About Inn at Bay Harbor - A Renaissance Golf Resort
Set along five miles of shoreline on Lake Michigan's Little Traverse Bay, the Inn at Bay Harbor - A Renaissance Golf Resort offers a romantic and relaxed elegance. The inn's Victorian-style design and gracious hospitality recall turn-of-the-century inns of northern Michigan. Awarded accolades such as one of Travel + Leisure's "Top 500 World's Best Hotels," the property features an award-winning restaurant, a seasonal outdoor swimming pool overlooking Lake Michigan, 134 guest rooms and suites, and ample meeting and event venues. After hitting the links at one of the four championship golf courses on-site, guests can head to the full-service spa and salon. Nearly 20 miles of hiking and bike paths run adjacent to the property, and guests have access to nearby sailing and swimming in the summer and skiing and snowboarding in the winter.
Services View Treatments Menu
With its serene lakeshore location and a spa menu focusing on natural treatments and therapies, the Spa at the Inn at Bay Harbor has created what it calls "simple relaxation." There are seven treatment rooms in the 7,000-square-foot spa, including a private couple's suite and a nail suite, in addition to a spa boutique, fitness center, and café. Offerings include manicures and pedicures, massage, facials, waxing services, and body treatments such as wraps, bronzing, and exfoliation. The full-service salon provides hair services for men, women, and children. During the summer months, spa goers can head to the beach and lakeside grounds, where they can take a dip in the outdoor pool or lounge on hammocks.
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Fitness & Activities
Pilates with Mat
Eyebrow and Lash Tinting
Hair Styling and Care
Inn at Bay Harbor - A Renaissance Golf Resort
Excellent service, calm atmosphereBy Sarah B | March 4, 2012
July 2009By JC0609 | August 26, 2009
Location & Hours
Inn at Bay Harbor - A Renaissance Golf Resort3600 Village Harbor Drive
Bay Harbor, MI 49770
- The Pellston Regional Airport is 30 minutes away by car, while Cherry Capital Airport, located in Traverse City, Michigan, is 90 minutes away by car.
- Minimum age for spa guests: 16. Teens are welcome in the salon.
- The region experiences warm summers and cold winters, with plenty of lake-effect snow. Average high temperatures in July, the hottest month, reach about 80⁰ F (27⁰ C), while annual high temps in January are around 29⁰ F (-2⁰ C).
Facilities & Amenities
A golfer's dream, three Arthur Hills-designed courses as well as one Harry Bowers course are on site, comprising 45 holes, and guests can tee off on courses at the inn's sister resort, just 30 miles away. A fitness facility is available for guest use, and Pilates classes are held on the lawn overlooking the Little Traverse Bay during the summer. Guests also can retreat to the beach or opt for a dip in the outdoor heated swimming pool while soaking in bay views. Family-fun activities include croquet and chess on a giant board in the lakeside courtyard.
Guests venturing off-site will enjoy the stroll to the Village at Bay Harbor, full of boutiques and restaurants; Bay Harbor and the Gas Light District in Petoskey, a mere five minutes away, also offer great shopping. The surrounding area provides opportunities to fly fish, hike, horseback ride, kayak, sail, and water ski. Winter activities such as skiing, snowboarding, and snowmobiling are available at Boyne Mountain Resort and Boyne Highlands Resort, a 15-minute drive from the inn.
Rooms & Dining
The inn houses 134 guest rooms that include 84 one-, two- and three-bedroom suites. Many rooms come equipped with fireplaces and balconies that make the most of lake views; some also feature full kitchens. All guest rooms have high-speed Internet. Additional lodging options include two- and three-bedroom Lakeside Cottages, adjacent to the inn, and the nearby Cottages at Crooked Tree, cliff-side accommodations offering impressive views of Lake Michigan and the Crooked Tree Golf Club.
Guests can enjoy a contemporary gourmet meal in a sophisticated setting at Sagamore's, the inn's fine dining restaurant. Its crimson booths, white woodwork, framed photographs of Victorian ships, and French doors offer an elegant ambience. A limited spa menu is also available. The Inn Café serves snacks and light fare, as well as special treats like homemade ice cream. Casual fare and tropical beverages can be found at the Cabana Bar, while the South American Grille and Wine Bar, furnished with leather and mahogany, fosters a cozy, stylish atmosphere for cocktails and conversation.