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 wagonwheel 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.
All in all, we’ve created an incredibly comfortable and eclectic lodge atmoshere that’s perfect for a wide variety of uses. We hope to share our little slice of heaven with you soon.