The original Davis Lodge was dedicated in 1932 in honor of H.O. Davis, editor of the Daily Pantagraph. The site of the lodge overlooks the widest expanse of Lake Bloomington and has been the site of various concessions and restaurants over the years. The original lodge had two huge fireplaces, which required 50 tons of stone to construct. These fireplaces still remain and provide a warm atmosphere for the City's rental guests.
The newly-completed facility is heated and air-conditioned in order to accommodate guests throughout the year. The lodge has a large, central meeting room inside, with a capacity for 100 people, a kitchen facility with plenty of counter space, and a commercial refrigerator and stove. Two separate screened rooms and a large patio overlook Lake Bloomington.
A large, covered barbecue grill and plenty of picnic tables are available outside. The facility is fully accessible. Alcohol and smoking are not allowed. Folding tables and chairs are provided.
This beautiful log facility is now available for rent to the public for weddings, receptions, reunions, graduations, business meetings and other functions. For reservations and additional rental information, please click here to view our brochure or call the City of Bloomington Public Works Department at (309) 434-2157 .
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