Hotels in Traverse, MI

By Marcia Frost

Traverse City is a vacation resort area in Michigan. It offers an array of sporting activities that include boating, fishing and skiing. There are also wineries to explore along the Leelanu and Old Mission Peninsulas. Traverse City is a perfect place for golfing, with packages available at many hotels and a resort that offers three of its own courses.

Grand Traverse Resort and Spa

If you are looking for a golf vacation in the Traverse City area there isn't a better place than the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa. This large complex (there's a hotel, tower and condominiums) has three award-winning golf courses, each of which was designed by a different renowned pro. There are also nonstop activities, including a water park, health club, tennis, ice skating, boating and snowmobiling.

Grand Traverse Resort and Spa
100 Grand Traverse Village Blvd.
Acme, MI 49610
(800) 236-1577
grandtraverseresort.com

Chateau Chantal

After a day on the links it's a nice change to escape to a chateau on the hill, and you can find one on Traverse City's Old Mission Peninsula. Chateau Chantal is a bit of France in Michigan--complete with the wine. It is actually a winery that offers its own large selection of whites, reds and sparkling wines. Chateau Chantal offers packages year-round and has partnered with Bob Krause Golf for those interested in play or instruction.

Chateau Chantal
15900 Rue de Vin
Traverse City, MI 49686
(800) 969-4009
chateauchantal.com

Bayshore Resort

The Bayshore Resort is a beachfront property, offering incredible views of the West Grand Traverse Bay leading to Lake Michigan. The Victorian hotel has rooms, as well as suites, with whirlpools and fireplaces in a resort setting. There is a fitness room and indoor pool on the premises. Golf packages are offered to guests at their choice of area courses, with options for all levels of play.

Bayshore Resort
833 East Front Street
Traverse City, MI 49686
(800) 634-4401
bayshore-resort.com/

Great Wolf Lodge

The Great Wolf Lodge is a great hotel in Traverse City for a golf outing with or without the family. Rooms and suites vary in size, sleeping as many as eight. There is a large indoor water park, as well as a pool and 18-hole mini-golf course outside that can be played on well into the evening during the spring and summer hours. The Great Wolf Lodge also offers packages in conjunction with area golf courses for those looking for more of a challenge.

Great Wolf Lodge
3575 N. US-31 South
Traverse City, MI 49684
(231) 941-3600
greatwolf.com/traverse/waterpark


About The Author

Marcia Frost is a freelance writer who regularly covers travel topics. She maintains WineandSpiritsTravel.com and two columns for Examiner.com. Frost has written for numerous tennis magazines and is the author of "American Doubles." She holds a Bachelor of Arts in communication arts and is now pursuing a master's degree.
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