Bear Lake: Stay-cation Guide

Small Town Stay-cation Guide

Bear Lake

The Village of Bear Lake is located in the northern half of Manistee County, approximately 15 miles north of Manistee and just five miles from Lake Michigan shores.

Places to Stay

  • Bella Vista Inn: Across from beautiful Bear Lake. 20 spacious AAA-approved rooms near Lake Michigan shore/dunes, fishing, golf, hiking & biking trails, casino, kayaking, snowmobiling, skiing, horseback riding & boating.
  • Crystal Vacation Rentals: Crystal Vacation Rentals provides privately owned vacation homes for rent throughout Manistee and Benzie Counties. Choose from lake front, lake access, or river frontage on a variety of lakes and rivers in the area.
  • Kampvilla RV Park: Whether you want to camp one night or stay for a long vacation, Kampvilla RV Park is the campground for you. Enjoy the beauty and serenity of Northern Michigan and nearby Lake Michigan.

Other Nearby Stops

Onekama (9 minute drive)

  • Portage Point Resort: Nestled on a peninsula between the sparkling waters of Portage Lake and the unmatched beauty of Lake Michigan, the Portage Point Inn is the perfect place to leave your everyday life behind.