Thompsonville, MI

Crystal Mountain

Karl Klockars
Deal Expert

Why We Love It

  • Currently undergoing an $11 million expansion to add new hotel rooms and suites, an open-air terrace, wine and coffee bar, plus a specialty outdoor market 
  • Reserve a suite, townhome or condo for a great family getaway; it's the Best U.S. Resort for Family Reunions according to the 2015 Conde Nast Traveler Reader's Choice Awards
  • The resort's 58 runs, four terrain parks and a snowsports school offers a great ski and snowboard experience for beginners to experts
  • 36 holes of championship golf and a full-service spa are on site 

"Delivers way more than you’d expect in the Midwest" -- Chicago Magazine

95% (39 Member Ratings)

"There were many paths to hike on. It was clean with a friendly atmosphere."
Oct 10, 2016
Plainfield, IN, United States


Map & Directions

Crystal Mountain is 50 minutes southwest of Traverse City, 2.5 hours north of Grand Rapids and Lansing, 4 hours north of Detroit and 5 hours north of Chicago. Flights are available into Traverse City's Cherry Capital Airport daily. 

Rooms & Rates

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The "instantly charming" Crystal Mountain resort is "the kind of high-touch resort experience more commonly found out West," praises Chicago Magazine. Most recognize this resort as a winter ski destination, but this four-season destination in Northern Michigan offers plenty of indoor and outdoor activities for guests of all ages.

Fodor's Travel recently named Crystal Mountain one of the 15 Best U.S. Resorts for a Fall Getaway. In autumn, guests can view yellow, gold and crimson foliage on a wagon ride or a chairlift ride that overlooks three counties. Spooktacular Saturdays celebrate the season and begin in mid October.

Wintertime activities abound. First and foremost is skiing: praises Crystal Mountain as one of the best ski resorts in the Midwest. The resort's 58 downhill slopes fed by chairlifts offer runs for green-dot beginners to seasoned black-diamond downhillers. Nonskiiers have options as well -- horse-drawn surrey rides are available on select dates, as are snowshoe trails, ice hockey, snowmobile tours and fat-tire snow biking.

Warmer seasons don't slow down the on-site activities. Kids love the Alpine Slide, a sort of warm-weather bobsled ride. Tennis courts, disc golf, a climbing wall, outdoor pool, paintball and laser tag courses and a high-ropes adventure course are all on site. Golfers can choose between two GolfAdvisor-praised courses -- both the Mountain Course and Betsie Course earn 4-star ratings. 

The resort features more than 240 hotel rooms, suites, condos, townhomes and resort residences, all against the backdrop of beautiful Northern Michigan. Nearly all units feature complimentary Wi-Fi. Select units are pet-friendly, and kids under 6 eat breakfast for free with a paying adult. 

Multiple dining options are available throughout the resort. The full-service spa offers Swedish massage, aromatherapy baths, body wraps and nail services along with amenities like heated floors, steam rooms, infrared saunas and an outdoor garden with a hot tub.Traverse City is under an hour away, and the idyllic Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park is even closer, but with so much on hand, you may not need to leave at all. 

From the press:
  • "Few regional resorts can match the offerings at one-stop play-and-stay Crystal Mountain" -- Midwest Living Magazine



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Fitness classes
  • Golf course (on-site)
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Indoor pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Tennis courts
  • Pet-friendly
  • Spa
  • Extra beds (fees apply)
  • 100% smoke-free
  • Sauna
  • Steam Room


  • 24-hour security
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Bike rental
  • Business center
  • ATM
  • Baby-sitting service (fees apply)

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Kitchenette in some rooms


  • Complimentary Internet access
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Complimentary parking

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard check-in time: 5pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 11am.

Children and additional guests: Children 17 and under stay free with a paid adult,Cribs available on request: $5 (subject to tax) per night. Extra bed (Aerobed) available on request: $15 (subject to tax) per night. Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request in select units and will be charged $50 per stay. Please request a pet-friendly accommodation when reserving your lodging. Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.

Fees: A resort fee of 11% (subject to tax) per night is additional and will be added to the total price at check-out. This fee includes shuttle service, wireless internet, business center, a variety of family activities, fitness classes and other services provided by the resort.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

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Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.

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39 Member Reviews
(95% Positive)
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Enjoyed Most: Spa
Veronica Oct 17, 2016 Hemlock, MI, United States
Enjoyed Most: Spa
Other Comments: Big jacuzzi in the room
Kumi Oct 11, 2016 Rochester Hills, MI, United States
Enjoyed Most: There were many paths to hike on. It was clean with a friendly atmosphere.
Other Comments: The parking lot was almost empty yet we were given a room that overlooked the construction site. It seems like we could have had a room with a much better view. We left a day early because of the rain that was moving inIt was nice that we were able to get a refund for our 2nd night.
Deborah Oct 10, 2016 Plainfield, IN, United States
Enjoyed Most: The location is beautiful. The cottage interior design and courtyards were very nice. The front desk staff was helpful. Just wish that whole process was better thought trough and was smoother.
Other Comments: The room that we initially received was facing an active construction site. Facing the construction site would not only defeat the purpose of driving 3 hours out of the city limits to unite with the nature, but it would also leave no hope of catching up on the sleep we needed. We asked to be transferred to a different room and were given a nice room in a different building. The only problem - the room was not ready. Beds were not made, bathroom not cleaned, dishes not washed, carpet not vacuumed. No house maintenance staff on the premises on Sunday evening to do it either. We were transferred for the thrid time into a very nice cottage. It made up for the earlier troubles, but we would be equally content with either of the previous accommodations if they were ready for the new guests. After all of the transfers we decided to visit the restaurant on-site for a dinner. The food was overpriced and not very tasty. The service was unattentive.
Michael Sep 28, 2016 KALAMAZOO, MI, United States
Enjoyed Most: SPA
Other Comments: Take advantage of specials on Spa and room between ski and golf season.
susan renee Apr 13, 2015 Farmington, MI, United States
Enjoyed Most: Being with family
Other Comments: Love tracelzoo
Patricia Mar 27, 2015 Macomb, MI, United States
Enjoyed Most: The village around Crystal Mountain is adorable. Everything is within walking distance. The food has nice variety with the various restaurants on campus. The Spa was also top notch!!! Will make this an annual trip!
Ryan Mar 27, 2015 Royal Oak, MI, United States
Enjoyed Most: Great location! Beautiful resort. Enjoyed the spa.
Jessica Mar 27, 2015 Hudsonville, MI, United States
Enjoyed Most: The Hamlet was a great place to stay! Convenient access to pool, restaurants, and hillside.
Kristi Mar 11, 2015 Kalamazoo, MI, United States
Enjoyed Most: The staff was incredibly friendly, and it was a much better value than, say, Boyne. The skiing was great, too, although you can't always plan for good snow in Michigan!
Katie Feb 26, 2015 Bloomfield Hills, MI, United States

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