Pure Michigan June travel deals: Up North resorts, beach escapes and island getaways

With more people ramping up their travel plans this season, it’s time to look for some summer deals. The state’s Pure Michigan team has pulled together a big mix of June travel deals. They include some of our favorite beach destinations, island resorts and even a golf deal or two.

Here are this month’s special offers:

Beach readers

Summer 2021 travel deals are out there. Are you ready?

#1 Bay Pointe Inn on Gun Lake in Shelbyville

Deal: 15{46006172ad4c53c7af3511c591ddf19e8ffdb2623a08a9c64bbeefa9e4f54948} off your stay on Mondays and Tuesdays throughout the month of June

Expires: June 30, 2021

Details: “Bay Pointe is an award-winning, full-service resort nestled along the south shore of Gun Lake. The unique four-season property encompasses 375 feet of Gun Lake frontage and 10 acres of wooded terrain. The resort features the Terrace Grille Restaurant, an assortment of lodging, event and entertainment venues, boat docking and access to beautiful Gun Lake.” For more information, check Bay Pointe’s website.

Hawk's Eye Golf Club

Hole No. 8 at Hawk’s Eye Golf Club, which is now the fifth different course located at Shanty Creek Resort in Northern Michigan. Photo provided by Shanty Creek.Shanty Creek Resort

#2 Shanty Creek Resort in Bellaire

Deal: Lodging as low as $156 per night

Expires: June 30, 2021

Details: “We know what matters: variety, well-manicured conditions and a spectacular setting. Shanty Creek Resorts’ 90 holes represent one of the largest golf resort destinations in North America. With variety and beauty, golfers will find not only top-shelf conditions on the course but in their rooms as well. With over 350 rooms to select from and rates as low as $156 per night, it’s time to discover a new golf mecca in Bellaire.” For more information, see Shanty Creek’s website.

House of Flavors

House of Flavors has been serving up scoops for over 80 years. The popular Ludington shop opens on April 26, 2021.MLive.com

#3 Visit Ludington

Deal: Early season deals and packages

Expires: June 30, 2021

Details: “Before the hustle and bustle of summer truly begins in Ludington, make plans now and take advantage of early season deals. Home of the SS Badger, miles of sugar-sand beaches, picturesque sunsets and outdoor adventures for the whole family, you have found your perfect summer getaway.” For more information, check the Pure Ludington website.

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Alpha Diner re-opens in new location on Jackson Road

Clockwise from left to right: The Gyro, Fish Tacos, and the Greek Chicken Salad with pita, sit in the new Alpha Diner location on Jackson Road in Scio Township outside of Ann Arbor. (Alie Skowronski/mlive.com) Alie Skowronski | The Ann Arbor News

#4 Sizzling Summer Savings in Ann Arbor

Deal: Save 15-50{46006172ad4c53c7af3511c591ddf19e8ffdb2623a08a9c64bbeefa9e4f54948} off regular rates

Expires: Aug. 1, 2021

Details: “Whether it’s a fun family getaway, a much-needed vacation, or a last-minute road trip – Ann Arbor has the attractions and accommodations just right for your budget. Explore the tree-lined landscape along the Huron River. Here you will find a creative town, full of new adventures. Ann Arbor is one of the best foodie destinations in the Midwest! Enjoy the unique retail in our safe, walkable downtown. Search our 30+ hotel specials. Start planning your Ann Arbor getaway today.” For more information, check the website here.

Take a craft-beer road trip, from Grand Rapids to Detroit

From Founders GR to Founders Detroit, with fantastic stops along the way.

#5 Beer City Breakaway

Deal: Get a free T-shirt with discounted Beer Hotel Packages

Expires: Aug. 31, 2021

Details: “It’s a threepeat! Grand Rapids has once again been named the nation’s top Beer City by USA Today—and we’re celebrating with special Beer Hotel Packages that offer great deals and perks. Book a stay and plot your Beer City Brewsader® journey—visit eight of the city’s 40+ breweries and earn a free T-shirt. Break away from your everyday routine and enjoy the summer sights, sounds and suds of America’s Best Beer City!” For more information, check the website here.

Mackinac Island's Grand Hotel

The Cupola Bar at the top of Grand Hotel is a luxurious stop during your vacation. Photo provided by Grand Hotel.

#6 Family Added Value Days at Mackinac Island’s Grand Hotel

Deal: Celebrate summer with 25{46006172ad4c53c7af3511c591ddf19e8ffdb2623a08a9c64bbeefa9e4f54948} off your fourth night

Expires: Aug. 31, 2021

Details: “Stay longer in July and August and receive 25{46006172ad4c53c7af3511c591ddf19e8ffdb2623a08a9c64bbeefa9e4f54948} off your fourth night. The family experiences are endless. Jump into the newly renovated Esther Williams Swimming Pool and relax in a private cabana. Play lawn games in the Tea Garden, enjoy outdoor movie nights and family Olympics in August, or explore Mackinac Island by bike! Elegant meals await you in our Main Dining Room for breakfast and dinner daily, and end each evening with ice cream from Sadie’s Ice Cream Parlor.” For more information, check Grand Hotel’s website.


Some of the milkshakes at M Street Baking Company in Howell, with a second location opening soon at Twelve Oaks Mall in Novi. (Photo by Edward Pevos | MLive)

#7 Shop, Stay & Save in Howell!

Deal: Take advantage of competitive shop and stay rates

Expires: Sept. 1, 2021

Details: “Come stay, shop, and save in Howell! Mention you’re visiting to shop at Tanger Outlets to take advantage of a competitive shop and stay rate for your booking at Holiday Inn Express & Suites! Guests will receive multiple local coupons, a voucher for the Tanger Outlets little red book of coupons, a map of Howell, and other information for local shopping opportunities. They’ll also provide complimentary bottled water so you can shop all day and stay hydrated!” For more information, visit the website here.

Drummond Island

Drummond Island’s ORV and ATV trails are among the most scenic and rugged in the entire state. Photo provided by Drummond Island Resort.

#8 Drummond Island Resort

Deal: Family Recreation Package – 10{46006172ad4c53c7af3511c591ddf19e8ffdb2623a08a9c64bbeefa9e4f54948} off lodging & 2 activities each for a family of four.

Expires: Sept. 1, 2021

Details: “Drummond Island Resort is the destination for getaways where families relax, explore and create memories with activities for children of all ages—kayaking, bicycling, hiking, inground pool, s’mores bonfire and more! Book a tee time at The Rock or hit the trails at Turtle Ridge ORV Park. Pins Bar & Grill serves the finest food on the island. Dine inside or outside in the Beer Garden. Mention FAMP to book the Family Recreation Package and receive 10{46006172ad4c53c7af3511c591ddf19e8ffdb2623a08a9c64bbeefa9e4f54948} off lodging and two activities per person for your family of four.” For more information, check the resort’s website.

Saginaw County Golf Invitational held at Valley View

People watch during the Saginaw County Golf Invitational at Valley View Golf Course in Saginaw on Monday, May 10, 2021. (Kaytie Boomer | MLive.com)Kaytie Boomer | MLive.com

#9 Spectacular Savings on Your Pure Michigan Golf Getaway

Deal: Hot deals on your rounds and room when you mix & match from 5 courses and 15 hotels.

Expires: Oct. 31, 2021

Details: “Picture this: lush greens, scenic landscapes and the perfect place to unwind after a day of sharpening up your long or short game! With these Great Lakes Bay Golf Packages, one quick call books it all—from your overnights to your early-morning tee times. Choose from fifteen inviting hotels and five spectacular courses—including one of “50 must-play public golf courses in Michigan!” For more information, check the website here.

Inn at Stonecliffe

The Lawn made its debut this spring outside The Inn at Stonecliffe on Mackinac Island. Photo provided by The Inn at Stonecliffe.

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