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Labor Day Weekend

Labor Day Weekend (September 4-6) is the unofficial culmination of summer in Northern Michigan and we're ready to celebrate! The sun doesn't have to set on your summer fun at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa.

Summer Break Your Way Packages 

Make summer vacation last with our Summer Break Your Way packages. Book a getaway today and save up to 30% off stays between May 28 and September 7, 2021.

The longer you stay, the more you save with these 3, 4, or 5 day packages. Book your stay today at


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Golfers on the Green

Labor Day Weekend Golf Special

September 3-6, 2021

Join us this Labor Day for summer golf specials on all three of our golf courses!

$89 The Bear/The Wolverine
$59 Spruce Run

To book a golf tee time, book online, visit our Pro Shop, or call 231-534-6000.

Spa Grand Traverse MassageSpa Grand Traverse 

Feel rested and rejuvenated with spa treatments at award-winning Spa Grand Traverse.

Whether you’re looking for a midweek pick-me-up, a day of complete relaxation, or a spa weekend getaway, Spa Grand Traverse has the perfect treatment or package. With a wide array of services—including massage therapies, skin care, nail care, and hair artistry—we are here to provide you with peace of mind, body, and spirit. Our treatments feature natural products to help restore your vitality and renew your senses.

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For spa reservations call 231-534-6750. To view the complete menu of spa services, click here.

WATERSPORT RentalsFamily Paddleboarding

Our friends at Blue Sky Rentals offer a variety of watersport rentals at our Private Beach on East Grand Traverse Bay across U.S. 31. Choose from paddleboards, jet skis, kayaks, ski boats, pontoon boats, and more. 

For watersport rentals, click here.


Make it Rain at Nearby Turtle Creek Casino

For the thrill of winning, nothing beats the experience at Turtle Creek Casino. Just 5 minutes away, Turtle Creek is home to a 56,000-square-foot casino floor, Vegas-style gaming, and diverse dining options. You’ll discover the latest and greatest slots, classic table games, and sports betting with Caesars Sports book.

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The Den is Traverse City’s entertainment hub located inside Grand Traverse Resort and Spa. From axe throwing and arcade games to mini bowling and virtual reality experiences, we have everything you need to get your game on!

Hours of Operation
Sunday: 12:00-11:00pm 
Monday: 4:00-11:00pm
Tuesday-Thursday: 3:00-11:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 11:00am-12:00am


Sales at the Gallery Of Shops

September 3-6

Ready for a shopping spree? Skip the downtown traffic and explore the boutique shops at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa.
You'll find enticing merchandise, from clothing for children and adults to local gifts, logo wear, toys, candy, and more. Stores in the Gallery of Shops feature local Northern Michigan products plus your favorite vacation brands like North Face, Lole, and more.


This Labor Day enjoy sales throughout our Gallery of Shops including:
- 30% off all Lole in Adventure North
- 50% off “beach” themed décor in Mudpie
- 50% off select Joseph Ribkoff summer apparel in Ashleigh’s
- 40% off Sunny Patch outdoor toys in Tumbleweeds

* While supplies last.

RESORT Activities

Join us for family friendly activities this holiday weekend. Expand each of the sections below for more detailed information. 

September 4, 2021


Live music with Plumville Project
Location: Governors' Pool
Cost: No charge

The Plumville Project is a dynamic duo featuring an electronic wind instrument, guitar and vocals. Relax by the pool as Jerry ByVille and Jeff Hanna soothe your senses with their cool sounds. Their diverse backgrounds in music allow them to perform many styles including Jazz, Blues, Rock, Country and R&B.


Bonfire and S'mores
Location: Governors' Pool
Cost: No charge

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Mind, Body, and Spirit

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Instant Gratification

HydraFacial delivers results on first treatment

By Cymbre Foster

When Spa Grand Traverse cosmetologist Sandra Umstead received her first HydraFacial, the results were so amazing that she knew it was something she wanted her clients to experience as well.  
HydraFacial is a patented technology that marries a deeply cleansing facial treatment with relaxation.
“After just one visit, this medical-grade procedure leaves the skin with improved clarity, texture, and tone,” Umstead says.
I admit I needed convincing that it could be that good when I arrived at the spa for my first HydraFacial. Truth be told, I’d rather spend my money on a new pair of shoes than skin care, and I didn’t think she would be able to do that much with my neglected, sun-damaged, slightly saggy, middle-aged skin.
Was I ever wrong.

Instant Results
A HydraFacial is a three-part treatment that begins with cleansing that removes dead skin cells and excess oil from the skin. Next, salicylic and glycolic acids are applied to break up any dirt and oil that's clogging pores. Then the HydraPeel Tip is used to painlessly suction out blackheads, dirt, oil, and impurities, while hydrating, plumping, and nourishing serums are simultaneously applied to the skin.
“No more manual extractions that may leave the skin blotchy and inflamed,” Umstead says. “The powerful serums break it all down, allowing the vacuum to pull it all up.”  
The best part is that after just one HydraFacial, you will see immediate results. I certainly did.
“This treatment satisfies our need for instant gratification, so clients can’t wait for the next treatment,” Umstead says.
Corrine Olson is one of those clients.
“My favorite facial at the spa is the HydraFacial,” she says. “It’s the first time I can say that I noticed results.”
Each treatment starts with before and after photos.
“We have the ability to compare them side by side after your treatment,” Umstead explains. “This allows us to better track your progress every time you come in.”
For many clients, seeing those results is motivation not just to come back, but also to continue better skin-care regimens at home.
Umstead pulled up my pictures, and, to my surprise, I had fewer lines on my face and my skin was truly hydrated — literally glowing, in fact.

Part of a Skin-Care Routine
Since Umstead has consistently treated herself to HydraFacials, she no longer needs to wear makeup. Her skin did look flawless.
For long-term benefits and correction purposes, Umstead recommends treatments every six weeks. For maintenance, she suggests having one each season.
“This treatment is fairly active, and I like to think of it as waking up the skin,” she says.
“It’s invigorating and satisfying in many ways, which keeps clients coming back for more.”
When a friend commented on how nice my skin looked the day after my HydraFacial, I had to agree.
“You will leave with your skin glowing, looking healthy, hydrated, and with overall better skin tone,” Olson says. “I plan on keeping this as part of my skin-care routine.”

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