SISTERS, OR -- Work continues on Suttle Lodge, near Sisters, and its new owners hope to reopen the popular attraction later this summer. Donald Kenney of the Mighty Union which took over the resort last fall tells KBND News, "We're finishing up the last of the renovations that we've done on the lodge and the Boathouse. The Boathouse Restaurant needed a whole lot more than the rooms did, but it's coming along and it looks like probably mid-July we'll be ready to start taking reservations and welcoming guests."
But, before they can do that, he says they need to hire about 50 new employees. "The property is pretty large; it's about 15.5 acres so there's a lot of grounds keeping and maintenance. For a bunch of different buildings, there's housekeeping staff; we're still looking for food and beverage management staff for the Boathouse. We're planning on doing events out there that we'll need catering for, that we'll be doing ourselves."
Suttle Lodge will hold a job fair Wednesday, from 10 a.m to 5 p.m. at Fir Street Park in Sisters.
Visitors and those new employees can expect to see a lot of changes at the resort. "The decor is a lot different; we've beefed up the bar that's in the lobby area. Down in the Boathouse Area, we've added a, like a beer lawn," says Kenney. "The Boathouse had flooded a couple years back and hadn't been repaired since. So, we've totally gone through and torn out everything that was musty and moldy and done a full renovation in there."