Grand Traverse Resort & Spa


  • Winter
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall

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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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As many have discovered, Grand Traverse Resort and Spa is a great place to visit in wintertime. From on-site ice skating and groomed cross-country ski trails and more. The fun doesn't stop when the temperatures drop!

We offer winter activities every weekend January through February. Bring your own gear and enjoy these activities for free, or find Winter Snow Sports Rentals at the Bear Logo store in the Resort’s Gallery of Shops.

Cross Country Skiing

Explore our 900-acre property by cross country skiing on 2-miles of groomed trails. Bring your own equipment or rent ours. There is no trail fee for those using their own equipiment.

Rental Rates: $10 per Hour  |  $25 per Day


Trek off the beaten path with a day of rugged winter snowshoeing. There are plenty of quiet and scenic areas to explore on our property. Use your own equipment or rent ours.

Rental Rates: $15 per hour  |  $30 per day


Skate under the stars or during the day on our outdoor ice rink. Located steps away from our Health Club/Spa parking lot. Use your own skates or rent ours. There is no ice skating fee if using your own skates.

Rental Rates: $5 per Hour  |  $20 per Day


There is no off-season with our Winter Golf Center, featuring three heated indoor-outdoor hitting bays. Test your virtual skills with our GC2 Golf Simulator. Clinics and private lessons with Scott Hebert, our Head Golf Professional and Director of Instruction, are available. Ask about our Winter Golf Leagues. Public, Resort Guests and Club Members are always welcome.

Monday-Friday: 9:00am-6:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am-5:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am-4:00pm

Practice Rates: $10 for 30 minutes  |  $20 for 60 minutes
GC2 Golf Simulator Rates: $25 for 30 minutes  |  $40 for 60 minutes  |  $80 for 120 minutes

For Winter Golf Academy reservations or details, call 231-534-6550 or golfacademy@gtresort.com.


Cozy up and explore the area countryside with a horse-drawn sleigh ride from nearby Antler Ridge Farms. Located a short 5-minute drive East of our Resort. Rides include a short stop at their remote outdoor fire pit and complimentary hot chocolate.

For sleigh ride reservations and rates, call: 231-645-3647.

*This activity is located off-property.



One of the hidden gems of Traverse City, Mt. Holiday Ski & Recreation Area offers great skiing, snowboarding, tubing and zip-line adventures. Located only 10-minutes south of our Resort. Ski rentals are available on-site.

For lift ticket rates and information, call: 231-938-2500.

*This activity is located off-property.


Add a little adrenalin to your winter vacation with a snowmobile rental from our friends at Blue Sky Rentals. There are hundreds of miles of groomed trails near our Resort and an active snowmobiling community keeps trails groomed and in good condition daily.

For snowmobile rental reservations and rates, call: 231-633-2583.

*This activity is located off-property.

Sleeping Bear Dunes in Winter

Winter HIking

There are many breathtaking places to hike in the Traverse Area and they only get more picturesque during the winter. Sleeping Bear Dunes, pictured at left, remains open during the winter.

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CALL 800-236-1577

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