Grand Traverse Resort & Spa Review: Part II

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We recently had the chance to review the Grand Traverse Resort & Spa and we had a wonderful time enjoying our room with a beautiful view, strolling the golf courses, browsing the shops, and relaxing at the beach club. You can read about our thoughts on these features and amenities in our Grand Traverse Resort & Spa Review. In this Part II post, I’m excited to share the delicious dining options, a look at the indoor pool, and many blissful spa features.

During our visit we stopped into The Grille at the club house for a bite to eat. Randy had the jumbo chicken wings and I had the blue cheese potato chips while sitting outside overlooking the Golf Academy.

Grand Traverse Resort The GrilleWe enjoyed dining on the patio while the sun was shining and the wings and chips really hit the spot.

Dinner that night was at the Aerie Restaurant located on the 16th floor in the Tower. It offers panoramic views of the golf course and surrounding area. The restaurant is decorated elegantly with white table cloths and unique art work. they have done a wonderful job of making the restaurant feel small and intimate.

Randy and I shared the crab cake appetizer. The blueberry pineapple salsa and the pineapple honey Jack Daniel’s butter sauce was the perfect compliment to the crab cake.

Grand Traverse Resort Crab CakeFor his entrée Randy had scallops with caramelized corn risotto, jalapeno beurre blanc, and vanilla chorizo oil. He said it had just the right amount of heat.

Grand Traverse Resort ScallopsI had the salmon with hazelnut miso glaze, sautéed red cabbage, sweet pepper reduction, broccolini, and toasted hazelnuts. The salmon was tender and moist and full of flavor.

Grand Traverse Resort SalmonDessert was a shared cherry mascarpone bread pudding served warn with honey almond crème, toasted almond biscotti and lavender honey.

Grand Traverse Resort Bread PuddingLater in the trip, we each decided to get a massage. As we walked through the spa and health club area we were surprised by the space designated for it. There is a large pool just for the kids with a slide, splash area, and many pool games.

Grand Traverse Resort Indoor Pool

Grand Traverse Resort Pool

Grand Traverse Resort ArcadeRandy decided to get a relaxation massage and I decided on their cherry infused massage. We were both extremely pleased with our massage therapists Reese and Becki. We both have problems with our lower back and leg and both therapists knew exactly where our problem areas were and talked with us about what we needed to do to alleviate our pain. We were interested to learn that both women had degrees in medical massage.

Grand Traverse Resort Spa

Grand Traverse Resort MassageThe Spa has many different options for massages – bamboo massage, deep tissue, aromatherapy , “Grand” stone, and Mother to Be. They also have hydrotherapy and bodycare including Aromatic “Healing” Bath, Relaxing Mineral Salt Soak, Rain Shower Ritual, Cherry Honey Glow, Spa Grand Traverse Body Renewal and Stress Relief Wrap. They also provide many type of facials and nail care, besides hair artistry.

Grand Traverse Resort Rain Shower

Rain Shower Ritual

Grand Traverse Resort Mineral Salt Soak

Healing Bath or Mineral Salt Soak

Grand Traverse Resort Hair Artistry

Hair Artistry

Our breakfast one morning was at the Sweetwater American Bistro. Randy had Salmon Benedict, which he said was amazing.

Grand Traverse Resort Salmon BenedictI had Stuffed French Toast made with King Hawaiian bread stuffed with cranberry citrus cream cheese and topped with powder sugar. It satisfied my sweet tooth.

Grand Traverse Resort Stuffed French ToastWe had an amazing time on this trip. The many dining options and elegant menus at the resort made our meals enjoyable and we looked forward to each one. The Spa was relaxing and rejuvenating. Now that we are back home we feel rested, relaxed, and ready to plan our next visit to Grand Traverse Resort & Spa. It truly is one our favorite summer vacation destinations and we recommend it to anyone looking to for a fantastic and memorable getaway.

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Accommodations and meals provided. No compensation was received. The honest opinions are our own.

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About Tired Grandma Judy

Hi! My name is Judy and I’m a proud Grandma of four. With 3 granddaughters and 1 grandson, I spend a lot of time as a happy babysitter. I absolutely love being a grandmother and my grandchildren growing up in Ohio and Michigan, I spend a lot of time on the road, on the phone, and traveling. I"m happy to be aboard here at 2 Wired 2 Tired where I enjoy dabbling in food blogging, reviewing products for grandparents, and sharing our trip reviews.


  1. My kids would love the spiral tube slide – this looks like a fabulous place for families!

  2. amanda assencoa says:

    that bath mineral soak tub looks amazing. i want o get in there. i would love to stay there.

  3. Lacey Burd says:

    I just love Traverse City. I’ve never been to the Grand Traverse Resort & Spa, but after reading your review we may have to stay there next time we head up to Traverse City!

  4. MargolisRose says:

    Wow, this place looks fantastic! Glad you guys got to enjoy it :)

  5. Christopher Sorel says:

    yum food looks great

  6. Sarah L says:

    I love salmon in just about any way and I want to make some Salmon Benedict now that I’ve seen it.

  7. Tammy S says:

    The food looks fabulous! I would love to try the Blue Cheese Potato Chips. I have never even heard of that dish, but it looks amazing. I would also love to try the Healing Bath or Mineral Salt Soak. It looks so relaxing. I want to go!

  8. Kate F. says:

    The kids’ pool looks so fun! The spa sounds really nice, too.

  9. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    The food looks delicious!

  10. I would love to go there just for the food! wow!

  11. Maralea says:

    This place looks awesome and the food looks so good!

  12. Wanda McHenry says:

    The presentation of the food was amazing, who wouldn’t want to dine on that? I’ve never been to a Resort & Spa and would love to go some day with my husband, but he’s always so busy and is hard to get to go anywhere except Myrtle Beach.

  13. this foo,d looks so yummy i love it

  14. Olivia Rubin says:

    Seriously not sure if I would enjoy the buffalo cheese potato chips or the healing bath mineral salt more. How portions seemed generous and that pool is awesome. Love the hoops and slide..I would be playing amongst the kids there. No need to go outdoors with a place like that.

  15. Stuffed french toast and massages? Dreamy!

  16. Darlene Ysaguirre says:

    Wow looks like you guys had an amazing time! And those scallops look divine so jealous =)

  17. the food looks delicious!

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