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  • Bell's Beer Weekend

    October10-12
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  • Spa Week Specials October 1-12

    $50 SPA SPECIALS
    OCTOBER 1-12

    50 Minute
    Spa Treatments
    $50
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    Tuff Enuff Golf Tournament

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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
  • 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.

October 2014

Fall in Love with Spa Grand Traverse - $50 Treatments

Fall in Love with Spa Grand Traverse - $50 Treatments

October 1-12


Spa Week at Spa Grand Traverse

During Spa Week at Spa Grand Traverse, guests can take advantage of 3 unique 50-minute Spa treatments for $50 each. Treatments include:


- Warm Oil Infused Relaxation Massage
- Pumpkin Exfoliating Facial
- Express Manicure Pedicure Combo

For more details, call 231-534-6750 or visit our Spa Deals page

*No other discounts apply. Certain restrictions may apply. Subject to availability.  Offer valid October 1 - October 12, 2014.

Fall Cut and Color Special

Fall Cut and Color Special

October 1-31

Fall Cut and Color Special

 $100

This special includes:

  • Hair cut
  • All over hair color

For spa reservations, visit Spa Grand Traverse or call 231-534-6750.

* Certain restrictions may apply. Subject to availability.  Offer valid October 1 - October 31, 2014.

Empire Hops Festival

Empire Hops Festival

October 4

The first annual Empire Hops Festival will be held Sat., Oct. 4 on Front Street in the village. The festival promises to have "all the food, beverages, music and excitement of the Chamber's annual Asparagus Festival" celebrated annually in May.

The festival will feature New Holland, Right Brain, Stormcloud, The Workshop, Beards Brewery of Petoskey and Short's. Food vendors include Deering's, Joe's Friendly Tavern, Baytown Kitchen, Scalawags, Art's Tavern, food trucks and more.

The festival runs from noon to 10pm; admission is $10, which includes a commemorative beer glass and drink tickets.

Sleeping Bear Marathon and Half Marathon

Sleeping Bear Marathon and Half Marathon

October 5

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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Bell's Beer Dinner at Aerie

Bell's Beer Dinner at Aerie

October 10

Join us Friday, October 10th from 6 to 8 p.m. in Aerie for a flavorful display of craft beer and cuisine. Our talented chefs were tasked with preparing their own dinner course using one of Bell’s delicious brews.

Two Hearted Bread Service

Rustic French boule with lavender honey whipped butter paired with Bell's Two Hearted Ale

Octoberfest Panzanelle Salad
Panzelle Salad with red and yellow heirloom grape tomatoes, English cucumber, red onion and an Octoberfest red wine vinaigrette . Paired with Bell's Octoberfest

Best Brown Ale Short Ribs
Brown  ale  and  honey  braised  short  ribs  with  baby  pumpkin  squash and  tricolored  fingerling  potatoes. Paired with Bell's Best Brown Ale.


Double Cream Stout/Java Stout Tiramisu
Layers  of  lady  fingers  soaked  in  Double  Cream  Stout  and  Java  Stout  simple syrup,  filled  with  sweet  mascarpone  pastry  cream,  dusted  with  extra brute cocoa powder and served with Double Cream Stout and Java  Stout  reduction,  Chantilly  cream,  and  chocolate  espresso  beans . Paired with Bell's Special Double Cream Stout and Java Stout.

$49 PER PERSON PLUS TIP & GRATUITY - Price does not include $2.00 MyNorth Online Ticketing Fee.

THE BELL'S BEER DINNER IS PART OF OUR BELL'S BEER WEEKEND PACKAGE. CLICK THE BELOW BUTTON TO LEARN MORE.


ICEMAN PRACTICE RIDE

ICEMAN PRACTICE RIDE

Saturday, October 11


Warm up for the 2014 Bell's Beer Iceman Cometh Challenge Mountain Bike Race with a practice ride guided by Einstein Cycles. There is no cost to participate in this event.Timber Ridge Resort will provide shuttle service to the Kalkaska Trailhead for $20 per person. Contact Timber Ridge Resort (231-947-2770) for parking and shuttle information. The 29-mile guided ride will begin at 9:00 a.m.

  • This is a group outing so Resort guests, local riders and out-of-town riders are welcome to participate
  • The purpose of this ride is for course familiarization and practice. It is not a race.
  • Ride will be led by Einstein Cycles (lead rider in front and back)
  • Bike tech service from Einstein Cycles will be available at trailhead prior to 9:00 a.m. start.
  • Approximate ride time is 4-5 hours.
  • Any additional questions should be directed to info@einsteincycles.com

THE ICEMAN PRACTICE RIDE IS PART OF OUR BELL'S BEER WEEKEND. CLICK THE BELOW BUTTON TO LEARN MORE



Sip and Dab - Gears + Beers Style

Sip and Dab - Gears + Beers Style

October 11

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.


Register for this event at SipandDab.com.

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"Gears + Beers" Bell's Beer Iceman Cometh Post-Practice Party

OCTOBER 11

Saturday evening Gears + Beers party which will feature Bell’s pints, Mountain bike gear and Iceman race tips from Einstein Cycles and live music performed by The Scott Pellegrom Trio. The event will run from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

WHY IS IT CALLED GEARS + BEERS?

Sponsored by Grand Traverse Resort and Spa, the Gears + Beers party is named so as there is a practice ride for the Iceman Cometh Challenge mountain bike race Saturday morning (led by Einstein Cycles) and Gears + Beers is the post party celebration. You do not need to participate in the ride to attend the Gears + Beers party. The party is open to the public and ALL Resort guests.

 Tickets to attend the Gears + Beers party are $15 per adult and include 2 drink tickets (full pint pours) and a commemorative pint glass. Additional drink tickets are available for $5 each. Food is also available for an additional cost. Must be 21 or older to attend.
*NOTE: Price does not include $2.00 service fee from MyNorthTickets.

Call 800-236-1577 for room package information

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Harvest @ The Commons

Harvest @ The Commons

October 11

The Michigan Land Use Institute invites you to an authentic farm-to-table experience to celebrate the best of northern Michigan.

► Family-style feast, made from the finest local ingredients in honor of the farmers whose hearts and hands cultivate our region’s harvest.

► Bluegrass tunes from Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys, one of the nation’s hottest young bands from right here in the Great Lakes state.

► 2014 Milliken Award dedication to Ray Minervini in recognition of his legacy: the transformation of the Grand Traverse Commons.

$35 per plate, or $250 for a table of eight.

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13th Annual Global Hair & Fashion Show at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa

13th Annual Global Hair & Fashion Show at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa

October 18


The Global art.Fashion.HAIR show is a runway hair and fashion show bringing the feeling of New York Fashion Week to Traverse City to benefit the Women’s Resource Center in the Grand Traverse Area.

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6th Annual Tuff Enuff Golf Tournament

6th Annual Tuff Enuff Golf Tournament

October 19

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

Fall Bridal Expo at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa

Fall Bridal Expo at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa

Sunday, October 19



SOLD OUT- VIP WINE & SPA WEEKEND AT BOWERS HARBOR VINEYARDS

SOLD OUT- VIP WINE & SPA WEEKEND AT BOWERS HARBOR VINEYARDS

October 24-26

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT

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 exclsuve "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 gourment food pairings.
  • 1 of the spa treatments below per person:

    • 50 min Relaxation Massage
    • 50 minCherry Infused Massage
    • 50 minJust the Two of Us Massage
    • 50 minMother 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

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Zombie Run

Zombie Run

October 25

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 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

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

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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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

 

Traverse City Beer Week

Traverse City Beer Week

November 7-14

The First 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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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.

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


 

January 2015

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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

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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

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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