While visiting my mother in Alpena, Michigan, I decided to go on a visit to Boyne City, Petoskey, Charlevoix & Traverse City. Our first night's stay was at Elvyn Lee Lodge. We couldn't have asked for a better start to our trip. We were able to enjoy the leaves changing right from our window. Michael and Monica, the owners, could not have been more welcoming. I was so impressed with their restoration of the lodge. The did a perfect job of restoring and capturing the feel of Northern Michigan and all if it's beauty. And the breakfast, WOW, I wanted Monica to come home with me so I could have those breakfasts every day. Sitting around the fire place in the lodge is so fun, perfect place to have a glass of wine and enjoy the beauty of the surroundings.
As an aside, I'm an artist living in Santa Fe, NM, and I was so surprised to see the wonderful quality of art in Northern Michigan! I would highly recommend Elvyn Lee Lodge as a great place for groups of artists to stay as you tour the local cities in the area that are filled with wonderful art of all kinds.