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Renting the Chapter Lodge

IWLA Bush Lake Chapter has a rustic lodge (a hunting shack originally built in the early 1900's) that is available to rent by chapter members.  There is no running water in this rustic lodge, but there is water / toilet-facilities available in the member bathroom that is attached to the caretaker's cabin (about 200' north of the lodge).  

A lodge reservation form can be downloaded HERE.

Lodge Reservation Form

The lodge has been used by Scout Troups, chapter member family reunions, birthdays, etc., along with public education meetings and board & membership meetings of the Bush Lake Chapter.

Below are the rules of the lodge.  If you are interested in renting the lodge, after reading through the lodge rules, contact the caretaker at the email address provided below.

Lodge Rules

  • Only Bush Lake Chapter members are able to reserve the lodge.
  • The signed Lodge Reservation Form, $50 Damage Deposit Check, and Lodge Usage Fee check (or "in-lieu of" service project) must be received by the Chapter Caretaker at least 24 hours prior to the event. 
  • The lodge may be reserved by members for groups up to 30.
  • Member making the reservation must be present during the entire event and is responsible for the safety and behavior of guests and for any damages.
  • $50 refundable damage deposit is required to hold a reservation.  Deposit will not be refunded if any required cleanup is not completed by the member renter.  With acceptable cleanup of an event, by the reserving member, the deposit check will be voided.
  • Member must be present before guests arrive.
  • Member must provide gate opening & closing attendant for arriving guests. Guest vehicles must not block private driveways of neighbors. - Parking outside the gate is not allowed.
  • Member must provide parking attendant, to efficiently park guest vehicles within chapter property, to allow access & parking by other chapter members.
  • Groups must bring their own paper products, trash bags, etc.  Firewood is provided - Do not bring firewood to the Chapter.
  • The reserving member must clean-up the lodge, affected grounds, member bathroom (if used by guests) and pack out all refuse.
  • Parking is limited and users are encouraged to carpool.
  • Cars may not drive or park on the lawn near the lodge.
  • Extinguish your fire completely before you leave the property.
  • Pack it in – Pack it all out - Please help keep the grounds free of litter.
  • No Smoking: Smoking/vaping inside the lodge is not allowed and is prohibited indoors by law.
  • Sound: the Chapter is a private property owner in a residential neighborhood and every effort should be made to keep noise to respectful levels.  Any human-generated sound which can be heard on adjacent properties is too loud.
  • Spring, Summer and Fall usage fee is $2 per person, with a minimum fee of $25 (maximum of 12 cars).
  • Winter usage fee is $4/person, with a minimum fee of $40 (maximum of 8 cars).
  • Contact Chapter Caretaker for checking lodge availability and reservations – pwerdmann@yahoo.com
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