Romance, Rest and Reunions

– William Cowper
The Task (1785)–‘The Timepiece’ (Book II, lines 606-7)

I will be the first to proclaim that I like a certain amount of change in my life.  Monotony is NOT my friend and I become very irritable at the thought.  That is one of the reasons I consider myself fortunate to be a part of our family business.  Even though it appears that we at Cedar Crest Lodge simply offer lodging for guests – our purpose (and variety) goes way beyond that simple task.

family-reunionsAs I am typing this, we are hosting a 4-night family reunion for 35 people ranging in age from 6 weeks to 87 years.  Yesterday, a family left to travel back to 3 different states after staying here for a 3-night reunion.  If the amount of laughter and smiles are an indication – both families will walk away with a heart full of memories.

Last weekend our couples consisted of a 29th birthday celebration, an out-of-state vacation, a couple reconnecting with each other, a Mom and daughter getaway, and 3 anniversary couples.  As you can see, these guests were all looking for more than a place to lay their heads at night.  I believe they were looking for an experience to take back with them to their day-to-day lives.

To me, “variety is the spice of life” and I am proud to say that Cedar Crest Lodge can offer a variety of experiences to many different people.  It is, in fact, the essence of what we are all about:  a respite for guests who need to reconnect with each other, nature, God or even themselves.