Stays that Showcase Local

 Do you have plans to travel this holiday season, or in the new year? Explore these great stays focused on regional sourcing for delicious meals from breakfast to dessert.

Sip Local at the Delamar in Traverse City 

Start your weekend with bubbly, and wine down from there! Just steps from downtown Traverse City is the Delamar, a boutique hotel brand with an on-site fine dining restaurant, Artisan, as well as a local yoga studio. Their popular ‘Wine Down’ package includes two nights of deluxe accommodations, a bottle of local wine from Old Mission Peninsula’s Brys Estate, and a gift from their estate lavender farm, the Secret Garden. Start each day with complimentary bistro breakfast and head out to discover your favorite tastes with $50 to spend at Brys Estate. Book your packaged stay on their website. 

Wake Up Light at the Nordic Pineapple in St. Johns

Tucked away in the heart of mid-Michigan, the Nordic Pineapple houses seven guest suites with large ensuite bathrooms and the opportunity to slow down from life’s hectic pace. Their most popular room, the ‘Orange Pear,’ a renovated porch, allows you the opportunity to wake up in a comfortable king size bed surrounded by incredible morning light, followed by a hot plated, locally-sourced breakfast, and help planning your day. Find out why the Nordic Pineapple is consistently rated as one of the best B&Bs in Michigan on their website.

Happy Trails at the Vineyard House in Suttons Bay, MI

Hoping to travel as a group? The Vineyard House, centrally located between Traverse City and Suttons Bay, is a 9,000 sq ft home accommodating up to 14 people, with 72 acres of stunning views which include 3 acres of grape production. Miles of walking trails are available onsite, as well as the nearby TART trail, which leads you to 5 local wineries, including Mawby Sparkling Wines right next door. Water lovers will find comfort in the heated pool, available May to early October. Book your stay online!

Experience Everything Mackinac Island with Mission Point Resort

For those planning ahead, or looking for an experience gift this holiday season, consider the island that transcends time. Mission Point Resort’s Mackinac Experience package includes not only accommodations and credits for their dining outlets, but also tickets to major Mackinac Island adventures like Fort Mackinac, the Greens of Mackinac putting course, the Butterfly House, and of course, bike rentals. To wrap up your getaway, this package also includes round trip ferry tickets and luggage transfer, making it easy to focus on the experiences at hand. The cherry on top? Mission Point Resort is home to six restaurants and eateries in every style, from fine dining to to-go. Experience farm-to-ferry flavors and all the island has to offer by booking on their site

Where are you experiencing local flavors this year? 

Claire Butler is the Content Strategy Specialist for Taste the Local Difference. Contact her at [email protected]

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