Pure Michigan’s June travel deals offer big savings at popular resorts

With the statewide travel scene slowly but surely reopening, our friends at Pure Michigan have rounded up a handful of summer travel deals. Some of these are good just for the month of June, while others can be used for the next several months.

A recent survey found 80% of Michiganders polled planned to hit the road for a little adventure when restrictions from the stay-home order were eased. Many of those said they wanted to take their next vacations in Michigan.

“Taking a vacation in Michigan this year will be more important than ever,” Dave Lorenz, vice president of Travel Michigan, told MLive recently. “Keeping our leisure spending close to home will get Michiganders back to work and will fuel our economic comeback.”

Are you ready to pack your bag for a quick getaway? If so, here are a few spots to consider:

1. Bay Pointe Resort on Gun Lake (Shelbyville, MI)

Deal: 20% off your entire stay

Expires: June 30, 2020

Details: “Experience the legendary hospitality and enchanting beauty of Bay Pointe. Bay Pointe includes 8 acres of resort property nestled along the south shore of beautiful Gun Lake. An enchanting backdrop for a beach-inspired lakefront inn, an upscale casual farm-to-table restaurant, a historical villa and the all new Bay Pointe Woods – you’ll find a unique venue surrounded by ten stylish cottages, water and fire features, and picturesque gardens. Please use promo code WEREBACK2020 when booking.”

For more information, check Bay Pointe’s website and Facebook page.

Shanty Creek

Lodging at Shanty Creek is one of the Pure Michigan travel deals for 2020. Photo courtesy of Brian Walters and Shanty Creek Resort.

Shanty Creeek Resort (Bellaire, MI)

Deal: Overnight lodging as low as $133 per night

Expires: June 30, 2020

Details: “For leisure travelers looking for wide open spaces for fun and relaxation, Shanty Creek provides the perfect answer with outdoor recreation for everyone. From the four award-winning golf courses and regional golf options to world-class hiking and biking at Glacial Hills Pathways and Grass River Natural Area, you’ll find many ways enjoy the great outdoors. Need more reasons to head to our neck of the woods? The nearby network of lakes and rivers that make up Northern Michigan’s Chain of Lakes offers endless activities on the water. Like mom always said— go outside and play. We make this easy to do with overnight lodging starting as low as $133 per night.”

For more information, check Shanty Creek’s website and Facebook page.

Golf near Brighton

Livingston County has plenty of golf courses to choose from when you’re on vacation.

Candlewood Suites in Brighton, in cooperation with the Livingston County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau.

Deal: Special rate for essential workers: Up to 20% off your stay

Expires: July 31, 2020

Details: “As a thank-you to those on the frontlines and those who have had to continue to go into work each day during this difficult time, Candlewood Suites in Brighton is offering a special rate for essential workers, healthcare professionals and first responders. Plan your escape to our 50,000+ acres of parks, 123 miles of trails, 184 lakes, and 20 golf courses and enjoy a relaxing stay in this new state-of-the-art hotel, just steps away from downtown Brighton.”

For more information, check the hotel’s website.

Drummond Island

The “fossil ledges” are just one of the many natural wonders found on Drummond Island.

Drummond Island Resort

Deal: Stay and Play package includes one night lodging, 18 holes of golf with cart for 2 people, plus an additional bonus for 2 rounds of golf

Expires: July 31, 2020

Details: “Drummond Island Resort is Your Up North Playground, offering four seasons of fun on 2000+ acres of woods, water, and wildlife. Golf at The Rock, relax on the shores of Lake Huron, off-road at Turtle Ridge ORV Park, and target practice at The Cedars Sporting Clays and Skeets. After a fun-filled day, enjoy authentic Smokehouse BBQ at Pins Bar, or grill and relax in our log cabin-style lodge rooms or rental cabins. Amenities include kayaks, bikes, pool, sauna, tennis, volleyball, horseshoes, weekend bonfires, fishing pier, hiking trails and Wi-Fi.”

For pricing and reservations, check the resort’s website.

Crystal Spa

One of the relaxing services offered at Crystal Mountain’s Spa in Thompsonville.

Crystal Mountain Resort (Thompsonville, MI)

Deal: Escape to Great Rates on Hot Dates. Enjoy up to 25% off all room rates on select dates all summer

Expires: Aug. 31, 2020

Details: “Summer is here, and it’s time to escape to pristine Northern Michigan. Plan your summer vacation at Crystal Mountain during select dates to get the best rates and save up to 25% off. Plus, kids 6 and under sleep FREE. Stay in some of the Midwest’s finest accommodations and find comfort in our Crystal Clean protocol and continued commitment to the health and safety for every guest and staff member. Get details and book today.”

For more details and reservations, check Crystal Mountains’ website.

The Secret Garden

Grand Hotel’s Secret Garden became a social media sensation last summer.

Grand Hotel (Mackinac Island, MI)

Deal: Simply Grand Package includes special $75 resort credit offer.

Expires: Oct. 29, 2020

Details: “Introducing a new package, the Simply Grand Getaway. Designed to help our guests with flexibility to fit their vacation preferences during this time. Includes accommodations and a $75 resort credit per room, per night to be used on property or at any of our off-site restaurants— and for all resort amenities. Without meals included, guests will have many options to choose from while enjoying the splendor of everything Grand Hotel has to offer.”

For more details and reservations, check Grand Hotel’s website here.

Sky Lanterns over Grand Rapids

Sky lanterns fill the sky in downtown Grand Rapids as part of “Lights in the Night” during ArtPrize at Ah-Nab-Awen Park in Grand Rapids, Mich., Friday, September 28, 2012. Photo by Cory Morse | MLive.AP

Experience Grand Rapids (Grand Rapids, MI)

Deal: Put your travel dreams in motion with a perks-rich hotel package. Rates starting at $89.

Expires: Dec. 31, 2020

Details: “Dream Grand today so you’ll be ready to Experience Grand Rapids tomorrow. Imagine the fun you’ll have visiting family and friends, checking out breweries and restaurants, touring zoos and museums, hiking and biking nature trails, shopping and sightseeing – then browse hotel packages that offer related perks and amenities. You can book a package now for a future travel date or bookmark the page to make a selection when you’re ready.”

For more details of this package and its perks, check here.

Mackinac Bridge

The Mackinac Bridge, connecting Michigan’s Lower and Upper Peninsulas. (Garret Ellison | MLive)

Bavarian Haus Lakefront Inn (St. Ignace, MI)

Deal: Stay two nights, get the third night free.

Expires: Dec. 31, 2020

Details: “Stay two nights at the regular rate and get the third night free. During this promotion, your free night cannot be used on a Friday or Saturday night. This offer cannot be combined with other discounts. Must book direct at 800-732-9746 only.”

For more information or to reserve a room, check the Inn’s website.

two people on an overlook with a lake in the background

Lake of the Clouds within the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park. (Photo by Lori Chapman | MLive)

Stay Safe & Social in the Western Upper Peninsula

Deal: 30% Off Your Stay! Big Spaces, Big Savings, Big Fun in the Western Upper Peninsula

Expires: Feb. 28, 2021

Details: “We practically invented social distancing in the Western U.P. Enjoy pristine waters and untouched forests, scenic vistas and wide-open spaces. The Western U.P. offers some of the finest outdoor recreation and adventure opportunities in the country. Whether biking the numerous trails, loops, or single tracks, hiking through the old-growth forest, along the shores of Lake Superior, high above the tree line, we have the ideal summer destination. Or, if your preference is paddling a calm inland lake, stream or rapid river, the Western U.P. is your place for outdoor recreation thrills.”

For more where-to-stay details and information about the region, check the Western Upper Peninsula Visitor’s Bureau website.


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