The Lodge at Woodloch Blog

Where Nature Nurtures

Chef Josh shares a seasonal mushroom recipe to put all of the freshly picked Maitake mushrooms to good use! With seasonal mushrooms and freshly made cheese, this is an impressive, yet quick dish to serve when entertaining.

Falling Into Maitake

Just like plants need the earth, humans benefit from the earth as well.  There is increasing evidence that shows that “grounding” or “earthing” has immense benefits on our health, stress levels and ability to sleep well.

Get Grounded!

There’s no better way to embrace the fall season than by enjoying its bountiful harvest! This year, our own garden has been flourishing.  Nature has been nurturing us in plenty!  We invite YOU to enjoy in our fall bounty.

Nature’s Bounty

Life. Is. Hectic.

Especially this time of year when summer starts to wind down and real life (and routine) sets back in.  School, sports, after school activities, work deadlines and budget reviews are a constant pull (in multiple directions).

A Path of Graciousness

FLOAT Therapy is a very unique experience because it allows the body to float in water with high concentrations of Epsom salt. The benefits of FLOAT Therapy in Epsom salt include the relief of muscular tension, joint inflammation and arthritic pain, as well as improved sleep, concentration, and skin ailments. FLOAT Therapy can also help to reduce headaches, high blood pressure, and more. The Epsom Salt creates a naturally sterile environment.

Float Your Worries Away!

In honor of all that summer has to offer, Executive Chef Josh Tomson has shared a recipe brimming with seasonal flavor. Put your garden bounty to good use with this Grilled Chicken Bahn Mi recipe – you’ll savor every delicious bite!

Grilled Chicken Banh Mi

Milkweed and Monarchs go together like peas & carrots. Monarch butterflies depend on milkweed. It is where they lay their eggs, and it is all the caterpillars eat. For this reason, we encourage and promote milkweed growth, and we are thrilled to see so much milkweed growing around us. We have many monarch caterpillars happily eating away in our Farm-To-Table garden.

Monarch Season

August holds one of our favorite awareness days, National Relaxation Day…which we like to celebrate every day.  Whether getting Zen comes easy for you or a real struggle, we have just the ticket to finding a Zen life.

National Relaxation Day

I recently took a crash course in the Art of Getting Over It at The Lodge at Woodloch.  It is not a book, not a program and not even a package (although maybe it should be) but rather a jam packed schedule of activities, healthy food and nature that somehow lifted a huge weight off of my shoulders.

The Art of Getting Over It

Executive Chef Josh Tomson and Master Herbalist Nathaniel Whitmore spent some time yesterday exploring The Lodge grounds foraging for mushrooms. They were largely looking for Chanterelles – Smooth Chanterelles and Black Trumpets. 

Foraging for Wild Mushrooms