[tps_header]Northern Michigan has a lot to offer including great trails to ride and run, water sports, good beer and beaches. Ironically, you can find all this at Boyne Mountain Resort. You really don’t need to leave the property.
We had the chance to visit Boyne Mountain Resort this summer and explore the adventure that awaits. This northern Michigan ski resort offers a collection of accommodations and is located near Boyne City; a first class Midwest adventure destination. The center piece is an upscale resort called Mountain Grand Lodge and Spa that features every amenity one could ask for.
Skier, snowboarder, hiker, adult, kid or kid at heart, Boyne Mountain has something for you. During the winter Boyne runs ten chairlifts and a carpet lift, which leads to 60 runs including all of the standard difficulty ratings, from green to double black. We didn’t get to ski but had a chance to ride the lifts and ride back down. Lift tickets are not required to ride the carpet lift or “Boyneland” chairlift, but those lifts only access green areas which means little ones or beginners could try their hand for free. Not a bad deal for little ones wanting to give snow sports a try.
Fun Fact: Boyne Mountain has continued use of the first chairlift built, originally constructed in Idaho in 1936 for use at a resort in Sun Valley, Idaho.
Activities in the winter include downhill skiing, snowboarding, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, kids and teen camps, tubing, ice skating, zipline adventures, horse-drawn sleigh rides, fat tire snow biking, spa, Avalanche Bay indoor waterpark.
Summer activities include mountain biking, riding the chairs lifts, spa, Avalanche Bay indoor waterpark, golf, paddleboarding, kayaking, hiking, swimming, zipline adventures, campfires and bunches more.
Food and Beverages:
Food at the resort will not let you down either. With numerous dining options serving anything from pizza and bar food to special Farm-to-Table Dinners you won’t get tired of the same ol’ place. They even offer up happy hour specials and have an outdoor bar with a rotating tap list. Grab a pint and an adirondack chair by the fire.
Clean and up to Date
With 220 hotel rooms and several one-, two- and three bedroom suites – all connected to the main lodge there is a way to accommodate even the biggest families. Three bedroom suites feature a kids room with 4 bunkbeds.
The lodge’s décor combines mountain elegance with intimate comfort – with a massive wood-burning fireplace serving as a gathering point in the main lobby. Custom wrought iron gates and accents complement chandeliers and sconce lighting, illuminating natural wood finishes and hand-painted wall murals.
Photos from Boyne Mountain Resort
There are great views from on top of the mountain. This is looking down at the Mountain Grand Lodge and Spa from the chair lift.