Let’s Meet in the Village

What if your next retreat could be something more than the typical meeting in the morning, team building in the afternoon and catered dinner that evening. What if, it felt more like a reunion, a place where connecting with your team was finding out who they really are, what makes them click, and inspires them. In order to create the perfect retreat or team building experience, there needs to be unique lodging options, incredible dining, and memorable experiences. Village Suites has all three and then some.

Imagine driving to the Village of Bay Harbor, a beautiful trip through Northern, lower Michigan any time of the year. It’s just long enough to give you that feeling that you’re getting away from it all. Once you arrive, you check into your very own suite. A spacious sanctuary with cozy layouts for lounging after a long day of connecting with your colleagues. After you’re settled, you head down to happy hour at Mammoth Tasting Room, just steps away from your suite. There, your group gets acquainted and goes over the itinerary. It’s now time to experience decadent dining at its best. Nomad has been wowing our guests with their tapas style menu, artisan cocktails, and modern vibe for three years now. There is nothing like their Korean braised beef bao bun, or their truffle deviled eggs. The night will slowly come to a close resting quietly in your own suite.

Before the day gets started, you’ll want to eat breakfast at Maple + Batter, the only breakfast restaurant that serves Mimosas with their French toast. If you’re more of a workout kind of person, enjoy the 24-hour fitness center or a slow Pilates class at C. Pilates in the Village.

In the mood for a walk on the beach? We’ve got that covered as well. Sunset Beach is the perfect place to hunt for Petoskey stones in the mornings, or, you guessed it, take photos of our million dollar sunsets.

Once the retreat has begun, you can opt for the hybrid experience where you’re in your suite for certain meetings and meeting in person for others. You choose! Sometimes it’s nice to have brainstorming sessions in your pajamas. And other times, the in-person feel of strategy meetings are so inspiring and creative, you won’t want to miss them. My preference is meeting outside. I love the fresh air, the breeze, and being on the water. The Village has unique venues, like Sunset Beach Lawn that can be tented for team building, luncheons, and even those brainstorming sessions. Outdoor meeting space enhancements like this can only be found at Village Suites.

On your second night in the Village, why not try a different restaurant. Luckily, we have a brand new offering, Brandies, that’s opening in May 2024. This new waterfront restaurant will be the place to be for many years. Its laid back vibe and modern design is sure to delight every group that visits. Take a stroll through our lit up Village in the evenings to browse the shops, window-shop, or learn something new at Sip, the wine bar where there’s always something new to taste. Finish the evening off with an ice cream at Candy Harbor, or a stroll along the water.

Either way, you will be inspired, recharged and ready for a perfect night’s sleep in your one of a kind suite.

Whether your group is 5 team members or 50 team members, we have the perfect place for your event. The next time you’re shopping around, don’t forget about the best kept secret in Northern Michigan, Village Suites Bay Harbor.