Midwest Living Review
From the moment you walk into the lobby of the Mountain Grand Lodge in Boyne Falls, warmth envelops you. Decor of custom wrought-iron gates and accents, hand-painted murals and an abundance of natural wood was inspired by the inns of Switzerland and Austria. The European style carries throughout with fresh colors, handmade tiles and custom furniture gracing the 220 luxurious guest rooms and two-level, multibedroom suites. Families will be quick to check out Avalanche Bay, the Alpine-inspired indoor water park. At 88,000-square-foot, it's packed with slides, rides, kids pools, climbing walls, a lazy river and a surf simulator. Even the resort's Solace Spa offers a package for the family. Once a month, family night provides a chance to share healthy lifestyle habits with children. The package includes a 30-minute family-style yoga class and access to the relaxation lounge, whirlpool, steam room, cedar sauna and the indoor/outdoor pool. Adults looking for a more mature experience will enjoy the 80-minute Winter Solstice Body Treatment. An exfoliating body scrub of brown sugar, vanilla and cinnamon smoothes the skin then the body is coated with a hydrating mineral mask and wrapped cocoon-fashion. Scent-sational vanilla lotion finishes the treatment. A more unique offering is the Tibetan Singing Bowl spa treatment in which 16 antique Tibetan Singing Bowls (ranging between 100 and 500 years old) create bell-like harmonies meant to soothe the mind and body.