Lodge, noun, a lovely place to stay, temporarily
A lodge has come to mean a house or hotel in the country or mountains where people stay on vacation, especially when they want to hunt or fish, or just get away and relax.
The older (12th century) sense of the word is as a small, crude shelter or habitation, made of boughs of leaves. The modern sense of the word meaning a hunter’s cabin developed in the late 14th century. It was related to the French verb, loger meaning to temporarily put one up. These humble accommodations for hunters developed into the over the top and sumptuous chateau of France’s Loire Valley. In the 17th and 18th century, the English followed suit in an English manner by building lodges as a temporary retreat from the manor during the hunting season. Something less than a stately house or manor, a place to get away and relax from the rigors of social life. In the 19th century the Swiss converted mountain huts into lodges to accommodate skiers and mountain climbers.
Wescott Lodge Dining
And one can create their own lodge with the Nichols & Stone Wescott Lodge dining room table. “Tally-ho” says the huntsman at the sight of the fox. After the hunt it is a hearty meal of steak and kidney pie with peas and carrots, and for desert, a tasty treat of Yorkshire pudding topped off with a glass of sherry.