We are recreating and restoring this magical untouched natural paradise as a 100-acre ski mountain resort that was built in 1952 to be an anchor for festivals and events with outdoor recreations four season programming. We can host up to 5000 capacity for 2018 and potential over 25,000+ capacity for 2019 with the right investment based on our design with a camping and yurt, cabin, tree house, hobbit house, tiny house glamping back to nature experience. We have 4-5 stages and building hi-speed internet for the site to offer live streaming from all stages and behind the scenes interviews. We are organizing macro festivals focused on Mountain Biking to Disc Golf and supporting local Veterans to Youth Empowerment & Family Events. We want to be flexible by design with the ability to host big as much as intimate gatherings including historic lodge rentals, weddings, community fundraisers and company retreats. The historic Lodge now sleeps 24 and is a step back in time from art and collectibles on the walls. The lodge has full live recording and film services with a future top recording and “writing in nature” studio. We have the tools and resources for business to private retreats and aim to drive good work in our region.
The boom & bust history of the town has led to 1000s of forestry and manufacturing jobs leaving (Mancelona is said to have built re-built Chicago with their pig iron manufacturing). It is right in the heart of beautiful Northern Lower Michigan where millions vacation, live life and enjoy four seasons of outdoor activity. We aim for Mount Mancelona with our Beneficial LLC modeled businesses and our nonprofit 501c3 The Good Work Collective to lead a macroeconomic boost for the region as the hub of the 131 Corridor.