We call it the lodge because that’s what my dad called it.
And he was the one who helped his grandfather built it.
So maybe it was my great grandfather who came up with calling it the lodge. All the men in my family were hunters for generations. and so having a place that you could go hunting was really super important to the men in my family. When I was a kid, my dad would take me up there for deer hunting. It was great to be outside of the central air conditioning of our house and out in nature. However, I just wasn’t all that into the idea of killing such a beautiful animal. Of course, my dad explained to me that I eat something that was killed almost every night. Death was part of our reality and that goes with hunting. Still, I left the air conditioning of home less and less the older I became. When dad died, I inherited the lodge and initially thought I would just sell it. However, having 30 acres of pristine land really gave me pause for thought. Additionally, I had children of my own who I wanted to experience the lodge with. But the lodge needed a whole lot of renovations to make that happen. We started by adding residential HVAC to that space. The HVAC professionals installed three ductless heat pumps in that lodge. It’s a big structure and I’m impressed with how well the ductless heat pumps provide the heating and cooling we need. Once we updated the residential HVAC, we turned our attention to other modern conveniences like wi-fi and updated kitchen appliances. Now the lodge is somewhere my whole family blows to get together to celebrate being in nature.