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2009 saw continued renovation to Elizabeth Lake Lodge, this time the entrance was the subject of improvement. The picture below shows the finished deck. The old deck was removed and upgraded to aggregate concrete. The new deck was then finished off with new timber framing to improve the look of the lodge. No detail was left unplanned as the new ramp will be heated in the winter months to ensure safe passage to the office.

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To complete the deck area, benches and chairs were added for a great place to relax and check out the Mini Golf and the superb mural showing the history of the area. The mural alone is worth looking at during your stay if you are unable to play Mini Golf.

ELL Deck

In the image below we look back for direct comparison, the entrance had no cover and lacked parking space for guests to register. The original layout had a steep slope going down to the Mini Golf, this has been replaced with a new retaining wall and stairs to make the trip down safer.

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The entrance work started in early spring with the front retaining wall built up to support the new timber framing and partial roof for the deck. The stairs are next on the agenda, Lochlann is supervising while George is away on business

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The current roof was not strong enough to support the new concrete deck above, demolition of the roof took place over a couple of days. The room below will be renovated for the Hollander and other paper making tools. The new beams to support the concrete were specially milled locally for ELL, they have been left exposed in the room below to highlight the natural beauty of the wood.

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Ready for concrete.

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At this stage it is hard to see the small stones mixed in with the concrete, it is not until the surface is carefully stripped that the rock is exposed.

ell constructionThis was a seemingly very slow stage, the timing is critical to strip just the right amount off the top while walking on newly poured concrete. This stage alone took the entire afternoon to get just right.

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The railing will match the new section of the lodge, the bench below was added in the summer.

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The entrance complete and the Mini Golf looking good in the summer.

 
     
     
     
   

 

Elizabeth Lake Lodge - 590 Van Horne St. South, Cranbrook, British Columbia

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