The former Shady Lawn Motel, known for its famed slogan of being "air conditioned by nature", has undergone extensive renovations and has opened to the public on Sunday, April 1, 2012. The lodge, previously owned by Newland resident Sam Ray, was reacquired by the family within the past 1.5 years, with Ray’s grandson, Justin, assuming the duties of overseeing and executing the reconstruction process on the facility and operating the business.
For decades, Shady Lawn Motel was the singular lodging destination for visitors passing throughNewland, and Justin Ray hopes the new Shady Lawn Lodge will experience similar success and serve to help those traveling through the area to consider an extended visit in town.
Shady Lawn Lodge houses 20 units, with five different styles of rooms, all non-smoking and pet-free.
Sizes range from a one queen-size bed unit to a 900-square-foot apartment unit with two bedrooms and pullout sofa that will sleep six to eight people. The lodge includes three full-sized one-bedroom suites separated away from a living room with king-sized beds and a queen-sized sleeping sofa.
The Restaurant is currently open for breakfast Tuesday - Saturday beginning at 6:30am and lunch is served Tuesday - Saturday until 4:00pm. Dinner is served Thursday - Saturday evenings from 5:00pm till close. Sundays we have the all you can eat country style buffet beginning at 11:00am until 3:00pm.
There are numerous restaurants within walking distance of the lodge.