Off Site Lodging Options


Please contact Michigan Conference Meeting Planner and Annual Conference Executive Team member Nancy Arnold


Two shuttle buses will run continuous loops from Grand Traverse Resort to select local hotels on our Hotel Block list.  The Cherry Loop shuttle is available from the main entrance of Grand Traverse Resort.   Skip the parking lot hassle!   Leave your car at your offsite hotel, and take the door-to-door shuttle!  Daily driver gratuity is appreciated.

Map of Shuttle Stops

Cherry Loop Map




Offsite Lodging Options

Equalization members are required to stay onsite unless the resort is full.  Equalization members staying offsite are eligible to receive reimbursement up to $75 per night for up to three nights to offset offsite lodging cost.  Two nights are standard.  A third night is reimbursable if attendee needed to be onsite for a conference-related reason, or travel longer than 4 hours. Offsite meal expenses are not reimbursable. Pick up a voucher at the Registration Desk, and email it with a copy of your lodging receipt to Nancy Arnold at [email protected]

Your may also mail your receipt and voucher to:
Michigan Conference Center North,  Attn: Nancy Arnold
1161 E. Clark Rd., Suite 212, DeWitt, MI 48820

The Commission on the Annual Conference Session does not recommend any specific offsite location. Rates and amenities will be provided for you to make the selection that best suits your needs. Arrangements at these hotels are not available in the registration system. Please make your reservations directly. You are responsible for all cancellation fees.

Reduced rates at area hotels have been negotiated for Annual Conference attendees.  You can take a free door-to-door shuttle to select area hotels!         , VRBO and other condo rental agencies have condos available now that are part of the Grand Traverse Resort & Spa complex.  These owners are listing them independently, and are not part of the rental pool in our contract.  Book directly through Airbnb.  If they are on the Grand Traverse Resort & Spa property, free shuttle service would be included.  Inquire with your host.

Offsite Lodging Blocks

The following hotel is available for immediate booking.  More will be posted by March 1, 2024. Each of these will be a stop on the Cherry Loop continuous shuttle loop to/from Grand Traverse Resort

Best Western Plus  305 Munson Ave (US 31), Traverse City, MI  49686 | 231.778.7000

Rates from $149 weekdays to $249 weekends for double queen, plus 11% sales and lodging tax.  Complimentary deluxe continental breakfast included. Pet friendly accommodations. Call directly or use this link to reserve by April 30, 2024:

Cambria Hotel & Suites  255 Munson Ave., Traverse City, MI  49686 | 231.778.9000

Rate of $209 weekdays to $319 weekends for a King Suite, plus 11% sales and lodging tax.   Call directly or use this link  to reserve by April 30, 2024:

Comfort Inn  460 Munson Ave. US Hwy 31, Traverse City, MI 49686 | 231.778.8000

Rate of $149 weekdays to $249 weekends for double queen, plus 11% sales and lodging tax.  Call directly or use this link to reserve by April 30, 2024:

Country Inn & Suites  420 Munson Ave., Traverse City, MI 49686 | 231.668.7280

Call and mention group account 4826515. Complimentary hot breakfast. Cancel without penalty up to 72 hours before the day of arrival. Cancellation within 72 hours will be charged one-night room and tax. Reserve by May 2, 2024.

Sleep Inn 5520 US 31 N, Acme, MI 49690 | 231.938.7000

Standard room rate of $139-$209, extra person $10; plus 11% sales and lodging tax.  Two night minimum stay requirement. Cancel by 4 pm 1 day prior to arrival to avoid cancellation penalty. Breakfast included.  Call directly and mention “UMC Annual Conference 2024” to reserve by April 25, 2024, or use this Sleep Inn reservation link.

Off Site Lodging Non-Hotel

RV Parks and Camping Options

Keith J. Charters Traverse City State Park

Everflowing Waters Campground

2024 Michigan Annual Conference