Beaver Island is the largest of the Lake Michigan islands and the only inhabited island. It can also be accessed by plane (from Charlevoix). This island has about 500 year-round residents but grows during the summer tourist season.
It does offer some charming motels, lodges and inns but they fill quickly so make reservations well in advance. There are also several cabin and home rentals available.
The one nice thing about a Beaver Island vacation is it's affordable. It may be the best kept island vacation secret in the world.
Overnight accommodations start at around $100. You can rent a lake front home for around a $1000 a week. These are much cheaper prices than the mainland and ... no hustle and bustle.
Comfortable lodging, great food, all the amenities needed for an memorable, romantic Beaver Island vacation, getaway or honeymoon.
Family owned and operated business's, many passed down for generations making sure you enjoy your stay and return year after year.
If you enjoy exploring nature, rugged wilderness camping, or hiking, then the Manitou Islands are for you. Accessible only by boat, these beautiful islands are a part of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park.
Giant cedars and amazing sand dunes (over 400 ft. high) give you unforgetable, panoramic views of Lake Michigan in all its splender.
North and south Manitou islands are beautiful but rugged. Make sure you are in good physical health if you are planning a camping trip here (did I say it's rugged).
When your near the tip of the lower peninsula there are a couple must visits.The Mackinac Bridge spans five miles of the straits and is quite an experience in itself. One of the longest expansion bridges in the world ... awesome!
Take a ferry to Mackinac Island and enjoy a great day trip or if time and money allow a truly enchanting getaway at one of the amazing B&B's or world famous Grand Hotel.
Who would have thought that Michigan could be an island vacation destination?