On October 4, 2012, seven northern Michigan spas teamed up with Bowers Harbor Vineyards, Chateau Grand Traverse and Peninsula Cellars for a night of wine, food and spa treatments to benefit the Grand Traverse Area Women’s Resource Center. The night included: Complimentary spa treatments - manicures, paraffin, chair massage and make up applications • Food samplings from several Traverse City restaurants • Complimentary wine tasting • A chance to win raffle prizes and a grand prize of a night’s stay and spa treatment at each resort and spa from the Northern Michigan Spa Tour.
Nearly 200 guests attended this event at the City Opera House in Traverse City. Guests’ enjoyed an amazing food tasting, sampled spa services, received free spa gift bags, and experienced live music, a movie screening of Dr. Wayne Dyer’s – The Shift, followed by a live auction which benefited Habitat for Humanity.
Northern Michigan Spa Tour raised and donated over $10,000 to benefit Habitat for Humanity. The funds were shared with six area Habitat Affiliates including Antrim County, Benzie County, Gladwin County, Grand Traverse Region, Northwest Michigan, and Otsego County. The spas donated a portion of their sales from a week of fundraising October 3 through 9, 2011. It was an opportunity for people to relax, feel great, and raise dollars all at the same time.