private beach and marvel at the colorful sunsets. Both cottages have large open decks, high speed wireless internet, cable television, stunning decor, fully stocked kitchens. Each is equipped […]

Cozy Cottage on Little Traverse Lake
We offer a comfortable cottage directly on Little Traverse Lake. There is a spacious deck overlooking the water with 2 large picnic tables for outdoor dining. The entire living room which faces the lake is windows that overlook the spectacular sunset views that northern Michigan has to offer. There is a large, knotty pine living […]

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 […]

Torch Lake Rentals
Wake up to beautiful sunrises in this Torch Lake Cottage includes a master bedroom with queen bed, loft with twin beds, family room with a queen sofa sleeper and three rollaway beds available. With microwave, cable TV, VCR, charcoal grill and all linens provided. An 8′ x 30′ deck overlooking beautiful Torch Lake with over […]

Torch Lake Bed & Breakfast
Enjoy Torch Lake the way you’ve always dreamed it would be. This spacious and charming home provides spectacular views. This Majestic Queen sits high above beautiful Torch Lake, listed by National Geographic as being the third most beautiful lake in the world. We are centrally located between Traverse City and Petoskey. This area offers many […]

The Cedar Lake Lodge
Offered by Blue Lakes Vacation Rentals. Be our guest at this beautiful Northern Michigan Vacation Getaway. This 2000 sq ft, 4 bedroom, 2 bath, lodge style home, is nestled amidst towering hardwoods, and features fantastic views of Cedar Lake. Knotty pine, log beams, ceramic tile, and a cozy fireplace, adorn the interior. Watch the wildlife […]

Spider Lake Retreat
Four Season Getaway for Family Fun or Business. Regardless of the season Spider Lake Retreat is a perfect vacation destination. Located on the beautiful and peaceful setting of Spider Lake, we offer year-round accommodations and easy access to many outdoor activities for your family getaway, social group gathering or business function. You have exclusive use […]

Pointes North Beachfront Resort Hotel
Pointes North Beachfront Resort Hotel is located on the beautiful shores of East Grand Traverse Bay in Traverse City. You’ll find no better place to relax and unwind in any season. Spacious rooms featuring two person whirlpool tubs, private balcony or patio and breathtaking panoramic views of the beach and East Grand Traverse Bay. Every […]

Harold’s Resort – Spider Lake
Harold’s Resort is located on a private peninsula, surrounded by Spider Lake on three sides. Six log cabins and one “Honeymoon Cottage” are located on our little piece of heaven. It’s blissfully quiet, private and very secluded… it’s PERFECT! Our newest additions are private hot tubs on the screened-in porches of cabins #4 & #5 […]

Stay On The Lake – Traverse City Area Lodging Photo Albums

Grand Traverse Bay

Bayshore Resort

Grand Traverse Bay

Cherry Tree Inn & Suites


Interlochen – Lake Dubonnet

Lake ‘N Pines Lodge

Sleeping Bear Dunes

The Homestead


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