Resort Retreat or Beach House Paradise? Book Summer Lodging in Traverse City Now!

Traverse City, Mich. – Feb. 5, 2020 – The 2020 Traverse City Horse Show (TCHS) series, complete with eight weeks of competition, is quickly approaching! As a staple summer show in the Midwest, the Great Lakes Equestrian Festival (GLEF) has continuously grown in popularity and status since its inception and, thanks to that success, two new weeks of riding, the Traverse City Spring Horse Show, will be added to the schedule. A popular summer destination for equestrians and non-equestrians alike, Traverse City boasts sandy beaches, a perfect mild climate and plenty of shopping and dining options. Due to growing demand, lodging and accommodations around Traverse City will go quickly. Whether you are dreaming of a room at a resort or a house on the lake, don’t wait to book your housing for the summer season!

Traverse City is a beautiful summer location with plenty of activities and amenities. Photo by Traverse City Tourism

The team at Traverse City Horse Shows has proudly partnered with Grand Traverse Resort and Spa and Turtle Creek Casino & Hotel, the Official Resort and Fun Partners, as well as Traverse City Tourism to make your visit to north Michigan as enjoyable as possible. Both the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa and Turtle Creek Hotel & Casino are conveniently located just a few miles from Flintfields Horse Park, making for an easy commute to and from the horse show.

Grand Traverse Resort and Spa

At the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa, horse show travels can feel like a weekend spa getaway or all-encompassing family vacation, and you can be sure that Grand Traverse Resort and Spa will meet your highest expectations. The sprawling resort grounds include the Spa Grand Traverse, a health club, a golf course, a private beach club and multiple restaurants and bars, including Aerie Restaurant & Lounge, which features a panoramic view of Traverse City. To make your reservation at the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa, click here.

Turtle Creek Casino & Hotel offers the perfect getaway with a 56,000-square-foot casino floor, contemporary accommodations and endless dining options, ranging from Bourbons 72, its high-end steakhouse, to a casual buffet. Turtle Creek Casino & Hotel encourages guests to explore Traverse City by day and play the night away at northern Michigan’s most popular casino. Book your stay at Turtle Creek Casino & Hotel here.

Turtle Creek Casino & Hotel

TCHS is proud to work with a number of Community Partner Hotels, listed below, for the summer. Each of the hotels is offering a special rate using code “TCS” for the Traverse City Spring Horse Show and code “GLEF” for the Great Lakes Equestrian Festival. Please call each hotel directly to make reservations using these codes.
Grand Beach Resort Hotel
Sugar Beach Resort Hotel
Fairfield Inn & Suites Traverse City
West Bay Beach, a Delamar Resort
Additional housing options include the Adequan/FEI North American Youth Championships (NAYC) Partner Hotels, offering hotel blocks at the following establishments:
Grand Beach Resort Hotel
Sugar Beach Resort Hotel
All Seasons Resort Kalkaska
Fairfield Inn & Suites Traverse City
West Bay Beach, a Delamar Resort
Great Wolf Lodge
The Traverse City Tourism team is also available to help both individuals and large groups. For individual accommodations, please visit For large group accommodations of six guests or more, please call or email Beth Hobbs with Traverse City Tourism at 231-995-3912 or

Traverse City is a paradise for outdoor activities in the summer.
Photo by Traverse City Tourism

For exhibitors planning a lengthier stay, home rentals are an ideal and cost-effective option for visiting the Traverse City area this summer. Starting in 2020, Winterwood Property Management (WPM) will be the official home rental agency for TCHS. If you would like to offer your property for rent, choose your availability or secure your rates, WPM can take care of you. WPM has decades of combined experience in managing rental properties by the weekend, week, month, or long-term. From booking to cleaning, WPM can make it happen.

If you are an exhibitor looking for a home away from home, allow WPM to make the most of your visit to the area by finding you a charming place to stay. Wake up on the water, stroll through the city or head over to the horse show! WPM can find your perfect rental. Please call Stephen or Tiffany at Winterwood Property Management at (231) 342-4686 or email to set up a listing agreement or to learn more about rentals.

The dunes are a popular attraction for families in Traverse City.
Photo by Traverse City Tourism

For those who are looking for a place to settle on-site at the horse show with their RV or camper, Flintfields Horse Park has a limited number of camper spaces available by the week this summer. Sponsors have first priority on reservations before they become available to all exhibitors, after which any remaining spaces will be opened to all exhibitors in early May. For more information on sponsorship and campers, please contact Nicky Meyer at

For more information about housing and lodging, please visit the TCHS accommodation page here.


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