Northern Michigan: The Northern Michigan Spa Tour is a collaboration of seven Northern Michigan resort spas inspiring health and wellbeing, creating a unified voice, and growing the spa industry through innovative thinking, education and philanthropy. Purchase your Northern Michigan Spa Tour Passport for $40 and receive all of these benefits:
- 15% off on spa treatments, Sunday – Thursday at Northern Michigan Spa Tour locations
- 50% off on a Spirituality & Health Magazine subscription
- Enjoy a complimentary spa treatment at the Spa Tour location of your choice (simply visit and receive a punch from all 7 locations within your passport year).
- Chance to win a Year of Tranquility — Includes a spa treatment and one night lodging at every Spa Tour location (simply visit and receive a punch from all 7 Spa Tour locations within your passport year and receive one entry into the drawing for the “Year of Tranquility” prize).
- Support a charity — A portion of the proceeds raised from the passport program and magazine subscription are donated to our 2012 Charity Partner – Women’s Resource Center, Grand Traverse Area.
- Passport valid for one year.
Participating Northern Michigan Spas:
Crystal Mountain Resort & Spa, Thompsonville
This 18,500-square-foot, LEED-Certified oasis at the heart of Crystal Mountain honors the art and natural beauty of northern Michigan in a setting that awakens and inspires. From the first moment you enter its doors, you’ll appreciate the comforts of this elegant retreat – a welcoming, attentive staff, private transition rooms with heated floors, steam rooms and infrared saunas, an outdoor Mosaic Garden with hot tub, and only the finest ecologically sound products. From Swedish massage, aromatherapy baths and body wraps, to facials, manicures and pedicures, Crystal Spa offers a wide range of treatments that relax and rejuvenate. Signature and seasonal treatments area also available for those looking to customize their Spa experience.
Signature Treatment: Evergreen Renewal
For centuries, Scandinavian countries have relied on the healing powers of water to stimulate circulation, cleanse the skin and relax the body. This three-in-one experience begins with an invigorating sea salt and citrus scrub followed by a seaweed wrap infused with Icelandic moss. Dry, dead skin is then washed away with a gentle rain shower. The session concludes with a head to toe massage using evergreen extracts of white pine, balsam fir and silver fir. You will leave feeling relaxed, renewed and refreshed.
Grand Traverse Resort & Spa, Acme
Whether you desire a few soothing hours or an all-embracing spa vacation, Grand Traverse Resort's Northern Michigan setting stimulates renewal of the body, mind and spirit. The 7,000-square-foot escape occupies two floors and comprises a full range of amenities, including 23 treatment rooms, a salon and boutique. Savor the Spa’s signature cherry infused services featuring locally made products which you will find in massage, hydrotherapy and nail care services.
Signature Treatment: Spa Grand Traverse Body Renewal
This indulgent and deeply relaxing treatment begins with an aromatherapy soak incorporating the relieving and calming benefits of wild birch and wintergreen grown in Northern Michigan. A relaxing massage, which combines hot stones and Spa Grand Traverse Signature Massage Oil follows this. Finally, while you drift away in a warm linen wrap, your therapist will provide you with a soothing neck, scalp and face massage.
Riverwalk Place, Gladwin
Oasis Salon & Spa is located within Riverwalk Place in downtown Gladwin. Oasis features a full selection of spa and salon services in a peaceful atmosphere with stunning views of the Cedar River. Riverwalk Place features overnight accommodations in luxury suites and hotel rooms. Overnight Spa Packages are also available.
Signature Treatment: Oasis Spatacular
Includes a 30 minute Swedish Massage, Sensory Scalp Massage, Lip Treatment, Herbology Hand Treatment, Cryothermic Leg Treatment and Paraffin Foot Treatment.
Shanty Creek Resorts, Bellaire
The Spa at Shanty Creek is designed to provide a simple, yet soothing, environment for guests to relax in an atmosphere for our trained professionals to pamper the mind and body in quiet solitude. Located in the Lakeview Hotel at Shanty Creek, a four-season resort offering 53 downhill slopes, 30 km of cross country trails, four 18 hole golf courses, spa and fitness center, and outstanding lodging options.
Signature Treatment: Cedar River Rejuvenator
Treatment begins with scented Brown Sugar Scrub to awaken circulation while removing accumulated residue and impurities. Dull skin is massaged away leaving a warm glow to the skin. After your scrub, enjoy a 25-minute full-body Swedish massage with warm essential oils.
Boyne Mountain, Boyne Resorts, Boyne Falls
Solace Spa is Michigan’s largest slope-side oasis. Private men’s and women’s cedar saunas, a full-service salon, purifying steam rooms, and soothing whirlpools are the perfect venues for guests to ready their minds and bodies. A spa journey may begin with the European Bathing Ritual, a self-guided circuit of heating and cooling cycles. Therapies range from traditional massage, facials, and body wraps to Bamboo massage and hot stone treatments using Petoskey stones, the state rock of Michigan. There are also personal trainers on hand to assist in designing a workout regimen for use in the spa’s fitness facility and Pilates studio.
Signature Treatment: Zen Trilogy
Restore balance to your soul with our Asian inspired Bamboo Massage. A trio of techniques will ground your senses. Utilizing Swedish, Shiatsu, and Reflexology, your therapist kneads your stress and tension away and helps you to achieve total Zen. This signature treatment takes you to another state of relaxation as your therapist performs a scalp ritual to complete your Zen Trilogy.
The Inn at Bay Harbor, Boyne Resorts, Bay Harbor
The Spa at The Inn at Bay Harbor is a place to nurture your spirit and rekindle the romance. Feel your cares drift away as you enjoy million dollar sunsets on what many call America’s third coast. This luxurious spa has earned recognition by Condé Nast Traveler’s “Top 100 Resort Spas – U.S.” and by SpaFinder Magazine for “Best Massage.” Spend time with on a romantic retreat, girlfriend getaway, or simply time to relax in a sanctuary from the every day. Relax. Refresh. Revive.
Signature Treatment: Rose Petal Indulgence
Treat yourself to an invigorating body exfoliation derived from finely ground olive pits. This purifying scrub leaves your skin silky and smooth. A custom blended rose lotion application gently nurtures and improves the texture of your skin.
Treetops Resort, Gaylord
Treetops Salon and Spa makes a perfect couples retreat or a great girl’s weekend getaway. The spa is also a great addition to a golf or ski vacation, and don’t forget a perfect place for a wedding. The Spa has two massage rooms, a couples massage room, a facial room, a pedicure/manicure room, three hair stations, fitness area, locker-room, steam room, and a pool/hot tub. Their talented therapist care deeply for their clients and want the experience to be the best spa experience it can be.
Signature Treatment: Peppermint Sea Twist
This treatment combines peppermint oil with freshly harvested seaweed to stimulate, rejuvenate and purify the skin. This slimming body treatment helps contour and firm the body.
Learn more at spatour.org