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Cottage specials, golf getaways in Pure Michigan’s October travel deals

Some travel deals are just a little sweeter in the fall. It might be the gorgeous autumn leaf colors or the cozy fireplaces that invite you to sit down, relax and linger. Whether you’re up for a late season game of golf or a snug cottage stay with a lakefront view, our friends at Pure Michigan have put together a buffet of deals for fall travelers. So pick a spot, pack your overnight bag and get ready to give yourself a much-needed reset before the snow arrives. Here are the top six spots:

Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island

Tricks and treats await on Halloween Weekend at Grand Hotel. Photo provided by Grand Hotel.

#1 Halloween at Mackinac Island’s Grand Hotel

Deal: Halloween package offers breakfast and dinner daily, Halloween-themed activities all weekend

Available: October 28-30, 2022

Details: “For activities for young-in-age and young-at-heart, join us for Halloween Weekend at Grand Hotel! Experience fall on Mackinac Island and enjoy all the spooktacular activities and ghoulish excitement Grand Hotel offers for the whole family including a haunted trail and maze, movie marathon, haunted ball—and more!” Prices vary depending on the room selected. For more information, check the resort’s website.

#2 Advance sales of Cool School at Treetops Resort in Gaylord

Deal: Stay, unlimited play, and dining for $139 per adult; kids 17 and younger are only $49 each.

Expires: October 13, 2022

Details: “Cool School is the ultimate winter getaway for families, beginners, and those with an adventurous soul. We’ve created an all-inclusive midweek deal packed with unlimited winter fun, lodging, and dining, so you can beat the winter blues and be entertained all day long. Cool School includes unlimited skiing, snowboarding, rentals, lessons, extreme tubing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and ice skating. Plus, patrons get dinner, breakfast and lodging! All for $139 per adult; $49 per kid. Buy now and book your trip later!” For more info, check here.

Treetops Resort

Treetops Resort has a new fall color culinary tour which lets guests soak in the autumn views, then whisks them to a hilltop spot for a great dinner. Photo provided by Treetops Resort.

#3 Cottage Getaway Special at Bay Pointe Inn, Shelbyville on Gun Lake

Deal: Cottages start at $199 per night.

Expires: October 31, 2022

Details: “Book the Cottage Getaway Special at Bay Pointe Inn Lakefront Resort for $199 per night in October. These 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom cottages sleep eight people comfortably with access to full resort amenities including extraordinary casual dining at the Terrace Grille Restaurant, hot tub, marina and boat rentals.” For more details, check the inn’s website here.

Cartier Park

Biking Cartier Park in Ludington. Photo provided by Pure Ludington.

#4 Fall Lodging Special in Ludington

Deal: 50% off second night stay this fall

Expires: October 31, 2022

Details: “The changing landscape of Ludington’s unspoiled natural resources offers a quintessential ‘Up North’ experience. Pure Ludington delivers the perfect combination of unrivaled outdoor recreation and quaint, small-town charm. With endless outdoor adventure, unique craft beer and dining experiences—not to mention fall lodging specials like 50% off a second-night stay—Ludington offers the perfect fall getaway destination!” For more details, check the tourism bureau’s website here.

Tandem Ciders

A flight of hard ciders pictured at Tandem Ciders on the Leelanau Peninsula on June 14, 2022. (Neil Blake | Neil Blake/MLive.comNeil Blake/

#5 Fall in Love with Northern Michigan

Deal: Fresh fall savings on lodging, spa services, golf and more in the Traverse City Area

Expires: October 31, 2022

Details: “Seize the chance to save on your vacation with a seasonal package. Plan an escape to Traverse City to ring in the autumn season and experience all that northern Michigan has to offer. Invite friends and family to join you for a color tour around the region or arrange a romantic getaway for just you and your loved one.” For more details, check the tourism bureau’s website here.

Delamar Hotel

Delamar Hotel in Traverse City is home to the Artisan restaurant and an outdoor patio. Photo provided by Delamar.

#6 Grand Golf Getaway

Deal: Stay and play the Grand Rapids area’s best courses with a hotel-golf package.

Expires: November 1, 2022

Details: “October is a great time for golf in Grand Rapids —especially when you take advantage of this special stay and play deal. Check in to the Country Inn & Suites East Hotel for one or two nights and play up to 54 holes at six local courses —including Pilgrim’s Run (a Golf Advisor top Michigan course), Ravines (an Arnold Palmer design) and The Mines (built atop historic gypsum mines. After a day on the links, relax at one of the city’s 45+ breweries!” For more information, check here.

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