Romantic Getaways for Parents in Michigan

Do mom and dad need a weekend away without traveling too far? Consider one of these romantic getaways for parents in Michigan.

In the midst of parenting, there’s often little room left for romance. Sometimes, mom and dad need a little time away. If you don’t want to travel too far, though, there are plenty of romantic getaways for parents in Michigan to consider.

From beachside resorts up north to upscale accommodations closer to home, there’s no shortage of possible destinations for a night away or a whole weekend to relax and reconnect.

Ready to start your search? Consider this list of several romantic getaways in Michigan. You’re sure to find something well-suited for you and your partner.

Note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some locations may have decreased capacity or may be closed temporarily. Remember to contact each place in advance for the most up-to-date information on accommodations, rates, available packages, COVID-19 safety protocols and other details.

1. Castle in the Country, Allegan

  • Address: 340 M-40 South, Allegan
  • Phone: 269-673-8054

This secluded bed and breakfast is a couple’s dream come true for peace and quiet. To make your stay extra romantic, consider the Celebration Package. Available for stays of two nights or more, it includes a welcome gift, side-by-side couple’s massage, two dinners, one in-room breakfast delivery and more.

2. Townsend Hotel, Birmingham

  • Address: 100 Townsend St., Birmingham
  • Phone: 248-642-7900

This southeast Michigan locale, located in downtown Birmingham, is perfect for a romantic staycation. Try the Romantic Encounter package, which includes champagne on arrival, tuxedo chocolate strawberries, breakfast for two and valet parking.

3. Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island

  • Address: 286 Grand Ave., Mackinac Island
  • Phone: 800-33GRAND

Take a trip back in time with a stay at this historic hotel. Its Honeymoon and Anniversary package is tailored to couples planning romantic getaways in Michigan and includes a three-night stay, breakfast and five-course dinner daily, fresh flowers, a champagne basket, afternoon tea, private carriage tour and more to make your trip extra special.

4. Grand Traverse Resort, Traverse City area

  • Address: 100 Grand Traverse Village Blvd., Acme
  • Phone: 231-534-6000

Surrounded by forests, vineyards and the shores of Lake Michigan, this resort and spa is a great place for couples to unwind. A variety of romance packages are available featuring overnight accommodations, romantic dinners, breakfast, spa treatments and more.

5. Stafford’s Bay View Inn, Petoskey

  • Address: 2011 Woodland Ave., Petoskey
  • Phone: 231-347-2771

This Victorian country inn, built in 1886, is an ideal setting for romantic getaways for parents. Breakfast is included in your stay, bicycles are available for use and guests can enjoy complimentary lemonade, iced tea and coffee throughout their visit. Add the Sweet Heart, Romance or Wine Lover’s package to your reservation for special amenities like flowers, champagne and treats delivered to your room.

6. The Homestead, Glen Arbor

  • Address: 1 Wood Ridge Road, Glen Arbor
  • Phone: 231-334-5000

“America’s freshwater resort,” this Michigan destination caters to couples with a variety of overnight accommodations like The Inn, Fiddler’s Pond, Stony Brook Lodge and more.

7. Otsego Club and Resort, Gaylord

  • Address: 696 M-32 East, PO Box 556, Gaylord
  • Phone: 800-752-5510

This destination is great for romantic getaways in Michigan at any time of year. In the summer, enjoy the peaceful setting, a canoe ride and a round of golf with your partner. In the winter, skiing and snowshoeing await. A variety of packages are available, depending on the season, that include activities, dining and overnight accommodations.

8. Bell Tower Hotel, Ann Arbor

  • Address: 300 S. Thayer St., Ann Arbor
  • Phone: 734-769-3010

Enjoy a night away in the happening downtown Ann Arbor area, just steps from the University of Michigan. They offer a variety of packages for couples and families. Check online for one that best fits your needs or desires.

9. Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center, Detroit

  • Address: 400 Renaissance Drive, Detroit
  • Phone: 313-568-8000

This staycation destination, located on the RiverWalk, invites couples to enjoy all downtown Detroit has to offer plus great views of the city’s skyline and Canada from their room.

10. Lake n’ Pines Lodge, Interlochen

  • Address: 10354 Mud Lake Road, Interlochen
  • Phone: 231-275-6671

An ideal getaway spot in all seasons, this lodge invites guests to watch beautiful sunrises and enjoy outdoor activities like kayaking, biking and more. Romance packages tailored to couples include wine, treats, dinner certificates, in-room breakfast and more. For a private resort feel, consider the Bay Chalet with a private Jacuzzi and gas fireplace.

What are your favorite places for romantic getaways in Michigan? Did we miss a great spot? Tell us in the comments!

This post is updated regularly.

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