Michigan Resorts Crush It – Three Top List of ‘Best Winery Hotels in the U.S.’
If you'd like to take a trip to wine country this summer, you don't even have to leave the state!
Three Michigan resorts have DOMINATED a poll on the best winery hotels in the country, with one even nabbing the No. 1 spot.
Chateau Chantal in Traverse City, Hotel Walloon in Walloon Lake, and the Inn at Blackstar Farms in Suttons Bay all rank highly on USA Today's "Best Winery Hotel in America" list.
Here's USA Today's praise for each Michigan resort:
Chateau Chantal - Traverse City, Michigan
Chateau Chantal, located just north of Traverse City, Michigan, combines a vineyard and winery with a luxurious B&B lodging. All suites and rooms have exceptional views of vineyards or Grand Traverse Bay, many with private patios or balconies, and many rooms include wet bars and whirlpool tubs. The inn’s amenities include fireplaces and sitting areas, plus an exceptional breakfast.
Hotel Walloon - Walloon Lake, Michigan
Hotel Walloon, a boutique hotel in Northern Michigan features just 32 guest rooms in a lakeside setting that’ll make you feel like you’re stepping back into the early 20th century. Nearby Walloon Lake Winery is one of many options in the Petoskey Wine Region.
Inn at Blackstar Farms - Suttons Bay, Michigan
The Inn at Black Star Farms puts guests in the heart of the Traverse Wine Coast, with easy access to wineries and tasting rooms on the Old Mission and Leelanau Wine Trails. Each stay includes a daily breakfast, nightly hospitality hour with wine and small bites, a bottle of house wine and an exclusive barrel room tasting.
First a panel of experts nominated twenty U.S. hotels that "provide a perfect place to relax over a glass of wine after a day of touring and tasting in wine regions around the country," and then it was put up to a public vote.
Here are the final results:
- Château Chantal - Traverse City, Michigan
- Inn at Black Star Farms - Suttons Bay, Michigan
- Allegretto Vineyard Resort - Paso Robles, California
- Hotel Walloon - Walloon Lake, Michigan
- Hotel Cheval - Paso Robles, California
- Carter Creek Winery Resort & Spa - Johnson City, Texas
- Atticus Hotel - McMinnville, Oregon
- The Farmhouse at Veritas - Afton, Virginia
- South Coast Winery Resort and Spa - Temecula, California
- SummerWood Inn - Paso Robles, California