The Beach Haus Resort
For many families, vacationing in Traverse City has become a treasured tradition. This is especially true at The Beach Haus Resort. Built in 1968, the resort was the first of its kind built on Traverse City’s famed “Miracle Mile”, which stretches along the east arm of Grand Traverse Bay. For decades, it has welcomed many of the same guests. Today, several generations of the same families book a year or two in advance to secure their “prized piece of summer” at the resort.
“We have guests who are grandparents now, that used to come as kids,” explains Resort Owner, Josh Wuerful. “Now they’re bringing their kids who also have children of their own. It’s great to see so many of the same smiling faces.”
So what keeps guests coming back, year after year? For starters, there’s the beach. With over 200’ of frontage, it’s one of the longest resort beaches on East Grand Traverse Bay. It’s even better when you consider the hotel has only 31 rooms. With fewer guests and such a stretch of beach, families have plenty of room to play. Grandparents play bocce ball on the expansive lawn. Kids and parents splash in the bay or serve up some fun on the beach volleyball court. All guests can enjoy the beachside barbecues, courtesy of several gas grills that are available for use.
Finding your way to The Beach Haus Resort is easy too. Its original, Swiss chalet design (hence, the spelling of “Haus”) stands out. Don’t let the unique exterior fool you…the property continues to get updates, year after year. All the rooms feature new 55” TVs, along with new furniture, lamps, microwaves, and more. The original tans and browns are being replaced by a more, cool, up north color palette of navy blue and white. Clearly, The Beach Haus Resort is a getaway that keeps getting better with age.