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Wayne Allen

PDT Staff Writer

An open house and re-dedication of the newly renovated Shawnee State Park Lodge in West Portsmouth has been scheduled for this evening at 5 p.m.

The lodge has undergone a number of new renovations aimed at enhancing the experience of visitors.

South Dakota-based U.S. Hotel and Resort Management took over the management of Shawnee Lodge, as well as the Hueston Woods Lodge near Oxford, Ohio, in 2012.

At the time, U.S. Hotels and Resort Management President Tom Biegler said Shawnee Lodge would be getting a new roof and a number of other improvements would be made. All of the 50 lodge rooms now have new carpet, paint, lighting and décor. The 25 cottages at Shawnee State Park have also been upgraded with new carpet and flooring, beds, appliances, furniture, lighting and flat-screen televisions.

Ohio State Parks operates eight resort lodges with 881 rooms, 221 cottages and golf courses at six resorts.

According to released information, all of the cottages at Hueston Woods Lodge have also been modernized.

During the open house and re-dedication there will be door prizes, free vacation packages to Shawnee Lodge, Burr Oak Lodge and Hueston Woods Lodge. Free golf packages and much more.

The is also expected to feature free food and beverages, along with tours of the lodge and the renovated guestrooms and cabins.

Shawnee Lodge and Conference Center is located at 4404B State Route 125, West Portsmouth and can be reached at 888-217-2481.

Wayne Allen may be reached at 740-353-3101, ext. 228, or tallen@civitasmedia.com.

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