Petoskey, Mich., has often been called "the Nantucket of the Midwest." It's almost like a little slice of New England with Old World charm, country inns, and overlooking Lake Michigan's Little Traverse Bay,.
Stafford's Bay View Inn and the Perry Hotel offer guests the grace and romance of a bygone era, set against exquisite views of the bay and village. Both are offering packages available through February, with lift ticket choices for either nearby Boyne Highlands or Nubs Nob, within minutes of the lodging locations.
Stafford's Perry Hotel has midweek packages starting from $179, which include a night's lodging for two, breakfast and two lift tickets, based on double occupancy. Weekend packages for two starts from $219 for a night's lodging, lift tickets and breakfast.
Stafford's Bay View Inn offers two night packages that start from $275 midweek and $299 weekends. Both packages are for two people and include a Country Inn breakfast each morning. The packages include two lift tickets for one day of skiing or riding at your choice of either ski area. Saturday evenings include a horse drawn sleigh ride through the historic Bay View community, weather permitting.
Combine lift and lodging packages that include staying at two beautiful old country inns with skiing and riding at two of the region's top winter resorts, and you have the makings for a romantic winter getaway.
The Bay View Inn was built in 1886 and the Perry Hotel was built in 1899, and both have welcomed visitors for well over a century. Superb dining and the charm and hospitality, combined with unparalleled service, make for a memorable stay at either location.
I can't think of a more romantic Heartland getaway if you like combining a little romance with your snow sports.