MANNING PARK LODGE (Eagle's Nest)
Manning Park Resort, 2004-05
"Shed a tear for the fate
of the last lonely EAGLE,
For you know he never will land."
~ New Riders of the Purple Sage
Manning Park Lodge is a 41 room resort hotel. This major addition and renovation resulted in the upgrading and expansion of the guest rooms, adding "accessible" rooms and washrooms, and public areas, as well as providing a new entry, lobby, front desk, conference rooms and resort office administration offices.
The sustainable environmental design concept for the Manning Park Lodge is reminiscent of traditional mountain resort vernacular. Use of indigenous, durable materials including cedar, fir log posts and exposed beams, rock walls are important design elements. Artwork has been incorporated into the structural detailing with animals from the area highlighted to mark the entry and main lobby. Manning Park Resort has been acknowledged for its stewardship approach towards sustainable development. It is recognized by the Government as a “model ” for future green eco resorts in Provincial Parks.
The Manning Park Loon Lagoon Recreation Centre is a geo-exchange heated green resort building—a commercial swimming pool, two indoor hot tubs, a sauna, and exercise facility. The design also includes an outdoor hot tub and other amenities. In keeping with the resort's fresh air experience, healthy mandate, the pool and hot tubs are ozone treated. As well, a resort laundry facility is incorporated in an attached wing to the centre. Adjacent to the Loon Lagoon Recreation Centre is the renovated Nordic Centre which caters to cross country skiers and snowshoeing enthusiasts.