Monday, September 11, 2017

Weddings At Thunder Mountain Lodge

This summer/fall we are hosting four weddings here at Thunder Mountain Lodge.  The first two went great and we are looking forward to two more!  What's great is that you can have all of your friends stay and party with you all night, and then they can stay in all the cabins, set up their personal tents, or bring up their campers.  You can use the rental company we work with to set up a large event tent, or chance the weather without one.  We rent you the cabins and charge a venue fee, but for the most part we are out of the picture.  You are renting the space and have fun!  

Here are some photos from the wedding August 5th, 2017:

Here are some photos from the wedding September 9th, 2017:

There is a 2 night minimum on the cabins, so each cabin is $160/night + taxes & fees.
The total for all 9 cabins with all taxes & fees would be $3222.72.  So now your friends and family have somewhere to stay for 2 nights.  If you are looking at our website, you will notice that $160 is higher than our normal cabin rate, but our cabin rates are based on 2 people, and we charge and extra $10/night/person or pet.  So we compromise at $160/night and you can put as many people as you'd like in each cabin.  You can park as many campers as you'd like, and you can put up as many personal sleeping tents as you'd like.  We usually charge per person, pet, camper, and tent, but this way we won't be stressing out, and hopefully you won't be either.  Also you have the 9 cabins, you can assign one or two as restrooms for your guests or you can rent port a potties and bring them up.

Wedding Venue Fee:  $500 + $250 for a security deposit.  You pay $750, but if you do a good job cleaning up, and don't trash our property, you get $250 back.  We think this is pretty fair.
Now if you want to rent a tent:  Depends what you want to get, but on the high end, if you get two tents, side walls, tables & chairs (as shown in the pictures from 9/9/17) The total is roughly $3000.  Probably less...

So for less than $7000 you have lodging, a venue, an event tent with tables & chairs.  Also since about $3000 is lodging, you can collect that from your friends and family who are staying in the cabins.  Weddings are expensive, but all you would need now is food, alcohol, decorations, a photographer, music, & an officiant.  nbd....


Friday, September 8, 2017

2018 Ski-doo 850 Rentals this Winter!

Last year we upgraded our rental fleet with some new 2017 Ski-doo models, but we did not have 850s for rent. Well the demand was high, and we decided that for this winter we would get two new 2018 Ski-doo 850 SP 154s to add to our rental fleet. We also just ordered some new wrap kits so they match our fleet! We are getting excited for winter! Check the activities page on our website for more information and pricing.

This year we were unable to attend Hay Days, but we are there in spirit! 
See you when the snow flies!

Friday, January 27, 2017

Cabin #10 Improvements

The cabins at Thunder Mountain Lodge are each unique.  Each one has it's own personality.  They have had these personalities since before we bought them.  Our goal is to add to the character that is already there, and make each cabin great!  Cabin #10 needs a little more attention than the others.  I like to say that the garden walk wall paper is so bad it's awesome!  But there is also this pink wall paper in there that just does not belong in a cabin in the woods.  So I am undertaking the goal of putting up pallet board walls on top of the pink wall paper.  At first glance it looks like wall paper, but when you look closely you notice that it is paneling with texture in the pink flowers.  Kind of cool, but it still doesn't belong in a cabin...
Here are the steps I took:

1.  Prep the area

2.  Rip apart pallets

3.  Cut to size

4.  Sand

5.  Stain

6.  Polyurethane
Look at that shine!

7.  Paint the background wall brown
This is a very important step when working with pallet wood!  Pallets are not exact, and by painting the wall behind the pallets, it is much more forgiving.  You can see the texture on the panels now.

8.  Nail gun time!  I employed Jeff to come help with the big tools.
A few cuts were required as we were putting the pallets up.  I had decided that since the pallets are not really exact, that we would wait until this stage to cut the holes for the outlets.  

9.  Finished product

The other thing we addressed was the fact that Cabin #10 does not have a closet, rack, or shelf.  There was no way to hang anything or store extra blankets and pillows.  We had an old armoire that we moved in to solve the issue!  Sadly it blocks a lot of the beautiful new wall... but functionality wins here.

Also, if you look closely at the futon, we have two futon pads.  Cabin #10 has a lot of floor space.  So when we need to, we can pull one pad on the floor, put sheets on, and you can sleep more people now!  

This photo was taken Saturday 1/21/2017.  A little note here about the shovel.  Notice that it's on a hook by the door?  In the spring time we will find a red and black shovel that is buried somewhere under all of the snow....  Keep the shovels on the hooks, then when it snows 2 feet overnight, you can find your shovel!