Top 10 Family Resorts In Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Michigan - Updated 2024

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Also known as Upper Michigan or U.P., the Upper Peninsula of Michigan is a region in Michigan consisting of forests, waterfalls, and coastal hamlets. It surrounds three of the Great Lakes. Here, you can ride a boat with your family at Kitch-iti-kipi. Take a trip to the breathtaking tannin-stained Tahquamenon Falls. Explore shipwrecks or go hiking at Isle Royale National Park. You can also indulge in camping at Hiawatha National Forest. A nature trip to this lovely peninsula will leave you in awe long after you leave the place. Both young and old will enjoy and appreciate the area. Here’s a list of the top family resorts in Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Michigan, for your next getaway.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and access to family-friendly amenities and activities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on May 29, 2024.

1. Peterson's Cottages, Ontonagon (from USD 138)

Peterson’s Cottages has accommodations surrounded by verdant forests. All the cottages and chalets come with a full kitchen and a barbecue grill, so you can whip up delicious meals for your loved ones. Outside, you can also have a picnic with your family. Inside, snuggle on the couch in the living room while watching TV. WiFi is available too, for surfing the internet.

If you’re an outdoorsy type of family, visit during summer or winter. Around the property are biking and snowmobiling trails. Bikes can be rented without a charge, too. Alternatively, go canoeing on Lake Superior. The kids can run and play in the playground.

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Miller's Cottages

Wifi Available

Address: 22608 Lakeshore Rd
241.95 km (150.4 mi) from Fayette Historic State Park

Parking Garden Non-smoking rooms Laundry Facilities for disabled guests Free parking Internet services Children's playground

2. Drummond Island Resort & Conference Center (from USD 140)

This resort comes with a small beach, where you can relax and soak up some rays while your kids can splash around in the on-site swimming pool. Adults can also enjoy a drink or two at Pins Bar & Grill, while the kids can play volleyball or have fun in the playground. There’s also a game room, where your little ones can play puzzles or board games.

The in-house restaurant is also open for dinner and serves American à la carte dishes. Kids’ meals are available for an additional fee. Enjoy a night around the fire pit and help the kids make s'mores. Accommodations range from king and queen rooms to bungalows and cottages. The family bungalow comes with a full kitchen, a private patio, barbecue facilities, and a washing machine.

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Drummond Island Resort & Conference Center

8.8 User Rating Wifi Available

Address: 33494 South Maxton Road
233.17 km (144.9 mi) from Fayette Historic State Park

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Meeting/banquet facilities Bar Tennis court Sauna Fitness centre

Other family-friendly accommodations in Upper Peninsula of Michigan

3. Days Inn by Wyndham Marquette (from USD 89)

Days Inn by Wyndham Marquette has a children’s playground where the kids can enjoy. The indoor swimming pool is also open all year round and welcomes people of all ages. WiFi is available throughout the property, even in the rooms, so bring your laptop and watch family-friendly films or kid shows. There’s also a TV in the guest rooms.

Room service and a bathroom with a shower are also featured. Dine at any of the two restaurants found on site. While the kids are in the room watching their favorite shows or peacefully napping, adults can relax in the hot tub or sweat it out in the sauna.

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Days Inn by Wyndham Marquette

8.3 User Rating Wifi Available

Address: 2403 US-41 West
109.91 km (68.3 mi) from Fayette Historic State Park

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna

4. Bavarian Haus Lakefront Inn, Saint Ignace (from USD 139)

Bavarian Haus Lakefront Inn has spacious rooms with lovely Lake Huron and Mackinac Island views. If you’re traveling with your family, book the one-bedroom suite that comes with two double beds and one sofa bed, along with a balcony, cable TV, free WiFi, refrigerator, and microwave. Make tea or coffee in the morning while the little ones are still asleep and enjoy a few moments of peace before they wake up.

Kick-start your day with a hearty breakfast that is served in the deluxe continental breakfast bar for free. A kid-friendly buffet and kids’ meals are also on offer. Afterwards, take a dip in the heated indoor pool or sunbathe on the two sundecks while the kids play in the playground or game room. For further relaxation, the resort has two hot tubs and a sauna.

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Bavarian Haus Lakefront Inn

7.9 User Rating Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 1067 North State Street
151.82 km (94.4 mi) from Fayette Historic State Park

Parking Sauna Fitness centre Golf course (within 3 km) Garden Non-smoking rooms Fishing Facilities for disabled guests

5. Breakers Resort - Lakeside, St Ignace (from USD 269)

Breakers Resort Lakeside in St Ignace has toys to keep the kids busy in the indoor swimming pool, while adults can relax on the sun loungers. This beachfront resort offers private access to Lake Huron. The in-house restaurant serves kid’s meals for an additional charge and a kid-friendly buffet as well. In the morning, a complimentary breakfast is served.

The rooms and suites come with free WiFi, a flat-screen TV, and a tea/coffee maker. Several rooms feature a balcony or patio with gorgeous lake views. Active families can indulge in outdoor activities nearby for an additional charge, such as water sports, hiking, fishing, and cycling.

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Breakers Resort - Lakeside

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 927 North State Street
151.77 km (94.4 mi) from Fayette Historic State Park

Parking Restaurant Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Non-smoking rooms Facilities for disabled guests Family rooms Free parking

6. Baymont by Wyndham St. Ignace Lakefront (from USD 157)

Sitting right on Lake Huron, Baymont by Wyndham St. Ignace Lakefront offers family and pet-friendly rooms with mod cons such as a tea/coffee maker, TV, and free WiFi. Some of the units feature a balcony with lake views. The resort has a playground with outdoor play equipment, and a game room with board games and puzzles for the kids.

The kids can also expend their energy on the playground. There’s also an indoor pool where you can enjoy swimming with kids. Head down to the restaurant and have a complimentary breakfast that is served daily. There’s a kid-friendly buffet for the young ones, too.

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Baymont by Wyndham St. Ignace Lakefront

Wifi Available

Address: 1131 North State Street
151.59 km (94.2 mi) from Fayette Historic State Park

Parking Pets allowed 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Golf course (within 3 km) Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms

7. Landmark Inn, Marquette (from USD 178)

Landmark Inn in Marquette has several restaurants to choose from, serving various cuisines. The children can also choose from a kid’s menu, provided you pay extra. If you don’t feel like going down to eat, you can order room service. Watch movies on your laptop using the free WiFi while eating in the room.

You can also choose to stay in a king or executive suite for more space. This boutique hotel is near Lake Superior, where you’ll find a lighthouse and a state park with hiking trails.

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Landmark Inn

Wifi Available

Address: 230 North Front Street
107.51 km (66.8 mi) from Fayette Historic State Park

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre

8. Terrace Bay Hotel, Escanaba (from USD 144)

This three-star hotel on Lake Michigan offers a range of accommodation options. If you’re traveling with a large family of more than six members, book a suite that comes with a double bed and a sofa bed. You and your family can try out water sports here. Kids can swim in the indoor pool as it has a shallow end. When the kids are napping after a tiring swim, you can head over to the hot tub or sauna and relax your sore muscles after all those parent duties.

When you feel peckish, head to the on-site restaurant and enjoy American fare while taking in the lake views. Kids’ meals are also available for an additional charge. When you’re too exhausted to go to the restaurant, you can opt for room service.

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Terrace Bay Hotel - Lakefront

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 7146 P Road
31.78 km (19.8 mi) from Fayette Historic State Park

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna Golf course (within 3 km)

9. Superior Stay Hotel, Marquette (from USD 85)

Superior Stay Hotel in Marquette offers family rooms with scenic city views. Watch TV with the family while lounging on the comfy couch in the seating area. You also have access to the free WiFi to search for the next family-friendly tourist attractions to visit. Board games and puzzles are also available to keep the entire family occupied while indoors.

Every morning, a continental and buffet breakfast is served. The buffet is kid-friendly - however, if the children don’t like what’s at the buffet, they can choose from a kids’ menu to satisfy their hunger.

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Superior Stay Hotel

9.2 User Rating Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible Visual Aid: Braille

Address: 1301 N 3rd Street
108.68 km (67.6 mi) from Fayette Historic State Park

Parking Meeting/banquet facilities 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna Fitness centre Non-smoking rooms Business centre Laundry

10. Best Western Harbour Pointe Lakefront, St Ignace (from USD 179)

Best Western Harbour Pointe Lakefront is perfect for family getaways. Kids can splash in the outdoor swimming pool with shallow end, while adults relax on the sun loungers. When the sun goes down, you can take a walk along the private shoreline and play with the waves as they come and go or gather around the fire pit to roast marshmallows.

The resort also has a playground for the little ones. Make it the ultimate family trip as you book discounted Mackinac Island vacation packages at the tour desk. Anywhere you are in the hotel, free WiFi is available. Have a complimentary full breakfast in the morning before heading out or staying in. All the rooms come with a cable TV, while several upgraded rooms offer a private balcony with gorgeous lake views or the shoreline and a spa bath.

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Best Western Harbour Pointe Lakefront

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 797 North State Street
151.72 km (94.3 mi) from Fayette Historic State Park

Parking 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Golf course (within 3 km) Non-smoking rooms Fishing Business centre Facilities for disabled guests

Explore Upper Michigan with your family

Upper Michigan has a plethora of natural and cultural attractions that both the young and old can enjoy. If you’re taking a family trip to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, check into one of the above listed resorts where the whole gang is entertained and well fed.

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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