Winter Activities2018-07-12T13:27:58+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 February, 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.  

Nordic Nibble & Nosh!

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.

 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