About Turtle Creek Casino
One of the top destinations for Midwest gaming, Turtle Creek Casino & Hotel provides modern accommodations and state-of-the-art gaming in an area steeped with national accolades. We also offer outstanding dining options—from quick-and-easy comfort food, to a first-class experience at Bourbons 72.
If you’re interested in spa or golf services, our complimentary shuttle will take you to our sister property, Grand Traverse Resort and Spa, for some pampering or play. Whether you are visiting Northern Michigan for a week or a weekend, we’re here to ensure you have a memorable stay.
About the Area
Lauded by publications such as TripAdvisor, Forbes, AFAR, and more, the Grand Traverse region has an unbeatable combination of breathtaking beauty of the bays paired with infinite activities and attractions to provide the ultimate four-season destination.
Summer seekers meet award-winning golf courses, challenging recreational trails for hiking and biking, unlimited fishing and boating, and adventurous dunes beyond compare while vibrant galleries and museums, acclaimed wineries, and sandy beaches beckon those seeking a quieter vacation. The evergreen forests and vibrant hardwoods create a color palette beyond compare for fall touring, and the lake effect snow brings the ultimate Norman Rockwell winters for skiing, snowmobiling, and relaxing by the warm fires.
Why Turtle Creek?
What sets us apart from other Michigan casinos? Not only do we have world-class gaming, but we’re also just 15 minutes from downtown Traverse City. There, you’ll find big-city amenities mixed with small town charm for year-round adventure and relaxation.
But don’t just take our word for it…see what national publications have to say about Traverse City:
North American’s 18 Best Lake Towns (February 2019)
5 Most Romantic Getaways in Michigan (October 2018)
Select City Magazine
10 Most Beautiful Towns in the World (September 2018)
7 Emerging American Wine Regions to Visit Now (August 2018)
7 Small Beer Cities that Deserve National Attention (August 2018)
#1 Foodie Destination in the Midwest Region (September 2017)
About the Tribe
Leelanau Sands Casino & Lodge, Turtle Creek Casino & Hotel, and Grand Traverse Resort and Spa are all owned and operated by the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, a federally recognized Native American tribe in Northern Michigan. The Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians are located in the northwestern section of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula, 23 miles north of Traverse City in Leelanau County.
In 1998 the tribal land base consisted of 450 acres of trust lands as well as recently purchased additional tribal lands. They received their federal recognition in 1980, and were the first tribal group to do so under the conditions of the Tribal Federal Acknowledgement Process adopted by the Department of Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs in 1998. They adopted their tribal constitution, bylaws and corporate charter on February 24, 1998. Their service area includes the reservation and a six county area adjacent to Leelanau County. The Grand Traverse Band was the 7th tribe to join the Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan.