Econo Lodge South
1859 US 131 South
Petoskey, MI 49770
Phone: (231) 348-3324
Fax: (231) 348-3521
Arts & Museums
Little Traverse History Museum, managed by the Little Traverse Historical Society, is home to several artifacts and exhibits that talk about the history of the Little Traverse region of Petoskey. Permanent exhibits at the museum include pictures and artifacts pertaining to Ernest Hemingway and other famous personalities of the Emmet County. Apart from this, Little Traverse History Museum also houses the Parlor Exhibit which is a model of a Victorian Parlor, adorned with conservative furniture and other accessories.
The Northern Michigan Artist Market is a collection of work done by the artists of Northern Michigan. They collectively started the gallery they call "The Market." It has everything from paintings, prints, sculptures, photography, glass work, jewelery and more. Their aim is to support artists of Northern Michigan. A must visit place when when visiting the area.
Located inside a historic building, the Crooked Tree Arts Center is an artistic hub in Petoskey. Featuring spaces for art exhibitions, stage performances, and small-scale events, it is widely used by many members of the community. They offer a variety of classes and workshops for both kids and adults cover everything from dance to pottery. Don't miss out on a visit to this local gem!
Formerly a mining area with a huge cement plant that spread across 1,200 acres, The Bay Harbor History Museum is an attempt to preserve this rich history of the city. Today, the city is flanked by beautiful resorts on all sides, but its vintage charm is still preserved in the Bay Harbor History Museum. Check it out for its beautiful pieces and artifacts.
Trisha Witty is a local artist who has garnered acclaim for her beautiful paintings and art work. Her work even graces the labels of wine bottles from the Harbor Springs Vineyards. Specimens of her artwork can be found at Witty Galerie. The oil paintings, featuring landscapes, show great depth of texture and detailing that make them unique. They are inspired by her personal experiences and travel.
Andrew J. Blackbird Museum, as the name suggests is dedicated to the former leader and visionary of Ottawa, Andrew J. Blackbird. Formerly Blackbird's house, the museum displays various artifacts and books written by the leader. The building also served as the first post office of the locality, making it a prominent historical site. Besides this, Andrew J. Blackbird Museum also houses art and craft items and literary works written by the Indo American residents of the region.
Harbor Springs History Museum narrates the history of this beautiful city. Managed by the Harbor Springs Historical Society, this museum displays permanent exhibits that include photographs and artifacts that celebrate the history of the Ottawa community and the Indo-American tribes native to the area. The museum houses five galleries within itself: local history gallery, discovery gallery, west vault gallery which features permanent exhibits and the main and north galleries that house temporary exhibits. Harbor Springs History Museum also serves as an event venue.
The Hramiec Hoffman Studio & Gallery is owned by Mary Hrameic Hoffman and Mark Hrameic Hoffman. It is a studio partly dedicated to cancer charities since Mary has lost several members of her family to the dreadful disease. The oil painting and portraits are mainly done by Mary herself, while Mark runs the shop. It is a joyous store with a welcoming home-like feel. So when in Harbor Springs do not forget to pay a visit to this gallery.
Boyne City Historical Museum, located within the City Hall, is a mirror to the life and likes of the early settlers of Boyne City. Deeply embedded in history, this museum holds everything from the mode of transport to the basic business of the ex-residents of Boyne. The museum is artistically cluttered with historical photographs, artifacts, old utensils, stoves and other paraphernalia of the era gone by.
Fire & Clay Pottery is sure to be of interest to all art and craft lovers. Drop in at this gallery and see the artworks and creations in clay, most of them made by local artists and craftsmen. And if you are one of those interested in learning a new art, you can sign up for some pottery classes as well. Discover the magic of clay as you can make and design pots, decorative items and even jewelry.
Inland Water Route is the waterway that connects Lake Huron to Lake Michigan that spreads across the North Michigan region. Initially used by the native Americans, this waterway fell into despair after the railroad began on the same route. Inland Water Route Historical Society Museum (IWRHS) explores the history of this charming water route and houses pictures, artifacts and steamers that have traveled across this age old water route.
Jordan River Arts Center, operated by the Jordan River Arts Council, is a beautiful artistic space located in downtown East Jordan. With an aim to promote local art and culture, the center features art and craft exhibits that boast of the city's cultural heritage. The center hosts exhibitions, workshops and other art related events on a regular basis. It is a perfect destination for those who love to enjoy these artistic marvels. Check website for further details.