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These Michigan meeting places aren't your typical conference retreat. Stuffy meeting rooms and clock watching give way to inspiring layouts and engaging collaborations. Open spaces and even outdoor venues provide the perfect ambiance and the latest audio/visual technology to ensure everything goes smoothly. Catering services and in-house chefs offer gourmet cuisine and friendly service. Devoted meeting planners customize your trip and suggest activities. After taking care of business, explore the vast Michigan wilderness with your co-workers or drift away in the hot tub. These meeting and conference venues redefine what it means to meet!
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UAW Black Lake

Onaway, Michigan

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Combine pristine natural vistas, rustic hospitality, and premium accommodations, and what do you get? The perfect place to host your next event!The rustic rooms of the timeless “Old Lodge,” the secluded... read more

Combine pristine natural vistas, rustic hospitality, and premium accommodations, and what do you get? The perfect place to host your next event!

The rustic rooms of the timeless “Old Lodge,” the secluded “Hilltop Chalets” and the traditional hotel offer a wealth of variety and opulence. Numbers are of no issue; there are 228 sleeping rooms available, with the capacity to house 395 people depending on rooming accommodations. As for your event, The Center is available for conferences, retreats, reunions and family vacations – and includes an education building with 12 classrooms, a 350-seat lecture hall and a dining room with the capacity to serve up to 400 guests buffet style. Holy cow!

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2000 Maxon Road, Onaway, MI 49765

Highlights

Black Lake also has a selection of condominiums and apartments.

Fun facts

In 1966, then-UAW President Walter Reuther proposed building a worker education center for trade unionists. This is the result!

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Bavarian Inn of Frankenmuth

Frankenmuth, Michigan

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Glockenspiels and German architecture provide a breathtaking backdrop for your corporate retreat at Bavarian Inn of Frankenmuth! Choose to meet at the lodge or the restaurant, both of which offer an array of... read more

Glockenspiels and German architecture provide a breathtaking backdrop for your corporate retreat at Bavarian Inn of Frankenmuth! Choose to meet at the lodge or the restaurant, both of which offer an array of options. The lodge can accommodate up to 500 guests, but also has small board rooms for private pow-wows. Enjoy buffet-style Bavarian fare here. The restaurant welcomes up to 350 attendees and serves tantalizing table service-plate and family-style meals. Of course, state-of-the-art audio/visual equipment will assist with the meetings. LCD projectors, television and projection screens, dry erase boards, overhead projectors, and high-speed internet ensure you have everything you need. When you're not meeting, make a splash in any of the four indoor pools, which also feature two water slides. Enjoy a charming and inspiring atmosphere at this conference retreat!

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One Covered Bridge Lane, Frankenmuth, Michigan 48734

Highlights

No matter what your needs, the Bavarian Inn is happy to help. The staff will assist with video conferencing, guest speakers, exhibit equipment, and entertainment.

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Clear your head and recharge on a relaxing stroll through 13 acres of breathtaking riverfront property. Admire architectural wonders like the Glockenspiel and authentic wooden-covered bridge.

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Crystal Mountain

Thompsonville, Michigan

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State-of-the-art facilities, an inspiring northern Michigan location, and a devoted staff make Crystal Mountain the perfect place to meet! Able to accommodate up to 350 guests but also welcoming small meeting... read more

State-of-the-art facilities, an inspiring northern Michigan location, and a devoted staff make Crystal Mountain the perfect place to meet! Able to accommodate up to 350 guests but also welcoming small meeting groups, conference retreats of all sizes will find everything they need here. Take advantage of an array of audio/visual capabilities like electrically operated projection systems and touch-screen remote controls for audio/visual systems. A complete business center and complimentary wireless internet add to the productivity. Also, conference coordinators are more than happy to offer advanced planning. Set yourself at ease before the big meeting at the two fireplace lounges and a pre-function area with 12-foot window-walls overlooking the majestic mountain. The 120-foot slope-side terrace adds to the relaxation. After taking care of business, swing away on the golf course or ski the snowy slopes. Truly drift away with a collection of treatments at the Crystal Spa. This corporate retreat redefines what it means to meet!

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12500 Crystal Mountain Drive, Thompsonville, Michigan 49683

Highlights

Crystal Mountain is a five-time recipient of the coveted Paragon Award, an honor that recognizes excellence and leadership in the rental housing industry.

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The atmosphere is always perfect here. A remote control auto-dimming system ensures you always have to right amount of light and quiet heating and air conditioning systems keep you comfortable.

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Whatever the occasion, the friendly staff and superb amenities at Stone Chalet Bed and Breakfast Inn and Event Center will make it an unprecedented success!Stone Chalet Bed and Breakfast Inn and Event Center has... read more

Whatever the occasion, the friendly staff and superb amenities at Stone Chalet Bed and Breakfast Inn and Event Center will make it an unprecedented success!

Stone Chalet Bed and Breakfast Inn and Event Center has three distinct spaces, each specializing in a different type of business meetings or retreats. For multi-day events, you'll want to rent all the rooms and use the Event Hall and Fellowship Room for your meeting or presentation area. Smaller parties, meanwhile, will love the Carriage House main floor, meant for a group of eight people to gather in a private informal setting. Finally, the formal dining room can be used for a business dinner for up to 24 people. The options aren't the best part, however- that belongs to how beautiful the venues are! The filtered light and wood finishes is ideal for a meditative or yoga style retreat. Step inside the calming chambers and enjoy the ridiculous views from the south facing windows.

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1917 Washtenaw Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Getting there

The Resort is a mile from the University of Michigan Museum of Art and seven miles from Interstate 94.

Related Onsite Offerings

There's a garden, a gazebo, and an event hall in the midcentury modern building.

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Double JJ Resort

Rothbury, Michigan

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Double JJ Resort's is an ideal local for a business retreat. When you aren't getting work done, you'll be spending the day on horseback, hitting the links, racing down a water slide, or simply relaxing in the Wild... read more

Double JJ Resort's is an ideal local for a business retreat. When you aren't getting work done, you'll be spending the day on horseback, hitting the links, racing down a water slide, or simply relaxing in the Wild West!

There are four conference rooms to suit your meeting needs! The lower level consists of the Maverick and Wyatt rooms, which can be connected if needed, while the Mustang room upstairs is perfect for board meetings of up to 20 people. For a break, step out onto the Sundance Balcony for a gorgeous view of the restaurant and surrounding natural beauty. Accommodations range from rustic cabins, to elegant log homes, to beautifully appointed luxury suites with flat-screen TVs and in-room Jacuzzis. All of it adds up to a successful (and fun) retreat!

Address

5900 S Water Rd, Rothbury, MI 49452

Getting there

The resort is 10.6 miles from Oceana County Airport.

Related Onsite Offerings

Other activities offered include horse riding trails, archery and a petting zoo, plus an 18-hole golf course.

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Grand Traverse Resort and Spa is a meeting place that breaks the mold! A 900-acre backdrop comprised of wandering woodlands, lush greens, and sandy beaches invites business travelers to have fun and get work done.... read more

Grand Traverse Resort and Spa is a meeting place that breaks the mold! A 900-acre backdrop comprised of wandering woodlands, lush greens, and sandy beaches invites business travelers to have fun and get work done. The 86,500 square feet of flexible meeting space offers enough room for everyone. Meet in board rooms, ballrooms, and even outdoors. Exceptional audio/visual equipment is supplied, as are numerous catering options. A meeting planner is more than happy to coordinate the corporate retreat. Build bonds with entertaining team-building activities. A 5K run, yoga on the beach, and other strategic games and challenges will have co-workers working together. Relax further with wine tours, golf, tennis, and much more. Slip into serenity at the onsite spa or set off on a catamaran cruise. Business and pleasure go hand in hand here!

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100 Grand Traverse Village Boulevard, Acme, Michigan 49610

Highlights

Employees can enjoy a taste of northern Michigan with a group gift basket comprised of local award-winning wines and delicious cherry products.

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For a unique meeting experience, congregate at the Private Beach Club Deck, which overlooks the shores of Lake Michigan.

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The Kingsley House

Fennville, Michigan

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Host your next meeting or special event at Kingsley House and we're sure it'll be an overwhelming success!With a picturesque campus and historic 19th Century buildings scattered throughout the property, The Kingsley... read more

Host your next meeting or special event at Kingsley House and we're sure it'll be an overwhelming success!

With a picturesque campus and historic 19th Century buildings scattered throughout the property, The Kingsley House has a gorgeous backdrop for all occasions. Whether you’re hosting an intimate gathering of 20 or a large-scale corporate event or convention, Kingsley House can accommodate you in both indoor and outdoor settings. There are multiple venues, and the friendly staff will be happy to work with you on making your event go on without a hitch!

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626 W Main St, Fennville, MI 49408

Getting there

The hotel is a seven-minute drive from the Interstate 196 Freeway and an eight-minute drive from Lake Michigan.

Related Onsite Offerings

The landscaped grounds offer picnic areas, hammocks and a canopy swing, plus there's a covered porch with wicker furniture.

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Bay Pointe Inn Lakefront Resort

Shelbyville (Gun Lake), Michigan

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Bring your freinds! Bring you family! Bring your coworkers! Bring them all to Bay Pointe Inn Lakefront Resort on the shores of sparkling Gun Lake!The meeting spaces at the resort are one of a kind! Simply tell the... read more

Bring your freinds! Bring you family! Bring your coworkers! Bring them all to Bay Pointe Inn Lakefront Resort on the shores of sparkling Gun Lake!

The meeting spaces at the resort are one of a kind! Simply tell the resort's sales team what you're looking for, as they strive to help you find the perfect fit for your unique event! Interested in team building? Participate in a "scavenger hunt” on the lake, rent a pontoon for a cruise, or order some wine and just enjoy each others' company. Bay Pointe's goal is to make the planning process stress free for their clients. They accomplish this with gusto.

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11456 Marsh Rd, Shelbyville, MI 49344

Related activities

The resort is 8 minutes' drive from the Yankee Springs State Recreation Area.

Related Onsite Offerings

Complimentary breakfast is provided in the grill restaurant, which has a lakeside patio.

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Garland Lodge

Lewiston, Michigan

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Garland Lodge's beautiful environment and stupendous accommodations make people want to visit for any reason at all. How about your next conference or corporate meeting?Garland Lodge offers a variety of meeting... read more

Garland Lodge's beautiful environment and stupendous accommodations make people want to visit for any reason at all. How about your next conference or corporate meeting?

Garland Lodge offers a variety of meeting spaces that can accommodate up to 250 people. Staff are flexible and accommodating to your unique meeting needs. If you want to have a stereotypical business meeting, the four onsite championship golf courses can be a great team-bonding activity in-between (or during) all your hard work! When you aren't doing business, you'll have free reign to explore the spacious grounds, relax in the spa, or catch some z's in your gloriously luxurious quarters!

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4700 N Red Oak Rd, Lewiston, MI 49756

Getting there

It's 11 miles from CoopersVille USA (Old West town) and 37 miles from Interstate 75.

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Other amenities include four golf courses, a driving range, a gym, a hot tub, and indoor and outdoor pools.

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Otsego Club and Resort

Gaylord, Michigan

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Otsego Club and Resort combines an inspiring location and phenomenal facilities to create a meeting place oasis. Wandering woodlands and two championship golf courses set the scene while meeting rooms offer a... read more

Otsego Club and Resort combines an inspiring location and phenomenal facilities to create a meeting place oasis. Wandering woodlands and two championship golf courses set the scene while meeting rooms offer a professional setting. Audio/visual equipment like LCD projectors, hand-held wireless microphones, and wireless internet are perfect for presentations. After taking care of business, some meeting rooms can be converted into dance floors, so you can let loose following a productive meeting. Corporate retreats were never this much fun. When you're not brainstorming, try golfing, hiking, fishing, or skiing the snowy slopes. It's always the right time to meet here. Welcoming accommodations include flat-screen televisions, Jacuzzi tubs, and soothing spa amenities. Never has a corporate trip been so stress-free!

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696 M-32 East, P.O. Box 556, Gaylord, Michigan 49734

Highlights

All the meeting rooms include complimentary water service and pens and paper to jot down your ideas.

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Grab some brain food at the delicious onsite restaurant. The Duck Blind Grille offers a variety of pastas, pizzas, and sandwiches paired with a winning wine list!

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Set on 2,000 acres of woods, water and wildlife, Drummond Island Resort and Conference Center truly allows you to escape on your corporate retreat. For larger meetings, The Brooder House is the clear choice... read more

Set on 2,000 acres of woods, water and wildlife, Drummond Island Resort and Conference Center truly allows you to escape on your corporate retreat

. For larger meetings, The Brooder House is the clear choice accommodating up to 100 guests for meetings and 150 for banquets. For a slightly smaller gathering, congregate at The Annex, a log structure that exudes a rustic ambiance. For an even more private meeting, Woodmoor Lodge offers two executive boardrooms, both of which overlook a trout pond. All meeting rooms also feature the full spectrum of audio/visual equipment. After a successful meeting, unwind with a round on the Resort's championship golf course, The Rock. Complimentary use of bicycles, kayaks, and canoes let you explore this outdoor oasis. Serve up a game on the tennis court or work up a sweat in the fitness center. Afterward, kick up your feet in a rustic cabin or cottage and drift away.

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33494 S. Maxton Road, Drummond Island, Michigan 49726

Highlights

If the Brooder House's 100-guest capacity is too much space, take a group of 25 to The Annex or meet with 14 colleagues at one of the Woodmoor Lodge's conference rooms.

Related activities

Once the conference is complete, business travelers can set off on a sunset cruise on one of the resort's pontoon boats, gather around a waterfront bonfire, or sip a cocktail at Bayside's Lounge.

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Sojourn Lakeside Resort

Gaylord, Michigan

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Discover a refreshing lakeside retreat at the elegant Sojourn Lakeside Resort. With the beautiful shores of Dixon Lake right at your doorstep, this Michigan destination offers 700 feet of lakefront, and 35 acres of... read more

Discover a refreshing lakeside retreat at the elegant Sojourn Lakeside Resort. With the beautiful shores of Dixon Lake right at your doorstep, this Michigan destination offers 700 feet of lakefront, and 35 acres of lush, wooded grounds.

Inspire the whole team with a refreshing lakeside retreat at an elegant Michigan resort. Sojourn Lakeside Resort rests along the shores of 80-acre Dixon Lake, offering a wonderful setting for your next business event. Their Great Hall banquet and meeting venue can host your meeting or conference, while the Sandbar Lodge is the perfect place to unwind during your downtime.

Address

2332 E. Dixon Lake Rd, Gaylord, Michigan 49735

Fun facts

The word "sojourn" means "a journey with a temporary stay."

Related Onsite Offerings

Choose to stay in a king or queen suite at Whispering Pines, or enjoy views of the water in the Lakeview queen suites, featuring a soaker or Jacuzzi tub in an over-sized bathroom, a refrigerator, microwave, and robes for guest use.

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