Things To Do

From beaches, boating, biking and golf during the spring, summer and fall to cross country and alpine skiing in the winter-and spa days, shopping and fine dining all year round-there's always plenty to do during your visit to the Inn. Whether you choose to wander off the beaten path, spend your time exploring the trails, golf courses, waterfront and amenities on the Inn property, or strike out to explore the greater Petoskey region, we're here to help you find the perfect mix of activities to make the most of your stay.

Contact our Concierge Service to create your ultimate Inn at Bay Harbor experience.


Welcome to America's Summer Golf Capital! With the world-class Bay Harbor Golf Club, designed by Arthur Hills, and its awe-inspiring views along seven miles of Lake Michigan coastline just down the road prepare yourself for an unforgettable round of golf. Nearby Crooked Tree Golf Club also offers lofty views of Lake Michigan and Bay Harbor. This classic course incorporates old stands of northern Michigan hardwoods, sweeping fields and abundant natural wonders. 

Village at Bay Harbor

Just steps away from the Inn at Bay Harbor you will discover the Village at Bay Harbor. A charming shopping district with boutique clothing stores, home décor, salon, and several exciting restaurants. Walking through the Village you are sure to notice Bay Harbor Lake and its marina, stroll along the docks admiring some of the finest watercrafts in the world. 


Nestled along Little Traverse Bay and is steeped in history and scenic beauty lies Petoskey. Victorian architecture and the historic Gaslight Shopping District have held a magnetic appeal to visitors for generations. Discover one-of-a-kind shopping and dining options that are sure to please everyone in your party. 


Immerse yourself in the luxury of The Spa at the Inn at Bay Harbor. Offering a full range of spa services, from facials, body treatments, and massage, to a full service salon and nail room, The Spa has you covered from head to toe. Experience the bliss of rejuvenating visit to The Spa. 

Beach & Pool

The Inn at Bay Harbor is on the shore of Lake Michigan's Little Traverse Bay.  In the summer, cool off with a hop and a splash into Little Traverse Bay from the beach in front of Inn at Bay Harbor. Also you can sunbathe in our covered beach chairs, take a dip in our outdoor pool, or soak in one of our outdoor hot tubs. 


Centrally located to Boyne City, Harbor Springs, and Petoskey, these towns offer art fairs, unique shops, and local color. Boyne City has wide array of unique shopping with views of the water. Harbor Springs boast many art galleries and designer clothing shops in a quaint setting. Petoskey has the renowned Gas Light District, famous for the variety of clothing, jewelry, book, and toy stores.

Skiing & Snowboarding

One of the Inn at Bay Harbor's greatest assets is its proximity to Boyne Highlands Resort and Boyne Mountain Resort. With a combined trail count of more than 115 runs and a wide variety of terrain parks for skiers and snowboarders of all ages and abilities, these resorts have earned their place as Michigan's finest skiing and snowboarding resorts. Guests of the Inn at Bay Harbor also have their own private ski suite at Boyne Mountain Resort an amenity you will definitely want to take advantage of!


The Inn at Bay Harbor provides easy access to one of the most scenic biking paths along Lake Michigan. Little Traverse Wheelway offers comfortable biking and rewards you with panoramic views of Lake Michigan. With roadside parks and a comfort stops along the way you could bike west takes to the scenic town of Charlevoix (14 miles) while travelling east brings you downtown Petoskey (three miles) and Harbor Springs (12 miles). Bike Rentals are available. 

Wine Tours

Northern Michigan's reputation as one of the great wine producing regions in the country is growing. Discover how the fresh lake breezes from Little Traverse Bay create ideal conditions for vineyards to flourish. Wine tours are a fun way to take in the beauty of the area while sampling new, international award-wining wines. Contact the Concierge to learn more and schedule a tour.


The Inn is also situated at the heart of the Midwest's "Golden Triangle" of fly fishing.  Not only does northern Michigan offer amazing access to miles of pristine blue-ribbon trout streams, but this is also the land of legends.  Hemingway spent his summers here. Trout Unlimited was formed on the Au Sable. Leonard Halladay created the Adams fly down the Boardman. We are at the heart of it all. Ready to go? Our very own Boyne Outfitters will have you out on the sream in no time.

Resort Activities

One of the best parts of being on vacation is reconnecting with your loved ones. Gather your friends and family together and enjoy a spirited game of croquet or bocce ball on our lakeside lawn. Or challenge someone to a game of chess or checkers on our life-sized chess board! Of course sometimes you just want to do nothing and we encourage that too, find a hammock or cabana and your favorite book and let time stand still.  Contact the Concierge to learn more about the Inn's resort activities.