The Grande Butte Lodge has a loyal following of families – not only for its size, but also for the setting and the scale of its gathering areas. It feels like home.
LIVING SPACES Enter the vaulted-ceiling, main-floor gathering area – with the kitchen updated in 2017, to include a commercial freezer and refrigerator (in addition to a standard size unit with ice and water), and a granite-topped serpentine island that seats 10. (Yes, 10.) Leather sofas and love seats surround the gas fireplace and satellite tv. Log-style furniture, plaid pillows and antler accents, support the lodge theme. The harvest table and additional seating face a wall of windows, with a door to the porch that overlooks the pool and the countryside. The lower level gathering area centers on the stone, wood-burning fireplace and another satellite tv. Billiard table and four-top, game tables complete the space. The lower level opens up to the pool level. Outdoors – The porch has two four-tops, a sofa for lounging and stairs down to the pool deck. The pool deck has picnic tables, lounge chairs, and a covered 10-person hot tub. Beyond, is a fire pit with built-in seating. (Consider having wood delivered by the Chalets’ front desk.) Gas and charcoal grills are located off the kitchen.
BEDROOMS and BATHS Second floor – one bedroom, with two split-log headboard queen beds and a half bath. Main floor – two bedrooms. A spacious king-bed room, with tv, desk and traditional oak furniture; one queen with maple furniture; two full baths, one with laundry. Lower level – four bedrooms. A king, two queens and a bunk room with two full-size bunk beds (sleeps 8). One spacious bathroom with double-vanity sinks serves this level.
INCLUDED All lodge (sleeps 16 or more) rentals offered by the Chalets include: private pool and large hot tub; kitchen with dishwasher, microwave, coffee makers, toaster, blender, crock pot, cooking and grill utensils, tableware and serving ware; two refrigerators and freezers; bed, bath and kitchen linens with Bath & Body Works soap and a supply of dish soaps; toilet paper; gas and charcoal grills; fire pit; wifi, satellite tv with dvd player; central air conditioning and heat.
SITE As you may guess from the name, this grand log home sits in a clearing on the top of a hill, with views of the 144-acre site and the surrounding farms and wilderness. The address is Route 180. The closest park is Conkles Hollow 2 miles. Grande Butte – Hocking Hills is 9 miles from the Chalets front desk, so online check-in is available. And ordering (from our front desk) firewood delivery is recommended!
SIMILAR If you like this chalet, you may also like Fallswood (sleeps 18, starting summer 2018), Fireside (sleeps 18) or Big Sky (sleeps 16).