Summer and winter business is good at Logan Canyon’s Beaver Creek Lodge and lodge President Bryan Lundahl hopes to make it even better when he goes before the Cache County Planning Commission Thursday seeking a conditional use permit to allow for expansion of the business’ master plan. “Right now we have a very busy summer season and a very busy winter season,” said Lundahl, “and we would like to be able to accommodate more people during those times. Our setback is that we have a slower spring and slower fall. Yet, fall in Logan Canyon is the best time to be here. The colors are changing, it’s absolutely beautiful. There aren’t as many people in the canyon. “So we would like to find a way to get more people to come and take advantage of what we have to offer and to enjoy fall in Logan Canyon.” Lundahl said he wants to target groups of horse owners who are looking for a place they can stay in comfort, such as Beaver Creek Lodge, and have their horses boarded in a barn Lundahl hopes to build. That would give his guests the option of a guided ride or a self-guided ride in the surrounding mountains. “In addition to that we want to look at getting some horsemanship clinics and classes in a new arena, to help promote people’s enjoyment of horseback riding.” The current “rental cabin” at Beaver Creek Lodge includes 11 rooms and Lundahl said he would eventually like to build another one. “The second cabin which we would hope to build if the business stays good, would probably be twice the size of the current one. “We have a narrow niche right now that includes people in the winter who come to rent our snowmobiles and stay in our lodge. We would like to expand that to people who have their own snowmobiles, plus skiers, too.” He said Beaver Creek Lodge gets more traffic to its web site through the Beaver Mountain web site than anything else and with Beaver Creek marketing in the winter to more skiers and snowmobilers, he feels building more accommodations on site will expand that part of the business.
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