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 Lodging539 Bay StreetBayshore ResortCherry Tree Inn and SuitesLakeshore ResortGrand Beach Resort HotelSugar Beach Resort HotelPointes North Beachfront Resort HotelNorth Shore InnWest Bay Beach, A Holiday Inn ResortBayside Sunset – Executive House Rental

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

539 Bay Street
Traverse City’s Newest Luxury Vacation Rentals Situated just 300 feet from West Grand Traverse Bay, 539 Bay Street is the newest addition to Traverse City’s celebrated waterfront. Live just feet away from shopping, restaurants and breweries. We are down the road from Traverse City Marina, where you can dock your sailboat or yacht. There is […]

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 […]

Pointes North Beachfront Resort Hotel
Welcome to Pointes North Beachfront Resort Hotel in Beautiful Traverse City, Michigan, paradise found on Michigan’s Gold Coast. Pointes North Beachfront Resort Hotel is located on the shores of East Grand Traverse Bay. You’ll find no better place to relax and unwind in any season. All of our spacious rooms feature accommodations with two person […]

Brio Beach Inn
Completely renovated in 2015, the Brio Beach Inn blends the quaint, cottage feel of a mid-century motel with the modern comforts of today’s contemporary resorts. Conveniently located along U.S. 31 on East Grand Traverse Bay, relax on the beach or explore the Grand Traverse area as you enjoy the best of northern Michigan living. Brio […]

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 […]

Bayside Sunset – Executive House Rental
Executive House near Traverse City on Lake Michigan with 5 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10-12) Bayside Sunset is the perfect spot to have a Lake Michigan Vacation, directly across from Old Mission Peninsula. The property is wooded; sandy beach and countless perennial gardens. This classy comfortable, spotless home is situated in a beautiful spot on […]

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 […]

WindJammer Resort – Rental Cabins on Spider Lake
Our 8 Cabins and 1 Large Log Home are located on Spider Lake 10 miles southeast of downtown Traverse City, MI. Prime lake frontage, southern exposure, 2.6 acre wooded grounds is a perfect atmosphere for family reunions, families, couples, business, or just friends. Lodging FOR ALL SEASONS. Enjoy the atmosphere of beauty, nature, and tranquility. […]

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
Situated on the West Grand Traverse Bay just 5minute drive from downtown the Anchor Inn has over 100ft of private sandy beach. 6 motel style rooms and 8 cottages provide accommodations for quick overnight stays and long family vacations. Each room comes with a picnic table and charcoal grill outside the room. We rent kayaks […]

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 […]

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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