Grace Lodge is proud to be the home of a Hodag!
It is claimed that “Rhinelander is the Home of the Hodag, a mythical creature created by Rhinelander pioneer and timber cruiser Gene Shepard in 1896. Although it originated as a hoax, the Hodag became a local legend and the symbol of the City. Many local businesses, as well as the Rhinelander High School sports teams, are named for the Hodag.” This is from the cities website.
To read more about the legend, go here .
The owners of Grace Lodge, Terry and Lynne Friese, have recently purchased at an auction what was termed a “Patriotic Hodag” for our staff and residents to enjoy. Come by and check it out next time you are in the area!