Black Butte Ranch announced Monday it will open its new $20 million lodge to the public on May 1. The building will serve as a dining and meeting space.
The resort said in a release that the 22,100-square-foot lodge will house a restaurant and bar, a second-floor lounge and bar, private dining room, outdoor dining and a state-of-the-art kitchen that includes a catering facility. There will also be event space and a meeting room.
“This is an important step for Black Butte Ranch, bringing to completion a reimagining of the heart of one of the Northwest’s most celebrated and treasured destination resorts,” said Shawn McCance, CEO of Black Butte Ranch in a statement.
RELATED: ‘It’s going to be a destination’: Black Butte Ranch building brand new lodge
The new Lodge replaces Black Butte Ranch’s 50-year-old original lodge. After the old lodge was torn down, crews broke ground on the new structure in November 2021.
A 219-year-old ponderosa tree had to be removed to make way for the new structure and the wood is being reclaimed to make furniture for the future lodge.
The $20 million project is funded mainly by Black Butte Ranch homeowners who largely approved the change in two rounds of votes in 2021. Staff believes the nostalgia of the former lodge was the drawback for the roughly 30% of voters against the update.
The resort says it’s tried to incorporate some of the nostalgic things the homeowners wanted to see. Those elements include the old beams and floorboards, all of the art, and the doorway and bar made from timber on-site.