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Welcome to the South Arm Retreats

If you’re looking for motels near Lake Charlevoix, South Arms Retreats has just what you need. Located on the south arm of Lake Charlevoix, East Jordan is the perfect hub for your Northern Michigan vacation. We are just 15 minutes from Charlevoix or Boyne City, while popular destinations such as Torch Lake, Petoskey, and Traverse City are all within an hour drive.

You can be just steps from the sandy beaches at Tourist Park, or you can take a kayak down the Jordan River, jet-ski out on the lake, and so much more. Take a beat to relax by our spring fed stream in the afternoon and make a bonfire in our lake-side fire pit at night. We are just a few minutes from the ski slopes at Boyne Mountain, and in the winter you can ride your snowmobile to the Jordan Valley trail head

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Find out more about all of South Arm Retreats exciting partners here in East Jordan, Michigan!

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Discover Lake Charlevoix

Lake Charlevoix is a stunning lake in North Michigan with over 56 miles of gorgeous coast. South Arm Retreats sits on the “South Arm” of the lake, and is the perfect destination for fishing, kayaking, swimming, boating, and many more activities on the lake!

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East Jordan has some of the best restaurants in North Michigan. Click to see some of our favorite restaurants around the South Arm of Lake Charlevoix.

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