Please contact Michigan Conference Meeting Planner and Annual Conference Executive Team member Nancy Arnold
DON'T DRIVE: TAKE THE CHERRY LOOP!
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.
Map of 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 $70 per night for up to three nights to offset offsite lodging cost. Two nights are standard. A third night is reimbursable if attendee needed to be onsite for a conference-related reason, or travel longer than 4 hours. Offsite meal expenses are not reimbursable. Pick up a voucher at the Registration Desk, and email it with a copy of your lodging receipt to Nancy Arnold at [email protected]
Your may also 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!
Off-Site Accommodations with Group Blocks will be posted after March 1, 2023
Airbnb.com, VRBO and other condo rental agencies have condos available 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.
Offsite Lodging Blocks
The following hotels are available for immediate booking. Those with an *asterisk will be a stop on the Cherry Loop continuous shuttle loop to/from Grand Traverse Resort
*Best Western Plus
305 Munson Ave (US 31), Traverse City, MI 49686 | 231.778.7000
Rates from $149 weekdays to $249 weekends for double queen, plus 11% sales and lodging tax. Guests must stay both Friday and Saturday nights. Complimentary deluxe continental breakfast included. Pet friendly accommodations. Call directly or use this link to reserve by April 30, 2023: https://www.bestwestern.com/en_US/book/hotel-rooms.23043.html?groupId=1U7CU2S3
*Cambria Hotel & Suites
255 Munson Ave., Traverse City, MI 49686 | 231.778.9000
Rate of $209 weekdays to $319 weekends for a King Suite, plus 11% sales and lodging tax. Guests must stay both Friday and Saturday nights. Call directly or use this link to reserve by April 30, 2023 : https://www.choicehotels.com/reservations/groups/CV91Z3
460 Munson Ave. US Hwy 31, Traverse City, MI 49686 | 231.778.8000
Rate of $139 weekdays to $249 weekends for double queen, plus 11% sales and lodging tax. Guests must stay both Friday and Saturday nights. Call directly or use this link to reserve by April 30, 2023: https://www.choicehotels.com/reservations/groups/ZD21M1
*Country Inn & Suites
420 Munson Ave., Traverse City, MI 49686 | 231.668.7280
Rate of $199, plus 11% sales and lodging tax. Call directly, press Option 1 for new reservations. Mention group name "UMC". Complimentary hot breakfast. Cancel without penalty up to 72 hours before the day of arrival. Cancellation within 72 hours will be charged one-night room and tax. Reserve by May 2, 2023.
Great Wolf Lodge
3575 US-31, Traverse City, MI 49684 | 886.478.9655
Family Suite with Balcony or Patio, rate of $229 for lodging up to 4 persons. Extra person charge of $50 per night. Daily Resort Fee has been waived! Check with Lodge regarding Cancellation Policy. Call directly or book online using and reference Block Code 2306UMCH. Reserve by April 15, 2023.
5520 US 31 N, Acme, MI 49690 | 231.938.7000
Standard room rate of $139-$209, extra person $10; plus 11% sales and lodging tax. Two night minimum stay requirement. Cancel by 4 pm 1 day prior to arrival to avoid cancellation penalty. Breakfast included. Call directly and mention “United Methodist Church 2023” to reserve by May 1, 2023.
Out of town conference equalization members are required to stay at Grand Traverse Resort unless they are sold out. Once Grand Traverse Resort has sold out, Conference Equalization member’s lodging is reimbursable up to $75/night for 2-3 nights, if the third night is needed for conference-related work, or you travel further than a four-hour drive.
Complete a voucher, and email it along with a copy of your lodging receipt to [email protected]
or mail to:
Michigan Conference Center North, Attn: Nancy Arnold
1161 E. Clark Road, Suite 212
DeWitt, MI 48820
The Commission on the Annual Conference Session does not recommend any specific offsite location. Rates and amenities are provided for you to make the selection that best suits your needs.
*A shuttle will be provided from select offsite lodging to Grand Traverse Resort. Those with an Asterisk will have continuous shuttle service to Grand Traverse Resort. See schedule below: