The Clermont Lodge, a three-story, 120 unit resort featuring 56 hotel rooms, 40 one and two-bedroom bungalows, and 24 individual cabins, will be spread across a pristine 30-acre property in Dennis Township, New Jersey, just five minutes from the beach.
Developer John Connors Sr. is proposing a $65-70 million high-end development complete with a tavern, playhouse, and two event barns. The lodge, event barns, and playhouse would be built on a proposed 2-acre, man-made lake. Much of the woods that occupy the property would be preserved, and walking trails would lead to pickle ball courts, a croquet lawn, multiple pools, a fire pit, and a picnic area.
Connor’s vision for the lodge was inspired by the Cottage Grove Inn, in California’s Napa Valley, the Yachtsman Hotel, in Kennebunkport, Maine, and other inspirations from Woodloch Resort, in the Pocono Mountains, and Blackberry Farm, in Walland, Tennessee.