Two Michigan Resorts in the Running for ‘Best Wine Country Hotel in U.S.’
The Mitten State is giving California a run for its money in the wine department! Not only are two Michigan locations in the running for "Top Wine Country in the U.S." in a USA Today poll, but two resorts in the state are competing for "Best Wine Country Hotel in North America".
Twenty 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," have been nominated by a panel of experts. And now it's up to us to vote!
Hotel Walloon in Walloon Lake, Mich. and the Inn at Black Star Farms in Suttons Bay are in the running.
Here's USA Today's praise for the two wine-centric Michigan hotels:
This 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.
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.
Thirteen of the other nominees are in California.
You can vote once per day for your favorite through Monday, August 10 at noon ET.