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Grand Traverse Resort & Spa

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  • Winter
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall

Choose Your Season

Winter Activities

  • Snowmobiling
  • Dog Sled Rides
  • Snowshoeing
  • Ice Skating
  • Skiing & Snowboarding
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Winter Wow!Fest
  • Indoor Water Playground
  • Winter Microbrew Festival
  • Indoor Golf

Spring Activities

  • Sunday Brunch in Aerie Restaurant
  • Traverse City Hunting & Fishing Expo
  • Spring Sip 'n Savor Wine Event
  • Bayshore Marathon
  • Old Mission Blossom Days Wine Event
  • Traverse City Shopping Spree
  • Self-Guided Foodie Tour
  • Dennos Museum Center
  • Indoor Tennis
  • Gaming at Turtle Creek Casino

Summer Activities

  • Swimming at the Beach Club
  • Visit Sleeping Bear Dunes
  • Elk Rapids Harbor Days
  • Watersport Rentals at the Beach Club
  • 54-Holes of Championship Golf
  • Ice cream at Dylan's Candy Bar
  • Summer Microbrew Festival
  • Fishing
  • National Cherry Festival
  • Traverse City Film Festival

Fall Activities

  • Scenic Fall Golf
  • Detroit Red Wings Training Camp
  • Fall Tennis
  • Bike the TART Trail
  • Take a Spa-cation
  • Microbrew Tour
  • Group Wine Tour
  • Iceman Cometh Mountain Bike Race
  • Fall Color Tour
  • Sunset Dining in Aerie

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Event Calendar

There’s a reason to come Up North every season—not to mention the seasons themselves.

For a complete calendar of events happening on-property and throughout the region, see the below event calendar.

NOVEMBER 2014

Toast the Season Weekend 1

Toast the Season Weekend 1

November 1 - 2, 2014

Toast the Season is a Northern Michigan holiday tradition. Every year in November the wineries of Leelanau Peninsula offer two consecutive weekends of tasting and touring. This year, the weekend dates November 1 & 2 or November 8 & 9, 2014.

The 2014 tour features a gift bag (details coming soon) and wine & food pairings at member wineries.

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$75 - COUPLES TICKET
$50 - SINGLE TICKETS

You may visit up to 8 wineries each day in whatever order you desire between the hours of 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday and from noon to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday.

CLICK HERE TO ORDER TICKETS

Ashleigh's Little Black Dress Event

Ashleigh's Little Black Dress Event

November 7

4:00-7:00pm

Join us and celebrate our Fall and Holiday Fashion!

We will be serving refreshments. While you are here, enter to win a $50  Brighton gift card.

Traverse City Beer Week

Traverse City Beer Week

November 7-14

The Second Annual Traverse City Beer Week takes place November 7-14! The week is dedicated to showcasing the craft beer culture in the area and will be filled with unique events at various breweries, restaurants, merchants, and more!

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25th Bell’s Beer Iceman Cometh Challenge

25th Bell’s Beer Iceman Cometh Challenge

November 8, 2014


The Bell’s Beer Iceman Cometh Challenge is a 29 mile point-to-point mountain bike race from Kalkaska to Traverse City, Michigan. Held traditionally on the first Saturday of November. More than $52,000 in cash prizes and $10,000 in merchandise prizes will be awarded. 

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Toast the Season Weekend 2

Toast the Season Weekend 2

November 8 - 9, 2014

Toast the Season is a Northern Michigan holiday tradition. Every year in November the wineries of Leelanau Peninsula offer two consecutive weekends of tasting and touring. This year, the weekend dates November 1 & 2 or November 8 & 9, 2014.

The 2014 tour features a gift bag (details coming soon) and wine & food pairings at member wineries.

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$75 - COUPLES TICKET
$50 - SINGLE TICKETS

You may visit up to 8 wineries each day in whatever order you desire between the hours of 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday and from noon to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday.

CLICK HERE TO ORDER TICKETS

Mudpie – Holiday Open House

Mudpie – Holiday Open House

November 8

10:00AM - 4:00PM

Join us and celebrate our new Holiday collections!

We will be serving donuts and cider.

While you are here, enter to win a Mudpie gift basket

Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce Business Expo

Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce Business Expo

November 11


140+ exhibitors and more than 1,300 attendees take part in this annual event that showcases community businesses, allows large-scale networking, and introduces new products and services to the region each November.


For Reservations, Call us at 800-236-1577

 

Short's Beer & Cake Pairings

Short's Beer & Cake Pairings

Tuesday, November 11, 2014


TIME: 6:00 - 9:00 P.M.
LOCATION: AERIE RESTAURANT & LOUNGE
PRICE: $15 PER PERSON

Beer & Cake Pairing Menu


Short’s Key Lime Pie

Coconut Cake Pop, Key Lime Curd, White Chocolate, Toasted Macadamias


Short’s Bludgeon Yer Eye

IB Ale Dark Chocolate Cupcake, Bitter Sweet Valrhona Chocolate Ganache, Candied Orange, Spicy Cayenne


Short’s MMMkay

IPA Beer Drunken Cake Trifle, Passion Fruit Mousse, Guava Jam, Candied Violets, Lemon Scented Chantilly Cream


Short’s Autumn Ale

Cinnamon Pecan Push Pop Cake, Pumpkin Butter Heaven, Pumpkin Spice
and Cardamom Cream Cheese Frosting


Short’s Bellaire Brown

Brown Ale and Milk Chocolate Cheesecake, Flourless Chocolate Cake Bottom, Salted Caramel Drizzle, Pretzel Dust

Short’s Local Light

Vanilla Chiffon Torte, Lingonberry Jam, Fresh Berries, Honey Comb

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TICKETS, CALL 231-534-6800

GIRLFRIENDS GETAWAY WEEKEND

GIRLFRIENDS GETAWAY WEEKEND

November 14-16

Grab a girlfriend or two and escape for a 2-Night getaway filled with wine, spa pampering, & more.



PACKAGE OVERVIEW

- 2 Nights Accommodations
- 1 Breakfast Buffet in Sweetwater American Bistro per person ($10 per person upcharge for Sunday brunch)
- Shuttle to and from nearby Turtle Creek Casino for Friday "Ladies Night Out" event
- Saturday night reception with Bowers Harbor Winery from 4pm-6pm. The reception features light appetizers, Bowers Harbor Wine samples, chair massages and paraffin dips
- Coupon for a discount at Aerie - Buy one entrée and get an appetizer or dessert for free
- 20% off additional Spa Treatments
- 1 Spa Treatment per person from the list below

  • 50 minute Relaxation Massage
  • 50 minute Cherry Infused Massage
  • 50 minute Just the Two of Us Massage
  • 50 minute Mother to Be Massage
  • Rain Shower Ritual
  • Cherry Honey Glow
  • Stress Relief Wrap
  • Spa Grand Traverse Customized Facial
  • Teen Clean Facial
  • Ultimate Mani & Pedi Combo

Call 231-534-6000 or Click for Details

Ladies Night Out

Ladies Night Out

November 14

5:00-10:00pm

Gather the gals at Turtle Creek Casino & Hotel.

$10,000 in Dooney & Bourke handbags will be given away between 5pm and 10pm. At 10pm five lucky ladies will share in $3,000 in e-credits. Also, 10 - $100 Spa Grand Traverse Gift Card drawings will be held from 10pm – Midnight.

From 6pm to 9pm relax with a paraffin dip, mini manicure, chair massage or a tarot card reading. Enjoy drink specials, a ladies only live blackjack table and 3X points for your evenings play!

All spa services will be provided by Spa Grand Traverse.

The Great Beerd Run

The Great Beerd Run

Saturday, November 15

Join us at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa for our first ever Great Beerd Run- a 5k fun run designed to celebrate all things Beer and Beard. This is an untimed run with on course beer tastings provided by three different local breweries.


There will also be a post-race Beer Tent featuring a Best Beard Contest, race grub, music, and beer.

 Start Time: 10:00 am
 Race Entrance Fee: $30

 $30 Registration Fee includes race entrance, knitted beard beanie, race medal, 3 beer samples, one glass of beer during the post-race party and entrance into post-race party

The race is open to participants 21 or over. Must provide photo ID.

Participants under 21 are invited to take part in our Goatee Gallop, a 1- mile fun run on the grounds of Grand Traverse Resort and Spa. The Goatee Gallop race entrance fee is $15 and participants will receive a knitted beard beanie and entrance into the post-race party.

For more information visit: http://www.grandtraverseresort.com/BeerdRun

Thanksgiving Day Buffet in Aerie

Thanksgiving Day Buffet in Aerie

November 27, 2014


If you're looking for someone else to prepare Thanksgiving dinner and entertain the family this year, join us in Aerie Restaurant & Lounge for our popular Thanksgiving buffet.

TIME: 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

PRICING:

Adults 12+ - $29.95
Ages 5-11 - $14.95
Ages 4 and under - FREE

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FOR RESERVATIONS, CALL 231-534-6800

IF YOU'RE PREPARING THANKSGIVING DINNER AT HOME, TAKE A LOOK AT THE FOLLOWING THANKSGIVING TURKEY RECIPES AND TIPS PREPARED BY OUR CULINARY TEAM.

Traverse City Turkey Trot

Traverse City Turkey Trot

November 27

Come join this 5K run/walk & 5M Flier which takes place annually in Traverse City at 9am on THANKSGIVING DAY!

It is a timed race with a great goodie bag and T-shirt. The race proceeds benefit local charities and canned foods stock local pantries. Many volunteers come together to make the event happen along with local vendor participation for fun prizes and giveaways.

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Annual "Black Friday/Saturday" Sale in Gallery of Shops

November 28- 29, 2014


Sales Valid Friday, 11/28 and Saturday, 11/29

 



- 50% OFF Golf Apparel and Select Grand Traverse Resort and Spa hats - $15 (reg. $25) in the Bear Logo Shop

- 50% OFF select dresses, tops, and jackets at Ashleigh's

- Take any Adventure North receipt across to Café for a free scoop of ice cream

- Purchases at Tumbleweeds of $50 receive a free Fairies Sticker Pad

- Purchases of $50 are entered to win a Mudpie holiday basket

- Four Candy Bars for $12 and Buy 4 Mega Dots get one FREE  in Dylans Candy Bar

- Buy one personalized mug, get one 50% off at Dylan's Candy Cafe

- Try a Pumpkin Spice Sundae in Dylan's Candy Cafe for $5

- Make your own cotton candy in Dylan's Candy Cafe for $2

- Candy Bingo from 4 - 5 p.m. in Dylan's Candy Cafe (Friday Only)


The Great Macaroni & Cheese Bake-off

The Great Macaroni & Cheese Bake-off

Saturday, November 29

TIME: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Simply put, the Mac & Cheese Bake-Off is a comfort food extravaganza! Area restaurants partner with one WOMP winery each to create a perfect mac & cheese and wine pairing, and participants get to vote for the best pairing, cheesiest, and people's choice. This annual event that boasts friendly rivalries has created its own following, including large groups and families in town for the Thanksgiving holiday, so tickets sell out quickly.

Tickets are on sale online through MyNorth Tickets for $40 each (with $3 processing fee). Cost includes commemorative tasting glass, (8) total 3oz. samples of mac & cheese (one at each winery), and one wine pairing at each winery.

CLICK FOR DETAILS or call 231-933-9787.

DECEMBER 2014

Biggest Little Holiday Party

Biggest Little Holiday Party

December 6, 2014


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. Our Biggest Party takes all of the planning, organizing and budgeting out of your hands but still delivers a memorable holiday extravaganza for your employees, friends and family.


A pre-party reception starts at 5:30 p.m. with an assortment of complimentary hors d’oeuvres, snacks and cash bar, followed by a dinner buffet at 7pm.

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Holiday Party Pricing - $30 Per Person
ROOM Rate Special - Starting at $79


For Reservations, call 231-534-6150


 

Christmas Dinner Buffet in Aerie Restaurant

Christmas Dinner Buffet in Aerie Restaurant

December 25, 2014


If you're looking for someone else to prepare Christmas dinner and entertain the family this year, join us in Aerie Restaurant & Lounge for our popular Christmas dinner buffet.

TIME: 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

PRICING:

Adults 12+ - $29.95
Ages 5-11 - $14.95
Ages 4 and under - FREE

FOR RESERVATIONS, CALL 231-534-6800

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NEW YEAR'S EVE CELEBRATION

NEW YEAR'S EVE CELEBRATION

December 31, 2014

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 Spazmatics. This year's theme is the "The 80's." Or, venture up to the 16th Floor of our Tower for Aerie Restaurant's New  Year's Eve dinner. Kids ages 12 and under can play well into the new year with our Kid's New Year's Eve Party at our Health Club.

FOR THE COMPLETE NEW YEAR'S EVE OVERVIEW, CLICK HERE.

January 2015

VIP WINE & SPA WEEKEND AT BOWERS HARBOR VINEYARDS

VIP WINE & SPA WEEKEND AT BOWERS HARBOR VINEYARDS

January 23 - 25

Our "VIP Spa & Wine Weekend" is a great option for couples and friends looking for a truly unique and memorable weekend getaway. Spa Grand Traverse and our friends at Bowers Harbor Vineyard, one of our Guest's favorite wineries located on Old Mission Peninsula, have teamed up to provide this exclusive "VIP" weekend package, featuring:

  • 2 Nights’ Accommodations
  • 2 Breakfast Buffets at Sweetwater American Bistro
  • VIP Ticket to Bowers Harbor Vineyard (1-3 p.m.)* for private tasting, behind the scenes tour and gourmet food pairings.
  • 1 of the spa treatments below per person:

50 min Relaxation Massage
50 min Cherry Infused Massage
50 min Just the Two of Us Massage
50 min Mother to Be Massage
Rain Shower Ritual
Cherry Honey Glow
Stress Relief Wrap
Spa Grand Traverse Customized Facial
Repair & Restore Men’s Facial
Teen Clean Facial
Ultimate Mani & Pedi Combo

For reservations call: 231-534-6000

February 2015

VIP WINE & SPA WEEKEND AT BOWERS HARBOR VINEYARDS

VIP WINE & SPA WEEKEND AT BOWERS HARBOR VINEYARDS

February 27- March 1

Our "VIP Spa & Wine Weekend" is a great option for couples and friends looking for a truly unique and memorable weekend getaway. Spa Grand Traverse and our friends at Bowers Harbor Vineyard, one of our Guest's favorite wineries located on Old Mission Peninsula, have teamed up to provide this exclusive "VIP" weekend package, featuring:

  • 2 Nights’ Accommodations
  • 2 Breakfast Buffets at Sweetwater American Bistro
  • VIP Ticket to Bowers Harbor Vineyard (1-3 p.m.)* for private tasting, behind the scenes tour and gourmet food pairings.
  • 1 of the spa treatments below per person:

 

           50 min Relaxation Massage
           50 min Cherry Infused Massage
           50 min Just the Two of Us Massage
           50 min Mother to Be Massage
           Rain Shower Ritual
           Cherry Honey Glow
           Stress Relief Wrap
           Spa Grand Traverse Customized Facial
           Repair & Restore Men’s Facial
           Teen Clean Facial
           Ultimate Mani & Pedi Combo

 

For reservations call: 231-534-6000

Valentine's Day Sip and Dab

Valentine's Day Sip and Dab

February 15, 2015

Join us this Valentine's Day, Saturday February 14, for a couples painting class lead by artist Shelly Morey.

Working together couples will create two uniqe paintings that form one beautiful piece of art.

REGISTER

April 2015

VIP WINE & SPA WEEKEND AT BOWERS HARBOR VINEYARDS

VIP WINE & SPA WEEKEND AT BOWERS HARBOR VINEYARDS

April 17-19

Our "VIP Spa & Wine Weekend" is a great option for couples and friends looking for a truly unique and memorable weekend getaway. Spa Grand Traverse and our friends at Bowers Harbor Vineyard, one of our Guest's favorite wineries located on Old Mission Peninsula, have teamed up to provide this exclusive "VIP" weekend package, featuring:

  • 2 Nights’ Accommodations
  • 2 Breakfast Buffets at Sweetwater American Bistro
  • VIP Ticket to Bowers Harbor Vineyard (1-3 p.m.)* for private tasting, behind the scenes tour and gourmet food pairings.
  • 1 of the spa treatments below per person:

 

            50 min Relaxation Massage
            50 min Cherry Infused Massage
            50 min Just the Two of Us Massage
            50 min Mother to Be Massage
           Rain Shower Ritual
           Cherry Honey Glow
           Stress Relief Wrap
           Spa Grand Traverse Customized Facial
           Repair & Restore Men’s Facial
           Teen Clean Facial
           Ultimate Mani & Pedi Combo

 

For reservations call: 231-534-6000

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