Garland Lodge & Golf Resort

Just one of the beautiful sights on our property
Aerial of Main Lodge
There is an eagle's nest located on one of our courses! It certainly draws attention!
Our main lobby is where our front desk agents greet our guests!
Antler's Bar & Grill is a popular location for guests and members to have their meals or drinks.
We're in the process of painting walls and ceilings, and adding in some new heaters to units in our employee housing.
Empty Fairway Unit with new flooring installed
Fairway Bathroom with minor work being done on it in 2023.
Fairway Unit with Bathroom Set Up
Employee Housing comes with a vanity that can easily be decorated to your preference. Overhead unit controls A/C.
Employee Housing that has been set up and is currently occupied. You can bring your own furniture is you prefer.

A hidden gem in the woods of Northern Michigan!

Garland Lodge & Golf Resort is a seasonal resort located in Lewiston, MI and established in 1951. With 3,000 acres of ponds, lakes, sprawling pines and hardwoods, Garland is Northern Michigan's most remote, and perhaps, most satisfying retreat.

Located in rustic northern Michigan, Garland Lodge and Golf Resort is a few miles from downtown Lewiston, MI and about 30 minutes from Gaylord, MI. Lewiston is an "Up North" retreat town, peppered with multiple lakes and bountiful woodlands for your favorite outdoor activities during every season!

About Garland Lodge & Golf Resort

Garland Lodge and Golf Resort was founded in 1953 by Herman Otto, as a small 9 hole golf course for his friends and family. Since then, Garland has expanded to become a seasonal golf resort boasting four courses, nestled in Northern Michigan on 1,500 acres of wooded lands, streams, and lakes with the largest log cabin structure on the Eastern side of the Mississippi. 

Though expansion has taken Garland from a small golf course to an expansive resort open to the public, the heartbeat of the resort hasn't changed. Garland, like the small town of Lewiston, is marked by its close-knit, caring community. Being part of the Garland team is to be among friends. 

We have always been about our staff, and serving our guests with the highest caliber of excellence. We honor loyalty and recognize individuals for their hard work. We show up for each other, and help each other. And we want you to be a part of the Garland family!

The Employee Experience

If you are to ask the current employee's what they love about working at Garland, they will undoubtedly tell you that they love working here because of the people. Our community is one that demonstrates true care and brotherly love to each other. You will find that employees help one another in many ways, at work, and outside of work. 

From a management perspective, we are always trying to find ways to offer incentive programs and in house perks for our employees to enjoy. We care about the well-being of our staff, and you'll see that top down. In the hospitality industry, we extend hospitality to one another. Often times, you will see managers and even our President and his wife working alongside servers, dishwashers, or housekeepers.

We value a "can do," attitude, positive thinking and clean slates, and a commitment to making Garland the best resort in Northern Michigan!

Ideal Candidate

Our goal is that every staff member would exceed the expectations of our guests, every day, by creating one smile at a time! Employees are to be kind, personable, and thrive in an environment where our primary objective is to serve our guests with excellence and create an unparalleled experience for them.

Team members are expected to treat others as they would like to be treated, and to have a "can do, will do," attitude. We are all a part of the Garland community, and we make our community better for everyone when we serve our guests as well as our fellow team members. 

Our resort gets very, very busy in the summertime, and you never know where you may get asked to step up and fill a gap in staffing. You should be focused on executing your tasks well in a fast paced environment, and also flexible and willing to step up and serve if your skills and time are needed.

Due to the location of our resort, having a love for the outdoors and the recreational activities that come along with living in Northern Michigan would suit you well. 

Room and Board

Garland Lodge & Resort is able to provide a limited amount of housing in various settings for summer employees. Once housing has been filled, it is filled. The cost of room and board is $400/month in 2023, with $200 being deducted automatically from each pay check (which comes biweekly). We require a $400 deposit as well that is refundable pending unit inspection upon departure. 

Garland offers single bed/bath units in the Fairway Apartments, located just down the road from the resort. These rooms can host up to 2 people with bunked beds. Each room is furnished each room with a bed, dresser, mini-fridge and microwave. Some units also come with a table and chairs, and an extra dresser (depending on furniture availability). There is a community kitchen and laundry as well as access to trash on site. There is an area for recreational activities and camp fires. Parking is on site. 

Wireless Internet is available at an additional cost of $50 a month which is also deducted automatically from payroll. 

Pets are allowed, however we will be implementing a Pet Fee in 2023, which is still to be determined. 

Garland is hoping to offer housing in "The Big Farmhouse," in 2023 as well. The Big Farmhouse is a large home built over 100 years ago with 6 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, a kitchen, and a large community living area. The farmhouse has the possibility to  house 12 summer employees and it is located just down the road from the main lodge. Parking is available. Currently, renovations are underway to determine is this is a feasible living arrangement. 

Employee Perks

- Bonus programs such as the employee referral program and seasonal bonus offerings
- Employee Golf Rates
- Free Soda Machine
- Discounted employee lunch and discounted rates at resort restaurant during your shift/lunch break
- Discounts on lodging for employee's family and friends

Getting Here and Getting Around

We recommend flying into Detroit (DTW), Flint (FNT), Traverse City (TVC), or Alpena (APN). Routes to the resort will depend on your airport of choice. Lewiston is located a little more than 30 miles off of Interstate I-75. Pick up and drop off from an airport can be discussed and considered.

Due to our remote location, there is no public transportation. Personal vehicles are encouraged, and bikes to travel between the main lodge and employee housing are acceptable forms of transportation as well. If needed, a shuttle service to the lodge for daily work and to the local grocery store on Sundays will be provided. 

For Fun

While staying with us at Garland, we encourage you to take advantage of the numerous outdoor recreational activities available. During your time off, you can play a round of golf, go hiking, running or biking through acres of untouched woodlands, and spend your time fishing, swimming, boating, kayaking, or canoeing one of the many lakes surrounding beautiful Lewiston!

The community of Lewiston is small and intimate. Though it may seem like there's "not a lot to do," from the outside, the locals know how to make their fun, and summertime is one of the BEST seasons in Northern Michigan! We have no doubt that you would find a place here and people to make memories with during your stay.

How to Apply

Please apply online via the link below: 

Questions can be directed to Sarah Nunneley, HR Manager, by emailing or by calling her directly at (989)-786-1410.  

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