February 13, 2015

Michigan Marvelous: The Spa Grand Traverse

Complete with a 7,000 square-foot spa, Grand Traverse Resort and Spa is one of the Midwest’s finest full-service, year-round destinations for spa enthusiasts. The 900-acre property, located along the sandy shores of Lake Michigan’s East Grand Traverse Bay, is designed to showcase the surrounding area’s stunning beauty with relaxing and invigorating amenities.

Inspired by the rejuvenating nature of Northern Michigan, Spa Grand Traverse occupies two floors, twenty-three treatment rooms, a salon and boutique. Whether you desire a few soothing hours or an all-embracing spa vacation, our northern Michigan setting stimulates renewal of the body, mind and spirit with massage therapies, skin care, and wellness treatments featuring natural products that focus on de-stressing, detoxifying and re-balancing. Resort guests, club members and locals alike can savor the Spa’s signature cherry infused services featuring locally made products which you will find in massage and nail care services. In addition to traditional treatments, Spa Grand Traverse has aligned with The Center for Skin Care at Copper Ridge to provide unique, new services in a tranquil spa setting. Board certified physicians Dr. Chris Jeffries, Dr. Steven Thomas and their professionally trained staff provide safe, non-invasive beauty treatments utilizing BroadBand Light technology.

Not to miss at the Spa is the Cherry Honey Glow. A fresh mix of northern Michigan cherry concentrate and sugar is applied to the body, exfoliating and polishing the skin. A relaxing and rhythmic rinse under the Vichy shower follows. Complete the experience with cherry hydrating lotion, leaves your skin feeling softer and younger.

One of the Midwest's finest full-service, year-round, golf, spa and vacation destinations, Grand Traverse Resort and Spa offers nearly 600 Hotel and Tower rooms, suites, and condominiums. The Resort features 54 holes of championship golf including The Bear, a Jack Nicklaus signature golf course, The Wolverine, by Gary Player and Spruce Run, the original Resort course. Additional features include a comprehensive tennis program with indoor and outdoor tennis courts, 100,000 square-foot Health Club with indoor and outdoor swimming pools, 15,000-square foot Indoor Water Playground, children's center, plus a shopping gallery, diverse restaurants and lounges and year-round recreation.

The Grand Traverse Resort and Spa has won numerous awards including: Traverse Magazine, Voted Red Hot Best Spa in Northern Michigan 2014; Conde Naste Traveller, Top 50 Mainland Destination; Family Circle Magazine, Family Resort of the Year Award; Golf Magazine, Silver Medal Resort; USA Today, 10 Great Places for Family Golf; and a Top 100 Spas of 2012, by Spas of America.

How to get there:

Grand Traverse Resort and Spa is situated in the northwest corner of Michigan's Lower Peninsula. Just six miles northeast of Traverse City, it is a ten-minute drive from Traverse City's Cherry Capital Airport (TVC). The Resort is 2.5 hours from Grand Rapids, 4 hours from Detroit and 6 hours from Chicago.

Visit the Spa Grand Traverse, Traverse City, Michigan