Waterfront stays, golf specials: Pure Michigan’s May travel deals

Warm-weather vacation season seems to be off to an early start this year in Michigan. Whether you’re planning a week-long getaway or just a quick overnight adventure, our friends at Pure Michigan have put together some travel deals for May. Some are available for this month only, while others offer savings into the fall. The specials range from island stays to golf deals to a digital passport with perks for wine lovers.

Check out some of these great deals for May travel:

#1 Trout Creek Condo Resort vacation rentals in Harbor Springs, Petoskey area.

Deal: Patriot’s Memorial Weekend Package has 25% discount on lodging, 3-night minimum

Valid Through: May 27-May 30,2022

Details: “Kick off your summer with a vacation Up North to Trout Creek Condos. Save 25% on lodging and enjoy local parades and activities. Onsite pools, hot tubs, hiking trails, tennis and pickleball. Only 30 minutes to the ferry to take you to Mackinac Island. Centrally located between Harbor Springs, Petoskey and Mackinac. Close to Lake Michigan beaches, championship golf courses, bike trails and birding.” For more information, check here.

Drummond Island

Drummond Island’s ORV and ATV trails are among the most scenic and rugged in the entire state.

#2 Drummond Island Resort

Deal: Spring-Into-Summer Shooting Package. Enjoy 10% off lodging plus one free round of either paintball or clays/skeet for each registered guest.

exhale: May 31, 2022.

Details: “Bridge the seasons and get an early start on summer by booking a Shooting Package at Drummond Island Resort. Package features a 10% lodging discount, plus one shooting outing for each registered guest. Choose a lively game of paintball on our 10-acre course or shoot clays and skeet at The Cedars.” For more information, check here.

Shady Lane Cellars

Shady Lane Cellars between Traverse City and Suttons Bay. Photo provided by Beryl Striewski and Shady Lane Cellars.

#3 Get the Traverse City Uncorked Savings Passport

Deal: Find your perfect pairing on the Traverse Wine Coast and enjoy savings along the way.

exhale: May 31, 2022

Details: “Traverse City Uncorked is back! For an event that goes by the name “Uncorked,” it’s no surprise that one of the prizes for participating is a corkscrew. This is just a token to remember your Traverse Wine Coast experience. The real prize is taking a few days away in May to sample the wines of the region. Download the free passport to take a self-guided wine tour, track your winery visits, get discounts, check-in to hotels and win prizes.” For more details about the Uncorked savings, check here.

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Soo Locks

The US Army Corps of Engineers is opening the Soo Locks visitors center in Canal Park at 10 am on May 8.US Army Corps of Engineers

#4 Spring Deals in Sault Ste. marie

Deal: Budget Host Crestview Inn in Sault Ste. Marie, MI: Stay two consecutive nights and get the third night FREE for booking dates May 1-June 5. Other area hotels also have listed specials.

exhale: June 5, 2022

Details: “Start your 2022 vacation season off with a stay in scenic Sault Ste. Marie. Spring is a time to unwind and recharge ahead of a busy summer. From hiking trails to watching 1,000-foot freighters transit through the Soo Locks, Sault Ste. Marie has it all. The Soo offers peace of mind and unbeatable experiences. Book your stay in the Soo today and enjoy a spring getaway.” For more details on this offer, check here.

Nichols Arboretum

Peonies bloom at Nichols Arboretum in Ann Arbor on Wednesday, May 19, 2021.Jacob Hamilton | The Ann Arbor News

#5 Ann Arbor

Deal: Peonies and Deals are Blooming in Ann Arbor. Save 15-50% off regular rates.

exhale: June 15, 2022

Details: “May and June bring colorful blooms to Ann Arbor, the perfect time to visit! Don’t miss one of the world’s best collections of peonies, with over 10,000 flowers. Search our hotel specials to find the perfect accommodations for your trip. While in town, enjoy our food scene, with over 400 restaurants to choose from. Explore our walkable down districts, while taking in the public art around nearly every corner. Start planning your getaway now.” For more details on these savings, check here.

Frankenmuth's Bavarian Lodge

A view of the Bavarian Inn Lodge in Frankenmuth on Friday, July 31, 2020. (Kaytie Boomer | MLive.com)Kaytie Boomer | MLive.com

#6 Bavarian Inn Lodge of Frankenmuth

Deal: Rooms starting at just $169 Sunday-Thursday in May, and $189 Sunday-Thursday in June.

Valid: Specific dates now through June 30, 2022.

Details: “Springtime is a great time to experience Pure Michigan in Frankenmuth! Plan your visit now and enjoy family fun at the Bavarian Inn Lodge with two water slides, four pools, over 160 video games, indoor mini golf course and a special offer for you! Enjoy a one night stay in a standard room with two double beds, a special Root Beer Package in your room, and four rounds of mini golf in the family fun center. All starting at just $169 Sunday-Thursday in May, and $189 Sunday-Thursday in June (plus tax). This offer is for a limited number of rooms now through June 30, 2022, on a first come, first serve basis. There are some date exclusions.” For more information on this deal, check here.

Keweenaw Peninsula

Robust broadband helps make it easy to work remotely on the Keweenaw Peninsula.

#7 Fresh Coast Cabins on Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula

Deal: Save $50 on cabin rentals now through June with Promo Code ‘SuperiorStay’.

exhale: June 30, 2022

Details: “There are places that feed your soul. That clear your mind. That bring you back to what is really important. Lake Superior has that kind of power over most anyone who visits but especially those who stay at Fresh Coast Cabins. Experience the majestic beauty of the Lake while exploring the Keweenaw. Book any cabin during the month of June and receive $50 off when you use Promo Code ‘SuperiorStay’.” For more information on this deal, check here.

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grand hotel

Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island is known as “America’s Summer Playground.” Photo provided by Grand Hotel.

#8 Mackinac Island’s Grand Hotel: 135th Birthday Offer

Deal: Celebrate the hotel’s 135th anniversary every month with a $135 dining credit, breakfast, dinner & more.

exhale: July 31, 2022

Details: “You’re invited to be part of the celebration in July for Grand Hotel’s 135th anniversary! The iconic luxury hotel opened July 10, 1887. Getaway with family and friends and explore the best that Mackinac Island summer has to offer. Enjoy breakfast and dinner daily, $135 food and beverage credit, complimentary room upgrade (based on availability), 10% discount at Grand Hotel shops and more. We look forward to celebrating Grand Hotel’s 135th birthday with you!” For more information on this offer, check here.

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Bicycle Street Inn & Suites

Bicycle Street Inn & Suites on Mackinac Island’s Main Street. Photo provided by Bicycle Street Inn.

#9 Mackinac Island’s Bicycle Street Inn & Suites

Deal: Book in advance and save 20%

Available: Select dates in May and October

Details: “Get your vacation planning set with our Plan Early, Save More offer for your getaway in May and October. Enjoy 20% off room rates when you book 10 days or more in advance. Discount is applied on available dates; promo code is not required. Offer is pre-paid and non-refundable.” For more details, check here.

#10 Crystal Mountain resort in Thompsonville

Deal: Crystal 18 deal: Play 18 holes + use our range/practice facility. Stay the night starting at $104 per person per night.

exhale: Oct. 31, 2022

Details: “Great golf, great value: Play either of our two 18-hole championship courses – both rated ★★★★ by golf digestion The Mountain Ridge is the longtime home of the Women’s Michigan Open and a quintessential Up North Michigan golf course. The Betsie Valley course, renovated in 2021, is now more scenic and playable than ever. Package includes 18 holes with shared cart, per adult, per night; unlimited use of the practice center and nightly lodging.” For more information, check here.

The Mines golf

A look down the No. 6 hole at The Mines in Grand Rapids. (Courtesy of the Mines)

#11 Grand Rapids – Grand Golf Getaway

Deal: Stay & play the area’s best courses with a hotel-golf package.

exhale: Nov. 1

Details: “Grand Rapids boasts some of Michigan’s finest golf courses–and six of the best are participating in a special stay & play deal this summer. Check in to the Country Inn & Suites East Hotel for one or two nights and play up to 54 holes at Pilgrim’s Run (Golf Advisor’s top Michigan course), Ravines (an Arnold Palmer design), The Mines (built atop historic gypsum mines) and more. After a day on the links, relax at one of the city’s 40+ breweries.” For more information, check here.

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