The Man Behind the Lodge: Doug DeGeorge

About Doug DeGeorge

doug degeorgeDoug DeGeorge attended Columbia University, where he majored in economics. His subsequent career as a developer led him to building and designing a number of distinct homes throughout Carmel, Pebble Beach and the Carmel Highlands in California. In addition, DeGeorge has developed exclusive restaurants throughout the Monterey Peninsula, including remodeling the Hog’s Breath Inn restaurant for actor Clint Eastwood. DeGeorge is widely known as a builder of custom, old-world wine cellars and tasting rooms.

A philanthropist at heart, DeGeorge is the founder of the Kris Kringle Foundation, a charitable organization that has delivered more than 8,000 free Christmas trees and more than 40,000 toys to needy families in the Monterey Bay area. The Foundation also serves the children hospitalized at the Natividad Medical Center in Monterey Bay, Calif. DeGeorge is a member of the Brotherhood of the Knights of the Vine, a non-profit corporation dedicated to wine professionals and wine enthusiasts. DeGeorge is a self-described family man, living part-time in Carmel, California and part-time in Silverton, Oregon.

DeGeorge’s first development in Oregon, the Silverton Inn & Suites, received presidential awards for its economic impact on the Silverton community. His work at the Inn has been recognized by community leaders, politicians, builders and travelers as having positively contributed to Silverton’s economic and community development.

DeGeorge began construction on The Lodge at Detroit Lake in March 2010 and has planned the grand opening for summer 2010. He looks forward to his next project in Pebble Beach: an extensive remodel for the manager of the rock band Journey.