Top 10 Midwest Vacation Resorts
Top 10 Midwest Vacation Resorts Overview
Minnesota, Iowa, Michigan, Wisconsin, Missouri; these are some of America’s Midwest states. And our Top 10 Midwest Vacation Resorts list will help you figure out how these landlocked locales put the "heart" in "heartland." From the wide open prairies and fertile farmland, to the vibrant metropolises surrounded by freshwater lakes – get ready to experience the very best of the Midwest!
Blue Harbor Resort & Spa - Sheboygan, Wisconsin
Here on the shores of Lake Michigan, a cookie cutter vacation is nowhere in sight. Blue Harbor Resort & Spa has enough activities and amenities to fill every day of your vacation with something new and different. If you're vacationing with family, spend one day at Breaker Bay, one of the finest indoor waterparks in the nation and then spend the next at the beautiful lakeshore beach. If a romantic escape is your aim, how about a relaxing day at Reflections Spa, voted one of the best boutique spas in the state by Milwaukee Magazine. Or stroll hand-in-hand along the shores of Lake Michigan where you can see classic lighthouses in the distance and feel the breeze on your face. As with the rest of the resort, the accommodations at Blue Harbor are exquisite. Newly renovated guest suites offer a fresh, comfortable place to rest your head. Enjoy new bedding, linens, televisions, and more! Fun Family Suites are available, equipped with a microwave, mini fridge, and a patio or balcony. For a more luxurious stay, choose a lavish, fully-appointed two or four bedroom villa with a kitchen. Blue Harbor Resort & Spa is a classic lakeside vacation with added fun and luxury!Visit Website
Grand View Lodge - Nisswa, Minnesota
When you arrive you'll wind your way towards the lake till you get to the historic Main Lodge. Upon checking in, you will make your way to your beautiful accommodations, whether it's a room in the upper level of the lodge, a cabin near the lake, or a superb golf villa. You'll find that every accommodation at Grand View Lodge has a distinct Northwoods feel combined with a high level of sophistication. Their variety of lodging makes it easy for families, couples, and friends to find the perfect place to spend their vacation. Many of the activities at Grand View Lodge revolve around the outdoors, and it's easy to see why once you arrive. The beautiful natural setting instantly puts you into a peaceful state of mind, making it easy to reconnect with Mother Nature. Spend time relaxing on the sandy beach and listing to the tranquil sounds of the lake. Kids will love the outdoor playground and being part of the Kid’s Club and Adventure Club. Adults, get ready for wine tastings, championship golf, and a luxurious spa. Discover the historic Grand View Lodge – one of Minnesota's best and most beautiful resorts!Visit Website
Cragun's Resort and Hotel on Gull Lake - Brainerd, Minnesota
Designer and golf guru Robert Trent Jones, Jr., outdid himself on the Dutch Legacy, Bobby’s Legacy and the Reversible 9 golf courses. Each unique and challenging layout plays perfectly with the terrain, while the Audubon Signature Sanctuary, breathtaking lake vistas and rolling fairways offer a little something extra to both seasoned golfers and novices. Not a golfer? That doesn’t mean Cragun’s isn’t for you. Cast a line into Gull Lake and see if you can catch a largemouth bass, or enjoy the natural beauty of the North Star State by foot while strolling along the Black Tern Nature Trail lined with poplar, birch and oak trees as well as patches of wild strawberries and other sweet Minnesota fruits.Visit Website
Honey Creek Resort - Moravia, Iowa
Leave your cares behind and escape with friends, family, or that special someone to a place where luxury, outdoor adventure, and comfort blend together for one incredible vacation. Choose from one of their spacious rooms or resort cottages. Or, bring the RV and camp in their campground! Your hardest decision after arriving to Honey Creek Resort will be what to do first. Maybe it's best to flip a coin and let it determine if you spend your day outside or indoors. If the fresh air and sunshine are calling your name, then hit the lake! The resort's launch lets you take out a boat to Rathbun Lake for a day of fishing, waterskiing and more. Water sport rentals are also available! Or you can explore miles of multi-purpose trails, which will lead you through woods and natural prairie. If you decide to stay inside, the pirate-themed indoor water park is perfect for the kids! Honey Creek Resort has a five different guest room options to choose from. All are extremely comfortable and feature modern amenities. They are perfect for couples on a romantic getaway! If you desire more space, the resort's Cottages are an excellent choice. These newly constructed, upscale luxury cottages capture the essence of the classic “up north” family retreat and feature feature professional interior design. Honey Creek Resort truly defines what a vacation should be – a chance to leave your cares behind and reconnect with family and friends in a beautiful natural setting.Visit Website
Lutsen Resort on Lake Superior - Lutsen, Minnesota
This resort has been family-owned since the very beginning. Wholesome, fun family vacations are guaranteed when you stay at Lutsen Resort. They offer a variety of well-developed kid's and adventure programs so your little ones can learn while they have fun. Other great family activities include kayak tours, scenic hikes, and disc golf. You can also enjoy the resort's pools and whirlpools! Is romance in the air? Rediscover the passion that brought you together on the shores of Lake Superior. Lutsen Resort has an unmistakable romantic ambience that is sure to put you in the mood. If you don't believe us, check out Minnesota Monthly, which named Lutsen as the "Most Romantic Resort." The two of you can enjoy fine lakeside dining, in-room whirlpools and fireplaces, massages, and lots of solitude. To top it all off, Lutsen Resort on Lake Superior has the largest selection of lodging in Minnesota, which ranges from historic lodge rooms to modern condominiums. With so much to offer, how could you go wrong?Visit Website
Key Lime Cove - Gurnee, Illinois
Key Lime Cove in Gurnee, Illinois, offers you a complete vacation experience. Their indoor warterpark is always a balmy 82 degrees, summer or winter, so you never have to worry about the weather. Enjoy the excitement of the water slides, relax on the lazy river, or play with the kids at the kiddie pool. After the fun of the water park, there is still more waiting for you. Enjoy a relaxing massage at the on-site spa, savor a meal or D.W. Anderson's soda fountain, or relax in the bright and colorful rooms. Whatever you choose, it's sure to be a vacation to remember.
Big Cedar Lodge - Ridgedale, Missouri
It would be wrong to describe Big Cedar Lodge as anything other that a wilderness resort, but we want to make it clear that this in not your typical woodsy retreat. The three distinctly different lodges, cozy knotty pine cottage and beautifully-crafted log cabin all look as though they should be gracing the pages of Midwest Living Magazine. And the Top of The Rock Golf Course, a certified Audubon International Signature Sanctuary, is the first Par 3 course to bear Jack Nicklaus’ name. Big Cedar Lodge is only minutes away from Dogwood Canyon Nature Park, featuring tumbling waterfalls and more than 29 hand-built stream crossings. But you don’t have to travel far to see natural Ozarks beauty. Just tour the grounds on the lodge’s walking trails showcasing eight onsite waterfalls.Visit Website
Grand Hotel - Mackinac Island, Michigan
Named by Travel+Leisure magazine as one of the Best Hotels in the World in 2008 and 2009, Grand Hotel knows just how to make your escape to the island an experience you’ll never forget. As soon as you see the brightly-hued geraniums, tulips and daffodils decorating the postcard-perfect lawns and famous front porch, you’ll know you’ve come to the right place to be pleased. You’ll be able to feel the rich history radiating from the walls of your guestroom, decorated by New York designer Carleton Varney, and when you take your tea in the Fort Mackinac Tea Room, a National Historic Landmark. Savor one of more than 50,000 Grand Pecan Balls – the hotel’s most popular dessert – consumed each season and then try a round of gold at The Jewel, adjacent to the hotel. Experience the bygone Mackinac Island lifestyle – we promise it’ll be grand!
Devils Head Resort & Convention Center - Merrimac, Wisconsin
Devil's Head Resort & Convention Center offers you a wealth of activities perfect for an exciting vacation. In the summer, hike the trails or play a game of golf at the on-site golf course. In the winter, speed down the slopes on skis or snowboard. Or, if you'd rather relax indoors, take a soak in the hot tub. After a day of fun, retire to your comfortable room. From conveniently located lodge and inn rooms to spacious, fully furnished condominium units, you're sure to find a perfect lodging option to suit your needs near a wealth of great activity.Visit Website
Tan-Tar-A Resort - Osage Beach, Missouri
Sweeping lake vista views abound at this 420-acre haven. Here you can cast a line at the marina and golf 27 holes of the onsite championship course highlighting the beautiful countryside in Osage Beach. Or simply relax in your room and wait for dusk, when the majestic skies turn from pink to orange to blue and reflect on the lake waters making it look like a painter’s palette. Tan-Tar-A Resort isn’t for those who are looking for the glitz and glam of a fast-paced city resort; it’s best enjoyed by those who appreciate natural beauty and the lazy lakeside lifestyle. We all need to slow down sometimes; why not at Tan-Tar-A?Visit Website