5 Gaylord Events to Check Out at Otsego Resort this Winter

For more than 80 years, Northern Michigan’s Otsego Resort has been a home-away-from-home for summer and winter travelers alike. Situated along the beautiful Sturgeon River Valley, the Michigan resort offers a taste of it all—outdoor activities, gourmet eats and cozy accommodations—with plenty of fun Gaylord events year-round.

ATWATER BREWERY FOOD & FLIGHTS | February 8

Otsego Resort is welcoming the eclectic style of Atwater Brewery for a night of perfect pairings. Guests can get all pairings, including lobster mac-n-cheese with Dirty Blonde, blackened bacon-wrapped shrimp with Better Life Choices IPA, elk meatloaf with Vanilla Java Porter and a chocolate almond brownie with the Decadent Dark, for just $24.

RIVER CABIN DINNER | February 15

Experience an enchanting dinner with family and friends at the historic River Cabin. The menu for the evening features loaded potato soup; pork loin stuffed with ricotta, goat cheese and spinach; honey bourbon sweet potato mash and glazed baby carrots topped with roasted tomato thyme jus; and New York cheesecake with drunken berries.

WILD GAME DINNER | February 22

This memorable evening, housed in the Pontresina that overlooks the Sturgeon River Valley, is centered around wild game. Dinner courses include a quinoa, arugula and goat cheese salad; wild leek and forest mushroom bisque; pan-seared crispy duck breast topped with a wild berry mole and basil red wine risotto; bourbon glazed carrots; and a caramel apple tarte tatin.

WINTER WINE WALK | March 7

Have you ever gone on a snowshoe wine tour? This is your chance. Enjoy three wine stations and light snacks while you snowshoe from the historic River Cabin to the Beaver Dam and back.

 
MURDER MYSTERY DINNER // March 13

You’ve been invited to the Dunn Speakeasy for the wedding of the year. In this “married to the mob” event, you’ll never know who to trust. With the two families merging together, someone is bound to lose power, which means someone else will lose their life. Get on the trolley and solve this case with your fellow detectives.

Dress like the cat’s meow: Flapper dresses, zoot suits, feather boas and headbands, pinstriped suits and fedoras are all appropriate. Traditional wedding attire is nifty too.

There will be buffet dinner included. Bar sales not included.