Plan Your Pure Michigan Mother’s Day Celebration

Dinner, flowers, signature spa treatments, golf, specialty gifts, tours, family brunches, wine tastings and train excursions—there’re so many ways to pamper your mother on Mother’s Day.  Whether you're spending the day with mom, friends, family or loved ones—the most important thing is to be sure to spend it with mom.


With Mother’s Day coming up in a few weeks, we asked our social media fans to tell us what they think the best way to celebrate with moms in Michigan. Below are some of our favorite responses:
  • Dinner with mom at Watervale Inn on Lowering Herring Lake, Arcadia
  • Walking  on the beach with mom, Saugatuck shoreline
  • An afternoon of shopping, touring and lunch, Frankenmuth
  • A BBQ for mom and all the kids and a game of baseball
  • Strolling through the exhibitions and collections at Grand Rapids Art Museum
  • Special mom and daughter time at the Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island
  • A breakfast picnic on the beach, South Haven
  • Pure indulgence and a relaxing spa treatment at a Pure Michigan resort 

Mother’s Day is the perfect time to head to Holland, known internationally for its acclaimed Tulip Time Festival (May 6-14), a celebration of Dutch heritage. From the award-winning downtown to the white sandy beaches, you'll fall in love with Holland's small town charm and big city amenities. Dine along the waterfront or at a local cafe. Hike to the top of a sand dune, or climb to the top of a windmill. Explore a quaint Dutch village or a modern college campus. From local breweries, to the pristine shores of Lake Michigan, Holland is the perfect one-stop destination!

Whether you're spending the day with mom, friends, family or loved ones--its most importantly, a day spent together. Need help planning a little Mother’s Day getaway? We can help. Check out the special deals and packages below and book your special Mother’s Day celebration now.
Island House
Spend some quality time with mom making unforgettable Mackinac memories this Mother's Day. As low as $228 per night when you book using promo code MOM.  Package rate includes two nights’ lodging at the historic Island House Hotel, round-trip Mackinac Island ferry tickets, a half-pound of Ryba's famous Mackinac Island fudge and $40 dining voucher to use at either 1852 Grill Room, Ice House Bar & BBQ, Mary's Bistro Draught House, Pancake House or Seabiscuit Cafe & Grog.
Shanty Creek Resorts
Mom golfs free all weekend, on any of the four championship courses at Shanty Creek including Cedar River Golf Course, Schuss Mountain Golf Course, Summit Golf Course and The Legend. Lodging rates starting at $109, or check out a variety of packages, including the Spa Package. Treat mom to the Mother’s Day Brunch at The Lakeview Restaurant, with an assortment of salads, carving stations, breakfast items and of course delicious desserts.
Wineries of Old Mission Peninsula
Celebrate mom along with the beauty, blossoms and bounty of Old Mission Peninsula during the Wineries of Old Mission Peninsula’s Blossom Day event! Relish samples of the newest vintages paired with spring-inspired foods at each of the nine distinct wineries. Tickets, available online, are $25 in advance, $30 day of the event and include a souvenir event wine glass, food and wine pairing at each winery. Please note tickets do not include transportation however a designated driver ticket is available at a reduced cost and does include food and non-alcoholic beverages at each stop.
Aerie Restaurant & Lounge, located at the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa, Acme
Treat mom to a much-deserved Mother's Day brunch in Aerie Restaurant &. Paired with an unrivaled view of the region from the 16th floor, our Mother's Day Brunch is an unforgettable experience. The elite brunch is offering special pricing—adults ($29.95); children 11-14 ($15.95); ages 6-10 ($9.95) and five and under eat free. Advance reservations are highly recommended.
Chateau Chantal Winery & Inn, Traverse City
Celebrate mom with a multi-course wine dinner. Her evening begins with a 6pm Winery Tour with dinner seating at 6:30pm. Set in the winery’s beautiful Hospitality Room with stunning East & West Grand Traverse Bay views, guests will enjoy a friendly atmosphere while learning about the art of food & wine pairing. Enjoy special bottle prices on Mother’s Day evening only.
One Wenonah Park Place, Bay City
Treat mom to Mother's Day Brunch at the DoubleTree by Hilton Bay City Riverfront. Take advantage of two Seating times--11am and 2pm—offering breakfast station, hot buffet, chef-attended carving stations including prime rib, made-to-order waffles and omelets, children's buffet and dessert station. Adults $26.95; seniors (60+) $21.95, children (6-12) $15.95 and five and under eat free.
Dempsey Manor Bed & Breakfast, Manistee
Grab that wonderful gal and bring her to Manistee's finest Mother's Day Champagne Tea. Enjoy a bountiful, beautiful meal at Dempsey Manor Bed & Breakfast Inn. You know nothing else would please her more—so, why not make it a surprise! Menu includes gourmet sandwiches, connoisseur salads, exotic fruit dishes, imported cheeses, sweet & savory bites, buttery scones, parfaits, artesian coffee and tea. Reservations required.

Little River Railroad, Coldwater
Step back, relax and enjoy a ride on the rails with the Little River Railroad in Coldwater. On Mother’s Day, the Little River Railroad welcomes mom to ride free (with another paid ticket) and enjoy a peaceful ride behind a century old steam locomotive. The train departs at 11am and 2pm. Reservations are highly recommended. 

Happy Mother’s Day to all Pure Michigan moms!