Tram Haus Lodge @ Jay Peak – Installation Day

by TruexCullins, February 17, 2010

This past December during a driving snowstorm, a group of hardy Vermonters gathered together to deliver and install the furnishings for the new Tram Haus Lodge at Jay Peak Resort in time for opening Christmas week. The Tram Haus is the first major piece of construction in the resort’s expansion and development project. TruexCullins was brought in to design custom furnishings and finishes for the interiors of the 57 studio, 1, 2, and 3-bedroom guest suites and the hotel lobby.
In keeping with Jay Peak’s rugged nature and proudly offbeat attitude, touches of local flavor and whimsy were added throughout, including locally sourced wood furniture, linens, and accessories. Handcrafted LED light fixtures and recycled tram cable adorn the lobby, alongside furniture and artwork that evokes the backcountry spirit of the Northeast Kingdom.
As local artisans unwrapped packages and boxes, they unveiled beautifully crafted items including a custom black walnut concierge desk and central banquette, a tram cable thistle sculpture with hand blown glass globes and LED lamps encased in crystal, a patinated copper mirror, hand forged iron lamps with twisted tram cable and red birch bent shades, genuine Jay Peak “photo of the day” photography, red birch platform beds, and iron and red concrete bedside tables. Working in concert with our Interiors Studio team, everything was arranged according to plan, knowing that opening day had arrived and timing was critical.

Echoing Jay Peak’s mission of creating an authentic Vermont experience for visitors and guests, TruexCullins relied on the participation of the talented local craftspeople that we work with everyday. We rely on them for their creativity, ingenuity, and in the end, their ability to deliver on installation day. Frankly, it’s one of the most enjoyable facets of our work. Not only that, but working with local people who use local materials keeps the dollars right here in Vermont. By collaborating with over a dozen Vermont artisans, we helped Jay Peak support our local economy, a key objective of the resort. Jay Peak’s commitment to keeping it local is clearly illustrated throughout the Tram Haus with the quality design and craftsmanship that is synonymous with the Made in Vermont moniker.

Our sincere thanks to:
Dave Allard – Lyndon Furniture
Robin Chase of Maple Corner Woodworks
Marc Lemire Upholstering
Stephen Conant – Conant Metal & Light
Caryn Long – The Window Works
Homer Wells – Sign Language
Jordan Wilson and Todd Sarandos – Red Concrete
Beeken Parsons – Consulting
Photos – Susan Teare

And, of course, Jay Peak Resort
So the next time you’re up at Jay Peak, stop by the new Tram Haus Lodge and see what’s happening on the mountain.

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