Sit on the edge of the deck, overlooking the pool, river and forest.
Flannel shirts and country boots for the lumberjack look, plus a trucker cap from the hotel shop, of course.
Chef Corey Wentworth is the mastermind behind the menu at the Lodge, which has a cosy mountain chalet feel, with honey-colored timbers and butter-soft leather sofas by the fireplace. For breakfast, go for freshly baked pastries or chunky rye bread with home-pasted nut butters. Midday soups, seasonal suppers, George Howell coffees, savory snacks and sweet treats are on offer too. Have dinner on the Deck Bar terrace – a zesty beet and fennel salad, followed by the charred tahini-drizzled vegetables or harissa-spiced braised chicken; the burger is a good move too, all washed down with a local craft beer or house cocktail.
The Airport Rooms cocktail bar is a cosy gathering place for locals and hotel guests. It’s open daily from 5pm to 11pm for retro cocktails – Amaretto sours, Singapore slings and Harvey Wallbangers – local beers and wine. Hungry? Tuck into Texan chef Greg Thomas’s rotating menu of Southern-inspired fare – corn fritters, molasses glazed hot wings, mini roasted pork sandwiches and other comfort foods. Settle into one of the eight cosy rooms or spread out on the patio to soak up the sun.
The Lodge is open from 7am to 11pm and the Airport Rooms is open from 5pm to 11pm. In summer months, the Deck is open from 5pm to 10pm during the week, and from 11am to 10pm at weekends.
You can order breakfast to your room between 7.30am and 10.30am daily.