Where to stay around Traverse City?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,331 vacation rentals near Traverse City. From 569 Houses to 385 Cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Traverse City for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Traverse City?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Traverse City. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Traverse City State Park: 1,147 vacation rentals
  • Chateau Grand Traverse: 1,381 vacation rentals
  • Mission Point Lighthouse: 1,237 vacation rentals
  • Chateau Chantal: 1,449 vacation rentals
  • Mt. Holiday Ski Area: 1,127 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Traverse City listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Traverse City?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 569 Houses in Traverse City. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Traverse City include:

  • Cabins: 385 rentals available
  • Cottages: 385 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 385 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Condos/Apartments and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Traverse City?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 86 vacation rentals with pool available in Traverse City. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

    Traverse City—the cherry on top

    Traverse City’s claim to be the cherry capital of the world is no idle boast. The city is reckoned to be the largest producer of tart cherries in the US, and the annual National Cherry Festival is one of the highlights of the summer social calendar. Its architectural heritage is equally tasty, with prestigious Michigan historical markers shining the spotlight on landmarks as diverse as the City Opera House and Traverse City State Hospital. Traverse City vacation rentals offer visitors the chance to discover more about this friendly community from the perspective of a temporary resident.

    Grand tours of Traverse City

    A sightseeing tour is a great way to get your bearings and tick off as many of Traverse City’s must-see attractions as possible. Options range from informative walking tours of historic landmarks to freewheeling craft brewery visits. Push the boat out with a cruise around the bay aboard an elegant tall ship, or reach for the skies on a thrilling helicopter ride. Ghost walks and nature rambles showcase different sides of life in Traverse City. Downtown Traverse City vacation rentals offer the freedom and flexibility to plan your own self-guided itinerary or join up with a like-minded group.

    Traverse City—the fertile heart of the Midwest

    The sandy soil in which Traverse City’s cherries thrive is equally kind to grapevines. The countryside bordering Grand Traverse Bay is one of the Midwest’s major wine growing areas, with most wineries offering tours and tastings. A short drive north from downtown Travis City takes you through the heart of the Old Mission Peninsula wine region, prized for its prestigious grape varieties. Mission Point lighthouse on the tip of the peninsula is open to the public, enabling a close-up view of this iconic 1870 structure and its fascinating history (open daily between May and October, weekends only in November).

    Traverse City through the seasons

    Springtime in Traverse City heralds the highly anticipated arrival of flamboyant displays of cherry blossom. The city’s location close to the 45th parallel, halfway between the Equator and the North Pole, coupled with the fresh breeze from Lake Michigan, creates the perfect growing conditions for the sweet fruit. Summer rains turn to snow flurries, sometimes as early as late September, although snow falls more typically from November through March. If you’re visiting at this time of year, look out for Traverse City vacation rentals with their own hot tub or sauna to keep the winter chill at bay.

    Traverse City—a walk on the wild side

    The Boardman River Nature Center was created with the aim of educating visitors about the wildlife of Grand Traverse County in general, and the Boardman River valley in particular. This pretty trout stream flows through downtown Traverse City and forms the backbone of the Grand Traverse Natural Education Reserve, a protected parkland of over 500 acres, encompassing woodland and wetland environments typical of northern Michigan. Beavers, whitetail deer, and otters are among the resident wildlife, while the fertile riverbanks are lined with cotton grass and rushes.