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Treetops Resort Nears Renovation Completion

The Treetops Renovation Project is progressing on schedule. The new and improved Inn Rooms at Treetops Inn were completed Friday, May 19th . The exterior paint, hallways, lobbies, and other public spaces are scheduled for renovations later this season.

The Lodge rooms are also underway, with the crews working by wing and by floor, so that they do not interfere with the guest experience.

“We are excited to make these improvements for our leisure guests in this new season, and our meeting and convention clients are looking forward to the improvements allowing for more comfort and an elevated experience in the Lodge and Inn during their stay,” said General Manager, Barry Owens.

The Backstory

Treetops Resort General Manager, Barry Owens, announced in November that Treetops Resort had secured a $4.5 million USDA loan to aid Resort renovations and improvements, with work beginning immediately.

North Avenue Capital (NAC), a specialized commercial lender has partnered with Centennial Bank (Centennial) to fund a $4.5 million loan for Northern Michigan’s Treetops Resort.

Renovations and improvements are on tap for both The Lodge and The Inn located on the main campus of the property. “We look forward to welcoming guests to a fresh new look, both with our lodging buildings and lobby areas. Our public spaces will reflect the northern Michigan outdoors with subtle references to nature, reminding our guests why they enjoy being here. The lobby areas will have a casual, inviting feel that will allow our guests to feel relaxed. Additionally, the entire collection of lodging rooms will be fully renovated with flooring and furnishings, offering the finest elements for every guest to enjoy. Our rooms will be modern and up-to-date while still maintaining a casual relaxed feel. A palate of colors has been chosen which we believe will appeal to golfers in the summer, but remain cozy in the winter, with a classic, professional feel for your business travelers,” said Owens.

Treetops Resort offers guests a true northern Michigan retreat with over 2,100 breathtaking acres, 81 holes of championship golf, including Threetops, North America’s #1 Par 3 course, and 23 ski slopes. Complementing the ample outdoor activities are their unique culinary experiences, full-service convention and event venue, and guest accommodations that will be highly sought after as the modernization project commences. General Manager, Barry Owens, has led a true turn-around story at Treetops Resort since joining the team in 2010, and says, “strong financing partners are scarce in this industry and economic climate. NAC and Centennial have shown their commitment to small businesses northern Michigan and specifically Gaylord. NAC and Centennial are assisting our team to make the Treetops Resort one of the premier destinations in the country.