Destination guide

Why people love visiting scenic Harbor Springs

The lake and beaches provide a pleasant backdrop to your holiday home in Harbor Springs. Revered for its skiing, restaurants and shopping, this city is both scenic and relaxing. A holiday rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.


Activities and attractions in Harbor Springs

Are you looking for attractions to see in the area? Travellers enjoy fun activities like skiing and golfing. Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and check out everything that makes Harbor Springs a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. Here are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Boyne Highlands Ski Area (3.9 mi / 6.3 km)
  • Harbor Springs Vineyards and Winery (4.4 mi / 7.1 km)
  • Little Traverse Bay Golf Course (4.6 mi / 7.3 km)
  • Nub's Nob Ski Area (4.9 mi / 7.9 km)
  • Crooked Tree Golf Club (5.4 mi / 8.7 km)
  • Chestnut Valley Golf Club (6.3 mi / 10.2 km)

Seasonal weather averages in Harbor Springs

Harbor Springs is a destination with activities spanning many seasons. If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your holiday, July, August, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 23°F. To make the most of the cold weather activities, you might consider visiting in December, January, February or March, when snowfall averages 91.82 inches and temperatures average -10°F.

Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Harbor Springs

Travellers love Harbor Springs for its panoramic lake views and pristine beaches. Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to take in the scenery, Harbor Springs is a great place to get out in nature. These are some of the area's noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Harbor Springs Beach (0.8 mi / 1.4 km)
  • Thorne Swift Nature Preserve (3.8 mi / 6.1 km)
  • Petoskey State Park (4.1 mi / 6.5 km)
  • Bear River Park (4.1 mi / 6.6 km)
  • Charles A. Ransom Nature Preserve (10.5 mi / 16.8 km)
  • North Point Nature Preserve (14.1 mi / 22.6 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Harbor Springs

The nearest airport is in Pellston, MI (PLN-Pellston Regional), located 13.8 mi (22.3 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into Mackinac Island, MI (MCD), which is 34.5 mi (55.5 km) away.

How many holiday rentals are available around Harbor Springs?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 480 holiday lettings around Harbor Springs. From 198 houses to 147 flats & apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a lake-view property in Harbour Springs?

Skip those busy beaches and head to a lake instead! Reunite with your crew at a lakeside rental and appreciate small pleasures like postcard views and a refreshing stroll along the shoreline. HomeAway has 120 rentals close to lakes available. Open to other ideas? HomeAway has heaps of other property options to browse through, including:

  • 115 lakefront holiday accommodation options.
  • 95 water-view holiday accommodation options.
  • 82 beachfront holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent a house in Harbour Springs?

If you want to have an authentic local experience and don't feel like sharing space with strangers this time round, renting an entire house is the way to go. There are 189 houses currently listed on HomeAway. Prices begin at £32 a night. If that doesn't match your squad's style, we've got a number of other self-catering accommodation options to select from, such as:

  • Condo: 136 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £76 per night.
  • Cottage: 79 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £99 per night.
  • Cabin: 25 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £92 per night.

Can I stay in Harbour Springs in a large group?

Getting together with your friends and family can be so much fun, especially when you're under the one roof in a fantastic new place! If you're visiting with a big group, HomeAway can help you out. Currently, house holiday rentals are all the rage for large groups of travellers here, and you'll find 45 available on our database. Rental options around here that can house large groups include:

  • If yours is a party of 8, we offer 195 properties to rent perfect for that size. Spend a night from just £106.
  • Keen to find a holiday rental for 6 guests? We have 190 that will be ideal. You can get one for as little as £32 a night.
  • Looking for places for rent to suit 10 people? You'll be thrilled to find out we have 121 that'll be ideal. You can get one for as little as £136 a night.

You and all your mates will be in good hands when you plan your Harbour Springs holiday with us!

Where are the cheapest holiday rentals in Harbour Springs?

Those cramped hotel rooms are no place to spend your precious holiday moments! Explore our budget-friendly holiday rentals now and make sure everybody in your group has enough room to spread out. When it comes to getting your hands on a great deal, the first place you look ought to be The Reserve at Boyne Mountain. Here, HomeAway has 60 holiday rentals at an average price of £145 per night. Roaring Brook is another great option. We have holiday rentals here, and the average price is around £184 per night.

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