First Time Guest Guide

The pleasure of a great vacation begins well before your arrival. Our concierge welcomes the opportunity to ensure this experience for you. They are available to provide guidance and planning assistance prior to and throughout your stay in Bay Harbor and the Petoskey area.

The following are a few common questions and tips for getting the most of your first visit to The Inn at Bay Harbor.

What to Do

Plan as much or as little as you need to fill your time.

Activities include snowboarding,
skiing, and skating in the winter, to sailing, swimming, and world-class golf courses, boating in the summertime. Year round we offer fine dining, a luxurious spa, shopping, nightlife, and million dollar sunsets. Contact our concierge for your guide to the best of activities and relaxation here at The Inn at Bay Harbor to make your northern Michigan vacation the unforgettable.

What Not to Miss

Be sure not to miss million dollar sunsets overlooking Little Traverse Bay. Enjoy breakfast at Sagamore's and indulge and unwind at Vintage Chophouse l Wine Bar with a classic cocktail and meal to remember. Make the most of your lakeside retreat and enjoy the Cabana Bar where you can spend the entire day at the beach and want for nothing. Treat yourself to a relaxing spa treatment or salon service at the The Spa. If you're a golfer, play the spectacular Bay Harbor Golf Club and Crooked Tree Golf Club courses where lush fairways offer spectacular lake vistas.

What to Wear

Northern Michigan is a casual, active place, so dress comfortably for the many activities. We invite you to dress up for dinner or cocktails.

What to Bring

Your should bring your camera, journal, and a good book. Maybe your golf clubs or in the winter your skis or snowboard equipment.

We'll provide a fluffy robe and slippers you can use here, all the trail maps, sightseeing info, dining guides, shopping, and golf information you can use, and a spectacular, memorable setting for your vacation in the Peotskey area.

When to Plan a Visit

It's always wonderful up here, come as often as you can. But, you might want to check out the calendar of events to time your visit at a quiet time or during a special event! Also, check out our packages and special offers.

What Should be Setup in Advance?

Our concierge can schedule golf lessons, tee times, ski lessons, spa services, or restaurant reservations. However, we also can accommodate same-day bookings for many activities including boat slip reservations at the Bay Harbor marina.

How to Get Here

Please visit our how to get here page.