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Crystal Mountain Resort & Spa
Thompsonville, MichiganEnter your email address and zip code for pricing and availability
Why Stay At Crystal Mountain Resort & Spa
This cottage-style resort in northwest Michigan is ideal for outdoorsmen: there's cross-country and downhill skiing, and, in the summer months, a one-acre outdoor water park.
Evoking the spirit of Northern Michigan's traditional vacation cottages, Crystal Mountain Resort & Spa dates back to 1956, when a group of locals moved in and cleared the slopes of Buck Hills for skiing. Now, the sprawling hotel—with 92 rooms and suites, 87 condos, and 78 townhomes and cottages—is a 1,500-acre all-seasons resort, complete with downhill ski runs, miles of cross-country trails, two golf courses, and a one-acre outdoor water park. It's a great choice any time of year, but winter is ideal: many of the spacious accommodations, inspired by early 1900's Arts and Crafts bungalows, are furnished with cozy, primed-for-cold-weather amenities, such as whirlpool tubs and gas fireplaces.
The mountain's best skiing conditions are on Crystal Mountain's North Face. Head out at the 10 a.m. for unbeatable first tracks.
Arrive at least half an hour early to appointments at the Crystal Spa for access to the eucalyptus steam room, infrared sauna, and private outdoor hot tub.
Arrive at Manistee County-Blacker Airport (MBL) which is approximately 22 miles from the resort. Anticipate about 30 minutes of travel time.12500 Crystal Mountain Dr., Thompsonville, Michigan, United States
Hotel FeaturesBack to Top Property Amenities
- Indoor Pool
- Indoor+Outdoor Whirlpools
- Outdoor Pool (seasonal)
- Climbing Wall (seasonal)
- Chairlift Rides (seasonal)
- Fitness Center
- Tennis Courts
- Golf Courses
- Fitness Classes
- Personal Training
- Michigan Legacy Art Park
- Hiking Trails
- Mountain Bike Trails
- Ski + Golf Club Storage
- Childcare Services
- Business Center
- Downhill + Cross Country Skiing
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
- Air Conditioning
- Satellite TV
- Coffee + Tea Makers
- Irons + Ironing Boards
- Hair Dryers
- 3 Restaurants
- Bar + Lounge
- Fitness classes, water aerobics and yoga
- Guest-only golf rates
- Michagan Legacy Art Park Access
- Complimentary WiFi
Why We Love Thompsonville
Near the western shore of Lake Michigan, the Crystal Mountain region has unspoiled terrain that's ideal for hiking and winter sports.
9922 Front St., Empire, MI.
Admission $10 per vehicle.
Outdoor Excursion: At Michigan Legacy Art Park, founded by artist David Barr, more than 40 sculptures are set along a 1.6-mile trail in a 30-acre wilderness.
12500 Crystal Mountain Dr.
$3 entry per person (complimentary for guests of the hotel).
Where to Eat: Crystal Mountain resort's Thistle Pub & Grille is known for its focus on local ingredients; dishes include a potato-encrusted Great Lakes walleye. Or order the Betsie River Rock Steak and you'll cook it tableside on a heated rock sourced from the nearby Betsie River.
Dinner for two $50.
Where to Drink: Roadhouse Mexican Bar & Grill in nearby Benzonia is popular for its variety of salsa flavors, including peach and roasted tomato. During warm weather, order up homemade sangria or a Roadhouse Rita in the outdoor cantina.
1058 Michigan Ave., Benzonia.
Drinks for two $10.
Why Go Now
July 31- August 5, 2012
Traverse City Film Festival
charitable and educational non-profit organization founded by filmmaker and local resident Michael Moore.
Various locations, Traverse City, MI.
August 24-26, 2012
Coho Salmon Festival - Honor
Annual festival featuring a parade, car show, fireworks and live entertainment by the Bihlman Brothers.
September 15-19, 2012
NHL Prospects Tournament
An eight-team round-robin tournament hosted by the Detroit Red Wings. Centre Ice Arena, Traverse City.