Waterfront Stays, Golf Deals: Pure Michigan’s May Travel Deals

The warm weather holiday season seems to be starting early this year in Michigan. Whether you’re planning a week-long getaway or just a quick overnight adventure, our friends at Pure Michigan have prepare travel offers for the month of May. Some are only available for this month, while others offer savings through the fall. Specials range from island vacations to golf deals to a digital passport with perks for wine lovers.

Check out some of these great deals for travel in May:

#1 Trout Creek Condo Resort Vacation Rentals in Harbor Springs, Petoskey Area.

Deal: Patriot’s Memorial Weekend Package 25% discount on accommodation, minimum 3 nights

Valid until: May 27-May 30, 2022

Details: “Start your summer with a vacation up north at Trout Creek Condos. Save 25% on accommodations and enjoy local parades and activities. On-site pools, hot tubs, hiking trails, tennis and pickleball. Just 30 minutes from the ferry to take you to Mackinac Island Conveniently located between Harbor Springs, Petoskey and Mackinac Close to Lake Michigan beaches, championship golf courses, biking trails and bird watching.” For more information, click here.

Drummond Island’s ORV and ATV trails are some of the most scenic and rugged in the entire state.

#2 Drummond Island Resort

Deal: Spring to Summer Filming Package. Enjoy 10% off accommodation and a free round of paintball or clays/skeet for each registered guest.

Expired : May 31, 2022.

Details: “Bridge the seasons and start summer early by booking a filming package at Drummond Island Resort. The package includes a 10% discount on accommodation, plus a shooting trip for each registered guest. Choose a lively game of paintball on our 10-acre course or shoot clay and skeet at The Cedars. For more information, click here.

Shady Lane Cellars

Shady Lane Cellars between Traverse City and Suttons Bay. Photo provided by Beryl Striewski and Shady Lane Cellars.

#3 Get the Traverse City Uncorked Savings Passport

Deal: Find your perfect deal on the Traverse Wine Coast and enjoy savings along the way.

Expired : May 31, 2022

Details: “Traverse City Uncorked is back! For an event called “Uncorked,” it’s no surprise that one of the entry prizes is a corkscrew. This is just a token to remember your Traverse Wine Coast experience. The real prize is to take a few days in May to taste the wines of the region. Download the free passport to take a self-guided wine tour, track your wine tours, get discounts, check into hotels, and win prizes. For more details on Uncorked savings, click here.

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Soo locks

The US Army Corps of Engineers opens the Soo Locks Visitor Center in Canal Park at 10 a.m. May 8.United States Army Corps of Engineers

#4 Spring Deals in Sault Ste. Married

Deal: Budget Host Crestview Inn in Sault Ste. Marie, MI: Stay two consecutive nights and get the third night FREE for reservation dates May 1 through June 5. Other hotels in the area also have promotions listed.

Expired : June 5, 2022

Details: “Start your 2022 vacation season with a stay in scenic Sault Ste. Married. Spring is the time to relax and rejuvenate before a busy summer. From hiking trails to watching 1,000 foot freighters passing through the locks at Soo, Sault Ste. Mary has it all. The Soo offers peace of mind and unbeatable experiences. Book your stay in the Soo today and enjoy a spring getaway. For more details on this offer, click here.

Nichols Arboretum

Peonies bloom at Nichols Arboretum in Ann Arbor on Wednesday, May 19, 2021.Jacob Hamilton | Ann Arbor News

#5Ann Arbor

Deal: Peonies and tenders bloom in Ann Arbor. Save 15-50% off regular rates.

Expired : June 15, 2022

Details: “May and June bring colorful blooms to Ann Arbor, the perfect time to visit! Don’t miss one of the best collections of peonies in the world, with over 10,000 flowers. Search our special offers to find the perfect accommodation for your trip. While in town, take advantage of our dining scene, with over 400 restaurants to choose from. Explore our walkable neighborhoods while admiring public art around almost every corner. Start planning your getaway now. For more details on these savings, click here.

Frankenmuth Bavarian Lodge

A view of the Bavarian Inn Lodge in Frankenmuth on Friday, July 31, 2020. (Kaytie Boomer | Boomer |

#6 Bavarian Inn Frankenmuth Lodge

Deal: Rooms from just $169 Sunday-Thursday in May and $189 Sunday-Thursday in June.

Valid: Precise dates until June 30, 2022.

Details: “Spring is the perfect time to experience Pure Michigan in Frankenmuth! Plan your visit now and have fun with the family at the Bavarian Inn Lodge with two waterslides, four swimming pools, over 160 video games, indoor mini-golf and a special offer just for you! Enjoy a one-night stay in a standard room with two double beds, a special Root Beer package in your room, and four rounds of mini-golf in the Family Fun Center. All from just $169 Sunday-Thursday in May and $189 Sunday-Thursday in June (plus tax). This offer is valid for a limited number of rooms until June 30, 2022, on a first-come, first-served basis. There are date exclusions. For more information on this offer, click here.

Keweenaw Peninsula

Robust broadband makes remote work easy on the Keweenaw Peninsula.

#7 Cool Coast Cabins on Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula

Deal: Save $50 on cabin rentals through June with promo code ‘SuperiorStay’.

Expired : June 30, 2022

Details: “There are places that feed your soul. It clears your mind. It brings you back to what’s really important. Lake Superior has that kind of power over most visitors, but especially those who stay at Fresh Coast Cabins. Discover the majestic beauty of the lake while exploring the Keweenaw. Book any stateroom during the month of June and receive $50 off when you use promo code ‘SuperiorStay’. For more information on this offer, click here.

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big hotel

The Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island is known as “America’s Summer Playground”. Photo provided by the Grand Hotel.

#8 Mackinac Island Grand Hotel: 135th Anniversary Offer

Deal: Celebrate the hotel’s 135th anniversary all month with a $135 credit for meals, breakfast, dinner and more.

Expired : July 31, 2022

Details: “You are invited to be part of the celebration in July for the 135th anniversary of the Grand Hotel! The iconic luxury hotel opened on July 10, 1887. Get away with family and friends and explore the best of a summer on Mackinac Island. Enjoy daily breakfast and dinner, $135 food and beverage credit, free room upgrade (subject to availability), 10% off shopping at Grand Hotel and more. We look forward to celebrating the 135th anniversary of the Grand Hotel with you! For more information on this offer, click here.

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Bike Street Inn & Suites

Bicycle Street Inn & Suites on Main Street on Mackinac Island. Photo provided by Bicycle Street Inn.

#9 Bicycle Street Inn & Suites Mackinac Island

Deal: Book in advance and save 20%

Available: Select dates in May and October

Details: “Plan your vacation with our Plan Early, Save More for your getaway in May and October. Enjoy 20% off room rates when you book 10 days or more in advance. Discount is applied to available dates; promotional code is not required. Offer is prepaid and non-refundable. For more information, click here.

#10 Crystal Mountain Resort in Thompsonville

Deal: Crystal 18 offer: play 18 holes + use our training centre. Stay the night from $104 per person per night.

Expired : October 31, 2022

Details: “Excellent golf, excellent value: Play one of our two 18-hole championship courses, both rated ★★★★ by Golf Digest. The Mountain Ridge has long been home to the Women’s Michigan Open and a premier golf course in Northern Michigan. The Betsie Valley course, renovated in 2021, is now more scenic and playable than ever. Package includes 18 holes with shared cart, per adult, per night; unlimited use of practice center and overnight accommodation.” For more information, click here.

Golf des Mines

A glimpse of The Mines #6 hole in Grand Rapids. (Courtesy of Mines)

#11 Grand Rapids – Great Golf Getaway

Deal: Stay and play the best courses in the region with a hotel-golf package.

Expired : November, 1st

Details: “Grand Rapids has some of the best golf courses in Michigan, and six of the best are participating in a special stay-and-play offer this summer. Check into the Country Inn & Suites East Hotel for one or two nights and play up to 54 holes at Pilgrim’s Run (Golf Advisor’s top course in Michigan), Ravines (an Arnold Palmer design), The Mines (built atop historic gypsum mines) and Suite. After a day on the links, relax at one of the city’s more than 40 breweries. For more information, click here.