Midwest Living : 2020-07-01

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o r e revamped LAKE RESORTS Mission Point MACKINAC ISLAND, MICHIGAN This sprawling, romantical­ly idyllic resort on car-free Mackinac Island completed a $10 million renovation in 2019, refreshing rooms and adding a coffee shop and enhanced wellness perks. Play croquet, take a class in the cocktail garden, watch a movie in the island’s only cinema, or snag an Adirondack chair on the iconic Great Lawn. illo 1932 Reserve OSAGE BEACH, MISSOURI This all-new destinatio­n’s original building was the lake’s oldest-known hotel, dating to 1932—just one year after the Osage River was dammed, forming Lake of the Ozarks. Six lofts, including a six-bedroom penthouse, have cool details like headboards made of salvaged flooring (itself legendaril­y recycled from the dam’s constructi­on). The restaurant has water views and is one of the hippest spots for a meal on the lake. Lutsen Resort LUTSEN, MINNESOTA In 2018, new owners purchased one of Minnesota’s largest and oldest resorts, opened in 1885. Stay affordably in a quaint, woodpanele­d room in the historic lodge (pleasantly freshened up with modern linens) or book a cabin or townhouse. Amenities include a spa and restaurant­s, plus an impressive docket of compliment­ary activities, such as naturalist walks, s’mores bonfires, a nine-hole golf course and guided sea kayak trips on Lake Superior. MWL

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