Summer is the perfect season to enjoy the splendor of Northern Michigan. Unfortunately, it may be difficult for pet owners to relax on the beach knowing their pet is miserable at the kennel. Including your pet in your summer vacation plans will certainly put your worries to rest. Best of all, you won’t have to change your itinerary to include your furry friend. There are numerous pet-friendly accommodations in the scenic beach towns of Northern Michigan. Here are some top rentals for pet owns to check out:
Park Place Hotel in Traverse City, MI
This elegant hotel is nestled in the center of downtown Traverse City. Shops, restaurants, and the shoreline of Lake Michigan are right around the corner. You can take your dog for a nightly stroll along the beach as the sun sets over the lake. Rates for pets are an additional $20 per night. Hotel policy states pets cannot be left unattended in the room. For more information, visit the hotel website at www.parkplacehotel.com.
The Beach House on Lake Huron, Mackinaw City, MI
These quaint garden cottages are located just minutes from the tourist haven of Mackinaw City. You can include the family dog in a beach barbecue while enjoying breathtaking views of the Mackinaw Bridge. Your pet can roam the sandy shores as the family plays a game of volleyball or horseshoes. Dogs are allowed; however owners must seek management approval. The rate is $20 per pet. More information can be found on their website at: www.mackinawcitybeachhouse.com.
Charlevoix Inn and Suites, Charlevoix MI
This nature lover’s retreat is conveniently located between Lake Michigan and Lake Charlevoix. You can take your dog for a jog along the 28 miles of scenic trails located directly across the street from the hotel. Stop at a picnic area for lunch then head through the woody terrain for a game of Frisbee at the park. There is a charge of $10 per pet for each night of occupancy. To book one of their pet-friendly guest rooms, visit www.charlevoixinnandsuites.com.
Birchwood Inn, Harbor Springs, MI
This charming, rustic inn is the perfect place to relax. You can sit on the patio with your pet and gaze at the day lilies and apple blossom trees. Enjoy a swim in the private outdoor pool or head down the street to walk your pet along the beach. In the evening, the family can get cozy by the fireplace while their dogs nestles by their feet. Up to two dogs can stay in a room for an extra $25 per night. Additional information can be found at: www.birchwoodinn.com.