In an effort to honor your preferences and travel style, lodging is not included in the Freeing Creativity Retreat fee.  Considering some of you may like to camp while others may prefer a luxury bed & breakfast, below you’ll find a list of suggest accommodation options to get you started. Although Elk Rapids is a hot spot to be in the summer, by the time of our retreat there will be plenty of lodging options. That said, it will be of your interest to book in advance. Do not hesitate to let us know if you’d appreciate any help.

1. Private Apartments and Home Rentals

There are many options to rent a room, apartment, or cottage for the weekend.
Take a look at:




4. Cairn House Bed & Breakfast
8160 Cairn Highway
Elk Rapids, MI
(231) 264-8994

A higher end option. Lovely amenities and beautiful setting. $200+/night. Approximate 6 minute drive.


2. Elk Rapids Beach Resort
8975 N Bayshore Drive
Elk Rapids, MI
(800) 748-0049

If you’re looking for an affordable option to stay on your own or with a buddy, this may be just the place. Each condo sleeps up to 6 people and came highly recommended by last years attendees. Rate for 2017 was $140/night. Pay for 2 nights or more, get ONE FREE NIGHT.
Distance from Pavilion: Approximately 2 minute drive / 10-20 minute walk

3. Campgrounds

Ever Flowing Waters Campground: $20/night tent site. Approximate 15 minute drive.

White Water Township Campground: $24/night tent site. Approximate 15 minute drive.

Honcho Rest Campground: RV only. $40/night. Approximate 5 minute drive.






Edward C. Grace Memorial Harbor
elk rapids, MIchigan

Located where Harbor Drive and Cedar Street intersect, the Harbor/Marina is home to the Freeing Creativity venue – the Jack Blesma Pavilion! 
44.8995° N, 85.4153° W





Beautiful Elk Rapids, Michigan