Lake Anna Life & Times Spring 20 1 8 19 LakeAnnaPilates &Yoga BAKER & Lawncare 540.894.9408 Give us your lawn and we’ll make you look good! Commercial & Residential American- Owned & Operated withShannonSternberg Lake Anna’s First & Only Pilates & Yoga Studio! New Client Special - Complementry 30-minute private instruction. Call to schedule your appointment today! 9942 Kentucky Springs Rd (1 mile down from Food Lion) 540.748.7078 May 11, 12 & 13 Neil Simon’s Chapter 2. A hilari- ous romantic comedy about recent widower George Schneider who is encouraged by his younger brother to start dating again. 7:30 pm May 11, 2 pm and 7:30 pm May 12 and 2 pm May 13 performing in the Cooke- Hailey Theater. May 18 An evening with Duncan Faure, front man for the Bay City Rollers. Faure will pay tribute to Sir. Elton John and John Lennon in this acoustic performance in the Cooke-Hailey Theater. 7:30 pm. June 3 Lynne Mackey, classic pianist will bring her masterful technique with extraordinary expressiveness. Performance in the Cooke-Hailey Theater. 3-5 pm. Upcoming Performance Calendar LAKE ANNA CARPET CLEANER Garland Ray // Vietnam Veteran FREE ESTIMATES / CHURCH, SENIOR CITIZEN & CHURCH DISCOUNTS Call 540.894.9200 for appointment today! LKA for tickets... If you’ve been over to Lake Anna State Park re- cently you might have no- ticed some strange new structures on platforms built above the ground re- sembling circus tents. AmeriCorps workers con- structed a 30’x40’ wooden platform that rises up above the woodland floor at the State Park, that sports four of these struc- tures known as yurts. According to the plan there is hope that by July 4th these unique, new yurts will be occupied by visitors renting them, and enjoying “glamping” a kind of glamorous camp- ing. Yurts are circular, semi- permanent tents covered in canvas and modeled af- ter the sort used by roam- ing nomads in Mongolia. But those at Lake Anna and soon in a host of other Virginia state parks, are in- sulated tents supported by a lattice of thin wood strips that will be much more well-appointed inside. The four going in at Lake Anna and added through- out the year at other state parks will each have queen beds with a trundle bed be- neath, a sofa, soft chairs, a table and windows that zip like those in most tent doors. Each yurt is 20 feet wide, and aside from the four guests accommodated by the beds and sofa, there’s space for sleeping bags and air mattresses for the other two guests allowed per yurt. Each of the modern throwbacks—made by Blue Ridge Yurts in Floyd County in cooperation with Virginia Correctional Enterprises, which makes the wooden frames and furniture—will have its own finished tongue-and- groove flooring, furnish- ings inside and a picnic table and grill out on the deck. When finished, the yurts are expected to rent for about $75 a night for state residents, slightly more for out-of-state guests. The yurt project, being funded by an appropria- tion from Virginia’s Gen- eral Assembly, is touted as a good investment for the state parks. That’s because each yurt can be built for about $30,000 when the plat- forms, site work and per- mits are included. That compares with $250,000 for a two-bedroom unit, and more for units with more bedrooms. Dan Quesenberry, park manager of Lake Anna, said he expects the yurts will be sought after by guests visiting one of Vir- ginia’s busiest parks. “They’re another good option for visitors here, to go along with the camp- sites and cabins, ” he said. “And in the fall, they’ll have some of the best views of the lake we have here. ” Editor’s Note: Parts of this article were sourced from a piece written by Rob Hedelt for the Free- Lance Star. Lake Anna State Park Offering Yurts This Season Interior of a yurt similar to the ones being constructed at Lake Anna Sate Park. LKA Visit for more info!