Large resort planned for Bear Lake

A $42 million Bear Lake hotel and resort is being planned for the center of Garden City. The Waters Edge Resort will be located a half mile south of the intersection of Highway 89 and 30. Developer Norman Mecham says the resort will be unlike anything else around Bear Lake.


“It will have retail along the street, shops for rent, retail, restaurants, food establishments,” Mecham explains. “Then the property goes down to the lake.


“Behind the retail area will be hotel and condominiums with beach access right there.”


Mecham says the Waters Edge Resort will most likely be a Holiday Inn Resort with 84 hotel rooms, and 70 condominiums.  The property will also feature an indoor mini water park and outdoor pool.


The first phase of the resort was approved by the Garden City Town Council last fall.  Mecham says he is hopeful to begin construction this fall or spring of next year.

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