Thompsonville: Stay-cation Guide

Small Town Stay-cation Guide


Thompsonville is located in the heart of Benzie County.

Explore the Betsie Valley Trail that extends 22 miles from Elberta, through Frankfort and Beulah, to Thompsonville.

Crystal Mountain offers downhill and Nordic skiing during the winter, and the county includes over 100 miles of snowmobile trails.

The moment the snow melts, golf courses are open and ready for business.

And all year round, you can enjoy fishing, birding, and glimpsing native flora and fauna on a walk in the woods.

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Where to Eat/Drink

  • Iron Fish Distillery: The first of its kind in Michigan, Iron Fish Distillery is a field-to-glass craft distillery located just outside Thompsonville. We produce a full line of premium quality, small batch spirits from grains farmed on our fields
  • Geno’s Sports Bar: Savor the goodness of Thompsonville’s finest pizza only at Geno’s Sportsbar & Grill.

Places to Stay

  • Crystal Adventures: Crystal Adventures has affordable cabins, cottages, chalets and houses to accommodate your Up-North lodging needs. Canoes & Kayaks are available for fishing & conquering the Betsie River.
  • Crystal Mountain: A family-owned, year-round ski, golf and spa resort located 28 miles southwest of Traverse City.