The Lodge, along with multiple support structures, is located in a manicured, tree covered “park-like” setting. It is common to view whitetail deer and turkey in the mornings and afternoons, with turkey roosting in the trees in the late evening. This Lodge Compound has been the major gathering area for Boone’s family and guests over the years. It has served an important role as a place where corporate heads have met to discuss and craft multi-million-dollar business transactions, and politicians and large donors have gathered for political events. Few, if any, facilities can match the beauty of the Lodge Compound.
Initial construction on the Lodge began in 1988, with numerous updates and additions added over the years. Presently, the Lodge itself comprises in excess of 25,000 square feet with an additional approximately 10,000 square feet of porches and patio areas. The Lodge features an elaborate master bedroom and master bath, large dining room with massive fireplace, living/great room with two fireplaces, library with spiral staircase, conference room, thirty seat theater/media room, wine cellar, office, commercial kitchen, smaller dining area, and large basement area with a free standing spiral staircase.
Surrounding the Lodge is significant landscaping, in-ground sprinkler systems, and underground electrical service. Adding to the ambiance of the Lodge are numerous bronze sculptures tastefully positioned on the grounds. In addition to the Lodge and support structures, the compound features a lighted tennis court, a skeet/trap range, and a small golf course with two fairways and greens and nine tee boxes.
The Family House, which was completed in 2009, is located west of the Main Lodge. This house is a two-story with a third floor lounging and viewing room. The Family House contains over 6,000 square feet of living area and approximately 2,500 square feet of porches and patios. It has five bedrooms, five bathrooms, living area with fireplace, state-of-the-art kitchen and more. Interior finish includes hardwood oak flooring with accent oak beams.
The Pub is located north of the Family House and is a two-story structure containing approximately 2,250 square feet of air-conditioned area. This structure was built in 2005 and features a game room, bathroom, kitchenette, and workout area, all located downstairs. The loft has two sleeping areas and a game room. The interior is rustic with stained concrete floor, fir walls and ceiling, and a rock fireplace.
The Gun Room is a freestanding, single-story structure containing over 400 square feet. This building was constructed in 2005 and features a lounge area, bathroom, and kitchenette. It is a wood frame structure with concrete slab foundation, pre-fabricated steel panel roof and limestone rock exterior. The structure has hardwood flooring and is used for storing ammunition, housing rifles and shotguns, hunting gear, etc.
The Gate House, adjacent to the golf course, is a single family, two-story residence with partial basement. This house has approximately 2,300 square feet of living area, an attached two-car garage, and a deck area. This structure was initially built in 1988 and remodeled in 2003. The house features three bedrooms, three bathrooms, living area with fireplace, and utility room.
In 2007 Boone constructed a charming Chapel located on the north end of the Lodge Compound area. This chapel is situated along the banks of a flowing creek and lake area. Adjacent to the Chapel is the Memory Garden, which was constructed in 2014. This structure is built of stone columns with a wood framed roof. There are pergolas and a beautiful stair-cased waterfall feature behind the structure.
In addition to the above, the Lodge Compound includes other support structures such as storage buildings and the Hilltop House, which is a children’s play house. Overall, the Lodge Compound area is the most user-friendly facility on the ranch. It is designed to house large groups for entertaining or business functions.
Boone’s Lake House has been featured in Architectural Digest Magazine and Cowboys and Indians Magazine. The Lake House contains approximately 11,500 square feet of living area and over 3,800 square feet of porches and patios. The front entry door was originally the front door to Bing Crosby’s home.
The upper level of the home features a large living/great room with fireplace, dining area, master bedroom and bath, 1½ bathrooms, kitchen, utility room, and elevator. A spiral staircase with stone imported from France leads to the lower level where there are two guest bedrooms, three bathrooms, wine cellar and tasting room, office, exercise room, utility room, cedar closet, mechanical room, and storm/safe room. Construction materials throughout the home include steel and wood framing on a concrete slab foundation, cave stone exterior, and travertine flooring.
The home has oak vaulted ceilings, wood cabinets, granite and marble countertops, and a slate roof.
Outdoor balcony railings are bronze and all balconies and porch areas overlook astonishing water features, such as lakes, ponds, waterfalls, and aqueducts. The landscaping, topography features, and water enhancements make the Lake House truly “fit for a king.”
AIRPORT AND HANGAR
The airport is located on the western portion of the ranch. The runway is approximately 6,000 feet long and 100 feet wide. The airport facility was designed and built with FAA approval and meets all of their requirements and regulations.
Approach lights are installed along the runway. The runway itself is constructed of one-foot thick concrete. This airport runway is designed to handle most any size private aircraft.
Adjacent to the runway is a 52,600-square foot concrete tarmac, which connects the airport to the hangar. The sizeable tarmac area is capable of accommodating multiple private aircraft. The hangar facility contains approximately 25,000 square feet with epoxy coated concrete floor. It features a heated electric hangar door opening system, an attractive lounge and restroom area downstairs, and a two-bedroom, two-bathroom pilot’s apartment upstairs.
The entire airport complex is located within an 8-foot-high game fence constructed of 2½ inch steel posts with heavy gauge net wire. In addition, the facility is equipped with a standby 350KW generator system for auxiliary power.
The Dog Kennel is located east of the Lodge complex, between the Lodge and the highway. The Kennel contains approximately 11,000 square feet of usable kennel area, with approximately 3,600 feet being enclosed and air conditioned. There are 40 chain-link dog pens, 20 on each side of a concrete center alleyway.
The Kennel is equipped with full office facilities, a large meat processing-center featuring stainless steel work tables, walk-in cooler/freezer, wash area, and floor drains. The facility includes a veterinary lab, upper level storage, overhead crane and bathroom.