Ugh. Every year the middle of January is when I start to get Cabin Fever. And for those of you that don’t believe in Cabin Fever, you’ve never spent a winter in Michigan. When you have to spend every. single. day. inside, you start to go a bit stir crazy. This year, we’ve been SO lucky to not have horrible, wintery, weather that’s keeping us in our rooms. (It was literally 60 degrees here last week!) However, I know Michigan weather, and I now that chances are, we’re in for a blizzard that will keep us inside before “winter” is officially over.
All this Cabin Fever leads us Michiganders LONGING for Spring Break, beaches and islands in the sun. But when Spring Break is still months away, we have to occupy ourselves somehow. And today, I’m going to share our little secret with you…
Sneaking Up North for a weekend away does WONDERS to cure your Cabin Fever! And the best part? It’s way less crowded than it is every summer AND there are some really awesome vacation packages that you can get for a steal. So what are you waiting for? Book a trip to Northern Michigan to cure you, and your loved ones, winter blues.
For the Family
Chances are, your little ones just want to let off some steam. There is no better place for this than Michigan’s Great Wolf Lodge in Traverse City. Your littles will LOVE the indoor water park, and you’ll love the location of the hotel. It’s close to the mall, and a lot of restaurants, and just a quick drive to down town. If you book soon, and stay at least two nights, you’ll save 30% on your entire stay! Not only does the one price include your room, but also a whole bunch of other kids activities too. Check out the deal here. (Family Suites starting at $104.99 a night. But, if you’re Vet, click here.)
For the Love Birds
It’s never too early to start planning your Valentine’s Day! This year, Valentine’s Day happens to be on a Tuesday, so book a weekend away before or after the “big day”. For a secluded couples getaway, book the Bed and Breakfast package at Crystal Mountain, in Thompsonville, Michigan. The price includes your room, breakfast every day, and access to hiking trails, campfires, and the indoor pool and fitness center. When you book a room at Crystal, you automatically become eligible for the “Houseguest Specials” including at the Spa. Guys, you will earn MAJOR brownie points booking your lady ANY of these spa treatments while you’re there! Check out the deal here. (Prices vary, check your ideal dates for exact pricing.)
For the Snow Bunnies
For all you that can’t get enough of the snow, look no further than Boyne Highlands. If you book by TOMORROW (January 23rd) you will get an INSANE discount to enjoy their hills. The package include 3 nights lodging, 3 days of open to close lift passes, and breakfast buffet every day. Like seriously. You CAN NOT beat this deal. Check it out here. (Prices starting at $259 per person. Children 8 and under eat, sleep and ski free. Juniors ages 9-15 receive heavy discounts. Also, this deal is only for MIDWEEK stays, Sunday-Thursday nights.)
For the Friends Getaway
Looking for something to do with that other couple you go on dates with? The TC Brew Bus is just the ticket. They offer 3 different tours that will be sure to leave you feeling warm and fuzzy inside. (And not just from the large amounts of alcohol you’re about to consume.) You can spend a Sunday snowshoeing and drinking your way around the Old Mission Peninsula, or a Saturday eating yourself into a coma. Check out the tours in detail here. (Prices starting at $20 a ticket.)
For the Cowboys
Okay… this one is a LITTLE strange. I’ve personally never been here, but I know people LOVE it. So I’m going to add it to the list! Double JJ Resort in Rothbury has a little bit of something for everyone. Plan your trip for the end of February and you’ll be able to use a newly renovated indoor water park. Go now, and you can take carriage rides ride horses and go snow tubing. They are offering 3 different packages right now. Check them out here. (Prices vary based on package.)
For the Old Souls
Don’t laugh. But if you’re never been to Michigan you wouldn’t know this. People here LOVE their casinos, and actually take tour busses to casinos around Michigan. These buses usually contain participants of the 50+ variety. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t go too! By booking a tour, you get travel to and from your favorite casinos. Just think… if they’re driving, you don’t have to have a drink limit. Check out day trips here. (Prices vary based on tour choice.)
For a “True Escape”
This one just might be my favorite on this list. While it’s not a “package” like the others, it gives you a whole lot of freedom. You can choose your lodging, and then plan everything else when you get there. To book a TC True Escape, choose your hotel here. Then, you will have access to INSANE deals that are only available to TC True Escape participants. You can get a sneak peak on deals here. Think about it, restaurants, shopping, entertainment, spa services and winter recreation all discounted just for you! (Prices vary based on hotel choice.)
Or you know, you can just hop on a plane to somewhere fabulous and warm. And if that’s the case… I’m begging you to take me with you!
I hope you all have a happy Monday! I’m so excited for The Bachelor tonight. I can’t wait to see what Corrine gets up to this evening. HAHAHA
I’ll be back tomorrow with a BRAND NEW travel series and I’m super duper excited about it! You ready for your hint? Think hiking and moonshine.