The Blaszak Family
Justin & Brittany were both born and raised in Lower Western Michigan, near the Holland area. Justin grew up on a farm and has worked family business nearly all of his life. Just prior to lodge life, he worked with his brother managing a playground & construction business. Brittany attended and graduated college in West Michigan (Lower Peninsula) and graduated with a Bachelor's of Business Administration. She went on to work for a popular food company in their Finance & Administration department for several years just prior to owning the lodge.
Together, in 2014, we decided we wanted something a little different for ourselves and our children. So we traded in our day jobs for lodge ownership! We call this our current project, and adventure, and that is truly what it is! We live on site at the lodge and operate it similarly to an Inn or B&B. We really do it all here and treat the lodge like our backwoods homestead....with lots of extra projects!
The other two cuties you see in our family picture are our adorable little boys that we're raising to be nice, well-rounded young men! They definitely keep us on our toes! However, they love helping us entertain our guests, especially our youngest of visitors. This is 100% a family venture!
Resident Great Dane
Copper is our 5 year old Great Dane that you will likely read about in reviews and see in tagged guest pictures on our social media pages. He's got a lot of spunk in him for a dog of his size, but can be the laziest one around at times too. We joke that he is our house horse (but no, we don't ride him). He loves coming down in the lounge in the evenings while we are entertaining guests. He's a friendly boy to both humans and other furry friends, but as with any other dog, please respect his space and need to sniff you first. Don't be surprised if he nudges you for an extra scratch behind the ear!