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Post by LooseGoose on 2018-04-17, 13:56

Golfing, a bar, rooms.....

Vintage Michigan U.P. resort will go up for auction this summer




COPPER HARBOR, MI - Tucked inside the wild beauty of the Upper Peninsula, there's a genteel resort on the Keweenaw Peninsula that has been drawing crowds for nearly 85 years.

With its rustic-looking main building in a wooded setting, the Keweenaw Mountain Lodge looks a bit like the vintage resort featured in the movie "Dirty Dancing."

But the Great Depression-era spot where people used to come for tranquility, rounds of golf and a great view has shifted with the times. You can still play nine holes while taking in the beauty of Brockway Mountain. But you can also book the resort's conference center for your next retreat, then take advantage of the mountain-biking trails that crisscross the forests and old logging roads not far from your cabin door.

This summer, the lodge will be looking for a new owner. An auction is set for July 26 on the grounds. It will be preceded by two open houses so prospective buyers can get a good look around. One is set for July 2, the other for July 25.

The property includes the main lodge with its curved bar, stone fireplaces, two-story dining rooms and a 6,000 square-foot banquet hall. It also features a disc golf course and tennis courts. Its trails can be used for mountain biking, hiking, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.
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Post by MiamiSpartan on 2018-04-17, 14:22

Love some of the descriptions.

"Vintage Resort" (severely outdated).

"Rustic looking main building" (decrepit and falling apart).

"in a wooded setting" (hasn't seen a landscaper in 20 years, so the trees and brush are nasty and out of control, barely allowing access to the building).

I'm just kidding...kind of. I mean, I've never seen the place, so I could be dead on, or way off. Just sounds like those are classic real estate descriptions for a major fixer upper.
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Post by Robert J Sakimano on 2018-04-17, 15:11

does the golfing come with a pair of khakis?

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Post by Robert J Sakimano on 2018-04-17, 15:12

MiamiSpartan wrote:Love some of the descriptions.

"Vintage Resort" (severely outdated).

"Rustic looking main building" (decrepit and falling apart).

"in a wooded setting" (hasn't seen a landscaper in 20 years, so the trees and brush are nasty and out of control, barely allowing access to the building).

I'm just kidding...kind of. I mean, I've never seen the place, so I could be dead on, or way off. Just sounds like those are classic real estate descriptions for a major fixer upper.
my wife says "charming" = tiny and "historic" = haunted.

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Post by Watch Out Pylon! on 2018-04-17, 15:14

Robert J Sakimano wrote:does the golfing come with a pair of khakis?


The UP =/= Mackinaw Island. Trust me, I've been there.
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Post by MiamiSpartan on 2018-04-17, 15:18

Watch Out Pylon! wrote:
Robert J Sakimano wrote:does the golfing come with a pair of khakis?


The UP =/= Mackinaw Island. Trust me, I've been there.
What's Mackinaw Island?
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Post by NigelUno on 2018-04-17, 15:34

MiamiSpartan wrote:
Watch Out Pylon! wrote:

The UP =/= Mackinaw Island. Trust me, I've been there.
What's Mackinaw Island?

I think it's near Mackinack City.

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Post by NigelUno on 2018-04-17, 15:37

Robert J Sakimano wrote:does the golfing come with a pair of khakis?


Bring more than 1 ball next time you play.


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Post by The Pantry on 2018-04-17, 17:26

My sis and her husband have stayed there a couple times. They don't golf but said it was nice.

Keweenaw Mountain Lodge


@Goose When you mentioned taking your grandson to the UP this summer I almost suggested staying a night or 2 there.
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Post by Robert J Sakimano on 2018-04-18, 07:53

Watch Out Pylon! wrote:
Robert J Sakimano wrote:does the golfing come with a pair of khakis?


The UP =/= Mackinaw Island. Trust me, I've been there.
you seem fairly trustworthy..

but I'm still skeptical of people who play golf until they prove to me otherwise.

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Post by goodbar on 2018-04-18, 10:15

Robert J Sakimano wrote:
MiamiSpartan wrote:Love some of the descriptions.  

"Vintage Resort" (severely outdated).  

"Rustic looking main building" (decrepit and falling apart).  

"in a wooded setting" (hasn't seen a landscaper in 20 years, so the trees and brush are nasty and out of control, barely allowing access to the building).

I'm just kidding...kind of.  I mean, I've never seen the place, so I could be dead on, or way off.  Just sounds like those are classic real estate descriptions for a major fixer upper.
my wife says "charming" = tiny and "historic" = haunted.


yes..."historic".....

portrait that hangs there of the architect:



which is way to similar to the the one in ghostbusters II:



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Post by tGreenWay on 2018-04-18, 10:19

Shocked the place hasn’t been annexed by the Huron Mountain Club.
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Post by Watch Out Pylon! on 2018-04-18, 13:39

goodbar wrote:
Robert J Sakimano wrote:
my wife says "charming" = tiny and "historic" = haunted.


yes..."historic".....

portrait that hangs there of the architect:



which is way to similar to the the one in ghostbusters II:






Or this guy. The king of Beaver Island.
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