Off Site Lodging Options


Please contact Michigan Conference Meeting Planner and Annual Conference Executive Team member Nancy Arnold


Two shuttle buses will run continuous loops from Grand Traverse Resort to select local hotels on our Hotel Block list.  The Cherry Loop shuttle is available from the main entrance of Grand Traverse Resort.   Skip the parking lot hassle!   Leave your car at your offsite hotel, and take the door-to-door shuttle!  Daily driver gratuity is appreciated.

Shuttle Stops

Offsite Lodging Options

Equalization members are required to stay onsite unless the resort is full.  Equalization members staying offsite are eligible to receive reimbursement up to $65 per night for four nights to offset offsite lodging cost. Offsite meal expenses are not reimbursable. Complete a voucher, and submit a copy of your receipt at the Registration desk, or mail your receipt and voucher to:
Michigan Conference Center North, Attn: Nancy Arnold
1161 E. Clark Rd., Suite 212, DeWitt, MI 48820

The Commission on the Annual Conference Session does not recommend any specific offsite location. Rates and amenities will be provided for you to make the selection that best suits your needs. Arrangements at these hotels are not available in the registration system. Please make your reservations directly. You are responsible for all cancellation fees.

Reduced rates at area hotels have been negotiated for Annual Conference attendees.  You can take a free door-to-door shuttle to select area hotels!  The full listing will be posted once the room block fills at Grand Traverse Resort & Spa. However, here are two options worth sharing early:

*Brio Beach Inn 1465 Munson Ave (US 31), Traverse City, MI  49686 231.946.6930  Rate of $89 for single or double, extra person $10, plus 11% sales and lodging tax.  Call directly to reserve by May 1, 2020

*Sleep Inn   5520 US 31 N, Acme, MI 49690 | 231.938.7000   Standard room rate of $79, extra person $10; plus 11% sales and lodging tax.  Breakfast included.  Call direct to reserve by May 1, 2020.  Some condos are still available on this site that are part of the Grand Traverse Resort & Spa complex.  These owners are listing them independently, and are not part of the rental pool in our contract.  Book directly through Airbnb.  If they are on the Grand Traverse Resort & Spa property, free shuttle service would be included.  Inquire with your host.


Off Site Lodging Non-Hotel

Dorm Options

Northwestern Michigan College (1701 E Front Street, Traverse City, MI 49686)

Configured in Suites – Two Rooms Connected by a Bathroom | Two Twin Beds, desks with chairs, built-in closets/dressers | Mini Fridge, microwave | WiFi | Free Parking, No Shuttle | Linens can be reserved for an additional $15/person. The linen package includes a bottom fitted sheet, top sheet, blanket, pillow, pillow case, wash cloth and a bath towel.

This option is not available on the registration form. 2019 information is located  here. Please contact Lisa at Northwestern Michigan College if you have questions: 231.995.1409 or [email protected].

  • Single: $55 per night/person + 6% tax (no roommate, shared bathroom)
  • Suite: $90 per night + 6% tax (two rooms connected by a bathroom)

RV Parks and Camping Options

Keith J. Charters Traverse City State Park

Everflowing Waters Campground

Kewadin Indian Mission Church
7248 Cairn Hwy, Kewadin, MI 49648

Rustic camper space is available for a donation.
Contact Steve Antoine 231-620-1911 to make arrangements.

Annual Conference 2020