Get Your Spring, Summer and Fall Vacation “Action Plan” Ready with an Exciting Getaway Package from
Make It Benzie

Posted on April 29th, 2019

“Benzie Treasure Trove” – Over $300 of Freebies, Deals, and Gifts – begins May 24, 2019

With warm weather in Michigan right around the corner, it’s time to celebrate beautiful spring, summer and fall in Northern Michigan’s Benzie County.

Make It Benzie is offering an exciting lodging package – The “Benzie Treasure Trove” with over $300 worth of free and discounted goods and services to leisure vacationers and those looking for a quick getaway.

Mary Carroll, President of Make It Benzie says, “We love to offer the “Benzie Treasure Trove” package beginning in May, the weekend of Memorial Day, and running though our fall season! Hundreds of new visitors each year take advantage of the package to spice up their visit with wonderful free or discounted food offers – delicious cherry pie, desserts, ice cream, burgers, BBQ Pork Sliders and more – and discounted activities for biking, kayaking, canoeing, golf, Point Betsie Lighthouse tours, children’s activities and coaster rides.”

Benzie Treasure Trove” was created to introduce visitors to popular activities and businesses throughout the county. Some of the businesses participating in the Benzie Treasure Trove 2019 package include Stormcloud Brewing Company in Frankfort, known for their craft Belgium-inspired ales; Lake Ann Brewing known for craft brewed beer; St. Ambrose Cellars & Brose Brewery known for award winning wines, meads and brews; Iron Fish Distillery, known as the first farm distillery in Michigan producing award winning spirits, Hanmer’s Resort and Livery on the Betsie River known for their comfortable riverside cabins along the Betsie River for fishing, canoeing and kayaking, The iconic Cherry Hut restaurant in Beulah, serving cherry inspired dishes and great cherry pie, The Crescent Bakery in Frankfort, known for handcrafted donuts, homemade breakfasts and coffees, Jim’s Joint, a wonderful place for BBQ sandwiches and ribs, and Champion Hill, Pinecroft, and Betsie Valley Golf Courses known for outstanding views and great groomed golf courses.

All 25 of the sweet deals within the Benzie Treasure Trove are listed below:

Food and Beverages include:

FREE Logo Pint Glass with purchase at Lake Ann Brewing Co.
FREE Slice of Cherry Pie from The Cherry Hut
FREE Gourmet Popcorn Appetizer with any purchase at Stormcloud Brewing Company
FREE Breadsticks at A. Papano’s Pizza (3 locations to choose from)
FREE Appetizer with dinner purchase at Hotel Frankfort
FREE 3 Snack Sausages at Port City Smokehouse
FREE Large Popcorn with purchase at The Garden Theater
FREE Handmade Donut with purchase at Crescent Bakery
FREE Dessert with purchase at Cold Creek Inn
FREE Order of Homemade Fries with purchase at Geno’s Sports Bar & Grill
FREE Small Cup of Coffee at Perks of Frankfort
BUY 1 GET ONE Two-Scoop Ice Cream Cone at Cool Cat Ice Cream Bowl – NEW!
FREE BBQ Pork Slider with purchase at Jim’s Joint – NEW!
BUY 1 GET ONE 1/2 OFF Burger at Lucky Dog Bar & Grille – NEW!
BUY 1 GET ONE Single Ice Cream Scoop in a Cup at Hill Top Soda Shoppe
$3 OFF any Adult Size Wood Fired Pizza at Iron Fish Distillery
$2 OFF one Flight at St. Ambrose Cellars

Experiences include:

BUY 1 GET ONE Tour of Point Betsie Lighthouse
BUY 1 GET ONE Ride on the Crystal Coaster at Crystal Mountain
BUY 1 GET ONE 1 hour Kayak or Canoe Trip at Hanmer’s Riverside Resort & Livery
BUY 1 GET ONE Golf at Crystal Mountain’s Betsie Valley Golf Course
BUY 1 GET ONE Float Tube for trip on the Lower Platte River at The Honor Trading Post
BUY 1 GET ONE Daily Admission at COGNiTiON Science And Discovery Center – Children’s Learning Center
2-18 HOLES WITH CART FOR $80 Golf at Champion Hill – or – Pinecroft Golf Course
ONE 4-HOUR BIKE RENTAL FOR $16 at Conundrum Café (up to 4 bikes at this price per coupon)

Carroll concludes, “We have something for everyone in Benzie County – whether you’re ready to participate in active recreational experiences, or want to spend time with family at our great beaches, or sit in a comfortable chair and read a book. Benzie County is an absolutely beautiful place “to be” in the spring, summer and fall and the “Benzie Treasure Trove” package is an opportunity for visitors to see and experience Benzie and all that we have to offer.”

Discover Benzie County along the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore during this limited time package. Visit Benzie Treasure Trove or call 800-882-5801 to find out more. Get the true flavor of Northern Michigan’s relaxed pace, exciting adventures, endless exploration, and exquisite natural beauty – all waiting for you in Benzie County.

See more details about events at Make It Benzie 2019 Events.

Benzie Treasure Trove Details

The Benzie Treasure Trove package requires a two-night consecutive minimum stay at participating lodging establishments*, with one Benzie Treasure Trove Package per lodging unit, per minimum required stay. Benzie Treasure Trove runs from May 24, through October 31, 2019, while supplies last. Benzie Treasure Trove coupons are valid only during the time of stay. Details and package requirements can be found on Participants must sign up for the Benzie Treasure Trove package online prior to their stay.

At the beginning of their stay, visitors must have their validation certificate approved by the lodging property where they are staying.* They will then be able to take the approved certificates to the Make It Benzie business location at 826 Michigan Ave. in Benzonia, located at the corner of U.S. 31 and M115, where coupons for the promotion will be given along with the opportunity to pull a surprise gift from Make It Benzie out of the “Benzie Treasure Chest”. Surprise gifts may include local products, a $25 fuel card and other fun items.

More about Make It Benzie

Benzie County is the smallest county in Michigan and includes the quaint towns and villages of Beulah, Benzonia, Elberta, Frankfort, Honor, Lake Ann and Thompsonville. It is a perfect vacation getaway with a variety of lodging locations, from a world class resort and historic hotels to B&B’s, motels, cabins and vacation rental homes, offering lodging with modern amenities along with unique and relaxing Up-North experiences.

The Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, which borders Benzie County, features miles of magnificent beauty and lodging nearby. The majestic Crystal Lake, one of the top ten largest lakes in Michigan, as well as the two rivers – Betsie and Platte – as well as over 50 other inland lakes, are also popular vacation destinations with lodging opportunities available along the water.

Benzie County is known as one of the top places in Michigan to experience outdoor exercise, sports and recreation year-round, and has over 100 miles of trails and 60 miles of shoreline, and over 25 miles of coastline along Lake Michigan. Outdoor activities during spring, summer and fall include charter fishing, inland river and lake fishing, golfing, biking, hiking, running, kayaking, paddle boarding and much more. Iconic lighthouses, art fairs & galleries and culture surround Benzie and include Interlochen Center for the Arts, The Elizabeth Lane Oliver Art Center, Lakeside Shakespeare Theater, Michigan Legacy Art Park and the historic Garden Theater.

There are many unique and locally owned restaurants in Benzie including delis, farm-to-table, Asian, Mexican, Italian and more. Breweries include Stormcloud Brewing Company in Frankfort, Lake Ann Brewing in Lake Ann, Brose Brewing in Beulah, St. Ambrose Cellars Winery and Meadery in Beulah, and Iron Fish Distillery in Thompsonville.

Benzie County is only 130 miles north of Grand Rapids, 235 miles north of Detroit, 290 miles north of Chicago, 295 miles north of Fort Wayne and 380 miles north of Indianapolis. Plan a couple of days or more and get a true flavor of the relaxed pace and exquisite natural beauty of Benzie County.

See details about events at Make It Benzie 2019 Events