The Renaissance Of Boyne Begins With Groundbreaking Of The Mountain Grand Lodge & Spa

15th Sep 2000

The carefully planned and highly anticipated Mountain Grand Lodge and Spa has moved one step closer to reality with a groundbreaking ceremony and reception held on Saturday, September 23. The event celebrated the beginning of a quarter of a billion dollar renewal at Boyne Mountain Resort, beginning with a new 222-room condominium/hotel and spa.

Surrounded by designer golf courses and the Midwest`s best skiing and boarding terrain, Boyne is re-investing in the resort that started what is now the largest privately held resort company in the US. “Resorts are entering a huge growth phase and Boyne Mountain is the ideal position to once again become the preeminent 4 season resort in the Midwest, ” said Stephen Kircher, General Manager of Regional Operations for Boyne. “In the next 25 years, 70 million people are expected to move and vacation in resort communities. The Mountain Grand Lodge and Spa and the new Boyne Mountain master plan have been developed with this consumer in mind.”

With its European charm anchoring a vibrant village atmosphere, this four-star condo-hotel will reflect a new era for Boyne Mountain. “Boyne Mountain has had such history and energy, we are excited to renew this through a well conceived master plan. The renaissance also includes a world-class spa and fitness center, specialty shops, a café, skating rink and teen activity center. Future enhancements are scheduled to include 2 additional designer golf courses, expanded convention facilities, enhanced Nordic, biking and hiking trails, upgraded chair lifts, new skiing and boarding terrain and several ski-in, ski-out golf/lake view residential developments.

“The Mountain Grand Lodge & Spa has already seen historic pre-construction sales success with over $24.5 million in units sold - we intend to build on this success as we unveil the new penthouse loft units at special pre-construction pricing during the event. Prices range from $99,900 and up.” Says Steve Matthews Director of Real Estate for Boyne Michigan.

The groundbreaking event was highlighted by the official turning of the earth, fireworks and a special panel discussion moderated by Bill Flemming of ABC Television fame with ski legends; Stein Ericksen, a 1952 Olympic Giant Slalom Gold Medallist, the first director of the International Ski School at Boyne Mountain and the second most influential skier of the 20th century recognized by Ski Magazine; Othmar Schneider, 1952 silver and gold medallist and long time director of the International Ski School at Boyne Mountain; Warren Miller, the leading winter sports film maker; Everett Kircher, founder and president of Boyne USA Resorts and also one of “the most influential skiers of the twentieth century,” recognized by Ski Magazine. “To have these legends of the ski industry all present at this occasion is truly special historic and memorable” said Stephen Kircher. The event was also attended by various local and statewide government officials, co-founders and investors in the Mountain Grand Lodge and Spa.


For more information or inquiries about The Mountain Grand Lodge & Spa, please call 1-800-GO BOYNE or visit the Boyne Realty website at



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