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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