After years of talking about it, we finally get our new lodge open in June of 2018!
Overlooking Banning Lake, it has a pined, cathedral ceiling, large windows and a beautiful view of the lake. Storms are amazing to watch from the comfort of the lodge and it's positioned so that you can have a great view of the northern lights on a clear night when they are flickering across the northern sky. In the late evening, we enjoy some beautiful sunsets as the day winds down.
Aside from our kitchen and dining area, it also houses our office and (small) store with tackle, ice, bait, maps and other supplies.
We've got a lending library of several hundred books to take back to your cabin (or in the boat or in the woods) - or sit and enjoy reading in the lodge! We also have a number of board games to play while relaxing.
We serve our American Plan meals in the lodge and we are in the process of applying for our liquor licence and are developing a short order menu.
And we have a large screen TV to watch "the game" if you want.
Still a work in progress, we are adding historical pictures and artifacts from the camp (and many of our guests and guides are contributing more trophy fish and wildlife mounts!). We'll be adding some other things like a fireplace, and darts and / or pool and a small bar.
We're still "cozying it up", but the most important thing we want to add in it is our guests and get some stories echoing off the walls and memories made. We had a great start on that in its' first year, and look forward to many, many more to come!