Pinestead Reef Resort, for a beachin’ stay
On the eastern shores of Grand Traverse Bay, Pinestead Reef Resort offers guests 46 bayview suites and a stretch beach twice the length of a football field. The two and three-bedroom units feel 80s nostalgic – with more than a sprinkle of leatherette, funky upholstering and plastic-esque furniture. But that’s not to say it’s completely stuck in the past – you’ll also get a flat-screen TV with cable, HBO and a DVD player. You won’t want to spend your holiday in front of a screen anyway – the indoor heated pool is waiting for you.