We call it the lodge because that’s what my dad called it.
And he was the one who helped his grandfather build it.
So maybe it was our great grandfather who came up with calling it the lodge. All the men in our family were hunters for generations. So having an area that you could go hunting was honestly super important to the men in our 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 conditioner of our home and out in nature. However, I just wasn’t all that into the plan of killing such a charming animal. Of course, my dad explained to me that I eat something that was killed almost every night, but death is a part of our reality and that goes with hunting. Still, I left the air conditioner at home less and less the older I became. When dad died, I inherited the home and initially thought I would just sell it. However, having 30 acres of pristine land honestly gave me pause for thought. Additionally, I had children of my own who I wanted to experience the lodge with. But the place needed a whole lot of renovations to make that happen. We started by adding residential HVAC to that space. The HVAC professionals installed more than two ductless heat pumps in that lodge. It’s a substantial structure and I’m impressed with how well the ductless heat pumps give the heating and cooling we need. Once we replaced the residential HVAC, we turned our attention to other new conveniences like wi-fi and replaced kitchen appliances. Now the place is somewhere our whole family goes to celebrate being in nature.