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In the land of Little Traverse Bay, Petoskey Stones, Ernest Hemingway and the Underwater Crucifix. Last March, I made a long-time dream of moving to Northern Michigan a reality when I relocated to Traverse City (just north of Lake Ann). On March 28, I made the move further north to the charming community of Petoskey, about five miles north of town on the 333-acre Round Lake…to The Write House on Round Lake, to be more specific.

My first memorable visit to the Petoskey area would have been in 1997 or 1998, shortly after starting at the West Michigan Tourist Association. Stafford Smith of Stafford’s Hospitality was on our Board of Directors at the time and he hosted me for a couple days, showing me around the communities of Petoskey and Harbor Springs, as well as the historic Chautauqua of Bay View. I couldn’t have asked for a better tour guide!

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Traverse City, MI
Boone’s Long Lake Inn

7208 Secor Road
Traverse City, MI 49685
(231) 946-3991

Boone’s is synonymous with BIG. Big food portions…big open dining spaces…big outdoor deck with live entertainment on weekends…and a dedicated, long-time-serving staff big on hospitality!

This legendary restaurant serves up the finest seafood, steaks and prime rib, earning them the distinction as one of northern Michigan’s landmark destination eateries. Generations of locals and visitors make regular visits to Boone’s for its unparalleled pairing of mouth-watering menu items and Midwestern customer service. At Boone’s, guests are treated like family…and that’s what keeps them coming back, time and time again!

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