Discover a selection of 500 vacation rentals in Harbor Springs, MI that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including swimming pools and WiFi. Prices start at $174 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in Harbor Springs. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Summer vacations in historic Harbor Springs

Sitting on the north shore of Little Traverse Bay, Harbor Springs is a charming waterfront community that's been luring vacationers for over a century. With 4 seasons of outdoor activities to enjoy and an array of cultural and culinary attractions on offer, Harbor Springs showcases some of Michigan's best assets. While historic summer resorts like Wequetonsing once stole the spotlight, today Harbor Springs vacation rentals unlock access to waterfront cottages, secluded forest chalets, and a host of other luxury properties.

Things to do

History and wine in Harbor Springs

Once home to Michigan's legendary Odawa tribe leader, the Chief Andrew J. Blackbird House is now a fascinating cultural museum. After a day of sightseeing, you'll probably work up a thirst, so why not stop by Harbor Springs Vineyards and Winery at Pond Hill Farm? With terraced vineyards, an elegant tasting room, and an onsite garden cafe, it's a beautiful slice of Harbor Springs. Sip on something you like? With many featuring wraparound verandas and wooden rocking chairs, Harbor Springs vacation rentals are the perfect place to uncork a bottle of your favorite local wine.

Activities

Cruise Under a "Tunnel of Trees"

From organic cafes and farm-to-table restaurants to designer boutiques and glassworks studios, downtown Harbor Springs is a great place for a stroll. There are a handful of beaches within walking distance of Main Street which makes it easy to cool off in the lake, unpack a picnic, or soak up the sunshine. Winding from Harbor Springs to Cross Village, the scenic M-119 shows off Michigan's natural beauty. It's also known as the Tunnel of Trees, and is cloaked under a lush canopy of hardwoods and evergreens. Planning a golf getaway? Harbor Springs vacation rentals put you just steps from Michigan's most coveted courses, including historic Harbor Point and architecturally designed Boyne Highlands Resort.

Weather

Fiery fall displays in Harbor Springs

Harbor Springs is known for its Indian summers, which means the warm weather can often last well into fall. Thanks to the Tunnel of Trees, Harbor Springs is regularly voted one of America's best towns to view fiery foliage. It's also stunning in spring, when snowy trilliums carpet the forest floor. Foodies shouldn't miss the annual Taste of Harbor Springs festival held every September. Running for decades, the palate-pleasing event showcases local food, wine, and craft beer. Things don't slow down in the winter, when Nub's Nob and Boyne Highlands serve up some of Michigan's best downhill skiing.

Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Harbor Springs

Travelers enjoy Harbor Springs for its lakeside setting and beaches. Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, Harbor Springs is a great place to get outside. These are some of the area's most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Harbor Springs Beach (1.4 mi / 2.2 km)
  • Petoskey State Park (4.6 mi / 7.4 km)
  • Tunnel of Trees (7.4 mi / 12 km)
  • Lake Charlevoix (14.1 mi / 22.8 km)
  • Charlevoix Beach (14.9 mi / 24 km)
  • Castle Farms (15.6 mi / 25.1 km)
How to get there

Traveling to and around Harbor Springs

The nearest airport is in Pellston, MI (PLN-Pellston Regional), located 13.9 mi (22.4 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into Mackinac Island, MI (MCD), which is 34.5 mi (55.5 km) away.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Harbor Springs?

The heart wants what it wants, and right now that's a vacation. Now's the time to pack your suitcase and head to one of these top vacation rentals in or near Harbor Springs:

  • Take advantage of amenities including a dishwasher and a living room at "Cute Cabin In A Beautiful Wooded Setting". Situated around 55 miles from Harbor Springs, this quality property has 1 bedroom and is a hit with guests.
  • Another great choice is "Peaceful Cabin In Quiet Wooded Setting", which is around 55 miles from Harbor Springs. Offering 1 bedroom, heating and a TV, it has everything you need to keep you content and comfortable.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Harbor Springs vacation rental for you.

What are the best tiny house vacation rentals in or near Harbor Springs?

You need only step inside one of our tiny house vacation rentals in Harbor Springs to figure out that great things really do come in little packages. Designed to maximize every spare inch of space, these pint-sized pads promise a big vacation experience:

  • Take a few days off to reenergize at "Perfect For Two A Little Hideaway In The Woods. Tiny House". Located in Sawyer, games and a video library are just two of the amenities you can expect here.
  • Alternatively, book a weekend at "Gorgeous, Vintage, Crystal Mt Tiny Home". Located in Benzie County, this itty-bitty abode comes with heating and a dryer.

Can I find log cabins to rent in or near Harbor Springs?

There's something incredibly cozy about hanging out in a log cabin with a cup of tea and a book. Leave the hustle and bustle behind and spend a couple of nights or longer at one of these log cabins in Harbor Springs:

  • If you'd like to try out snowboarding and golf while staying in Harbor Springs, "Log Cabin On Tunnel Of Trees | Lake Michigan View" in Forest Beach will be a great choice.
  • Looking for a Cross Village log cabin with access to fun outdoor activities like windsurfing and parasailing? You'll be delighted with "Sommerset Lake House: A Beautiful Log Cabin On Lake Michigan With Sandy Beach".

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Harbor Springs?

Clock out on Friday and then forget all your worries. If you're chasing some relaxation and fun, these properties in and near Harbor Springs promise an amazing weekend getaway:

  • Enjoy a change of scenery at "Lake Michigan Beachfront Luxury Home", which is around 15 miles to the north of central Harbor Springs. There's plenty of nature and adventure to keep you on the go here. Try sailing and caving or just explore the sights of Wings of Mackinac Butterfly Conservatory and Maze Of Mirrors.
  • Alternatively, enjoy a slower pace of life at "Boyne Mountain - Ski - In/out, Featuring 4 Master Suites With An Outside Hot Tub". Approximately 19 miles south of Harbor Springs, fun activities around here include ice skating and fishing. Rather visit some sights? Plan an outing to Monument Golf Course and A-Ga-Ming Golf Resort.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Harbor Springs?

Studio apartments are a hard act to beat when it comes to convenience, location and affordability. Take a look at these studio apartments for rent in or near Harbor Springs and discover the local vibe and energy:

  • Unpack your bags at "1bedroom Beachfront Condo 311 On Gorgeous Lake Charlevoix In Boyne City". Amenities including a fridge and coffee and tea making facilities will make you feel at home here.
  • Alternatively, switch to vacation mode at "1bedroom Beachfront Condo 112 On Gorgeous Lake Charlevoix In Boyne City", which comes with conveniences including a microwave oven and internet services.

When you're ready to step foot outside your studio apartment and explore the highlights, there's loads to entertain you around Harbor Springs. Into art and culture? Don't miss Kresge Auditorium and Michigan Legacy Art Park.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Harbor Springs?

Whether you're looking for a chic apartment or a house with enough space for the family, you'll find the perfect place on Vrbo. Enjoy a mini break at one of these top picks in or near Harbor Springs:

  • If you only need to stay a couple of nights, "Large Family Home, Perfect For Entertaining" is a fantastic choice. It's close to the center of Harbor Springs, so you'll have easy access to lots of attractions.
  • Alternatively, spend a few relaxing nights at "Great Quiet Location - Newly Updated". This comfy, conveniently located property makes exploring the sights easy.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Harbor Springs?

Forget flowers and chocolates. Sometimes all you need is to escape for the weekend, just the two of you. At Vrbo, we've got romantic getaways in and around Harbor Springs that would make even Cupid swoon. Here are some to tempt you:

  • Around 16 miles from Harbor Springs, "Cute Cottage - - Walk To Town And Restaurants. Close To Bike Trail" is the perfect place for doting couples. Beauty services and winery tours are just some of the many amenities here.
  • Another option where you can enjoy a few glorious days together is "Great Quiet Location - Newly Updated". Around 16 miles from Harbor Springs, winery tours and a nearby marina add to the atmosphere here.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Harbor Springs?

A pool is often an all-important amenity when deciding where to stay, particularly if you're bringing the kids along. Browse these houses with a pool in or near Harbor Springs and fill your days with frolicking good fun:

  • Pack your swimsuit and book a few days or more at "Cute Downtown Boyne City House. 5 Min Walk To Downtown Area And Beaches". There are also lots of other appealing amenities here, including on-site watersports and childrens activities.
  • Spend laid-back days splashing around or catching a few peaceful moments by the water at "Inhabit A Hobbit House". This property is another sought-after option and comes with a smart TV, a kitchen and more.

Not sure what the weather is like in Harbor Springs? It has a humid continental climate, with average summertime temperatures ranging from 55 ºF to 70 ºF. If you're searching for a little more inspiration on places to stay in this epic destination, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to look through our entire selection of Harbor Springs vacation rentals.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Harbor Springs?

The first part of any family trip is finding the right place to stay. Whether you're planning a fun escape with the kids or a multi-generational getaway with relatives, Vrbo has large family vacation rentals in and around Harbor Springs with plenty of space for everyone. Here are two popular options waiting to welcome you:

  • Make your stay one you won't forget at "Lake Michigan Beachfront Luxury Home". This getaway has 3 bedrooms, has space for 10 guests and features lots of handy amenities, including towels and a toaster. It's around 15 miles north of Harbor Springs.
  • "Boyne Mountain - Ski - In/out, Featuring 4 Master Suites With An Outside Hot Tub" is another property the whole team will love. Invite as many as 20 family and friends to this retreat which offers 6 bedrooms, a kitchenette, free toiletries and more. It's around 19 miles to the south of central Harbor Springs.

When you're ready to explore, there are lots of family-friendly attractions nearby to stick on your to-do list. Adventure Island Family Fun Park is a great place to kick things off.

Can I find family cabin rentals in or near Harbor Springs?

Vacation with your kids in a family cabin rental in or near Harbor Springs and get set to make some fantastic memories together. Here's just a taste of what we've got:

  • "100 Year Old Historical Cabin In Good Hart" - Enjoy fun and laughs with your crew at this retreat, which is around 11 miles northwest of the center of Harbor Springs. A microwave oven and outdoor furniture are among its family-friendly amenities.
  • "Log Cabin On Tunnel Of Trees | Lake Michigan View" - Rally the troops and spend a few days or longer at this welcoming rental, which is around 2 miles to the west of Harbor Springs. You'll have access to a porch, a TV and more.

For more options, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the Harbor Springs vacation rental that's perfect for your needs.