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  • Lawn Games

    Lawn Games

We apologize for the inconvenience but the Lawn Games are unavailable for the remainder of the season. We are making grand improvements for the 2021 season. Stay tuned for exciting renovation details!

The expansive lawn surrounded by the lush Grand Hotel Tea Garden is a spectacular setting for croquet and bocce ball. Both sports were popular in America when Grand Hotel opened in 1887, and today they remain so at family gatherings, garden parties, and other social events.

We invite you to enjoy these quintessential summer pastimes with family and friends. All equipment is provided free of charge throughout the day, and is available on a first-come, first-serve basis in the Tea Garden, next to the swimming pool.

The lawn is also a great place for children and adults to stretch their legs. Spectators can sit on nearby benches to watch the friendly competition. (Don’t forget to take photos next to the Tea Garden’s stone fountain and topiaries!)

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Bocce is played with two teams of one, two, or four players. The object of the game is to roll the bocce ball closer to the smaller target ball (pallino) than the opponent.

Family playing croquet on front lawn


Croquet can be played with two to six people. While there are many versions of the game, Backyard Croquet is the most popular variation in America.

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