In Northern Michigan, miles get counted in minutes.  Traverse City is thirty miles and an easy thirty minute drive from the Jolli-Lodge.  A growing and thriving city in its own right, Traverse is home to the Cherry Capital Airport, Northwestern Michigan College and the Great Lakes Culinary Institute.  Also nearby is the world-renowned Interlochen Center for the Arts--training grounds for the world's up and coming creatives, as well as a venue for world-class entertainers. There is excellent shopping, dining and entertainment to be had all year-round in TC, including the National Cherry Festival, Traverse City Film Festival, Traverse City Microbrew and Music Festival and many more.