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1859 US 131 South, Petoskey, MI, US, 49770

  • Phone: (231) 348-3324
  • Fax: (231) 348-3521
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Supports Green Practices

"Supports Green Initiatives" designates a hotel's participation in an optional environmental program that includes the use of energy-efficient lighting, guestroom towel/linen re-use, and on-premise recycling. "Supports Green Initiatives" does not represent an official certification of any kind.

2.4 out of 5 (85 reviews)
31% of guests recommend this hotel


»Bill & Carol's Inc.

For a wide selection of condiments, vegetables, packed foods and meat, come down to Bill & Carol's grocery. This modest food store is where the locals pack in their week's supply. The grocery gets its produce lines stocked from local vendors and the deli is brilliant for meats and cheese. Bill & Carol's is great for quick and budget shopping and has everything you could eat under one roof.

523 Charlevoix Avenue
Petoskey, MI 49770

»Grain Train Natural Foods Market

The Grain Train Natural Foods Market is one of the finest organic markets you will come across in Petoskey. Fresh from the organic farms, you will see that the quality of the vegetables and meat here is remarkably fresh and pollutant free. Specialty foods such a gluten free products, and dairy substitutes are also available. If you are going for a more natural, way of life then do not hesitate to stop at the Grain Train Natural Foods Market.

220 East Mitchell Street
Petoskey, MI 49770


Virtually sitting on Little Traverse Bay, SKY IRIS is a hidden gem of modern design in the heart of downtown Petoskey. Featuring a full line of bedding, furniture, home accessories, and area rugs, this humble shop mixes and matches styles and patterns in its eye-catching showroom. SKY IRIS's taste in patterns and furniture pieces is impressively modern, making this home-ware boutique a must-stop location.

4234 Main Street
Bay Harbor, MI 49770

»Horizon Books

The Horizon Bookstore is a family owned place in Northern Michigan. This is an unique little bookstore with an internet cafe. It's a friendly and warm place that fosters a home away from home feeling. On special occasions local artists come to strum their guitars and sing as you browse through the shelves or just sit with a cappuccino.

319 East Mitchell Street
Petoskey, MI 49770

»Monarch Floral & Garden Design

Serving the Little Traverse Bay area from their Downtown Petoskey location, Monarch Garden & Floral Design handles a full range of floral services, retail garden decor and home accessories sales. Monarch runs the gamut of traditional florist services, specializing in dazzling bouquets while serving residential and commercial spaces alongside galas and weddings. Operated by longtime florists William and Brian, Monarch combines professional and personal service with a beautiful array of the area's freshest flowers.

442 East Mitchell
Petoskey, MI 49770

»Ruff Life Pet Outfitters

Your four legged best friends will be over the moon when you bring them back a special something from this charming Petoskey shop. Ruff Life Pet Outfitters is all about providing the best treats, gear, beds, grooming tools, toys and more for your pet.  They even have specialized outdoor gear to help them stay active with you like harnesses, rugged booties, life jackets, and even outdoor tent-like shelters. All treats, and pet food is all natural, so you can be sure you're feeding your pet the good stuff.

309 Howard Street
Petoskey, MI 49770

»County Emmet Celtic Shop

The County Emmet Celtic Shop is a must visit for connoisseurs of Irish and Celtic culture. Located in the heart of downtown Petoskey, this charming boutique is run by Ed Karmann and his wife Linda. It features an interesting inventory of clothing, jewelry, specialty tea and coffee, candy and preserves, Irish art and publications, and home decor items. Take home souvenirs from The Emerald Isle that double up as great gifts.

221 East Lake Street
Petoskey, MI 49770

»Grandpa Shorter's

For a gift or souvenir that is quintessentially Michigan, Grandpa Shorter’s is your ultimate destination. Open since 1946, it is operated by the third generation of the Shorter family. Greet mascot, Carlos the Bear at the door and browse through the ingeniously-arranged inventory of handmade products, trinkets and collectibles, as well as clothing, jewelry, specialty food items and bath and body works. Their Minnetonka moccasins and Petoskey stone souvenirs are especially noteworthy.

301 East Lake Street
Petoskey, MI 49770

»The Rocking Horse Toy Company

The Rocking Horse Toy Company is a great shopping destination for families in Petoskey. The owners select the best interactive, creative toys for kids of all ages. Fun surprises found throughout the store include an indoor slackline, a toy fire engine, jigsaw puzzles featuring puppies or robots, kitchen sets, and sleds for those much-wished for snow days. 

210 Howard Street
Petoskey, MI 49770


The racks at Threads are stacked with bright printed dresses and tops, subtle cardigans and jackets, fun and comfortable shorts. Also available are playful accessories, including printed scarves, funky jewelry, handbags and a charming selection of lingerie. The store is spacious, so you can shop at ease without bumping into people.

400 Bay Street
Petoskey, MI 49770

»Kilwins Chocolate Kitchen

The one with a craving for chocolate, candies, fudge and waffle cones shall find Kilwins Chocolate Kitchen the perfect destination. It is a wonderful chocolate factory popular for its handcrafted delicacies. This place arranges for tours of its kitchen that offer a detailed insight into the manufacturing process. It was also voted the Best Ice Cream in the year 2011. The Single Origin Dominican Republic Chocolate is highly recommended to try.

1050 Bay View Road
Petoskey, MI 49770

»Kilwin’s Quality Confections Inc

Kilwin’s Quality Confections Inc or the 'Kilwin's Petoskey Kitchen Shoppe' is located just minutes away from the retail store located at Howard Street. Kilwin's which is owned by Don and Robin McCarty is very popular amongst the North Michigan masses for its excellent sweets. You will find dry fruits covered with divine chocolate, custom made chocolates, fudge and more at this candy factory. Kilwin's at Petoskey is just one of the fifty of its kind in the state. Call ahead to find out whether tours at this location are available, and for further information.

355 North Division Road
Petoskey, MI 49770
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