Summer along the North Shorelines of Lake Michigan – Where to Stay

Can you believe the summer is over? It seems to always fly by like a short sprayed mist, and will be here again in the blink of an eye. This is why I want to share with you our summer along the north shorelines of Lake Michigan and where to stay. I was in awe of the beauty and just have to share it with you.

If you haven’t been to the north shorelines of Lake Michigan, I hope you plan a getaway to see this beautiful place someday.

The Inn at Bay Harbor, Autograph Collection

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Our journey began by flying from Phoenix to Detroit. We rented a car and headed four hours northwest to a town located right on Lake Michigan called Petoskey in the Bay Harbor area. We stayed at the beautiful Inn at Bay Harbor, Autograph Collection. I must tell you – it was such a picturesque spot located along the shoreline of Bay Harbor. I instantly knew I was going to love this place.

Down a hill behind trees sits a beautiful Inn surrounded by lush grass and manicured flowers. The Inn is like a majestic coastal cottage with details that do not go unnoticed.

Entering the Inn you will find a gorgeous crystal chandelier. I was told there are only 2 in the world.

The rooms were spacious, comfortable, and beautifully appointed with private patios overlooking the water.

This was the view from our patio.

The walking path is situated behind the Inn right next to the water and spans the entire property.

I enjoyed walking the path and seeing all of the activities and games being played. You can see Joe and my son playing a very competitive game of corn hole.

We received a sweet treat and a note on our nightstand. Kilwin’s chocolate-covered cherries were in the box. (This area of Michigan is known for its cherry trees.)

Crystal Blue Water of Lake Michigan

Bicycle rentals are available at The Inn at Bay Harbor and we took advantage of getting on the bikes, exploring, and enjoying the views. This photo gives you an idea of how blue the water actually is.

I enjoyed watching my parents at sunset sit on the porch and experience the beauty of the water.

This was a family trip with my parents and a wonderful gift to spend time with some very close friends (family) who live there.

Independence Day

We were able to celebrate Independence Day – July 4th in style. There was a firework show and we had an incredible view from our balcony. It was an amazing show and such a wonderful treat to be a guest here.

The celebrations began.

I hope this gives you an idea of what a treat it was to stay at this beautiful place.

It definitely did not disappoint.

If you want to feel pampered and enjoy a beautiful summer along the shorelines of North Lake Michigan, I would highly recommend a stay at The Inn at Bay Harbor, Autograph Collection. We loved everything about it.

In the next few posts, I will be sharing with you more about Bay Harbor and the surrounding areas. You won’t want to miss it.

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Have you spent any time along the north shorelines of Lake Michigan? I would love to hear your experience in the comments below.

Until next time, my friend,


Every. Single. Moment.


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