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Crystal Mountain – Crystal Spa Days – October 1 – November 28, 2019

Crystal Mountain - Crystal Spa Days

Enjoy select 50-minute massage, body and facial services starting at only $69 each! Crystal Spa guests also enjoy complimentary Eucalyptus steam rooms, infrared saunas, an indoor relaxation lounge, and mosaic hot tub garden as part of their spa experience.

Spa Days Service Menu Coming Soon!

Book your appointment by calling 888-968-7686 ext. 7200.

Crystal Spa Days special pricing is available 10/01/19 – 11/28/19. Appointments made on Fridays and Saturdays will have an additional upcharge. Two service minimum for Saturday appointments. Spa Days Pricing is not valid with any other offers, special rates or discounts; including the Houseguest Spa Special. An 18% adjustable gratuity and 2% service charge will be added to all spa services. Advance reservations recommended. Subject to availability.

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Thursday September 19th, 2019 - 10:05 am

Crystal Mountain

This exceptional 5BR/4BA townhome overlooks the Mountain Ridge golf course. There’s room for everyone in this multi-level townhome! This is the only condo option at Crystal to include a garage for all those up-north toys. Whole ownership. Potential for rental income to offset ownership costs.

Contact the Crystal Mountain Realty team for a tour or more information: www.crystalmountainrealty.com/homes-for-sale-details/7449-UNIT-612-MOUNTAINSIDE-DRIVE-612-THOMPSO...
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This exceptional 5BR/4BA townhome overlooks the Mountain Ridge golf course. There’s room for everyone in this multi-level townhome! This is the only condo option at Crystal to include a garage for all those up-north toys. Whole ownership. Potential for rental income to offset ownership costs. 

Contact the Crystal Mountain Realty team for a tour or more information: https://www.crystalmountainrealty.com/homes-for-sale-details/7449-UNIT-612-MOUNTAINSIDE-DRIVE-612-THOMPSONVILLE-MI-49683/1863618/111/
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Grand Hotel History Weekend – October 4 – 6, 2019

Grand Hotel History Weekend

You’re invited to Grand Hotel’s 11th Annual History Weekend with a unique look into the story behind the wood structure built in 1887 as Grand Hotel celebrates its 132nd Anniversary in 2019.

Saturday morning Bob Tagatz, Grand Hotel’s Resident Historian will take you on a fascinating journey through the history of Mackinac Island and Grand Hotel. Mr. Tagatz, named Historic Hotels of America 2014 Historian of the Year, is a natural storyteller who will intrigue you with information about the hotel’s 131-year history and how the island and the hotel came to be what they are today.

One of the highlights of this year’s program will be a Saturday afternoon presentation about the Mackinac Bridge from Chief Engineer, Kimberly Nowack. Kimberly has been the Chief Engineer of the Mackinac Bridge since 2002 and is the first woman to hold the position. A graduate of Michigan Tech, Kimberly has authored and presented papers about the Mackinac Bridge to regional and international audiences and enjoys hosting groups at the bridge for presentations and tours.

All guests will enjoy evening receptions and a full breakfast and dinner daily as well as the legendary Grand Luncheon Buffet on Saturday.

Fall is a great time of year to experience the solitude of Mackinac Island and Grand Hotel. We hope to see you for this special event.

historical picture of grand hotel

*Stay an additional night Thursday, October 3 for $249 per room, per night. (additional fees apply)

Make your reservation online or call 1-800-334-7263 for availability.

Package Includes:

  • Accommodations
  • Full breakfast and dinner daily
  • Friday evening Welcome Reception
  • Saturday morning Grand Hotel History Lecture by Grand Hotel Historian
  • Saturday afternoon presentation by Kim Nowak
  • Saturday Grand Luncheon Buffet
  • Saturday evening reception
  • Free admission to Fort Mackinac
  • Free admission to the Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum
  • Special discount on ferry boat tickets
  • No tipping within Grand Hotel

Subject to Michigan 6% sales tax, 2% Mackinac Island assessment and a $8.50 per person baggage handling charge. Additional adult and children’s rates apply. *Dates subject to availability.

History Weekend

Arrive: Friday, October 4, 2019
Depart: Sunday, October 6, 2019

Package Price:

Standard Room;
$1,125 per couple, $1,025 single
Lakeview Room:
$1,525 per couple, $1,425 single

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Boyne Mountain – 11th Annual Skitoberfest – October 5, 2019

Celebrate the coming season!

Skitoberfest celebrates the coming winter with everything from ski gear, craft beer, food trucks, live music and performers, chairlift rides, bonfires, and so much more. Whether you’re 7 years old, or 70, you’ll find a fun activity to do, a delicious meal to eat, and a passion for all things winter – right before the first flakes fly at Boyne Mountain Resort!

  • Saturday, October 5, 2019

2019 Event Itinerary & Details

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Skitoberfest 2016 – Photo Gallery (Click on photos for captions & slideshow view)

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Frankfort Beer Week – October 7 – 12, 2019

Frankfort Beer WeekWelcome to the 6th Annual Frankfort Beer Week!

Celebrate all that is great about Craft Beer in Michigan and do it in the cool, scenic, foodie town of Frankfort.

Those who appreciate Craft Beer and delicious food know that the best things come from small-batch attention and creativity from people who care about the total experience.

Celebrate beer. Celebrate life. Celebrate Frankfort.

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Wednesday September 11th, 2019 - 12:24 pm

Frankfort Beer Week

The ExhiBEERtion is back! Our friends at Oliver Art Center are asking for beer-themed artwork for this year's exhibit at Frankfort Beer Week.

More details here: oliverartcenterfrankfort.org/gallery-gift-shop/exhibition-calendarMore information at: oliverartcenterfrankfort.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Exhibeertion-II-Explanation-Pop-Up-2019.pdf
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The ExhiBEERtion is back! Our friends at Oliver Art Center are asking for beer-themed artwork for this years exhibit at Frankfort Beer Week. 

More details here: oliverartcenterfrankfort.org/gallery-gift-shop/exhibition-calendar

 

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Thanks for the share! We are pretty HOPPED up about this year's show!

Saturday October 13th, 2018 - 12:59 pm

Frankfort Beer Week

We're celebrating the final day of Frankfort Beer Week and Frankfort Fall Festival today! This morning's Fall Festival Parade on Main Street kicked off the fun. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Small-town living… Love it!

Friday October 12th, 2018 - 12:32 pm

Frankfort Beer Week

Pour some beer knowledge into Frankfort Beer Week with The Bookstore's great display of beer books and games! ... See MoreSee Less

Pour some beer knowledge into Frankfort Beer Week with The Bookstores great display of beer books and games!

 

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Great display!

Friday October 12th, 2018 - 10:10 am

Frankfort Beer Week

Our signature cocktail for Beer Week featuring Atwater’s Foreign Extra Stout.
This Bloody Mary is delicious!
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Grand Hotel – Ballroom Dancing Weekend – October 11 – 13, 2019

Grand Hotel - Ballroom Dancing Weekend

Ballroom Dancing Weekend is perfect for the experienced fox trotter or those looking to learn some new steps. Dance the night away in both the Theatre and Terrace Room to The Grand Hotel Orchestra led by Dr. Alex Graham, Grand Hotel Music Director, and a guest favorite – Jerry O’Hagan and his Orchestra. The Jerry O’Hagan Orchestra is one of the top dance bands in the MidWest. Dancers can experience a diverse range of ballroom dance styles, including Tango, Samba, and Swing. Professional dance instructors, Jose & Irma Cayao will teach the beginner courses, and John & Judy Tomlian will teach the intermediate/advanced courses. You will not want to miss this opportunity to help refine your moves or learn something new.

Ballroom DancingThere is no place better to enjoy the sophistication of Ballroom Dancing than Grand Hotel where nightly dancing and dressing up for dinner has been a tradition for generations.

Ballroom Dancing

*Stay an additional night Thursday, October 10, 2019, for $249 per room, per night.

Make your reservation online or call 1-800-334-7263 for availability.

Package Includes:

  • Accommodations
  • Full breakfast and dinner daily
  • Saturday Grand Luncheon Buffet
  • Friday evening Welcome Reception
  • Saturday evening reception
  • All entertainment and Saturday dance instruction
  • Free golf green fees on The Jewel (cart fee required)
  • Special discount on ferry boat tickets
  • No tipping within Grand Hotel

Subject to Michigan 6% sales tax, 2% Mackinac Island assessment and a $8.50 per person baggage handling charge. Additional adult and children’s rates apply. *Dates subject to availability.

Ballroom Dancing Weekend

Arrive: Friday, October 11, 2019
Depart: Sunday, October 13, 2019

Package Price:

Standard Room:
$1,115 per couple, $1,015 single
Lakeview Room:
$1,535 per couple, $1,435 single
$339 per additional adult

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Frankfort Fall Festival – October 12, 2019

Frankfort Fall Festival
Visit downtown Frankfort for a day of fall fun! Enjoy a parade featuring the Scottville Clown Band, wagon rides, scavenger hunts, pie eating contests and TONS of pumpkin fun including the Weight Contest, Giant Pumpkin Drop (on a car!) and everyone’s favorite pumpkin carvings by Mr. Moody.

The annual Fall Festival festivities begin with a pancake breakfast hosted by the Frankfort Fire Department at The Hotel Frankfort from 7:00 am – 11:00 AM.

Starting at 11:00 am, the Fall Festival Parade, featuring The Scottville Clown Band, GIANT pumpkins, locally built floats and the always popular Mutt March.

We are accepting participants for the Parade and Mutt March.

Don’t forget to grab your 2019 Fall Festival Souvenir T-Shirts and Cinch Bags at the Frankfort-Elberta Chamber of Commerce booth the day of the festival or at the Chamber office 517 Main St. Frankfort.

Directly following the parade, a host of activities will take place in the Open Space Park.
Mutt March Awards Live Music featuring The Scottville Clown Band will perform under the Big Tent, which also features domestic beer and wine and beer from Stormcloud, Wine, Mead from St. Ambrose and Cocktails from Iron Fish!

GIANT pumpkins, squash and watermelon weigh-in.

Kids 5-15 years of age can guess the weight of a giant pumpkin and have the opportunity to win a brand new BIKE!

Back by Popular demand: Helicopter Rides – $55 per person. Departs from the Boat Launch parking lot at 10th and Main St.

Pumpkin Ed Moody will there carving a giant pumpkin

The Frankfort Fire Department will host Kids Activities and Demos near the Library
Starting at noon, judging for the Home Brew Competition at Stormcloud Brewing Co.
Food Available in Open Space provided by the Southern Sin-Thesis
Free Wagon Rides through downtown Frankfort
First Congregational Church will host their Cake Walk at 1pm
Bid on some fantastic items at the Silent Auction 11p-2:30pm,
Who doesn’t love a Pie Eating Contest?! (Register at 1:00pm – contest begins at 1:30pm)
Our Fall Festival would not be the same without the CRAZY Pumpkin Drop! 2:30pm near boat launch.

Sorry, NO TREBUCHET for launching pumpkins.

A wide variety of activities will be available from 11:00 am – 3:30pm:A Beer, Wine, Mead and Cocktail Tent (Open until 5pm) After the Scottville Clown Band, Bill Frary will play live until 5pm.

Pumpkin Decorating, “Hillbilly Olimpiks”-the silly-themed obstacle course
Popular Kid’s Games and a Straw Maze will be all set up in Open Space Park for all to enjoy.

Pumpkin Decorating hosted by National Honor Society students
Fall Craft Fair- Treasure Hunt – Bounce House
Participate in the Scavenger Hunt to win cash prizes.

The Garden Theater will again host FREE showings of “It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown” at 2:00 and 3:00 pm.

Don’t miss the Oktoberfest Party to cap off Beer Week at Stormcloud Brewing Company. Music Starts at 8pm

The returning BEER, WINE, MEAD and COCKTAIL TENT will be in the Open Space starting at 11am. Celebrate Frankfort Beer Week with a fun Beer tent with Live Music featuring the Scottville Clown Band and Bill Frary.

If you need more information, please stop into the Frankfort-Elberta Chamber of Commerce Office at 517 Main Street, Frankfort, email or call 231-352-7251

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Petoskey Restaurant Week – October 18 – 25, 2019

Petoskey Restaurant Week

Enjoy your favorite restaurants and discover new ones at an affordable price.

The best restaurants of the Petoskey Area have joined forces for this special culinary event!

Here’s how it works:

Three-course menus for $15/$25/$35 with some establishments offering two for one pricing.

Restaurant Week happens twice a year – save the date!

Friday to Friday
May 17th – 24th, 2019
October 18th – 25th, 2019

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Petoskey Restaurant Week On Facebook

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Tuesday May 28th, 2019 - 8:36 am

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Friday May 24th, 2019 - 8:22 am

Petoskey Restaurant Week

Make the most of it! Today is your last day to take advantage of the amazing restaurants and their incredible menus until we return in October! Go make the most of it! Full details at www.petoskeyrestaurantweek.com ... See MoreSee Less

Make the most of it! Today is your last day to take advantage of the amazing restaurants and their incredible menus until we return in October! Go make the most of it! Full details at www.petoskeyrestaurantweek.com

Thursday May 23rd, 2019 - 11:33 am

Petoskey Restaurant Week

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Wednesday May 22nd, 2019 - 9:07 am

Petoskey Restaurant Week

Mid-week blues? Brighten your day with Petoskey Restaurant Week! www.petoskeyrestaurantweek.com ... See MoreSee Less

Mid-week blues? Brighten your day with Petoskey Restaurant Week! www.petoskeyrestaurantweek.com

Tuesday May 21st, 2019 - 8:49 am

Petoskey Restaurant Week

What is the best way to make a beautiful Northern Michigan day even better? With Petoskey Restaurant Week! Get out and find your new favorite today! ... See MoreSee Less

What is the best way to make a beautiful Northern Michigan day even better? With Petoskey Restaurant Week! Get out and find your new favorite today!
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Grand Hotel – Murder Mystery Weekend – October 18 – 20, 2019

Grand Hotel -  Murder Mystery Weekend

Consider yourself warned – not everything is how it seems at Grand Hotel during Murder Mystery Weekend.
Join us in October for an interactive Murder Mystery Weekend brought to you by The Murder Mystery Company – founded in Michigan.

Announcing the 2019 theme Death of a Gangster – A 1920’s Mafia Marriage Murder Mystery

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.

Death of a Gangster

Dress like the cat’s meow for this mafia wedding. Flapper dresses, zoot suits, feather boas and headbands, pinstriped suits and fedoras are all appropriate. Traditional wedding attire is perfect too. If you aren’t feeling the theme dress as a private detective to help solve the crime, just don’t frame the wrong guy.

The intrigue begins Friday night and the crime is solved Sunday morning.

Upon check-in, you will receive your first packet of information and clues. Friday will be the kick-off performance which will set the tone of events and when the first murder takes place.

On Saturday there will be a brief gathering with the Detective who will explain the clue hunt that involves finding some of the suspects in different locations throughout the hotel. This will also allow guests some time on their own to enjoy the beauty of Mackinac Island and Grand Hotel.

Come back on Saturday afternoon where Act II will be performed and another murder will take place. The evening will conclude with three interactive mystery experiences and guests in different groups will be rotated into the mystery experiences. These will include: investigating a crime scene, suspect interrogation, and training with the Detective on how to catch somebody in a lie.

Sunday morning the murderer will be caught and the mystery will be solved!

Come join the intrigue and help solve the year’s mystery with entertainment all weekend, a full breakfast and dinner daily, Saturday Grand Luncheon Buffet, evening receptions, and free golf green fees on The Jewel (cart fee required).

*Stay an additional night Sunday, October 20, 2019, for $249 per room, per night. (additional rates apply)

Make your reservation online or call 1-800-334-7263 for availability.

Package Includes:

  • Accommodations
  • Full breakfast and dinner daily
  • Friday evening Welcome Reception
  • Saturday Grand Luncheon Buffet
  • Saturday evening reception
  • Murder Mystery activities and entertainment
  • Free golf green fees on The Jewel (cart fee required)
  • Special discount on ferry boat tickets
  • No tipping within Grand Hotel

*Subject to Michigan 6% sales tax, 2% Mackinac Island assessment and a $8.50 per person baggage handling charge.

Murder Mystery Weekend

Arrive: Friday, October 18, 2019
Depart: Sunday, October 20, 2019

Package Price:

Standard Room:
$1,115 per couple, $1,015 single
Lakeview Room:
$1,535 per couple, $1,435 single
$339 per additional adult

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Grand Hotel – Murder Mystery Weekend – Photo Gallery (Click on photos for captions & slideshow view)

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Crystal Mountain – Haunted Trail – October 18 & 19, 2019

Crystal Mountain - Haunted Trail
7:30 – 9:30pm: Get ready to scream! Ride the Loki lift & follow the lanterns down the Haunted Trail… if you dare. Our Haunted Trail is available October 18-19 and 25-26, 2019.

Cost: $9 per person. Ages 6 & under free with paying adult.

Haunted Trail is weather permitting. Call the Mountain Adventure Zone at 888-968-7686 ext. 7500 for information.

Fall Fun Pass

Available Saturdays, September 21 – October 26.

Includes unlimited Alpine Slide (weather permitting), two climbs on the Climbing Wall , two laps on the Edge Adventure Course , and one daily Mountain Activity (Glitter Tattoo, Tube-A-Licious Candy, S’more, Chairlift Ride*, Pumpkin Carving**, or Haunted Trail**).

*Chairlift Rides are offered select dates: Fridays, October 11, 18, 25 from 4-6pm; Saturdays, October 12, 19 and 26 from 11am-3pm; and Sundays, October 13 and 20 from Noon-2pm.
*Pumpkin Carving and Haunted Trail are available October 19 and 26, 2019 only.

Cost: $39 per person or $20 for 52″ or under. Add Laser Tag *, Archery * or Bike Rental * for just $1 more!

*Spaces for Laser Tag, Archery and Bike Rentals are limited.

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Thursday September 19th, 2019 - 10:05 am

Crystal Mountain

This exceptional 5BR/4BA townhome overlooks the Mountain Ridge golf course. There’s room for everyone in this multi-level townhome! This is the only condo option at Crystal to include a garage for all those up-north toys. Whole ownership. Potential for rental income to offset ownership costs.

Contact the Crystal Mountain Realty team for a tour or more information: www.crystalmountainrealty.com/homes-for-sale-details/7449-UNIT-612-MOUNTAINSIDE-DRIVE-612-THOMPSO...
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This exceptional 5BR/4BA townhome overlooks the Mountain Ridge golf course. There’s room for everyone in this multi-level townhome! This is the only condo option at Crystal to include a garage for all those up-north toys. Whole ownership. Potential for rental income to offset ownership costs. 

Contact the Crystal Mountain Realty team for a tour or more information: https://www.crystalmountainrealty.com/homes-for-sale-details/7449-UNIT-612-MOUNTAINSIDE-DRIVE-612-THOMPSONVILLE-MI-49683/1863618/111/
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Crystal Mountain – Peaktoberfest – October 18 – 20, 2019


Peaktoberfest, happening October 18-20, 2019, includes first-class mountain bike racing, live music, family fun, great German food and award-winning brews surrounded by the autumn colors of northern Michigan.

14th Annual Founders Peak2Peak Mountain Bike Classic

9:30am-12:30pm, base of Crystal Clipper chairlift
The 14th Annual Founders Peak2Peak Mountain Bike Classic is held in and around the beautiful, gently rolling terrain surrounding Crystal Mountain. The race starts and finishes near the base of the front-side slopes. Riders journey through hardwood and pine forests along rambling two-tracks and flowing single-track on a course that is fast and challenging, but not so difficult that racers new to the sport won’t have a great time. Learn More »

Junior Races

Tour de Tykes (ages 7-12 or 6 and under)

1pm: Register your kids for the Tour De Tykes Races at the Mountain Adventure Zone! Future Peak2Peak Mountain Bike racers are invited to participate in the annual Tour de Tykes or our newly added Tour de Trax.

2pm: Younger racers (ages 6 and under) can take part in the Tour de Tiny Tykes. Be sure to pre-register at the Mountain Adventure Zone.
2:30pm: The Tour de Tykes race is for racers aged 7-12 years old. Be sure to pre-register at the Mountain Adventure Zone.

All participants receive medals and are sure to have a great time!

Tour de Trax (ages 8+)

3:30pm: This race is for young, enthusiastic riders ready for a challenge! Racers ages 8 + will start and finish at the Peak2Peak gate. This single lap, 6-mile mountain bike course will challenge young Mountain Bikers to push their limits. Finisher medals for all racers and place medals to the top three overall. Parents are encouraged to ride along with first-time or timid racers.

Register Online: $20 per person (Registration Opens: TBD)

Day-Of Registration: $30 per racer

For more information, please call the Mountain Adventure Zone at 888-968-7686 ext. 7500.

Spooktacular Saturday

2 – 6pm: Wagon rides, caramel apples, petting zoo, pumpkin carving and more!

Learn More about Spooktacular Saturday »

Haunted Trail

7:30 – 9:30pm: Choose between the family friendly Spooky Walk or terrifying Haunted Trail. Ride the Loki lift & follow the lanterns down your chosen trail. $9 per person, 6 & under free with paying adult.

Learn More about the Haunted Trail »

Sunday, October 20

Peaktober Fall Mountain Bike Color Tour

11am: Ride the iconic Peak2Peak race course at a leisurely tour pace – all the beauty with less sweat! This is an easy paced mountain bike ride and no one will be left behind. Enjoy our route along the Betsie River Pathway and make a pit-stop at Iron Fish Distillery for a tour and drinks. The ride will conclude back at Crystal Mountain.

Cost: $29 per person; Includes rental bike and helmet OR only $10 if you bring your own bike.

Helmets are required for this ride.

All Weekend

Crystal Spa Days

Enjoy select massage, facial, body treatment and nail services for a great deal! Crystal Spa Days is available October 1 – November 28, 2019.

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2014 Peak2Peak – Photo Gallery (Click on photos for captions & slideshow view)

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Legacy Five at Grand Hotel – October 19 – 21, 2019

Legacy Five

Come experience Legacy Five performing live at Grand Hotel

with special guest, Christian Comedian Dennis Swanberg!

Enjoy the Gospel and Christian music of band members:
Josh Feemster – Tenor
Scott Fowler – Lead Singer
Scott Howard – Baritone
Matt Fouch – Bass
Josh Townsend – Pianist

Performing at Grand Hotel for the last 10 years, we look forward to welcoming Legacy Five back to the Grand stage this October. When the Legendary Cathedral Quartet retired in December of 1999, Scott Fowler and Roger Bennett decided to continue the rich musical tradition of Southern Gospel Quartet singing. Legacy Five was organized and had their official debut in January 2000 in Atlanta, Georgia. Since that day, they have made a major mark on the Southern Gospel Music world. Immediately audiences responded overwhelmingly to their four-part harmony and their ability to effectively communicate the message of Christ. Since the quartet’s formation, they have established and maintained a firm place at the top of Christian music.

Dennis Swanberg

We are honored to have this group perform for our guests this fall.

To learn more follow their Facebook page or visit their website.

The Legacy Five overnight package includes accommodations, dinner the night of arrival in the Main Dining room, breakfast Monday morning in the Main Dining Room, Sunday evening concert and Monday morning worship.

Call 1-800-334-7263 for availability. This package is not available online.

Tickets for non-hotel or non-Legacy Five package hotel guests will be sold for $45.00 per person.

Package Includes:

  • Accommodations
  • Full breakfast and dinner daily
  • Legacy Five Concert Sunday evening in the Grand Hotel Theatre
  • Monday morning Worship in the Grand Hotel Theatre
  • Free admission to the Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum (limited dates in October)
  • Special discount on ferry boat tickets
  • No tipping within Grand Hotel

The above rates include the 19.5% hotel added charge, 6% Michigan sales tax, 2% island assessment fee, $8.50 per person baggage fee and tickets for Sunday and Monday performances. *Dates subject to availability.

Legacy Five at Grand Hotel

Arrive: Saturday, October 19, 2019
Depart: Monday, October 21, 2019

Package Price:

$230.00 per person, per night, based on double occupancy, $385.00 single, per room, per night

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Crystal Mountain – Founders Peak2Peak Mountain Bike Classic – October 19, 2019

Crystal Mountain - Founders Peak2Peak Mountain Bike Classic

The annual Founders Peak2Peak Mountain Bike Classic is held in and around the beautiful, gently rolling terrain surrounding Crystal Mountain. The race starts and finishes near the base of the front-side slopes. Riders journey through hardwood and pine forests along rambling two-tracks and flowing single-track on a course that is fast and challenging, but not so difficult that racers new to the sport won’t have a great time.

Start Time for Wave #1 in the Sports/Beginners category is 9:30am. Start Time for Wave #1 in the Experts/Pros category is 12:50pm. View all Start Times »

Peak2Peak is made possible by a partnership between Crystal Mountain and Endoman Promotions, LLC. Please use the following links to find Peak2Peak race information on EndomanPromotions.com.

Peak2Peak 2019 Overview »

Peak2Peak Registration Information »

Peak2Peak Racer Information »

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Thursday September 19th, 2019 - 10:05 am

Crystal Mountain

This exceptional 5BR/4BA townhome overlooks the Mountain Ridge golf course. There’s room for everyone in this multi-level townhome! This is the only condo option at Crystal to include a garage for all those up-north toys. Whole ownership. Potential for rental income to offset ownership costs.

Contact the Crystal Mountain Realty team for a tour or more information: www.crystalmountainrealty.com/homes-for-sale-details/7449-UNIT-612-MOUNTAINSIDE-DRIVE-612-THOMPSO...
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This exceptional 5BR/4BA townhome overlooks the Mountain Ridge golf course. There’s room for everyone in this multi-level townhome! This is the only condo option at Crystal to include a garage for all those up-north toys. Whole ownership. Potential for rental income to offset ownership costs. 

Contact the Crystal Mountain Realty team for a tour or more information: https://www.crystalmountainrealty.com/homes-for-sale-details/7449-UNIT-612-MOUNTAINSIDE-DRIVE-612-THOMPSONVILLE-MI-49683/1863618/111/
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Crystal Mountain – Spooktacular Saturday – October 19, 2019

Crystal Mountain - Spooktacular Saturday
Get outside and have some family fun during Spooktacular Saturday! It’s a day full of fall activities that everyone is sure to enjoy.

2 – 6pm: Wagon rides, caramel apples, petting zoo, pumpkin carving and more!

2:30pm: Burlap Races

3pm: Fall Bingo

3:30pm: Pumpkin Seed Spitting Contest

4pm: Pin the Nose on the Pumpkin

4:30pm: Fall Bingo

Haunted Trail

7:30 – 9:30pm: Get ready to scream! Ride the Loki lift & follow the lanterns down the Haunted Trail… if you dare. Our Haunted Trail is available October 18-19 and 25-26, 2019.

Cost: $9 per person. Ages 6 & under free with paying adult.

Haunted Trail is weather permitting. Call the Mountain Adventure Zone at 888-968-7686 ext. 7500 for information.

Fall Fun Pass

Available Saturdays, September 21 – October 26.

Includes unlimited Alpine Slide (weather permitting), two climbs on the Climbing Wall , two laps on the Edge Adventure Course , and one daily Mountain Activity (Glitter Tattoo, Tube-A-Licious Candy, S’more, Chairlift Ride*, Pumpkin Carving**, or Haunted Trail**).

*Chairlift Rides are offered select dates: Fridays, October 11, 18, 25 from 4-6pm; Saturdays, October 12, 19 and 26 from 11am-3pm; and Sundays, October 13 and 20 from Noon-2pm.

**Pumpkin Carving and Haunted Trail are available October 19 and 26, 2019 only.

Cost: $39 per person or $20 for 52″ or under. Add Laser Tag *, Archery * or Bike Rental * for just $1 more!

*Spaces for Laser Tag, Archery and Bike Rentals are limited.

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Thursday September 19th, 2019 - 10:05 am

Crystal Mountain

This exceptional 5BR/4BA townhome overlooks the Mountain Ridge golf course. There’s room for everyone in this multi-level townhome! This is the only condo option at Crystal to include a garage for all those up-north toys. Whole ownership. Potential for rental income to offset ownership costs.

Contact the Crystal Mountain Realty team for a tour or more information: www.crystalmountainrealty.com/homes-for-sale-details/7449-UNIT-612-MOUNTAINSIDE-DRIVE-612-THOMPSO...
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This exceptional 5BR/4BA townhome overlooks the Mountain Ridge golf course. There’s room for everyone in this multi-level townhome! This is the only condo option at Crystal to include a garage for all those up-north toys. Whole ownership. Potential for rental income to offset ownership costs. 

Contact the Crystal Mountain Realty team for a tour or more information: https://www.crystalmountainrealty.com/homes-for-sale-details/7449-UNIT-612-MOUNTAINSIDE-DRIVE-612-THOMPSONVILLE-MI-49683/1863618/111/
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Crystal Mountain – Haunted Trail – October 25 & 26, 2019

Crystal Mountain - Haunted Trail
7:30 – 9:30pm: Get ready to scream! Ride the Loki lift & follow the lanterns down the Haunted Trail… if you dare. Our Haunted Trail is available October 18-19 and 25-26, 2019.

Cost: $9 per person. Ages 6 & under free with paying adult.

Haunted Trail is weather permitting. Call the Mountain Adventure Zone at 888-968-7686 ext. 7500 for information.

Fall Fun Pass

Available Saturdays, September 21 – October 26.

Includes unlimited Alpine Slide (weather permitting), two climbs on the Climbing Wall , two laps on the Edge Adventure Course , and one daily Mountain Activity (Glitter Tattoo, Tube-A-Licious Candy, S’more, Chairlift Ride*, Pumpkin Carving**, or Haunted Trail**).

*Chairlift Rides are offered select dates: Fridays, October 11, 18, 25 from 4-6pm; Saturdays, October 12, 19 and 26 from 11am-3pm; and Sundays, October 13 and 20 from Noon-2pm.
*Pumpkin Carving and Haunted Trail are available October 19 and 26, 2019 only.

Cost: $39 per person or $20 for 52″ or under. Add Laser Tag *, Archery * or Bike Rental * for just $1 more!

*Spaces for Laser Tag, Archery and Bike Rentals are limited.

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Thursday September 19th, 2019 - 10:05 am

Crystal Mountain

This exceptional 5BR/4BA townhome overlooks the Mountain Ridge golf course. There’s room for everyone in this multi-level townhome! This is the only condo option at Crystal to include a garage for all those up-north toys. Whole ownership. Potential for rental income to offset ownership costs.

Contact the Crystal Mountain Realty team for a tour or more information: www.crystalmountainrealty.com/homes-for-sale-details/7449-UNIT-612-MOUNTAINSIDE-DRIVE-612-THOMPSO...
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This exceptional 5BR/4BA townhome overlooks the Mountain Ridge golf course. There’s room for everyone in this multi-level townhome! This is the only condo option at Crystal to include a garage for all those up-north toys. Whole ownership. Potential for rental income to offset ownership costs. 

Contact the Crystal Mountain Realty team for a tour or more information: https://www.crystalmountainrealty.com/homes-for-sale-details/7449-UNIT-612-MOUNTAINSIDE-DRIVE-612-THOMPSONVILLE-MI-49683/1863618/111/
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Grand Hotel – Somewhere in Time Weekend – October 25 – 27, 2019

Somewhere In Time

Celebrate the 29th Anniversary of Somewhere in Time Weekend

Every year Somewhere in Time Weekend is one of our most popular and special weekends during the Grand Hotel season. The movie Somewhere in Time was filmed at Grand Hotel and on Mackinac Island in 1979 and the movie was released in 1980. See pictures from a 1980 Grand Hotel Newsletter from when the crew was filming.

This is the perfect weekend for movie lovers who want to know the cinematic secrets of the timeless romantic classic and a chance to visit with many people who played a role in the movie. In 2015 the lovely Jane Seymour visited Grand Hotel for the 35th Anniversary of the film and the 25th Anniversary of Somewhere in Time Weekend. It was a year to remember. She surprised guests with a replica of the Elise McKenna’s dress she wore in the film.

Jane Seymour Somewhere in Time
Jane Seymour at the 2015 Somewhere in Time Weekend

This special weekend includes a screening of the film, discussions of the movie’s production process, and appearances by returning cast. Guests are invited to make a cameo appearance in costume at the cocktail receptions, costume promenade, and Grand Luncheon Buffet. A full breakfast and dinner are also included daily.

Make your reservation online or call 1-800-334-7263 for availability.

Add the additional night of Thursday, October 24 for $249 per room, per night.

Package Includes:

  • Accommodations
  • Full breakfast and dinner daily
  • Friday evening reception
  • Saturday Grand Luncheon Buffet
  • Saturday evening reception
  • A special showing of Somewhere in Time
  • Free golf green fees on The Jewel (cart fee required)
  • Special discount on ferry boat tickets
  • No tipping within Grand Hotel

Subject to Michigan 6% sales tax, 2% Mackinac Island assessment and a $8.50 per person baggage handling charge.

Somewhere in Time Weekend

Arrive: Friday, October 25, 2019
Depart: Sunday, October 27, 2019

Package Price:

Standard Room:
$1,179 per couple, $1,079 single
Lakeview Room:
$1,565 per couple, $1,465 single
$339 per additional adult

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Crystal Mountain – Spooktacular Saturday – October 26, 2019

Crystal Mountain - Spooktacular Saturday
Get outside and have some family fun during Spooktacular Saturday! It’s a day full of fall activities that everyone is sure to enjoy.

2 – 6pm: Wagon rides, caramel apples, petting zoo, pumpkin carving and more!

2:30pm: Burlap Races

3pm: Fall Bingo

3:30pm: Pumpkin Seed Spitting Contest

4pm: Pin the Nose on the Pumpkin

4:30pm: Fall Bingo

Haunted Trail

7:30 – 9:30pm: Get ready to scream! Ride the Loki lift & follow the lanterns down the Haunted Trail… if you dare. Our Haunted Trail is available October 18-19 and 25-26, 2019.

Cost: $9 per person. Ages 6 & under free with paying adult.

Haunted Trail is weather permitting. Call the Mountain Adventure Zone at 888-968-7686 ext. 7500 for information.

Fall Fun Pass

Available Saturdays, September 21 – October 26.

Includes unlimited Alpine Slide (weather permitting), two climbs on the Climbing Wall , two laps on the Edge Adventure Course , and one daily Mountain Activity (Glitter Tattoo, Tube-A-Licious Candy, S’more, Chairlift Ride*, Pumpkin Carving**, or Haunted Trail**).

*Chairlift Rides are offered select dates: Fridays, October 11, 18, 25 from 4-6pm; Saturdays, October 12, 19 and 26 from 11am-3pm; and Sundays, October 13 and 20 from Noon-2pm.
**Pumpkin Carving and Haunted Trail are available October 19 and 26, 2019 only.

Cost: $39 per person or $20 for 52″ or under. Add Laser Tag *, Archery * or Bike Rental * for just $1 more!

*Spaces for Laser Tag, Archery and Bike Rentals are limited.

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Crystal Mountain On Facebook

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Thursday September 19th, 2019 - 10:05 am

Crystal Mountain

This exceptional 5BR/4BA townhome overlooks the Mountain Ridge golf course. There’s room for everyone in this multi-level townhome! This is the only condo option at Crystal to include a garage for all those up-north toys. Whole ownership. Potential for rental income to offset ownership costs.

Contact the Crystal Mountain Realty team for a tour or more information: www.crystalmountainrealty.com/homes-for-sale-details/7449-UNIT-612-MOUNTAINSIDE-DRIVE-612-THOMPSO...
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This exceptional 5BR/4BA townhome overlooks the Mountain Ridge golf course. There’s room for everyone in this multi-level townhome! This is the only condo option at Crystal to include a garage for all those up-north toys. Whole ownership. Potential for rental income to offset ownership costs. 

Contact the Crystal Mountain Realty team for a tour or more information: https://www.crystalmountainrealty.com/homes-for-sale-details/7449-UNIT-612-MOUNTAINSIDE-DRIVE-612-THOMPSONVILLE-MI-49683/1863618/111/
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Grand Hotel – Close the Grand for the Season – October 27 – 28, 2019

You’re invited to join in the unique experience as we close Grand Hotel’s doors for the winter months. This package includes a casual dinner buffet on Sunday evening and a continental breakfast Monday morning. Enjoy a laid back atmosphere as we clean out our pantries and wine cellar. Bob Tagatz, the hotel’s historian and concierge will do a presentation explaining the process we go through to close the hotel, as well as fun facts and interesting information from the 2019 season. We look forward to you joining our staff in this annual end of the year event that has become a tradition for so many.

Make your reservation online or call 1-800-334-7263 for availability.

Package Includes:

  • Accommodations
  • Sunday afternoon Close the Grand presentation
  • Casual buffet dinner Sunday evening
  • Continental breakfast Monday morning
  • Special discount on ferry boat tickets
  • 10:00 am check out time
  • No tipping within Grand Hotel

Subject to 19.5% added hotel charge, 2% Mackinac Island assessment, Michigan 6% sales tax and a $8.50 per person baggage handling charge.Regular additional adult and child rates apply.

Close the Grand

Arrive: Sunday, October 27, 2019
Depart: Monday, October 28, 2019

Package Price:

$319 per couple, $269 single

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Photos from Grand Hotel – Close the Grand for the Season 2018

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Mackinac Island Great Turtle Trail Run – October 26, 2019

Mackinac Island Great Turtle Trail Run

This year marks the 24th running of one of the most scenic trail events in the state. We have a capacity of 3,000 participants running and walking the inside trails of Mackinac Island during the last open weekend of the season.

All who register will enjoy special race features – commemorative medals, a race apparel in Great Turtle fashion, special Halloween events for adults and kids, great end-of-season sales – plus the beauty of late fall on the Island.

Special Rates at Mission Point Resort for the Trio Series!
Mission Point is holding rooms for all three events at special rates – and if you call to reserve the rooms and tell them you are doing the Trio, you will receive a 10% discount. Call 800-833-7711 to get the 10% Trio discount.

FREE Race Photos!
This year we are offering FREE race photos to all of our participants. Photos will be provided to all race participants. You can view and share your photos on your results page at no additional fee.

Location
The Great Turtle Half Marathon will start directly in front of the Mission Point Resort.

The 5.7 Mile Run and Walk will start directly in front of the Straights Lodge of the Mission Point Resort, at the corner of Wendall Street and Mission Street.

The finish line for all events will be located in the park, just off the main road, also in front of Mission Point Resort.

Starting Times
The 5.7 Mile Run & Walk will start at 11:30 AM
The Half Marathon will start at 11:45 AM

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