Wasatch Lake Cabins and Lodge adds new property management team

Sunday, January 16, 2022
Already veterans of the service industry, Ryan and Tara Cummings are the new property managers of Wasatch Lake in northwestern Owen County.
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POLAND — Wasatch Lake has announced the addition of a husband-and-wife team to reside at and manage the 400-acre private retreat and woodland getaway.

Ryan and Tara Cummings joined the Wasatch Lake team in the fall of 2021 and are looking forward to caring for the property and managing guest experiences.

“With such a great love of the outdoors and over 25 years of combined hospitality experience, Wasatch Lake is the perfect place for Ryan and Tara to apply their skills and passions,” Wasatch Lake owner Turner Woodard said.

A getaway destination just a short drive from Greencastle in Owen County, Wasatch Lake is a 400-acre private woodland that is open year-round and offers the tranquility of nine lake front and wooded cabins nestled around a 50-acre bass fishing lake.
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Tara graduated from Hanover College with a liberal arts degree and Ryan graduated from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University with a major in finance. The pair met in Bloomington and moved to Indianapolis together in 2014, and that’s where they began their careers in the hospitality industry.

Both Ryan and Tara have worked for various style restaurants in a variety of positions, including responsibilities as server, bartender, cook, maître d’ and general manager.

After two decades in the restaurant business, they knew they wanted to eventually leave the city for a home amongst the trees. A part-time skill of Ryan’s, in-home furniture repair, led them to a chance encounter helping the Woodards at Wasatch Lake. They quickly fell in love with the property and are excited to help it continue to thrive as a unique weekday, weekend or weeklong country getaway.

In their spare time, Ryan is a collage artist and Tara makes handmade leather journals. Tara is also a beekeeper and gardener. “We’re so excited to be given this opportunity to be caretakers for such a beautiful property,” Tara said. “We feel as though we are the lucky ones to get to welcome guests to the property and to watch them enjoy this wonderful piece of Indiana countryside.”

A getaway destination just an hour southwest of Indianapolis (and 35 minutes from downtown Greencastle) in Owen County, Wasatch Lake is a 400-acre private woodland that is open year-round and offers the tranquility of nine lake front and wooded cabins nestled around a 50-acre bass fishing lake. The 9,000-square foot Long House Lodge and Conference Center offers a unique setting for wedding receptions, corporate retreats, reunions and private parties.

For more information visit wasatchlake.com or call (317) 488-7373 for reservations. Wasatch Lake is owned by Turner James Investments - TurnerJamesInvestments.com.

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  • I hope they CLEAN UP the cabins and the Long House Lodge. It really needs it. Last time I was there the cabin I was in was so dirty that I cleaned with Clorox wipes that I brought. You could hardly see out of the windows, they were so dirty. The refrigerator was disgusting. Linens had a smell to them, I think they hadn't been washed in a long time. These are just a few of the things that needed to clean. The Lodge was so dark (lights were out or not working). There was dust and cobwebs everywhere. Not much to do in the Lodge for children. The cabins and Lodge need a deep cleaning that's for sure!!

    We did enjoy the fishing.

    -- Posted by cen98 on Sun, Jan 16, 2022, at 6:55 PM
  • My daughter had her wedding there. Other than a major snow storm everything was beautiful and clean.

    -- Posted by Nit on Sun, Jan 16, 2022, at 8:24 PM
  • Agree with the previous commenter. I used to spend 1-2 weekends at Wasatch every year, but even though the caretakers were as friendly as ever and the scenery was still perfect, the cabins were getting run down and not feeling like the kind of place one spends $250-300 or more per night for. I hope to become a regular guest again if conditions improve.

    -- Posted by techphcy on Mon, Jan 17, 2022, at 2:29 PM
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