Three of Michigan’s Best in Running for Top Wine Country Hotel in America
Michiganders know we have some of the most beautiful wine country in the world, with some of the best wineries to be found. Along with those come some stunning accommodations to entice any wine lover. Now it seems, USA Today agrees with what we already know, and so do its readers.
Voting is underway to find USA Today's 10Best Wine Country Hotels and this year not one, but three of Michigan's finest are in the running to make the list. A panel of experts has narrowed it down to 20 hotels and inns 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". Now, it's up to USA Today's readers to pick the very best.
USA Today's Best Wine Country Nominees in Michigan
Hoping to make the 10Best Wine Country Hotel in America list for this year are:
"Located just north of Traverse City, Michigan, 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.You have to admit, it's pretty impressive to have three hotels in the running to the Top 10, especially considering the company they keep. Out of the 20 nominess, twelve of the hotels are in California which is often a first thought by most when it comes to wine country areas, but Michigan is holding its own and making a name."
"Visitors to the Leelanau Peninsula and Old Mission Peninsula wine trails often choose the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa (there’s a casino too). A bevy of accommodation options includes The Tower, The Shores, the hotel, condominiums or suites, so you're to find something to suit your preferences."
"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."
It's pretty impressive to have three Michigan hotels up for consideration considering the company they're keeping. Of the twenty in the running, twelve are located in California. Although Cali is usually the first to come to mind when it comes to wine country, Michigan is holding its own and making a name.
You can cast your vote for your favorite Wine Country Hotel in America here.