Northport is located in one of the most beautiful areas in the country, amid vineyards and cherry and apple orchards, right on Grand Traverse Bay and only two miles east of Lake Michigan. Along with a newly refurbished marina and swimming beach, a new 9-hole golf course, a micro-brewery, a wine-tasting room and several new restaurants, the town also boasts a strong artistic presence and a healthy farm-to-table culture.

Nearby attractions include Sleeping Bear Dunes, named by ABC’s Good Morning America as “The Most Beautiful Place in America.”

27 miles south is Traverse City, home of Michael Moore’s annual Film Festival, and ranked among the best “foodie” cities in the country. Ten miles south is the Leelanau Sands Casino, owned by the native American Anishabeck. Twelve miles away is Leland, and historic Fishtown. Just two miles north is the tip of the Leelanau Peninsula, and Leelanau State Park, complete with campground, hiking trails, and a lighthouse.

Northport is probably the best kept secret on the peninsula. While other towns have become tourist meccas, Northport retains its small-town character. The year-round population of 600 continues pretty much as they have since the town was first founded by French explorers. And while the summertime brings a surge in the populace, there’s still plenty of space for pursuing all the outdoor activities northern Michigan is known for.

About the Inn

The Northport Inn is a 9-room inn, and the anchor building in downtown Northport, Michigan. The building also houses an event venue and a fitness center. It's the place to stay in Northport.


This town is absolutely stunning! I can't wait to visit again, hopefully soon!!    - L. Griffin

I had the pleasure of staying in this wonderfully appointed inn. It is quite charming and resembles a small European boutique hotel. The owners are delightful. The restaurant is quite good as was the music on Friday night. The local fall color was breathtaking and you must partake of the many vineyards. A great escape.  - F. Parker

We spent a fabulous Fall wknd away at the NorthPort Inn. The proprietors are lovely people proud to show you the amazing property they have renovated. The rooms are beautifully appointed...awesome colours and bay views. We enjoyed a breakfast with many choices including gourmet cheeses and jams, homemade granola, homemade scones! The town is lively with great restaurants and entertainment. If you are looking for a little time away consider visiting and a stay at this awesome Inn.  - Pam and Jay M

Clean and extremely spacious! A 5-minute walk to public beach and marina. Easy access to restaurants across the street. The rooms are bright and airy with wonderfully high ceilings!  - K. Samborn

Very comfortable rooms...chic... And scrumptious food downstairs in Lelu.   - L. Rudolf

I wanted to let you know how impressed we were with our stay at your place last night. The room was great....everything first class.   - Dana M

My room was bright and airy, decorated in a warm modern style. The bed was extremely comfortable... My room accessed the outside balcony/deck and there were views of the water. Free WiFi was available. If you are there and it is a night that they offer a bistro dinner, by all means sign up for that! I enjoyed a fantastic meal, accompanied by fellow guests and our hosts. My stay included a cooked-to-order breakfast, which was wonderful and far better than most restaurants. If you are searching for a unique, personal experience in a town that is charming and not too touristy, then the Northport Inn is where you will want to stay.   - Jessica P., Grand Rapids

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