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Celebrations

Posted on: April 28th, 2014 by Vicki No Comments

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Let us host your next big celebration at Anderson Lodge!

When you are planning the next celebration in your life, think of Anderson Lodge. What better place to commemorate a 50th birthday, an anniversary, or other family milestone. Our spacious conference rooms, quality lodging, and natural setting will make it a truly memorable event.

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As a matter of fact, we JUST had our own 25th anniversary celebration with over 100 guests.  The memory of our amazing event still overwhelms me!  Our grandchildren and children greeted out guests as they arrived offering them a cool beverage and welcoming them to our Lodge.  After mingling and greeting, we gathered together in the conference room.  Here we had a chance to introduce the whole family and the friends that traveled from afar to be there.  People told funny stories of course, and we laughed and even sang a few songs.

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The BBQ Buffet was wonderful with guests eating on the deck, picturesque dining patio, or in  the conference room.  Dessert was in the pavilion with many toasts and a whole lot of laughter.  The evening progressed with songs from our special friends who provided music for the evening.  It was a glorious event socializing under the stars with the magical outdoor lighting that resembled the stars in the sky.  But it didn’t end there!  Our relatives and a few friends spent the night and we all had brunch the next morning before saying our final good byes.  See what I mean?  The memory just overwhelms me!

Breakfast on the Patio

Breakfast on the Patio

As a family owned and managed business, our comfortable, homey atmosphere is apparent. We treat you special and give you personal attention.  You will enjoy the unique Swedish flair in all our facilities. Anderson Lodge is a quality retreat facility offering a unique gathering site in a natural forest setting.  But we are so much more.  We are committed to making your event a success.

Check out our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ ) page on our website.  Here you will find many details about renting Anderson Lodge.

What does a celebration look like at  Anderson Lodge?

Your immediate family or close friends can arrive on say, Friday.  You have a nice dinner or potluck, whatever you desire.  Everyone stays the night after a late night of conversation, pinochle, Wii or a great movie.

The next day you can get up and have a leisurely morning catching up on the latest family news.  After a light lunch you can prepare for the afternoon or evening event.  A cluster of cooks can gather in the kitchens cooking up a storm, or you can arrange for a catered meal.  The big dinner can be the highlight of your event with plenty of stories giving it a personal touch.  Celebrating can go into the evening and you don’t have to worry about people having to leave early to drive home.

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Sunday brings a nice brunch.  Enjoy the many hugs and good byes.  Then you pack up thinking how wonderful it was to celebrate in this way.  Imagine the conversations when you get back home, about how spectacular the celebration was, how great it was to see long lost friends and the gratefulness to you for such a successful occasion!

This example is a 2 day plan, however, many celebrations are one day events and some last several days.  YOU make the plan and YOU decide how to customize your stay to fit your needs.

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What makes us special is our welcoming atmosphere, on site recreation, flexible meeting areas, personal service and our one-group-at-a-time policy. Of course, the natural beauty surrounding the lodge is the number one attraction. Our lodges offer such a unique venue to gather and connect with family, friends, and co-workers.  You can truly make this celebration one that reflects you.  Let Anderson Lodge make your event a unique and extraordinary one!

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We have so much to offer:

• Accommodations in a variety of sleeping arrangements
• Small group meeting rooms
• Two large group conference rooms
• TV’s with DVD player
• Large kitchens with commercial appliances
• Beautiful stone patios for outdoor dining
• Outdoor recreation
• Children’s play structure
• Covered Campfire Amphitheater
• Game rooms
• Pianos
• Tennis Courts
• Hiking Trails
• Guest Cabins
• Lush forest setting
• Wireless Internet

We rent on a reservation basis only. We are open all year round. Anderson Lodge is a  location for private, invitation only events.  Each season offers its own unique advantage. Our price list offer seasonal rates and special mid-week rates.  Contact our home office to make reservations. Visitations are arranged by appointment only.

Links

Be sure to visit our Links page under the “About Us” tab on our website.  There are many fabulous vendors offering photography, musicians, and more.  These vendors come with rave reviews from clients here at Anderson Lodge.

Lodging

Both the Hilltop House and the Main Lodge have wonderful sleeping areas. You aren’t roughing it at all! Guest rooms range from 2 beds to 10 beds. Some have single beds, some have double beds. You are welcome to utilize alternative sleeping arrangements by using our conference room with mattresses on the floor, to increase the sleeping numbers. We also have RV areas if someone in your group wants to bring their own RV. Inquire at the Lodge office if you are interested in this option.

You can now download FLOOR PLANS for the Main Lodge and the Hilltop House.

• The Main Lodge has a total of 43 twin beds and 12 double beds.  Here you will find private rooms, family rooms, dorm-style rooms and cabins.
• The Dalarna Cabin is on the Main Lodge on site. This cabin  provides another 4 double beds, Kitchen and bathroom.  This cabin has a ramp and is handicap accessible.

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PRIVATE GUEST ROOM

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FAMILY ROOM

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DORM-STYLE GUEST ROOM

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Dalarna Cabin at the Main Lodge

• The Hilltop House site has a sleeping house and 3 quaint cabins.  There are a total of 15 double beds and 12 twin beds.
• The three cabins on the Hilltop House site are very special. These cabins are so cute and provide extra sleeping, kitchenette and bathroom space. Each cabin has 1 double bed and 2 single beds.

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Häsingland Cabin on Hilltop House site

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Hälsingland Cabin interior

Bathroom, kitchen, conference room and dining areas are well suited to large gatherings. Accommodating large groups is done with ease with our spacious rooms and amenities.

Meals

Anderson Lodge no longer offers catering as a part of its pricing.  However, you may choose to self-cater, choose a caterer from our preferred list or bring in an outside caterer.   

  • We charge a  $50/day kitchen fee.  If you self-cater this is the only fee you pay.
  • If you use one of our preferred caterers
    $50 Kitchen Fee WAIVED for any day/s a preferred caterer provides meals.

    Ÿ$50 Kitchen Fee WILL APPLY to any day/s without a preferred caterer.
  • If you choose to have an outside caterer the $50/day kitchen fee applies and there is a $90 outside caterer kitchen fee.

The kitchens are well equipped and the dining areas are large enough for your whole group. When you visit either the Main Lodge or the Hilltop House you will be absolutely amazed at the outdoor dining areas with spectacular views. Groups renting in warmer weather often can be seen at the barbecue or roasting hot dogs in the outdoor amphitheater.

Activities

Both facilities have ping-pong and pool tables, pianos and TV’s with DVD. The Main Lodge has 2 saunas that are for group use. We even have wireless internet at both the Main Lodge and the Hilltop House.

Anderson Lodge is located on over 90 acres of forest land. There are hiking trails throughout the area. In addition to hiking, we have softball and soccer fields, children’s play areas, horseshoe pits and volleyball and badminton areas. Our son would never forgive us if we did not have a basketball hoop! The tennis courts are another popular spot for many lodge guests. The opportunities for fun are endless!

Our spacious pavilions surrounded by forest, seat over 100 people and are perfect for large group experiences. The outdoor patios overlook the natural beauty of the forest and valley that we are so known for. You just have to come up and see how spectacular the setting is at Anderson Lodge.

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The Lodge is located in the midst of 10 miles of lakes, full of recreational possibilities. Sunday – Thursday, these areas are less populated and well worth the trip. The closest is Speelyai Fish Hatchery and Recreation area which is 2 miles west of Anderson Lodge. Here you will find a swimming, fishing and picnicking area and a boat launch. This is a popular outing for all our guests. Summer mid-week these recreational areas are accessible but on weekends the more popular areas are often full.

Lewis River Golf Course is 10 miles from the lodge and many groups incorporate this into their retreat schedule. Don’t forget the Lelooska Native American Cultural Center is just a few minutes away. If you are interested in attending a show, find their website address in our “LINKS” section. We are also close to the Mt. St. Helens National Monument. Hiking in the Ape Caves is one of our favorite activities. Winter groups often time take time out to play in the snow on Mt. St. Helens. No matter what the season, the natural setting and homey atmosphere at Anderson Lodge will enhance any retreat!

Nearby attractions:
  • Mt. St. Helens
  • Pomeroy House and Living History Farm
  • Lewis River Golf
  • Lelooska Foundation and Native American Cultural Center and museum
  • Sunset Falls
  • Speelyai Fish Hatchery and Recreation Area
  • Lahar Mudflows of Mt. St. Helens
  • Ape Caves
  • Hulda Kager Lilac Farms
  • Cedar Creek Grist Mill
  • Merwin Lake
  • Yale Reservoir
  • North Clark County Museum
Meeting Options

Many times celebrations require both large and small meeting areas. There are many options for a formal dinner, a party or presentations. You will find our conference rooms and our pavilions  ideal for large group activities. Conference rooms are fully carpeted, equipped with conference tables and plenty of space for dinners or any gathering.  The pavilion has laminate flooring and a quaint parlor stove.  It is also used for dinners, dancing and celebrating.  We only rent to one group at a time so you are not competing with any other group for a particular room. Of course, all our facilities have pianos and guitars to further enrich your experience.

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Conference Room at the Main Lodge

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Conference Room at the Hilltop House with baby grand piano and wrap-around deck

No matter where you are, you will be immediately impressed with the fine attention to detail and quality craftsmanship of Anderson Lodge. You will be amazed at the beautiful woodworking at all the facilities. We strive to make Anderson Lodge have a comforting, home-like atmosphere. The gracious homespun surroundings allow for interactions and togetherness that make retreats so memorable.  You feel special and can easily make your celebration a success.

In the warmer months, guests find themselves outdoors enjoying our natural setting as much as possible.  Why not take advantage of the amazing patios that we have built at both facilities.   Here they are decorated for a wedding, but you can see how your celebration can be enhanced by these amazing patios in the trees.

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Patio at the Hilltop House

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Patio at the Main Lodge

It is easy to see why Anderson Lodge is a very popular site for celebrations of all kinds.  It’s the atmosphere, it’s the spectacular setting and it’s the overnight stay that makes the Lodge such an extraordinary facility. What other kinds of functions are held at Anderson Lodge? We are very popular for school student and staff retreats, language camps, science or geology workshops, peer counseling trainings, and business training groups. Whether it is a family celebration or a work related gathering, your experience at Anderson Lodge is bound to be a success!

Pricing

The Andersons offer affordable pricing for weekend and mid-week gatherings, September – May. In the summer, our celebrations often take place on mid-week days. This allows our guests to fully take advantage of the local area recreation. Weekend celebrations in the summer are challenging to reserve as it is the peak wedding season. Summer weekends are also priced differently with packages that include exclusive use of lodge & cabins and allow unlimited guests.  If you wish to have your celebration on a summer weekend, wedding prices would apply.

PLEASE NOTE THAT LODGING AND KITCHEN FEES ARE NOW TAXED AT 9.8%
AND ALL SERVICES ARE TAXED AT 7.8%.

We have 2 pricing schedules for celebrations.  Retreat pricing and Wedding pricing.

For retreat pricing, you are charged a per person rate for your guests. Guests just coming up for the day, say for a big dinner or BBQ commemorating the occasion, would be charged as an overnight guest.  All weekend rentals in the summer season are charged wedding package pricing.

For wedding pricing, you have exclusive use to the whole property.  Since we do not count guests for wedding pricing, you have  an unlimited number for guests.  You can have as many people as you wish to spend the night and as many people as you are comfortable with to come up for your big celebration.  All weekend rentals in the summer season are charged wedding package pricing.

Reservations

Check out our RESERVATIONS page to see how easy it is to reserve Anderson Lodge for your next celebration!

Give us a call today and make an appointment for a tour. We’ll put on the coffee and meet you up there!

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Anderson Lodge
Where natural beauty is the icing on the cake!