Cherry Tree Inn and Suites

Living in central Michigan means that unless I’m crossing the Mighty Mac, I’m just a few hours from anywhere and I can leave early morning and be back by late night. I didn’t realize how convenient that was until we were planning our Traverse City Staycation and realized it would be the very first time in my adult life that I would be staying at a hotel in my home state.

I know! I was just as bewildered as you are.

But it made our stay at the Cherry Tree Inn and Suites that much more special. After a 2.5 hour drive we arrived at the Cherry Tree just in time for our 3 PM check in with one very anxious toddler. While we took care of the short check in process, she was offered a cookie by the friendly staff. Then we were off to find our room, one clueless but confident toddler leading the way.

Cherry Tree Inn and Suites

To describe our room in a few words it would be comfortable and spacious. At over 900 square feet it was only 400sq ft less than our house! The king size bed was heavenly, and completely crumpled long before bedtime thanks to one little monkey jumping on the bed.

Cherry Tree Inn and Suites

SS - Lakefront Hospitality at the Cherry Tree Inn and Suites

As parents we loved that the french doors separating our room from the main living area (which housed a sofa sleeper) would allow some privacy. The main living area boasted a 55inch TV, a sofa sleeper, a kitchenette (perfect for late night snacks!), a PS2. We spent the majority of our time making memories with family activities like board games.

But my husband did take advantage of the WiFi and Large screen TV while us girls took advantage *our* favorite feature – the 2 person jacuzzi. 

The entire suit was homey and comfortable but the 400 feet of private patio with amazing views of Lake Michigan were gorgeous. In fact, I think my husband spent more time on the patio taking in the views than sitting inside the room.

Cherry Tree Inn and Suites

The Cherry Tree Inn and Suites was loaded with other amenities as well including a pool, sauna and jaccuzzi, a gorgeous library, multiple sitting areas inside and out and guest are also treated to free continental breakfast each day. While the hotel does have a slightly outdated feel in some areas, the comfortable, relaxing atmosphere, gorgeous views and sweet Michigan hospitality more than made up the difference.


  1. Just loving this. I am a huge fan of Traverse City. My uncle used to be a chef in Grand Traverse. When my husband and I go we stay at this old fashioned B &B or a hotel right next to all the action. It depends on whether we are there for rest or there for St. Patricks Weekend ;) It’s such a great area.

  2. We love to travel to Michigan…Traverse City is such a pretty town. I will keep this in mind during our next trip. We are planning a trip around Lake Michigan….this would be a perfect stop.

  3. Wow! That is a big suite! I love that it comes with doors to separate as well. We always have a rough time with that in hotels. Looks like a great place to relax and unwind.

  4. what an amazing view!! But the room, who would want to leave it! The bed looks so comfy but of course I’d be spending all my time in that HUGE tub!

  5. That is an enormous (gorgeous) suite! I love when they offer private, separated living spaces. It’s so necessary when traveling with children.

  6. Oh yes, a two person jacuzzi would be dandy. :) This place looks spectacular. I’m keeping it on my radar. You always have THE best travel posts!

  7. Thank you, Jeanna, for your very kind blog. I’m so glad you enjoyed your stay and all the amenities that we have to offer. We’re excited to be doing more updates this coming winter, including remodeling all of our suites, like the one you stayed in. They will get new floor and wall coverings, furniture, and bathroom layouts! We’re very excited for these continues changes. Every off-season, it’s something else that’s being improved here at the Cherry Tree!

    Again, I’m so glad your family had a great time. Have a wonderful November, and please come visit our fantastic area of the world again soon.


    Jonathan Pack
    General Manager
    Cherry Tree Inn & Suites

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