Visiting Boyne Mountain Resort in Michigan

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.

Winter Wonderland:

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 Lovin’:

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

Great views are available from the top of the mountain. This is looking down at the Mountain Grand Lodge and Spa from the chair lift.

Boyne Mountain Resort

The Lodge appears to be a place you would find in Vail or the Swiss Alps. Here is a shot of the library, a great place to escape if you need to get some work done.

Boyne Mountain Resort

The pool at the Grand Mountain Lodge is heated year-round and extends inside the lodge.


Flowers are abundant in Northern Michigan in the summer.


Just hanging out on the chair lifts in summer.


Toss your bike on the lift and enjoy a ride up the mountain. Numerous trails will bring you down.


Miles and miles of single track.


And more single track … all suited for running and riding.


There are plenty of locations to pick up a post-ride beverage. Today, we just happened to end up in the lodge’s parking lot. Shuttle service is also available for most areas on the grounds.


Beginner Mountain Biker? No worries, a paved trail goes down from the top of the mountain.


Mission Accomplished!


Enjoy dinning at the Beach House restaurant, just steps away from the sand.  Located on the west side of Boyne Mountain


The Beach House Restaurant offers great sunset dining.

took this shot of the 11th of the Monument Course at Boyne Mountain just as the sun came over the mountains. Not bad for a morning they forecast thunderstorms.

If golf is your game, there are 18 holes waiting to be played.


Try a 2.5-3 hour Zipline Adventure Tour that features a series of 10 lines (9 in the winter) that travel up to 4300 feet. Feel what it’s like to fly at speeds of 20-25 mph on lines up to 50 feet in the air and 780 feet in length.


Whether you’re cooling off in the summer or warming up from a day on the winter slopes, you’ll enjoy playing in 84-degree water.


Traditional and Detox yoga is offered in the Spa located in the main lodge.


Looking down at the Main Lodge During winter. Photo courtesy of Boyne Mtn.


30 minutes away Boyne Highlands offers a snow park. Photo courtesy of Boyne Mtn.


Snowboarders and Skiers are both welcome at Boyne Mountain Resort. Their sister resort Boyne Highlands also offers a snowpark for snowboards


Boyne Mtn. is quite the winter hot spot.


If it is cold enough to make snow, Boyne has the equipment to ensure the slopes ready for you!

Boyne Mountain Resort

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