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Postcard Gallery - 1960's
Motels and Resorts

55 Items

Many of these cards were purchased on ebay, some were donated by classmates, and others were shamelessly plagiarized from unsuspecting ebay sellers who were demanding a king's ransom for them.

Cards and other images in this gallery are from the 1960 decade. If you grew up in the Gaylord area during this decade you will fondly remember many of these scenes. A few of the cards couldn't be accurately dated so we put them here because they appeared to be from this era.

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  • Postcards 1960's: Snow Valley Lounge - 1960s
  • Postcards 1960's: Gay El Rancho - 1960's
  • Postcards 1960's: Timberly Motel - 1960s
  • Postcards 1960's: +Four Seasons Motel  - 1960's
    FOUR SEASONS MOTEL, one half mile north of Gaylord on old 27 at the city limits. Center of Northern Michigan's Vacation Area. Attractively furnished carpeted units - filed baths - tubs & showers. Thermostatic controlled heat. Free T.V. - For year 'round comfort. Hudson & Elenora Anderson - Phone 732-5437 - Gaylord, Mich. 49735
  • Postcards 1960's: Four Seasons Motel  - 1960's - Card Back
  • Postcards 1960's: Otsego Ski Club  - 1964
  • Postcards 1960's: Gay-Sego Motel - 1967
  • Postcards 1960's: +Gocha's Motel - 1965
    GOCHA'S DOWNTOWN MOTEL 208 South Otsego Ave., Gaylord, Mich. 49735 Rooms to accommodate 1 to 4 persons. TV - Hi Fi - Call Service - Tubs and showers - Inn Room Coffee. Complimentary Service to and from the Airport. Theater, Bowling Alley and Five Restaurants with a half block.
  • Postcards 1960's: +Golfview Motel - Postmarked October 10, 1962
    GOLFVIEW MOTEL - On Old 27 - one-half mile south of GAYLORD, MICHIGAN - Spacious - double and single units. Ceramic baths choice of tub or shower. TV and hi-fi. Carpeted - cross ventilation - hot water heat. Located on golf course near beautiful Otsego Lake. OPEN YEAR 'ROUND FOR SUMMER AND WINTER SPORTS. - Phone Gaylord 732-5138 - HAROLD and MARIE GRAY GOLFVIEW MOTEL On Old 27 - one-half mile south of GAYLORD, MICHIGAN Spacious - double and single units. Ceramic baths choice of tub or shower, TV and hi-fi. Carpeted - cross ventilation - hot water heat. Located on golf course near beautiful Otsego Lake. OPEN YEAR 'ROUND FOR SUMMER AND WINTER SPORTS. Phone Gaylord 732-5138 HAROLD and MARIE GRAY
  • Postcards 1960's: Hidden Valley - 1960's
  • Postcards 1960's: +Hidden Valley Lodge - Postmarked September 13, 1962
    THE MAIN LODGE - Hidden Valley, Gaylord, Michigan
  • Postcards 1960's: +Hub Motel Otsego Lake - 1960's
  • Postcards 1960's: Hub Motel Otsego Lake - 1960's - Card Back
  • Postcards 1960's: +Northernaire Cottages & Motel - 1960's
  • Postcards 1960's: Northernaire Cottages & Motel - 1960's - Card Back
  • Postcards 1960's: Snow Valley - 1960s
  • Postcards 1960's: Snow Valley - 1960s
  • Postcards 1960's: Snow Valley - 1960s - Card Back
  • Postcards 1960's: Snow Valley Interior - 1960's
    SNOW VALLEY SKI CLUB - GAYLORD, MICHIGAN Located west side of Otsego Lake Accommodations for 1000 persons - dining and dancing.
  • Postcards 1960's: Hidden Valley Main Lobby
    LOBBY OF THE MAIN LODGE - Hidden Valley - Gaylord, Mich.
  • Postcards 1960's: +Hays State Park Motel
    Relax & Enjoy Your Vacation With Us - On Beautiful Otsego Lake. - "In the Heart of the Nation's Playground" - Old Fashioned Hospitality - 13 Units - Some with kitchens - Accommodates 2 to 5 guests. Showers - Tubs - Tile Baths - U. Controlled Heat - Amplified T.V. - Play Gym for Children - Park-like Grounds - Bar-B-Que Safe Sandy Beach with Lifeguard on Duty. Open Year 'Round. Phone 732-4786 - Larry and Billie Hayes.
  • Postcards 1960's: Sylvan Resort - 1960's
  • Postcards 1960's: Gaylord Motor Inn - 1960's
  • Postcards 1960's: AuSable Ski Hill - 1960's
  • Postcards 1960's: +AuSable Ranch and Ski Club
    AU SABLE RANCH AND SKI CLUB - Featuring fine food, snack bar and Cocktail Lounge. Clean sleeping accommodations. Riding stable, 25 miles of scenic trails on 35 hundred acres of beautiful wooded land including 11 lakes. On U.S. 27 - 6 miles south of Gaylord, Michigan.
  • Postcards 1960's: +AuSable Frontier Room
    NEW FRONTIER ROOM FAMOUS FOR DINING at AU SABLE LODGE RANCH AND SKI CLUB - 6 miles South of Gaylord, Mich. - Year 'round program. Excellent food - heated pool - pitch-putt golf and other games. Horseback riding (25 miles of scenic trails). New, long ski runs featuring 2 Poma Lifts for beginners to experts. Unique concktail lounge. Canoe-Along Season extends from June to November.
  • Postcards 1960's: +Nor-Echo Motel - 1960's
  • Postcards 1960's: +Alpine Motel - 1960's
    ALPINE MOTEL Welcomes you to Michigan's beautiful "Playtime Country." Relax and enjoy a comfortable rest with us. 25 spacious - single - double and family units. Ceramic tile baths - guest controlled heat - Color T.V. in all Units. Excellent restauants nearby. Short walk to party store. Open year 'round for all sports. Free Snowmobile Safaris - in season. Conveniently located to trout stream - lakes and ski slopes. First motel on the right from South Gaylord Exit - one block North of -75 and Old U.S. 27 Interchange. For Reservations write R. R. 3, Box 805 - Gaylord, Michigan 49735 PHONE (Area Code 517) 732-5733 Your Hosts (Paul & Jean Sorensen - Blacked out) John and Sharon Neph
  • Postcards 1960's: +Ken-Mar - You'll Love It - 1960's
    KEN-MAR On The Hill Old 27, South Gaylord, Michigan 49735 Tele: (517) 732-4950 The charmingly rustic Motor Lodge, 4 miles outh of Gaylord, overlooking beautiful Otsego Lake. You will love it.
  • Postcards 1960's: +Malcom's Motel and Cabins - 1960's
    MALCOLM'S MOTEL AND CABINS North City Limits on Highway 27 GAYLORD, MICHIGAN 49735 Completely modern overnight and housekeeping units with T.V., gas and electric heat. Located in heart of elk and deer country. Excellent fishing. Numerous lakes and trout streams. Within driving distance of 18 ski clubs. Herb and Mary Malcolm 701 N. Center Street Phone: Area 517 Gaylord, Michigan 732-4525
  • Postcards 1960's: +Northwood Resort - 1960's
  • Postcards 1960's: +Four Season's Motel
    FOUR SEASONS MOTEL - one half mile north of Gaylord on old 27 at the city limits. Center of Northern Michigan's Vacation Area. Attractively furnished carpeted units - tiled baths - tubs & showers. Thermostatic controlled heat. Free T.V. - For year 'round comfort. - Hudson and &Elenora Anderson -Phone 732-5437 - Gaylord, Mich. 49735
  • Postcards 1960's: +Ken-Mar on the Hill
    KEN-MAR ON THE HILL - Located high on a hill overlooking beautiful Otsego Lake. Spacious grounds - picnic area - free morning coffee and doughnuts - Rustic accommodations for the discriminating travler. Recommended by Duncan Hines in Lodging for a Night. - 4 Miles South of Gaylord, Mich. on US-27 - Phone 13320 - THE KLINGERS, OWNERS
  • Postcards 1960's: +Northwood Resort
    NORTHWOOD RESORT - 4 miles south of Gaylord, Mich., the 'Alpine Village'. 700 ft. of frontage on the west side of beautiful Otsego Lake, with excellent safe swimming. Nine well-spaced, completely furnished, modern house-keeping cottages. Open year around for hunters, skiers, honeymooners and family vacations. June fishing expecially featured. Join us for mushroom hunting in the spring and color tours in the fall. Spacious, well-equipped playground areas for children and adults. - Bill and Janet Deneen - Route 2 - Gaylord, Michigan 49735 - Phone Area 517-732-5094
  • Postcards 1960's: +Au Sable Ranch and Ski Club - 1960's
    AU SABLE RANCH AND SKI CLUB - Featuring fine food, Snack Bar and Cocktail Lounge. Clean sleeping accommodations. Riding stable, 25 miles of scenic trails on 35 hundred acres of beautiful wooded land including 11 lakes. On U.S. 26 - 6 miles south of Gaylord, Michigan.
  • Postcards 1960's: Dixon Lake Apartment Motel - Mid 60's
    DIXON AKE APT. MOTEL - combines beauty of woods and lake with every modern convenience. TV - Electric Heat - Electric Kitchenettes - Picnic tables - Grills, boats included with rental. Excellent bathing for young and old. Rainbow trout and small mouth bass fishing at its best. 1 mile south of Gaylord on U.S. 27 then 2 miles on McCoy Road - Box 354, Gaylord, Mich. Phone 1-2653
  • Postcards 1960's: Timberly Motel - Postmarked September 25, 1962
  • Postcards 1960's: Hidden Valley - Early 1960's
  • Postcards 1960's: AuSable 'Canoe Along' - 1960's
    Courtesy of eBay - AU SABLE LODGE 'CANOE ALONG' SEASON - 6 miles south of Gaylord Mich. Year 'round program. Excellent Food - Heated Pool - Pitch-Putt Golf and other games. Horseback Riding (25 miles of scenic trails). Ski runs - featuring Poma-Lift - for beginners to experts. Unique Cocktail Lounge. Canoe-Along Season begins June 1st and extends through October. - Phone 732-4314
  • Postcards 1960's: Sylvan Knob - 1960's
    Skiers, cabin and ski slope at Sylvan Knob near Gaylord, Mich. Ski capitol of Michigan.
  • Postcards 1960's: The Loft Lodge - Hidden Vallley
    Courtesy of eBay
  • Postcards 1960's: KEN-MAR on the Hill - Aerial - Mid 60's
    A charming, rustic Motor Lodge Complex, high above Otsego Lake. Beautiful setting on spacious grounds overlooking the surrounding countryside. Courtesy Coffee in rooms. Rated in "Mobil Travel Guide". Restaurants and year 'round sports areas nearby. Owners and Operators: THE CALKINS'
  • Postcards 1960's: Gay-Sego Motel -1960
    Courtesy of eBay
  • Postcards 1960's: Chalet Motor Lodge
  • Postcards 1960's: Northland Motel
    NORTHLAND MOTEL - On U.S. 27 - Between Grayling and Gaylord. Exit Interstate 75 at Waters - Then 2 miles No. - Private lake - Beach - Boating - Fishing. Efficiency Units - Guest Lodge with TV - Patio - Shuffleboard - Badminton - Picnic Area - AAA and Duncan Hines Recommended. Write: Waters, Mich - Phone Gaylord 732-4470 - Owned and operated by The Robert Kelleys
  • Postcards 1960's: Gay El Rancho - 1961
    Courtesy of eBay
  • Postcards 1960's: Poma Lift at AuSable
    Courtesy of eBay
  • Postcards 1960's: AuSable Lodge Horseback Riding
  • Postcards 1960's: Malcom's Motel and Cabins - Dated March 14, 1968
    MALCOLM'S MOTEL AND CABINS - North City Limits on Highway 27 - Gaylord, Michigan 49735 - Complete modern overnight and housekeeping units with T.V., gas and electric heat. Located in heart of elk and deer country. Excellent fishing. Numerous lakes and trout streams. Within driving distance of 18 ski clubs. - Herb and Mary Malcolm - 701 N. Center Street - Gaylord, Michigan - Phone: Area 517 732-4525
  • Postcards 1960's: Hayes State Park Motel - Mid 60's
    HAYES STATE PARK MOTEL - At Otsego Lake - Across from Entrance of State Park - Gaylord, Michigan - Relax & Enjoy Your Vacation With Us - On Beautiful Otsego Lake. - "In the Heart of the Nation's Playground" - Old Fashioned Hospitality - 13 Units - Some with kitchens - Accommodates 2 to 5 guests - Showers - Tubs - Tile Baths - U. Controlled Heat - Amplified T.V. - Play Gym for Children - Parklike Grounds - Bar-B-Que Safe - Sandy Beach with Lifguard on Duty. Open Year 'Round. - Phone 732-4786 - Larry & Billie Hayes.
  • Postcards 1960's: Holiday Inn
    Courtesy of eBay
  • Postcards 1960's: AuSable - New Poma Lift - 1960's
    Courtesy of eBay
  • Postcards 1960's: AuSable Lodge Ranch and Ski Club - Mid 60's
    Horseback Riding - AU SABLE LODGE - RANCH AND SKI CLUB - 25 miles of scenic trails, 6 miles south of Gaylord, Mich. Year 'round resort. Excellent Food - Heated Pool - Pitch-Putt Golf and other games. Ski runs - featuring Poma-Lift - for beginners to experts. Unique Cocktail Lounge. Famous Canoe-Alongs Labor Day through mid-October - Phone 732-4314
  • Postcards 1960's: Snow Valley Embroidered Patch
  • Postcards 1960's: Snow Valley Parking Lot
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