A Little Resort Time Does Everyone Good
The Grand Traverse Resort and Spa does idyll well. Situated on the northwest coast of the Lower Peninsula, Traverse Resort offers almost anything you could want to do on vacation in one of the mosat beautiful natural settings in the Midwest.
For starters, it’s home to three different golf courses, The Bear, designed by Jack Nicklaus, The Wolverine, designed by Gary Player, and Spruce Run, designed by William Newcomb. Each has a different degree of difficulty, meaning Grand Traverse has a golfing experience for just about any golfer, regardless of skill level. The resort is also home to the Michigan Open.
But it’s not just golf. The resort has its own private beach club on Lake Michigan where you can swim, snorkel and paddleboard, or just hang out in the sand. They also have four indoor/outdoor pools, hot tubs and an indoor water playground for the kids.
The resort is also famous for its spa. The Spa Grand Traverse is a 7,000 square-foot shrine to health and relaxation. It offers massage therapies, skin care and treatments with natural products that focus on de-stressing, detoxifying, and rebalancing the body.
During summer, the spa partners with the wineries in the region around Grand Traverse and offers packages that allow you to spend a weekend touring wineries and tasting wine. Depending on your schedule, you start at the spa for a full treatment or end there to finish off your weekend of relaxation.
Maybe you just want to eat. The region is home to a number of great restaurants, many of them nationally recognized. Grand Traverse is famous for its Aerie Restaurant, situated on the top floor of the 17-story Tower. It also has the Sweetwater Restaurant, a bistro that serves local fare and is family-friendly. Over at the clubhouse on the golf course is the Grille, which looks out over the 18th hole on The Bear.
The Grand Traverse Resort and Spa offers just about any kind of diversion or adventure you could be looking for out on the road. It also offers a chance to just kick back and relax for a few days.