C U R R E N T Travels | 2019 Mac & Cheese Bake-Off x OMP Wine Trail

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C U R R E N T Travels || Winter Getaway x Grand Traverse Resort & Spa

C U R R E N T Travels || Winter Getaway x Grand Traverse Resort & Spa
Grand Traverse Resort & Spa
*in partnership with Grand Traverse Resort & Spa

Sweet Dreams from Grand Traverse Resort & Spa


That's right, I'm back at it again with #gtresort + excited to be able to dive a little deeper into everything they have to offer! + trust me, it's even more of a dream with snowflakes flying around the landscape. Today, I'm sharing my recent WINTER GETAWAY with Grand Traverse Resort & Spa.

Grand Traverse Resort & Spa

Grand Traverse Resort & Spa


Grand Traverse Resort & Spa

HOME SWEET HOME
First, let's chat about how I ended up in Traverse City again. Three words - MAC AND CHEESE! Now that I have your attention, my husband + I had been dreaming of heading back to T.C. since we heard about the Mac N Cheese Bake-Off on Old Mission Peninsula. Fast forward seven months + here we are again in one of your favorite cities! When we were planning our trip, staying at Grand Traverse Resort & Spa was a no-brainer! As always, they didn't not disappoint.

We stayed in the Tower King Room again, this time on the 10th floor + the views were breathtaking. Our corner space was spacious with a view of Grand Traverse Bay + the property. Besides having a chaise lounge and an entertainment center without a pull out bed, the decor was similar to our last stay + more importantly, the bed was just as cozy as I remembered!

Grand Traverse Resort & Spa

Grand Traverse Resort & Spa

Grand Traverse Resort & Spa

Grand Traverse Resort & Spa

Grand Traverse Resort & Spa

ON-SITE EATS
One of the many reasons I love staying at Grand Traverse Resort & Spa is being able to eat {+ eat well - there are 5 restaurants + lounges} without having to leave the location {which was VERY convenient during our winter stay}.

- DINNERJack's Taproom - The last time we visited the resort this restaurant was under construction. This time around we were able to enjoy their modern facelift! We instantly vibes with the casual microbrew aesthetic + were pleasantly surprised by how amazing the food was. My husband I split the Sriracha Butter Jack's Wings + immediately wished we ordered our own. They were SO flavorful + spicy {which is our favorite}. We also ordered the Italian Burger with fries {they had me at whipped FETA} and Meaty Madness Pizza! Oh + all of this pairs well with Bourbon + Beer!

- BRUNCH | Aerie Restaurant & Lounge - Did you think we could just go to Grand Traverse Resort & Spa and NOT experience Aerie again?! This time around, I thought ahead + made a reservation to be on the safe side. We enjoyed our complimentary mimosas + e x t e n s i v e brunch buffet. From made to order omelettes to every dessert you can think of, we definitely left full + satisfied! Not to mention we couldn't stop eating their Maple Bacon Bread Pudding - that's what I call winter comfort food!

Grand Traverse Resort & Spa

Grand Traverse Resort & Spa

Grand Traverse Resort & Spa

Grand Traverse Resort & Spa

SELF CARE
It wouldn't be a true winter getaway without experiencing the "& SPA" part of Grand Traverse Resort. I have been in need of some serious self care these days + now I truly know why they were ranked in the TOP 25 of Spa's of America's top 100 spas. Grand Traverse Resort & Spa treated me to their signature treatment - the Deluxe Hydrafacial! If you've been keeping up with me, you know I'm newly passionate about skincare, especially facials + this was the perfect service for me. For 50 minutes I experienced their simple three step process - cleanse/peel, extract/hydrate + fuse/protect. My skin felt refreshed and rejuvenated + their staff made me feel right at home!

Grand Traverse Resort & Spa

Grand Traverse Resort & Spa
Grand Traverse Resort & Spa

NOTEWORTHY DETAILS
Here are few additional details you should know about Grand Traverse Resort & Spa...

- The fun doesn't have to stop in the winter time! Grand Traverse Resort & Spa has plenty of indoor amenities for an enjoyable stay including 5 Indoor Tennis Courts, 2 Indoor Pools, 1 Indoor Hot Tub + Winter Golf Academy.

- Explore the Tower Gallery of Shops that are open to guests, members + the public! It's a one stop shop for all things women's clothing, children's toys, gift worthy souvenirs + CANDY! Not to mention there's a Marketplace for quick dining, baked goods + gourmet coffee if you're on the go!

- If you're planning a winter getaway, be sure to look into their upcoming VIP Wine + Spa Weekends! This event is perfect for couples + friends + features exclusive packages in partnership with local wineries + Grand Traverse Resort & Spa.
  - January 24 - 26, 2020 with Bonobo Winery
  - February 7 + 8, 2020 with Bowers Harbor Vineyards

Grand Traverse Resort & Spa

Grand Traverse Resort & Spa

Grand Traverse Resort & Spa

If you haven't experienced a winter getaway in Traverse City, look no further than Grand Traverse Resort & Spa! + if you have, be sure to share how your stay was in the comments!

A MAJOR THANK YOU goes to Grand Traverse Resort & Spa for spoiling us twice in one year! Another thank you goes to the staff for making our stay so special!

If you'd like an inside look at our entire trip, there's a shiny new TRAVEL VLOG on my YOUTUBE CHANNEL!


*This post was first seen on CURRENTLY Kherington and in partnership with Grand Traverse Resort & Spa. All thoughts and opinions are my own!

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