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The price per night in Bay View starts at $120.
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About Bay View
Bay View is an unincorporated township on the coast of Lake Michigan just north of Petoskey, MI. Originally, Bay View was formed as a part of the Methodist Camp Meeting movement and then later became part of the Chautauqua movement.
Things to Do in Bay View
Bay View is just a beautiful place to getaway to for a fun and relaxing trip! Bring your own or rent a bike and ride the trails in Little Traverse Wheelway, which connect all the way to Harbor Springs! Maybe bring your clubs and play a round at the Petoskey-Bay View Country Club. Enjoy Lake Michigan and feel the lake air on your face. Also the Mackinaw Trail Winery is an extremely friendly winery with an amazing tour! When it comes to places to eat, we’ve got you covered! Try any or all of these great places: Bob-In Again, 1911 Restaurant (located in Terrace Inn), Palette Bistro, The Side Door Saloon, Petoskey Brewing, or Spicy Bob’s Italian Express.
Day Trips from Bay View
Heading south on Highway-31 along the shores of Lake Michigan makes for a picturesque drive to Traverse City. This coastal city is definitely a bit larger but still maintains an amazing lake resort community. There are all kinds of shops and restaurants to be discovered here! You can easily spend a day just walking around looking at everything. It will take about 1.5hours to drive here so plan your day accordingly. If you don’t want to go quite as far then consider heading north about 15 minutes to Harbor Springs. There is definitely some great shopping here! If, however, you really want to go on an adventure then drive less than an hour north to Mackinaw City. This is not the final stop though! Get on a ferry and get off at Mackinac Island where you will be transported back in time to an era before the invention of the car. You can ride bicycles, walk or take a carriage, but there is no driving here! Eat the fudge and check out the different shops. If you plan accordingly and you’re on the island in July then you might just get to see one of the two sailboat races to Mackinac Island.
Bay View Accommodations
When thinking about where you want to stay during your visit, be sure to check out our website for some stellar rental properties! Why stay in a hotel when you can feel at home on vacation? Nevertheless, if you set on staying in a hotel, consider booking at one of these in the area: Stafford’s Bay View Inn, Terrace Inn, Inn at Bay Harbor (Petoskey), The Apple Tree Inn (Petoskey), or Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Petoskey.
Transportation in Bay View
Your best bet for getting to Bay View and around town is by car. It is by far the easiest mode of transportation. There are a few taxi options and the possibility of chartering a bus service through Indian Trails Bus Company. If you are getting to Bay View by car, you can always bring your bicycle to get around town in a low cost and green way.
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