Sure, the place you stay when you vacation is a little bit about the hot breakfast served, the softness of the sheets, and the size of the indoor pool. But, when you Go Great Lakes Bay, your stay goes way beyond the simple amenities to set the tone for you entire vacation experience.
So, pack up your bags and pick up your kids (...or ship them off to someone else!) and get ready to discover some of the most unique places to stay when you #gogreatlakesbay, designed with every style of traveler in mind:
For Romantic Retreats
Elegance, charm, and romance positively seep out of the stately 1886 Queen Anne-style home known only as the Historic Webster House. Named one of the Best Bed & Breakfasts In The U.S. by bedandbreakfast.com (2012), this stunning, modern-meets-historic B&B is perfectly appointed for your romantic escape, including an on-site spa and sauna room for couples massages, jacuzzi soaks, and time spent unwinding in the cedar dry sauna.
Where better to escape for a little time for just the two of you than inside the Inn named "Most Romantic Getaway For Couples" by the Detroit Free Press? Cozy up and tuck in inside the historic 1929 Georgian-style mansion known as the Montague Inn and prepare to savor the serene views of Lake Linton all throughout your stay.
For Luxurious Escapes
We all deserve our own little dose of luxury. And you'll find yours here in Midland when you book your stay at the H Hotel - recently named one of Pure Michigan & Expedia's Most Unique Places To Stay In Michigan! All under one roof, you'll find a AAA Four Diamond-rated hotel, a casual French bistro called Cafe Zinc, signature craft cocktails and more inside the city-chic Bar Oxygen, and even an upscale dining experience at The Table, where artisan charcuterie, sustainable seafood, and prime steaks are just a few of the mouthwatering foodie finds you'll uncover.
Rather stay in the Great Lakes Bay with sweeping riverfront views just outside your window? Get to the heart of Downtown Bay City, where the Doubletree by Hilton - Bay City Riverfront serves up stunning waterfront scenery and the chance to wake to the sights of a tall ship schooner setting sail. Enjoy on-site dining at the Riverfront Grille, libations at the Riverfront Lounge, or dine in style even closer to the water with Riverfront Patio Dining during summer months.
For Modern Family Adventures
If you're looking to get away without getting grandma to watch the kids, look no further than Frankenmuth, where Michigan's largest indoor waterpark is ready to instantly earn you that "Parent of the Year" badge you've been working for.
Over 50,000 sq. ft. of aquatic fun lives here, between two indoor waterparks (one with retractable roof that can be peeled back on those perfect summer days)! Plummet down a six-story raft ride together as a family, lounge in and on lazy rivers, and even rent a private cabana where you and yours can recharge and relax between swims (in front of a flat screen TV, no less!).
Another favorite place for families to stay is the Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn Lodge, where four indoor pools and the largest family fun center you'll find inside any Midwest hotel are positively begging your kids to beg you! Let the little ones enjoy over 150 arcade games, then putt 18 holes of mini-golf before soaking up some swim time as a family.