about The Lodge:

 A vision of its owner, Dr. Richard Strauch, The Lodge was conceptualized and designed to reflect his love of the architecture and personality found in the mountains of Colorado and Montana.  Dr. Strauch sat for endless hours with his auto cad software to design a structure that was open, with high vaulted ceilings, massive stone fireplaces and spacious rooms using reclaimed materials reflecting his passion for reclaiming the past and renewable resources.  The main timber frame with its hand-hewn beams and sophisticated rustic appointments was originally an 1850’s barn scheduled for demolition in Liberty, PA.  It was carefully dismantled and reconstructed, along with additional timbers from other barns in 2011, to serve as the structural support for the lodge. Huge stones were trucked in from over an hour away and carefully placed by a crane to serve as the hearth for the massive wood-burning fireplace.  While insurance requirements prohibit guest use, it is truly a work of art to behold. Radiant heat provides even warmth during the winter months regardless of the temperatures outdoors.   Generous windows offer long views down the valley, as well as an opportunity to watch the abundant wildlife in its native habitat that frequents Sundance Ridge.  


The Lodge at Sundance Ridge

231 Benauer Road

Wellsboro, PA 16901


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