Why We Recommend
Located in the heart of the Leelanau Peninsula wine country, the Red Lion Motor Lodge is, to borrow a phrase from satisfied guests: “spacious, clean, and comfortable with a wonderful location, location, location!!!” And what a location it is! The Red Lion Lodge is a 10-minute hop, skip and a jump to Traverse City, the eating, drinking and being merry playground of Northern Michigan. Just to the North lies the quaint hamlet of Suttons Bay, and just beyond that the Leelanau Sands Casino. And to the west, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, recently voted “the Most Beautiful Place in America!” Red Lion stands proud among the noble vestiges of a simpler time—when owner operators greeted you at check-in: with a smile, a story, and the inside scoop on the best beaches and watering holes in town. Enter Red Lion, with one foot in tradition, the other firmly rooted in modern amenities, affordable prices and pet-friendly accommodations. It’s Northern Michigan, made easy.
What's Up Recommendation
Step out your door and watch the sun rise over West Grand Traverse Bay. Spend the day bicycling the Leelanau Trail (just minutes away) and finish off with a sunset hike to Pyramid Point sand dune. Shore to shore, it just doesn’t get any better!