Having visited Maine and the Adirondack region of New York, there were a number of characteristics we incorporated into The Lodge.
The beauty of the small lake just outside the back door, deer wandering through the yard, and pine trees whispering in Texas breezes create a rejuvenating sanctuary.
The Lodge has a 60-foot room that is arranged in a manner to accommodate small weddings, receptions, family get-togethers, conferences, or just a private retreat. This room has walls with something close to German fachwork, bountiful wooden windows looking out on the lake, a massive fireplace, great wagon wheel light fixtures with antlers, a wall that displays various shutters retrieved from a Columbus historic building, and a lovely, revived pine floor.
Lots of cedar from the area has been used for shutters and wrapping of columns. One bathroom is camouflaged to provide a hunter’s comfort. Another bathroom is finished in burnt orange as honor to a son that played for the University of Texas.
Narrow shutters from the Texas capital in Austin are now used as a closet door. Old swinging doors have been made into shower doors in a couple of bathrooms. The list is long, but one of the smartest ideas was the addition of a giant screened-in porch reaching out to the lake. Texas breezes are treasured and one can step from the Lake Room or the kitchen and capture the outdoors immediately.
The Lodge captures characteristics that are reminiscent of Maine and the Adirondack region of New York. The site's many pine trees give a sense that one is in the wilderness, but in fact, The Lodge is not far away.
By using twigs, rocks, old barn wood, antlers, and various historic architectural pieces The Lodge is somewhat a work of art. Massive fireplaces, chairs with Texas hide seats, a collection of Pendleton blankets, old fishing equipment, and a grand array of antiques surround the guests.
The Kitchen features full utilities with modern amenities and a view of the great outdoors.
All in all, we've created an incredibly comfortable and eclectic lodge atmosphere that's perfect for a wide variety of uses. We hope to share our little slice of heaven with you soon.
Giant Texas cedar bed joins an historic window from Williams College, Mass. to present the eclectic style that characterizes The Lodge.
The Lodge features suites that sleep four and six people making family reunions and retreats a perfect match
The Lake Room features a table for fourteen, massive fireplace, fantastic views of the wildlife feeding area and Lake Siesta. You can step from the Lake Room or the kitchen and become one with the outdoors.
Keywords: Lodge, Retreat, Cabin, Honeymoons, Wildlife