Bring your meeting or event to life with a 900-acre backdrop, featuring rolling greens, woodlands, orchards, vineyards, and pristine Lake Michigan shoreline. We're a surprising destination that has it all: expansive meeting space, exceptional golf, sensational group activities, delicious food and drink, plus a staff that excels at successful meetings.
Located six miles northeast of downtown Traverse City and only 10 minutes from Cherry Capital Airport, Grand Traverse Resort and Spa is ranked as a top 50 travel destination by Conde Nast Traveler.
As one of the Midwest's largest full-service, year-round resorts and conference destinations, we're all about mixing business with pleasure. Annual, high-profile groups like the Detroit Red Wings, Center for Automotive Research, Farm Bureau Insurance, and Special Olympics Michigan know all about this.
"We bring leaders in from all over the world, and the area is perfect. Lots to do, great appeal and (Grand Traverse Resort and Spa) is part of our tradition. It's a friendly, welcoming community."—Christine Byron
It's the combination of outstanding conference facilities, diverse accommodations and amenities, and our warm Midwestern hospitality that reaches beyond the norm, enveloping our guests. With 86,500 square-feet of versatile meeting space, the Resort can easily accommodate groups of up to 2,500, evidenced by twice hosting the National Governors Association.
Here's a brief lay of the land:
- 86,500 square-feet of flexible meeting space
- Nearly 600 Guest Rooms and Condominiums
- The 7,000 square-foot Spa Grand Traverse
- Three Championship Golf Courses
- Four Indoor/outdoor pools and several indoor/outdoor hot tubs
- Indoor Water Playground
- 100,000 square foot health club
- Five Indoor and four Outdoor Tennis Courts
- Five Restaurants and Lounges
- Gallery of Shops
- Private Beach Club
Put your holiday party planning into our hands and come celebrate in "Grand" style. Whether you're a small business, non-profit, group of friends or couple looking to enjoy a holiday party, come join our annual Biggest Little Holiday Party.
This Christmas relax and enjoy your family while we take care of the cooking. Join us at Aerie Restaurant & Lounge for a Christmas Buffet.
We're celebrating the New Year with three different parties! Our marquee New Year's Eve event occurs in Governors' Hall and features a plated 3-course dinner and live music from The Texas Gypsies.
Wine and Spa: a perfect pairing
Grand Traverse Resort crafted the ultimate combination with a VIP Wine & Spa package, a delightful combination of relaxation and adventure.
Traverse City transformed by night
What was once primarily a quaint little beach town along Lake Michigan has transformed into a thriving city overflowing with culture and energy. Meet Traverse City. After Dark.
The Beer Artist:
Short’s Brewery exemplifies Northern Michigan in ways you can literally taste. Fresh chocolate mint from the river shoreline, local Blue Spruce trees and Michigan cherries are all key ingredients in his microbrews.