Off Site Lodging Options

Once Onsite Lodging at Grand Traverse Resort is Full, Offsite Options Will Be Posted.  

Reduced rates at area hotels have been negotiated for Annual Conference attendees.  Check back for hotel blocks.  You can now take a free door-to-door shuttle to select area hotels!

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.

Free shuttle to area hotels

Ride the Door-to-Door Cherry Loop!

Returning this year!  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

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

  • 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.

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