Spring Season Awaits In Michigan
Spring into Michigan
Spring is here, and you’re going to want to head to one of the leading lakefront hotels in Michigan, Bay Pointe Inn, for the ultimate spring trip of your life. We’ve got everything here to make for one of the best springtime retreats, and all you need to do is pack your bags and stay by the lake! Here are three of our favorite things to do this season when the flowers begin to blossom and the snow melts.
Time in the Garden
Spring brings rain, and the precipitation allows for our lovely on-site gardens to erupt into magical wonderlands for guests to enjoy. We recommend walking through them in the morning, or grab your favorite book, pack a picnic, and spend your afternoon amongst the swaying florals and sweet scents.
Make a Splash
One of the best things to do at our lakefront hotels in Michigan is hitting the pool and making a splash. When the weather gets warmer you’re going to want to jump right in and before Gun Lake opens for summer, you can still swim a few laps in our indoor pool. Plus, the little ones will love being able to swim off energy whether it’s during the day or before bed.
Spring Cocktails at Terrace Grille
Nothing says spring like a fresh, cocktail at our lovely Terrace Grille. You’ll appreciate something refreshing when five o’clock rolls around, and you’re looking to quench your thirst. Flavors of lemon, basil, and lavender will make a fabulous mixed drink that will have a delightful and light taste. Ask your server what the spring specials are and enjoy sipping lakeside!
However, you want to enjoy your beautiful spring days, make sure you’re at Bay Pointe Inn, one of the best lakefront hotels in Michigan. Create memories with your family this season, by strolling through our grounds and gardens, making the biggest splash in our cool pools, or sipping on a wonderful beverage at our Terrace Grille before dinner. We’ve got just what you need for the ultimate spring getaway, all you need to do is book your trip, and we’ll ensure you have a blast when you’re nestled next to the shores of Gun Lake!
Create the Ultimate Event in Michigan
Planning an event or group retreat can seem like a hassle, but when you’re staying at Bay Pointe Inn, one of the top Southwest Michigan resorts, you’ll be in good hands! We’ve got everything from stunning venues to the gorgeous backdrop of Gun Lake. Here is how you can create the ultimate event in Michigan!
Celebrate Your Way by the Bay
As we’re located on the gorgeous shores of Gun Lake, there are lots of ways to make your event or celebration, your way! Our team is prepared to help make it the most memorable time ever. All you have to do is let us know what you would like! From there, you get to relax, while we put everything together to ensure it’s the exactly what you want. Whether it’s a boardroom meeting or you’re looking forward to the live entertainment at our Lakefront Pavilion, you’ll have plenty of fun from corporate to private event space!
With spring season here in Michigan and summer around the corner, we’re gearing up for a beautiful wedding season. For those already set to have their nuptials with us, you’re sure to have a lovely event, and if you’re looking for a place to host your large group, we’ve got what you need! Take a look at our wedding packages for more information on how you can celebrate your big day at one of the top Southwest Michigan resorts. Don’t forget to view our ceremony and reception locations because we don’t want to have you miss out on a fun party!
Whether you choose to celebrate your way and make it a customized event, or you enjoy one of our packages, there are lots of event options that await when you stay at one of the best Southwest Michigan resorts, Bay Pointe Inn! Let our home on the shoreline of Gun Lake create magical moments to cherish for a lifetime.
At Bay Pointe Inn we like live music and casual entertainment, so we are starting Gun Lake Live. It’s a free outdoor concert series every Wednesday from Memorial Day through Labor Day, 6 to 10 pm, rain or shine! As well as a full bar and fantastic food right on the water! This is what summer memories are made of, join us at one of the best resorts in Michigan!
In Memory of those who paid it all, long family weekend!
As we are coming back from a long weekend of remembering those who paid the ultimate price, so we can be grilling and relaxing at the lake. Memorial Day is the kick-off weekend to summer, and what better place than one of the best resorts in Michigan, Bay Pointe Inn, to plan more of these great family gatherings all summer long! We offer pontoon rentals through Matteson Marine or Gun Lake Marina, both local family-owned businesses. Summers are busy on the lake so join the fun and get on the water!
The Fourth day of July!
Bay Pointe Inn has been ranked one of the best resorts in Michigan for ten successive years, and its Terrace Grille is an essential part of that success. Our chefs are adamant about farm-to-table freshness, so they craft seasonal pioneer dishes made from locally farmed ingredients. We also have a full-service bar of handcrafted cocktails and a wide assortment of wines. It also offers a spectacular view of Gun Lake, so come back to Bay Pointe Inn to celebrate July 4th with Brena from 7 to 11 pm and enjoy the firework show as it reflects on the lake.
End your summer how you started it, long family weekend!
Whether you’re arriving for business, spontaneous vacation or a beautiful event, you’ll find unique features that make our property the ideal destination! As far as resorts go, we are one of the best resorts in Michigan close to big cities but also peaceful nature. Make this Labor Day weekend, one to remember don’t let the stress of the upcoming season ruin your last couple days of summer! Pack the family and replenish in Michigan’s beauty!
Out on the Lake!
Whether you visit for a day, the weekend, a week, or for the whole season Gun Lake has a lot to offer. Experience a one of a kind stay in one of the most beautiful Lakefront resorts in Michigan.
When you stay at Bay Pointe Inn, you are steps away from the lake. Whether you want to enjoy a scenic view or jump right into the lake, it’s all possible when you stay in Bay Pointe Inn, one of the most beautiful Lakefront resorts in Michigan.
Located in beautiful Southwest Michigan, Gun Lake offers many amenities and activities in and around the lake. From water activities such as boating, tubing, sailing, swimming, and fishing to land activities like hiking, or mountain biking, or a day at Gun Lake Park, on the west shore of Gun Lake. This park includes 450 feet of beach, a playground, a basketball court, picnic tables, grills, a covered pavilion, and restroom facilities. You will also have access to a boat launch and dock making loading and unloading boats quick and easy.
Out on the water!
Gun Lake is an all-sports Lake that offers activities such as boating, water skiing, tubing, sailing, swimming, kayaking, canoeing, jet skiing, and great fishing. All at your front door when you stay in our beautiful Bay Pointe Inn, Lakefront resorts in Michigan! Gun Lake is renowned for both smallmouth and largemouth bass. Abundant perch make for steady catches throughout the seasons. Featured species that can be caught in Gun Lake include Northern Pike, Walleye, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass and Bluegill. Gun Lake Marina & Rentals attracts many water enthusiasts with their rentals of pontoon boats, kayaks, paddle boards, fishing boats, canoes and water tubes! They are conveniently located right on the water on the southwest side of Gun Lake allowing for easy access to the lake.
Join us at one of the best Lakefront resorts in Michigan for a memorable summer vacation!
Family Friendly things to do at Bay Pointe Inn!
The Kalamazoo Nature Center
The Kalamazoo Nature Center is a non-profit association in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Their mission is to encourage people to care for the environment by exposing them to experiences that help them connect to the natural world. Our visitors include families, biology students for field study, professional and amateur birdwatchers, photographers, and botanists to study and enjoy the varied plant life. Kalamazoo Nature Center is one of the first nature centers in the country. Our monthly featured programs offer plenty of fun activities for kids and adults to explore the natural world. Some of our most spectacular features are the 14 plus miles of winding hiking trails. Our guides are here to help you enjoy Kalamazoo Nature Center, however, please note that it is a private nature reserve that does not allow dogs, camping, drones, firearms, bicycles and motorized vehicles. Kids and parents alike will love getting to know the farmyard animals at the DeLano Farm. After exploring the historical Kalamazoo Nature Center, come back to Bay Pointe Inn for a swim in Gun Lake before dinner!
Yankee Springs State Park
After you enjoy a hearty breakfast at Bay Pointe Inn, start exploring the rugged terrain, and unique beauty of the Yankee Spring State Park‘s 5,200 acres offers many recreational activities such as hiking, biking, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing and ice fishing. Between the 30 miles of hiking trails, 12 miles of mountain biking trails, 10 miles of horseback-riding trails and the two public beaches on Gun Lake and Deep Lake, you can spend a full day exploring this beautiful park. Pack a picnic and enjoy fishing at one of the two fishing piers. Altogether, there are nine lakes within the park limits which offer all kinds of water sports and fishing opportunities. The park also provides modern campgrounds on the shores of Gun Lake and Deep Lake, as well as horseback-riding and youth organization campgrounds.
How to Relax on your Lakeside Retreat
Before you return to your busy schedule, we want to let you know you can take some time for yourself by joining us at Bay Pointe Inn. In the beautiful town of Shelbyville, MI, right on Gun Lake we’re the perfect end of summer getaway.
Take time for yourself
Rent one of our beautiful luxury lakefront rooms, with an extremely comfortable king bed for a soothing nights sleep. Enjoy your morning coffee out on our private balcony for a front row seat of our historic Gun Lake sunrises. As you stroll through our property in the heart of the 20,000 acre Yankee Springs Recreation Area, you’ll find the end of summer peacefulness of our lake shores to be a therapeutic remedy to your daily hustle and bustle routine.
Spend time on the shores of Gun Lake
As summer comes to an end, we suggest you enjoy the warm weather by renting our pontoon boats and getting out on the lake. Gun lake’s unique butterfly-like shape allows for a perfect sunset boat ride with your sweetheart or just a lazy day float around the lake. Either way, you’ll love getting out on the lake as the summer crowd thins out, and you can enjoy this magical time alone. If you’re a fisherman Gun Lake is a great spot for you to cast your bait!
Another great way to explore our beautiful region is to go horseback riding with Layton’s RVF. Whether you’ve never ridden a horse or you were practically born on the saddle, they have the perfect horse for you to go out and explore this magical area. Their horses are good-tempered and beautiful. You’ll fall in love with the wooded area as you canter through on a 2-hour trail ride. If you’re looking for a romantic countryside ride, this small operation run by a lovely couple is the deal you’ve been searching for all summer!
Between Gun Lake and horse rides through the countryside of Michigan, you won’t regret spending your last summer days with us at Bay Pointe Inn!
Fall for Bay Pointe Inn
At Bay Pointe Inn we understand your summer blues as the crisp fall breeze creeps up a little more with every sunset. However, autumn isn’t blue, it’s full of vibrant colors – crimson reds, auburn and gold! The varying hues reflecting off the glimmering Gun Lake Michigan will help you embrace this new season. There are millions of reasons for a road trip across Michigan, but one of the most prevalent is fast approaching: fall foliage. As autumn’s colors fill Shelbyville, MI, we invite you to enjoy the glorious display.
Fall Foliage Road Trips
There’s no better place to see the dynamic colors of thousands of trees than by embarking on fall foliage road trips across Michigan. Let yourself fall for these breathtaking landscapes as you adventure through Southwest Michigan, and we’ll make sure you get back to Shelbyville, MI.
Drive through the beautiful evolution from deep green leaves to vivid yellows, oranges and reds, as you venture to South Haven. This charming port town offers a century-old lighthouse, shops and restaurants, the perfect day trip to see the swirling leaves. At the end of the day, as you return to the Inn, checkout a stunning autumn sunset along our Gun Lake Michigan shores.
Savor the Taste of Fall
Warm summer days turn to breezy fall days, and you trade your refreshing lemonade for warm apple cider. On your fall foliage road trips across Michigan, make a pit stop at Dutch Farm Market. This family own farm specializes in homegrown fruits and vegetables. They’re the perfect stop for some treats the whole family will love, from tasty apples and pears to home-baked goods, pies, jams and jellies. Everyone will be set for the trip back to Shelbyville, MI, after a sweet treat from the farm!
After spending the day out and about celebrating this beautiful season. Trade your shoes for fuzzy socks as you relax in your room or enjoy our Inn’s other luxurious accommodations. When you stay with us at Bay Pointe Inn you’re booking your fall trip in one of Michigan’s top resorts. Plus you get to linger on the gorgeous shores of our Gun Lake Michigan.
Fall for Bay Pointe Inn
Staying at Bay Pointe Inn, places you on the shores of Gun Lake Michigan. Which features a beautiful display of fall colors as most, if not all, the trees now show vibrant hues of auburn and gold, who reflect and glimmer off of the lakes’ clear waters. After exploring and leaf-peeping through our gorgeous scenery, keep the fall festivities going by adventuring to nearby farms, for some apple cider, pumpkin picking and of course spooky night activities too!
Gun Lake Michigan
Not only are we proud to be on the shores of the breathtaking Gun Lake Michigan, but Bay Pointe Inn’s outstanding amenities and service make us one of the best resorts in Michigan. To go along with our picturesque sceneries, we’d like to invite you for dinner at Terrace Grille for exceptional dining.
Daytime fun at New Salem Corn Maze
Join the Lenhart family at their farm, New Salem Corn Maze with daytime entertainment for all! The whole families will enjoy some traditional fall activities such as, exploring the corn maze, visiting the animals, hoping on train rides and pumpkin picking, all while sipping some apple cider and munching on fresh donuts. If your family wants some Halloween thrills, come back after sunset for a scream!
Nighttime chills at New Salem Corn Maze
‘Witch’ path will you choose in the Witches Woods? Whether you take the ‘Twisted Path’ or the ‘Wicked Road’ you’ll have a scream! If you’re up for another challenge, try the Haunted Corn Maze, as you run your way through, trying to escape this freaky maze, you’ll quickly find yourself out of breath. But if you’re still wanting more after the corn maze. Load up your paintball gun and jump aboard the Zombie Attack wagon to help protect and save New Salem Corn Maze from the zombies.
Book your spooktacular stay at Bay Pointe Inn to find out what makes Gun Lake Michigan and our property a Michigan destination! All while experiencing some of the best fall festivities around Shelbyville, MI.