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Crystal Mountain Fall Festivities

Mother Nature’s Homecoming

A slight chill in the air means one thing – fall has arrived. Vibrant crimsons, oranges and golds transform Benzie County into a fireball of color.

Last year, Crystal Mountain was voted the Top 15 Best U.S. Resorts for Fall Getaways from Fodor’s Travel. During your stay, we highly encourage you to visit M-22 for a color tour unlike any other. Less than 20 miles from the resort, M-22 was voted Best Scenic Autumn Drive by USA Today and listed on the Top 30 Great Midwest Fall Color Getaways by Midwest Living Magazine.

Spend a few days with us and keep the memories for a lifetime.

Stay and Experience September Savings

Enjoy sweet, autumnal savings this September with special fall rates on our Bed & Breakfast, Simply Spa and Unlimited Golf lodging packages. Special rates are available on select dates through October. Come save for yourself!

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All rates are per person/per night, based on double occupancy in hotel accommodations

Fall Fun at Crystal Mountain

Crystal Mountain is northern Michigan’s home for fall fun. Dash down the mountain on the Crystal Coaster – Michigan’s only alpine slide, enjoy a mountaintop view of the autumn colors with our Scenic Chairlift Rides, kayak or tube down a sparkling river, ride a mountain bike, hike miles of trails – including the Michigan Legacy Art Park, and much, much more! – >> Click Here to Learn More >>

Crystal Mountain Specials and Events

Crystal Mountain – Benzie County Fall Color Photos – 2017
September 21, 2017 Update: Some early glimpses of fall color emerging in isolated areas of the Traverse City area and Northern Michigan. All signs are pointing to an early fall color show this year. If that holds true, look for some good early color for the weekend of October 7 & 8. With peak color [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Fall Chairlift Rides
[ September 26, 2015; 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. October 3, 2015; 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. October 10, 2015; 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. October 24, 2015; 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. ] Enjoy panoramic views of three counties and top-of-the-mountain attractions including live musical entertainment. Chairlift rides are on our Crystal Clipper Quad Chairlift located in the center of our frontside slopes. Tickets are available for purchase at the base of the Crystal Clipper. Cash bar available at the top of the mountain. Cost: Chairlift rides are $7 per [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Chairlift Rides with Live Entertainment – September 23, 2017
[ September 23, 2017; 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. ] Enjoy panoramic views of three counties and top-of-the-mountain attractions including live musical entertainment. Entertainment Schedule » Chairlift rides are on our Crystal Clipper Quad Chairlift located in the center of our frontside slopes. Tickets are available for purchase at the base of the Crystal Clipper. Cash bar available at the top of the mountain. Cost: Chairlift rides are [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Chairlift Rides with Live Entertainment – September 30, 2017
[ September 30, 2017; 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. ] Enjoy panoramic views of three counties and top-of-the-mountain attractions including live musical entertainment. Entertainment Schedule » Chairlift rides are on our Crystal Clipper Quad Chairlift located in the center of our frontside slopes. Tickets are available for purchase at the base of the Crystal Clipper. Cash bar available at the top of the mountain. Cost: Chairlift rides are [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Crystal Spa Days – October 1 – November 12, 2017
[ October 1, 2017 to November 12, 2017. ] Enjoy select 50-minute massage, facial, body treatment and nail 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. Crystal Spa Days Menu is only available October 1 - November 12, 2017. Request an [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Chairlift Rides with Live Entertainment – October 7, 2017
[ October 7, 2017; 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. ] Enjoy panoramic views of three counties and top-of-the-mountain attractions including live musical entertainment. Entertainment Schedule » Chairlift rides are on our Crystal Clipper Quad Chairlift located in the center of our frontside slopes. Tickets are available for purchase at the base of the Crystal Clipper. Cash bar available at the top of the mountain. Cost: Chairlift rides are [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Chairlift Rides with Live Entertainment – October 14, 2017
[ October 14, 2017; 12:00 am to 7:00 pm. ] Enjoy panoramic views of three counties and top-of-the-mountain attractions including live musical entertainment. Entertainment Schedule » Chairlift rides are on our Crystal Clipper Quad Chairlift located in the center of our frontside slopes. Tickets are available for purchase at the base of the Crystal Clipper. Cash bar available at the top of the mountain. Cost: Chairlift rides are [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Spooktacular Saturday – October 14, 2017
[ October 14, 2017 to October 15, 2017. ] Get outside and have some family fun during Spooktacular Saturday! Enjoy wagon rides, caramel apples, petting zoo, pumpkin carving, games and more! 2-6pm: Wagon rides, caramel apples, petting zoo, pumpkin carving and more! 2:30pm: Burlap Races 3pm: Fall Bingo 3:30: Pumpkin Seed Spitting Contest 4pm: Pin the Nose on the Pumpkin 4:30pm: Fall Bingo Spooky Trail Walk and NEW Haunted Trail Walk 7-9pm: [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Chairlift Rides with Live Entertainment – October 20, 2017
[ October 20, 2017; 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. ] Enjoy panoramic views of three counties and top-of-the-mountain attractions including live musical entertainment. Entertainment Schedule » Chairlift rides are on our Crystal Clipper Quad Chairlift located in the center of our frontside slopes. Tickets are available for purchase at the base of the Crystal Clipper. Cash bar available at the top of the mountain. Cost: Chairlift rides are [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Chairlift Rides with Live Entertainment – October 21, 2017
[ October 21, 2017; 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. ] Enjoy panoramic views of three counties and top-of-the-mountain attractions including live musical entertainment. Entertainment Schedule » Chairlift rides are on our Crystal Clipper Quad Chairlift located in the center of our frontside slopes. Tickets are available for purchase at the base of the Crystal Clipper. Cash bar available at the top of the mountain. Cost: Chairlift rides are [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Founders Peak2Peak Mountain Bike Classic – October 21, 2017
[ October 21, 2017; ] 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 [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Spooktacular Saturday – October 21, 2017
[ October 21, 2017; ] Get outside and have some family fun during Spooktacular Saturday! Enjoy wagon rides, caramel apples, petting zoo, pumpkin carving, games and more! 2-6pm: Wagon rides, caramel apples, petting zoo, pumpkin carving and more! 2:30pm: Burlap Races 3pm: Fall Bingo 3:30: Pumpkin Seed Spitting Contest 4pm: Pin the Nose on the Pumpkin 4:30pm: Fall Bingo Spooky Trail Walk and NEW Haunted Trail Walk 7-9pm: [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Chairlift Rides with Live Entertainment – October 22, 2017
[ October 22, 2017; 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. ] Enjoy panoramic views of three counties and top-of-the-mountain attractions including live musical entertainment. Entertainment Schedule » Chairlift rides are on our Crystal Clipper Quad Chairlift located in the center of our frontside slopes. Tickets are available for purchase at the base of the Crystal Clipper. Cash bar available at the top of the mountain. Cost: Chairlift rides are [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Spooktacular Saturday – October 28, 2017
[ October 28, 2017; 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm. ] Get outside and have some family fun during Spooktacular Saturday! Enjoy wagon rides, caramel apples, petting zoo, pumpkin carving, games and more! 2-6pm: Wagon rides, caramel apples, petting zoo, pumpkin carving and more! 2:30pm: Burlap Races 3pm: Fall Bingo 3:30: Pumpkin Seed Spitting Contest 4pm: Pin the Nose on the Pumpkin 4:30pm: Fall Bingo Spooky Trail Walk and NEW Haunted Trail Walk 7-9pm: [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Chairlift Rides with Live Entertainment – August 20, 2016
[ August 20, 2016; 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] Enjoy panoramic views of three counties and top-of-the-mountain attractions including live musical entertainment by Belle Suite. Chairlift rides are on our Crystal Clipper Quad Chairlift located in the center of our frontside slopes. Tickets are available for purchase at the base of the Crystal Clipper. Cash bar available at the top of the mountain. Cost: Chairlift rides [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Chairlift Rides with Live Entertainment – August 23, 2017
[ August 23, 2017; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] Enjoy panoramic views of three counties and top-of-the-mountain attractions including live musical entertainment. Entertainment Schedule » Chairlift rides are on our Crystal Clipper Quad Chairlift located in the center of our frontside slopes. Tickets are available for purchase at the base of the Crystal Clipper. Cash bar available at the top of the mountain. Cost: Chairlift rides are [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Chairlift Rides with Live Entertainment – August 26, 2017
[ August 26, 2017; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] Enjoy panoramic views of three counties and top-of-the-mountain attractions including live musical entertainment. Entertainment Schedule » Chairlift rides are on our Crystal Clipper Quad Chairlift located in the center of our frontside slopes. Tickets are available for purchase at the base of the Crystal Clipper. Cash bar available at the top of the mountain. Cost: Chairlift rides are [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Chairlift Rides with Live Entertainment – August 30, 2017
[ August 30, 2017; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] Enjoy panoramic views of three counties and top-of-the-mountain attractions including live musical entertainment. Entertainment Schedule » Chairlift rides are on our Crystal Clipper Quad Chairlift located in the center of our frontside slopes. Tickets are available for purchase at the base of the Crystal Clipper. Cash bar available at the top of the mountain. Cost: Chairlift rides are [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Chairlift Rides with Live Entertainment – September 2, 2016
[ September 2, 2017; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] Enjoy panoramic views of three counties and top-of-the-mountain attractions including live musical entertainment. Entertainment Schedule » Chairlift rides are on our Crystal Clipper Quad Chairlift located in the center of our frontside slopes. Tickets are available for purchase at the base of the Crystal Clipper. Cash bar available at the top of the mountain. Cost: Chairlift rides are [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Farm-to-Table Dining Series – September 15 – 16, 2017
[ September 15, 2017 to September 16, 2017. ] Our Farm-to-Table dining series brings the fresh flavors of northern Michigan to the Thistle Pub & Grille the third weekend of each month, May through September. Our chefs work with local farms, making personal visits to many of them, to build a custom three-course menu. Our Farm-to-Table series is a clear example of Crystal Mountain's commitment to [...] more...

Fall Festival in Frankfort – October 8, 2016
[ October 8, 2016; 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. ] The Frankfort-Elberta Chamber of Commerce and co-sponsors Benzie County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Graceland Fruit, Dinghy’s Restaurant & Bar, Harbor Lights Resort, Curtis Insurance and State Savings Bank will bring you the Annual Fall Festival celebration in Frankfort on Saturday, October 8 at 11:00 AM with the Fall Festival Parade (Parade Registration Form) featuring The Scottville Clown Band and entertaining Mutt March [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Peak2Peak Mountain Festival – October 14 – 16, 2016
[ October 14, 2016 to October 16, 2016. ] Join mountain bike racers and enthusiasts for a weekend of bike racing and festivities! Our Peak2Peak Mountain Festival, happening October 14-16, 2016, joins first-class mountain bike racing, great food and award-winning brews for a weekend of outdoor fun and surrounded by the autumn colors of northern Michigan. Admission to the festival is free. Friday, October 14 Pre-Race Pasta [...] more...

Haunted Forest at Crystal Mountain – Saturday – October 17, 2015
[ October 17, 2015; 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm. ] Brave the haunted forest… if you dare. Warm yourself by the fire as the chill of distant screams fill the air. Tiptoe down the haunted trail, where frights lurk at every turn. Time: 7-10pm Cost: $8 for ages 9 and up. Ages 8 and under free (but not recommended). Purchase tickets at the Park at Water’s Edge. Fun Passes Purchase [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Chairlift Rides with Live Entertainment – October 29, 2016
[ October 29, 2016; 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. ] Enjoy panoramic views of three counties and top-of-the-mountain attractions including live musical entertainment by John Pomeroy. Chairlift rides are on our Crystal Clipper Quad Chairlift located in the center of our frontside slopes. Tickets are available for purchase at the base of the Crystal Clipper. Cash bar available at the top of the mountain. Cost: Chairlift rides [...] more...

Haunted Forest at Crystal Mountain – October 23 & 24, 2015
[ October 23, 2015; 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm. October 24, 2015; 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm. ] Brave the haunted forest… if you dare. Warm yourself by the fire as the chill of distant screams fill the air. Tiptoe down the haunted trail, where frights lurk at every turn. Time: 7-10pm Cost: $8 for ages 9 and up. Ages 8 and under free (but not recommended). Purchase tickets at the Park at Water’s Edge. Fun Passes Purchase [...] more...

Haunted Forest at Crystal Mountain – Friday – October 30, 2015
[ October 30, 2015; 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm. ] Brave the haunted forest… if you dare. Warm yourself by the fire as the chill of distant screams fill the air. Tiptoe down the haunted trail, where frights lurk at every turn. Brave the haunted forest… if you dare. Warm yourself by the fire as the chill of distant screams fill the air. Tiptoe down the [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Simply Spa Package
This fall discover Crystal Spa, the 18,500-square-foot oasis at the heart of Crystal Mountain. Enjoy lodging, a $100 spa credit, and 20% off spa treatments, all starting at $129 per person. As a spa package guest you are able to enjoy unlimited access to our award-winning spa facilities during your stay, including our luxurious locker rooms with infrared [...] more...

Crystal Mountain – Stay and Play Golf Packages
Play & Stay this Fall at Crystal Mountain. Enjoy crisp greens and colorful fairways while you play unlimited golf on our championship courses. Explore our Unlimited Golf Package, available this fall starting at $115 per person. Unlimited Golf Package » <> Visit Crystal Mountain Website >>>> more...

Benzie County Fall Color – October 5, 2011
The fall color is getting a great start in the inland regions of Benzie County. Look for near-peak to peak conditions inland for this weekend with early color along the roads closer to Lake Michigan. Fall color should be very good for the next two to three weeks – maybe longer. Fall Color in Benzie [...] more...

Crystal Mountain Fall Colors – Benzie County – October 4, 2011
Fall Colors on the Mountain October 4, 2011 By Crystal Mountain |  View on Facebook   Colors starting to pop at Crystal Mountain Resort & Spa. Visit Crystal Mountain Website >>>> more...

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