There is nothing more refreshing for the soul than a girl's weekend away with some of your best friends. When we started talking about this trip, we knew we wanted to explore Northern Michigan but since there is so much to see and do it can be hard to decide on where to stay. When you're traveling with a larger group (we had 7 girls) it can also be difficult to find lodging that meets all your needs and can comfortably fit everyone. Thankfully we discovered Crooked Tree Farm Farmhouse in Bellaire, Michigan!
Disclaimer: We were hosted by Crooked Tree Farmhouse during our two-night stay. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
where to stay
If you're traveling with a larger group, I highly recommend putting in the time and research to find a property that has everything you're looking for. It truly can make or break your trip when you have multiple people to accommodate who all need to shower, eat meals at the same time, wake up a different times and the list goes on. Thankfully, Crooked Tree Farmhouse checked all those boxes and more for our group. This beautifully-renovated 120-year-old farmhouse can accommodate up to 10 guests with 4 bedrooms, 7 beds, and 2.5 baths. You can tell how much time and effort the owners have put into every inch of this house and the decor and updated features throughout are stunning.
There was so much to love about this house but the three things that were most important to our group were:
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This property is located on 6 acres so you get to enjoy the peaceful side of nature and still be only a mile from downtown Bellaire and a short drive from Traverse City and Boyne City. In addition to the upper patio deck, there is also a fire pit which is perfect for those chilly fall evenings, and some trails you can wander around through the woods and meadows. You also can't miss the unique tree in the front of the house which is how the property got it's name!
Best areas to explore
While you may never want to leave once you step foot inside this amazing Airbnb, no matter the season, there is so much to see and explore. Here are a few of my top picks for downtown Bellaire/Torch Lake to add to your itinerary:
If you're looking for a great day trip destination, check out my recommendations for visiting Traverse City, Sleeping Bear Dunes, Petoskey, or Charlevoix.
Fall colors and ski season are right around the corner in Michigan so don't wait to gather your friends and book your stay!
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