Inn at Bay Harbor, Autograph Collection

Resort Activities and Regional Attractions


During your stay at the Inn, you’ll discover for yourself why travelers from all over the world have been making their way to our region for over 100 years. Whether your vacation style is to find utter relaxation without ever leaving the grounds, or to find new adventure at every turn with our unrivaled recreation opportunities, with these experiences at your doorstep, expectations are sure to be exceeded.


Award-Winning Courses

Experience a round of golf during your stay at the Inn, and you'll experience golf designed to inspire. With four resort courses and convenient shuttle service available, both Bay Harbor Golf Club and Crooked Tree Golf Club offer players challenging golf, paired with inspiring course design, and unforgettable views! Located along miles of pristine Lake Michigan shoreline, Bay Harbor Golf Club is a 27-hole Arthur Hills’ masterpiece that's recognized as one of the most beautiful in the world, with three unique routings. While nearby, Crooked Tree Golf Club was carved through stands of centuries-old hardwood, and perched on a bluff high above Little Traverse Bay, and offers classic course design that highlights the magnificent beauty of our natural northern Michigan surroundings.

Aerial view of golf course with lawn.

Relaxation, Redefined

The Spa

Whether for an hour, a day or a weekend, The Spa is an ideal complement to any Inn experience. Discover absolute lakeside tranquility, with a range of massage, body, facial and nail services, each designed to pamper guests utilizing top brands with a focus on natural, organic formulations. With a recently expanded relaxation space, guests can begin and end time at The Spa in luxurious, meditative respite.

Lady laying on a massage table with large black rocks aligned down her spine.
On-Site Outlets
Two treatment chairs in the spa area.

The Spa at Inn at Bay Harbor

The Spa at Inn at Bay Harbor is perfectly suited for guests seeking a day of relaxation, solitude, and self-discovery. Experience body, massage and nail services designed to provide visibly beautiful results through thoughtfully selected natural ingredien

Cardio equipment in the fitness center.

Fitness Center

State-of-the-art fitness center located on the main level of the hotel.

Poolside chairs and umbrellas.


Outdoor pool (Seasonal)


Towels provided



Near Outdoor Pool

Summer Amenities
Drink in plastic cup and plate with wrap.

Poolside Cabanas

Experience our outdoor waterfront pool with the privacy of a Poolside Cabana. Available for full and half-day rentals, enjoy the perfect spot on the pool deck with lounge chairs, customizable shade, beverage cooler with icy-cold bottled waters, and complete with a Cabana sun kit, strolling drink service, and specialty food menu.

A row of blue bikes lined up against the exterior of the building next to the garden.


Feel the lake breeze in your hair and take pleasure in the simple bliss of riding on two wheels. With two-hour beach cruiser bicycle rentals included with your summer stay, guests can meander along the lakefront path that connects our hotel grounds to the Village at Bay Harbor, or explore more of the shoreline on the area’s beloved Little Traverse Wheelway. Same fun, less pedaling? Explore our e-bike rentals!

Group of people and children playing outside on lawn and edge of beach.

Lawn Games

During the summer and fall, the lush lawns come alive as guests make the most of our lakefront grounds with some family-friendly fun. Our infamous giant chess and checkers board is a guest favorite, while others try their hand at a round of bag toss, ladder ball, croquet, or bocce ball.

Kids on beach.

Inn Kids

Available all summer, as well as select holidays, Inn Kids offers a roster of activities tailored to kids, all cleverly designed to promise uncompromising fun. Parents have the option to join in the fun, or leave school age children with our team in order to enjoy other aspects of the resort. From crafting to games, each with a thoughtful theme, our youngest guests get an all-access pass to this no-boredom zone!

White boat zooming in ocean.

Lake Escapes

We’ve partnered with Barton & Gray Mariners Club to create an unparalleled boating experience, available daily for groups of up to six during the summer months. Climb aboard your privately captained Hinckley yacht, and take to the lake with options for morning and afternoon excursions on your choice of four unique adventures!

Golf lawn with cliff edge overlooking ocean.

Cliffview Cart Cruise

You don’t need a tee time to revel in the awe-inspiring views found at Bay Harbor Golf Club. Select dates during summer, guests can take a guided golf cart cruise along The Quarry and The Links’ most famed greens, heralded as some of the most beautiful in the world.

Winter Amenities
Family of four ice skating in a rink in front of hotel building.

Ice Skating

This winter, grab your included ice skates, and head onto the Inn’s own outdoor ice rink! Find the thrill of twirling together under twinkle lights, and then catch your breath with a warm-up by outdoor fire pits, complete with s’mores for toasting and a specialty drink menu on select days.

Two pairs of snowshoes propped up in pile of snow outside.


When the snowfall arrives, so does a sense of northern adventure! Included with your winter stay, snowshoe rentals allow guests to discover a new perspective on our sparkling grounds, or over the gentle slopes of Crooked Tree Golf Club. You’ll be amazed as you seemingly float atop the drifts of snow and embrace the enchanting beauty of winter.

Couple skiing on ski slope.

Skiing & VIP Lockers

Winter sports enthusiasts, rejoice! The Inn offers a central location and a short drive to Michigan’s best skiing, plus guest-exclusive perks so you can maximize your ski trip. Take advantage of our VIP Ski Lockers at Boyne Mountain, offering room for six sets of gear, valet parking, and hot drinks, and after a day on the slopes, head back to your luxe après-ski retreat.