First of all, welcome to our freshly updated website! We have a new email address for reservations & inquiries. And, today, I was able to transfer over the existing blog. The old Blogger blog will be removed shortly and we will be updating the website, this blog, Facebook, and Twitter with all of the latest and greatest going on with the Lodge.
So much has changed already in our short time living here at BRL... and we have many new things in the works! I realize I haven't been the best at keeping up with blogging, but hey, I'm sure you can only imagine the chaos and whirlwind of the last year. Winter (our busy season!) has come and gone and while we thought we went into it fully prepared... well... let's just say we learned a lot (in a good way)! To keep it simple, winter is just crazy around here. From Mid-December through Mid-March, we were either completely booked or nearly booked EVERY. SINGLE. WEEKEND. Between the day after Christmas through the New Year weekend, we were booked solid!!! Every single DAY. We compared with years past, and the lodge has not seen traffic like this in many years. Business was great! And we thank each and every one of you who supported us this season. We have yet to figure out if it was just the great weather (150" of snow in NOVEMBER!) or if it was our marketing, or just pure luck. Guess we will find that out next winter. Either way, it was a wonderful rookie year and we couldn't be more pleased with how it turned out.
The number one question that we received from guests this season was how we could possibly "do it all"... we live at a lodge, have 2 very small kids, a puppy, and have to cater to hundreds of different personalities daily. Well, I will say Justin & I worked many long hours.. some days it was a complete test of our mind, body, and soul, but most days it was quite rewarding and refreshing to watch our hard work flourish. We certainly couldn't have done any of it without our wonderful staffers - Tina & Sarah. When we were down, these two were able to lift us up and keep the place running smooth. Thanks girls for all of your hard work and dedication!
So here we are... Spring has sprung here at the lodge! We are extremely excited to see where this summer will take us. We've got several reservations on the books already and are super excited for the groups we are hosting this season. The weather is yet again in our favor (right now). Most of the snow melted at the end of March and temps have been at or above normal since Early March. Today for example, a humid 80+ degrees! Not bad for the U.P.! The tree buds have popped and we even have some green showing up already. Last year, it was June before we saw the leaves pop! Soon, we will be planting flowers and have already started a few projects outside. We will be trying a couple of new things outside this year... but more to come on that in future posts. For now, thank you all for catching up with us!
~Brittany & Justin
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