Petoskey, Mich. is full of Old World charm and country inns overlooking Lake Michigan’s Little Traverse Bay, making it feel like a little slice of New England. Combine lift and lodging packages that include staying at two beautiful old country inns with skiing and riding at three of the region’s top winter resorts, and you have the makings for a romantic winter getaway; especially with Valentine’s weekend just around the corner.      


Stafford's Bay View Inn and the Bay View Terrace Inn 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 [R73R, Boyne Mountain Resort], [R72R, Boyne Highlands] or [R301R, Nubs Nob Ski Area], all within minutes of the lodging locations.


The Bay View Terrace Inn has weekend packages starting from $349, which include two night’s lodging, based on double occupancy. It includes one lift ticket per person that’s good at either the Mountain or Highlands, and dinner one evening off the Inn’s Signature Menu. 


Stafford’s Bay View Inn offers two-night packages that start from $275 midweek and $299 weekends. The package is for two people and includes a Country Inn breakfast each morning. Also included are two lift tickets for one day of skiing or riding at at your choice of the Highlands or Nubs Nob. Saturday evenings include a horse-drawn sleigh ride through the historic Bay View community, weather permitting.      


The Stafford was built in 1886 and the Terrace Inn in 1911 and both have enchanted visitors for a century or more. Superb dining and the charm and hospitality, combined with unparalleled service, make for a memorable stay at either location.


It's hard to imagine a more romantic Heartland getaway if you like combining a little romance with your snow sports.