Nearly 2 million dollars was spent in 2014 to improve several amenities, locations, and buildings on-site. Grand View strives to keep its legacy alive by blending its rustic heritage with comforts of modern conveniences. Luxury, technology and efficiency were the driving force behind the improvements with the final goal of providing better guest experience.
“2014 has been a year of drastic improvements in the offerings here at Grand View Lodge. Our facilities, amenities, and programs are the best they have ever been,” said General Manager Mark Ronnei.
Twelve cabins went under major renovation, while several other units were updated with brand new carpet and furnishings, kitchen updates and interior work. Five of Grand View’s oldest cabins were taken out of service, as they were no longer lived up to the standards set by the resort. The historic main lodge rooms were also redecorated, plus added new new technology and carpet for sound proofing.
The Norway Conference Center received its first comprehensive renovation since it was built in 1984. The facelift included utilizing the interior’s original cedar boards and framework, but twisting in elements of a more modern design. The Norway Center also boasts of new wall coverings, carpet and technology.
Four brand new 22’ pontoon fleets and an assortment of new Adirondack beach chairs were updates at waterfront this year. The Pines Golf Course was excited to receive 104 new Club Car Precedent i2s and is now using the state-of-the-art Visage GPS System. Signage is also being updated resort-wide to help aid in safety and convenience. A five-year plan has been laid out to continue signage updates.
With Grand View’s 100 year approaching, guests can also anticipate the opening of the new History House that is built from the 1921 historic Baker Cottage. The old cabin 143 was recently moved from its 1st known location next to the Chocolate Ox to behind the Norway Center. The History House will showcase a beautiful example of “luxurious” cabin living of the time and includes several original features such as fireplace, wood floors and enamel cook stove. It will also feature several exhibits, artifacts, photos and other historical information paying tribute to the last 100 years of creating memories at Grand View Lodge.