Huntington Lodge, Pronghorn's long anticipated newest overnight lodging option, is opening soon. We were fortunate to experience the 104 room lodge prior to its grand opening in an invitation only soft opening as they work out the bugs.
The windy road to Pronghorn off Powell Butte Hwy ends at the Pronghorn gate house were we were greeted by the gate house attendant who asked where we were going. Obviously he notified Huntington Lodge as the two check in attendants greeted by name as we walked in the door. The main entry at the lodge is spacious with check in immediately to the right and concierge services to the left (the concierge was not staffed but we are sure they will be active during peak seasons). Directly in front is the bar where Pronghorn staff were working with the bartenders to "test" the menu; unfortunately none of these tests were available for anyone else to try!
Immediately past the bar, the glass opens to the outside deck were a large fire pit invites many to gather and enjoy the sunset and early evening. We met other Pronghorn employees and a few locals at the fire pit and watched the sun set past the new pool. This is a beautiful setting and I am sure guests at Huntington Lodge will enjoy this experience daily.
Our room on the 2nd floor was just past the bridge that overlooks check in and the bar. Although fairly basic, the room had a nice Illy coffee maker and a back lit mirror in the bathroom. Spa robes and slippers were also available to us, nicely folded and ready for use in our room.
It is exciting to have Huntington Lodge open after so many years. We are sure visitors to Pronghorn will enjoy the experience. But there is a secret not being discussed by the staff - a secret which lies directly under the lodge. There is a lava tube large enough to host events currently accessed by a very steep ladder. But keep the secret until Pronghorn is ready to tell us all!!
Original blog can be read at Bend Premier Real Estate's blog page.