Winter brings low rates for Traverse City lodging—not to mention one of the best snowfalls in years. So grab your skis, your snowshoes or your snowmobile and head Up North. Three sweet spots are ready to give you a deal:
Stay two nights with Up North Vacation Rentals in January and get the third night free. Choose from rental homes, cottages and homes of all sizes in the Traverse City region. Some pet-friendly options are available. Mention this feature when booking via phone to receive deal. Subject to availability. 800-901-8922, visitupnorth.com.
The Cherry Tree Inn & Suites is offering a sweet snowmobile package now until the snow melts. For $255 and up, a couple can get one night lodging at the Cherry Tree, a double-seater snowmobile rental from Blue Sky Rentals, a free movie rental, popcorn, trail map and deluxe breakfast. (2010 update: snowmobile prices vary, please call for package pricing.) Not a snowmobiler? Ask about the inn's great rates for lodging packages that include X-C skiing or snowshoeing at Traverse City's Timber Ridge Resort, downhilling at Shanty Creek or playing the new Turtle Creek Casino and Hotel. 800-439-3093, cherrytreecondohotel.com.
The winery and vineyard perched between the east and west arms of Traverse City's Grand Traverse Bay boasts one of the prettiest inns on Old Mission Peninsula, and it's offering a free midweek night stay when you buy one night of lodging midweek in January or February. Want more incentive? Chateau Chantal offers wine tasting and cooking classes on site. (Offer valid for Sunday night through Wednesday night check-ins only). 231-223-4110, chateauchantal.com.