The Village at Grand Traverse Commons, Traverse City

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  • August 14, 2017
    I just took my 2nd historical tour. I just love the history of this former State Hospital. The architecture itself, is amazing. For those people writing negative reviews, saying that it's creepy and d...  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    Cute little store in the heart of the Commons that offers lovely little tours. Jeanne at the front desk who checked us in was phenomenal and made is feel very welcome. The tour was fantastic and I wou...  more »
  • August 11, 2017
    Our first visit to Traverse City to see old friends, and rented a Condo at "The Village", which is the renovated State Mental Hospital. I have to say there are so many thing to see and do at "The Vill...  more »
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  • June 21, 2017
    I always love visiting the old asylum grounds. It's just brilliant what they're doing with the old buildings. They've turned something with a controversial past in to something absolutely beautiful. There are lots of incredible shops, and restaurants. I highly recommend visiting Higher Grounds Coffee, and walking the halls of the main market building to see some art, and learn about the building a little.
  • June 19, 2017
    Love visiting the Village, especially during winter when you get a bit stir crazy with all the snow and old weather. Its fun to come here and visit the shops and grab a bite to eat at one of the restaurants. They have a top notch Furrier in residence here as well. I got a scarf made from Jack Rabbit fur, absolutly love it! So soft and warm.
  • July 10, 2017
    Great place! So much to choose from, no matter what you're looking for. The city and the Minervinis really outdid themselves with the ongoing development here. I'm in and out of the Munson Professional Building (business - I'm not that sick), so I buzz through here regularly. Safe walking/biking trails along with a boardwalk that goes past the community garden and Botanic garden. The beer at the Earthen Ales is very good, and the owners are very friendly. I'd say my favorite food stop is the Spanglish Cafe. Friendly folks who know their Mexican food. Be sure to ask for the homemade hot sauce!
  • June 24, 2017
    This covers a lot of individual businesses ranging from bakeries, winery, coffee *(Higher Grounds Trading being the absolute best anywhere including Seattle)* restaurants, and other shops. You can easily spend a day here just walking and shopping. Pleasant parks are around. Next to Munson Hospital complexes. Parking is tricky.
  • June 14, 2017
    So unique and special. Its amazing that someone saw a vision so long ago of its future, and we are so glad they did. It may have had a strange past but the story has a beautiful end. Go visit, explore, and be amazed!

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Most accommodations in Traverse City lie near the waters of Grand Traverse Bay. The West Arm of the bay is closer to businesses and services in and around downtown. The portion of Traverse City on the East Arm of the bay remains quieter. Both areas offer hotels and bed and breakfasts with convenient access to the beach. Many visitors opt to stay in vacation rentals, including lakeside cottages and houses, which you'll also find here.
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