Winter Activities 2018-01-12T02:49:02+00:00

Enjoy Our Winter Wonderland

Winter turns into a magical season at Garland as Michigan’s best golf resort is transformed into a wonderland of beauty, grace and charm. With more than 20 KM of well groomed deep woods trails, Garland proves once again that it is more than just a great golf resort.

Beginning just after Christmas and lasting weekends & holidays through early March, we also offer access to the state snowmobile trail network, ice skating, sledding and of course fantastic cross-country skiing. In addition our culinary team puts on special events throughout the winter. If the weather won’t let you experience Michigan’s finest golf courses, at least we have some great winter alternatives!

Sleigh Rides At Garland

Enjoy an enchanting sleigh ride, pulled by these gentle giants.  Bundle up with blankets and hot cocoa for your sleigh ride through our 3000 acres where you may get a chance to see wild game such as deer, elk, turkey.   Enjoy the winter peacefulness and tranquility you can only experience at Garland.

Saturdays select weekends this winter for $10 per person. Hot Cocoa available prior to departure. Reservations required so call 989-786-2211 for details and to book your seat.  

Specialty Dinners All Winter At Garland

New Year’s Eve Buffet: Ring-in the New Year right with an amazing all-you-can-eat Crab & Prime Rib Buffet, live entertainment in the lounge, and a champagne toast at midnight! Reservations are required for both the 5pm and 7:30pm seatings so call 989-786-2211 to save your spot today.

January 27th Is Polish Night: Authentic Polish dishes prepared from scratch onsite. This is an event that only happens twice a year so don’t miss out. Cost is $17.95 for this all-you-can-eat buffet. Reservations are recommended but not required so call 989-786-2211 to save your spot.

February 3rd Is Greek Night: Authentic Greek dishes prepared from scratch onsite. This unique event is sure to be crowd favorite. Cost is $17.95 for this all-you-can-eat buffet. Reservations are highly recommended, but not required so call 989-786-2211 to save your spot.

Nordic Nibble & Nosh!

Garland’s Most Popular Winter Event Is Back In 2018 With Twice As Many Dates As Last Winter!

Glide the beautiful groomed trails, enjoy signature cocktails and culinary delights, all while enjoying the scenic beauty of the pristine north woods.  This winter each weekend will feature a special theme to add to the fun. Pick your favorite or try them all!

Adults $75 Includes activities, drinks, and 5 food stations. Members $49 & Hotel Guests $10 off adult rate; kids pricing available.

January 13th will feature a special photo scavenger hunt 

Snap selfies throughout your journey while you collect photos of as many of the items as you can find!

February 3rd will feature a special poker run event 

Collect cards at every station along the way to put together the winning poker hand!

February 10th will feature a special “Mardi Gras” Theme 

Party all day as you glide from station to station enjoying sinful treats and beverages while collecting all the beads and party favors you can!

February 17th will feature a special “Cheeseburger in Paradise” Theme 

Calling all Parrot Heads & Parakeets to this original event; enjoy Buffet tunes all while eating and drinking tropical delights! Dress in your best island wear (along with a few winter accessories of course)!

February 24th will feature a special “Brew Pub Crawl” Theme 

For all you beer aficionados out there come join this event with select Michigan craft brews and beer themed snacks at every station!

 Cross-Country Skiing

Enjoy Northern Michigan’s pristine winter beauty as you take advantage of over 20 kilometers of perfectly groomed trails. Garland is the perfect setting to enjoy being outside in the wilderness during those long winter months.

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Trail Pass Fee: $10 per person per day

Ski Rentals Available: $15 per person per day

Fish Camp

Nestled deep in the woods amongst the snow covered trees Fish Camp awaits you. Enjoy the catch and release of a beautiful Rainbow Trout from our stocked pond or play a little mini golf on the ice. Enjoy lunch of a hot bowl of Chili and fresh cooked trout while you warm up by a fire.

Cocktails will be available to purchase on site


Some people can’t imagine living through a Mid­west winter. Frankly, we can’t imagine that line of thinking! Here at Garland Resort, we embrace winter! If you’re “one of us,” we have the place for you to enjoy your favorite winter activity – snowmobiling!

For a lot of our winter guests, it’s “check in” then immediately “check out” the snowmobile trails. That’s why they’re here and that’s why we’re here!

The Michigan state system of top-notch trails offer pristine northern beauty wrapped in a blanket of snow. Garland connects to hundreds of miles of groomed state and county wilder­ness trails, ranked among the finest in Michigan.




*Note onsite snowmobile rentals are not available but snowmobiles can be rented offsite