Off Site Lodging Options

Questions?

Please contact Michigan Conference Meeting Planner and Annual Conference Executive Team member Nancy Arnold

Cherry Loop logoDON'T DRIVE: TAKE THE CHERRY LOOP!

Two shuttle buses will run continuous loops from Grand Traverse Resort to select local hotels on our Hotel Block list.  The Cherry Loop shuttle is available from the main entrance of Grand Traverse Resort.   Skip the parking lot hassle!   Leave your car at your offsite hotel, and take the door-to-door shuttle!  Daily driver gratuity is appreciated.

Shuttle Stops

Check back for Map of Shuttle Stops

 

Offsite Lodging Options

Equalization members are required to stay onsite unless the resort is full.  Equalization members staying offsite are eligible to receive reimbursement up to $70 per night for up to three nights to offset offsite lodging cost.  Two nights are standard.  A third night is reimbursable if attendee needed to be onsite for a conference-related reason, or travel longer than 4 hours. Offsite meal expenses are not reimbursable. Pick up a voucher at the Registration Desk, and email it with a copy of your lodging receipt to Nancy Arnold at [email protected]

Your may also mail your receipt and voucher to:
Michigan Conference Center North,  Attn: Nancy Arnold
1161 E. Clark Rd., Suite 212, DeWitt, MI 48820

The Commission on the Annual Conference Session does not recommend any specific offsite location. Rates and amenities will be provided for you to make the selection that best suits your needs. Arrangements at these hotels are not available in the registration system. Please make your reservations directly. You are responsible for all cancellation fees.

Reduced rates at area hotels have been negotiated for Annual Conference attendees.  You can take a free door-to-door shuttle to select area hotels! 

Off-Site Accommodations with Group Blocks                           

The following hotels are available for immediate booking.  Those with an *asterisk will be a stop on the Cherry Loop continuous shuttle loop to/from Grand Traverse Resort

*Best Western Plus  305 Munson Ave (US 31), Traverse City, MI  49686 | 231.778.7000                                                                                Rates from $149 weekdays to $239 weekends for double queen, plus 11% sales and lodging tax.  Guests must stay both Friday and Saturday nights.  Complimentary deluxe continental breakfast included. Pet friendly accommodations. Call directly or use this link to reserve by May 2, 2022  https://www.bestwestern.com/en_US/book/hotel-rooms.23043.html?groupId=F95XL8X5

*Brio Beach Inn  1465 Munson Ave (US 31), Traverse City, MI  49686 | 231.946.6930                                                                                        Rate of $199 - $209 for single or double, extra person $10, plus 11% sales and lodging tax.  Cancel by 4 pm 1 day prior to arrival to avoid cancellation penalty. Call directly and mention “United Methodist Church 2022” to reserve by May 1, 2022.

*Cambria Hotel & Suites  255 Munson Ave., Traverse City, MI  49686 | 231.778.9000                                                                                     Rate of $199 weekdays to $299 weekends for a King Suite, plus 11% sales and lodging tax.  Guests must stay both Friday and Saturday nights. Call directly, or use this link to reserve by May 2, 2022: https://www.choicehotels.com/reservations/groups/EB95J3

 *Comfort Inn  460 Munson Ave. US Hwy 31, Traverse City, MI 49686 | 231.778.8000                                                                                      Rate of $129 weekdays to $229 weekends for double queen, plus 11% sales and lodging tax.  Guests must stay both Friday and Saturday nights. Call directly, or use this link to reserve by May 2, 2022: https://www.choicehotels.com/reservations/groups/BY78Y6

*Country Inn & Suites   420 Munson Ave., Traverse City, MI 49686 | 231.668.7280                                                                                            Rate of $199, plus 11% sales and lodging tax. Call directly, press Option 1 for new reservations.  Mention United Methodist Church.  Complimentary hot breakfast. Cancel without penalty up to 72 hours before the day of arrival. Cancellation within 72 hours will be charged one-night room and tax. Reserve by May 1, 2022.

*Sleep Inn   5520 US 31 N, Acme, MI 49690 | 231.938.7000                                                                                                                                            Standard room rate of $199-$209, extra person $10; plus 11% sales and lodging tax.  Cancel by 4 pm 1 day prior to arrival to avoid cancellation penalty. Breakfast included.  Call directly and mention “United Methodist Church 2022” to reserve by May 1, 2022.

Airbnb.com, VRBO and other condo rental agencies still have condos available that are part of the Grand Traverse Resort & Spa complex.  These owners are listing them independently, and are not part of the rental pool in our contract.  Book directly through Airbnb.  If they are on the Grand Traverse Resort & Spa property, free shuttle service would be included.  Inquire with your host.

Off Site Lodging Non-Hotel

Dorm Option - UPDATE - Available Memorial Weekend Only

Northwestern Michigan College (1701 E Front Street, Traverse City, MI 49686)

Rate of $120/night/per suite.  Two night minimum.  Configured in Suites – Two Rooms Connected by a Bathroom | Two Twin Beds, desks with chairs, built-in closets/dressers | Mini Fridge, microwave | WiFi | Free Parking, No Shuttle | Registration beginning April 1.

RV Parks and Camping Options

Keith J. Charters Traverse City State Park
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Everflowing Waters Campground
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