Resort Activities


 

We hear it all the time: “I had no idea you offered so many things."

Golf, gaming, hiking, biking and tennis. Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Tall Ship excursions and catamaran cruises. Wine tours, orchards, port towns, and festivals. Fall color tours and snow sports galore. There’s something for everyone.

For groups looking to build greater camaraderie in a fun and relaxing way, Grand Traverse Resort and Spa can also help organize teambuilding events and activities such as on-site fitness programs, 5K runs, yoga on the beach, and other strategically-designed games, challenges, and adventures.

Our on-site amenities include:

  • 900 acres of Northern Michigan landscape
  • 86,500 square feet of versatile meeting space
  • 7,000 square-foot Spa Grand Traverse
  • Nearly 600 guest rooms and condominiums
  • Five restaurants and lounges, including Aerie Restaurant & Lounge on the 16th floor
  • Gallery of Shops
  • Three championship golf courses including Jack Nicklaus-designed The Bear, The Wolverine by Gary Player and Spruce Run by William Newcomb
  • Private Beach Club on Lake Michigan
  • Four indoor/outdoor pools and several indoor/outdoor hot tubs
  • Indoor Water Playground
  • 100,000 square-foot Health Club with five indoor tennis courts
  • Nearby Turtle Creek Casino & Hotel

On Property Activities

SUMMER-

Introducing the ElliptiGO fitness bike. ElliptiGO bikes are quickly garnering national accolades as one of the top ways for runners to train. The ElliptiGO bikes are easy to ride and provide a great, low-impact--and fun--exercise experience.

ElliptiGO rentals are now available at our Health Club. Advance reservations are not required, but are recommended. For more information, visit the official ElliptiGO website.
ElliptiGO 1-hour Rental:
$15 for Resort Guests
$10 for Club Members

Includes riding instruction and helmet. Must be 18. Based on availability. ElliptiGO bikes may be ridden on our sidewalks and/or Resort roads; riding on golf cart paths is not permitted.



Kids ActivitiesKids Activities

All summer long we will be offering fun kids activities, from scavenger hunts and frisbee golf to lawn games and pottery, there is something special for everyone.

Activities are offered Monday thru Saturday and end on Monday, September 5.

View the complete schedule

Call 231-534-6770 for questions. Some activities have a small fee.


Watersport rentals at Blue Sky Rentals

Head down to the Beach Club and rent paddleboards, jet skis, kayaks and more. Blue Sky Rentals is our watersport provider with tons of water fun options.

Click for details.


WINTER-

Enjoy winter activities like snowshoeing, ice skating and cross country skiiing right here at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa (weather dependent). Bring your own equipment or rent from us at the Bear Logo store.

  • Cross-Country Skis (with boots & poles): $10 per hour; $25 per day
  • Snowshoes: $15 per hour; $30 per day
  • Ice Skates: $5 per hour;  $20 per day

Call 231-534-6715 for availability.

 


Off Property Activities

ALL SEASON

Turtle Creek Casino

Literally in sight from the Grand Traverse Resort Tower, Turtle Creek Casino & Hotel provides year round excitement and fun.

Owned and operated by the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, the Vegas-style Casino & Hotel has all the latest slots in all the denominations you want most. With Turtle Creek’s signature style table action, you’ve got twice the winning potential - and twice the fun. You’ll find everything you want for a grand time on the 54,000 square-foot gaming floor with more than 40 game tables, poker room and 1,300 slots. The all-new high limit area is unrivaled throughout Michigan. The new room features two blackjack tables, 42 high-limit slots machines, numerous LCD flat-panel televisions and a private cashier.

Shuttles to Turtle Creek Casino from Grand Traverse Resort and Spa are available. Contact 231-534-6431

Leelanau Sands Casino

The Tribe's sister property, Leelanau Sands Casino & Lodge is located 25 miles northwest of Grand Traverse Resort and Spa.

25¢ Saturday Kids Matinee Downtown with Complimentary Shuttle ServiceState Theatre Traverse City

Share the magic of the movie palace experience with the children in your life at prices everyone can afford! Every Saturday at 10 am, the State Theatre in downtown Traverse City shows the latest animated and live-action sensations for only 25¢ per child! We offer complimentary shuttle service from our Grand Lobby entrance Saturdays at 9 am (pick-up at the State Theatre is 10-minutes after conclusion of the movie). Please note, this shuttle service is available for Resort Guests only and shuttle service is subject to change. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For current movie listings, click here. For current shuttle availability, visit our Bellstand.

WINTER-

Sleigh Rides at Nearby Antler Ridge Farms

Each year when the snow hits the ground our neighbors at Antler Ridge Farms begin offering horse drawn sleigh rides. Let their beautiful Percheron Draft Horses Dixie and Danny pull you through the woods with a stop for a great bonfire, hot chocolate and of course, marshmallows to roast.

We even offer complimentary shuttle rides to Antler Ridge Farms.

Call (231) 645-3647 or click for details.

Snowmobile rentals at Blue Sky Rentals

If you prefer your winter sports motorized head to Blue Sky Rentals for snowmobile rentals. Northern Michigan is home to a vast network of snowmobile trails that can be accessed from their rental locations.

Click for details.

Cross country skiing or fat bike on the VASA trail

Looking for groomed trails? The Vasa Pathway features a series of loops (3K, 5K, 10K, 25K) that offer users a variety of challenges from easy to difficult. Cross-country skiers, runners, hikers, mountain bikers, walkers, and naturalists enjoy the Vasa Pathway.

Fat bike riders can hit the Winter Sports Singletrack trail, a multi-use trail ideal for winter fatbiking and outdoor recreation.

Click here for VASA details.

Downhill skiing and tubing at Mt. Holiday Ski & Recreation AreaMt Holiday

If you prefer to spend your winter whizzing down the slopes make sure you visit Mt. Holiday Ski & Recreation Area. Mt. Holiday offers downhill skiing, snowboarding and tubing.

We also offer complimentary shuttle rides to Mt. Holiday.

Click here for details or call 231-938-2500.

 

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March 19
St. Patrick's Day Themed Brunch


February 26
Mardi Gras Themed Brunch


March 22 - April 1
Spring Break


May 4-7, 2017
Michigan Runner Girl Weekend


March 13-26, 2017
Spring Spa Days


February 26 - March 4
Traverse City Restaurant Week


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