Title

Sustainable Development, An Ecolodge: A Plan for the Quiet Mountain Lodge

Presenter Information

Sara Kutzke

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Location

SURC Ballroom A

Start Date

17-5-2012

End Date

17-5-2012

Abstract

The graphic representation of the proposed lodge highlights the principles of sustainable development. “Quiet Mountain” is conveniently located 20 miles east of bustling downtown Seattle. This North Bend ecolodge will represent new tourism in the Pacific Northwest that provides a unique experience. With 15 comfortable, simple rooms that reflect the beauty of the Northwest, guests will appreciate the spirit of the region. The Quite Mountain provides locally sourced food, which allows for a distinctive taste. The lodge, located on a secluded 5-acre property, is constructed of all environment-friendly systems including water, energy and waste. Local guides take guests on tours of the area including biking around Fall City, hiking Mt. Si, and floating the Snoqualmie River, experiencing the great outdoors right! The lodge also provides interpretive tours, organic wine tasting, and participation in local craft markets. With 55 million American households considering themselves “geotravelers”, (www.NatGeorgaphic.com) ecolodges can serve a growing market type. The niche market is expanding and people with a sustainable mentality are beginning to explore different destinations and activities. Most importantly, the lodge will support an array of organizations around the area. Through community social projects, such as assisting clinics, local schools, and providing sustainable tourism training, the lodge strives to make a positive impact for the community members. Compared to the mid to large scale hotels of the area, “Quiet Mountain” provides an range of eco-friendly activities, a different level of care and attentiveness, and a personalized touch that will leave the guest feeling relaxed and transformed.

Poster Number

16

Faculty Mentor(s)

Dorothy Chase

Additional Mentoring Department

Recreation & Tourism

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Sustainable Development, An Ecolodge: A Plan for the Quiet Mountain Lodge

SURC Ballroom A

The graphic representation of the proposed lodge highlights the principles of sustainable development. “Quiet Mountain” is conveniently located 20 miles east of bustling downtown Seattle. This North Bend ecolodge will represent new tourism in the Pacific Northwest that provides a unique experience. With 15 comfortable, simple rooms that reflect the beauty of the Northwest, guests will appreciate the spirit of the region. The Quite Mountain provides locally sourced food, which allows for a distinctive taste. The lodge, located on a secluded 5-acre property, is constructed of all environment-friendly systems including water, energy and waste. Local guides take guests on tours of the area including biking around Fall City, hiking Mt. Si, and floating the Snoqualmie River, experiencing the great outdoors right! The lodge also provides interpretive tours, organic wine tasting, and participation in local craft markets. With 55 million American households considering themselves “geotravelers”, (www.NatGeorgaphic.com) ecolodges can serve a growing market type. The niche market is expanding and people with a sustainable mentality are beginning to explore different destinations and activities. Most importantly, the lodge will support an array of organizations around the area. Through community social projects, such as assisting clinics, local schools, and providing sustainable tourism training, the lodge strives to make a positive impact for the community members. Compared to the mid to large scale hotels of the area, “Quiet Mountain” provides an range of eco-friendly activities, a different level of care and attentiveness, and a personalized touch that will leave the guest feeling relaxed and transformed.