Clink, Clink! Three Michigan Locations Rank Top 10 Best Winery Hotels
Step aside California because Michigan wine country is comin' for ya.
Those who have never experienced it may be surprised to learn that Michigan has some of the finest wineries in the world. For years the west coast has been considered wine country, but the Mitten State has something to say about that and now the country is beginning to agree.
USA Today recently released the results of its yearly USA Today 10Best Reader's Choice Awards. Each year readers weigh in on their top picks for the "best" in various categories. In the category of "Best Winery Hotels in the United States", Michigan made the list with not one, but three locations with one landing smack dab in the top spot.
These particular 10 winery hotels from across the country, were nominated by a panel of wine industry experts and voted as the best by USA Today readers. Each place made the specialty list by "providing a perfect place to relax over a glass of wine after a day of wine touring and tasting".
Three locations in Northern Michigan finished in the top 5 of the list beating out locations in Oregon, Virginia, and of California. All three are pretty well known to Michiganders and now to the entire country due to the honor.
Which Michigan Hotels Made USA Today's List of Best Winery Hotels in the U.S.?
So what hotels caught USA Today experts' and readers' eyes? In the #4 spot was the charming Hotel Walloon on Walloon Lake. The lakeside vintage vibe boutique hotel is situated perfectly in the Petoskey Wine Region.
Finishing in the #2 spot is the Inn at Black Star Farms. Known for giving guests perfect access to wineries and tasting rooms on the Old Mission and Leelanau Wine Trails, the inn is a popular spot for overnights on the Traverse Wine Coast.
Both hotels offer beautiful accommodations amongst all that's fantastic within Michigan's Wine Country, but one hotel, in particular, was considered the best of the best.
Taking the top honors as the "Best Winery Hotel in the United States" was the diamond known as Chateau Chantal, located just north of Traverse City, Michigan. According to USA Today, the hotel was selected because it,
"...combines a vineyard and winery with luxurious B&B lodging. All suites and rooms have exceptional views of vineyards or Grand Traverse Bay, many with private patios or balconies, and several that offer wet bars and whirlpool tubs. The inn’s amenities include fireplaces and sitting areas, plus an exceptional breakfast".
Just more reasons to love all that Michigan has to offer!
Check out the full list of "Best Winery Hotels in the United States" here.
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