Why Stay at Days Inn Grand Haven? The Location is Perfect

Days Inn Grand Haven

Stay at Days Inn Grand Haven.

Days Inn Grand Haven is just minutes from sandy Lake Michigan beaches, gorgeous sunsets, downtown shopping and dining.

Accommodations include King, Queen and Double. Most rooms include microwave and refrigerator. Amenities include our heated indoor pool, whirlpool, game room and free Wi-Fi throughout. Enjoy a complimentary Daybreak continental breakfast.

Our Grand Haven hotel is just minutes from great shopping, dining and sightseeing. Picnic on the sandy shores of Lake Michigan at Grand Haven State Park, or take in the scenic views of Lake Michigan, the boardwalk, the Grand Haven pier and lighthouse.

Warm hospitality and great value make our Grand Haven hotel your perfect getaway.

Days Inn Grand Haven

1500 S Beacon Blvd.

Grand Haven, MI 49417

616-842-1999

www.daysinn.com

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Visit Frankenmuth and Bronner’s CHRISTmas Wonderland in the Summer

Bronners CHRISTmas Wonderland and Frankenmuth

Celebrate Christmas in July with a Trip to Bronners Christmas Wonderland in Frankenmuth.

Summer is a wonderful time to enjoy Frankenmuth’s great shops, restaurants, hotels, indoor waterpark, and golf course . . . and the beautiful flowers and hanging flower baskets along Frankenmuth’s main streets. Enjoy a fun get-away with your family and friends with an overnight trip or long weekend toFrankenmuth,Michigan’s Little Bavaria.

Frankenmuth has many unique shops including Bronner’s CHRISTmas Wonderland, the world’s largest Christmas store. The sights, sounds, and spirit of Christmas completely surround you at Bronner’s amazing store, which is the size of 1-1/2 football fields. It’s overflowing with 50,000 trims and gifts including thousands of ornaments, lights and so much more. If you love Christmas, you’ll love Bronner’s. You might even find yourself singing along to the Christmas carols. At Bronner’s, it’s always the season to be jolly!

Zehnder’s Splash Village Hotel and Waterpark features a 30,000 sq. ft. indoor waterpark with two 4-story tube slides, body slide, lazy river, giant dumping bucket, and toddler pool all surrounded by a whimsical theme of enchanted elves. The hotel features 146 deluxe accommodations including 74 suites, Elf Hollow Café for family dining and a video arcade.

Enjoy a relaxing dinner at Zehnder’s restaurant featuring their famous all-you-can-eat chicken dinners, seafood, and steaks. Be sure to visit Zehnder’s Marketplace where you’ll find delicious baked goods and gifts for all ages.

Frankenmuth is located 90 miles north ofDetroit–exit 136 off I-75. For more information, visit these websites:

  • www.bronners.com for online shopping and Bronner’s information, or call 800-ALL-YEAR
  • www.zehnders.com or call 800-863-7999 for Zehnder’s reservations or information

www.frankenmuth.org or call 800-FUN-TOWN for Frankenmuth information

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Stay at The Weathervane Inn, Visit the Lakefront Community of Montague

Weathervane Inn

The Weathervane Inn

Located in the lakefront community of Montague, Weathervane Inn is a beautiful lake front hotel with stunning views of White Lake. Choose from one of our 23 contemporary designed guest rooms that include Jacuzzi tub, fireplace, balcony, wireless internet, in-room movies and more. As you stroll outside, you can enjoy the sunset on our Gazebo

We are located right next to the Hart – Montague bike trail, which has over 22 miles of paved riding. We are the perfect location to enjoy all that White Lake has to offer. We are close to many golf courses, including White Lake Golf Club, Stonegate Golf Club and Old Channel Trail. If you just want to take a relaxing walk, you will enjoy the quaint downtowns of both Montague and Whitehall.

We offer a picturesque peninsula, perfect for weddings and our sunsets make it a great romantic weekend getaway.

The Weathervane Inn
4527 Dowling St
Montague, MI 49437
1-877-893-8931

www.theweathervaneinn.net  

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Family reunions can be a lot of fun. You get to see family members you may not have seen for a couple of years. Perhaps, there are ‘new’ family members you haven’t met. The good news is there are plenty of family reunion locations throughout the U.S. The possibilities are endless!

It’s important to make arrangements early and find a place that works for everyone. This is a good way to prevent family feuds! If you wait too long to plan your family reunion, your favorite hotel or resort could be booked solid. Also, family members may not be able to attend due to previous travel plans.

How to Plan a Family Reunion, Cut Costs, and Have a Good Time

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Book Your Family Reunion Locations Early! Photo credit: Stock exchange-Sign-Helen Bobis

Book early

Beach family reunion locations are popular. The most popular beach vacation destination is Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. If you have your heart set on having your family reunion in SC then you better book your location early. Otherwise, the entire family will be left out in the cold.

Tie your family reunion to an important date

If grandma and grandpa are celebrating 65 years of marriage, celebrate their special day at the family reunion. Building your family reunion around a holiday could be tricky. Big holiday’s like Memorial Day and the Fourth of July are during the travel ‘high season.’ You may not be able to find accommodations or someone may not be able to attend.

Hold your family reunion in the off-season

It may be cost effective to hold your family reunion in the off-season. Family reunion locations such as Florida, North and South Carolina, Georgia, and other popular destinations can be expensive during the ‘high season’ which is usually during the summer. Some family members may not be able to afford to attend. Take this into consideration when planning your family reunion. Holding in the off-season could work for everyone.

Meet at a family member’s home

Holding your family reunion at a family member’s home is another way to cut costs. Perhaps, a family member with five or more acres of land will be willing to host the family reunion. Everyone can bring something, a hot meal, desert, or soft drinks. Of course, cash would probably be accepted too!

Decide on the size of your family reunion

Your family reunion doesn’t have to be large. A small and intimate family reunion could be more inviting. First-time family reunion planners may want to plan a smaller affair. You’ll get a sense of what it’s like to plan reunion.

Raise money for your family reunion 

Send out an email blast and ask family members to have garage sales, silent auctions, raffles, car washes, rummage sales, etc. to raise money for your family reunion.

Plan cost-effective family activities

Ask family members what they like to do. Ask family members what their kids like to do. You can’t please everyone. But you can plan activities ahead of time to keep people entertained. Ideas are:

  • Renting a karaoke machine.
  • Set up a sound system outside (if you’re holding at your home).
  • Booking golf outing.
  • Swimming
  • Hiking
  • Going to the park.
  • Renting a ‘bouncy castle’ or other inflatable rentals.

Now you know how to plan a family reunion, cut costs, and have a good time! Keep the lines of communication open. Correspond via email or Facebook. Keep in mind that everyone may not have a computer or Facebook page. Contact family members when you have the date, time, and location settled. Keep family up-to-date with the latest information. Happy planning!

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Are You an Adventure Traveler? Stay at Rock Harbor Lodge

Rock Harbor Lodge Adventure Traveler

Rock Harbor Lodge - The Perfect Place for the Adventure Traveler

Isle Royale National Park, an island wilderness in northwest Lake Superior, is only accessible by seaplane or boat. Rock Harbor Lodge provides the only lodging in the Park (housekeeping cabins, several newly-renovated lakefront lodge rooms, full service restaurant/ grill onsite.)

For the adventure traveler, naturalist, outdoor enthusiast, avid fisherman and hiker, Isle Royale provides a dramatic escape from the fast pace of everyday life. There are no roads or cars on the island. Enjoy165 miles of hiking trails and spectacular views of Lake Superior plus sightseeing tours of historic lighthouses and abandoned copper mines. There’s 16 hours of summer daylight, thus extended recreational time. Plus, summer visitors may experience the magic of the Aurora Borealis! Ferries run seasonally from Grand Portage, MN, Houghton and Copper Harbor, MI. A seaplane operates from Houghton, MI. Open Memorial Day through Labor Day only. Room / ferryboat packages available. Birding and kayak ecotours available. Groups welcome.

Rock Harbor Lodge
866-644-2003
www.rockharborlodge.com

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EnJOY Making Christmas Memories in Frankenmuth !

Christmas time . . . it’s a wonderful time of year to feel the warm holiday welcome of Frankenmuth, Michigan’s Little Bavaria. Come and enjoy the Christmas cheer and shimmering decorations overflowing throughout Frankenmuth.

The joy of Christmas is celebrated all year long at Bronner’s Christmas Wonderland, the world’s largest Christmas store! If you love Christmas, you’ll love Bronner’s. The sights, sounds, and spirit of Christmas completely surround you. Bronner’s incredible store is the size of 1-1/2 football fields. There are over 50,000 trims and gifts including thousands of ornaments, lights, Christmas trees and so much more. You can easily spend a few hours or more, and you might even find yourself singing along to the Christmas carols. You can also shop online at www.bronners.com.

Enjoy a relaxing dinner at Zehnder’s restaurant featuring their famous all-you-can-eat chicken dinners, seafood, and steaks. Be sure to visit Zehnder’s Marketplace where you’ll find delicious baked goods, holiday goodies, and gifts for all ages.

Zehnder’s Splash Village Hotel and Waterpark features a 30,000 sq. ft. indoor waterpark with two 4-story tube slides, body slide, lazy river, giant dumping bucket, and toddler pool all surrounded by a whimsical theme of enchanted elves. The hotel features 146 deluxe accommodations including 74 suites, Elf Hollow Café for family dining, and a video arcade.

Prepare for fun and enjoy making Christmas memories in Frankenmuth where there’s an endless supply of holiday spirit!

Frankenmuth is located 90 miles north of Detroit – exit 136 off I-75. For more information, visit these websites:

  • www.bronners.com for online shopping or Bronner’s information, or 800-ALL-YEAR
  • www.zehnders.com or 800-863-7999 for Zehnder’s reservations or information

www.frankenmuth.org or 800-FUN-TOWN for Frankenmuth information

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If the state of Michigan isn’t on your list of family vacation destination possibilities, it should be… here’s why.

Recently, the highly respected National Council of State Tourism Directors (NCSTD) handed out its prestigious 2007 Mercury Awards to tourism offices from across America and her five territories. Not only did Michigan’s tourism team win for best Television Broadcasting, it also snagged the title of Best Overall Program.

But what do these types of honors mean for your Michigan family vacation? Plenty!

This type of national recognition carries with it a commitment to continue the tradition of excellence that has won so many kudos. Consequently, any traveler to one of the many Michigan hotels is likely to be treated as if he or she were royalty.

Additionally, any locale providing Michigan lodging is going to be well aware that this kind of honor is special and can correspond to strong amounts of tourism. Thus, extra measures will be put in place to ensure that every guest wants to return for a second look at the state that’s so often compared to a “glove” or “mitten”.

Still not quite convinced that a Michigan family vacation has what you need?

Then consider the following quick facts about MI (courtesy of the researchers at www.50states.com):

- The University of Michigan was established in 1817, which makes it the first official university in the states.

- Michigan State University (founded in 1855) is the largest university in the state.

- The Mackinac Bridge spans 5 miles and connects the upper and lower Michigan peninsulas. (Mike Rowe, host of the hugely successful television show “Dirty Jobs“, had the opportunity to repaint the suspension cables on a particularly interesting episode.)

- Thanks to Kellogg’s, Battle Creek is known as the “Cereal Capital of the World.” (Go, corn flakes!)

- Michigan’s freshwater shoreline is the longest anywhere on the globe.

So what are you waiting for?

Stop by GuestQuest today and check out the Michigan family vacation hotspots just waiting for you and your loved ones!

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