The Lodge is the story of Matthew, a young freshman high schooler who had begun to question the purpose of his existence. In the privacy and tranquility of his favorite spot by the little brook in the woods behind his home, he often sat and pondered his future. More and more, he found himself wondering what it was that he was supposed to do with his life. Then late one night, a few days before Christmas, a stranger appeared to him and offered to take him on a journey that would help him find the answers to his questions. With some reluctance, Mathew accepted his offer, and together, they traveled to a lodge in a cold snow-covered northern region where Matthew spent time with some of the wisest individuals whom he had ever met. Each of the individuals whom he met helped him to take a closer look not only at his doubts and fears but also at his abilities as well. It is a journey that everyone should take.