Killarney Mountain Lodge kicks off summer with a grand opening party

Killarney Mountain Lodge guests enjoy sampling appetizers at the Lodge’s grand opening party.

KILLARNEY—Killarney Mountain Lodge held a grand opening party recently celebrating the many changes the Lodge has made since last summer.

“It went really well,” said Killarney Mountain Lodge General Manager Kelly McAree. “The owner hosted a CCR (Creedence Clearwater Revival) concert for friends, family and guests, over 400 people on Friday night and on Saturday we had over 1,500 people attend the grand opening.”

The grand opening celebrations included samples of the Lodge’s fine food, a fish fry, tours of the new facilities, music by Andy Lowe and the Bluez Brothers, representatives from several of their beer and wine suppliers, activities for kids and fireworks.

Holden Rhodes, whose family vacationed in Killarney growing up, bought the Lodge in January of 2015 and has invested $18 million in the restoration and renovation of the Lodge and property. He also purchased Killarney’s Sportsman’s Inn Resort and Marina earlier this year in a continued effort to make a difference in the local community and grow its economy.

Mr. McAree revealed that the Lodge plans to under go a third phase of renovations starting late August including the addition of another 60 units, bringing the room count up to 95 and the resort able to accommodate 300 guests.