Vacation rentals in Petoskey

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Popular amenities for Petoskey vacation rentals

Stay near Petoskey's top sights

Odawa Casino32 locals recommend
Bayfront Park11 locals recommend
Sunset Park13 locals recommend
Bear River Valley Recreation Area15 locals recommend
Stafford's Perry Hotel10 locals recommend
Magnus Park3 locals recommend

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Petoskey

  • Total rentals

    90 properties

  • Total number of reviews

    3.4K reviews

  • Family-friendly rentals

    40 properties are a good fit for families

  • Pet-friendly rentals

    20 properties allow pets

  • Rentals with dedicated workspaces

    60 properties have a dedicated workspace

  • Wifi availability

    90 properties include access to wifi

Your guide to Petoskey

All About Petoskey

Petoskey is a coastal community near the northern tip of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula that offers unrivaled views of Lake Michigan’s Little Traverse Bay and well-preserved Victorian buildings. The small town concentrates its specialty shops, restaurants, and art galleries along the lakefront. Bayfront Park, on the shore of the bay, offers shade under the green trees, and a waterfall that makes a nice spot for a picnic.

Beautiful scenery and an abundance of multi-use trails draw birders, hikers, and mountain bikers to the area. Petoskey State Park has an excellent connecting trail system, and its Old Baldy and Portage Loop is a short and easy favorite with scenic views of the lake. Once the winter snows begin to fall, you can head to one of the three ski areas nearby for downhill skiing or snowboarding. Nordic skiing is also popular, and you’ll find numerous groomed trails for cross-country and snowshoeing in town and outside the city limits.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Petoskey

This part of northern Michigan sees dramatic shifts in weather conditions from season to season, with hot summers, colorful shoulder seasons, and frigid winters. From June to August, you’ll find mild weather, with a tinge of humidity, and clear sunny days, making it the best time to indulge in outdoor recreation or rent a boat to spend time on the lake. If you schedule your visit between July and August, you can take in the Petoskey Antique Show at the fairgrounds. The foliage on the trees takes on bright autumnal colors starting in late September, and you’ll want to have sweaters and warm coats with you. While the temperatures in November and December descend below the freezing point, Petoskey comes alive during this time with holiday programs. As winter progresses, the snow cover builds, and it won’t disperse until April or even early May.

Top things to do in Petoskey

Historic Gaslight District

The Historic Gaslight District features remodeled buildings transformed into shops, restaurants, and specialty stores. If you are looking for souvenirs of your Petoskey trip, several stores in this area offer crafty decorative items. You’ll also find a series of art galleries filled with paintings and photographs made by local artists. The streets are lined with the gaslights, which cast a warm glow on the restaurant patios in the warmer months.

Petoskey State Park

Miles of trails through stands of white pine thread through Petoskey State Park, which hugs the shores of Little Traverse Bay. During the warmer months, you can take relaxing swims in the Lake Michigan waters or hunt along the sandy beach for Charlevoix or Petoskey stones — fossilized prehistoric coral — to keep as souvenirs.

Bear River Valley Recreation Area

The Bear River flows north through the center of Petoskey into Lake Michigan, running in a narrow valley lined with lush green grasses and trees. Adrenaline seekers come to the Bear River Valley Recreational Area to raft or kayak down a whitewater stream that descends 75 feet in a series of turns and steep slopes. You can also bike or wander along the paved trail that follows the river’s twists and turns.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Are there vacation rentals with a dedicated workspace in Petoskey?

    Yes! Work meets play with ease at over 60 vacation rentals in Petoskey featuring dedicated workspaces. Stay connected and productive in your home away from home.

  • Are there family-friendly vacation rentals in Petoskey?

    Petoskey has more than 40 family-friendly stays. Amenities on the property may include high chairs, travel cribs, or strollers.

  • What are the most popular amenities for House Rentals in Petoskey?

    Enhance your stay in our House Rentals with the most popular amenities: over 10 homes with a bbq area, over 40 homes with wireless internet, over 10 homes with self check-in, and more. Indulge in the ultimate retreat, tailored to your preferences.

  • How much does it cost to stay in apartment rentals in Petoskey?

    Experience the best of Petoskey with our apartment rentals, starting at about $60 per day, before taxes and fees. Embrace comfort and style while staying within your budget in your home away from home.

  • Are there pet-friendly vacation rentals in Petoskey?

    Four-legged friends are welcome in Petoskey. Choose from more than 20 vacation rentals for guests traveling with pets.

  • Do house rentals in Petoskey have a bbq area?

    Absolutely! We offer over 10 house rentals with a bbq area in Petoskey. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • Do house rentals in Petoskey have self check-in?

    Absolutely! We offer over 10 house rentals with self check-in in Petoskey. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • Do apartment rentals in Petoskey have wireless internet?

    Absolutely! We offer over 10 apartment rentals with wireless internet in Petoskey. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

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