Pinestead Reef Resort
Located in cherry capital Traverse City, these four-star rooms offer access to 250yd (229m) of private and pristine sandy beach along Lake Michigan. This laid-back, beachfront resort includes access to a steamy sauna and relaxing hot tub, as well as BBQ facilities and big lake views – perfect for a lazy day by the water grilling a feast. For active travelers, jet skis and boats are also available to rent to explore the lake in style. The family-friendly rooms feature full kitchens and separate living and bedroom areas, and many also offer balconies – or direct access to the beach. Given the resort’s proximity to nature, it’s also well suited for outdoor enthusiasts looking to enjoy the hikes and nature trails of Traverse City State Park.