Four Seasons resort to reopen; Pine Mountain to be renovated

New owners to invest in popular recreation sites

The lodge at Pine Mountain Ski and Golf Resort, above, will be renovated in time for the winter ski season under new ownership while Four Seasons Island Resort in Pembine, Wis., will reopen after being closed for several years. (Theresa Proudfit/Daily News Photo)

IRON MOUNTAIN – Pine Mountain Ski and Golf Resort in Breitung Township has been purchased by an Ohio-based group that plans to give the property a multi-million-dollar facelift, representatives of the resort said in a news release Wednesday.

The same group, Lakeshore Management LLC of Lakewood, Ohio, also now owns the Four Seasons Island Resort in Pembine, Wis., which is set to reopen after being closed for several years. The group has “extensive experience in the Midwest repositioning real estate assets,” or adding value to a property, the release states.

No information was released on what was paid for either site.

“We are extremely excited about the opportunity to operate these resorts to produce the best possible recreational experience in the Midwest,” said Michael Cameron, general manager of both resorts. “New ownership remains committed to maintaining a family-friendly resort destination that can remain affordable while delivering a quality experience.”

A bar at Four Seasons Island Resort, on Miscauno Island on the Menominee River, will open this fall with a new and expanded outdoor deck and inside improvements.

Four Seasons all-suite lodging should reopen to overnight guests before January and hopefully as early as November or December of this year in anticipation of the snowmobile season, as the resort has access to area snowmobile and ATV trails, resort management said.

The resort also is expected to provide fine dining, a spa, space for banquets, weddings and conferences, golf and other recreational opportunities. The golf course will undergo major improvements before a planned reopening in the spring, management stated.

Pine Mountain Ski and Golf Resort offers hotel and trailside lodging, fine dining, wedding and meeting space and is home to the five-star TimberStone golf course. In the winter, Pine Mountain features five lifts servicing 27 downhill runs.

Renovations at Pine Mountain have already begun, according to the release, with a completion date before the winter ski season including a total renovation to all resort rooms, common areas, wedding and meeting facilities, parking lots, outside decks and lodge facade.

Also many improvements are planned for the ski mountain and golf course.

Pine Mountain will remain open for business during renovations and the work should have minimal effect on guests and Famers restaurant patrons, according to the release.

“Four Seasons is known for elegant weddings, all-suite lodging, amazing views and incredible food. Pine Mountain is known for great skiing, world-class golf and unmatched customer service,” Cameron said.

“We’d like to sincerely thank the citizens of Iron Mountain and Pembine, including the surrounding communities who have supported these resorts for many years. We are fully committed to working diligently to make much-needed improvements while respecting the long and amazing history of these two incredible resorts,” he said.

Lakeshore Management most recently completed the Bancroft Luxury Apartment redevelopment in Saginaw, which they contend was the catalyst for more than $50 million in new and future investment.

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