Stone Turtle Day Lodge & Cafe

Open daily during store hours. Lunch served from 11:30am to 4:30pm.

The Stone Turtle Day Lodge & Cafe, onsite at Cross Country Ski Headquarters, is the perfect place to enjoy a homemade, delicious lunch, and relax in a peaceful, Pure Michigan setting.  Once you step foot into this rustic lodge, with views of snow-covered pine trees all around, and the sound of crackling logs as they burn in our huge field stone fireplace, you may never want to leave! Click here to see a video on our Cafe and culture at XC Ski HQ!

Grab a mug of hot cocoa, and relax on the sun deck next to the bonfire. Enjoy free WiFi, clean, warm bathrooms, and the friendliest kitchen crew you could ever imagine.

The Stone Turtle Cafe offers a broad lunch menu of hearty, satisfying dishes that are crafted with care. Try our famous classic or vegetarian chili with a warm, crusty sourdough roll. Or have one of our handmade specialty grilled paninis, made with Stone House Bread from Traverse City.  If it’s comfort food you’re after, enjoy specialties like flatbread pizzas and Bosco cheesy bread sticks. Or, indulge in an assortment of home-baked cookies and homemade muffins!

There is no doubt that cross country skiers love to eat! Check out the Stone Turtle Day Lodge specialty food events throughout the winter, like Get your Fill at the Grill, pig roasts, Paella parties, Ribs & Blues, and more. View our Event Calendar for all the details!

Events like Ribs & Blues are a ton of fun, but the outdoor fire pit is a great choice any winter day!

Skiers are also welcome to bring their own food and drinks for a Day Lodge picnic! Dairy-free, Gluten-free, and vegetarian options are available.