Crystal Mountain

Anika Maiberger
Deal Expert

Why We Love This Hotel

  • Recently named among the Top 10 Best Family Ski Resorts in North America by Conde Nast Traveler
  • 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 
  • The resort's 58 runs, four terrain parks and a snowsports school offers a great ski and snowboard experience for beginners to experts
  • Plenty to do outside ski season -- 36 holes of championship golf and a full-service spa are on site, and other off-slope activities include fat-tire biking and snowshoeing


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

Wintertime activities abound, of course, but first and foremost is skiing: praises Crystal Mountain as one of the best ski resorts in the Midwest. The resort's 58 downhill slopes serviced by sevenchairlifts offer runs for green-dot beginners to seasoned black-diamond down-hillers. Non-skiiers have options as well -- horse-drawn surrey rides are available on select days, 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 Golf Digest-praised courses -- both the Mountain Ridge Course and Betsie Valley Course earn 4-star ratings. Fodor's Travel also recently named Crystal Mountain one of the 15 Best U.S. Resorts for Fall Getaways.

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 including the Thistle Pub & Grille, as well as an on-site grocery and bistro for sandwiches and pizzas as well as beer and wine. The full-service, 18,500 square foot Crystal 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. 

If you're looking to explore a little more of Northern Michigan, head 28 miles north to find out why Midwest Living named Traverse City the "Greatest Midwest Town." The idyllic Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park, once named the Most Beautiful Place in America by ABC's Good Morning America, is a 40-minute drive away.

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  • 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


Check-in: Standard Time is 5pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 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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Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

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

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

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