A taste for every appetite and a beer for every acre. Introducing Forty Acres Tavern. Sit slopeside this Saturday for the Grand Opening Celebration of this newly renovated tavern.
The story behind the name:
In 1947, after cutting his teeth on Otsego Ski Club's 250 vertical-foot slope, Everett Kircher was convinced that Michigan was ready for more. That summer, accompanied by two friends and a pile of topographical maps, Everett identified his mark: a 1,150-foot rise with more than 500 feet of skiable vertical. But where Everett saw pure potential, the owner of the property - a Michigan senator and Boyne Falls logger named William Pearson - saw folly.
Fortunately, Senator Pearson had a sense of humor - and his response is now the stuff of Boyne legend: "Anyone damn-fool enough to want to build a ski hill, well...I'll give you the property." When the details were ironed out, the Senator delivered, and Everett paid $1 for what would become Boyne Mountain's first 40 acres. Michigan skiing would never be the same.
Forty Acres Tavern celebrates the spirit of that fortuitous transaction - taking the pleasure of the familiar to completely new territory. Equal parts watering hole and refueling station, Forty Acres offers a satisfying selection of spirits and hand-crafted cocktails, a roster of 40 beers...one for each acre and many from Michigan's finest brewers, and a menu of elevated American pub fare that takes traditional favorites to fresh, innovative and irresistibly tasty places. Like the menu, the atmosphere is familiar and welcoming, with subtle comforts that bring you in for a quick midday or après pop with friends - and keep you around until you've had your fill of food, spirits and 40-acres-worth of fun.
- Ribbon cutting ceremony with the Boyne City Chamber at 5pm with champagne toast
- Live entertainment
- Free appetizer samplings from 5-6pm
- Register to win a Ski & Stay package that includes dinner at Forty Acres Tavern, winner drawn at 9pm