From the patio of your Residence Club cabin to the many spaces and places within The Barn or The Post, there’s no shortage of spots to gather with your people at the Ranch. And while most are breezily accessible from every corner of the community, one locale in the backcountry has a peaceful charm that’s worth the short trek. Introducing the Lost Library.
A luxurious indoor-outdoor lounge set along the River Trail, the Lost Library offers an idyllic setting to host your next get-together in the wild. And best of all, it can be reserved ahead of time for however you’d like to enjoy it. Need some inspo? Here are some of our members’ favorite ways to enjoy The Lost Library.
1. Celebrate someone’s birthday.
We’ve got cornhole boards and bags on deck, a fire pit and tons of seating — it’s the perfect setting for a small or midsize celebration of friends and family. The views and atmosphere are perfect for daytime parties. Equally so, string lights and the fire pit set the mood for an evening soirée. Surrounded by trees, cliffs and the flowing river, there are no neighbors to disturb (other than the four-legged or winged kinds!) — so laugh, cheer and celebrate without worry out here.
2. Host your next book club meeting.
In order to really set the scene when it’s your turn to host, make sure to choose a book set in the wilderness (or with elements of nature, at least). Think: Kristin Hannah’s The Great Alone or Delia Owens’ Where the Crawdad’s Sing. Let the songs of the rushing river, calling birds and rustling leaves gently envelop you as you discuss plot twists and epic journeys over small plates and wine.
3. Enjoy some moments of solitude.
Whether you’re at The Residence Club with family or entertaining a whole slew of guests, sometimes you just need a moment away from it all. Enjoy the serenity and seclusion as you use the space for whatever your soul needs: meditation, journaling, reading, writing, knitting — you name it.
4. Have a nice lunch during a day on the trails.
Whether you plan to hike, bike or stroll through the backcountry trails, make sure to pack plenty of water and a lunch to enjoy at your designated stopping point: The Lost Library, of course. Rest your legs, cool off in the river and fuel up for the rest of your journey.
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