Mother's Day Specials in Northern Michigan

Mother’s Day in Northern Michigan!

Check out these deals—from the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, to Traverse City to Mackinac Island—sure to make your Northern Michigan Mama feel like a queen:

Mother’s Day Celebrations & Specials Grand Traverse Resort & Spa Near Traverse City 

Reward your mom with a special day at Grand Traverse Resort & Spa. Here are four great options to choose from:

1. Resort Gift CardPurchase $500 in Resort Gift Cards, now through May 8, 2011, and receive one (1) complimentary room night 800-236-1577 for details.

2. Ashleigh’s (at Grand Traverse Resort) Mother’s Day Special"Ears to You" Receive a free pair of earrings when you purchase a Brighton necklace and bracelet. Regular priced merchandise only. Offer valid April 22 – May 8, 2011.  Call Ashleigh’s at 231-534-6714.

3. Mother’s Day Specials at Spa Grand TraverseAll moms receive $15 OFF any 50 minute spa service!* Call 888-437-2SPA or email us to schedule an appointment. Plus a Mother’s Day gift card offer as well… Purchase a $100 gift card and receive $20 towards any spa service valued at $99 or more. 

4.  Mother’s Day Brunch at Aerie Restaurant

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Mother’s Day Weekend Package at the Applesauce Inn B&B in Bellaire near Shanty Creek Resort

Join us for Friday and Saturday nights, May 5th and May 6th.  Fresh flowers will greet Mom in her room.  Enjoy evening Happy Hour—an hour of local wine and spirits along with dessert, both Friday and Saturday nights. On Sunday morning, enjoy our Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch … featuring some of guests favorites, cherry cream cheese stuffed French toast, 4 stack apple cinnamon pancakes, ham and cheese omelettes, fresh baked muffins, fresh fruit, champagne mimosas and other juices.  $275 per couple. 231.533.6448 or check out

Mother’s Day Brunch in The Lakeview Restaurant, Shanty Creek Resort
This fabulous buffet includes cedar-smoked salmon garnished with capers and onions, iced peel and eat shrimp, omelettes, garlic pierced top round with pinot, spice roasted ham, quiche, cinnamon French toast, double smoked bacon, fresh potato hash, roasted bistro chicken with capers, olives and artichokes, herb-roasted tropical fish with lemon butter sauce, herb-tossed pasta with peas, sun dried tomatoes and Parmesan cream sauce, cheddar mashed redskin potatoes  chef’s selection of fine pastries. Adults: $22.95 • Seniors: $20.95 • Children 6-12: $11.50 • Children Under 6: Free. Reservations recommended. 231.533.3070.

Mother’s Day Weekend, Stafford’s Perry Hotel, Petoskey
Give Mom two nights lodging, $30 in Stafford’s Dining Dollars (redeemable at any Stafford’s location), our classic Mother’s Day Brunch on Sunday and the treat of a late checkout (2 pm) on Sunday. Rates starting from $249. plus tax, based on double occupancy. 800.737.1899 for reservations.

Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island
Treat Mom to a truly special weekend. Includes a Friday evening Welcome Reception, Saturday evening Grand Cocktail Reception, the Grand Luncheon Buffet on Mother’s Day, a Grand Hotel History Lecture and free golf green fees (cart fee required).
Package also includes:
    * Accommodations for up to 5 people
    * Breakfast and dinner daily
    * Friday evening Welcome Reception
    * Saturday Evening Reception
    * Saturday Grand Hotel History Lecture
    * Mother’s Day Grand Luncheon Buffet
    * Free golf green fees (cart fee required, subject to course availability)
    * Special discount on ferry boat tickets
    * No tipping within Grand Hotel
Package Price:
    * $659 per room
Stay Sunday, May 8, 2011 for $159 per room, per night. For more information:

Send Mom on a Great Lakes Photo Tour for Mother’s Day at The Homestead Resort in Glen Arbor.

A favorite Great Lakes Photo Tour for dazzling spring wildflowers! Participants are treated to one of the most naturally beautiful areas in Michigan. The splendor of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and the quaintness of the Leelanau Peninsula offer outstanding scenic views of sweeping sand dunes, vast Lake Michigan shorelines and Wyeth-like farm scenes full of blooming cherry orchards, all fresh for the season. From flowing landscapes to artistic close-ups, this tour offers exceptional photographic subject matter and unparalleled guide service to digital ‘snap shooters’ and advanced amateurs alike. All participants will benefit and improve their photography skills by learning from the professional photography team of Mark S. Carlson and Bob Grzesiak. ‘Spring Dunes’ is that memorable get-away weekend /eco-photo tour experience participants thoroughly enjoy!

Complete tour package includes: tuition, two nights’ lodging in a Fiddler’s Pond guest room. For more information or reservations, please call the Great Lakes Photo Tours at 517.230.1655 or visit Mark Carlson Tours. For more information on The Homestead Resort.

Mother’s Day at Bayview Grille

A casual, fun, dining venue in downtown Frankfort, Bayview Grille guarantees its guests great food, a great view and now, wonderful Mother’s Day specials!

Bayview Grille wishes Northern Michigan Mothers a very happy holiday with available indoor and outdoor seating along with a beautiful view of Betsie Bay and the bluffs of Elberta. Guests are encouraged to try Chef Kerry Buzzell’s famous Seafood Trio but, open daily serving Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, the Bayview Grille also offers a variety of cuisine ranging from just $4.95-14.95 a plate! Check out their entire Mother’s Day menu ( After your meal you can even take mom for a stroll to the nearby storefronts and sandy shore beaches in Frankfort!

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