Thursday, July 4, 2013

Cedar Crest Lodge, Pleasanton, KS - Romance, Rest and Reunions

"Variety's the very spice of life, That gives it all its flavour." 
                                                                                                   - William Cowper  
                                        he Task (1785)--'The Timepiece' (Book II, lines 606-7)

I will be the first to proclaim that I like a certain amount of change in my life.  Monotony is NOT my friend and I become very irritable at the thought.  That is one of the reasons I consider myself fortunate to be a part of our family business.  Even though it appears that we at Cedar Crest Lodge simply offer lodging for guests - our purpose (and variety) goes way beyond that simple task.

As I am typing this, we are hosting a 4-night family reunion for 35 people ranging in age from 6 weeks to 87 years.  Yesterday, a family left to travel back to 3 different states after staying here for a 3-night reunion.  If the amount of laughter and smiles are an indication - both families will walk away with a heart full of memories. 

Last weekend our couples consisted of a 29th birthday celebration, an out-of-state vacation, a couple reconnecting with each other, a Mom and daughter getaway, and 3 anniversary couples.  As you can see, these guests were all looking for more than a place to lay their heads at night.  I believe they were looking for an experience to take back with them to their day-to-day lives. 

To me, "variety is the spice of life" and I am proud to say that Cedar Crest Lodge can offer a variety of experiences to many different people.  It is, in fact, the essence of what we are all about:  a respite for guests who need to reconnect with each other, nature, God or even themselves. 


  1. I could never imagine you and Matt letting any grass grow under your feet! Your enthusiasm is what makes the place so special.

  2. We greatly enjoyed our Family reunion stay..the photo's we had on the front lawn arrived and we are all talking and sharing the fun we had..(Even one of the cats joined in)
    Appreciate all the memories.
    Kevin Larson ....
    Larson Family Reunion 2013