Pattinson Park Lodge, in the middle of nowhere, is the kind of place that makes you feel like you’ve gone back in time. The main building is an art deco masterpiece that was built in the thirties and the accommodation ranges from traditional log cabins to bright and airy apartments with terraces. Most importantly, the place truly feels like it was built for a Hollywood star and his family. It might not look like it, but when the lights go down and the fireplace is on, you really believe you’re in La La Land.
A Romantic Getaway For A Family
Usually, a family vacation means spending some quality time with the kids while the parents take a long break. But sometimes, you need a break too. That’s why we love a getaway for the parents where they can reconnect with each other and, in some cases, take a romantic break from their daily lives. When you’re in a far-flung place like this, you don’t want to ruin the surprise of an intimate evening. That’s why it’s best to keep things low-profile so that each trip is a secret until the moment of revelation.
A Place To Bookend Special Days
Pattinson Park Lodge has been a part of our family since before kids. My wife and I would come up here for a weekend every year when we were dating and it wasn’t until later that we realized this was a place we wanted to bring our children too. One of the main reasons was that we wanted to have a place to bookend special days with our loved ones. My favorite moment was when our son was about three years old and he looked up at me with his big brown eyes and said, “Papa, can we go to Sleepy Hollow now?” And I said, “Yes, buddy, we’re going to Sleepy Hollow. Let’s go.” We had driven all day, through the woods, and finally made it to this peaceful spot. There were no other cars in sight and it felt like the kind of place you’d want to read a book, or write in your journal.
This is a far cry from the kind of place you’d want to spend your daily life. The serenity here is otherworldly. It’s made me realize how much I love nature. If we’re ever lucky enough to have kids, I can’t wait to take them camping in the wilderness. Maybe set up a yurt for the occasional family get-together.
A Place To Re-Discover Your Senses
When you step into the lodge, the first thing that hits you is the smell, a mix of wood smoke, damp earth, and cut grass. Next, there’s the sound, a sound that’s both subtle and all-encompassing at the same time. It’s an eclectic blend of wildlife, insects, and the wind rustling through the trees. And then there’s the feel, a sense of calm that you just can’t replicate in a city. When you close your eyes, you can almost feel yourself disappearing into the woods, far away from any kind of disturbance.
When you open them again, you’ll be struck by how bright and airy everything seems. There’s a sense of exhilaration too, a feeling that you’ve woken up after a long slumber and are ready to take on the world. You can practically see the stress melt off the faces of your kids as they realize how wonderful this place is.
The Perfect Romantic Spot For A Wedding
You might be getting ready for your wedding day and want to have a ceremony somewhere beautiful. With so much emphasis on the wedding dress and the reception venue, it’s easy to overlook the importance of the actual wedding day. But if you want a truly perfect day that’s full of romance, you need to start with the ceremony. There’s no better place for a proposal than in front of an altar with a church organ playing in the background. Add in some rose petals, an engagement ring, and a glass of champagne and you have the makings of a romantic spot.
It doesn’t have to be a church. You could do something equally as romantic at another place of worship or even at a historical building. There’s nothing quite like an old-fashioned photo booth to make the moment even more special.
There are so many wonderful locations for a wedding, but you need to find something that speaks to you, and your partner. Do your research and see what’s out there, so when the time comes, you can propose in a way that feels right to you.
A House Full Of Memories
What makes a house a house full of memories is the people who live in it. The memories you make in a place like this will stay with you forever, as will the people you love the most. It’s almost as if time stands still when you’re in this house, as you and your family members come back to life, and you relive those precious moments over and over again.
When you walk in the front door, you’ll immediately see a grand staircase that leads to the second floor. The scent of cooking penetrates the air, drawing you to the kitchen, where you see your family sitting down to dinner, all wearing their Sunday best. You want to run up to them and hug them all at once. Your dad sees you and waves you over, taking the wine out of the fridge to pour you a glass. You sit down at the table and everything feels right, as if you’ve never left. It’s a warm glow that emanates from within the walls, creating a sense of comfort and joy. You want to stay here forever, with the people you love the most, reliving the good times ahead of you.
It’s a place that time seems to stand still in, as if reliving those precious moments is all the rage here. You want to wake up in the morning and find the house still intact, with your family members’ laughter reverberating throughout the halls, as if this is still the place you came back to when you had a bad day. You feel safe here. The people are kind, and while the setting might not change, your family will always be there, just like a warm hug. It’s a place that calls you back, time and time again.
So many amazing places… so many precious memories… it’s hard to pick a favorite. If I had to choose, I would say Pattinson Park Lodge is a family favorite because it’s been such a special part of our lives for so long. It’s a place where we can revisit those amazing times, as they unfold before our very eyes. It might not look like it, but when you step inside this house, you’ll feel like you’ve gone back in time. You’ll want to book an appointment with the doctor so you can get your memory checked, just to make sure everything is okay!