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Putting the Final Touches to Salishan Lodge

On June 1, the Salishan
Lodge and Golf Resort will officially unveil a comprehensive renovation
aimed at restoring the property’s natural elegance and adding modern
upgrades. The year-long, multimillion-dollar project followed the resort’s
purchase by Eugene, Ore.-based Spring Capital Group. Renovations include
major enhancements to guest facilities, dining options and landscaping, as
well as a complete renovation of the renowned links-style golf course. A Comprehensive Renovation

Throughout the 750-acre resort, major changes, improvements and minor
touches are abundant. Changes include:

—Covered walkways restored with 125,000 board-feet of cedar and
illuminated;—Roads and parking areas repaired, repaved and sealed;—
The main lodge and several guestroom units repainted in warm exterior
colors;—Shake rooftops refurbished with fresh cedar. Revitalized Dining

The renovation upgraded existing restaurants, revived old favorites and
introduced new ones.

The Salishan Dining Room features a new cooking line, a private dining
area and in the foyer, a temperature-controlled, 750-bottle wine showcase.


The resort’s Wine Cellar now hosts its own private dining area and holds
more than 10,000 bottles, including a broad selection of fine Northwest

The Sun Room Restaurant, previously converted to a gift shop by previous
owners, has returned with a unique approach to casual dining.

The new Club House bar and grill offers hearty dining from the newly
renovated pro shop.

Improving a Legendary Golf Course

To preserve the golf course’s status as one of the Northwest’s finest,
Spring Capital brought in Oregon golf legend Peter Jacobsen and his design
firm, Jacobsen Hardy Golf Course Design, to execute a three-million-dollar
renovation, including:

—Rebuilt greens;—Repositioned bunkers to emphasize strategy;—
Improved turf conditions;—Layout changes for improved playability;—
New drainage systems to enable year-round play;—Enhanced views and
aesthetics. Guest Amenities Guest rooms and facilities received a number
of enhancements, including:—High-speed Internet in all rooms;—
Improved in-room lighting;—Completely refurbished suites;—A fully
renovated gift shop;—New, state-of-the-art fitness equipment;—
Dehumidifier systems for the fitness center and swimming pool areas. The
Shops at Salishan

Several measures were taken to better integrate the adjacent Shops at
Salishan marketplace with the resort while enriching the shopping

—A new deli and upscale wine bar were added;—The return of the
nationally known Lawrence Gallery;—Improved lighting and landscaping;
—New awnings, siding and grand entryways;—A stone fireplace in the
central courtyard. A Natural Approach to Landscaping

Portland’s Teufel Nursery was contracted to restore the resort’s
landscaping with an emphasis on native plants. The original landscape
designs, as drawn up by the late Barbara Feely, have helped guide the

Improved Accommodations for Events

The former Cedar Tree Restaurant has been converted into a meeting room
with capacity for 105 guests and overlooks pristine Siletz Bay. In
addition, a renovated business center and new Internet Cafe support
work-minded travelers.

Still to Come: A Full Day Spa

In late 2004, a European-style day spa will open at Salishan in an all-new
facility. The spa will offer guests a full slate of services in a relaxing
and luxurious environment.