Relax at the Riverside

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Welcome up north! No matter what your idea of leisure is, you can find it in abundance here in beautiful NW Michigan; and the Betsie Riverside Resort is a perfect home base to access it all. Located on the bank of the Betsie River in beautiful Benzie County, the Betsie Riverside Resort offers riverside cottages/cabins and camping, canoe and kayak rentals, a park-like setting, an indoor heated pool and hot-tub, stellar fall salmon fishing, and easy access to all that the NW Coast has to offer. For more than 80 years the resort has welcomed guests to the Betsie River for a classic “up north” vacation experience- from it’s beginnings as the RiverSide Resort & Motorcourt, to its long history with Barb & John Hanmer, to it’s current form as the Betsie Riverside Resort we’ve always been locally owned and operated. Instead of another nondescript hotel room near the interstate exit, why not visit us? We’re minutes away from everything you want to be near and miles away from everything you need to take a break from. See you soon.

PS- Want a list of our personal NW Michigan “favorites”? See HERE.

Looking for things to do in Northwest Michigan? We are excited to share with you the natural beauty of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, the countless hiking trails of the GTRLC, the history of Leland’s Fishtown, the fun of the Traverse City Cherry Festival, the nostalgia of the Cherry Bowl Drive-In Theater, the amazing fishing and water-sports on the Betsie River, Crystal Lake, and Lake Michigan, and the quaint towns, attractions, and shops in Beulah, Honor, Frankfort and beyond. Come enjoy the sights and sounds of art in all forms at the Interlochen Center for the Arts; or perhaps the sound of slot machines at the Little River Casino in nearby Manistee are more to your liking! From the Point Betsie Lighthouse, to the Betsie Valley Trail, the Betsie Riverside Resort can serve as your base-camp for an adventure-filled vacation, or simply a lazy weekend listening to the breeze through the maple trees. Looking for a quick couples weekend get-a-way? A family summer vacation spot? An unparalleled fishing experience? Come relax at the Riverside…