Situated on the Leelanau Peninsula in a perfect location for exploring Michigan’s beautiful wine country and the famous Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, the Wild Cherry Resort is undoubtedly one of the best placed glamping sites in the state. Though Wild Cherry is home to mostly RV sites, it has both yurts and rustic cabins for all the comforts of high end glamping. It also has over 20 wineries within 10 miles – what more could you ask for?
8563, E Horn Rd, Lake Leelanau, MI, USA +1 231 271 5550
When staying in the “cherry capital of the world,” where better to stay than on an orchard? Rocky Top Farms has long been famous for its cherry butter, sold alongside preserves, chutneys and a wide variety of fruits, but it recently launched glamping in the form of a cabin, boho tent, yurt and even a treehouse. Each can be booked through Airbnb.
11486 Essex Rd, Ellsworth, MI, USA +1 231 599 2251
Tucked away as far north in the Upper Peninsula as you can go, Mount Bohemia is primarily a ski resort famous for some of the best skiing in the Midwest, but it also has a number of sweet glamping options. Whether you want to stay lakeside or trailside, there are several types of cabins available, as well as yurts. If skiing isn’t your thing, they also specialise in hiking, kayaking, fishing and yoga.
6532 Gay Lac La Belle Rd, Mohawk, MI, USA +1 906 289 4105
Back on the Upper Peninsula, Paddler’s Village is a modern campground located in a town called Christmas, which sits on the coast of Lake Superior. Alongside the obvious water sports available on the lake and a popular sunset dinner cruise, their glamping options include platform tents with a bed, sofa and deck, and yurts, which come fully kitted out with a small refrigerator, electricity, Wi-Fi and a skylight dome overhead.
Scrooge’s Alley, Munising, MI, USA +1 906 387 1695
Not a glamping site per se as it’s only a single yurt, but if you want all the amenities of a luxurious apartment then this Airbnb on the edge of Ann Arbor may be for you. The Living Heart Yurt features a deluxe queen bed, a hot water shower, Wi-Fi, a wood stove and a sky dome so you can see the stars at night, all set in several acres of land just a few miles from the attractions of downtown Ann Arbor.
Search for glamping sites in Michigan and the predominant name you will find is Bella Solviva, a glamping eco-resort that was launched in 2015, only it wasn’t. The people behind the resort, Brad and Sandy Carlson, have taken reservations and deposits from customers for more than two years despite the resort not opening or construction even starting. The Better Business Bureau officially warned customers off booking holidays at the non-existent resort last year after complaints mounted up and refunds were not forthcoming.