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12500 Crystal Mountain Dr, Thompsonville, MI 49683-9742
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  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Celebrating over 60 years, Crystal Mountain is a family-owned, four season resort destination located 28 miles southwest of Traverse City and a short drive from Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. The resort features 260+ lodging units, fine dining, a pizza & sub shop, 58 downhill trails and 25km of cross-country skiing, two championship 18-hole golf courses, award-winning Crystal Spa, Michigan’s only alpine slide, the Park at Water’s Edge–an outdoor pool and water playground, Michigan Legacy Art Park, weddings, conference center for meetings & banquets, specialty market, coffee and wine bar and a rooftop terrace overlooking the surrounding village. Located near Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Crystal Mountain guests can discover an abundance of northern Michigan activities including Lake Michigan beaches, kayaking and canoe trips, charter boat fishing, wineries, and much more. Nearby commercial airports include Manistee Blacker Airport (26 miles) and Traverse City Cherry Capital Airport (31 miles). Make Crystal Mountain part of your northern Michigan getaway!
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Electric vehicle charging station
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Shallow end in pool
Yoga classes
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Fitness classes
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Rooftop bar
Golf course
Ski rentals
Ski school
Tennis court
Canoeing offsite
Board games / puzzles
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Shuttle bus service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Makeup services
Steam room
Waxing services
Rooftop terrace
Ski In / Ski Out
Convenience store
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
ATM on site
First aid kit
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Air conditioning
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Coffee / tea maker
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Beth Ann T wrote a review Apr 9
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We spent 4 days here as they switched from Winter activities to Summer, and had the place to ourselves. We essentially had a private pool, gym, and acres to walk around in. Staff at the restaurants were excellent, and the food at the Thistle was much better than hotels usually offer. Nice little trips to Manistee and Frankfort too. Everything was very clean, and our room at the Colony seems to have been recently updated.
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Date of stay: April 2021
Samantha W wrote a review Feb 2021
2 contributions2 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
Crystal Mountain was amazing. The employees were so friendly, helpful, and knowledgable. The facilities are high quality, clean, and luxurious. It was the best vacation during a pandemic, as well. They had excellent COVID-19 precautions - plenty of signage, mask requirements, capacity limits, added outdoor seating (tents and tables with heaters everywhere), and a large amount of food options even with COVID-19 restrictions (curbside pickup, takeout, delivery, and food trucks). Everything felt so safe. The ski/snowboard conditions were perfection - excellent snow, all trails available, and all lifts working. They even have plenty of activities for people who do not ski/snowboard such as cross country skiing, snowshoeing, fat tire biking, pool/hot tub, horse-draw surrey rides, and it is extremely kid-friendly. I have been going to Crystal Mountain for 20 years and it is always my favorite vacation and it is a top notch ski resort.
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Date of stay: February 2021
Dick T wrote a review Mar 2021
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We , as a family, have been to other ski areas in Michigan and beyond. For a midwest destination we feel Crystal Mtn. is the absolute best for a family ski trip. We have skiers of all abilities from experts to a beginner. The skiing itself is perfect for us all but the overall feeling of Crystal along with family type cottages to rent are what it's all about.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Room Tip: If u get a room at the inn closer to elevators are better for walking in ski boots. For larger...
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Matthew B wrote a review Mar 2021
Zionsville, Indiana22 contributions2 helpful votes
Wow I was not expecting the countless trails that were at Crystal Mountain. My family and I did go towards the end of the season so it was not as crowded, so I am not sure how it is when it’s very busy. I have more positive feelings than negative feelings of Crystal mountain. All the workers were very friendly, from the food service, lodging and lift workers. I will say the “crystal” part is spot on as it was very icy at times and hard to maneuver but since they make their own snow it was great to ride down! I personally snowboard and had lots of fun going down the great options of blue and black slopes. Loki and Norm’s Way were my favorite trails. I loved the night skiing and the fast chairlifts as well (trails aren’t that long). Had decent food and drink options near the slopes. Great place to learn how to ski or snowboard as you do not have to deal with conditions (altitude) of large mountains. This is nothing like the West of course but I would highly recommend going here for a long weekend with friends or family and enjoy the trails as they are quite enjoyable, especially for being in the Midwest!
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Experience is *1 wrote a review Mar 2021
1 contribution1 helpful vote
For so many reasons the mnagement at Chrystal is highly annoying. They are way too involved in a bad way and ruin the fun. Reminds me of high school prom. The new lift access system is dysfunctional. It was very poorly designed.. I would imagine visiting an inmate in prison would be a more enjoyable experience. Clearly someone convinced Chrystal that it would make them money. They didn’t consider how bad it would be for those paying. So, wrong point of view prevailed. Not sure how many people previously skied without paying, but we won’t be back. They have a whopping 8 Adirondack chairs for the many hundreds of skiers on the slopes. The experience here sucks. They have a couple of tents set up to eat in like a refugee. Don’t waste your money here! bitter sweet and Nubs are way better overall experiences in Michigan. Chrystal has lost their focus on hospitality, so I won’t waste several grand a year on them in the future.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
$128 - $280 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Crystal Mountain
Which popular attractions are close to Crystal Mountain?
Nearby attractions include Crystal Mountain (0.1 miles), Michigan Legacy Art Park (0.6 miles), and The Crystal Coaster Alpine Slide (0.08 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Crystal Mountain?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, a rooftop bar, and free wifi.
Which room amenities are available at Crystal Mountain?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Crystal Mountain?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Crystal Mountain?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Crystal Mountain?
Conveniently located restaurants include Thistle Pub & Grille, Rosie's Country Cafe, and Geno's Sports Bar And Grill.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Crystal Mountain?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Crystal Mountain?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Crystal Mountain?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Crystal Mountain offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Does Crystal Mountain have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.