River Run Lodge
"Cake Cutting" Fee | 5 per person
This is our inspiration. William, who is seen here at sunset at the Tide Head Beach on the Restigouche River, where his mother, Jodi, played as a child with her sisters and has since returned to raise him. His father, Jean-Guy, hails from the Abitibi-Temiscamingue in Northern Quebec, now finds himself living on the north shore of New Brunswick.
Together, as a family, they aim to honour the history of this special lodge by treating guests as family, serving beautiful, casually sophisticated dishes and ensuring the essence of the running Restigouche River is felt while spending a few hours at The River Run Lodge.
Jean-Guy is a Civil Engineer turned piping specialist while working on various mining construction projects in Northern Quebec. Not ever having worked in a restaurant himself, Jean-Guy felt the Lodge was a natural choice and a beautiful project while raising their son, William. William (3) is one of three of Jean-Guy’s sons, Mathieu (27) and Guillaume (25). He takes pride in details but most of all, making sure his family is taken care of, a quality that is essential to taking care of The River Run Lodge Family and Guests.
Originally from Campbellton, NB, Jodi left the region as a young child, always returning (home) to the Restigouche for every school vacation. Once an adult, Jodi had the itch to travel and her father, William (Billy) Hackett, affectionately referred to her as his ‘gypsy traveller.’
Travel and work opportunities took Jodi to locations across the globe, and interestingly, she ended up right back where she started, home.
The River Run Lodge is the type of project she has wanted to take on for years, but it wasn’t until this opportunity presented itself that she felt it was right.
“It just felt right. I worked there -at the former Salmon Lodge- as a summer student years ago. When I re-visited it in the capacity of potential owner, I felt a sense of calm. That’s the feeling that is and will remain at the Lodge: peaceful, calm, and prioritizing spending special time with special people in a special place.”