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The Grand Traverse Resort your Gateway to Exciting Traverse City Events

Grand Traverse Resort & Spa

800-236-1577

  • Winter
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall

Choose Your Season

Winter Activities

  • Snowmobiling
  • Snowshoeing
  • Ice Skating
  • Skiing & Snowboarding
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • 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.

August 2015

X100 Mountain Bike Race

X100 Mountain Bike Race

August 29

100 miles of twisting single track that winds in and out of county gravel roads, two tracks and fire roads. Bikers roll through the most beautiful terrain Michigan has to offer: deep woods and steep hills dotted with pristine lakes, streams and ponds. The X100 has some killer cross-country riding – until now – only enjoyed by die-hard locals.

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September 2015

Labor Day Weekend Activities

Labor Day Weekend Activities

September 4-7

GOLF SPECIALS - SEPTEMBER 4-7

THE BEAR - $90
THE WOLVERINE - $70
SPRUCE RUN - $50

King of the Mountain at Mt. Holiday

King of the Mountain at Mt. Holiday

September 5

Mt. Holiday is proud to present the fifth annual King of the Mountain challenge. King of the Mountain is a military style obstacle course that takes place directly on  Mt. Holiday’s one of a kind unforgiving terrain. Each obstacle is designed to test the participant’s mental and physical limits. A portion of all proceeds from the event, and 100% of all food, beverage, and beer sales at the event, go to benefit Mt. Holiday.

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Downtown Art Walk

Downtown Art Walk

September 11

The Downtown Art Walk is a local favorite and will showcase art exhibits throughout Downtown Traverse City. The public is invited to enjoy an evening of art, refreshments, food and music on a self guided tour throughout Downtown Traverse City. Walking maps are available at each participating location and the Downtown Traverse City office.

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Harvest Stompede - Annual Vineyard Run & Walk

Harvest Stompede - Annual Vineyard Run & Walk

September 12-13

Race Location: Ciccone Vineyard 10343 E. Hilltop Rd. Suttons Bay, Michigan 49682
Time: 9:00am

Purchase Tickets Online
The annual Harvest Stompede weekend features a spectacular race through Leelanau’s vineyards followed by a self-guided wine tour of LPVA member wineries featuring world class wines and culinary delights that reflect the season’s bounty. To highlight the region’s culinary excellence, each winery will be partnering with farmers and restaurants to feature local ingredients in their food pairings.

RACE REGISTRATION
Note:  The Race & Wine Tour are separate events. You DO NOT have to do the race to participate in the wine tour.

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Detroit Red Wings Training Camp Golf Classic

Detroit Red Wings Training Camp Golf Classic

September 17

The Red Wings will kick off their annual NHL Training Camp with the 17th Training Camp Golf Classic, presented by Eitel Dahm Motor Group, on Thursday, September 17, here at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa. Proceeds from the tournament benefit Involved Citizens Enterprises (I.C.E.), a 501(c)3 non-profit organization providing affordable skating programs to Northern Michigan.

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Paddle Antrim Festival

Paddle Antrim Festival

September 18-19

The Paddle Antrim Festival on September 18 & 19, 2015 includes a two-day kayak paddle covering over 40 miles of Northern Michigan’s Chain of Lakes. This non-competitive event focuses on celebrating and bringing awareness to the waterways of Northern Michigan. Paddlers will be able to register for either one or both days of the paddle event. The festival will conclude with a celebration in Elk Rapids.

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Leland Heritage Festival

September 19

Come out to the Leland Heritage Festival for live music throughout town, great food and prizes, new and annual events, including:

• Van's Classic Car Show
• Wood Boats on the Wall
• Native American Cultural Dance
• Fishtown: Taste the History
• Films & N Manitou Hike presentation
• Library Book Sale & Author Exhibit
• Fire truck & fire prevention display

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Rock Road 50/50

Rock Road 50/50

September 20

The Rock Road 50/50 is a heart pounding high adrenaline Gravel Road Race. The race starts and finishes at Beautiful TIMBER RIDGE RESOST in Traverse City, adjoining the world famous VASA trail system.  There will be two distances to choose from, either 50 miles or 50K.

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Acme Fall Festival

Acme Fall Festival

September 26

TheSixth Annual Acme Fall Festival will be host to numerous family friendly events on Saturday, September 26, 2015. The festival will take place at Flintfields Horse Park on Bates Road in Williamsburg, near Traverse City.  The festival is free and also includes free parking, making for a great family outing.

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October 2015

Sleeping Bear Marathon and Half Marathon

Sleeping Bear Marathon and Half Marathon

October 3

Join Endurance Evolution for a scenic marathon and half marathon in the heart of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Both races start and finish in Empire, MI. The out-and-back marathon course will take runners by the “Dune Climb”, past Little Glen Lake, and through the village of Glen Arbor with breathtaking views of the Manitou Islands and Sleeping Bear Dunes along the way. The half marathon will follow the same course as the marathon, turning around at the 6.55 mile mark. At the peak of fall color season, the tree-lined course will be one that both runners and spectators won’t soon forget. See why Good Morning America calls this area one of the most beautiful in the United States.

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Big Hole Golf Event

Big Hole Golf Event

October 3

Course: Spruce Run
Time: 11AM

To register, call the Pro Shop at 231-534-6470

Sip and Dab - Gears + Beers Style

Sip and Dab - Gears + Beers Style

October 10

Time: 1-4 P.M.


Paint with local artist Shelly Morey as you are guided through your own paint on canvas masterpiece; all experience levels welcome. Create a memory of art with Sip and Dab while eating and drinking Bell's Beer.

$35.00 per adult - The cost of registration covers supplies and instruction. You will be responsible to the venue for food and drinks consumed throughout the three hour session. It is recommended to arrive 15-20 minutes prior to the start time for check-in and to make your seat selection.


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VIP SPA & WINE WEEKEND WITH BONOBO WINERY

VIP SPA & WINE WEEKEND WITH BONOBO WINERY

OCTOBER 16-18

Our VIP Spa & Wine Weekend is a perfect getaway for couples and friends. Spa Grand Traverse and Bonobo will be teaming up to deliver this package on the following weekends:

October 16-18, 2015

STARTING AT $353 PER PERSON IN THE HOTEL
STARTING AT $384 PER PERSON IN THE TOWER

 

Package includes:

  • 2 Nights Accommodations
  • 2 Breakfast Buffets at Sweetwater American Bistro
  • VIP Ticket to Bonobo Winery (Saturday 11a.m. - 1p.m.)* for Bonobo wine tasting and light food pairing
  • 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
    • Sugar Body Butter Scrub
    • Cherry Honey Glow
    • Stress Relief Wrap
    • Spa Grand Traverse Customized Facial
    • Repair & Restore Men’s Facial
    • Teen Clean Facial
    • Ultimate Mani & Pedi Combo

Tour description:

Owned by Oosterhouse brothers Carter and Todd, Bonobo prides itself on representing all things Traverse City in an "entice the senses" experience. Overlooking sweeping vineyards and West Grand Traverse Bay, Bonobo is known for the best views in the area. Its stunning yet cozy interior, top-rated service, and impressive artisan-quality wines put Bonobo at the top of the list for area attractions. This private sipping tour of the tasting room and cellar will include history of the winery, commentary on Carter’s design style and inspiration for the layout of the facility, and discussion of the vineyards and varietals. The tour will conclude with a guided tasting and a light food pairing. Each guest will take home a souvenir glass and memory to last a lifetime.

For reservations, call 800-236-1577.

 

The above rates are per person, based on double occupancy. The above pricing includes 11% tax and $14.95 nightly resort fee. Rooms at this rate are limited. Not available to groups. May not be combined with other offers. Certain other restrictions may apply. Must be at least 21 years of age. Package includes transportation to and from Bonobo Winery.

 

*Shuttle leaves lobby at 11 a.m., returning to Resort by 2 p.m.

 Package not available in 2 or 3 bedroom condos. Larger groups may contact their own transportation.

7th Annual Tuff Enuff Golf Tournament

7th Annual Tuff Enuff Golf Tournament

October 18

Location: The Bear at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa
Time: 10:00AM

For one day only, we’re turning The Bear into 7,000+ yards of the meanest course it can possibly be--and we invite you to play it. Join us for the “Tuff Enuff?” Golf Tournament featuring long-range tee boxes and VERY aggressive greens.

Entry:

$50 Per Player • Optional Skins Game - $10 per player

Format:

Partners Best Ball • Scratch - flighted after round • Open to male, female and mixed teams

Purse:

Payout - 30% of the field • $1500 based on 50 teams

Includes:

18 holes of golf with cart • Gift certificate for Grand Traverse Resort
and Spa’s Golf Academy

To register, call the Pro Shop at 231-534-6470

Hunt for the Reds of October

Hunt for the Reds of October

October 23-25

Leelanau Peninsula has become well-known for its Riesling and other cool-climate white varietals and blends. What is often overlooked, however, are the high-quality red wines being grown in the region.

To help get beneath the surface, the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail hosts a free and fun event to explore and discover great red wines of Leelanau Peninsula. The Hunt for the Reds of October takes place the weekend of October 24-26, 2014. For the entire weekend, each of 23 participating wineries offer a free tasting of a diverse red wines: big and bold Cabernet Francs and Merlots, aromatic and spicy Pinot Noirs and many more. The event is free to all who know the secret launch code: “The hunt is on!”

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Zombie Run

Zombie Run

October 31

The Zombie Run has become a Traverse City Halloween tradition.The race will start and finish at Right Brain Brewery, 225 East Sixteenth Street Traverse City, MI. Proceeds benefit the TART Trails.

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NOVEMBER 2015

Traverse City Beer Week

Traverse City Beer Week

November 6-13

The Third Annual Traverse City Beer Week takes place November 6-13! 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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26th Bell’s Beer Iceman Cometh Challenge

26th Bell’s Beer Iceman Cometh Challenge

November 7


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 1

Toast the Season Weekend 1

November 7 - 8

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 7 & 8 or November 13 & 14, 2015.

The 2015 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

Toast the Season Weekend 2

Toast the Season Weekend 2

November 14-15

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 7 & 8 or November 13 & 14, 2015.

The 2015 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

The Great Beerd Run

The Great Beerd Run

Saturday, November 14

Join us at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa for our second 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 Beards Brewery, Short's Brewery and Right Brain Brewery.


There will also be a post-race Beer Tent featuring a Best Beard Contest, race grub, music, and beer. The Best Beard contest will feature prizes for both the best "Natural" and "Assisted" beard.

 Start Time: 10:00 am
 Race Entrance Fee: $40

 $40 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.

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

or CLICK HERE to register

Traverse City Turkey Trot

Traverse City Turkey Trot

November 26

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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The Great Macaroni & Cheese Bake-off

The Great Macaroni & Cheese Bake-off

Saturday, November 28

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 2015

<span>VIP WINE & SPA WEEKEND AT BOWERS HARBOR VINEYARDS</span>

VIP WINE & SPA WEEKEND AT BOWERS HARBOR VINEYARDS

DECEMBER 18-20, 2015

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 (Saturday 10a.m. - 2p.m.)* for Bowers Harbor wine tasting paired with Bowers Harbor Cheese Spread, walking tour of the estate vineyards complete with Bowers Harbor history and wine education
  • 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
Sugar Body Butter Scrub
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

January 2016

VIP WINE & SPA WEEKEND WITH BONOBO WINERY

VIP WINE & SPA WEEKEND WITH BONOBO WINERY

JANUARY 15-17, 2016

Our VIP Spa & Wine Weekend is a perfect getaway for couples and friends. Spa Grand Traverse and Bonobo will be teaming up to deliver this package on the following weekends:

January 15-17, 2015

STARTING AT $314 PER PERSON IN THE HOTEL
STARTING AT $353 PER PERSON IN THE TOWER


Package includes:

  • 2 Nights Accommodations
  • 2 Breakfast Buffets at Sweetwater American Bistro
  • VIP Ticket to Bonobo Winery (Saturday 11a.m. - 1p.m.)* for Bonobo wine tasting and light food pairing
  • 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
    • Sugar Body Butter Scrub
    • Cherry Honey Glow
    • Stress Relief Wrap
    • Spa Grand Traverse Customized Facial
    • Repair & Restore Men’s Facial
    • Teen Clean Facial
    • Ultimate Mani & Pedi Combo

Tour description:

Owned by Oosterhouse brothers Carter and Todd, Bonobo prides itself on representing all things Traverse City in an "entice the senses" experience. Overlooking sweeping vineyards and West Grand Traverse Bay, Bonobo is known for the best views in the area. Its stunning yet cozy interior, top-rated service, and impressive artisan-quality wines put Bonobo at the top of the list for area attractions. This private sipping tour of the tasting room and cellar will include history of the winery, commentary on Carter’s design style and inspiration for the layout of the facility, and discussion of the vineyards and varietals. The tour will conclude with a guided tasting and a light food pairing. Each guest will take home a souvenir glass and memory to last a lifetime.

For reservations, call 800-236-1577.

 The above rates are per person, based on double occupancy. The above pricing includes 11% tax and $14.95 nightly resort fee. Rooms at this rate are limited. Not available to groups. May not be combined with other offers. Certain other restrictions may apply. Must be at least 21 years of age. Package includes transportation to and from Bonobo Winery.

 *Shuttle leaves lobby at 11 a.m., returning to Resort by 2 p.m.

 Package not available in 2 or 3 bedroom condos. Larger groups may contact their own transportation.

NORTHERN MICHIGAN SMALL FARM CONFERENCE

NORTHERN MICHIGAN SMALL FARM CONFERENCE

January 29 & 30

The 17th Annual Northern Michigan Small Farm Conference will be heald at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa on  January 29 & 30, 2016.

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February 2016

40th Annual North American VASA Cross Country Ski Race

40th Annual North American VASA Cross Country Ski Race

February 13-14

The North American Vasa Festival of Races is a premiere cross-country ski event hosting a 50k, 27k, 12k, and 6k races through the stunning Vasa Pathway.


The 40th Annual North American VASA will be held on Saturday, February 13th and includes the 12km, 27km and 50km Freestyle, and Classic. There is also a 6km Freestyle for ages 14-19 and Junior VASA for ages 5-12.


The Gran Traverse Race willl be held on Sunday, February 14th and features a 16km and 6km Classic. 


For complete details and to register, visit  - http://vasa.org/

VIP SIP & SPA WEEKEND WITH JOLLY PUMPKIN

VIP SIP & SPA WEEKEND WITH JOLLY PUMPKIN

FEBRUARY 19-21

Our "VIP Sip & Spa 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 the Jolly Pumpkin (Saturday 10a.m. - 2p.m.)* for a Jolly Pumpkin beer and Mission Table spirits tasting paired with a snack board appetizer from the Jolly Pumpkin kitchen.
    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
Sugar Body Butter Scrub
Cherry Honey Glow
Stress Relief Wrap
Spa Grand Traverse Customized Facial
Repair & Restore Men’s Facial
Teen Clean Facial
Ultimate Mani & Pedi Combo

Tour description:
Mission Table is the original house of the Stickney estate built in 1880 and has a wonderful view of the West Grand Traverse bay.  Guests of the Tasting Room at Mission Table may select five samples, in any combination, of beer and spirits. They offer award winning Jolly Pumpkin & North Peak ales, brewed in Dexter, MI  and Civilized and Old Mission Spirits, all of which are distilled at their facility on beautiful Old Mission Peninsula.  Also, as a VIP guest, you will enjoy a snack board appetizer from the Jolly Pumpkin kitchen. A perfect to compliment your libations!
 

For reservations call: 231-534-6000

MARCH 2016

VIP WINE & SPA WEEKEND WITH BOWERS HARBOR VINEYARD

VIP WINE & SPA WEEKEND WITH BOWERS HARBOR VINEYARD

MARCH 11-13, 2016

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 (Saturday 10a.m. - 2p.m.)* for Bowers Harbor wine tasting paired with Bowers Harbor Cheese Spread, walking tour of the estate vineyards complete with Bowers Harbor history and wine education
  • 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
Sugar Body Butter Scrub
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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