Gaylord Apartments & Vacation Rentals - 2 Rentals Available
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Lewiston House - 24.9 miles away
- 3 bedrooms 3
- 2 bathrooms
- Sleeps 6 6
- 2 nights min
- Beach/lakeside relaxation
- Child friendly
from $230 / night
Petoskey Cottage - 29.3 miles away
- 1 bedroom 1
- 1 bathroom
- Sleeps 4 4
- 2 nights min
- Child friendly
- Air conditioning
from $199 / night
Gaylord, MI Travel Tips
If you're looking to get away from it all, Gaylord offers the ideal northern Michigan destination. Stay at one of the many spacious Gaylord vacation homes, and explore this small town's unique culture or natural beauty at your own pace.
Gaylord ClimateGaylord typically has pleasantly mild summers and cold winters. Summer temperatures rarely exceed 80 degrees in July and August, while temperatures dip into the teens during January and February. Spring and summer tend to be the driest seasons in Gaylord, while late summer and fall are usually the rainiest times of the year.
How to Get Around GaylordTo reach Gaylord, plan to fly into Lansing's Capital Region International Airport or the Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport. Since Gaylord is in the relatively remote reaches of northern Michigan, you'll want to have your own set of wheels to navigate this vacation paradise. Once in town, you'll be able to walk from most Gaylord vacation homes to local attractions, but you'll want to drive to the parks, lakes, and forests.
Top Things to Do in GaylordGet a feel for this friendly town by taking a self-guided walking tour through downtown. Along the way, pay a visit to the Otsego County Historical Museum to learn more about the area, explore Buck House or Kramer House, run around in Shannon Park, and visit the original Gaylord Motor Car Factory. Discover another longtime family favorite at Call of the Wild, a Gaylord institution that features displays of bears, wolves, coyotes, owls, and other native wildlife. This family-friendly destination also features a theater and discovery room, along with go karts and miniature golf next door.
Next, get outdoors and explore the Louis M. Groen Nature Preserve, which features hiking, biking, and horseback riding in the summer months. In the winter, rent snowshoes at the preserve or go cross-country skiing through nearly 800 acres of property.
Just 45 minutes north of Gaylord, discover some of northern Michigan's most scenic forested areas in the Pigeon River Country State Forest Area and the Gaylord State Forest Area. Both feature hiking, hunting, and fishing, along with tranquil forests and streams as far as the eye can see.
Can't-Miss Gaylord EventsPart celebration of German heritage and part midsummer festival, Alpenfest is one of Gaylord's premier festivals each July. Watch the parade, join in the contests, enjoy the pancake breakfast, and dance along to the live entertainment. With nonstop events over the course of five days, you might want to plan out your route from the pie-eating contest to the Alpenfest Idol competition in advance.
If you visit Gaylord in August, you won't want to miss the Otsego County Fair. This weeklong event has drawn locals and tourists for over 100 years, and it features everything from a carnival to a horse show to rides to grandstand shows to farm animal exhibitions. Fun for the whole family, the Otsego County Fair is a must in mid-August.
Whether you're seeking local flavor or stunning natural resources, Gaylord has plenty to offer. Book your choice of Gaylord vacation homes in any season, and relax in one of northern Michigan's best small towns.
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