Heartwood Lodge is a dormitory style lodging facility for educational programs, retreats, and conferences.
The Lodge is a unique facility which accommodates up to fifty people in thirteen dormitory style bunk rooms and one studio/efficiency apartment. Along with our conference, dining, and classroom spaces, it's a perfect space for groups to gather for focused, creative time together.
Solar Energy, Locally Harvested Wood,
and a Commitment
Heartwood Lodge was built with locally sourced materials, by local
tradespeople, using energy efficient, eco-friendly building practices.
The Lodge is a paradigm of inventive architecture fitting perfectly with
nature. Hot water and heat are provided by locally harvested wood and
Heartwood Lodge uses the GARN Wood Heating System. Think of the GARN as a big tank of water that you heat by burning wood. We donât modulate the fire. The entire wood load is burned quickly while the heat is dumped into the large water tank. By doing so, we get a cleaner, more efficient burn. That means less wood, less work, and less smoke.
When a thermostat calls for heat, a pump turns on and draws the hot water out of the tank and into your heated space for distribution. For water usage at the Lodge, the first line of heating is through the solar panels located on the roof. Should the solar not rise to the occasion, the GARN kicks in, and if that is not sufficient, electricity powers on.
For more info on how the GARN Wood Heating System works, click here.