Nights 1 - 2 : Grand Traverse Resort & Spa - Traverse City, Michigan
The Grand Traverse Resort & Spa near Traverse City, Michigan, was named one of the Top 50 mainland travel destinations by Condé Nast Traveler and is a Golf Magazine Silver Medal Resort. Your accommodations in the prestigious Tower are luxuriously appointed and feature beautiful views of the forests, orchards and rolling hills surrounding the golf courses as well as a wet bar, refrigerator, cable TV, hairdryer, a Jacuzzi whirlpool tub and more. There are three golf courses – The Bear designed by Jack Nicklaus, The Wolverine by Gary Player and Spruce Run by William Newcomb – as well as a 15,000-square-foot indoor water playground, a large tennis facility, a fully equipped Health Center and the Spa Grand Traverse vying for your attention during leisure time. At the Aerie on the 16th floor of the Tower, you’ll find the Aerie Lounge, which offers a phenomenal selection of beers and martinis as well as an extensive menu of desserts and after-dinner drinks, all served against the backdrop of stunning views.
Nights 3 - 4 : Grand Hotel - Mackinac Island, Michigan
Located on magical Mackinac Island, where cars are not allowed, this elegant grande dame has been welcoming sophisticated guests for over 100 years. The gracious hotel was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1989. Noted designer Carleton Varney has tastefully decorated each comfortable guest room in its own unique style. All rooms offer a minibar, in-room safe, cable TV, iron and coffee maker. The magnificent front porch, thought to be the longest in the world, offers rocking chairs and wicker furniture from which to take in the marvelous views. The 220-foot long, serpentine-shaped Esther Williams Swimming Pool, with its two adjacent whirlpools, is a popular gathering place for guests. The Jewel golf course, the clay tennis courts and the Grand Hotel Spa offer pleasant leisure-time diversions. Dining in the Main Dining Room is a gracious event for which jackets and ties are requested for gentlemen, with pantsuits or dresses being appropriate choices for ladies at dinner. The readers of Travel + Leisure consider the Grand Hotel one of the 500 best hotels in the world.
Night 5 : Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Bay City – Riverfront - Bay City, Michigan - Tauck Guests enjoy complimentary Internet access in guest rooms!
Set on the shores of the Saginaw River in historic Bay City, the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Bay City – Riverfront is just steps from the Riverwalk with its more than 100 specialty shops, antiques stores, restaurants and pubs. Comfortable guest rooms offer a remote-control 27-inch TV with cable channels, coffee maker, mini refrigerator, hairdryer, iron and ironing board and Neutrogena® bath amenities. A swimming pool and a fitness room are available for guests’ use. You might enjoy dining at the casual Riverfront Grille, featuring spectacular views along with American and regional cuisine.
Nights 6 - 7 : The Dearborn Inn, a Marriott Hotel - Dearborn, Michigan - Tauck Guests enjoy complimentary Internet access in guest rooms!
Set amidst 23 landscaped acres neighboring Greenfield Village, this historic hotel was built by Henry Ford in 1931 on the grounds of the Ford Motor Company. The Dearborn Inn, a Marriott Hotel has been awarded 4 AAA Diamonds in honor of its charm, facilities and service. Guest rooms offer air conditioning, coffee maker, iron / ironing board, hair dryer and luxurious bedding featuring down comforters, custom duvets and cotton-rich linens. Recreational facilities available include an outdoor swimming pool and tennis courts, as well as a fitness room with cardiovascular equipment. The quietly elegant, recently renovated Edison's serves traditional fare for breakfast, lunch and dinner, while the more casual Ten Eyck Tavern serves breakfast and lunch.