West Michigan Tourist Association



Barothy Lodge

Across North America's snow country, snowmobilers have banded together in clubs that go beyond just sledding together for fun. They fund, create and maintain an intricate network of trails, providing the highest level of riding enjoyment to snowmobilers. Barothy Lodge is located a few miles from a branch of the North American Snowmobile Trail System near Baldwin, MI.


Country Haven Resort

At Country Haven Resort on the shores of beautiful Hamlin Lake in Ludington, you receive a free nights lodging with every snowmobile rental! Rentals include:

  • Polaris Indy 500s (single-seaters, water cooled,heated hand grips & heated foot rest)
  • Polaris Touring 550s (deluxe twin-seater w/reverse, heated hand grips)
  • Polaris Touring 800s (4-stroke, elec start, reverse, heated grips front & rear, high-rise seat)

Crooked River Lodge

If winter’s your thing, Crooked River Lodge has you covered with many great snow covered activities. The Moosejaw snowmobile trail is right across the street; you can go whatever way you choose, as this trail links you to the Moosejaw, Indian River, Wolverine and Petoskey trails. We are also located very close to some of the best skiing and snowboarding Michigan has to offer. The end of the day brings you back our gigantic lobby, with a real wood burning fireplace and leather couches so soft you may get lost, or just throw on your skivvies and hop into our indoor pool and hot tub. Relaxation made affordable with something everyone can enjoy.


Crystal Adventures - Lodging & Rentals

From the first curve of our miles and miles of groomed trails, the avid winter sports enthusiast will realize that the Benzie County snow trails are among the finest in Michigan. A trail entrance is located less than a quarter mile from the lodges. Snowmobilers have been enjoying the hundreds of miles of Benzie-Mannistee trails for decades. With stops at numerous towns with taverns and restaurants along the way, guests can make an afternoon or a week of exploring the region. Spotting the winter wildlife and snowbirds including cardinals and snowy owls is a favorite past time for many of our guests in this pristine wilderness area. Call for snomobile reservations on a first come first server basis!

Weekend rentals rates:
  • $345 (Saturday, 9 am through Monday, 9 am),
  • $195 for one day (9 am to sundown)
  • $150 for 4 hours
Weekday rental rates: (Monday through Friday)
  • $155 for 12 hours
  • $120 for 4 hours

Two-person sleds are an additional $25. Guided snowmobiling trips are available, as well as pick-up and delivery, for $50 up to 30 miles. Free area trail maps, and instruction and guidance courses are also available. For an additional $10, helmets can be rented and trailers which hold two sleds cost $60. Weekly rates are also available.


Garland Resort

Make Garland Lodge & Resort your snowmobiling base camp with winter, with some of the best rated snow trails in the state! Explore thousands of miles of state and county trails in northern Michigan - spend a day with a great local ride, or sled as far as the Upper Peninsula, Wisconsin, or Canada!

Garland is in the unique position of being one of the only lodging resorts connected to the state's largest trail system. With fuel stations near by and great food and fun at the Lodge - and tasty beverages - Garland Lodge & Resort is the place to take your annual snowmobile adventure. And don't forget the great lodging options at Garland. Stay in the rustic sophistication of the Main Lodge or grab your friends and take advantage of the true up north experience by staying in a cabin or one of the many condo and cottage options.

Bring your own sled or rent one!
Garland offers a great way to experience snowmobiling - for those who want to try it, not live it. Snowmobiles can be rented for a day (24 hours) and snow suites and helmets are also available.


Grand Traverse Resort & Spa

"Lake Effect Snow" is a term that Grand Traverse Resort & Spa knows well. Located on the shores of Lake Michigan's East Grand Traverse Bay, the Resort benefits from abundant snow throughout winter, often times lasting well into March. To keep "cabin fever" at bay we offer a wide range of fun outdoor winter activities featuring cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and ice skating. Bring your own gear or rent ours.

Grand Traverse Resort & Spa has transformed our Clubhouse into a Winter Activities Center open to the public and Resort guests, every weekend from Friday, November 26, 2010 through Sunday, February 27, 2011!

Snowmobile Rides (snow conditions permitting)
20-minute guided ride: $25 per person. 10-minute kid’s ride: $10 per person. Managed by Blue Sky Rentals.

  • Friday: 3 pm - 9 pm
  • Saturday: 10 am - 9 pm
  • Sunday: 10 am - 5 pm


McGuire's Resort & Golf Club

From McGuire's Resort direct, you can get onto hundreds of miles of snowmobile trails. The White Pine Trail is Michigan's longest state park, extending from Cadillac to Grand Rapids and built on an abandoned railroad bed. It's only a quick zip through the McGuire's parking lot, and you'll experience beautiful scenery over the rivers and through the woods!

McGuire's Resort provides direct access to pristine trails with plenty of parking for sleds and trailers on premise. Permits may be purchased upon arrival at McGuire's Resort as well as Cadillac Area Snowmobile Trail Maps for $2. Don't own a snowmobile? No problem. McGuire's can help you with that too and can even teach you how to ride!


Pere Marquette River Lodge

Trail riders, your invited to take advantage of the Pere Marquette River Lodge's easy on/off access to the major snowmobile trails in Lake County. Year-round lodging is available which includes ten bedroom lodge, three single rooms and seven double rooms. Every room in the Lodge has their own personal two-person jetted tub. Double rooms have a small kitchenette, two burner stove, mini fridge and dishes. The best feature of the Lodge is the great room, all the comforts of home along with a large fireplace. The Lodge also has an attached dining room for large gatherings.


Ranch Rudolf
Traverse City

You're invited to spend a week, weekend or just a night at Ranch Rudolf, a 195 acre Four Season Resort which is just 12 miles southeast. of Traverse City on the Beautiful Boardman River, surrounded by the Pere Marquette State Forest.

Grand Traverse area grooms 100 miles of snowmobile trails, and Ranch Rudolf is right in the hub of things. Snowmobile right from your room on these wonderfully groomed trails connecting with surrounding area trail systems.

The Ranch has 16 motel units, a Bunkhouse and 25 Campsites on the resort property. A general store, restaurant, lounge with a fireplace and the Strawdog Room (banquet/meeting room) make up the other buildings. There are no televisions or in-room phones at the Ranch, which means you just might find yourself under a star-filled Northern sky thanking the heavens that there are places where families can still get away from it all - and come closer together.

Treetops Resort

Bring your snowmobile to explore over 300 miles of groomed trails in our five-county area. You'll have easy access to the trails from Treetops. Because of the ideal conditions for snowmobiling in northern Michigan, Treetops hosted the 2002 World Snowmobile Association Woody’s Regional X Games Qualifier and the 2007 Snowcross Races. Experience the trails for yourself on your next visit.


Twin Oaks Campground & Cabins

Ride the Wellston, Cadillac, Benzie and Irons trails direct from camp or cabin! Cabins have big hooks, Dish TV, full kitchens and baths - fully stocked and clean. Twin Oaks also offers winter RV camping by the night, week, month or the entire winter.

  • Area propane companies will set a large tank for your winter heat needs
  • The area trail report will be directly e-mailed to your in-basket
  • Twin Oaks does the Michigan Interactive / Fishweb trail report
  • Store your sled trailer on site
  • We plow your drive and leave a base on the camp roads - ride straight from camp!
  • Give us a call on Thursday we will plow your drive and turn on your heat - when you arrive at camp just suit up & ride!
  • Lodge / Rec Room - Free WiFi - Clean & hot showers - Pet & Big Rig Friendly
  • Group rides, bonfires, New Years party, Breakfast rides
  • Monthly rates: $221.00 to $285.00 (4 persons)