The Lodge at Windy Ridge has been a dream of ours for years now. We were just married, no kids, and had just started to grow our small outfitting business. We were a little naive about what it took to run a successful small business. We had big dreams and met some very big obstacles that tested the validity of those dreams.
Since then, we have always made it our goal each year to improve in whatever way we could – no matter how small. Some years we were able to accomplish more goals than others, but each year we continued to grow. We put our “nose to the grindstone” and put our faith in the fact that if we continued to make decisions based on what we thought was right, good things would happen. And good things happened.
In 2016, after many years of hard work, long hours and lots of sacrifice, one of our big dreams became a real possibility. In 2017, that possibility became a reality. The lodge that we have dreamed about for so long, now sits across the pond from our home. We get to look at it every day.
Our dream has now expanded to all kinds of exciting new adventures. The Lodge at Windy Ridge is designed to bring people together. Not only our hunters that come together from all over the country each hunting season, but families looking to create memories on a vacation, friends coming together who haven’t seen each other in years, business owners and employees, moms needing a “grown-up” night, and the list goes on and on… The possibilities are endless, actually, and we are so excited to see what the next years have in store.
A new guest may drive up to the lodge for the first time and see a “nice building”. We see all of the things and people that have led up to this dream becoming a reality. Our hunters who have been with us since the first year of business. Our clients who have become our closest friends. The ones who were perfectly satisfied staying in a 2 story garage.
As we welcome our guests into the lodge, you can rest assured, we are more excited for them to have the accommodations we feel they deserve than we are for ourselves. And those same goals – to continue to improve and to do what is right – will continue on for us. We are still the same people we were back then, we just have a greater sense of appreciation for all of the people that have helped us along the way.