Thursday, October 24, 2019

Lodge addition - our dream build
Our log cabin on the hill will soon have a gorgeous addition (in 2020/2021) which will firmly cement us into the realm of Innkeepers, and venue hosts. Hospitality has long been the focus here (we ain't called "Loafer's Glory" for nothin!). Ananias Pitsenbarger and family hosted lots of folks, including passersby in the 1800s-early 1900s, as a stopover on the (once) main road to Mt Solon and Harrisonburg VA. After all the Pitsenbargers died, Jeff's Mom and Dad, Bill and Betty, loved the place, built our current log cabin, and entertained friends and family almost 30 years ago. After their passing, Jeff and I have continued to open up the place as a retreat for family and friends, then as an Airbnb lodging destination, and lately as a wedding and event venue (in addition to nightly lodging).

We just simply need more space to host folks, and better support weddings! We have lots of repeat customers, and still make room for family and friends, of course. Oh, and Jeff needs a HUGE garage and workshop for all the motorcycles, neon signs, elk head, and a whopping, gargantuan Dunlop tire cabinet which we got from a good friend (thanks, Andrew!). Plus we'll add a bath house, and laundry center, great room, another guest suite, observation tower with beds, prep kitchen for receptions.

The schematic drawing (above) is part of our initial planning process, and we are so happy to be working with Lineage Architects in Verona, VA. Somehow Pennie Garber has been able to cull through my random and sometimes wacky thoughts for the addition, and craft a logical (but still unique) plan for us. We're still fine tuning plans, and I'll post more about that process as we go along. 

The build will start in Oct 2020 with the guidance and skills of Laurel Hill Construction in Franklin WV. We are thrilled to have Jay and crew building our dream! We hope to be finished by April 2021. 

Stay tuned! We'll post again as we get the plans firmed up. 
​Jeff, Teresa and Xena