Upper Peninsula lodge auctioned off for nearly $1.3 million
COPPER HARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A lodge in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula that was built during the Great Depression has been auctioned off for nearly $1.3 million.
WLUC-TV reports John Lamb placed the final bid on Keweenaw Mountain Lodge in Keweenaw County. He says he heard about it while visiting his property in Ontonagon, toured it and “fell in love with it.” Lamb must put down a deposit and pay for the lodge by mid-September.
Lamb says he plans to keep the lodge open year-round and possibly expand its offerings.
The property includes land, rooms, a nine-hole golf course and a string of cabins. It was built in the 1930s to stimulate the economy during the Depression. Keweenaw County said it couldn’t afford to subsidize the property and the auction was held after it didn’t sell.
Information from: WLUC-TV, http://www.wluctv6.com