U.P. Engineers and Architects designed the motel addition. Construction began with Arend Builders Inc., and was constructed adjacent to what had been the swimming pool that was built back in the 60’s by Superior Development. During construction of that pool, the soil was not compacted properly. As a result, during frost heaving one winter, the bottom of the pool cracked and wouldn’t hold water. Efforts to repair it failed, and it was filled in with mine rock, leveled, and paved to become a parking area.
The motels completion brought the lodges occupancy to a total of 41 rental units that could accommodate more than 100 guests.