MORGANTOWN — After 20 years because the backdrop for weddings, reunions, soccer weekends and recollections of all types, BOPARC is making its lodge atop Dorsey’s Knob the middle of some much-needed consideration.
The lodge close to Sky Rock and its panoramic view of the Monongahela River Valley started life as a residential residence.
When Dorsey’s Knob got here beneath BOPARC’s umbrella round 2002, the house was utterly renovated and opened for reservations.
“It was beginning to see some put on and tear, as could be anticipated within the hospitality trade,” BOPARC Government Director Melissa Wiles stated. “We additionally needed to improve the customer expertise, on condition that client expectations have modified and advanced over the previous 20 years.”
So BOPARC dipped into its gross sales tax allocation, and utilizing a mix of contracted and in-house experience, set about giving the favored attraction new life.
The lodge just lately reopened after a nine-month, $450,000 improve.
The renovations have been intensive and included a complete alternative of the deck, with an prolonged patio space and outside hearth. The lodge’s siding, home windows and doorways have been changed. The car parking zone was repaved and the property was surrounded with new fencing and landscaping.
Inside, some flooring, baseboards and drywall have been addressed, together with a number of the lodge’s dated options. A second-floor rest room was renovated and one other bed room house was added.
That was simply part one.
Wiles stated the lodge shall be closing down once more sooner or later to finish the makeover, estimated at one other $175,000 to $200,000.
That work will embrace a brand new roof and kitchen transform, in addition to the alternative of some flooring.
“We even have a small slip on the hill behind the lodge that can get a retaining wall to help with that subject,” Wiles stated. “We’re nonetheless within the technique of getting the schedule for Part II labored out.”
The lodge sleeps as many as 16. It at present has a ready listing that BOPARC is working via.
Wiles stated weekends keep booked steadily all year long. Week-long leases choose up in the summertime and run via the vacations.
“It’s fashionable for household reunions, holidays and through soccer season. We even have our share of day leases for conferences and retreats, the place we’ll make the most of the primary flooring and the decrease flooring solely,” she stated.
BOPARC remains to be working to replace the pricing construction for future leases.
Contact BOPARC at 304-296-8356 for extra info or to inquire about bookings.