Need a weekend away? Now’s the time, and Northern Michigan is the place. Autumn is nothing short of enchanting in Traverse City, where shopping dining, hiking, boating, golf, casinos and more are crowd-free and offering sales aplenty in the off-season.

To sweeten the deal, from now through December 19, more than 30 hotels in Traverse City are offering "Fab Fall" packages, where special midweek rates range from $45 to $80 per night, and weekends start at $60. As part of the package, you’ll also get great discounts at area spas, boutiques, wineries, movie theaters, museums, and deals at more than a dozen restaurants.

The "Fab Fall" pricing for lodging categorizes the hotels based on price. Rates are subject to tax; pricing is based on double occupancy, per night. Be sure to request the "Fab Fall" package when making your reservations at the following phone numbers.

"Fab Fall" Lodging: Tier 1: Midweek rates $45, weekend $60.

AmericInn (800) 441-1903

Best Western Four Seasons (800) 823-7844

Days Inn & Suites (800) 982-3297

Holiday Inn Express (231) 938-2600

Interlochen Motel (231) 276-9291

Kingsley Motel (231) 263-1100

Parkshore Resort (231) 947-3800

Quality Inn (877) 329-1538

Schuss Village (800) 678-4111

Sleep Inn (231) 938-7000

Super 8 (231) 938-1887

Traverse Victorian Inn (231) 947-5525

Tier 2: Midweek $60, weekend $80.

Baymont Inn (231) 933-4454

Bayshore Resort (800) 634-4401

Cherry Tree Inn & Suites (800) 439-3093

Comfort Inn (877) 687-5590

Econo Lodge (231) 943-3040

Fairfield Inn & Suites (231) 922-7900

Grand Beach (800) 968-1992

Holiday Inn West Bay (800) 888-8020

Pointes North Resort (800) 968-3422

Sands Motel (231) 946-6930

Sugar Beach (800) 509-1995

Tier 3: Midweek $80, weekend $105.

Cambria Suites (231) 778-9000

Cedar River Village (800) 678-4111 x 4400

Grand Traverse Resort and Spa (800) 748-0303

Great Wolf Lodge (866) 478-9653

Old Mission Inn (231) 223-7770

Park Place Hotel (231) 946-5000

Summit Village (800) 678-4111 x 4400

"Fab Fall" Spa Deals

Elements Aveda Spa at Great Wolf Lodge: Receive $10 off any AVEDA Spa Service and 10 percent off any AVEDA retail product. Call for prior appointment and mention coupon. Offer valid for up to 4 people.

Spa Grand Traverse at Grand Traverse Resort & Spa: Buy one Spa Service, Get 50 percent OFF a Second Spa Service of same value or less at Spa Grand Traverse AND Get $10 OFF any Aveda products when you purchase $50 or more at Spa Grand Traverse. Call for prior appointment and mention coupon at time of reservation. Offer is valid for up to 4 people.

Lakeview Spa Services at Shanty Creek Resorts: 15 percent off all Lakeview Spa Services. Call for prior appointment and mention coupon at time of reservation. Offer valid for up to 4 people.

"Fab Fall" Shopping Deals

Downtown Traverse City Shops: Discount coupon book

Buck Horn Exchange Gift Shop at The Great Wolf Lodge: 10 percent off your purchase.

Gallery of Shops at The Grand Traverse Resort & Spa: 25 percent off one item. Not valid at American Spoon, Wine Shoppe, Crystal Gallery or on Brighton merchandise.

Ariel Preferred Outlets: Discount coupon book

"Fab Fall" Participating Wineries

Black Star Farms: 10 percent off all Wine and Merchandise Plus an additional five percent off on all purchases of one case or more of wine. Exclusions: Eau de Vie and Brandies.

Chateau Chantal: $1.00 off the purchase of a bottle of Chateau Chantal wine or five percent discount on a six-bottle purchase or a 15 percent discount on a case purchase. Exclusions: Private label wines and Eau de Vie.

"Fab Fall" Entertainment

Great Wolf Lodge: $3 in Free Arcade Tokens for the Northern Lights Arcade with any purchase of $20 or more in the Buck Horn Exchange. Purchase three (3) Jibbitz and get one (1) Jibbitz free (of equal or lesser value) from the Jibbitz Work Shop. $5 off a MAGI QUEST game with the purchase of any wand.

State Theatre: Buy One Movie Ticket, Get One Free. Offer is valid for any regular screening and limited to one free movie ticket per coupon.

Dennos Museum Center: Buy one admission, get one free. Limit two free tickets per coupon.

"Fab Fall" Participating Restaurants

25 percent off your entire bill (for groups of eight or fewer) at any of the following restaurants:

Bowers Harbor Inn
Jolly Pumpkin Restaurant, Brewery & Distillery
North Peak Brewing Company
Kilkenny’s Irish Pub
Blue Tractor Cook Shop
Café Habana
Tuscan Bistro: 25 percent off Lunch or Dinner entree only. Valid for up to eight people.

Holiday Inn West Bay: Coupon for $10.00 off any food and beverage purchase at any of their restaurants including: CW’s Bluewater Bistro, Shimmers Night Club, Patio Bar & Grill or Wingers Sports Bar. Also valid at the hotel’s gift shop, West Bay Gifts.

House of Doggs: Buy any Combo Meal and receive a FREE Hot Dog of your choice. Offer is valid for one (1) person per coupon.

Camp Critter Restaurant: 25 percent off at Camp Critter Restaurant located in the Great Wolf Lodge. Excludes alcoholic beverages. Offer valid for up to eight people.

La Senorita: $5 off the guest check with purchase of $20 or more.

Lakeview Restaurant: 15 percent off entire guest check at the Lakeview Restaurant for groups of eight or less.

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