Announcing the retirement of Harvey Desnick as the GM

Saying thank you

At the Lodge. we are no good at good-byes; so we will rather say “see you around” to Harvey Desnick. Harvey is retiring December 31st from the Keweenaw Mountain Lodge to spend more time with his “Susie”, Sue Desnick, who worked with him as the Lodge’s Events Coordinator.

Harvey Desnick

Harvey has been the General Manager at the Lodge for the past two seasons. He helped steady the cash flow of the operations during his tenure. And this past season, he helped the Keweenaw County transfer ownership to a new owner, Keweenaw Resort, LLC. His efforts assisted in the efforts to keep the Lodge operating for the general public going forward. With the partnership and hard work of Sue, they made the Lodge a fun, exciting place to host events and enjoy a stay or a meal.

We will miss Harvey’s friendly, often booming, voice in the office and his openness to new ideas for making the Lodge a wonderful place to visit. So, we will see you around, Harv and Sue; thank you for all your hard work, and we hope you enjoy many peaceful days of photography, horticulture, golf, and relaxing at Little Betsy, at the Lodge, and in the Keweenaw!

KML Staff – A Fun Jump – September 2018 [ Photo credit: Steve Brimm ]

For Immediate Release.

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About: The Keweenaw Mountain Lodge is a historic wilderness resort at the top of the Keweenaw, focused on outdoor activities, rustic worldly food, and education. The resort has been a fixture in the Keweenaw since breaking ground on the project in 1934 as part of a WPA program. The four-season resort consists of log cabins, a lodge, dining services, access to mountain biking, running, and hiking trails, and a 9-hole golf course. The Lodge is the headquarters for the Keweenaw Dark Sky Park. These amenities provide guests with the opportunity to enjoy a fun, joyous, and adventuresome experience among the pristine natural beauty of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula — helping guests get closer to nature.

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