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The 2018 Lovells Twp. Historical Society historic lodge tour will be at Scott’s Lodge on the North Branch of the AuSable River this year.
Built by Austin & Ruth Scott, with help from the sons of Ed and Bessie Kellogg, the Scott’s established their lodge on the North Branch in 1930. There were four outlying rental cabins, one downstream and 3 upstream, all privately owned now.
Austin Scott and friend Harold Johnson built an addition to the half-log lodge in about 1950. At that time, the Scotts lived in the back half of the Lodge, and rented out the two front bedrooms closest to the river.
Meals were available at the Lodge, cooked by Ruth Scott. Ruth took pride in her cooking and presentation. Regardless of her guest appearance, there had to be tablecloths, a complete set of silverware at the diner’s place and service had to be from the left. But no waders in the dining room!
The Scott’s hosted hundreds of guest at their serene and delightful lodge, many of them returning annually until the Scott’s could host them no longer.
Larry & Marjie Warner bought the Lodge from Ruth Scott in 1981. The Warren’s say they are blessed to have found Scott’s Lodge, and have tried to maintain the flavor of the original Lodge while making improvements through the years. In 2013, Larry & Marjie realized their dream of retiring to the river, and continue to share the Lodge with family and friends… and now with all of you.
Guests will be treated to beverages and an array of appetizers as well as a piece of celebration cake, along with a tour of the Scott’s Lodge and some interesting history too.
We will also be drawing the winner of the AuSable Moments quilt…if you haven’t gotten ticket for this beautiful quilt yet, you can do so anytime between now and that afternoon that we draw.
Tickets are $25 per guest, advance sales only.
Contact Eric Bankhead 989-348-6704, for tickets.