Celebrating nearly 50 years of fun, family-owned Crystal Mountain Resort owes its establishment to a man by the name of Ward Creech and a group of dedicated local citizens, each of whom had an immense passion for skiing. And it was this passion led to the development of Buck Hills ski area in Michigan's Benzie County. Crystal Mountain Resort covers 1,500 acres and is the Midwest's Premier Four-season Family Resort and features 36 holes of championship golf, 45 downhill slopes and cross country skiing, indoor/outdoor pool and water playground, outdoor 20-person hot tub, climbing wall, tennis courts and fitness center. Over 260 superb lodging units, gift shop, fine dining, lounge, business center, and award-winning 33,000 square foot conference facilities for 400 persons are provided by this fine resort. Within a short drive is the Lake Michigan shoreline, local beaches, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, wine tasting, kayaking, canoeing, Cherry Bowl Drive In movie theatre, Lake Michigan charter fishing, river tubing, antique and unique shops, small town festivals, art galleries, Gwen Frostic studio, Point Betsie Lighthouse, and fly fishing. Crystal Mountain Resort is located 28 miles SW of Traverse City, Michigan - an easy drive from Detroit and Chicago.
Another beautiful resort is Tamarack Lodge. Tamarack Lodge is located in Traverse City, Michigan. This is a beachfront resort and is located on over 800 feet of the East Grand Traverse Bay. An impeccably crafted, elegantly appointed lodge with massive lobby including stone fireplace, pool table, bar, concierge desk. Traverse City is known for scenic beauty, miles of beaches, fresh waters, sand dunes, cherry orchards, and vineyards. All in a premier four-season playground.