Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Winter Along The Lakeshore

Winter in Benzie presents visitors with a heavy blanked of snow on a beautiful landscape. The Lakeshore is always open to skiers, snowshoe hikers or just plain visitors during the winter months. Experience ice covered beaches, snow covered dune formations, and ancient glacial phenomena that can only be seen during this time of year.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Michigan Morels And Golf Deals In Benzie

Where to find the queens morels !

It's mushroom season and every year the mushroom queen from Indiana comes to harvest her three favorite mushroom producing spots between Honor and Empire. According to her, each patch produces upwards of 50 - 150 morels each and every spring. Folks, the queen can't make it this year, so let me just remind you that the distance between the Village of Honor and Empire is only 11 miles, don't let them go to waste!

Here is what I know!
  • Two out of those three morel patches are somewhere along this National Park hiking trail. But the queens favorite and most productive patch is under some old Elm Tree somewhere near Honor not far from this Motel. No real surprise here, in our little village in the valley, you just never know where they might pop up!   For more photos and morel updates visit our Facebook Page.

Morels aren't the only delicacy currently in season, you can also find roadside stands offering fresh, local Asparagus, some will offer freshly found morels as well!
  • Visit this wacky and fun 8th Annual Empire Asparagus Festival being held in downtown Empire this weekend May 20th, and 21st, 2011.

That's not all that's happening...!
  • On Memorial Weekend, Honor will honor our nations and native Vets with Honor Days. The new event includes a civil war reenactment, cannon firing demonstration and a community Pig Roast at Maley Park. View the Honor Days promo flyer here!

Take advantage of available savings.
  • Benzie County is once again offering the popular "Passport to Fun" coupon promotion, and if you stay at the Honor Motel for two nights (*Saturdays excluded), as an additional bonus, you'll get FREE breakfast for two at Papa J's in Honor.

Wait..., there is another bargain you should know about!

Crystal Lake Golf Club is voted Best Golf Course in Benzie County, it is one of Michigan's finest 18 hole golf courses with gently rolling hills and stunning views of Crystal Lake.
  • Who needs a golf package when you have "Dollar Day" rates at Crystal Lake Golf Club. Everything is a buck, $1 a hot dog, $1 a hamburger, $1 a soft drinks, $1 per hole... the locals think this is a steal!

Dollar Days are on Mondays and Thursday all Season long!
  • But remember, only during this time of year can you find that special souvenir, this dried little morel that sits on our shelf, was found on Crystal Lake Golf Course last year!