The newly opened Vintage Lodge contains of four 500 square feet suites of rustic luxury.
Cabins open in Woodridge
By Marianne Curtis
On October 9, Albert and Marlene Bourrier invited the community to help celebrate the grand opening of Vintage Cabins. Located in the heart of Woodridge, the rustic yet luxurious four suite log cabin offers snowmobilers, hunters and other visitors heading out to enjoy the Sandilands an opportunity to turn a day trip into a weekend adventure.
A year ago, the couple along with partner Dina Braun purchased and revitalized the Vintage Country Store. Now the venture has grown to include four spacious suites that will be available for rent.
Bourrier says that in the last year there has been a significant increase of traffic through Woodridge. The community has become a playground for snowmobilers, ATV enthusiasts, fishermen, hunters and campers.
“We had a number of our customers ask us where is the closest place to stay – people were heading home and coming back the next day because there was no place, so that is why we did this,” explained Bourrier.
The Vintage Lodge consists of suites completely furnished with kitchen, living room, bedroom and private bath. While the interior is laid out with rustic pine, guests can expect to find everything they need to enjoy a weekend as a group or family, even a big screen television.
Since opening the doors, the Vintage Lodge has been booked solid.
“We are in a great location – we are situated in a very recreational area with avid fishermen, snowmobilers, quaders and the Can-Am Trail is near the site,” she added.
The Bourrier’s have turned owning the Vintage Country Store and Vintage Lodges into a family run business. Three of the family’s five children are already actively involved with the businesses.
Plans to expand the lodge could be in the future, however the family is intent on improving their current operations. The Vintage Country Store is steadily increasing it’s merchandise so that it becomes known as a one stop shop similar to the general stores of yesteryear.