Honeymoon Resort

Opened in the 1950s, this 119 room resort sits on 232 wooded acres on a private lake in the mountains. The resort was known for being very family-friendly, offering spacious suites; indoor and outdoor pools; biking, paddle-boating, and more. Pricing was nearly all-inclusive, with all-you-can-eat breakfast and dinner, a sundae bar, late-night snacks, family activities, nightly entertainment, poolside movie nights, playground, fishing, biking, paddle-boating, tennis, miniature golf, archery, snowmobiling and snow tubing. Kids age 5 and older were able to attend Kids Camp at the resort, where activities included face painting and magic shows. The area also included ski resorts, petting zoos, state parks, and other attractions. The company then constructed its “Champagne Tower” units in 1984, making the resort a popular honeymoon destination. Each unit included a heart-shaped sauna, a seven-foot-tall champagne glass tub, and color televisions. The resort expanded in 1991 with 16 “Roman Tower” units. Each room included multi-level suites with a heart-shaped sauna, a seven-foot-tall champagne glass tub overlooking the fireplace and living room, a celestial ceiling over a king-sized round bed, exercise equipment, two remote control color televisions, and VCR’s. The rooms were significantly larger than the “Champagne Towers.” The resort began to decline by the turn of the 21st century, as more modern facilities such as Great Wolf Lodge became popular. The resort closed on April 28, 2008. It was sold for $3.3 million in July 2014 to a Texas company that planned to turn the complex into a timeshare. On May 9, 2016, the property was sold again to 2 men who proposed to convert 92 acres of the former resort into a health center. It would include the reuse of most of the buildings, the lake and some open space. Very few of the original buildings remain on the old resort property.

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