Spending time in Michigan's great outdoors is a favorite pastime for both visitors and locals. With more than 4,000 miles of hiking trails and millions of acres of public land, it's easy to find a spot to enjoy the fresh air and greenery of Michigan's forests....
Five Day Trips to Get Pasties
Dining on local cuisine is a great way to take a deep dive into the history and culture of a place. In Michigan, that means biting into a warm, savory pasty. Here are five day trips to take from Petoskey to Get Pasties.
Best Boating Spots in Northern Michigan
As the state with the most water, boating is a major pastime in Michigan. Northern Michigan is home to some of the best boating in the state.
All About the Petoskey Stone
A variety of unique stones treasured by rock hunters lie along the shores of the Great Lakes, but none is more well-known than the Petoskey stone. Only found in Northern Michigan, Petoskey stones are highly sought after by visitors hoping to take home a souvenir.
Parks to Visit on Your Next Northern Michigan Adventure
Many visitors come to Northern Michigan to enjoy the outdoors, and some of the best opportunities for recreation and relaxation are in the area parks. A number of city, county and state parks have beaches, trails, and boat and kayak launches. Local parks are also wonderful places to enjoy a leisurely stroll or watch the sunset. Here are five parks to visit on your next Northern Michigan adventure.
Five Northern Michigan Beaches to Visit this Summer
Northern Michigan is home to dozens of beaches along the Lake Michigan shoreline and inland lakes. If you’re looking for a place to spend your summer days relaxing on the sand and playing in the water, there’s no better place. Here are five Northern Michigan beaches where you can soak up the sun and cool off in the water.
Five Northern Michigan Lighthouses You Can Tour
Michigan’s lighthouses are beautiful monuments to her maritime history. Many are also wrapped up in Great Lakes’ legends and lore. Northern Michigan has several lighthouses that are restored and open for tours.
Insta-Worthy Spots on Mackinac Island
Mackinac Island is home to gorgeous views, natural wonders, and picturesque scenes, making it the perfect place to take Insta-worthy photos.
Must Visit Northern Michigan Wineries
Michigan’s unique climate influenced by the Great Lakes makes it an ideal location for producing wine. Northern Michigan is home to several of the best wineries in the state.
Five Day Trips From Petoskey
Petoskey is a great basecamp for taking day trips to explore the rest of Northern Michigan. Adventure is just a short drive away!
LeBear Resort Best of Glen Arbor Award
For the seventh consecutive year, LeBear Resort, operated by Holiday Vacation Rentals and Birchwood Property Management, has received the Best of Glen Arbor Awards for Real Estate Operators. The LeBear Resort is a luxury Private Residence Club. Condominium residences...
What to Know Before Purchasing a Vacation Rental
Buying a vacation rental home has many benefits, but it’s important to consider a few key points before deciding to purchase.
Adjusting the Approach to Vacation Rentals During COVID-19
While COVID-19 has impacted the vacation rental industry, we’re optimistic for the future based on industry trends and improved disinfection.
Biking on Mackinac Island: An Awesome Family Adventure!
Read about our experience biking on Mackinac Island, see photos from our trip, and get our tips for planning your own family adventure!
Lose Yourself in the Top 4 Fall Color Tours of Northern Michigan
Soak in the pristine fall color of Northern Michigan during a self-guided driving tour on some of the most beautiful scenic roads.
The Importance of Vacation Rental Pre-Arrival Planning and Inspections
COVID-19 has increased the importance of pre-arrival inspections and maintaining property standards for the health and well-being of our rental guests.
7 Reasons Why You Should Book Your Vacation Rental Directly with a Local Management Company
Did you know that you can save the cost of traveler fees, and get a higher level of service by booking directly with Holiday Vacation Rentals?
Top 15 Northern Michigan Nature Preserves for Family Nature Hikes
Looking for some great nature trails to hike on your next vacation? Here are fifteen nature preserves in northern Michigan to check out!
The Ultimate Amenities Checklist for Vacation Rentals
Our comprehensive amenities checklist for vacation rentals will help give you ideas for how to increase competitiveness and maximize your rental revenue.
Owning a Vacation Rental Home in Northern Michigan: What You Need to Know
Whether you’re thinking about buying or already own a vacation rental home in northern Michigan, here’s what you need to know to succeed.
How Can Short-Term Rentals in Michigan Be Regulated without Violating Property Rights?
Municipalities throughout Michigan are restricting short-term rentals through zoning laws, but other solutions exist that don’t violate property rights.