If you’re planning a getaway to a national forest, you’re probably envisioning bare-bones accommodations or kitschy motels that were last renovated decades ago. The creative minds behind The Mighty Union (of Ace Hotel Portland fame) are here to tell you, it doesn’t have to be this way. Two years ago they opened the Suttle Lodge, situated on a picturesque 15 acres in Oregon’s Deschutes National Forest, with the hope of bringing some much-needed hipness to a roughing-it environment. Or, as they explained in an interview for the Schoolhouse blog, “We wanted it to feel like you were spending the weekend at your rich, stoner-uncle’s lakeside bachelor pad.” Curious what that means? Let’s take a tour.
Photography by Ellie Lillstrom, except where noted, courtesy of the Suttle Lodge.
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