Uncorked 2017

Do you like wine? Do you want a mini-vacation? Do you hate the traffic and the crowds of summer in a hot tourist destination? If you answered yes to all those questions, keep reading because we have a deal you’re going to love!

The Traverse City Econolodge is partnering up with the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail for the month long Uncorked event. Stay with us midweek (Sun-Thurs) in any of our newly remodeled standard rooms (two double beds, two queen beds, or one single king bed) anytime throughout the month of May and enjoy two tickets for complimentary wine tasting at more than 20 wineries, and a special Uncorked gift bag (a $100 value!), for only $87. 95 (plus tax) per night. It’s a great deal and a great way to discover new wine without having a buy an entire bottle. We offer a continental breakfast to get you started, free wifi to plan your tour, and an indoor pool and hot tub to relax and refresh after a long laborious day of wine tasting.

This offer is only available by calling us directly and advanced reservations are required, so don’t delay plan your get away today! 231-943-3040

**48 hour cancellation policy is in effect, canceling any later and you may be responsible for the cost of the tickets.

Live Like The Locals – Traverse City Restaurant Week

            Although Traverse City is primarily known for it’s beautiful landscapes and cherries, Traverse City also offers some of the best food in Northern Michigan and according to, Bon Appetit magazine, Zagat, and Conde’ Nast Traveler, some of the best food in the country. Local chefs Aaron Smock‘s appearance on ,and Kimberly Ryan‘s recent win on the hit show Hell’s Kitchen also speak to our culinary skill and appreciation. Because we love food and want to share it with locals and tourists alike, Traverse City and Great Lakes Wine & Spirits will be hosting it’s annual Restaurant Week February 26th – March 4th! For only $30 (not including taxes, beverages, or tips) you can enjoy a three course meal at any of the 42 participating restaurants. Participating restaurants include local favorites such as, Bistro Fou Fou, Georgina’s, North Peak, Pepe Nero, and Tap Root Cider House.*

             Live like the locals do, eat amazing food, drink nationally recognized wine, and be merry, without the crowds and chaos of the summer. Rather than skipping the wine and driving all the way home, why not call a cab and stay with us? We at the Econolodge also love food and are offering rooms Sunday-Thursday, for a rate of $59.95 (plus tax) and a rate of $69.95(plus tax) on Friday and Saturday. We would love to host and compare notes! 



*Because Restaurant Week is so popular reservations are strongly encouraged. 

*Because we are currently in the process of renovations, room type may not be guaranteed so if you have a preference or mobility issues please let us know when you make your reservation.

Sips and Soups 2017



The Traverse City Econo Lodge is partnering with the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail for yet another great wine tour! Sips and Soups is self guided tour on Saturday, January 21st from 12:00pm – 5:00pm through 17 local wineries for amazing soup and wine pairings. After a long holiday season, why not take break and treat yourself? We are currently offering a Sips and Soups package that includes two tickets for the tour, a two night stay, and a special gift at check in, for $182.90(plus tax). Additional nights and tickets are also available, including designated driver tickets for $10, so your driver can enjoy the soup as well!

Unfortunately at this time we do not offer transportation for this event but we are more than happy to provide information on the best local transportation, and of course offer designated driver tickets. 

This package is only available by calling us directly at 231-943-3040 and packages are limited, so don’t wait to plan your post holiday getaway! *


*Because we are currently in the process of renovations, room type may not be guaranteed so if you have a preference or mobility issues please let us know when you make your reservation.

*One week cancellation policy is in effect, canceling any later and you may be responsible for the cost of one night of the stay and the tickets if we are unable to sell them.

Fixtures, Furniture, and Flooring, Oh My!

              The Traverse city Econolodge is pleased to announce a series of upcoming renovations this winter! The renovations include new light fixtures, new furniture, new bathroom counter tops, new paint, new art, and new flooring! Although we update bits and pieces every year, such as mattresses, charging stations, and curtains, this will be the first big make-over the Traverse City Econolodge has had in several years. We are very excited!

              Because we will remain open during these renovations, room types may not be guaranteed, so if you have special needs or mobility issues please let us know when you make the reservation so we can do our very best to accommodate you and make sure your stay is the best it can be.


It’s snowmobile season!


Winter was late in arriving, but now it has come on with a vengeance! The Grand Traverse Area Snowmobile Club is reporting good trail conditions and daily grooming.  The Traverse City Econo Lodge has ample parking for your trailers and we love snowmobilers!  We are approximately a mile from the staging area at the Northwest Michigan Fairgrounds on Blair Townhall Road.  If you don’t want to trailer your sleds, just exit the Traverse City Econo Lodge via Beitner Road, ride along the side of the road to Hoosier Valley Road, which leads you right into the trail system.   Start your day with some yummy waffles and other offerings from our continental breakfast.  We have in room coffee makers as well as having coffee, tea and hot chocolate available in the lobby to warm up after  your ride.  And don’t forget about relaxing in our heated pool and hot tub to ease  those tired muscles and bones.  Call the Traverse City Econo Lodge at 231-943-3040 to book  your snowmobiling getaway!

Busy weekend coming up

Don’t let the dusting of snow on the ground fool you.  Summer is around the corner and if you are familiar with Traverse City, you know how busy it can be.  And although summer isn’t here yet, we have a busy weekend coming  up.

Package sales have closed, but tickets and rooms are still available for the Traverse City Chocolate Festival to be held this Sunday, February 26.  Call the Traverse City Econo Lodge at (231) 943-3040 for great room rates.

The Traverse City Curling Club is hosting its first Bombspiel at Centre Ice Arena, beginning Friday at 8:30 am, with matches going on throughout the weekend.  From the Traverse City Econo Lodge you turn on to Beitner/Keystone Road (the name changes midway), to Hammond to Chartwell Drive and you are in the middle of all the action.

The TC Womens Expo is also this weekend.  100 vendors will showcase health, fitness, jewelry, fashion and more at the Grand Traverse Civic Center.

The Celebration for Young Children takes place at various locations in downtown Traverse City.

Help A Horse Day takes place North Horse Rescue in Kingsley on Saturday.

And our neighbor to the east, Kalkaska is hosting their Annual Trout Festival this weekend.

You still have time to reserve your package at the Traverse City Econo Lodge for the Leelanau Peninsula Vintners Association Spring Sip and Savor Wine Tour to be held the first weekend of May.  Call today!


NHL Prospects, Detroit Red Wings and More

There is a definite chill in the air, and that can only mean one thing–hockey.  The NHL Prospects Tournament began Sept. 12 at Centre Ice Arena and continues through Sept. 16.  This is a great opportunity to see up and coming hockey prospects who are looking to catch the eye of NHL Scouts. Come see tomorrow’s stars today.

The Detroit Red Wings Training Camp opens at Centre Ice on Sept. 19 but the Wings will be in town on the 18th for the Detroit Red Wings Golf Classic.

The Traverse City Hounds also begin practice next week at Centre Ice.  Ten players return from last year’s championship team.

And if this isn’t enough hockey action for you, don’t forget about the many games and tournaments put on by the Grand Traverse Hockey Association as well as several local high school hockey teams.


The announcement you all have been waiting for–the headline performance for the 2014 Traverse City Wine and Art Festival is Mayer Hawthorne.  The Traverse City Econo Lodge is offering lodging packages for the third year for this great summer event that takes place on June 21, 2014 at Grand Traverse Commons.  The Traverse City Econo Lodge package offers  you the most affordable Traverse City lodging package so that you can spend your money on food, art and oh yeah, WINE.  At the Traverse City Wine and Art Festival you will have an opportunity to sample great wines from all of the wineries in the Grand Traverse Area.  That’s right, all the wineries from Old Mission Peninsula, Leelanau Peninsula and the surrounding area.  We are located just seven miles from this awesome festival!  Did we mention that along with the wine, there is also food and art?  And entertainment?  Along with Mayer Hawthorne, Phil Denny, The Crane Wives, The Mainstays (formerly Funktion), The Accidentals, Jordan Taylor and Samantha Crawford all take the stage to offer you great music while you sip wine, look at art and sample great food.

So…wine, art, musical entertainment, food, the splendor of Grand Traverse Commons all part of the lodging package presented to you by the Traverse City Econo Lodge.  For just $317.90 plus tax you receive two tickets to the Traverse City Wine and Art Festival, a two night stay at Traverse City’s affordable lodging option, and a special gift at check in.  When you are not at the festival, you can relax in our pool and hot tub, surf the web on our free wifi,  or be a couch potatoe while you watch one of our new flat screen TV’s.  Before you head out to the festival, start  your day out with our free continental breakfast.  You’ll find waffles, bagels, danishes, Cheerioes, Raisin Bran, Quaker Instant Oatmeal, toast, coffee, juice, milk and hot chocolate to fill your belly.  This special offer is only available to those you call (231) 943-3040 to make their reservations.  Due to other groups we have in that weekend, the number of packages available is limited, so make that call today.





Mesick Mushroom Festival

It’s that time of year!  The rain has been falling, so the ‘shrooms should be popping.  Head to Mesick for the Mesick Mushroom Festival May 9-11, 2014.  Hunt the tasty, elusive morel  mushroom.  They have a full schedule of family events and activities, including a carnival, flea market, mud bogg, car show, rodeo and more.  The Traverse City Econo Lodge, is Traverse City’s closest lodging option to Mesick. Rooms are still available but will be going fast!

Snowmobilers–come on up!







The Traverse City Econo Lodge loves snowmobilers and the Traverse City area has plenty of snow this winter.  The Grand Traverse Area Snowmobile Council grooms 200 miles of trails that are waiting to be explored.  The Traverse City Econo Lodge offers snowmobilers with an affordable lodging option and we have ample parking for your trucks and trailers.  Either ride from our parking lot, down Beitner Road to Hoosier Valley Road or trailer your sleds to the staging area at the nearby Northwest Michigan Fairgrounds.  Then after a hard time of riding, come on back and relax in our newly painted indoor pool and hot tub. What a little more privacy for your relaxing time?  Then just reserved one of our spa tub rooms.  Use our free wifi to check out trail and weather conditions.  And in the morning, wake up to our complimentary continental breakfast which includes: waffles, danishes, bagels,  toast, cold cereal, instant oatmeal, coffee, tea, juice, hot chocolate and milk.  All of our rooms are now equipped with refrigerators and microwaves, and we just completed the installation of new 32 inch flat screen TV’s in all of our rooms.  Call (231) 943-3040 for reservations.

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