Getting away from it all doesn’t have to mean leaving Northern Michigan.  Check out deals from three resorts offering economical Northern Michigan Stay-cations, and save by staying Up North when everyone else is shipping south.


Boyne Mountain

If you want to get your feet wet this spring break, but would rather not spend a day traveling to warmer climes, then Boyne Mountain’s Avalanche Bay offers a convenient spring break solution.  Avalanche Bay, Michigan’s largest indoor waterpark, features a maze of serpentine water slides, as well as a zipline, video arcade, and their Rip Zone—a simulated wave perfect for surfing or boogie boarding.  And new this year: the Big Couloir, a G-force machine that shoots its riders at a maximum velocity of 38 feet per second. But the best part yet is the savings—book Boyne’s Spring Break Waterpark Package and save up to 35-40%.

The Spring Break Waterpark Package for Four Includes:

  • Unlimited access to Avalanche Bay starting at 4pm on the day of arrival
  • Complimentary family activities plus contests and entertainment
  • Overnight accommodations at Boyne Mountain Resort
  • Discounted breakfast rates

For reservations, visit’s Packages Page or call 800.462.6963.

Grand Traverse Resort

The Local’s Spring Break Special from Traverse City’s Grand Traverse Resort is an exceptional way to experience the luxury of a premier resort destination without hours of travel.  Daily kids’ activities, movie nights, live magic shows and a massive indoor pool will keep your kids busy while you escape to the 7,000-square-foot Spa Grand Traverse or their sky-high, award-winning restaurant Aerie.

Rooms start at just $59 a night, with the pricing valid between Monday, March 24th and Tuesday, April 8th.

For more information, call the Grand Traverse Resort at 800.236.1577 or visit their website

Crystal Mountain

From Friday, March 28th to Sunday, April 13th, book two nights at Crystal Mountain and receive the third night for free—and the deal gets even better if you book on Tuesday, April 1st or Wednesday, April 2nd, when you’ll get the second night free after booking just one night’s stay.

Enjoy excellent Spring skiing, the award-winning Crystal Spa and unmatched amenities.

For booking information, call Crystal Mountain at 866.522.7333 or visit their website

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Photo(s) by Rachel North