Thunderbird Lodge

Thunderbird Lodge

Bergschlawiner
Bergschlawiner

October 21st, 2007, 10:09 pm #1

Can anyone tell me what year the Thunderbird Lodge was shut down? Just looked at the food prices still posted inside and wondering.
Thanks,
Bergschlawiner in North Bend
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Joined: February 13th, 2005, 12:01 am

October 21st, 2007, 11:57 pm #2

I want to say early 80's.
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brandon
brandon

October 23rd, 2007, 12:13 am #3

Can anyone tell me what year the Thunderbird Lodge was shut down? Just looked at the food prices still posted inside and wondering.
Thanks,
Bergschlawiner in North Bend
interesting...
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Arthur Farash
Arthur Farash

October 23rd, 2007, 5:17 am #4

Hamburger $2.50
Cheeseburger $2.75
ThunderBurger $3.75
Peanut Butter and Jelly $1.95
Jumbo Hot Dog $11.95
Sodas 75 cents
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Arthur Farash
Arthur Farash

October 23rd, 2007, 5:18 am #5

I want to say early 80's.
The Pass PR person guesses around 1990-1991
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Joined: January 22nd, 2004, 5:07 pm

October 23rd, 2007, 5:40 am #6

Hamburger $2.50
Cheeseburger $2.75
ThunderBurger $3.75
Peanut Butter and Jelly $1.95
Jumbo Hot Dog $11.95
Sodas 75 cents
12 bucks for a hot dog - and twenty years ago???

That thing must've been as long as a ski. Anyone ever have/see one?

If I remember correctly, someone said they didn't have running water up there? Was this stuff heated and then brought up? No water with that menu is possible, but it just seems odd.
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Joined: January 1st, 1970, 12:00 am

October 23rd, 2007, 6:53 am #7

yea, they used to have outhouses sitting outside below the building. I don't see why running water would be required for a building to be open, if not just for warming up, or maybe eating a sack lunch. If someone needed running water they could just ski down to the lodge. One good thing is the Tbird lodge is in Kittitas county where restrictions are less and permits are faster to come by.

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Blackhat
Blackhat

October 23rd, 2007, 12:44 pm #8

The county line actually goe right through the middle of the building. Half in Kittitas and half in King. The reason it was closed is because of the Health Department. They required running water for sanitary reasons. The place was a goldmine. Interesting poit is with all the electronics in the building there are NO rodents. We used to have a lot of them before when the building was quasi empty.
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Joined: January 25th, 2007, 10:56 pm

October 24th, 2007, 12:07 am #9

Can anyone tell me what year the Thunderbird Lodge was shut down? Just looked at the food prices still posted inside and wondering.
Thanks,
Bergschlawiner in North Bend
Well, that old building. I think it was constructed for postcards. All the food was brought up on the lift. The burgers were dry and wrapped in foil and they sold beer too. In fact in the mid 70's a fella I knew would get free beer. On weekday evenings one could ski under the structure and access the building thru the wood collection area. Crawl up and in to the building and get free beer ! I only witnessed this occurance one time (but it was all Budwiser). And in a related story
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Bergschlawiner
Bergschlawiner

October 24th, 2007, 12:35 am #10

Hamburger $2.50
Cheeseburger $2.75
ThunderBurger $3.75
Peanut Butter and Jelly $1.95
Jumbo Hot Dog $11.95
Sodas 75 cents
Should be:
Jumbo Hot Dog $1.95
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