Hello Marcus and past guests,
Your lodge looks fabulous and I have added you to our must do list.
I have some questions about your beautiful fireplace if you have a few moments to answer. I am in the planning stages for a mountain retreat for my family, and I would like to incorporate in indoor, or semi indoor central fireplace in a great room just as you have done. I am curious if you have issues with the room being smoky, and if not, how you deal with that. I am guessing the circular metal ring hanging above is for heat retention more than for guiding the smoke.
Marcus if you have an tips for me for planning or construction I would love to hear them. And if any past guests would love to share comments about the fireplace as Shashank has done I would really appreciate it.
Thanks very much and we'll see you in the mountains!
Todd, from BC Canada.
Hello Todd, I am glad you like our fireplace. The room is only smoky when the weather is too warm for a fire! With cold air outside the smoke is drawn up and out through louvers in the roof. Also, the air is very still at night in the winter and this helps ensure a steady column of smoke rising up directly, not blowing about the room. The metal ring is aesthetic only - to create a sense of height in the centre of the room.
An alternate option may be that designed by the famous Boris Lisanevitch for his Royal Hotel 'Yak and Yeti Bar' where he had a central fire with a copper conical chimney up to the ceiling. This can be seen today in Hotel Yak & Yeti's main restaurant.
Enjoy designing your mountain retreat!
Best wishes from us all at Tiger Mountain.
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