Owners Tracy and Mike Hurilla started their entrepreneurship journey in 1989, with their first business North Country Building Supply. In 1999, they purchased property on Route 12 in Lyons Falls that would soon become The Edge Hotel. The hotel opened its doors in 2002 with 51 rooms, and expanded with an additional 14 rooms in 2006. Once the operation of the hotel was established, Michael and Tracy began to fulfill the need for an on-site dining establishment. They designed and built Boondocks Restaurant & Bar, which opened in 2010 and expanded with an addition to the bar in 2017. In 2018, they broke ground on 3 Willows Event Center which is planned to open fall 2020.
After noticing a need for an event center of this size in our area, the owners felt that their location could provide a resort type experience for a variety of events. On the expansion, owner Tracy Hurilla said, “Over the past few years, we have put a staff in place that both inspired and motivated us to make the leap in expanding our businesses. They are extremely talented, innovative young professionals who will only further the success of our endeavors.” Mike Hurillla has over 30 years experience in the construction business and has hired a team to work along side him on this project.
Opening date for 3 Willows Event Center is planned for Summer 2020. The new event space will include a large banquet hall that can be divided to do multiple events, a large outdoor garden area enclosed by beautiful trees for privacy, a large handicap accessible deck with access to an upstairs banquet room, and bridal suites for getting ready.
3 Willows’ guests will be able to enjoy the convenience of staying onsite at The Edge Hotel and dining at Boondocks Restaurant & Bar through-out their stay. A large catering menu with a variety of options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be available for events.