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See the new and improved Elizabeth Lake Lodge

Rachel and George Freitag on the patio in front of the office, overlooking the famous mini golf course. Phase Two at the Elizabeth Lake Lodge has been completed, resulting in a total of 24 rooms in the two buildings of the Lodge, the Purcell and the Fisher Wing. - Kerstin Renner
Rachel and George Freitag on the patio in front of the office, overlooking the famous mini golf course. Phase Two at the Elizabeth Lake Lodge has been completed, resulting in a total of 24 rooms in the two buildings of the Lodge, the Purcell and the Fisher Wing.
— image credit: Kerstin Renner

Over the last few days, the finishing touches have been made at Phase Two of the Elizabeth Lake Lodge construction and on Tuesday, June 28, the Freitag family is welcoming the community for the grand opening of the new Fisher Wing.

The Freitag’s purchased the motel, formerly known as the Ponderosa, in 2004 and with the amount of changes they have made since then, it is difficult to recall the original building.

Elizabeth Lake Lodge has scooped up many awards in the last few years and has been ranked in the top ten for Best Bargain hotels in Canada on TripAdvisor for three years. “This was our first year we also got best service,” George Freitag points out.

What is most striking about Elizabeth Lake Lodge is the attention to detail; from the big smile with which each guest is greeted to the cheerful flowerboxes in each window, the granite counters in the rooms and the pebbled walkways and colourful murals.

Even behind the scenes, the lodge is anything but ordinary. In their effort to be leaders in green building construction, the Freitags have installed a waste water heat recovery system and the building is wired for solar hot water system.

With all the improvements, some things have not changed over the years at Elizabeth Lake. The lodge offers the best beds in town. “Every room has a brand-new English bed,” George Freitag emphasizes. Guest are also offered many other luxuries, including heated towels, leather recliners, flat screen TVs and hardwood floors. Make sure to have a look at the unique library suite.

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