Stein Eriksen Lodge to be remodeled |

Stein Eriksen Lodge to be remodeled

Stein Eriksen Lodge is getting a facelift.

The lodge recently announced an $8 million renovation is under way, designed to ensure it continues to provide a top-shelf experience for guests. According to a press release, the renovation will include updating 100 of the lodge’s 180 rooms with new flooring, paint, granite counter tops, ovens, hot tubs and furnishings. The Mountain Lodge will also be renovated with new carpet and furnishings.

John Perry, communications manager, said renovations are a necessity for the lodge as it continues to maintain its standing as a world-class destination. The lodge routinely earns prestigious honors such as the Forbes’ Five Star and AAA Five Diamond awards.

"It’s huge for us," Perry said in an interview with The Park Record. "It’s something that is definitely cyclical for the lodge. We’re always working on updates, but this just happens to be one of the bigger ones. Obviously, it’s a big overhaul. It’s just trying to make sure the lodge is up-to-date and modern. I think it’s all just part of the process of keeping up that gold standard and the Stein way. They’re always working with designers to update the rooms."

Perry said it’s important to continue to provide quality service while the construction, which is slated to be finished in December, is going on. With so much of the lodge undergoing work, that can be a challenge. But the renovation schedule has been designed to ensure the work doesn’t even register as a blip on guests’ radar.

"It won’t actually affect the guest experience at all," Perry said. "It’s all strategically done. The rooms have been blocked out during slower periods, so nobody will even notice there are renovations being done."

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Jane Greer, principal and designer at Juxtapose, a design company involved in the renovation, said in the press release that guests will find that the new look fits in nicely with what they’ve come to expect from the lodge.

"The intent of the design team is to enhance and update Stein Eriksen Lodge’s refined, yet rustic, look and incorporate clean-lined elements, with everything inspired by Stein Eriksen’s Norwegian-influenced aesthetic," she said. "We will enhance the charm of what is quintessentially Stein Eriksen, while creating a space where guests will enjoy increased comfort rooted in functionality."

Russ Olsen, CEO of the lodge, said in the press release that the renovations will continue to set Stein Eriksen Lodge apart from other destinations.

"For the past three decades, Stein Eriksen Lodge has consistently raised the bar when it comes to alpine hospitality and investing in the lodge with this project further demonstrates our continued commitment to providing guests with the utmost level of service and luxurious accommodations," he said.