We were looking on craigslist for some great new wooden rocking chairs to put on the patios in the rooms and found some great chairs exactly like what we were looking for. When we went to pick them up at the lady's house it turns out she is a designer who specializes in a "rustic- log cabin" look. She offered to come out and take a look at Pine River Ranch and offer some advice. That's when the tornado of remodeling began!
She went through all the rooms and gave us some fabulous ideas to remodel the rooms and add great personal touches to each room. Like the great river rock lamps we created and new bird watching guides and binoculars in each of the rooms. We've spent the last month collecting great pieces for each of the rooms and painting as fast as we can for the holiday season!
My personal favorites are the flat screen TVs (who can argue with that! We do have about 150 DVDs here for people to watch when they stay, so now they can watch them on a great new TV) and the new sitting area in the main house. We brought in some new couches and chairs and great throw blankets to create a warm and inviting setting in front of the fireplace for people that want to come in and visit. Another favorite I am currently working on is the awesome new table that is going to be in the main house. I've found the wood from the property and am building a giant log table to seat up to 12 people. It is going to be great for weddings so we can serve breakfast family style and everyone can tell stories from the night before!
Nicole, who maintains our website absolutely loves the new paint in all the rooms. It went from white to beautiful reds, greens and browns which really add a great touch to each room. She loves how the new rooms look on the website so far and can't wait to get up pictures once the remodel is done! Here's a quick Before & After sneak peak of the progress in the Nason Suite.