An outdoor vacation can provide new insight into nature, allowing disconnected humans to appreciate the grandeur of the ocean, the woody flavors of pinecone pie, and the owl’s techno-backed hooting. Recalibrate earthy bonds with today's Groupon: for $149, you get a one-night stay in a four-person cottage at Good Harbor Vacations (up to a $375 value), located in Maple City near Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.
Tucked in the middle of the Leelanau Peninsula's wind-brushed forests and inviting coastal beaches, Good Harbor Vacations coaxes travelers to Northern Michigan with a mixture of picturesque scenery and rustic comfort. Excursionists can use Good Harbor’s cottages as a jumping-off point for treks through the gentle waves and striking vistas of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore before sipping a well-earned glass of ice-cold lemonade at adjacent Good Harbor Farm. For the complete vacation experience, sightseers can explore the theaters, art galleries, and music venues of Traverse City, or revel in the comforts in nearby Glen Arbor, which offers seasonal farmers' markets, fine dining, and Michigan's only general store staffed entirely by coyotes.